July 22, 2015

McCall information

Payette Lake at Sunset

Payette Lake at Sunset

McCall Real Estate 


 I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the growing Central Idaho town of McCall.

Real Estate

I believe that I have much to offer the person looking for real estate in our area.   I have lived in McCall since 1976.  I worked in construction before I became a Real Estate agent in 1992. Knowledge of building and what makes for a good home, for your needs in this area, is important.   We have lots of snow up here and I ran a snow removal business for 11 years.  I have seen how snow can effect your home as well as sun,  light, ice and other factors that will make your home enjoyable or lots of work. 

McCall is a great place to bring up your children.  My  two children grew up in McCall.  One is a special ed teacher in Boise and the other works for Rutgers University in New Jersey.  


Winter sports

We have an indoor ice skating rink.   Nearby Ponderosa Stat Park provides a beautiful setting for cross country skiing as well as many summer activities.  Downhill skiing on Brundage Mountain is fantastic and just 8 miles away.   Twenty miles south from town is Tamarack Resort with ski slopes, zip lines and many other attractions.  The area is also know as “Snowmobile Heaven”.  Miles and miles of groomed trails head out and lead to back country towns where you can get  meal, fuel up and then return home.  


We do have 3 wilderness area within 50 miles of McCall.   These public lands draw avid hunters to the area for the most sought after trophy game.   Hunting is a principal topic of conversation between September and April.  If it is native to the northwest, you can probably hunt for it around McCall.


Summers are wonderful!  The temperatures are mild (70’s to 80’s) with very little rain.  Payette Lake in McCall, as seen with  Google Maps is a deep water lake averaging  about 90 ft. deep.  Just 17 miles south is Lake Cascade which is a larger but much shallower.  Both have water skiing and fishing.  There are a number of golf courses in  the area.   One 27 hole course is in operation in McCall.  One 18 hold course just 15 miles to the west in New Meadows.  There is a 9 hole course on the east shore  of Cascade Lake.  Jughandle Mountain, just 12 miles south of McCall has a course that was ranked “second best new course in America”  January 2008 Golf Digest.


Fishing is available for either the casual weekend fisherman or the perennial die hard.   All 700 area lakes (within a 50 mile radius) have been stocked sometime in the past.   Hiking into all of the back country lakes which fill the bowls carved out by ancient glaciers could take a lifetime.  Along the way you may enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and river canyons.  Creeks meandering through lush meadows which may afford you a delightful surprise of a wildlife sighting at any time.

Real Estate 

If you have some real estate needs please consider me.   I would appreciate the opportunity to work with you in finding that special home or piece of property.  Please feel free to contact me by phone or email.  I will promptly send you any information that you may desire.

Phone 208-634-2728 office

              208-634-8012 cell

Email  jim@mountainlakesrealty.com

Jim Robertson 

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