The Cove at Shore Lodge Earns Four-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide
McCall, Idaho – (Dec. 4, 2014) – The Cove, Shore Lodge’s acclaimed full service luxury spa, has earned a prestigious four-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, the leader in luxury travel ratings since 1958. Located inside the iconic 77-room lakeside resort in McCall, Idaho, The Cove joins Forbes’ 57th list of star rating winners worldwide.
“Our team works diligently to provide a well-rounded and relaxing experience featuring the highest quality products and services for each guest,” said Spa Director Leah Gower. “To be listed by Forbes Travel Guide among the finest establishments in the world is a great honor that we strive to continue for years to come.”
The four-star rating, which is among the most sought-after accolades in the hospitality industry, recognizes The Cove as a distinguished spa that offers consistently high standards of service and a refined guest experience in an inviting and serene environment. For more than 50 years, the Forbes team of professional inspectors have traveled the globe evaluating the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas against a rigorous set of more than 500 criteria.
Opened in 2011, The Cove offers guests an authentic Idaho sanctuary embodying the spirit of the glacier-carved Payette Lake and surrounding mountain landscape. When entering the spa, guests are greeted by an impressive lobby crafted from more than 60 floor-to-ceiling Douglas Fir logs and woodwork carved from more than 5,000 square feet of Pacific Northwest antique oak. Inspired by Idaho’s natural hot springs, The Cove’s indoor and outdoor saltwater immersion pools are lined with more than 30 tons of McCall granite boulders. Fixtures throughout the spa also reflect the area’s history, including the immersion pools’ antique-style water pump harkening to the town’s early days.
Also drawing inspiration from Idaho’s natural surroundings, The Cove’s menu was designed as an adventure in luxury for guests who can enjoy its range of massage therapies, facials, and body treatments. Additional services such as manicures, pedicures and waxing services are also available at The Cove Salon.
For more information, visit www.thecovemccall.com.
About Shore Lodge
Established in 1948 on the sandy shores of beautiful Payette Lake, the recently remodeled Shore Lodge is the premier resort in Idaho and a quintessential mountain retreat. The iconic 77 room boutique hotel boasts three acclaimed restaurants as well as The Cove, a full-service spa offering six treatment rooms and indoor/outdoor immersions pools. Shore Lodge guests also gain access to the Andy North-designed Whitetail Club golf course, lauded among Golfweek magazine’s ‘Best Resort Courses.’ The course is located within the private 1,300 acre residential community of Whitetail Club, which offers lake, mountain and golf course view home sites, contemporary mountain cabins and an array of its own amenities including a Fish & Swim Club, golf shop and grill restaurant, indoor tennis and fitness facility, as well as a play park and Camp Sharlie day camp for kids. In addition, Shore Lodge offers endless recreation as it is situated on the edge of the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States, three major river systems and the best and most plentiful natural hot springs in the lower 48 states. The resort is also located just 10 minutes from Brundage Mountain, which Ski Magazine has credited with ‘the best powder in Idaho’ and provides lift-assisted access to more than 20 miles of mountain bike trails.
Visit www.shorelodge.com, www.thecovemccall.com and www.whitetailclub.com for more information.