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“Best view of the lake-good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shore Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in McCall
Certificate of Excellence
Roseburg, Oregon
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65 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best view of the lake-good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

We didn't stay here, but visited the bar area WOW! Great views , reasonable prices and friendly environment. Food was very good. Find a few minutes/hour to enjoy this very old establishment (built 1948). Great old style in great shape.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Arrived from a Sydney Australia summer to a wintry, snowy McCall. The sun shone, the full moon came up over the mountains and was breathtaking, and the frozen lake looked beautiful. We held a Conference there. The food was OK but not brilliant. Unfortunately the conference room was really cold and that was distracting. I was spoiled with Suite. It was enormous and comfortable. I'd go again for a Conference but with more warm clothes for the Conference room. I sadly didn't get time to experience any of the other amenties but some people were in the hot tub in the evening in the snow!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lono60
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usa
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

For those who don't know the history, this property was a cheap, run down get away in an incredible location on the lake. It was purchased by a California magnate who totally revamped and renovated everything to the highest standard, adding spa and golf, but charging extravagant prices. After some financial difficulties, he sold back to local investors who returned the affordability, but kept the upgrades. So now you can find a huge two room lakeside suite with king bed, balcony and view for next to nothing. Add in the curbside greeting, whisking your bags to your room before you even check in, free nightly movie, smores outside by the fire, outdoor hot tub and pool, turn down service with freshly baked cookies, an incredible spa with both indoor and outdoor soaking tubs, decent weight room and what more can you ask. Oh, don't forget the friendly bar staff and gourmet restaurant. The family play area (foosball, video games, shuffle board) by the bar can be a bit noisy until they close the sliding doors.

Room Tip: Some of the king suites have old fashioned space heaters which can be noisy, so try to get one where...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank skydoc101
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Boise, Idaho
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107 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Spent the weekend there for the Winter Festival, skiing at Tamarack, dinner at Blue Moon Yurt (see review).
First off, the valet parking was such a pleasant surprise and quite the treat considering the crowds associated with the Winter Festival.
The decor is 'mountain lodge' but with just the right amount so as not to be an over-blown caricature of a lodge. The view across the frozen lake was scenic and serene.
The rooms are spacious, clean, and well-appointed with a flat screen, dual sinks, a small closet, robes, and a safe. The king bed, pillows, and linens were so comfortable, esp. after a long day of snowboarding. My wife LOVED the seemingly endless hot water and the heavy stream of water in the shower. We like the robes so much, we purchased a pair in the Mercantile in the lobby!
Above all however, was the friendliness and service-oriented staff that greeted us every time with a smile and hello. The valets were great, esp. if we needed directions or recommendations. You realize quickly that service is the focus of everyone at the lodge.
The Lodge also has a concierge and shuttle service to just about anywhere in McCall. We ate at the Narrows, their upscale restaurant overlooking the lake (again, see review).
We didn't take advantage of the spa or the many seasonal amenities.
Shore Lodge is a friendly, classy, yet very affordable treat nestled in scenic McCall. Loved it.

Room Tip: Splurge a get a room over-looking the lake!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony B
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Meridian, Idaho
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186 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Just visited over the weekend Jan. 27th - 29th for the McCall Winter Carnival.

This is our second time staying at the Shore Lodge. It is a beautiful hotel with magnificent views of the lake and mountains behind. Ask for a Lakeview room. You will not be disappointed. The rooms are large, comfortable, clean, and cozy. Bathrooms are clean and have a separate tile shower and tub. Our room had a king bed and a separate living area with a desk, sofa/sleeper, and hutch with a flat screen TV. There is also a coffeemaker and small refrigerator, which is nice to have.

The resort itself is beautiful. There are many amenities which are included. The hot tubs and swimming pool are heated and available year-round. There is a brand new SPA and fitness center which is very nice. My wife had a massage and said it was one of the best she has ever had. The fitness center is small, but nice and plenty of cardio equipment, each with its own video screen.

The highlight for my son is the movie theater. Shore Lodge has a movie theater which you can reserve and select a movie to watch from a large selection of first run movies. They serve you popcorn and drinks. This is all complimentary.

The restaurants are very nice, especially the bar, which has a very nice lake view and great food. It is kid friendly with pizza, chicken tenders, burgers and other items on the kids menu. There are also some nice restaurants close by. Two are within walking distance.

The staff on hand is very friendly, courteous, and helpful. No need to worry about driving into town. The resort has several shuttles which will take you into town and pick you up. During the Winter Carnival this was a plus. We didn't have to worry about driving in the traffic, or finding a place to park. The shuttle drivers are very nice and so helpful.

Overall, I would recommend Shore Lodge. Brundage Mountain resort is very close by for skiing and snowboarding.

Room Tip: Ask for a Lakeview room.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dfndr90
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Boise, Idaho
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Stayed for two nights. Kids had fun watching movie in the theater. Hot tub was wonderful. Staff always friendly. I wish they offered yoga in the morning. That would be great. We will be back soon.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NaomiJonesT
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Boise, Idaho, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

My husband and my best friend surprised me with a weekend in beautiful McCall, Idaho for my birthday. One of the highlights being dinner at the Shore Lodge. We were greeted at the door by very friendly staff and were seated at a table overlooking the lake. The manager sent over a wonderful amuse-bouche of pork belly and scallops. Amazing! For starters the fondue with cheddar and stout. A non traditional recipe but very tasty. A lovely bottle of wine. My friend and I both had the filet mignon. Also amazing! My husband had the buffalo short ribs with an asian twist. He cleaned his plate. We finished our meal with a cocktail in the jazzy bar next to the restaurant. Everything about our experience here was an A++. A very big thanks to John Wood and his staff. I cannot wait to visit again!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jennifer H
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Additional Information about Shore Lodge

Property: Shore Lodge
Address: 501 West Lake St, McCall, ID 83638 (Formerly Whitetail Club)
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Region: United States > Idaho > McCall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in McCall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shore Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the southern shore of Payette Lake, in McCall Idaho, four seasons of adventure awaits. A family favorite since 1948, Shore Lodge invites you to enjoy the spectacular views, friendly service and generous accommodations.Special amenities include three exceptional dining locations, a full service salon and spa, movie theater, fitness center, shop serving Starbucks coffee, pet friendly amenities, access to boat and water sport equipment rentals, transportation to skiing at Brundage Mountain, golf course, movie theater and more. ... more   less 
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Shore Lodge McCall, Idaho

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