Of all McCall, Idaho's historic buildings, Shore Lodge of Payette Lake, reigned for 40 years as the most loved. Although it was conceived as a resort, stock holders did not want McCall's lodge to imitate Sun Valley's resort-style glamour. Rather, ...
this project's catchwords were to be "wholesome: and "service". From its conception to its demise, locals and visitors would gather in a recreational setting and enjoy lakefront accommodations, dining and entertainment in an unpretentious, relaxing style. Table of Contents: 1. Shore Lodge ~ Payette Lake's Keynote 2. Flynn's Lardo Murel 3. Italian on Ice 4. Winter Blues 5. Shore Lodge Riding Stables 6. Johnny Runnalls and Old Skeeter 7. "The Man With the Perfect Profile" 8. Bing Crosby, Top o' the Morning 9. Miss Idaho 10. An Opinionated Character 11. Silenced Slots 12. Perry Bruce 13. Henri Temianka in Concert 14. Shore Lodge's Water Shows 15. Naming McCall's Sea Serpent 16. January 21st., 1954 ~ When The Lights Went Out 17. King of the Dock 18. John Edwards 19. The Case of the Missing Huckleberries 20. John's Swans 21. Hal and Dorothy 22. The Annens and the Basement Community 23. Douglas 24. Postcards from Shore Lodge 25. Sunday Brunch on the Lakefront; Picnics at Brundage Mountain 26. An Unwelcome Guest 27. Shore Lodge Snow Sculptures 28. The Takeover 29. It's History Now In 1989, this historic Idaho icon was purchased by a San Diego real-estate developer in a hostile take-over. Shore Lodge thus was extensively remodeled and christened Whitetail Lodge, an exclusive membership resort.