Deb and Tom Nicholls
Deb and Tom Nicholls
2024-04-16
Kara, Gracie and Becky were great to work with during our home search. It was a long process and they were both patient and gracious with us from beginning to end. If you are in the market to purchase or sell your home, we would highly recommend City of Trees Real Estate.
Louis Spiker
Louis Spiker
2024-04-14
We recently had the pleasure of working with Renee Faught as my realtor, and I cannot praise her enough for the outstanding service she provided throughout the entire home-buying process. Renee took the time to understand our needs and preferences truly, and she was dedicated to finding us the perfect home that checked off all the boxes on our wishlist. Her attention to detail and expertise in the real estate market were invaluable in helping us navigate through the various listings and make informed decisions. What truly sets Renee apart is her exceptional communication skills and responsiveness. She was always available to answer any questions, provide updates on new listings, and guide us through each step of the home-buying process. Her proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients made the entire experience seamless and stress-free. Thanks to Renee's expertise and guidance, we found the perfect home that exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Renee highly enough to anyone in search of a dedicated, reliable, and knowledgeable realtor. If you're looking for a real estate professional who truly cares about finding you the perfect home, look no further than Renee. Thank you, Renee, for helping us find our dream home!
LeeAnn Rossi
LeeAnn Rossi
2024-04-10
Tara and her team did an outstanding job helping us Selling our home!
Dennis Lanham
Dennis Lanham
2024-04-04
very easy and very professional.
Dan Zimmerman
Dan Zimmerman
2024-04-02
Francesca is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend using Francesca if you are in need of real estate services.
Meghan Yenney
Meghan Yenney
2024-04-02
Thank you to Victoria and team for helping us through buying our new home and selling our previous home! Our experience was great and so much less stressful because of them. Highly recommend!
Teena Nash
Teena Nash
2024-03-21
I can't say enough good about working with Lucas O'Neill. He is very knowledgeable and professional in his work with my elderly parent. He soldiered through a very difficult transaction with two clients that couldn't coordinate, had a rocky divorce sale, court orders, difficult title company to work with and yet he remained positive through the entire experience. I'm impressed with his ability to problem solve with all the issues we had between the two clients, two attorneys, and the inspections and repairs. The one client was really difficult to coordinate with, wouldn't provide keys or use a lockbox, locked the inspector out and yet Lucas was so good about dealing with all the crazy that was going on and still making the sale go through on the closing date. I really don't know any other agent that would have stuck around to finish the deal, and through the holidays to boot. Lucas is a keeper, and just such a good solid guy! Bravo for a job well done!
Blake Mckernan
Blake Mckernan
2024-03-19
City of Trees Real Estate has an amazing team that made our big move painless and easy! They were all very responsive on top of each step and very informative when needed. Cant thank them enough for getting us into our dream home!
Blakely Frechette
Blakely Frechette
2024-03-18
Francesca exceeded my expectations as a real estate agent. From the moment I expressed interest, she was prompt in her responses and demonstrated a genuine attentiveness to my specific needs throughout the entire home buying journey. Her professionalism and dedication made the process smooth and stress-free. I wholeheartedly recommend Francesca to anyone seeking a reliable and committed agent.

Idaho Winter Adventures | Boise Real Estate

By: Brent Hanson

Idaho Winter Adventures | Boise Idaho

Due to our mountainous landscape and our northern latitude, those of us who have lived in the Treasure Valley long enough quickly learn to appreciate our unique outdoor access and proximity to recreational amenities. In the summer, many nearby rivers, public foothill hiking trails and easy to reach reservoirs provide a respite of fun and adventure right at our very fingertips. But one of our best kept secrets is revealed once that powdery white stuff hits the pavement and the mercury drops in a hurry, as in close-in winter wonderlands that abound and are guaranteed to put a little sparkle in your eyes and a return to your childhood memories of yesteryear.

Here are a couple of winter retreats that will have you too praying for snow:

If you are one who seeks wild adventure on a rustic scale, complete with the traditional jingle of sleigh bells, cozy blankets and a canopy of brilliant stars then check out Bogus Creek Outfitters and be prepared to be smitten with your new favorite tradition; winter sleigh rides. That’s right! You can recapture the more nostalgic traditions of winters when a simple sleigh ride and the company of a loved one was a intrinsic part of celebrating the winter season. Here your winter adventure begins at the top of Bogus Basin mountain and winds its way through the Boise National Forest. You may have to snuggle up a bit with your significant other or perhaps share the warmth of the adventure with your own children as they take a trip through an enchanted winter forest. At the end of it all you reach a cozy cabin filled with delicious home-cooked meals, hot drinks and an evening of music, cowboy poetry and memories for years to come.

Perhaps a sleigh ride isn’t quite the way you want to spend your winter days, after all, you do love and appreciate the snow, you just prefer to admire it from a cozy distance. If this sounds at all like your idea of a wintry day, then perhaps a ride on the Thunder Mountain Line is tailored made for you. Located nearby Horseshoe Bend, these vintage trains hearken to a simpler period of time, when train travel was not merely about getting from point A to point B. Take this little journey and indulge in your inner adventurer. Choose from the Santa Express where you and the little ones can visit Santa in Montour or the Holiday Dinner Train a more adult-oriented venue with dinner and a glass of good cheer to celebrate the holidays! All while being captivated by the beautiful snowy mountain landscapes!

 

Either way, these winter excursions promise to wipe the glowers from a gloomy wintry day.  Better yet, they are both located within an hour from the Treasure Valley, just make sure to call ahead to make reservations.

You don’t want to miss out on the jingle of sleigh bells, clopping hooves and the drift of gentle flake or those swaying motions and rhythmic train wheels from antique trains car as they carry you along a scenic byway and reveal a true winter wonderland just around the corner.

Embrace the Idaho winter and all it affords, you’ll be glad you did.