Nestled in South Central Idaho is the great little city of Buhl. With a population of approximately 4,690 people, this is the perfect small city with strong values and a close-knit community. Buhl is located in Twin Falls County and is the 38th largest city in Idaho. Just 16 miles west of Twin Falls, it is located along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway on Highway 30. Buhl was named after Frank H. Buhl, a major investor in a project known as the Twin Falls South Side project, which introduced large-scale irrigation to the region in the early 20th Century. It was founded in 1906 and is on the old Oregon Trail in the western half of Twin Falls County.
Buhl has a strong school district and is the home of the Indians. The community loves being involved with the school district, whether it’s at a Friday night football game or supporting senior projects to raise money for a good cause, or the elementary choir singing and putting on a dinner for our local Veterans. This small town community always comes together to help when needed.
Buhl is known for their popular SageBrush Days Celebration that happens every year on 4th of July. It includes a fun run, vendors and activities in the park and is the only town in Twin Falls County to have a parade on the 4th! The fun wraps up each year with a spectacular fireworks show that is funded by the City of Buhl.
This lovely town is also home to many unique local businesses and restaurants that are favorites to the locals. Buhl also offers many nearby attractions, Balance Rock Park is an excellent spot for a picnic or camping. This wind carved rock is over 48 feet tall and 40 tons and balances precariously on a pedestal only 3 feet by 17 inches. The trailhead for Balanced Rock is located just west of the Balanced Rock Park. The beautiful Salmon Falls Creek and Canyon are truly an oasis in the desert.
There are two local wineries in the area. Snyder Winery is a small but great winery featuring some amazing views and tasty wines. Holesinsky Vineyard is a local favorite, located down in the canyon off of Clear Springs Road. They have a great variety of red and white wines. Holesinsky’s puts on quite a few events throughout the year with live music and festivals that you can bring the whole family to enjoy. Buhl has a new cider tasting venue, right off highway 30 coming into town, stop by on the weekend and sample a flight of homemade local ciders and enjoy some brick fire oven pizza.
The nearby Snake River offers a variety of summertime fun! From boating, water skiing, kayaking to fishing this area has it all. A local favorite, Blue Heart is truly a natural wonder! It is a natural crystal clear spring that boils from underneath the sand in a cove off the snake. Words do not express the pristine beauty of this place!