Destination guide

Outdoor adventures in Cascade Lake

Surrounded by emerald green forests and snow-capped mountains, Cascade is a laid-back town in the heart of Valley County. It's set on shimmering Cascade Lake and lures a constant stream of vacationers who want to escape the rat race and reconnect with nature. You can fish in the lake, hike in Boise National Forest, ski at Tamarack Resort or camp under the stars. Craving a little fresh air? From romantic retreats to family ski breaks, Cascade vacation rentals provide a unique setting for outdoor adventures.

Things to do

Rejuvenate in Gold Fork Hot Springs

Rejuvenate in Gold Fork Hot Springs


Snow days in Lake Cascade

In summer, Lake Cascade steals the spotlight. From fishing and boating to kayaking and windsurfing, it's easy to make a splash. The lake is also surrounded by national forests and state parks, which lure a constant stream of hikers, mountain bikers and trail riders. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Cascade transforms into a snowy wonderland. There are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the mountain air, from ice fishing to cross-country skiing. After a long day exploring the trails, there's nothing better than wine, cheese and board games by the fireplace of your Cascade vacation rentals cabin.


A 4-season playground

From sun-drenched days on the lake to cross-country skiing in the forest, Cascade is a true year-round destination. Summers are always busy, with crowds peaking from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Spring brings crisp temperatures and clear skies, while fall sees the forest explode in a sea of reds, yellows and golds. Winter can be a magical time to visit, when your Cascade vacation rental is very likely to be dusted in snow. Nearby Tamarack Resort usually opens in December, with 6 lifts, 45 runs and over 1000 acres of terrain to carve up.

Natural features

Discover Boise National Forest

Tucked away in Valley County, Cascade is a year-round outdoor playground. It sits in Boise National Forest, a sprawling park dotted with over 250 lakes. It's a fisher's paradise, with the chance to reel in rainbow trout, Coho salmon, perch bass and more. The landscape is rugged and diverse, from the steep North Fork Payette River Canyon to the towering Trinity Mountain. With over 500 trails crisscrossing the park, all you need to do is pick a route and throw on your hiking boots.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cascade

The nearest airport is in McCall, ID (MYL-McCall Municipal), located 26.5 mi (42.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Cascade?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 225 vacation rentals near Cascade. From 74 Cabins to 60 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cascade for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cascade?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cascade:

  • Wagon Wheel: 16 vacation rentals
  • Brundage Bungalows: 45 vacation rentals
  • Rivers Crossing: 30 vacation rentals
  • Wildwood: 123 vacation rentals
  • Bear Basin Estates: 34 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cascade?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cascade. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kelly's Whitewater Park: 205 vacation rentals
  • Tamarack Resort: 175 vacation rentals
  • Payette Lake: 356 vacation rentals
  • Redfish Lake Visitor Center: 32 vacation rentals
  • Brundage Mountain Resort: 390 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cascade listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Cascade?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 74 Cabins in Cascade. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cascade include:

  • Houses: 60 rentals available
  • Cottages: 74 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 74 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cascade?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 42 vacation rentals with pool available in Cascade. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.