McCall Event Calendar

Event Calendar in McCall

There is always something going on in McCall and here are some events you just don’t want to miss. Year after year these events get bigger and better. Some are fundraisers for local charities, some are community parties, and others are athletic events to test your endurance. We all have a favorite event for each of the four seasons and here is it is…the must-attend events of the year.

April 2014

April 5, 2014                     Crazy Daze at Brundage – Featuring Pond Skimming

Celebrate the end of winter and the start of the spring season by watching brave souls as they shoot  across the chilly 100-foot pond! This is a fun event for the whole family. Everyone can participate in the poker run, kid’s piñata party, and the treasure hunt.  Come dressed in your favorite costume and be ready to celebrate spring. There is nothing like watching skiers and boarders press their luck with the freezing waters of the Brundage Pond.   http://www.brundage.com/event/pond-skimming-crazy-days/

April 18-20, 2014              Jet Boat Races in Riggins, Idaho

McCall locals love to get out of the snow and mud of spring and head up the road to Riggins, Idaho to spend the weekend under the sun and on the river watching the exciting jet boat races. This year marks the 30th Annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races. The races are sponsored by the Salmon River Jet Boat Committee. Teams from Canada and the United States will be competing for not only cash prizes but also for bragging rights. The get to boast about racing the River of No Return and having raced the most exciting and longest running river Jet Boat Race in the lower 48. http://www.rigginsidaho.com/events/6-rar/event_details#.UxS8jPldWSp

May 2014

May 3-4, 2014                    Riggins Rodeo and Parade

In its 66th year the Riggins Rodeo is a rip roarin’ good time. This rodeo is sponsored by the Salmon River Cowboy Association at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds. The Rodeo ends on Sunday with a traditional parade down Main Street.  http://www.rigginsidaho.com/events/3-riggins-annual-rodeo-and-parade/event_details#.UwzIBPldWSo


June 2014

June 7, 2014                       Big Water Blowout River Festival

The Big Water Blowout River Festival  on the Salmon River in Riggins, Idaho is an action packed event with local white water outfitters offering discounted raft trips from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Get your thrill seeking in and paddle HUGE rapids with experienced guides or just drive up the river to watch the dare devils hit the waves. End your day with live music and a Dutch oven cook off contest.  http://www.rigginsidaho.com/events/8-big-water-blowout-river-festival/event_details#.UwzJmPldWSo

June 14, 2014                     BARK! in the Park

BARK! In the Park is a fundraiser for MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter. It is a 3K walk in Ponderosa State Park. Leash up your pup and enjoy a nature walk through the scenic meadows and forests in the park. McCall is a community of dog owners and we love to celebrate the coming of the summer season with our dogs in our state park. BARK! in the Park also includes a picnic lunch and contests for you and your furry family member.   http://mcpaws.org/bark-in-the-park.html

June 20-22, 2014               Payette River Games

The games take place in Cascade, Idaho at Kelly’s White Water Park. Payette River Games include international competitions in stand up paddling, kayaking and river surfing. They also offer events such as dog fetch in river, Frisbee disc golf, fitness competition, lumber jack, bocce ball, volleyball, fly casting, raft cross and more.  It is free for spectators and fun for everyone.  http://www.payetterivergames.com/index.html

 

July 2014

June 27-July 7, 2014        July 4th in the Mountains

McCall hosts a 10 day 4th of July Celebration. This is our big summer kick off party. The McCall Area Chamber of Commerce, along with area businesses and organizations, puts on a party for 10 days to celebrate the Fourth of July. Every year this party gets bigger and better. They offer  tons of live music, fireworks over the lake, beer garden, and lots of fun activities for the kids. http://mccallchamber.org/fourth_of_july.html

July 4, 2014                         Thunder Mountain Days

Cascade’s Fourth of July Celebration, Thunder Mountain Days, is a weekend of family fun.  Events include the Buckaroo Breakfast, parade, BBQ’s, live music and fireworks over Cascade Lake.  http://www.cascadechamber.com/VisitorsCalendar.aspx

July 17-18, 2014                Roseberry Music Festival

Produced by The McCall Folklore Society, the Summer Music Festival at Roseberry is one of Idaho’s Most Popular Music Festivals! Every year for almost four decades, great artists and musicians have traveled from near & far to perform in front of the iconic red barn for an energetic crowd. Thursday night is always locals night, Friday is string band night and Saturday is world and rock night. There is music for all tastes.    http://www.thesummermusicfestival.com/

TBA                                        Idaho Down Music Festival

The Idaho-Down is a collaboration of Idaho musicians and artists that dreamed of having a great music festival in our backyard. Idaho-based band Equaleyes took the initiative to make the dream come true with the co-operation of Brundage Mountain Resort in 2009. Coming into its 5th year, the Idaho-Down now features some of the most talented musicians and artists in the region. It is a two day festival of music, art, dancing, and mountain biking, hiking, and camping! http://idahodownfestival.com/

August 2014

Aug. 1-3, 2014                    Harmonica Festival in Yellow Pine, Idaho

Entering its big 25th anniversary year in 2014 the Yellow Pine Music & Harmonica Festival has grown into one of the world’s largest festivals. The festival provides musical talents in the beautiful and rustic setting of Yellow Pine, Idaho. This little town, located in the Idaho back country, becomes the harmonic capitol of the world for this one weekend a year. New this year is a music parade and youth jam session. Not only can you enjoy concerts each night under the stars there are also music workshops to participate in. http://yellowpinemusicandharmonicafestival.org/

Aug. 4-9, 2014                    Valley County Fair

Valley County Fair takes place in Cascade, Idaho at the Valley County Fair Grounds. Old Fashioned Family Fun! Open Class, 4-H, Livestock Auction, Commercial Vendors, Food Vendors, Entertainment, Backhoe Rodeo, Junior rodeo, and ICA Rodeo.

Aug. 8-10, 2014                 Huckleberry Festival in Donnelly, Idaho

Celebrating the favorite local berry.  The Huckleberry Festival fills downtown Donnelly with various huckleberry products and delicacies. The festival includes the Huckleberry Trot 5K run, parade, huckleberry pancake breakfast, car show, and live music.  http://www.donnellychamber.org/huckleberry-festival.html

Aug. 30, 2014                     Payette Lake Run

The Payette Lake Run is a fundraiser for Little Ski Hill.  It takes place at the end of summer and is a great event for runners of all levels.  There are 3 distances a 3.1 mile, a 8.6 mile or half way around the lake, and the longest distance an 18.6 miles or, in other words, all the way around Payette Lake.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Payette-Lake-Run/204427759568241

September 2014

Sept. 6, 2014                      Twilight Dragon Relay Run

This team running relay event is a 56 mile course covering the areas around McCall. The event name is in honor of Sharlie, the Twilight Dragon. Local lore has it that sightings of this sea serpent looking creature have been reported as early as the 1920′s. How cool is that? See http://www.onedayrelayseries.com/twilight-dragon-relay.html for more details.

October 2014        

Oct. 4, 2014                         Oktoberfest

The first Saturday of October, McPaws Animal Shelter puts on it’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. Partnering with Alpine Village they bring us live polka music, local beer, and food. This is a great celebration for the whole family.  http://mcpaws.org/oktoberfest.html

TBA                                        Pancake House Jack o’ Lantern Lighting

Usually the last Saturday before Halloween, this is a local favorite.  McCall’s famous Pancake House restaurant hosts a Pumpkin Lighting Festival in late October each year. This is a fantastic celebration of Halloween for the kids. The day includes a hay ride, cookie decorating and face painting along with the placement of LOTS of carved pumpkins that are lite up at dark. http://mccallpancakehouse.com/news/

November 2014

Nov. 26-27, 2014               Festival of Trees & McCall Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick the holiday season off right with the official lighting of the McCall Community Christmas Tree at Art Roberts Park in downtown McCall on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  In addition to the lighting of the tree, Santa always arrives by fire truck with treats for the kids. This event has grown over the years to now include the Chamber of Commerce Festival of Trees, and a shop local night.  http://mccallchamber.org/festival_of_trees.html

December 2014

TBA                                       Light up the Night at Brundage

Live music, fireworks, bonfire, and dinner.  A great way to celebrate the winter solstice. We love our fireworks in McCall.  We start the year with fireworks at winter carnival and we end the year with fireworks at Brundage.    http://www.brundage.com/event/light-night/

TBA                                        McCall Starz on Ice Presents Holidays on Ice – Ice Show

Manchester Ice & Event Centre and McCall Figure Skating club puts on a ice show each year during the holiday season. Guest stars include national and Olympic medalists, local amateur and professional skaters.

Planning a weekend trip to McCall?

Top 5 McCall Must Do Activities on Your Winter Weekend Getaway.

Image credit Brundage Mountain

Image credit Brundage Mountain

It was really hard to narrow this list down, but here are the top 5 things you should definitely put on your agenda during a McCall winter weekend getaway.  McCall and the surrounding area provide both great outdoor adventures and culinary experiences.  So, with much thought and polling our friends and neighbors we came up with the absolute MUST do’s for your winter weekend getaway.

  1. Eat Dinner at Rupert’s Restaurant located in Hotel McCall downtown.  Executive Chef and James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef in the Northwest, Gary Kucy will amaze you with his Idaho inspired meals.   Besides the delicious cuisine and full bar, Rupert’s  has great views of Payette Lake and the backside of Brundage Mountain.   Fine dining in a laid back mountain atmosphere.
  2. Cat Skiing at Brundage Mountain.  Most people are not aware that Brundage Mountain Resort has 17,000 acres of guided cat skiing in the back country of the Payette National Forest.  This is a full day adventure skiing in steeps, glades, and open bowls.  They provided lunch, powder boards, beacons, and most importantly experienced guides who are licensed by the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association.
  3. Go for a soak at Gold Fork Hot Springs.  After a long day on the slopes or trails, head just out of town for a soak in the naturally hot water at Gold Fork.  The water is rich in minerals and perfect for relaxing after a long day recreating.  They have 6 pools that range from cool to very hot along with a couple of hydro massage waterfalls.
  4. Dinner at the Blue Moon Yurt.  This is a meal that you will make a tradition each winter.   To clarify, this is not just a meal, it’s an experience.  The Yurt is nestled in the trees on the shores of the Payette Lake in Ponderosa State Park.  Guided in by the glow of tiki torches, you ski or snowshoe about a mile into the park to arrive at the yurt.  As you enter the candlelit yurt you are welcomed by a mug of hot spiced wine and friendly staff.   Dining at family style tables you will enjoy a multi course meal.  The food is ethnic cuisine and it out of this world delicious.
  5. Nordic skiing at any one of McCall’s world class trail systems.  There are 4 major cross country skiing trail systems in and around McCall; Ponderosa State Park, Bear Basin, Jug Mountain, and Tamarack Ski Resort.  All offer miles of groomed pristine trails for all levels of skier.  If don’t own your own gear, you can rent cross country equipment at Gravity Sports.

We hope you come and enjoy all that McCall has to offer.  We love our little town on the lake and want to share our favorite things to do with you.

What Property Makes a Good Investment?

Whether you are purchasing a primary residence, a vacation home, or a rental property, buyers need to be aware of 5 key ingredients that make a sound investment.

Market Depth

Are homes selling in the market you are looking to invest in?  And if so are the homes selling within the price range that you would resell your investment property?   Ask your real estate agent or do your homework, knowing the exact number of sales at each price point will help you to make a good decision when hunting for an investment property.

Resale Appeal

Although you may not think about resale appeal as you shop for a new home for your family, this is very important.  Our homes are part of our financial portfolios and we always want our investments to grow in value.  Look for homes that are well sized, have good design, a possible view, and in an area with potential for growth. These are just a few things that have good resale appeal.

Location, Location, Location

What are the up sides to where the home is located? Does it have positive amenities in the community?  Quality Schools, city infrastructure or proposed improvements of infrastructure, recreational opportunities, hospitals,  and employment generators.

Rental Appeal & Potential

Ask yourself these two questions.
  1. Why would anyone want to rent your house?
  2. What kind of renter are you looking for? Long Term? Or vacation renter?

Once again we suggest doing some homework before setting out to find the perfect investment property.  Find out if the rental market is over saturated and what demographic is renting homes in your area.  Is it families? Single people?  Is long term rental properties in high demand, or vacation properties?  Your real estate professional can help with these questions and guide you to properties that meet your criteria.

Would you live there?

When looking for a primary residence this is the first thing buyers think about.  That feeling you get when you can see yourself living there and you know this place is home.  Buyers looking for invest properties need to think the same way.  If you would  want to live there, then other people will want to live there also.

Fully Furnished Home in McCall

 

518455_0Amazing furnished home for sale in McCall, Idaho within walking distance to all McCall has to offer. This home is adjacent to the golf course and within easy walking distance to Ponderosa State Park, Payette Lake, fine dining, shopping, and more. Only minutes away from Brundage Mountain and enjoy quick and easy access to Nordic skiing and snowmobiling. The home features radiant floor heating, tile, and a beautiful covered deck to enjoy all year long. This home is offered fully furnished and ready to be used immediately. Comfortably accommodates 8 recreational enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, call now.

Listing Price: $259,900
Address: 820 Reedy Lane
City: McCall
State: Idaho
ZIP: 83638
MLS # (if any): RT518455X
Square Feet: 1628
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Acreage: 0.14

Pristine Lot on North Fork Close to Town

518454_0Rare opportunity to have your cake and eat it too! Not only can you fish, kayak, canoe or birdwatch/wildlife watch from your back deck but you can also walk or ride your bike into town in just minutes. Don’t let your dreams of living along the pristine North Fork of the Payette River AND be very close to town slip away. McCall offers very limited homesites similar to this lot on the North Fork of the Payette River so call now to set up your private showing and for more information.

Beautiful Home with Private Boat Slip on Payette Lake

 

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This beautiful turn key home for sale on Payette Lake just steps away from the private boat slip. Enjoy easy summer and winter recreation with ample sleeping arrangements and parking for boat trailers and snowmobiles. Included in sale is also a membership to Payette Lakes Club with access to addition boat slip. Perfect for the recreation enthusiast.

One Of A Kind Custom Home

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One of a kind custom built home with all of the upgrades and finishes you are looking for and close to everything McCall has to offer. This amazing home features Pecan hard wood floors, knotty pine doors, knotty alder trim, travertine tile showers, tile floors, silas quartz counter tops, stainless steal appliances, full foam core insulation, solid core oil rubbed bronze light fixtures, an oversized 2 car garage with storage, and the list goes on and on, all of this only blocks away from the McCall Golf Course, Ponderosa State Park, Payette Lake, and downtown McCall. This custom built home in Lick Creek Meadows won’t last long so schedule your private showing today.

Amazing Lot Near Tamarack Resort

a340Don’t let this great opportunity to own an amazing lot with mature trees just down the street from Tamarack Resort pass you by. Call now for more information or to schedule a tour.

More information about Tamarack

Tamarack Resort

located in the heart of Idaho’s magnificent Payette River Mountains, is the first newly permitted four-season resort in North America in more than two decades. The resort features an extraordinary blend of mountain, meadow, and lake amenities for you to embark on your trailhead to discovery.

The Mountain

Fly to mid mountain on a high-speed lift, your ticket to mountain biking, hiking, zipline, or picnic-basket adventure. Enjoy the valley from a stunning bird’s-eye view.

The Meadow

graced by award-winning Osprey Meadows, Tamarack’s Robert Trent Jones, Jr., signature golf course, offers not only world-class golf but also rolling biking and walking paths from the Village to the shores of Lake Cascade.

The Lake

With 86 miles of shoreline of shimmering Lake Cascade, the ever-popular lake beckons to those who love the water: fish, sail, kayak, water-ski, and wakeboard—or just savor a sunset on the water.

McCall Townhomes at Greystone Village

Luxury Living, Everyday Pricing

Luxury Living, Everyday Pricing

McCall townhomes at Greystone Village…Luxury Location, Luxury Living, Luxury Homes, Everyday Pricing. Enjoy McCall and Payette Lake and all it has to offer simply by walking out your front door. Access 5 star dining, shopping, spas, play house, Payette Lake, parks, Ponderosa State Park, and the McCall Golf Course within blocks from your front door. And for your recreational side it’s a quick ride to mountain bike trails, hiking trails, Brundage Mountain, Lick Creek summit, and surrounding areas. Don’t forget the views; take in the panoramic views of Payette Lake and the West side of the valley all from your private balcony. Truly your base camp to all McCall has to offer. Two units available. Call now for more information or to set up your private tour.

Recreationalists Paradise – Blackhawk Ranch

 If you enjoy mountain bike riding, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, riding ATV’s, snowmobiles, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and serenity look no further, your possibilities are endless. This custom home has everything to offer and only 5 miles from downtown McCall. Amazing wood craftsmanship throughout the home in the raw cut exposed beams, wood floors, tile and granite integrated into a true modern cabin in the mountains. Look no further and call now to schedule a private tour.

Listing Price: $444,900.00
Address: 5 Oneida
City: McCall
State: Idaho
ZIP: 83638
MLS # (if any): 517002
Square Feet: 2,441
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Acreage: 1.28 Acres