Autumn is one of our favorite seasons here at The Ashley Inn, mainly because couples love trekking up from Boise to sip on pumpkin-spiced lattes next to our crackling fireplaces, pluck ripe apples at a nearby orchard, and bask in the colorful beauty that surrounds Lake Cascade. Southern Idaho tourism booms during autumn’s peak as “leaf-peepers” flock to our quiet lake towns and mountain villages in search of the most vibrant leaves in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re planning to visit Idaho this fall, please don’t forget about our gorgeous lakefront town—our charming Cascade hotel is only overmatched by the area’s natural beauty. Keep reading to learn more about three of our favorite things to do in Idaho during fall’s peak.
4D Longhorn Guest Ranch
Perhaps the most intoxicating yet utterly relaxing way to experience the glory of Southern Idaho’s fall season is by saddling a majestic horse at the nearby 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch. Make sure to call ahead to make reservations, and tell them that The Ashley Inn sent you—perhaps, you’ll be rewarded with a special discount. Their well-trained horses shuttle cowboys of all ages into the lush forestry in search of tranquility and awe-inspiring natural beauty.
Cascade Golf Course
Even if you’re not an avid golfer, the lake, forest, and mountain views at nearby Cascade Golf Course are simply too beautiful to pass up. While it’s just a nine-hole course, most visitors play a full 18 holes. The low rates are simply unbeatable, as rounds start at only $25 per person. Many tee shots feature faraway snow-capped mountain views while several fairways snake alongside Lake Cascade. Golf is a vital element of Southern Idaho tourism, especially in the fall, as groups of golfers play several courses in one extended weekend. We also recommend venturing further north to Jug Mountain, Meadow Creek, and Whitetail Golf Club.
The best vantage point to observe Idaho’s vibrant fall colors is, of course, from the sky! Our good friends at Adventure Flying offer expert, one-on-one flight training high above Lake Cascade and the surrounding mountain ranges. The thrill of controlling an aircraft thousands of feet in the air is indescribable. That feeling can be swiftly combined with vibrant foliage when you visit Idaho in the midst of autumn. As you can probably tell, Idaho tourism relies heavily on the outdoors—and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Southern Idaho Tourism | Cascade, Idaho
After each rousing day of quintessential Southern Idaho activities, retreat to The Ashley Inn for an evening of whirlpool relaxation, fireside vino, and perhaps the best sleep of your life. We’ve quickly evolved into one of the top-rated romantic getaways in Idaho thanks to our charming, elegant suites and first-class hospitality. Feel free to give us a call today at 208-382-5621 to learn more about our unique slice of Idaho tourism.