During the late 1870’s, farmers settled in this area to provide fresh produce to gold prospectors in neighboring communities. Numerous hot springs in the area allowed cultivation year ‘round. Those hot springs still heat homes, greenhouses and resort swimming pools, and many are scattered in nearby forest service campgrounds, providing glorious relaxation for visiting outdoor enthusiasts.
This mountain hideaway so close to Boise, long a weekend playground for Boiseans, is now becoming home to many Boise commuters. Summer evenings, these commuters can enjoy top-notch theater performances under the stars at Starlight Mountain Theatre.