For outdoor adventure or soul-soothing relaxation, there's no better space to call home-away-from-home for a weekend than a charming Boise / Garden Valley vacation rental. Minutes from world-class whitewater, fly fishing, hiking trails, and perched right along the unbelievably scenic Bowman/Banks Loop, you'll be surrounded by natural Idaho beauty at its best. Just about an hour north of Boise, Garden Valley cabin rentals offer a great last-minute getaway for city dwellers, but are also a worthwhile destination for out-of-state travelers. Flanked by the immense Boise National Forest to the east, the natural splendor of the Garden Valley area is stunning.
The Payette River's middle fork offers endless rafting and fishing opportunities, and in the winter, the entire area is ripe for snowmobilers and cross-country skiers alike. There are two small towns in the region, Garden Valley itself and its neighbor Crouch, each with a few options for dining out as well as local markets for groceries. It's easy to take a day trip north to McCall for a more lively atmosphere, but you'll likely be tempted to simply relax on your own private riverfront deck and savor the surroundings. Just be warned: when you've made a cozy Garden Valley cabin your home, it may be very hard to leave!