Rugged mountains, lush valleys, and churning rivers surround participants during Heaven's Gate Outfitters' adventurous expeditions into the Idaho wilderness. A staff of avid outdoor enthusiasts leads horseback rides and hikes at elevations of up to 7,500 feet along the Seven Devils Mountains and Hells Canyon. They can also voyage to idyllic mountain lakes and the nearby Salmon River for rafting and fishing trips, during which participants might nab salmon or trout. To further familiarize patrons with the backcountry's wildlife, Heaven's Gate Outfitters can arrange multiday pack trips and shelter travelers inside its own private lodge.
Every Monday through Saturday, the yoga instructors at North Pines Yoga and Pilates demonstrate how their craft contributes to joint and back health. Inside their studio, they guide students through the slow-moving poses of yoga. Other classes throughout the week focus on different styles, such as vigorous power yoga, yoga flow, and yoga for students with back issues.
In 1982, Mike Conway walked away from more than a decade of large-scale wine production at E.&J. Gallo, Parducci, and Franzia Brothers to open Latah Creek Wine Cellars with his wife, Ellena. Today, with help from their daughter Natalie, they package more than 17,000 cases each year. The trio devotes much of their winemaking expertise to their most popular bottles, which include a riesling, Huckleberry L'Atah, and a chardonnay that Wine Press Northwest describes as "exotic and hedonistic." They develop each varietal with a minimal amount of processing and handling to keep flavors intact and prevent grapes from having reasons to make tell-all appearances on afternoon talk shows. The team can also swathe bottles in personalized wine labels for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. The winery welcomes visitors to amble through its tiled walkways and arched courtyard, around the winemaking facilities, and into a gift shop teeming with trinkets and a well-stocked wine-tasting bar.
If you ask the founders of English Setter Brewing Company how they got their start, they'll tell you that it was a hobby that got a little out of hand. They started as a couple of beer lovers brewing their own drinks in their garage, occasionally providing custom batches for special occasions such as weddings or Tuesdays. But word of their brews soon got out, and the amateurs became professionals to keep up with demand.
Today, English Setter has moved into its own microbrewery, where it pours out original craft beers. Each bears a dog-inspired name, from the Fetching Blonde to the Wiggly Butt IPA. The canine theme extends to the kitchen as well, where cooks fill metal dog dishes with popcorn for snacking. Other eats from their grease-free fryer, such as beer-battered onion rings and tater tots, arrive on human-sized plates. Should guests wish to take beer home, growlers and Party Pigs are available.
Hemmed into the rippling hills of Lewiston, Bryden Canyon Golf Course was established in 1974. Golfers of all experience levels can find a challenge, especially on the skill-testing par 4 holes and the risk-rewarding par 5's. Away from the course, visitors can stock up on gear and friendly advice at the pro shop. They can also refuel their tanks at the bar and grill and prepare for their next round by taking part in the facility's camps, clinics, and private lessons.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total of 6,359 yards from the back tees * Three tees per hole * Course rating of 68.6 * Course slope of 123 * Click here to view the scorecard.
Colorful flower arrangements and golden-oak wood tones brighten the styling stations at International Beauty Education Center II, where students carefully perform services as they work toward cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetician licenses. With intensive study of the beauty industry and a fresh perspective on new trends, the students are able to avoid accidentally giving clients the hairdos of the Founding Fathers. They perform waxing treatments, manicures, haircuts, and skin-cleansing services. Treatments include anti-aging facials, tangerine-escape manicures, and chocolate-mint-mousse spa pedicures.