Once a city of gold mining, and now a tranquil ranching community, the little town of Horseshoe Bend is a great location to stay in a quiet Idaho vacation rental. When you choose a Horseshoe Bend home for your next getaway, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty and within easy reach of some of the Gem State's most beautiful destinations.
Located about 40 minutes north of Boise and an hour and a half south of McCall, Horseshoe Bend is named after the perfect U-shape curve of the Payette River that cradles this small town. Our Horseshoe Bend vacation rentals offer rustic charm and a rural feel, without losing access to the urban thrum of Boise and the year-round recreation opportunities of McCall.
One of Horseshoe Bend's highlights is the operation of Idaho's only scenic train tours - the Thunder Mountain Line traverses along the Payette River to the town of Banks, where guests can explore the gold mine exhibit before climbing back aboard.
The South Fork of the Payette River near Horseshoe Bend offers great opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and white water raft tours. Check out hiking, bird watching, and mushroom foraging as well in the Boise National Forest. Wintertime means snow sports - resorts like Bogus Basin, Cottonwood Butte, and Tamarack all wait within a two-hour drive!
For a quiet retreat close to outdoor recreation yet not too far from Boise, consider booking one of our Horseshoe Bend vacation rentals for your next Idaho getaway!