Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Lodge at Osprey Meadows has enjoyed eight sales in the last 11 months.  With only 27 condo’s in the lodge, we currently have only 1 more re-sale unit available.  Condo 415 is a two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,382 SF loft style unit  situated on the top floor with vaulted ceilings and outstanding views of Lake Cascade and the Salmon River Mountain Range.  Just take the elevator downstairs to enjoy the Fitness Center, Spa, locker rooms with Eucalyptus steam rooms, hot tub, seasonal pool, business center, bar, library, and the new fine dining restaurant opening in mid-December.   Originally purchased for over $850,000, this turn key unit is now offered for only $299,900.   Don’t miss out on the last remaining condo at these prices.  Call Tamarack Realty at 208-325-1001 or contact Trisha Sears at

Repost of Tamarack Resort’s Newsletter 10/23/18

This winter you’ll hear our company say “Make Your Mark”. It’s more than a campaign hook. It’s a rally cry for doing what’s right, regardless of how small. This season we intend to make our mark in our small corner of the planet. First, we’ll be hosting the Idaho Learn To Ski Day and creating the Gateway to Tamarack program to help more Idahoans learn the sports of skiing and snowboarding. We’ll also be treading lighter on Mother Earth by reducing glass and single-use plastic across our base area.

Sure, these are small steps, but our company, employees and guests will be making a positive impact in Idaho. Come along with us. You’ve invited to buck the status quo and Make Your Mark.

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A place this beautiful deserves stewardship. As much as we love Tamarack, we are people who consume and create waste. Unfortunately, our location has limited opportunities to recycle plastic, and even fewer opportunities to recycle glass – two of our largest waste products. This winter we will be working to reduce glass and eliminate single-use plastic from our base area. Various glass and plastic bottles will be replaced with infinitely-recyclable aluminum. Plastic silverware will be replaced with metal. And, where we can’t completely cut the cord with plastic, we’ll be using plant-based plastics that decompose within months, not millennia.

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We love winter and water in its frozen form. Sadly, our subculture of skiers and snowboarders is all too small. Only about 3% of the US and 7% of Idahoans ski or snowboard. That’s a shame.

To help break down the barriers of entering our sports, we’ll be hosting the Idaho Learn to Ski Day on Sunday, December 16. We’ll be offering a ticket, rental and lesson to guests ages 13 or older who have never been fortunate enough to give winter sports a shot.

Do you already ski or ride? Then this is your chance to invite a friend into winter sports with no strings attached.

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Winter sports are good for us. Study after study shows that being outside improves mental health, self-esteem and over all physical well-being. As a company and as winter enthusiasts, we feel a moral obligation to help people enter our sports.

This winter we’ll be bringing our team to Idaho’s largest population center. On select dates, we’ll be offering free tickets and lessons at Gateway Park in Eagle for people ages 13 or older who are interested in learning to ski or snowboard. Plus, our friends at Play It Again Sports Boise are throwing in complimentary rentals for participants. Our instructors will give coaching on the basics to participants and then offer an opportunity to continue their progress at Tamarack.

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Idaho may be the new frontier for Californians.

In a new Bloomberg story, the reporters Prashant Gopal and Noah Buhayar describe an “echo boom” in which Californians are invading cities in landlocked states out west, like Boise, Idaho; Phoenix, Arizona; and Reno, Nevada.

The article said the move was ignited by California’s record housing prices, volatile politics, high taxes, and “constant threat of natural disaster,” like the recent wildfires in the state.

It wasn’t long ago that people priced out of California were fleeing to Seattle and Portland, but prices — along with traffic and other frustrations — are rising there too. Earlier this year, Forbes named the roughly 700,000-person Boise metro area the fastest-growing U.S. city, followed by Seattle.

“Eventually the laws of supply and demand are going to drive people to other parts of the country,” Glenn Kelman, CEO of the real-estate firm Redfin, told Bloomberg. “Boise isn’t five times worse than California as a place to live. But places in California are five times more expensive.”

The median home price in California hit a record $600,000 in June, more than twice the national median. Bloomberg described Kelman as saying it was easy for homeowners relocating to places like Boise to feel as if they’re spending Monopoly money.

But frustrated locals feel that the Californians are driving up prices. The cost of a typical home in Ada County, which includes Boise, hit nearly $300,000 in September, an 18% jump from the previous year, Gopal and Buhayar reported. One new gated community sells homes with huge windows and “wine walls” to mostly out-of-state buyers, a sales agent told the news outlet.

Rent in these areas is also much cheaper. According to Zillow, the median rent in the Boise metro area is $1,400, compared with $2,300 in the Seattle metro area and $3,324 in the San Francisco metro area.

But the economic relief of moving to a down-home city is just one reason Idaho experienced a rise in popularity among Californians, who made up 85% of the state’s total domestic immigration in 2016, Bloomberg reported, citing an analysis of U.S. census data.

Boise has for years appeared on rankings of the best places to live by outlets like US News & World Report, Niche, and SmartAsset, touting spectacular outdoor attractions, a high quality of life, and safety, in addition to low taxes, affordable housing, and a strong job market.