If you're someone who loves watching the snow fall while you're cuddled up with a mug of hot cocoa in front of the fireplace, you're probably not enjoying what's shaping up to be a pretty mild winter.

Personally, I'm torn about it.  While setting goals for 2019, I'm wrote down "set a personal record at the Race to Robie Creek." The average half marathon training program lasts 16 weeks, so that means I have to start building my miles for the season this week.  I'm cherishing these snow-less opportunities to run outside while I can!

On the flip slide, I'm so ready for a real snow that I've had scenes of fireplaces crackling in mountain cabins as snow falls outside the window on our smart TV in the studio for weeks. It's so peaceful, but nowhere as good as the real thing!

Meanwhile, McCall's preparing for Winter Carnival in just a few short weeks.  They normally get anywhere from 25-43 inches of snow every January, so if you're craving some time in a winter wonderland (and a stack of Pancake House pancakes) there's some really cozy cabins you can rent on a budget! Right now, the average stay of one night hotel in McCall is $127.   You can rent every single of the cabins at a lower rate through Air BnB!  Go ahead, take a look around - you know you want to!

Spa Hideaway

Fast Facts

  • $68/night
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bath
  • Spa bathroom includes double sinks and jetted tub

Silver Fox Yurt

Fast Facts

    • $79/night
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Bath
    • Water provided for dishes and sunshower
    • Outhouse bathroom
    • Access to awesome snowshoeing

Carpenter House

Fast Facts:

      • $95/night
      • Sleeps 5
      • 1.5 Private Baths
      • Hosts are on site to serve you a continental breakfast with coffee and tea
      • Payette Lake, Little Ski Hill and Brundage are just minutes from the home
      • Hot tub

Downtown Cabin

Fast Facts:

      • $99/night
      • Sleeps 2
      • 1 Bath
      • Gas fireplace
      • Full size tub
      • Coffee and tea provided
      • Private patio and firepit

Lemonwood Cabin

Fast Facts:

      • $104/night
      • Sleeps 6
      • 1 Bath
      • Prime Location off of Warren Wagon Road (also my favorite place to run during McCall visits)
      • Hot tub