One of the reasons people from all over the country, and even the world, seek out Idaho is the natural wonders that exist within the state. With slightly over 1.9 million residents in the state, nature has time to flourish as it was meant to be. Those who call Idaho home, even for part of the year, choose it for its access. Not access to mass transit or a booming downtown, but rather to the mountains, lakes, and great outdoors. One wonder unique to this part of the country is the natural hot springs. These geothermal escapes exist throughout the state and range from very rugged to a more updated offering. In this article, we share three hot springs, a short drive, or shall we say, distance from Whitetail Club.

Gold Fork Hot Springs | Donnelly, Idaho

45 minutes from home

Situated 22 miles southeast of McCall in the charming town of Donnelly, the Gold Fork Hot Springs are renowned for their mineral-rich waters, hydrotherapy jets, and hot and cold pools. Surrounded by towering Ponderosa Pines and nature’s beauty, this picturesque retreat features six pools naturally formed by rock formations in a flow-through system offering temperatures ranging from 85 to 110°F.

Gold Fork Hot Springs

Burgdorf Hot Springs | McCall, Idaho

50 minutes from home

Nestled in the mountains of Payette National Forest 32 miles north of McCall, the Burgdorf Hot Springs is a rustic hot spring with three historic log-sided pools that maintain an average temperature of 113°F. Offering a two-hour block for day soaks, it’s the perfect place to book a soothing winter retreat. For adventure enthusiasts, Burgdorf Hot Springs provides a unique experience during the winter season, as it is only accessible by snowmobile, adding an exciting element to your visit.

Burgdorf Hot Springs McCall

Trail Creek Hot Springs | Cascade, Idaho

60 minutes from home

Nearly a 48-mile drive southeast of Whitetail Club and only accessible by a 60-foot-long trail near the west end of the parking area, the Trail Creek Hot Springs feature two soaking pools made of rock and sand for those seeking a unique off-the-grid adventure. The hot water that flows from a fissure in the rocks feeds the pools, and the temperature is naturally regulated by the cold creek water that runs alongside.

Trail Creek Springs

Idaho | The Gem State

Idaho is often called The Gem State for good reasons. Its natural beauty is unparalleled, boasting majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and breathtaking landscapes, providing the perfect backdrop for your modern mountain home. Nestled between the Salmon River Mountains and the southern shores of Payette Lake, Whitetail Club is a premier private community that embodies the essence of mountain living. Our community features stunning mountain homes that blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings, offering panoramic views of the surrounding forests and mountains. Whether you’re looking for a spacious estate or a blank canvas to start building your dream home, Whitetail Club has a range of homes to suit every lifestyle.

Payette Lake Idaho

Living at Whitetail Club offers many attractions, including its proximity to outdoor recreational activities. With popular destinations nearby like Brundage Mountain, Ponderosa State Park, and Payette Lake, our community provides outdoor enthusiasts a perfect escape from urban life.

At Whitetail Club, you’re not just buying a home; you’re investing in a lifestyle. With access to all of Idaho’s untamed wilderness, reveal the luxury of mountain living while embracing the natural beauty and serenity of the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about life at Whitetail Club, contact our Real Estate team at 877.634.1725 or