I’d been saying to my girlfriends that we should do a girl’s weekend in McCall for a while and we finally got our shiz together and planned a weekend! Thank god, because it was so relaxing and I needed a recharge!
Below I have a list of our adventures to help you plan your own girls’ weekend in McCall!
Where to Stay
Whenever I go to McCall I stay at my grandparent’s cabin, but for a girl’s weekend in McCall, I highly recommend staying in a cabin Airbnb rental by or on the lake!
Another option if you are able to splurge is to stay at The Shore Lodge. It’s a beautiful resort located right on the lake and close to downtown McCall. Instead of indulging in a basic continental breakfast, The Shore Lodge offers a delicious sit-down breakfast that you can enjoy with your girlfriends. This includes Shakshuka and Avocado Toast, yum!
Scandia Inn is another great option with a beautiful design and is near downtown McCall!
What to Do on a Girl’s Weekend in McCall Stay in McCall, Idaho
Have a Spa Day at the Cove Spa
The Cove Spa is located right at Shore Lodge! It features immersion pools and a full-service menu. Spend your day relaxing with your girls while indulging in their spa services. Get a facial or massage or simply float around in the pool.
They even have outdoor-themed facials, such as the forest Flora! It is a strawberry rhubarb hyaluronic serum that packs a powerful punch for your skin. This repairing facial includes two customized masks as well as a lip repair and eye-brightening treatment to help even the most tired skin bounce back. Sign me up!
Spend time on the Payette Lake
We went boating, waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and canoeing during our time in McCall. We even made clay mud masks from mud my uncle found at the bottom of the lake. HA! Water sports are usually the highlight of my trips to McCall and they are easy to rent.
There are over one thousand hot springs in the United States and Mccall Idaho has a few for you to enjoy We ventured to a hidden and excluded hot spring called Last Chance Hot Springs. A lot of people told us it was private property and they had shut it down to the public, but we drove over and walked right up to it. No one was there and it was GLORIOUS!!
There are 300+ alpine lakes hidden in the mountains around McCall. This means there are tons of incredible hikes! Here’s a list of my favorites, but one of my favorite easier hikes is Louie Lake and the views at the top of the lake and mountains are insane. It’s the perfect hike for a girl’s weekend since it’s not too hard and won’t take all day.
Another scenic lake hike is the Payette Lake Peninsula Trail in Ponderosa State Park, which is 10 minutes north of McCall, Idaho. This easy 4-mile trail offers great views of the lake since you will be walking alongside it. It’s lovely to enjoy during any season!
The state park does have a $10 fee to enter, but the serene atmosphere makes it completely worth paying the small price. A perfect addition to add to your weekend getaway.
Look out for wildlife!
Keep your eyes peeled because you might see a deer or some other kind of animal! Also, keep your eyes peeled if you drive down Warren Wagon Road because you might see a bobcat sitting outside. He’s someone’s pet and you can go up and meet him if you’d like…weird? lol Only in Idaho. 🙂
It comes as no surprise this area has plenty of wildlife with national forests in the surrounding area. There are even some major national parks such as Yellowstone and Grand Tetons that are just a road trip away!
Eat & Pick Huckleberries
Huckleberries are a popular berry that grows in Idaho in the summer. They are smaller than a blueberry and a little more sour, but sooo good! Try huckleberry everything! The gift shop in town also has a ton of huckleberry items. I recommend trying 44 North, the huckleberry vodka, and then also trying the huckleberry pancakes and syrup, ice cream and shakes. All are amazing!
Picking huckleberries is a family-friendly activity that is great to add to any girl’s getaway weekend.
Anything else you want to add to the list of things to do for a girl’s weekend in McCall Idaho? If you’re looking to have a bachelorette in McCall, be sure to add some of the above to your activity list! Also, check out my girlfriend’s getaway guide to Sun Valley Idaho if you’re heading that way.
Welcome to the Traveling Spud! I’m Katie, a 30 something from Idaho who quit her marketing job in San Francisco, California to travel the world for a year. After a trip around the world, my heart chose Idaho. I'm addicted to outdoor adventures, photography, and inspiring others to get out of their comfort zones and cross experiences off of their bucket lists. Let's explore together! Read more here.