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Your House Shopping Weekend: A Guide to Discover Boise’s Best Communities

Posted by Devri Roubidoux on June 16, 2021
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House Shopping Itinerary – 2021

We know that house shopping can be overwhelming, especially when you’re moving to a new place or even just wanting to get a better idea of the area. At Boise Hunter Homes, we got together as a team and combined our local knowledge to try and bring you an unforgettable weekend in the Treasure Valley. Whether you’re local or coming from out of town, we think you’ll love this curated selection of some of the best parts of our area. Of course, there is so much more to see, do, taste, and enjoy, but you came here to see houses, right? Well, we hope so. Enjoy this itinerary of a wonderful (and jam-packed) weekend in the Treasure Valley.

Packing List:

First things first, it’s time to pack your bags. Depending on the time of year you are visiting, our weather usually matches pretty perfectly to the season (“4 seasons” is one of the reasons people love living here). There can be a variety of temperature changes in a given weekend, so be sure to check the weather and pack accordingly to the season and weather report.

If you see an adventure in the itinerary below that you really want to do (i.e. golf, hike/bike, fancy dinner, or rafting down the Boise river) then be sure to bring the proper attire for those activities. When you visit our model homes, don’t worry about dressing fancy, and if you have kids, you are more than welcome to bring them with you into the model homes. Now on to the itinerary!

Friday (Day 1)

Afternoon: Fly in to Boise (we have access to 27 non-stop destinations).

Late Afternoon: Check in at The Inn at 500. If you’re extra fancy, book one of the Penthouse suites – they are incredible!


Option 1 – Eat dinner at Richard’s (inside The Inn at 500), The Wylder, Chandlers, Anthony’s, or The Fork. We’re hungry just typing out these amazing restaurants.

Option 2 – Drive up to Harris North to watch the sunset from the foothills (make sure to come back tomorrow when we are open to tour our model homes and learn more). Most homes start in the lower $2M’s. If you choose to soak in the sunset in Harris North, we’d recommend having dinner nearby at either Lucky 13 or Boise Fry Company.

Feeling extra energy? Head to Voicebox Karaoke to belt out your favorite songs, enjoy some of the nightlife bars along Main Street like Pengilly’s Saloon, Barbarian Brewing, Amsterdam Lounge, Press & Pony, or indulge in a Chip Cookie or The Stil ice cream (bonus: take a walk through Freak Alley).

Saturday (Day 2)

Morning: Breakfast at A Café, Slow by Slow, Guru Donuts, Goldy’s, BACON (you can’t go wrong with any of these).

11:00 AM: Drive to Harris North, tour our homes (bonus: rent a bike or Pedego and ride to Harris North) – model homes include the Highland and Cottonwood. You’ll likely want to plan for at least 1-hour of home/community touring in Harris North. We are open 11a-6p daily (Monday’s 1p-6p). Most homes start in the lower $2M’s.

Early Afternoon Exploration Ideas (minimum of 3hrs needed for any of these adventures): walk, bike, run the Boise Greenbelt, surf (yes, surf in Idaho) at Whitewater Park, animal watch at Zoo Boise, take in a round of golf at Warm Springs Golf Course, picnic, boat, sun bathe at Lucky Peak State Park, stop and smell the roses at Idaho Botanical Garden, enjoy an outdoor play at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Summer), take in the views from Table Rock, see the blue field for yourself during a BSU Football Game (September-November), and soak in the fun at Roaring Springs Water Park (May-September).

3:00 PM: Drive to Sky Mesa, tour model homes (Sagewood, Houston, Ridgeview). You’ll likely want to plan for 1-2 hours in Sky Mesa. We are open 11a-6p daily (Monday’s 1p-6p). Most homes start in the $800K’s.

Evening: Dinner at The Village (Twigs Bistro, Casa del Matador, Sid’s Garage, Texas de Brazil, Kona Grill, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Calle 75 Street Tacos, Yard House – we love all of these restaurants, the choice is yours!)

Sunday (Day 3)

Morning: Bike or drive to breakfast at Certified Kitchen & Bakery within Boise’s quaint North End and then walk/bike/ride to Camel’s Back Park. This park is beautiful and full of things to do: tennis, volleyball, playgrounds, swings, workout equipment, tons of grass and shady areas, and an opportunity for a great hike that puts you at the top of Camels Back Reserve, which perfectly overlooks downtown Boise.

11:00 AM: Drive to Dry Creek Ranch (bonus: go up Harrison Blvd and head west across Hill Road – this is the scenic route), tour our model homes: Magnolia, Tablerock, and Summit. You’ll likely want to plan for 1-2 hours in Dry Creek Ranch. We are open 11a-6p daily (Monday’s 1p-6p). Most homes start in the $900K’s.

Early Afternoon: Lunch in Eagle: Bardenay, Rib Shack, Crave, or Coyne’s.

Extra time? Bike enthusiasts check out Eagle Bike Park, there’s almost always some sort of seasonal activity at Eagle Island (from water slides in the summer to snow tubing in the winter), or enjoy the beauty of Reid Merrill Park, just a stone’s throw from the Boise River with a scenic park to relax and reflect on your amazing weekend.

We Hope You Had Fun!

How was your weekend? Which aspect should we reconsider on our itinerary and which parts were your favorite? We’d love to hear from you. Shoot us an email:


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