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Idaho-City is a historic little town located in Boise County approximately 36 miles northeast of the city of Boise. As of the 2000 census, the population was 458 residents. For history buffs, it doesnt get much better than Idaho City. Founded in 1862 as Bannock (or sometimes called West Bannock,) Idaho City was one of the towns settled amidst the Boise Basin gold rush during the Civil War. This was the largest gold rush since the California rush about a dozen years earlier. With its location near the confluence of the Elk and Mores Creeks, Idaho Citys plentiful water supply allowed it to outgrow the other nearby camps in the basin. As the population grew in what was then called Bannock, the new Idaho Territory legislature changed the towns name to Idaho City to avoid confusion with Bannack, Montana. During its peak in the mid 1860s, there were more than 200 businesses in town, including three dozen saloons. In 1864, the population of the town was 7,000, which made it the largest city in the Northwest at the time. Fire struck the city four times: in 1865, 1867, 1868 and 1871. Most residents departed the mountains, and the town, once the mining declined. Idaho Citys population fell below 900 by 1870 and was down to 104 by 1920. Today, the economy relies on hunting and fishing tourism, and those who come to visit the many historic buildings in town and the old Boot Hill Cemetery.

Surrounding areas: Garden Valley, Idaho (17.9 mi), Boise, Idaho (24.8 mi), Eagle, Idaho (27.2 mi), Nampa, Idaho (40.0 mi)

Idaho City Vacation Rentals

Idaho City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Garden Valley Motel1111 Banks Lowman RdGarden Valley, ID18.1 mi.(208) 462-2911
Courtyard By Marriott222 S Broadway AveBoise, ID23.4 mi.(208) 331-2700
Idanha Hotel928 MainBoise, ID23.5 mi.(208) 342-3611
Springhill Suites By Marriott Boise Park Center424 E Parkcenter BlvdBoise, ID23.5 mi.(208) 342-1044
Best Western Safari Motor Inn1070 Grove StBoise, ID23.6 mi.(208) 344-6556
Holiday Inn Express-boise2613 Svista AveBoise, ID23.6 mi.(208) 388-0800
Nendels2155 GDNBoise, ID23.6 mi.(208) 322-0046
Owyhee Plaza Hotel1109 Main StBoise, ID23.6 mi.(208) 343-4611
Quality Inn2717 VisBoise, ID23.6 mi.(208) 343-7505
Statehouse Inn981 Grove StBoise, ID23.6 mi.(800) 243-4622
The Grove Hotel A Coast Hotel245 S Capitol BlvdBoise, ID23.6 mi.(208) 333-8000
Doubletree Club Hotel Boise475 W Parkcenter BlvdBoise, ID23.7 mi.(208) 345-2002
Modern Hotel1314 Grove StBoise, ID23.7 mi.(208) 424-8244
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown495 S Capitol BlvdBoise, ID23.8 mi.(208) ''1-1900
Red Lion Boise Downtowner1800 FairviewBoise, ID23.8 mi.(208) 344-7691
Capri Motel2600 Fairview AveBoise, ID24.0 mi.(208) 334-8617
Whistler Point Apartments3504 Whistler LnBoise, ID24.1 mi.(208) 853-4300
Shilo Inn Boise Riverside3031 Main StBoise, ID24.2 mi.(503) 641-6565
Boisean Motel1300 S CapitolBoise, ID24.3 mi.(208) 345-7300
University Inn2360 UniversityBoise, ID24.3 mi.(208) 345-7300
Residence Inn By Marriott1401 Lusk AveBoise, ID24.4 mi.(208) 344-1200
Doubletree Hotel-boise-riverside2900 Chinden BlvdBoise, ID24.5 mi.(208) 343-1871
Econo Lodge4060 Fairview AveBoise, ID24.6 mi.(208) 344-4030
Seven K Motel3633 Chinden BlvdBoise, ID24.6 mi.(208) 343-7723
Bond Street Motel/Apartments1680 N Phillippi StBoise, ID25.1 mi.(208) 322-4407
Rodeway Inn Of Boise1115 N CurtisBoise, ID25.5 mi.(208) 376-2700
Extended Stay America2500 S Vista AveBoise, ID25.6 mi.(208) 363-9040
Best Western Northwest Lodge6989 Federal WayBoise, ID25.8 mi.(208) 287-2300
Comfort Suites2906 Vista AveBoise, ID25.8 mi.(208) 472-1222
Shilo Inn4111 Broadway AveBoise, ID25.8 mi.(208) 343-7662
Comfort Inn2526 Airport WayBoise, ID25.9 mi.(208) 322-1850
Holiday Inn Boise Airport3300 Vista AveBoise, ID26.0 mi.(208) 343-4900
Inn America A Budget Motel2275 Airport WayBoise, ID26.0 mi.(208) 389-9800
Motel 62323 Airport WayBoise, ID26.0 mi.(208) 344-3506
Super 8 Motel2773 ElderBoise, ID26.0 mi.(208) 344-8871
Best Western Airport Motor Inn2660 Airport WayBoise, ID26.1 mi.(208) 384-5000
Best Western Vista Inn2645 Airport WayBoise, ID26.1 mi.(208) 336-8100
Cambria Suites Boise Airport2970 W Elder StBoise, ID26.1 mi.(208) 344-7444
Fairfield Inn By Marriott3300 S Shoshone StBoise, ID26.1 mi.(208) 331-5600
Hampton Inn Boise3270 S Shoshone StBoise, ID26.1 mi.(208) 331-5600

Idaho City 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 12°F 3.44 in. -
February 41°F 15°F 2.77 in. -
March 48°F 21°F 2.44 in. -
April 57°F 27°F 1.87 in. -
May 66°F 34°F 1.88 in. -
June 76°F 40°F 1.33 in. -
July 85°F 44°F 0.67 in. -
August 85°F 43°F 0.51 in. -
September 75°F 34°F 1.16 in. -
October 62°F 26°F 1.45 in. -
November 43°F 20°F 3.08 in. -
December 34°F 12°F 3.51 in. -

Idaho City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Boise Air Terminal airport (BOI) located about 26 miles southwest of Idaho City in Boise, Idaho, the Nampa Municipal airport (S67) located approximately 38 miles west of Idaho City in Nampa, Idaho, the Caldwell Industrial airport (EUL) located roughly 41 miles west of Idaho City in Caldwell, Idaho, the Bruce Meadows airport (U63) located around 47 miles northeast of Idaho City in Stanley, Idaho, the Mountain Home Municipal airport (U76) located about 49 miles south of Idaho City in Mountain Home, Idaho, and finally the Mc Call Municipal airport (MYL) located approximately 73 miles north of Idaho City in Mccall, Idaho.

Idaho City Attractions

Golf Courses
Terrace Lakes ResortGarden ValleyID22.0 mi.
Boise Ranch Golf CourseBoiseID23.6 mi.
Indian Lakes Golf ClubBoiseID23.6 mi.
Quail Hollow Golf ClubBoiseID23.6 mi.
Shadow Valley Golf CourseBoiseID23.6 mi.
Warm Springs Golf CourseBoiseID23.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Sun ValleySun ValleyID75.5 mi.
State Parks
Bogus Basin State ParkID13.4 mi. 
Veterans Memorial State ParkID23.9 mi. 
Eagle Island State ParkID28.6 mi. 
Ward Memorial State ParkID39.2 mi. 
Idaho Black History MuseumBoiseID23.6 mi.(History)
Idaho Military History MuseumBoiseID23.6 mi.(History)
Warhawk Air MuseumNampaID41.2 mi.(History)

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