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Where to Stay in Boise, Idaho | Best Boise Hotels

Traveling to Boise for work or pleasure? You’re in for a treat. It’s not only the stunning vistas, whitewater rafting, incomparable hiking, vibrant cultural scene, and novel cuisine that will delight you. You’ll also get a chance to experience the best that Boise’s hospitality industry has to offer.

Whether you’re visiting Boise for a weekend getaway, exploring neighborhoods looking for a new home, or just eager for a staycation, our local hotels deliver.

Some of our favorite local hotels offer comfort in style, with incredible locations that will show you the heart of Boise and leave you feeling pampered. We’ve rounded up a shortlist of the cream of the crop; the hotels offering experiences you won’t get elsewhere. Get ready to grab your

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Downtown Boise Breweries Beer Lovers Guide

When you think of Idaho, you probably see a mental montage of stunning mountains, majestic wildlife, and winding rivers. Add this to your reel: some of the best craft beer in the Northwest.

Yep, that’s right: on top of the scenic vistas and unparalleled outdoor recreation, Idaho is the 3rd largest hop growing region in the nation. Boiseans can enjoy local beer produced right in our own backyard: around 75% of the state’s hop production happens just west of the city in Wilder and Greenleaf. If you drive through the rolling hills of Parma, Wilder, Greenleaf, and the surrounding areas in the summer, you’ll pass green fields of towering hop vines. Events throughout the year celebrate this growing community of brewers, including Alefort (part of the

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Boise Mid Century Neighborhoods

Between the 1950’s and 1960’s, there was a rebirth of home design that was based on clean lines, functionality, and distinction from eras past. Today home enthusiasts clamor at the chance to be able to own a home with some history and personality with a nod to a bygone era. Boise has distinct pockets and mid-century neighborhoods where these dwellings can be found. Whether you’re looking for a mid-century modern or a classic atomic ranch home we’ve put together the spots where you can find your next gem.

Boise Bench

Country Club Manor (Hillcrest)

The Hillcrest area is a Boise Bench classic and happens to be one of Bench’s most sought after areas. The neighborhood is situated alongside the Hillcrest Country Club which is one of Boise’s premier

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Dog Parks Boise ID

After a long day or week of work, it’s great to blow off some steam. Even better when you can get out and take your furry friend with you too! Boise is known for being pet friendly, no matter what part of town you’re in. When it comes to getting out there- bring Fido along for the ride and visit one of Boise’s dog friendly parks and designated areas. All Boise Parks are open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. In no particular order:

1) Military Reserve Flood Basin Dog Park

Boise North End – 750 N. Mountain Cove Rd.

Located in the heart of the North End. The Military Reserve is known as some of the best recreation for two legged and four legged friends alike. This is a 10 acre off leash park open daily from sunrise to sunset. In addition

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Most Expensive Homes Sold Boise Idaho 2015

In real estate here in the Boise area, 2015 brought about many great things for both buyers and sellers. There were some stunning Boise luxury homes that quietly made their way off the open market and into the arms of new homeowners who are sure to enjoy some of the best pieces of real estate the Boise area has to offer. Offering square footage, stately lots and stunning views that would make any home buyer swoon. Join us as we revisit Ada Counties most expensive properties sold in 2015.

1) $4,900,000

7893 Vue Estates Rd, Meridian, ID 83646With over 700 feet of riverfront in your backyard, in-ground pool and extensive square footage. This home sits on over 4 acres, providing seclusion and space for any luxury homeowner. Soaring ceilings and windows complete the main living areas

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Living in Boise Idaho, Love Where You Live

I’ve grown up here. Having spent the majority of my life living in Boise, I’ve been witness to all the great things that have made Boise the standout city it is today.

A decade ago, Boise, Idaho could have been seen as small potatoes- yes, I know. Since then we’ve seen our area evolve into a place that’s not only livable but has become desirable and for good reason.

Time and time again, Boise tops numerous “Best of” lists. From one of the most livable cities, best places to move, and one of the best places to retire.

Boise is still so young and new—changing almost every day—and I don’t think it’s overstatement to suggest that our town represents everything that remains great about America: potential, youth, natural beauty, quality of life.

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What’s Going Up in Downtown Boise

The Downtown Boise skyline is undergoing a continuous change. To the dismay of photographers looking to get the best shot of downtown. Multiple cranes now dot the scene, bringing about exciting new projects. During the recession, like everything else plans and proposals all but ceased to exist. Since then, development has bounced back with a vengeance. In recent years the downtown area has become a hotbed for project proposals and new construction. From new convention spaces to multiple hotels, condos and apartments- there’s a little bit of everything going on. Here are the latest projects and updates on existing ones, going up in and around downtown.

Downtown Boise Newly Announced Developments

Gardner’s Parcel B Office ProjectTwo New Downtown Hotels by the Connector, Gardner

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The City of Trees offers over 100 parks throughout the city, so there’s no shortage of options to help you get out and enjoy the fresh air and open space. With great weather and recreational opportunities here, we’ve rounded up some of the Best Boise Parks to visit.

Ann Morrison Park urban park located within the Downtown Boise Area. Ann Morrison Park is a 153-acre park and is situated alongside of the Boise River. During the summertime, the park is the drop off destination for river floaters. Throughout the year the park is host to several events including the popular Boise Balloon Classic in August. Ann Morrison Park is a staple for all things recreation here in Boise offering softball, football, volleyball, tennis and soccer fields, and playground.

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The Annual Spring Boise Parade of Homes was recently held in Ada county. Throughout the two week parade, I had the opportunity to tour over 20 of these homes including several new construction homes that were not formally in the parade. A majority of these homes were located in Meridian and Eagle, Idaho with a few extending out to Southeast Boise. I look forward to this event every year, not because I have a chance to tour some of the newest construction available in the Boise market but I get to see firsthand what’s up and coming in regards to Boise interior design and décor.

One of the more notable items this year were wet bars located in the master bedrooms, yes you read that right. Wet Bars. Complete with small sinks, refrigerators and espresso

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The Changing Face of Downtown Boise

There’s been exciting news recently about new real estate being built in Downtown Boise. Local officials have expressed the need for both lodging options as well as the need to meet the demand for additional residential units. These new projects range from boutique hotels, condos to work live concept units. Here’s what’s going up in Downtown Boise.

Linen District Apartments - Location, Corner of 14th St and Idaho St. Currently two separate developers are submitting plans to build on the current site of the Watercooler. One project calls for a five-story building with 50 units comprised of one and two bedroom apartments. The other plan proposes 39 units including one and two bedroom apartments and includes live-work apartments.

Pennbridge Hotel -

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