Category Archives: Boise


Escape the Heat – go on a Staycation

Summer may be winding down, but it’s still plenty hot outside. If you’re trying to sneak in one last getaway before the season ends, plan a staycation in town and enjoy some of the area’s best gems. There are few better ways to beat the heat than having a soda fountain treat, and Goody’s in Boise offers some of the best. To top off your weekend and make your staycation truly memorable, check into the Anniversary Inn’s Fire and Ice suite. Continue reading


A Staycation for the Adventurous

The great outdoors provides a wealth of fun and enjoyment, which is why so many vacationers choose destinations where they can spend time relishing nature at its finest. Fortunately, if you live in Boise you don’t have to go far at all to have an extraordinary getaway. Instead of leaving town, go hiking in the area and spend a weekend at one of the Anniversary Inn’s amazing themed suites.

If you’re a casual hiker or you plan to take a novice or children along on your staycation, one of the best hikes to take is the lower loop of Hulls Gulch Nature Trail. Situated in the foothills of Boise, this 7.2 mile scenic route is popular because of its breathtaking views. Along the way you’ll see canyons, running water in Hulls Gulch, and the beautiful valley. Hulls Gulch Lower Loop is frequented by thousands of bikers, joggers, and hikers each year, so it’s very well maintained and you won’t have to worry about encountering any unpaved terrain.


Another hike that you can take during your staycation is Table Rock, a well-traveled trail that is 2.5 miles long and suitable for hikers of all experience levels. Most people take about an hour to complete the hike, so this is a great option if you’re looking for a short excursion after taking a longer hike the previous day. Be sure to take a hat and some water along with you as there is little shade on the Table Rock hiking trail.

You’ll need a comfortable and cozy spot to rest up during your adventurous getaway. The perfect place to stay for the weekend is the Anniversary Inn’s Sun Valley Suite. Inside this room is an incredibly detailed facade that mimics a rustic log cabin, complete with a stone fireplace and a beautiful mural of the outdoors. Even the bathroom complements the suite’s theme with a rock wall and refreshing waterfall shower. The bath also has a spacious jetted spa tub where you can relax and unwind. The Sun Valley suite’s amenities include a queen size four-poster log bed, 40 inch television, and a Blu-Ray player. You’ll be invited to enjoy complimentary cheesecake and sparkling cider when you check in, and each morning a free full breakfast will be available to help start your day off right.

Adventure and a restful retreat are right in your backyard. The next time you start itching for a getaway, plan a staycation by hiking some of Boise’s trails and staying at the Anniversary Inn’s Sun Valley Suite.

Call 1-800-324-4152 or 208-387-4900 or make an online reservation here. Contact our Inn Keeper Jenny with any questions at


A Patriotic Staycation

The Fourth of July is a prime time to explore the town and celebrate our country’s storied history. To enjoy the summer weather and get the most out of your time off, forget about traveling out of town this Fourth of July. Instead, have fun at the city’s many events, marvel at the festive fireworks show, and book a few days at the Anniversary Inn’s fantastic Hayloft Suite. Continue reading


A Rockin’ Staycation in Boise

Planning a staycation in Boise means you have tons of entertainment options to choose from. Music lovers will find that the summertime provides ample opportunity to catch great live performances, especially at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. A weekend of outdoor concerts combined with a stay at the Anniversary Inn’s Biker Roadhouse suite will make an awesome staycation that you’ll talk about for years to come. Continue reading


A Beautiful Garden Staycation

The arrival of spring brings gorgeous flowers and ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors at its most lush and beautiful state. If you’re planning a staycation, consider incorporating the beauty of nature to create a relaxing, rejuvenating getaway. A visit to the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise will provide a fun day filled with walks among the blooms and the chance to attend exciting events. Pair this with a stay at the Anniversary Inn’s Country Garden Suite and you’ve got the perfect springtime staycation. Continue reading