Idaho Bed and Breakfast

Aside form being the home of the potato Idaho has much more to offer visitors to the state throughout the year. In the path of the famed Lewis and Clark expedition, home to the great and famous American Indian Chief Joseph, and at one time mined for gold, the state has plenty of rich history for visitors to explore. All over the state curious minds can find evidence of the strong Native American culture that has existed in Idaho for so many years. But as rich and exciting as the state’s history is many come here for the natural surroundings. Idaho is known for its scenic landscape and plentiful bodies of water where visitors come every year to enjoy a variety of activities. Whether vacationing with the whole family, vacationing alone with your significant other, or just getting away with some old or new friends Idaho is a place that offers a diverse range of entertainment, and activities no matter what your favorite thing to do is. 

The natural landscape of Idaho is definitely something to be desired by vacationers who love the thought of relaxation and who enjoy all of the diverse activities that are offered when vacationing near a waterway. In fact, the state is the prime vacation spot for water lovers as it is home to over 2,000 lakes, and rivers and streams totaling an amazing 16,000 miles. Visitors come to Idaho and enjoy such activities as camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, rafting, and relaxing at the many bodies of water throughout the state. Some of the most popular spots are Lake Pend Oreille, Grays Lake, Bear Lake, Priest Lake, the American Falls Reservoir, Snake River, Salmon River, and North America’s deepest river carved gorge Hells Canyon which borders a portion of the western side of the state. The state is also home to part of the Yellowstone National Park where visitors come every year to marvel at the unique natural wonder. The Craters of the Moon National Monument is also a highly visited area in the state the reason for many for coming here. For those vacationers who enjoy hiking and mountain climbing there is also plenty of area to enjoy. Mountain lovers have the opportunity to visit either the Clearwater Mountains, the Salmon River Mountains, or the Sawtooth Mountains or for the really adventurous all three. No matter where you turn in Idaho you are sure to find spectacular scenery and exciting outdoor activities. 

Idaho also has an exciting history to explore as well. The state was at one time home to a number of Native American tribes including the Nez PercĂ©, the Shoshone, the Bannock, the Pend d’Oreille, the Kootenai, and the Coeur d’Alene. Such tribes settled the land and lived there for many years before prospectors came along in the 1860’s to mine gold that was discovered in the state. Miners, ranchers, and farmers flocked to the state and Idaho was named the 43rd state in 1890. From the eighteen million acres of wilderness to the Indian Reservations found throughout the state there is so much to see in the beautiful state of Idaho.