During the winter months at the Points Ranch in Donnelly,Lyle & Kathy offer the Hap and Florence Points Memorial Sleigh Rides, one of the most unusual and popular experiences to be found in Valley County. Visitors are taken on horse-drawn sleigh wagons to view and feed the huge herd of Rocky Mountain Elk that has been coming to the ranch for over 30 years.
Sleigh rides and elk feedings usually begin after Christmas but they start taking reservations from Dec 15th. The snow levels in the higher elevations bring the wild elk down to the meadow, so the openning date can change. Wagons leave about every hour from 11am-4pm. For more information call Kathy 208-325-8783
Snowshoeing, once nearly forgotten as a winter recreation, has made a comeback in recent years. The Ashley Inn at Cascade blazes the trail by offering its guests free snowshoes and equipment to explore the banks of the Payette River, all within easy walking distance of the hotel. This winter wildlife wonderland often excites guests with sightings of bald eagles, great blue herons, mergansers, and river otters to name a few. Snowshoes are free for guests staying at The Ashley Inn.
ACTIVITY BARN, Close to McCall, Looking forward to a great season! We usually open around mid-December
Our family had so much fun doing this. You've got to give it a try. Snow tubing is one of the fastest growing winter sports in America. Everyone can do it! There are no lessons needed nor expensive equipment and maintenance hassles. They provide specially made tubes that give you a cushioned ride as you race down the mountain. The Activity barn is also lit so you can enjoy activities into the night!