Imagine waking up in a cozy yet spacious mountain-lake property, looking out your window, and being greeted by the snow-topped Salmon River Mountains. You grab a cup of coffee and breathe in the crisp, fresh McCall air– just you and the natural oasis before you. McCall is the best-kept secret in the Pacific Northwest: a town not everyone knows about yet, but definitely a place everyone has dreamed about. The home of hidden gems ranging from backwoods trails to the exclusive Whitetail Club and adjacent Shore Lodge, McCall truly has something for everyone. Here are 5 reasons why living in McCall makes life just that much better.

  1. Four Seasons of Adventure

McCall’s four seasons offer climates that are perfect for enjoying a vast range of outdoor activities, from enjoying the pool in the summer at Whitetail Club’s Fish & Swim Club to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The city’s temperate summers are perfect for those tired of sweltering August heat, but who still want to enjoy the outdoor activities that the warmer months allow. Enjoy a multitude of spring and summer watersports out on Payette Lake, including rafting, kayaking, canoeing and fly fishing, or swing your best shot out on Whitetail Club’s world-class golf course. Likewise, McCall’s snowy winter becomes a mountain wonderland, perfect for alpine or Nordic skiing, snow tubing, sleighing with the kids, or even ice skating at Whitetail Club’s pond.

  1. A Hideaway All to Yourself

The hustle and bustle of city life, with its constant traffic and crowds, can get old, quick. McCall offers a hideout from all of that. A place to call your own where you can breathe in the fresh Payette Lake air and reflect on the beauty of nature. With a population of just under 3,500 people, you’ll go out for mountain trail hikes and feel as if the world is all your own. Properties such as The Fairways Townhomes, or Design-Build Collection, provide expansive, unblocked views of McCall’s incomparable mountain range, lake, and valley.

  1. A Geography Unlike Anywhere Else

McCall’s geography is as diverse as they come, comprised of the high elevations of the Salmon River Mountains, idyllic geothermal hot springs, and over 300 alpine lakes. Enjoy all that McCall has to offer at nature preserves such as Payette National Forest, offering deep canyons and thick conifer trees, or Ponderosa State Park, with its scenic overlook at Osprey Point that provides a picturesque view of Payette Lake. Whitetail Club takes advantage of the surrounding geography, offering unique activities like whitewater rafting on the Salmon River or 10 miles of on-property single-track mountain biking trails, just outside your doorstep.

  1. Distinctive Wildlife

Have you ever dreamed of having your morning coffee in your backyard and seeing a moose peek out from the fir trees? Or paddling your canoe through Payette Lake’s waters and seeing elk pass by? McCall can make those dreams possible, with an array of wildlife that is unlike anywhere else. Try off-the-grid camping at Payette National Forest and witness beavers and river otters make their homes on Payette Lake, or mountain goats treading through the mountains’ rocky cliffs. McCall is also famous for its whopping 400 species of birds, such as pileated woodpeckers and boreal owls, which are known to present themselves right outside Whitetail Club homes’.

  1. A Love of the Arts

Apart from its natural offerings and all the adventures that come with mountain-lake living, McCall also provides residents and visitors a wide array of cultural and artistic activities. For one, the annual Summer Music Festival at Roseberry is a 3-day music festival held every July that’s jam-packed with fantastic live bands of all genres. Other summer activities include the Payette Lake Classic and Wooden Boat Show hosted at the gorgeous Shore Lodge marina, offering an exhibit of over thirty antique and classic boats. The open-air Farmer’s Market, selling local produce and flowers from June to October, and the annual 4th of July fireworks, are just some of the other events to attend.

McCall takes advantage of the snowy winter months by hosting its famous Winter Carnival, a celebration of all things winter showcasing its signature snow sculptures, Torchlight and Mardi Gras parades, live music, and snow bike races to over 60,000 attendees. Other McCall activities include The City of McCall’s Art Walk, which leads you to 15 custom pieces installed throughout the city, fabulous productions at either the Seven Devil’s Playwright Conference or Alpine Playhouse, or a day at the Central Idaho Historical Museum.

McCall is a safe haven nestled within the Ponderosa pines and mountain peaks, letting you be who you want to be while finding both peace and adventure naturally. If you’re considering moving to McCall, explore the Design-Build Collection, The Fairways Townhomes, and the endless amenities at Whitetail Club, which provide supreme luxury and comfort within the rugged surroundings.

We invite you to schedule your Discovery Tour today by contacting the Whitetail Club real estate sales team at 877.634.1725 or realestate@whitetailclub.com to experience the incredible benefits that come with membership. Follow our adventures on social media by exploring the #DiscoverWhitetailClub tag and following @WhitetailClub on Instagram and Twitter.