Looking for the ultimate girl’s getaway? I have just the place for you in Stanley, Idaho! You might not think of Stanley, Idaho when you think of an ultimate girl’s getaway but I am here to tell you that it should be on your list! This place is under the radar but it should not be missed. Stanley offers so much for everyone. There is hiking, biking, swimming, soaking in hot springs, yoga, great food, drinks, and the list goes on and on.
I was invited up for a quick 24-hour yoga retreat that was so needed by everyone that attended. As we all hustle and grind in our day-to-day sometimes it’s nice to retreat to the mountains for rest and recovery. I have to admit that I always want to retreat to the mountains. There is something so magical and healing about fresh mountain air. I also love a body of water so the fact that Stanley, Idaho has a lake and a huge river running through it, and mountains surrounding it is incredible!
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Now let’s get to the good stuff in this girl’s getaway itinerary.
HOW TO GET TO STANLEY, IDAHO
Before we get started I wanted to make sure you knew where Stanley, Idaho is located. It is about a three-hour drive from Boise, Idaho give or take some time depending on stops and speed of driving. The roads are full of curves and you will be heading up into the mountains. If driving in the colder months it is important to have a four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle to ensure a safe journey.
If you are coming from Sun Valley, Idaho it is a quick one to one and half hour drive from that side of the mountains.
Making the trip from Utah, you will be looking at about a six-hour drive if you are heading from Salt Lake City. Trust me, Stanley, Idaho is worth the hours in the car or airfare to get here. It is a place like no other. A place that you will continue to think of long after you leave.
“When there is something in your nature that makes you sit and dream, of the wind and the pine trees and the murmuring of the stream; When that something keeps a’ calling till you feel you want to go, Start your journey, travel westward, to the land called “Idaho”
AN INCREDIBLE RETREAT TO TRIANGLE CABINS IN STANLEY, IDAHO
I had the opportunity to go to a women’s retreat and it was everything I was needing and more. There is nothing better than being able to remove yourself from your day-to-day life and go enjoy. A yoga retreat allows you to move your body, reconnect to your mind, and give back to yourself. I am a certified yoga instructor and still love getting on my mat and learning new ways to move and teach others. They are offering more retreats this year so be sure to check out their website to see if you can catch the next one.
ULTIMATE GIRLS GETAWAY IN STANLEY, IDAHO AT TRIANGLE CABIN
We stayed in this incredible cabin owned and operated by Triangle C Cabins. This cabin was so comfy and cozy and allowed us to feel right at home the moment we arrived. The bedrooms were large and gave us our own private space to unwind and sleep. The views from the cabin were so incredible and gave us a reason to grab a cup of tea and watch the clouds go by in the loft. If you are looking for a place to stay in Stanley, Idaho, this is the place for you.
“Triangle C Cabins is the perfect base camp for your adventure. Each of our cozy standalone cabin rentals in Stanley, Idaho has a rustic charm that was infused when father and son first stacked the logs in the 1970’s. Triangle C Cabins is a place of simplicity, good old fashion yard games, and fun on our 2.5-acre open property. It is a place to watch a Stanley sunset on your cabin rental’s porch as it dips below the mountains each night. Above all, our lodging simply offers a cozy, and quiet place to rest your head after a day of adventure in the heart of Idaho. Welcome to Triangle C Cabins!”
SOAKING IN THE HOT SPRINGS IN STANLEY, IDAHO
Oh my goodness, where do I even begin with Idaho Hot Springs? We are so lucky to have over 130+ hot springs sprinkled all over Idaho! I personally love all of the wild, natural hot springs. There is something so wonderful about soaking in the great outdoors and watching the day go by. I woke up early for a sunrise hot spring soak and was pleasantly surprised by a bald eagle that flew over. It’s not every day that you have a bald eagle flying over you while soaking in a natural hot spring. There are so many places that you can pay to enjoy a more established hot spring or get adventurous and head out to find your own.
I was able to visit Boat Box Hot Springs and Sun Beam Hot Springs while at this Ultimate Girls Getaway. Honestly, when in Stanley, Idaho, you must visit these two. They are both right outside of town and offer a relaxing spot right on the river.
DELICIOUS FOOD AT STANLEY BAKING COMPANY & CAFE
Stanley Baking Company & Cafe. is hands down one of my favorite places to eat in Stanley, Idaho. They make so many delicious fresh breakfast and lunch options. I’ve never eaten a bad meal at Stanley Baking Company and Cafe. Their staff is super friendly and makes it fun to sit inside during the colder months. They also have a fabulous outdoor patio that makes it a joy to sit outside and soak in the fresh air and fabulous food. Be sure to stop by and grab a yummy beverage or bite of food while in town, this place is not to be missed.
‘Set amidst Idaho’s majestic Sawtooth mountains and the mighty Salmon river lies the sublime mountain town of Stanley…And in the heart of Stanley lies a bakery, where homemade meals are served, the baked goods are legendary, and the atmosphere is humming.”
EPIC FALL GIRLS HIKE IN STANLEY, IDAHO
Hiking in Stanley, Idaho is incredible and shouldn’t be missed. We lucked out and hit the fall season just right with the changing colors. If I am being honest there isn’t a bad season to go to Stanley, Idaho. In the spring, everything is blooming and beautiful. In the summer the refreshing rivers and cool mountain air help you soak in the summer heat. Fall awards you with gorgeous colors in every direction you look. So take your pick and book a trip today!
Some Local Hikes around Red Fish Lake Lodge. We hiked and then went to the lodge for drinks and dinner. It was the perfect way to spend the day and evening. Highly recommend following in our footsteps and having a similar itinerary. If you are going on a hike be sure to research the hike beforehand. Be sure to take adequate water, layers, and proper hiking shoes and if you are going alone, let someone know where you will be.
- Fish Hook Creek Trail
- Marshall Lake Trail
- Red Fish Lake Creek Trail
- Bench Lake Trail
EXPLORING RED FISH LAKE LODGE
This was my first time at Red Fish Lake Lodge and Wow! I was blown away by the cabin feel, the bar scene, the gorgeous view of the lake, and the mountains. It really is a hidden gem tucked back in Stanley, Idaho. This lodge offers so much and we really enjoyed ourselves. The bar is such a fun place to sit and enjoy great drinks, games, and company. Hang outside on their incredible patio for an epic view of the lake and surrounding mountains. I could have sat on the patio all evening and watched the sunset over the water.
But, we also had dinner reservations so inside we went. The food served at Limbert’s at Red Fish Lake Lodge is really delicious. Every item that we ordered was filled with so much flavor and texture. With a larger group, we were able to order a ton of their menu items and every single plate was licked clean. We especially liked the cinnamon, and sugar donut holes for dessert, so be sure to give them a try.
“Built in 1929…..A tradition of rustic Idaho adventure hospitality. Since its construction, in 1929 by Idaho hero Robert Limbert the Redfish Lake Lodge has become a place of warmth, energy, Idaho adventure, and authenticity for generations of families and treasured guests. Other than a couple of thoughtful renovations, the Lodge remains much the same as it was back in 1929. The resort sits on 16 acres of U.S. Forest Land.
In the main Lodge, you will find the front desk, our amazing restaurant Limbert’s, and the rustic lounge. The second level has 8 motel rooms for guests. Out on the property, there are 21 historic and modern cabins and 11 motel/suite-style units. The charming General Store is next to the lodge and offers souvenirs, gifts and basic groceries, and camping and fishing supplies. The Redfish Marina sits directly in front of the Lodge and provides boat rentals and a hiking shuttle into the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness Area.”
That’s a Wrap on Our Ultimate Girls Getaway in Stanley, Idaho
I hope you have enjoyed hearing about our epic girls getaway and this blog has offered some great ideas for your own trip. I hope you have a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoy yourself. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions. I love hearing from you so please leave a comment if you enjoyed this post or have recommendations of your own. I also love new places to go see and enjoy so please feel free to share below.