Just minutes from the slopes of Brundage Mountain—the “best snow in Idaho”—Bear Creek Lodge is perfectly situated for year-round adventure. The property occupies 65 acres on the edge of Payette National Forest and is only five miles outside of the outdoorsy town of McCall, Idaho. A former logging town, McCall is a friendly, low-key resort town that ranks frequently in best-of lists in outdoor publications like Outside and National Geographic Adventure.
A year-round venue that has garnered strong TripAdvisor reviews over the years, Bear Creek Lodge consists of a main lodge with nine guestrooms and lodge facilities, plus a three-bedroom guest house and two additional duplex-style cabins. The property is well suited for events including weddings, reunions and corporate retreats, with the seller materials stating the property is a profitable hospitality venture. The current sale price is $1.95 million.
On-property amenities include a stocked trout pond, putting green and hot tub, although it’s the surrounding forests and mountains of this central Idaho location that’s arguably Bear Creek Lodge’s main draw. Miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding and snowmobile trails can be directly accessed from the property, while the skiing and snowboarding trails at Brundage (53 runs), Tamarack Resort (42 runs) and Little Ski Hill (four runs) are all within easy range of the lodge.
Off the adrenaline-charged slopes and trails, McCall beckons with a year-round roster of events and activities, including the popular McCall Winter Carnival at the end of January, when Mardi Gras takes on an alpine slant and local businesses and artists unveil their annual snow sculptures. Summer fun includes boating, fishing and water sport on Payette Lake, while hunters flock to the area for fall big-game hunts, spring wild turkey and late summer bow hunting. The area is popular with anglers casting for cutthroat trout, Chinook salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout, perch and smallmouth bass in the area’s many lakes and rivers.