things to do in cascade idahoThe Ashley Inn, western Idaho’s most charming lodging option, rests in the stunningly rustic lake town of Cascade. Cascade has become a year-round escape for Boise residents in desperate need of a week away from laborious city life. Our particular region is a natural playground for thrillseekers, outdoor enthusiasts, and prospective relaxation specialists. Planning a getaway to our elegant inn and our active town may be challenging with dozens of things to do in Cascade Idaho. Thankfully, we’re here to simplify your upcoming excursion to The Ashley Inn.

Free Kayak, SUP, and Canoe Rentals

Who doesn’t love free watercraft rentals? We have partnered with the fine folks at Water’s Edge RV Park, just a short walk down the road, to offer free kayak, SUP, and canoe rentals. You’ll be able to explore a peaceful portion of the scenic Payette River—a perfect way to spend an afternoon with the entire family. Take a break by sinking your toes into the sandy beach for a sunbath or by hosting a shaded picnic. With so many things to do in Cascade Idaho, it’s heartening to learn of free, agreeable summer activities. If you’re aiming to paddle on beautiful, tranquil Lake Cascade, rentals are purchasable at Lake Cascade State Park. Lake Cascade is the fourth largest lake in Idaho and features breathtaking snow-topped mountain vistas.

Whitewater Rafting on the Payette River

The Payette is Idaho’s #1 whitewater rafting river for groups and first-timers. It’s challenging, much like all rafting trips, but less demanding in comparison to other wild rapids. Choose between two prominent rafting companies, both south of Cascade. Cascade Raft Company and Bear Valley Rafting offer experienced, knowledgeable guides, excellent equipment, and the best locales. Half and full-day adventures are available. Bear Valley has “moderate” and “advanced” trips while Cascade Raft offers “splash,” “escape,” “rush,” and “plunge” runs. When it comes to selecting the best things to do in Cascade Idaho, whitewater rafting should be high on the list.

Zip Lining, Downhill Mountain Biking, and ATVing

Test your limits on an exhilarating zip line canopy tour 1,800 feet above the valley floor. The tour, guided by Tamarack, has eight zip lines, two suspension bridges, and a 105-foot tall treehouse. One of the most popular things to do in Cascade Idaho is mountain biking. Challenge your biking skills at the Bike Park, Idaho’s #1 downhill and cross country bike park. Our friends at Intermountain Power Sport Rentals have ATV and UTV rentals for a land adventure into the lush, mountainous Idaho wilderness.

Things to Do in Cascade Idaho

Regardless of which summer activities intrigue you, The Ashley Inn is your nightly adventure headquarters. Each of our grand guest rooms, suites, and cottages have early-1900s decor and charm with modern amenities. Whether you’re in search of a romantic fireside room, a deluxe Jacuzzi suite, or a jaw-dropping mountain-view suite, we guarantee complete satisfaction at Idaho’s most charming inn!