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We had an incredibly memorable vacation here. The staff was kind and courteous at every turn. The food was phenomenal. The room was immaculately cleaned, spacious and luxurious. The surrounding towns offer endless experiences. We look forward to returning in the future!
We stayed at the Lodge and not the Inn which was a lot more upscale in appearance. Our room was very comfortably furnished though musty when we arrived as if no one had been in it for months. We opened the windows which helped a...More
As a Californian first and then Idahoan of 39 years, this lodge remains one of the most elite resorts on US soil. Yet it is comforting, warm and friendly to families. Nestled in the middle of the most breathtaking valley, surrounded on all sides with...More
This property has recently been remodeled. It is a wonderful historic place in a gorgeous setting. The staff is wonderful and helpful although not as knowledgeable about their property as I would have thought.
Sad to see the formal dining room go. A sign of...More
We visited Sun Valley and stayed in the Lodge for 5 days this June. It was gorgeous! The hotel is very clean and staff/service was great -- from the valets, to the front desk, to the spa, to the poolside. The standard rooms are spacious...More
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Shuttle Bus Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
US$332 - US$709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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First I should point out that the only area you can remotely "ski in and out" at Sun Valley is the Warm Springs side of the mountain. I personally don't like that side as it smells horribly of Sulphur and... More
First I should point out that the only area you can remotely "ski in and out" at Sun Valley is the Warm Springs side of the mountain. I personally don't like that side as it smells horribly of Sulphur and I'm not sure there is even a hotel there (mostly condos and homes.
I have owned a place in Sun Valley (off Elkhorn road), so we have never taken the bus, but have observed many doing using this mode so here we go:
Sun Valley Lodge is the original iconic resort in Ketchum/Sun Valley. Many people like to stay there for the history, ice rink, little village, spa, etc. You didn't mention the ages of your group, however, if there are kids involved, this would be the place to stay. They had a major renovation a few years back. On top of that, you would have lodge transportation to the mountain instead of standing at the bus stop. It is about 5 minutes to the base of River Run where you will start skiing. (If you have small kids that will ski on Dollar Mountain you will be even closer to Dollar if you stay at Sun Valley Lodge)
I would say the next best option would be the new Limelight hotel/resort. It is located on Main Street/Hwy75 and would be even closer to the lifts (6 blocks?) I think this was there first season open and saw they had their own shuttles delivering guests up to the mountain. This area is the town of Ketchum (Sun Valley is the town where Sun Valley Lodge is located, however the ski area is also in Ketchum (just owned by the Sun Valley Company). I personally think the best restaurants in the area are in Ketchum proper and the town has nice shops.
Bottom line, if it were me, I would book at Sun Valley Lodge or adjacent Sun Valley Inn. DO make sure you dine in town (The Pioneer Saloon, Knob Hill Grill, Globus are a few of our .) You can easily cab there from anywhere in the valley.
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We were there in the summer for only one night, but we observed the mountain is very near but not ski in-ski out. The hotel shuttle can take you. The Lodge is wonderful if pricey. We did not check out other hotels, though... More
We were there in the summer for only one night, but we observed the mountain is very near but not ski in-ski out. The hotel shuttle can take you. The Lodge is wonderful if pricey. We did not check out other hotels, though I noticed a Best Western in Ketchum that looked nice. We can recommend Ketchum Grill for dinner and Christina's for breakfast/lunch. It is a very upscale community; I think most of the hotels and restaurants are probably very good.
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