Laid Back and Low Key

Day 1

Start the day right and join one of our morning Water Aerobics classes (with and without live instructor)

Grab your binoculars and fishing pole and head to Montour WMA 2 miles away:  110 acres of bird watching and wildlife viewing on the Payette River, great for walks, bike trails and fishing.

Triangle Restaurant – 1 mile away.  Dine in or they cater! 208-584-3426 8770 N Highway 52

Sweet, Idaho

Follow the river up to Starlight Mountain Theater.  Enjoy musical theater classics under the stars!  Located in Garden Valley 40 minutes away. 208.462.5523


Day 2

Drive with a view!  Take the road up to Gem County’s highest point, Squaw Butte).  A beautiful drive with wildlife viewing and hiking.  Maps available at the office.

Black Canyon Dam and Powerplant located on the Payette river 7 miles away.  This Dam is a great reminder of just how powerful water is!  Watch it pour over the Dam and drop 183 feet!  Bring a picnic and enjoy Wild Rose Park at the same location.

Go back in time with a Gem County Museum tour,  Schedule a guided tour or just stop by:

Hop in the Hot Springs for an after dinner soak and swim!

Cozy up around the campfire and start the reminiscing!


Day 3

Historic Sweet Water Trough.  Squeeze in some history and drink from Sweet’s famous water trough.  (Caution: rumor has it that it’s powerful waters can increase fertility in those who wish to become pregnant!)  😊

Visit historic Ola:  17 miles north, drive back in time to the scenic church and school. Enjoy lunch at the Ola Cafe.  The Sweet-Ola Highway is a fun road-bike ride -uphill both ways!  Schedule a guided tour to Idaho’s quaintest historic town.

Take advantage of our Event Center’s full kitchen and let the men handle dinner with a Chili cookoff!

End the day with an old-fashioned singalong!  Grab your instruments and set up on the Event center’s stage, complete with microphone.  Classic fun for all ages.

Day 4

Slide into Roystone healing mineral spa for a morning soak to get a jumpstart on your day.

Looking for more than just a little fun? Ever considered a group service project?!  Get that warm fuzzy feeling and sign your group up to serve those in need!

Also contact us at the Roystone office too, we may know of a local need not listed!

The whole gang is finally together!  Hire a local photographer for a family photo shoot!

Unwind with a dinner and movie.  Try out classic 50’s Drive-in, RoeAnn’s Drive-in (208) 365-5911, 929 S Washington Ave

Emmett, Idaho

Classic Movie Theater with old fashioned prices – Frontier Cinema.  Look up on Facebook or call (208) 365-4393 for show listings.  Emmett, Idaho


Local Youth Theater, Emmett Community Playhouse

Day 5

Emmett Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, you never know what handcrafted or homegrown treat you might find.

Find a unique keepsake with Idaho small town flair!  Check out The Hen House downtown Emmett (208) 398-8300

Schedule Roystone Historical presentation.  Find out who were the first to enjoy the hot springs and just how long it has been around!

Take a self-guided tour around Roystone and enjoy the Metal Art of local artist, Ward Johns!

Pull out the charcoal and have a good old fashion Dutch Oven cook off!  (Don’t forget the Peach cobbler!)

While dinner is cooking, open up the sports closet for fun and games!  Horseshoes, croquet, badminton!

End a perfect day with an evening Swim and soak in the tub with a projector movie!



Kit’s Riverside Restaurant:  Dine by the river! (208) 793-2651 101 Payette River Rd

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Classic 50’s Drive-in, RoeAnn’s Drive-in (208) 365-5911, 929 S Washington Ave

Emmett, Idaho

Triangle Restaurant – 1 mile away.  Dine in or they cater! 208-584-3426 8770 N Highway 52

Sweet, Idaho

La Costa Mexican Restaurant:  517 N Washington Ave, Emmett, Idaho (208) 365-1567

Forget the smores?  Check out the Montour Country Store only 1 mile away: 208-584-3777 9200 N Highway 52  Horseshoe Bend, Idaho


Specific dates:

June: The Famous Emmett Cherry Festival is always held during the second full week of June.  Going strong sing the 1930s, this celebration of Emmett’s abundant cherry harvest, includes carnival rides, live music, dance performances, city parade, venders and so much more!  Located in Emmett’s City Park.

January  Annual New Year’s Cherry Rise

April 29 Youth Appreciation Day Free fun and games at the Emmett Island Sports complex.  Free fun and games for youth.

July 4th Fireworks Show:  Located at the Emmett Island Sports Complex.  Free admission, bring a blanket and enjoys fireworks, vendors and fun!

July:  Dust off the ‘ol Hot Rod and join the fun!  2 days of classic cars cruising the streets of Emmett, ID!  Cruise night/Show N Shine scheduled next for July 21 & 22, 2018

August 2-5 Gem County/Boise Fair and Rodeo

September Emmet’s 5th Annual Glow Run

September:  Support Sweet’s local Syringa hall and have some good old fashioned fun at the Sweet Cowboy Days.  Venders, food, cowboy games, contests and fun for the whole family.

October: Emmett Harvest Festival and Street Fair:  Grab your walking shoes and head to downtown Emmett for shopping, deals and discounts!  Vendors and local business bring their wares right out into the street for display!  Stop by for a treat and fun!

October:  Calling all Witches and Warlocks!  Head to Emmett for the annual Witches Walk.  Wear your finest Witchy attire, and enjoy an evening haunting downtown Emmett and city park.  Fun and brews (hot chocolate) to be had!

OctoberA River Through Time.  Head to Emmett for a local Civil War Reenactment!  Pan for gold, meet Abraham Lincoln and witness cannons booming in their full glory!  History buffs young and old do NOT want to miss this!

November 4 Kicking Cowgirl Christmas Bazaar

November 25 Magic on Main Street, Lighted Paraade & Community Tree Lighting

December1-3 Multi-Church Choir Program


Local church services

Staying through the weekend?  Start out your Sunday right with some small-town worship services!  Local Churches:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints: Services begin at 10am.  8775 Sweet Ola Highway SWEET, ID

Sweet United Methodist Church:  Sunday school: 8:30am, Worship Service 9:15am.  Sweet-Ola Highway  Sweet, ID

Sweet Vineyard Church:  10:30 Sunday mornings at Sweet-Montour Elementary School. 6600 Sweet-Ola Hwy