6 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in Idaho

It’s no secret the Gem State offers some of the most intimate retreats in the Midwest. As you search for romantic things to do in Idaho, you’ll find a variety of appealing options to try with your special someone at Redfish Lake Lodge. From stargazing to hiking the trails to dining in one of the top restaurants in Stanley, ID, to treating yourself a spa appointment in downtown, you’re sure to find the ideal way to relax together. When you visit us, we will help you create the ideal vacation for you and your special someone this year!

No matter what time of year you visit our mountainous region, request 24-hour access to our free Online Vacation Guide! Once you’ve received your password via email, unlock our top choices for the most romantic things to do in Idaho, the best area attractions, and our favorite outdoor adventures near Stanley, ID. Our guide also provides a sample of the rustic cabins you can stay in for your best Idaho vacation yet!

Our Favorite Romantic Things to Do in Idaho

The Sawtooth Mountains offer an array of destinations to help you escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life, and reconnect with nature, your loved one, and most importantly yourself. Here are our top recommendations for the most romantic things to do in Idaho this year!

Scenic Overlooks

Whether you are making your way from Sun Valley to Stanley or enjoying a weekend trip from Boise, you’ll pass several overlooks along the way. Park in one of the conveniently located lots or pull off to the side of the road to witness the natural beauty of our area. You’ll hear the peaceful sounds of Mother Nature and find the perfect backdrop to begin your photo collection on your vacation!

Immerse Yourself in the Outdoors

When you want to enjoy the wonderful outdoors of Redfish Lake, you’ll find an assortment of romantic things to do in Idaho.

Enjoying the Marina at Redfish Lake Lodge is just one of the most romantic things to do in Idaho.

Spend your day leisurely strolling down the Fishhook Creek Trail, or horseback riding down the winding paths with the Redfish Corrals. In addition, enjoy one of the many rentals from the Marina at Redfish Lake Lodge. Rent a canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or motorized boat, or enjoy a lake tour with one of our guides.

As the sun sets on your thrilling adventures, relax on our beach or make your way to the end of our dock to stargaze. You can see the various constellations, the North Star, and even the Milky Way galaxy. Leave your camera inside and look at this magnificent sight rather than through a lens!

Sunset Appetizer Cruise

All aboard one of the Redfish pontoons for the Sunset Appetizer Cruise. Pair the picturesque views of the setting sun with a bottle of wine or a glass of beer. Choose from a wonderful selection of gourmet appetizers, each of which features the true Idaho comfort food from one of our on-site restaurants. It’s one of our favorite ways to end the day on the Redfish Lake!

A Spa Experience

Whether you decide to stay at Redfish Lake Lodge or Redfish Riverside Inn, nothing says “I love you” quite like adding our spa package to your getaway. It’s one of the most romantic things to do in Idaho for any couple! Delight in a deep-tissue massage or an invigorating facial at the indulgent Meadow Creek Spa. If you wish to create the ultimate day, you can choose a $49 credit for any other spa service instead of picking between a massage or a facial. Other treatments include a couple’s massage (highly recommended), an outdoor massage, aromatherapy, custom facials, and body wraps. A comprehensive selection of spa services awaits!

Where to Eat

Book your table at one of the finest Stanley, Idaho, restaurants. Whether you decide to enjoy a meal from our eateries or make the quick drive to downtown Stanley, you’re sure to get your fill of the hearty cuisine. 

Weekend romantic cabin getaways in Idaho would not be complete without eating at one of our on-site restaurants.

Each of the dining establishments in our mountainside town features Northwestern-inspired flavors, regional delicacies, and a selection of local beer!

Walk the Gallery

Calling all art aficionados! When you visit downtown Stanley, Idaho, on your couple’s retreat, explore the stunning displays Gerheim Gallery. This unique exhibit hall showcases the talent of Thad Gerheim who specialized in landscape photography. As you walk around the gallery, these photographs are sure to captivate you, and if you’re feeling even more inspired, purchase one of his signature prints!

Unwind at Redfish Lake Lodge

Once you’ve tried one of our recommendations for romantic things to do in Idaho, you’ll need a relaxing place to call home each night. Here at Redfish Lake Lodge, we offer a selection of comfortable cabins and invite you to reserve the ideal one for you and your special someone. Each of our rustic retreats features views of the Redfish Lake, the surrounding Sawtooth Mountains, and is close to all the action of the Marina.After you've delighted in the many romantic things to do in Idaho, relax with your special someone in our Honeymoon Cabin!

To enhance your experience, ask about our Romance at Redfish Package. This enticing extra features a bottle of local Idaho red wine, two custom Redfish Lake Lodge Goblets, a souvenir Redfish Lake Lodge wine tool, specialty chocolates, rose petals, and tealight candles! With so many ways to spend time together this year, why wait any longer to plan your getaway? We look forward to hosting your romantic getaway this year at Redfish Lake Lodge or our nearby sister property the Redfish Riverside Inn!