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5 Things Forbes Loves About Idaho

Forbes Travel Guide recently wrote a story titled “5 Things We Love About Idaho,” that featured Chandlers and Hotel 43. Here is an excerpt…

If you’re an Instagram user, it would be in your best interest to follow @visitidaho. The state’s official travel resource posts some amazing images of everything from its 50-mile Snake River Canyon to its powder-filled terrain. But in the event that “liking” a photo or two feels more like a tease, planning a trip to the 14th largest state in the union (with a population of 1.6 million) should be your next move.

During our most recent whirlwind tour, we visited the capital city of Boise and also spent some time in Central Idaho’s small town of McCall. Here are our top five must-do activities in the northwestern sector of the United States — don’t forget your iPhone.

Explore Hotel 43

Located in downtown Boise on Grove Street, the art-filled Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel 43 is fresh off a major renovation. Upon arrival, you can’t help but to notice the beautiful silk chandelier blooms that hover from the atrium’s ceiling or photographs of the city’s monumental buildings from local artists (including middle school students) that line the boutique property’s walls. Other highlights include animal-inspired hallway carpeting (think zebra or cheetah prints), old-school moonbeam alarm clocks and comfy Euro-style mattresses.

While there, be sure to grab dinner at the hotel’s Chandlers Prime Steaks & Fine Seafood. Start your meal off at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant with Pacific oysters (choose from Kumamoto and Shigoku) on the half shell before indulging in items like the surf and turf (Aussie tail and a petit filet mignon with asparagus hollandaise and pommes frites) or pan-seared Atlantic sea scallops served atop truffled potato cakes with shiitake mushrooms marinated in a buttery citrus sauce. Salivating yet?

With the hotel’s new look and delicious fare, it’s no wonder that whenever A-listers are in town, they love staying in the Grand Balcony Suite.

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