If you are looking for a true escape from it all then there’s no better place than Saint Maries, Idaho. The city calls itself a “gem of a gem.” And it certainly has a lot to boast about. Saint Maries is nestled in the foothills on the mountain along the rivers and lakes and prime Idaho countryside. Whether you are just looking for a quiet getaway with the family, want to join in on the famous St. Joe River boat races or want to check out one the great local music and other festivals, you’ll love the hospitality and beauty of St. Maries.
Reel in a Big Catch in Idaho’s Fishing Capital. Saint Maries is one of the best places to enjoy a fishing getaway. They make it easy too with quick online registration for a fishing licensing. Here you have so many options where you can catch everything from bass and trout to kokanee, northern pike and even salmon. Near St. Maries, is St. Joes an excellent spot for a little fast water fishing or you can boat out on one of the surrounding lakes. The toughest choices you’ll have is selecting where to go first!
Get Ready to Race the Joe. If you are a true boater or thrill-seeker then you can’t miss one of the city’s most famous annual events—the St. Joe Race. Here competitors from around the country rev the engine and take part in an exhilarating and challenging race along the St. Joe River. The race occurs every year and is one of the best ways to test your boating skills against some of the top amateur racers in the country. And don’t worry, there are plenty of great spots for you to kick back near the riverbanks if you just want to relax and enjoy the spectacle!
Discover the Great Outdoors and More. Saint Maries is an all-seasons destination. Boaters enjoy all kinds of spring and summer activities including water sports, fishing, swimming and more. The city also sits near some of the greatest ski resorts on Idaho making it a great base camp before you head out for a day on the slopes. The city itself is also very charming. The pine-tree lined the main street has a large array of great little shops, cafes and delicious local style restaurants. If you are looking for an amazing, down-to-earth getaway then Saint Maries is the perfect place for your next boat charter!