Tourism

‘Niche luxury’: New tiny home resort opens in Idaho City

Tiny meets luxury. That's the motto at The Smokejumper, a new tiny home resort in Idaho City. Tim Hurlbut says he and his girlfriend Lynn...

‘Solid project’: new hotel set in Ketchum near Sun Valley

A planned hotel in Ketchum will move forward in the design review process.  The Marriot-affiliated Ketchum Tribute Hotel first hit the desks of city staff...

McCall’s Shore Lodge completes upgrades in time for summer season

Shore Lodge in McCall has been working throughout the off-season to complete a raft of small-scale upgrades. The lodge, which first opened in...

JetBlue pulls out of Boise, nixes recently launched flight to NYC: ‘does not make as much sense’

JetBlue Airways canceled its short-lived flight from the Boise Airport to New York City's JFK Airport. Airport officials heralded the new flight last year,...

‘Let’s do this right’: Gondolas & new hotels part of old Sun Valley plans. Focus now is what’s right for the future

The Sun Valley Resort is billed as America's first ski resort. After opening in 1936, it brought a dash of St. Moritz to the...

New Sun Valley leader talks first seasons on the job, opportunities, challenges & what Carol Holding said about the future

For the first time in more than a decade, the Sun Valley Resort picked up a new leader last year. Pete Sonntag stepped into...

Booming resort towns influence Boise State to launch new hospitality program

Boise State University will launch its new hospitality program this fall. The College of Business and Economics will offer a completely online program for people...

USDA issues warning to Babby Farms after agency says animals bit two young children, animals fighting through cages

The federal government issued a warning to an exotic animal zoo north of Caldwell after a recent inspection turned up safety concerns.  Babby Farms, a...

Spirit Airlines announces it will start flights from Boise Airport

The flying yellow highlighters are coming. Spirit Airlines announced it would soon service the Boise Airport, with flights to Las Vegas, Nevada. The airline, known...

Avelo Airlines announces new flights from Boise to Hollywood, CA

The Boise Airport will add another new flight - and a new destination. Low-cost airline Avelo will add service from Boise to the Hollywood-Burbank...

City of Boise to present revamped proposal to license short term rentals

Mayor Lauren McLean isn’t giving up on licensing short-term rentals.  Next week, city staff will present a reworked ordinance to require a license for short-term...

Boise to hold public hearing on ordinance to license short-term rentals

If you want to weigh in on short-term rentals in Boise, you have your chance next week.  On January 11, Boise City Council will be...

Employees say local Babby Farms treats animals poorly in unsafe working conditions. Facility passes inspection after complaints

Zoo Boise isn't the only place in the Treasure Valley to see exotic animals.  Just over the Gem County line north of Caldwell, Babby Farms...

Ski resorts around Idaho announce upgrades ahead of winter season

Ski and snowboard season is quickly approaching and resorts around Idaho have made some major upgrades to create a more enjoyable experience for guests.  BoiseDev...

‘Fall for Idaho’: tourism sees rough patch amid COVID surge, hopeful for winter season

Idaho was just three days into its "Fall for Idaho" tourism promotion campaign when crisis standards of care were declared statewide due to hospitals...