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12 Reasons to Celebrate the Season in McCall, Idaho

Ever ski with Santa?  Take a sleigh-ride under the stars?  Or cheer in the New Year at the top of a mountain peak?  Perhaps this year is your year to experience a classic winter wonderland with your family by your side in Mc Call.

From snow filled days to starlit nights, there’s a stocking full of reasons for you to celebrate the season in our hometown.  No need to make your list and check it twice, we’ve picked some of our favorite festivities to help you jingle all the way.

12 Reasons to Celebrate the Season in McCall

1.Walking in a Winter Wonderland
There’s something about snowshoeing in a real winter wonderland that makes you wonder what took you so long to slip out into the fresh air and under the clear blue skies of Idaho.  From our own groomed snowshoe and cross-country trails at River Ranch, to the hundreds of trails throughout the Payette National Forest, there are endless reasons to get outside this holiday season in McCall.

2.Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Our family at River Ranch made a pact long ago: calories don’t count during the Christmas season, and in McCall, that’s a good thing.  From the annual Crab Feed, hosted by Rupert’s at Hotel McCall, to Christmas and New Year’s flavorful feasts throughout our restaurants in town, there’s pleasure that awaits your palate from sun-up to sundown, and into the night.

There are many reasons why Forbes travel writers consistently choose Idaho as one of the best places in America for adventure.  With hundreds of miles of groomed track and open fields for snowmobiling and winter fat tire enthusiasts, all enveloped with some of the most gorgeous settings in the West, we must agree.

Whether you stay in and around River Ranch to explore our trails on a fat tire bike or head out for an exhilarating day of snowmobiling, McCall, Idaho is a winter adventurer’s Toyland to be found.

4.All You Want for Christmas
Slip into the spas in McCall, and leave the stress of the holiday season behind.  Give yourself a gift with a day at one of the many spas and wellness centers in McCall.  And then let their professional therapists skillfully blend beauty and wellness into the luxurious spa experience you have earned and deserve.

5.Deck the Halls
There’s something special about giving a gift that was hand-made in the mountains that will never match the big box stores or online giants.  Experience a shopping season like no other this year as our local artisans in Mc Call open their doors to you and yours.  Just make your list, check it twice, and click here to shop ‘til you drop.

6.Joy to the World
For those who take pleasure in seeing some of the world’s best-kept secrets, check out Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh Stage Stop and the living ghost town of Warren, Idaho for excursions that will take you overnight to explore the ‘back country’ of our own hometown.

7.Come All Ye Faithful
We honor the holiday season throughout McCall where there are some beautiful celebrations that welcome residents and visitors alike.  Please contact our Chamber of Commerce to find the perfect place to celebrate the reason for the season in McCall.

8.Here Comes Santa Claus
There really isn’t a better place to play on Christmas than out in the snow with Santa by your side.  Head to Brundage Ski Resort on December 25th from 10:00 a.m. – noon and take some turns with Santa, then go to the Activity Barn downtown for some season-sational sledding with Santa from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Watch out for “Bear Crossing” … as Bruno the Bear will be visiting both locations!

9.The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Forget the high-heeled pumps and a tux.  It’s all about comfy clothes to keep you cozy as you enjoy a white and wonderful four-hour festival featuring a Torchlight Parade, family-friendly games, s’mores by the fire, and a fantastic fireworks display on December 30th at Brundage Mountain.

10.Rock the Night Away!
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and there are plenty of parties that are planned for your enjoyment to toast to the new year.   Whether you seek a quiet night by the fire or choose to fire things up with your friends in tow, there are more options than ever before to celebrate New Year’s in McCall.  For a complete list, click here.

11.Find Peace on Earth – On Us
At River Ranch, peace comes naturally inside and out.  If your idea of a perfect way to enjoy the holidays is to sit by the fire, gaze out the window wrapped by Mother Nature, and enjoy family time , then come be our guest* at River Ranch and explore our private residential community on the edge of the Payette River in McCall, Idaho.

Here’s our gift to you: Come spend a night or two in the Trapper Cabin at River Ranch as a Discovery Trip guest.* (See details below.)

12.And last yet never least … By Golly, Be Jolly
No matter where you end up this holiday season, we wish you a safe, warm, and memorable season and look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you this year and in years to come.

Your friends at River Ranch McCall

* Discovery Trip includes a two-night stay in the Trapper Cabin (for pre-qualified potential buyers) with a commitment to tour the property. Contact Chris Reino at River Ranch at 208-630-4666 today for complete information about our new Discovery Trip program.

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