Vista Inn Boise

4060 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, Idaho, 83706, United States
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Relocating to Boise

by klc364

I am from Florida, but considering a move to Boise. Can anyone comment on the weather there? I was under the impression that there were four distinct seasons with adequate snowfall for the kids to sled etc. Is this corrrect?

Re: Relocating to Boise

by YVRDave

4 complete seasons. The highs in the 90's and the lows -30's.
I think you will like it there if you don't mind the slowness. I'm not sure where in Florida you are but I'll guarantee it will be slower in Boise.
The kids will love the area.

Re: Re: Relocating to Boise

by klc364

Thank you for your response! I spoke with a woman who lived there for 21 years. She told me that it is very desert like, the leaves don't change color, and you don't get the feel of season change, for example winter to spring. She said that Boise was in trouble financially. It really makes one think long and hard before making such a drastic change. One thing I can say for sure is that any place would be better than Largo, Florida!!

Re: Re: Relocating to Boise

by YVRDave

try further north in Coeur d'Alene. There seems to be alot more tourism there. I would be suprised if Boise went broke. There is alot of forestry there for SPF (that has a 29% tariff for Canadian product) and it is the home of the largest construction company in The US, Morrison Knudsen.

Re: Re: Relocating to Boise

by klc364

Thank you YVRDave for your help. I will keep on searching for that perfect place to raise a family!

Re: Relocating to Boise

by crazyk

As far as the snowfall, we don't have that much here, usually about two or three inches and then it either freezes or melts, but if you drive north about twenty minutes, you will find hills to sled on.
It is a desert region, so being from florida you might want to move to the north side of town by the river where there are trees.
You would want to stay in boise, unless you want to commute to treeless areas like meridian or nampa.P.S. it can get very hot here, 109 last week and 106 on wednesday.

Travel Tips for Boise

floating the river

by crazyk

A big thing to do here in the summertime, is to float the Boise river, they start at Barber park, and float on rafts to Ann Morrison park.
It reminds me of the movie"deliverence" with the inbred kid and the banjo.
Some of the people that float the river would scare that kid away, and if he was there playing his little banjo, he would probably get beer bottles thrown at him, poor little inbred kid...
Boise has now decided to outlaw beer while floating the river, since we have an abundance of drunks in this city, it has not gone too well. If you get caught drinking an alcoholic beverage on the river, a prompt death sentence will occur, or a $300.00 fine.
Next on the city's agenda: No drinking in bars!

Snake River Canyon and Swan Falls Dam

by redknot

This takes a bit of driving to get to but is a rewarding trip. Most of the drive South from Boise is along Western Heritage Scenic Byway and through the Snake River Birds of Prey Conservation area.

The total one-way trip from Boise to the Swan Falls Dam is about 30 miles.

The first place to stop is Dedication Point where there is parking, some informational signs, and after a short walk, your first view of the Snake River Canyon. This was very impressive to me especially since the drive up to that point was across a very flat, desert-like landscape.

After spending some time looking at the Canyon and at the birds, continue driving to the Swan Falls Dam area. Here there is a road down to the river level, parking, bathrooms, and picnic areas. There is also the Dam itself with a powerhouse that is open at limited times for visitor access. Even when the powerhouse is closed, it is a beautiful and impressive area to visit.

Statue of Governor Steunenburg

by atufft

Despite world fame for having lost several presidents by assassination, loss of public officials through violence is really quite rare. Even more rare is to lose a governor by assassination. Governor Steunenburg was assassinated outside his home in 1905, five years after leaving office. Within two years, a memorial committee was formed and by 1927 this life sized statue was in place. Idaho thus has a unenviable shame within its history which is memorialized by a statue directly in front of the Capitol Building. The bronze statue and commemoration plate are a substantial work, and the flowers around it plentiful, but the concrete foundation steps are cracked and in need of replacement. Hopefully, this will be done as part of the Capitol Dome restoration project, but for now there remains access to this statue. See link below for specific details regarding this memorial statue.

Boise Idaho

by rsleisk

Boise was a very nice, artsy, college town. The city has a great downtown district with preserved turn of the century buildings converted to businesses, bars and restaurants. There are many greenspaces and well the mountains are right there.

I was working in Mountain Home at the AFB and well there isn't really anything to do in Mountain Home so I drove to Boise about 45 minutes away.

The road there is very desolate especially at night, for Mountain Home is really a misnomer of a name, the city is in the Idaho near flat desert, grant it the desert is surrounded by mountains.

The best thing about Mountain Home was that it is centrally located and I was able to take a drive to beautiful Sun Valley and Ketchum.

"Boise from afar..."

This is a photo taken from the winding road that meanders its way toward Bogus Mountain. Below in the valley you can see Boise.

"Bogus Mountain Ski Park"

Bogus Mountain is a good sized and beautiful ski park only minutes from Boise.


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Address: 4060 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, Idaho, 83706, United States