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Garden-Valley is an unincorporated town located just one hour north of the city of Boise, Idaho. Although small, what attracts visitors to the town of Garden Valley is the beautiful mountain setting and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Due to the tourism in the area, Garden Valley is able to provide a small town quality of life along with amenities usually found only in larger cities. The town was originally founded on logging, mining and ranching. Activities in the Garden Valley region include incredible fishing and whitewater rafting, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. In addition, Garden Valley is also home to the newest snow tubing hill in Idaho. The town sponsors a annual 4th of July Celebration and the Payette River Festival. Nearby Boise offers an annual Jazz Festival each spring, along with a summer Shakespeare festival with outdoor performances. Other nearby attractions include fishing, boating and rafting on the Boise River, the Julia Davis Park and Zoo and the Bogus Basin ski area.

Surrounding areas: Idaho City, Idaho (17.9 mi), Cascade, Idaho (29.6 mi), Eagle, Idaho (34.0 mi), Boise, Idaho (36.1 mi)

Garden Valley Vacation Rentals

Garden Valley Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Garden Valley Motel1111 Banks Lowman RdGarden Valley, ID (208) 462-2911
The Ashley Inn500 N Main StCascade, ID30.0 mi.(208) 382-5621

Garden Valley Weather & Climate

Southwest Idaho has a climate that is characterized as semi-arid with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and dry and temperatures often exceed 100 degrees F. Winters are cold with moderate amounts of snowfall. Rain is usually infrequent and light, averaging an inch per month. March is the wettest month of the year with an average of 1.41 inches of precipitation. August is the driest month of the year. Spring and fall are generally temperate and quite pleasant. Humidity is low year-round. Rain and snow together in the region average only about 12 inches per year. Spring comes earlier and winter later in this region that is protected from severe weather by nearby mountains.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 17°F 3.82 in. -
February 41°F 20°F 2.77 in. -
March 51°F 26°F 2.45 in. -
April 61°F 31°F 1.77 in. -
May 70°F 37°F 1.74 in. -
June 79°F 43°F 1.40 in. -
July 88°F 47°F 0.64 in. -
August 88°F 45°F 0.49 in. -
September 78°F 37°F 1.18 in. -
October 64°F 30°F 1.46 in. -
November 43°F 25°F 3.44 in. -
December 33°F 18°F 3.87 in. -

Garden Valley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Boise Air Terminal airport (BOI) located about 38 miles southwest of Garden Valley in Boise, Idaho, the Bruce Meadows airport (U63) located approximately 38 miles northeast of Garden Valley in Stanley, Idaho, the Nampa Municipal airport (S67) located roughly 45 miles southwest of Garden Valley in Nampa, Idaho, the Caldwell Industrial airport (EUL) located around 46 miles southwest of Garden Valley in Caldwell, Idaho, the Mc Call Municipal airport (MYL) located about 55 miles north of Garden Valley in Mccall, Idaho, and finally the Mountain Home Municipal airport (U76) located approximately 67 miles south of Garden Valley in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Garden Valley Attractions

Golf Courses
Terrace Lakes ResortGarden ValleyID 
Cascade Golf CourseCascadeID29.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Sun ValleySun ValleyID84.2 mi.
State Parks
Bogus Basin State ParkID23.3 mi. 
Horsethief Reservoir State ParkID29.1 mi. 
Veterans Memorial State ParkID34.7 mi. 
Eagle Island State ParkID35.5 mi. 
Idaho Black History MuseumBoiseID35.2 mi.(History)
Idaho Military History MuseumBoiseID35.2 mi.(History)
Warhawk Air MuseumNampaID48.7 mi.(History)

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