A Ski Hideaway at Whitetail Club in McCall, Idaho


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Ski enthusiasts seeking a true hideaway — one not infiltrated by celebrity mega-mansions, coffee chains or trendy film festivals — will enjoy Whitetail Club in McCall, Idaho. Located just two hours north of Boise, in the heart of the region’s prized Salmon River Mountains, this intimate resort and real estate community is just a short distance away to some of the region’s best and most plentiful natural hot springs in the lower 48. Recently designated by National Geographic as one of the best hidden ski towns to visit in 2016, the resort is located five minutes from McCall Municipal Airport and a mere 100 miles from Boise Airport via one of the most remarkable 2.5-hour drives in the U.S. This mountainous hideaway is set on the southern glacial waters of Payette Lake and offers a retreat for meaningful experiences.
Closely located to the iconic lakefront resort, Shore Lodge, and The Cove, an award-winning McCall spa, this real estate community marries the best in rustic-modern living with the majesty of a mountain-based sanctuary — paying homage to a time when things were simpler, organic and genuine. Downhill trails are available nearby for skiing and snowboarding at Brundage Mountain (10 minute drive) and cross country trails are available around the resort. Back country skiing is also available in the areas surrounding Whitetail Club, with trails carved out naturally done by snowmobiles trekking the area.
Once settled, owners may take advantage of the coveted Whitetail Club membership that enhances each owner’s experience and provides members quintessential benefits, including a variety of active pursuits and indoor adventures that epitomize the vibrant way of life available in McCall and at Whitetail Club. Owners and members also have exclusive access to a variety of amenities, including an Andy North-designed Whitetail Club golf course and Fish and Swim Club, and programs that pay homage to the destination — suitable for any multigenerational explorer and traveler. A new lakefront clubhouse will debut of owners and members at the end of 2016.

McCall, Idaho is often compared to the Sun Valley of 20 to 30 years ago, when it was a small ski resort. Whitetail Club offers its guests amenities that simplify their lives during the holiday season — “hands-free” in that you don’t have to pull out your skis and load them into the car and do all the heavy lifting. Whitetail Club’s concierge does everything for you, waiting outside in a van with your personal skis all packed up where you and the family just have to jump in and head to Brundage Mountain.

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They also offer a Christmas tree hunting experience, where while you are scavenging the woods, lunch and s’mores are provided by a fire. After you pick out your tree, the Whitetail Club team brings it back to your home and sets it up for you.

Real Estate

Turnkey Cabins: Rustic charm meets contemporary style with the Clearwater turnkey cabins, designed exclusively by Whitetail Club. Features include stone and cedar exteriors and spacious floor plans. Owners have access to a consultation with Whitetail Club’s interior designer to select from five distinctive designer packages for a finished home that is “move-in ready.” Prices start at $995,000, featuring approximately 3,200 square feet, one-story, four bedrooms that include one room above the garage ideal for a game rooms, 4.5 baths and a central location with easy access to the Fish & Swim Club
Home Sites: Home sites at Whitetail Club start at $250,000 and satisfy any owner’s tastes with a variety of breathtaking views, whether it’s of the Salmon River Mountains, the Whitetail Club Golf Course or Payette Lake. Golf course sites offer picturesque vistas of the award-winning golf course, wooded seclusion and privacy as well as easy access to the Fish & Swim Club. The meadow home sites feature distant mountain vistas and tranquil views over verdant meadows and mountain home sites offer views of specimen trees, convenient access to hiking and biking trails and easy access to the mountaintop Yurt.

Whitetail Club Member Amenities

  • Access to the historic Shore Lodge Hotel, a 77-room resort with an award-winning spa, The Cove, featuring nature-based massages, body treatments, facials utilizing Eminence Organics skincare products and indoor/outdoor saltwater immersion pools lined with more than 30 tons of McCall granite boulders
  • Golf Clubhouse
  • Andy North-designed golf course
  • The Beach at Shore Lodge
  • Movie theater
  • Marina & Boating
  • Fish and Swim Club
  • Tennis
  • Fitness Center
  • Basketball
  • Kid’s Activities
  • Saltwater Pool
  • PLUS, a new lakefront clubhouse will debut in 2017

660 Migratory Ridge, McCall, ID

$2,749,500 | 4 Bedrooms | 6 Baths | 6,600 square feet | Built in 2005

To learn more, visit www.shorelodge.com or www.whitetailclub.com.