Orchards ripe with fruit, sunny rounds of golf, the latest vintage — Southern Idaho is bursting with delights during autumn. There’s so much to take in that we’ve developed a best-of-the-best list to use as your guide to fall fun.

Lavender Goddess

Chill out at a lavender farm
Lavender is renowned for its ability to ease stress (plus, it smells amazing), and a trip to Lavender Goddess in Buhl is just the trick to take the edge of the long workweek. This working farm is open on Saturdays from June-September, but you can buy products like decorative wreaths and sugar scrub all year long on the website.

Feast at a Farmers Market
Magic Valley farmers grow some of the best produce in the state, and many of them open their fields and orchards to foodies and families who want to pick out their own delicious berries, apples, and more. Don’t want to get your hands dirty? Head to one of the valley’s many farmers markets, or visit a restaurant that takes advantage of the summer’s bounty. Get a full list of you-pick farms, farmers markets, and farm-to-table restaurants here.

Sleep among the plum trees
Kelley’s Canyon Orchard has opened an Airbnb in the Snake River Canyon, just 10 miles away from both Buhl and Miracle and Banbury hot springs. The cozy house, known as “Mary Anne’s Place,” was home to matriarch Mary Anne Gourley Kelley and is now managed by her granddaughters Robin and Gretchen. The home is in the middle of a working orchard and has private access to the Snake River. Book your stay here.

Play a round (or three) of golf
Golfing season extends well into autumn in Southern Idaho — many courses don’t close until the snow flies! You’ll have your pick of scenery: Play deep in the Snake River Canyon, along the banks of the river, or among shady, stately trees at a municipal courses. Get a quick overview of where to go here — and don’t forget to download your free guide!

Holesinsky Winery

Try a new vintage at Holesinky Winery
This family-owned vineyard crafts merlots, red blends, roses, syrahs, Rieslings, and ice wines, all without any additives or aggressive filtering. But plan ahead: To experience the gorgeous property and taste Holesinky’s wines, you have to make an appointment. The winery is located at 4477A Valley Steppe Drive, Buhl. Appointments: Call 208-720-0113 or email eric@holesinky.com.

See a tapestry of color
Fall colors are beginning to pop, with almost the full spectrum of the rainbow in brilliant display in Southern Idaho. It’s a great time to hop in the car and check out the colors while enjoying a scenic drive in Southern Idaho. Click here for four beautiful drives.

Nature Puts On a Technicolor Show

What better way to spend a weekend than exploring Southern Idaho’s autumn colors? Answer a few quick questions to download our guide to four spectacular fall scenic routes — and hit the road!

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