Be a Tourist in Your Own Town – Join Governor C.L. Butch Otter and First Lady at Capital for a Day in McCall

LakeBest kept secret about McCall—it’s so much much fun! Would you like to take in some Spring skiing? Check out the downhill action at Brundage and The Little Ski Hill.  If you’re more of a ski-touring enthusiast, Ponderosa State Park  and Jug Mountain Ranch both will give you myriad options to get some fresh air and sunshine.

Do you enjoy looking and shopping in thrift and antique stores?  Well, work your way from south to north:

Farm to Market Antiques 405 N. Third St.  has antiques, pottery, linen, furniture, western ware, china, glass—all, very eclectic.

Check out the McPaws Thrift Store 301 Lenora St. where all the proceeds from the thrift shop go directly to the care of our animals at the MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter and the Hospital Auxillary Thriift Shop at 216 Lenora St.

Round the curve to Lake street to find Much Muchier’s retro, refurbished, and consignment furniture among other goodies on 136 E Lake St.

Quilters, start your needles.  There are two amazing quilt stores in McCall and both are treasures.  Granny’s Quilts is an institution in the valley and a long-time destination for fabricophiles and  Huckleberry Patches was listed among Quilt Sampler magazine’s Top 10 Quilt Stores in the nation.

Don’t short change McCall as a “resort town”—it has all the properties you expect to find:  local artisans producing outstanding (and irresistible) jewelry and artwork, and excellent sports shops that can rent you just what you need to enjoy your visit, be it skis or a bike, and of course, brewpubs— brewing their especial libations for you to discover.  And a Christmas shop open year ‘round.  A Christmas shop.  Get a jump start on Christmas 2014 with a visit to the Pancake House and Christmas Shop , 209 N. 3rd Street Scenic Hwy 55 on the way into town.


McCall simply rocks any time of year. It’s one of those special gems you can find all over Idaho if you know where to look.

Capital for the Day in McCall is on Monday, March 24, 2014  #CFTD