The Cove at Shore Lodge

By Feifei Sun / November 7, 2013

shore lodge Surrounded by natural hot springs, three major rivers, a ski mountain known for its powder and the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental U.S., The Cove at Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho, is a natural haven for those looking to partner an escape with a touch of thrill. In fact, adventure inspired every aspect of the spa’s creation, from its design, which incorporates locally sourced wood and more than 30 tons of McCall granite boulders, to its eco-friendly offerings, with playful names such as “Skipping Stones” (a heated-stone treatment) to “One Tough Mug” (a cleansing and moisturizing treatment for men). Indoor and outdoor saltwater immersion pools, which come with antique-style water pumps, also pay homage to the town’s rich history. “We wanted the spa to reflect the McCall lifestyle,” says designer Mark Natale. “For that hour or two, visitors can really get off the grid and fully immerse in the sense of adventure and community that the town is rooted in.”

—Feifei Sun

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Feifei Sun is a freelance writer based in Atlanta. She began her career at Vanity Fair and later worked as an editor at TIME, where she wrote about fashion and politics and helped edit the magazine's special issues, including the TIME 100 and Person of the Year. Her writing has also appeared in Real Simple, Marie Claire and the Huffington Post.
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