A Sun Valley vacation rental is the perfect location for world-class skiing, snowboarding, fly fishing, rafting on the Salmon River, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and so much more. But besides being an ideal location for almost any outdoor adventure you could dream of, you'll also be surrounded by galleries, shops, a thriving arts scene, and wonderful eateries right in town! All that, plus over 200 days of sunshine a year! Interested?
Start with a cozy ski in/ski out condo in the cosmopolitan, resort-town of Sun Valley
for a fun family vacation. Then hit the slopes at Dollar Mountain for beginner to intermediate runs, cross-country skiing at the Sun Valley Nordic and Snowshoe Center, and even holiday sleigh rides your whole group will enjoy. Of course, the more experience skier may want to check out the action at Bald Mountain, with its 3,400 vertical feet of slopes - but that mountain is just on the other side of town!
Now, don't go thinking that Sun Valley is just for winter. In nice weather, take a trip up the ski lifts and mountain bike down on dirt trails past wildflowers. Or gear up and check out trout fishing on some of the world's best fly fishing streams. With some luck, later you'll be sitting down to a perfectly cooked Trout Almondine in your comfortable Sun Valley vacation rental!
Like Sun Valley, nearby Ketchum
(it's less than two miles southwest) is sandwiched between Bald and Dollar Mountains and right by all the resort action, but Ketchum is also a bustling little town in its own right. Set against snow-capped mountains, sparkling freshwater streams, funky galleries and shops downtown, with a lot of bright, year-round sunshine. A four season destination just like its neighbor to the northeast, it's the ideal location for vacation lodging like a golf condo or a cabin in town.
In summer, its bright sun and warm afternoons make Ketchum a prime setting for a round of golf. Just north of downtown, the Bigwood Golf Course is a 9 hole, par 36 course and nearby, the Sun Valley Resort Golf Course has 18 holes for your tee off enjoyment. And after your game, head back to your Ketchum vacation home to lounge on the deck with a glass of wine before walking to the charming downtown for a delicious dinner out. If you visit in July, you may be able to check out the Ketchum Arts Festival, with over 100 artist booths, live music, food, and kids' activities.
Like many of the great Western ski towns, Sun Vally and Ketchum have it all - excitement, beautiful scenery, and lots to do, but here you'll find it all at an unhurried, laid back pace. So, leave the lines behind and pick your perfect Sun Valley condo or Ketchum cottage from our growing list of Sun Valley / Ketchum vacation rentals and start exploring the beautiful, central Idaho mountains.