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We get it, its confusing. Let us help: You can find our breakfast on the first floor at the north end of the hotel.
North being furthest end from the pool/lobby.
From the lobby entrance area, walk past the 24 HR coffee bar and enter a 'T' in the hallway. Take a LEFT in the hallway and follow until you find the SPLIT STAIRS just go UP those few steps to the right. Keep following that hallway, you'll find where the smell is coming from right through the glass door at the end.
Breakfast opens at 6:30 AM and closes at 10:00 AM
Scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, potatoes, bacon, sausage or ham selections alternated daily.
Oatmeal, fresh fruit & berries, pastries, yogurts, waffles and more
Grab the pool towels from inside your room, drop by the desk and grab a key on your way to the hot tub with STUNNING views and bright stars.
Out the front doors take a left, through the gate.
Pool: 9 AM - 10 PM
Hot Tub 9 AM - 10 PM
Pool: Upon request until 8:00 PM
Hot tub: 10 :00 AM - 10:00 PM
Come on down and have some fun!
Try your hand at ping pong, air hockey or Foosball,
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
We have an Elliptical, Treadmill, weight lifting station, yoga mat and ball.
NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 Allowed without ADULT SUPERVISION. Basically, If they break it, you buy it.
Also a paved nature walking path approximately 300 yards from our front door.
Just go outside our front door and keep heading towards the mountain. (You can take a short cut through the field and large empty lot across third st.)
The mountain is West. Once you hit the trail if you head South, it is very beautiful as you cross an old trellis to get across the river, the scenery is amazing.
Fitness Center Open daily 24/7
See Desk Agent for Fitness Room code
Nature trail open daily 24/7
We are here to make work easy, so you can fit in some play time.
We offer a business center 24/7 complimentary to our guests.
Faxes, scans offered through desk during hours of operation 7AM - 11PM
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User name: 13027
Work shmerk, be done, now go have fun.
North end of hotel is closest to breakfast area and parking exit.
South end of hotel is closest to the Pool and Lobby areas.
Trust us, it is confusing. Which is why we offer cookies at 4, so you can leave crumbs to find your way back.
Redfish lake within the iconic Sawtooth Mountain range. Offering a large lake, camping spots, lodging, boating, fishing and much more.
Head north on highway 75 and follow signs to Redfish Lake just before Stanley, ID.
The beautiful Sawtooth mountain range dubbed the "Sawtooth Mountains" due to the jagged saw-blade like teeth.
One of Idaho's most Iconic mountain ranges, offering majestic views, breathtaking scenery, trails for horseback riding and ATVs.
Geothermal hot-springs placed randomly throughout the range. Look for orange rock formations and steam!
Head NORTH on highway 75 towards Stanley, ID to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Sawtooth mountain range.
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (Sawtooth NRA) consists of 756,000 acres of scenic mountain country. The Sawtooth NRA includes the Sawtooth Wilderness, White Clouds Wilderness, and the Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness areas.
The Sawtooth NRA has over 700 miles of trails, 40 peaks rising over 10,000 feet and 300 plus high mountain alpine lakes that add to the spectacular scenery and vistas. Recreational pursuits include Outdoor activities of camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, boating and canoeing, rafting, observing nature, photography and bicycling.
For information please contact the Sawtooth NRA Headquarters, open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm at (208)727-5000, the Ketchum Ranger Station, open Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm at (208)622-0090, the Stanley Ranger Station, open Monday through Friday 8:30am -5pm at (208)774-3000 or the supervisors office in Twin Falls, open Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm at (208)737-3200.
Notice how our little neck of the woods isn't blazing with lights everywhere?
That is so you can view the stars.
That't right, city of Ketchum has areas of town where the lights are minimal JUST FOR STAR GAZERS!
With that being said, we are within one of those many areas.
If you grab a blanket and walk over to that field beside our parking area, you can lay out and see billions of stars.
It truly is a spectacular site! Especially if you live in a city where stars cannot be viewed.
If you need to borrow a towel, to sit upon, we request you use the GREEN colored towels in your wardrobe closet inside your room so you don't ruin our white bath towel set.
Professional fly fishing guides for your next fishing adventure.
Guided Locations include:
The Big Lost River
The Little Wood River
The Big Wood River
Salmon River Steelhead
Fly casting clinics held weekly for free. If you would rather take a private lesson, they offer basic fly-casting, spey casting and even double hauling lessons
Their 2 day kids camp has been very popular for over a decade. We will teach your 7-12 year old child casting, wading safety, entomology, courtesy on the river just to name a few. Their accent is on FUN! 4 children minimum to hold a camp. Private camps available upon request. We also offer instruction in Tenkara fishing and spey casting.
Bird Hunts, although somewhat limited they offer guided chukar trips to those who feel fit enough to hike rocky terrain and would like a chance at these fast flying partridges.
They also offer pheasant hunting at 7 Mile Ranch if flat ground is your preference.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden is a community resource showcasing native and cultivated plants that flourish at high altitude. The Garden connects people to the region's unique beauty and fosters environmental stewardship through education, events, displays and plant collections. Visit the site to see living exhibits of plants that thrive in the Sun Valley area and learn about the five biomes of south central Idaho. Sawtooth Botanical Garden's exhibits feature plant communities from the sagebrush steppe, riparian, montane, and alpine regions of Idaho, as well as beautiful perennial gardens that thrive in the local climate.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden offers classes for adults on vegetable gardening, care of orchids, native edibles, and medicial plants, as well as programs and activities for kids, including summer camps with a focus on learning about the plant world. Weekly wildflower walks depart from Sawtooth Botanical Garden from the end of May through the first week in August. Attend a walk to follow the bloom as it spreads through the Idaho high country! Members receive special rates and walks are open to non-members. Seasonal events include the annual Garden Tour and Gimlets in the Garden benefit in July and a holiday Lights in the Garden display during the month of December.
Hours of Operation:
Sawtooth Botanical Garden's grounds are open dawn to dusk, year round.
Business office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brooklynnes Favorite little pub house!
Brooks favorite dish: Giant Bacon and swiss burger with avocado and a side of motz sticks, served with their draft dark ale special.
Some time on the deck with a game of pool, you can't go wrong.
Monday through Friday - 11:30am to 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 am to 10:00pm
Our local favorite Steakhouse and Bar. Has a long history of serving the patrons of Sun Valley. Clint Eastwood's favorite!!!
Established in 1974, The Kneadery combines wholesome fresh food with a rustic Idaho atmosphere. All meals start with the freshest ingredients — locally baked organic breads, farm fresh, cage-free eggs, seasonal fruit and top quality meats. From the huge omelets and pancakes, to the fresh salads and burgers, there's something for everyone.
ALL LOCAL FAVORITE, including Brooklynne, Krissy, Cat and Jerry
Veltex Market located on 5th and Main st. Ketchum has a little bit of everything at quality prices (compared to other Ketchum prices). Friendly faces and late night hours.
Jerry's favorite dish is the Sweet and Sour Shrimp dinner.
Offering a variety of dishes, family meals, beer selections and more.
Delivery available right to your door or take out.
Give them a call and see what they have for you
Want to take your fur friend outside, but not sure where or what to do??
No worries. Nature is right outside our front door. A small jaunt to the walking path:
Work your way through the maze, erm, hotel to the lobby.
Go out the lobby doors and walk across the parking lot. Here you will see an entrance to that field across our parking lot. Walk through that towards the mountain.
Now, cross the street (look both ways) cross another parking area and whammy! There is the trail.
Now, left or right???
Brooklynne recommends taking a left. It is beautiful. You will find along this path a river, and you can cross the old railroad truss bridge where you can overlook the river.
Summertime, locals swing from a rope and land in the waters below.
WE RECOMMEND YOU ASK BEFORE YOU GIVE THIS A TRY!!! Locals are all familiar with the depths of the river and the perfect areas to land to avoid injury. PLEASE DON'T HURT YOURSELF!
The river can be pretty wild, so we advise you keep your dog on a leash while walking, so your pet doesn't get whisked away and land in Bellevue.
If you take a right on the path, it is pretty too.... but you go through some eye sores of industrial buildings. A little ugly, but it's Ketchum ugly, so it isn't THAT bad.
Along your way, you will find the Rotary Park where the river also runs through so you can stop and take a break under a tree.
This river is the same one, it can be pretty wild, we advise you to keep your dog on a leash to ensure he/she doesn't get whisked away.
Lefty's Bar & Grille Pub house (Brooks favorite) (On the corner of main and 6th) also has a love for pets. You can order within and eat outside on the patio with your companion without getting the side eye.
Smoky Mountain Pizzaria on Sun Valley rd. & Washington st. offers a patio where you can take your pet too.
The Kneadery (on Leadville off of Sun Valley rd) (brunch barn, Brooks favorite breakfast place) offers a small patio opened seasonally where you can take your pet. This is only opened during summer/fall season.
All of these are pet friendly, and offer patios where you can enjoy a meal without having to leave your dog.
As you read on the pet registration form that you signed at check in we have a few things for your pet also.
Out our front doors there is an island where you can find a doggy waste station.
You can take your dog to relieve itself out on the island, or at the North end of the hotel (outside breakfast room) on that grassy area. We are in the process of beautifying that area of the hotel, so please keep your pet on a leash and pick up after it.
The field across our parking lot you may let your dog run on or off leash. Be advised others use this area for the same purpose and you may encounter other dogs off leash.
If you head to that same field, and take a left in the center of it, you will come to a slope, if you walk down that slope you will find a nice river area I like to take my dog girls out to play on hot summer days. Mid way is an area with a calm dam like area where my dogs can safely swim and play in the water.
If you want to go for a hike off the beaten path, try these:
North Highway 75 (towards Stanley area) Just jump in your car, head out our parking lot up the slope. Take a quick Left on the road. At the stop sign, take a RIGHT and follow this to the next light. Once here, take a left on Main st. (also highway 75) and go as far as you'd like.
You may pull off at any of the marked locations and find trails or areas of interest, but if you head up that way try Baker Creek area, it is back country roads, offering many camping areas, where you can take your dog for an adventure.
TRAIL CREEK ROAD: Is an OLD pass, once you get onto gravel road, it is over a pass and one way roads. It isn't for the faint of heart, however, there are many areas where you can pull off (at the bottom and top of pass) and take some nature walks. BE ADVISED THIS ROAD CAN BE DANGEROUS AND IS NOT FOR THOSE WHO ARE SCARED OF HEIGHTS. Also recommended to take a 4X4 Vehicle, not a small car.
Warm Springs area. See above directions to get to the highway, and take a left on Main St. or Hwy. 75 N. You will encounter a fork in the highway just on the edge of town. You will want to take a left on this fork, heading towards Warm Springs. If you take that road you can also find areas of interest and take a walk.
From our parking lot, take a Left at the stop sigh, on Serenade lane (the next available left turn) take left.
At the stop sign, take a right onto Highway 75 South
Stay in left lane when highway expands.
Approximately 2 miles past St. Lukes Hospital
take left on CLEAR CREEK # 2
If everybody loved your pets as much as we do, you would never have to leave them at all. But, some places simply aren't good for pets.
Here is a list of those who will pet sit, board or check in on them while you are away.
Sun Valley Animal Center (Drop off only): Downtown Ketchum 208-726-7790
St. Francis Pet clinic (Drop off only): 208-726-1157
The Pet Nanny: 208-309-0126 (will come to you)
Debbie: 208-726-7051 (will come to you)
Friday August 30, 2019 - Saturday September 3, 2019
Head down to main street to see all the excitement.
Live bands, sheep herders, miners, old timers, wagon pull, and more!
Watch out for the gun fight and the meandering musicians, who play throughout Ketchum at local businesses. They may meander their way to your table.
Come join us for our annual trailing of the sheep festivities.
Celebrating 22 years, come take a step into the realm of sheepherders. See how wool is made from sheep, how to spin wool, how to cook with lamb, celebrate with us the basque heritage , watch the parade and have good eats all right here in our little piece of heaven we call home.
October 16 - 20, 2019
The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree was granted 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2009. The new designation will allow for the expansion of educational outreach programs. “We are developing a twenty year continuance plan. The new non-profit status plays a significant role in our ability to reach more people and educate them about Jazz,” said Carol Loehr, Co-Director of the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival and daughter of the Hazzards. “We are shifting from a generation that grew up during the jazz and big band era; their tie to the event is a sense of nostalgia. As time goes by, our focus changes to keeping the music alive by sharing this truly original American art form with a new generation through education and live performances. “ To this end, one goal for the event is to expand the long history of grade school and high school workshops and performances to as many of the schools in Southern Idaho as the finances allow.
Five straight days of music
One Million Smiles
One Hundred Eighty Musicians
*Two Hundred Sixty Shows!
Jazz festival tickets are available online or by phone 877-478-5277. The event will host guests and musical groups from around the nation, Canada, and Europe. Groups will perform in the scenic, prestigious Sun Valley Resort.
Transportation from Airport to Ketchum
The Roundhouse Express Gondola travels from River Run Plaza to the Roundhouse Restaurant area. The new state-of-the-art Doppelmayr CTEC Detachable-Grip Gondola has 56 eight-passenger cars and carries 1800 passengers per hour, traveling 2,000 vertical feet in eight minutes.
It has a hemi.
Runs seasonally, prices vary from $20-$30
For additional info call Sun Valley Lift Ticketing.
On the ice, the Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink has some of the best views in the valley. Come watch Olympic and world-class skaters — take a lesson, get an autograph or just watch them perform. One of the few year-round outdoor ice rinks in the country, ours is home to the celebrated Sun Valley ice shows. The indoor rink is full-size and is the summer home of the Sun Valley Figure Skating School and open hockey. In winter, the Sun Valley Suns call this rink home, with games every Friday and Saturday night.
4 Movie room two story monster of a theater!
Full concessions including wine and beer.
Take the family, have a glass of wine and enjoy the show!
Various bands come to play every TUESDAY from 7-9 PM held at the Forest Service Park.
Free to join, no charges just pure entertainment.
Forest Service Park a 1 minute drive
For directions click below:
Come enjoy some smooth jazz while relaxing next to a tumbling river in the beautiful Rotary Park.
Fridays @10:15 A.M. July 6th-August 31. Come find out about all of the rich history of our amazing little valley.
Sign up at the Visitor Center at 491 Sun Valley Rd. prior to departure
For directions to the Visitor Center click below: