about sun valley

Sun Valley, Idaho is a mountain ski resort known for great skiing, sunny skies and no lift lines. Yet there is a saying that goes like this "folks come for the winter, and stay for the summer". Welcome to summer in Sun Valley. 

                         WHERE TO STAY

Sun Valley Resort

Limelight Hotel

Knob Hill Inn

Hotel Ketchum

Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge

Best Western Tyrolean Lodge

Tamarack Lodge

           NEVER ENDING SUMMER DAYTIME ACTIVITIES 

HIKING: Hiking is an endless staple activity in Sun Valley. Use this guide to plan a closer-to-town hike or an all-day adventure.

In-town favorites: White Clouds Loop (trail head across the street from The Sun Valley Lodge on Sun Valley Road), Proctor Mountain and Bald Mountain Trail.

Closer-to-town favorites: Adams Gulch,Taylor Canyon, Fox Creek and Chocolate Gulch.

Worth-the-drive favorites: Pioneer Cabin, Kane Lake and Baker Lake.

BIKING:

Path and Family Biking: The Wood River Trail a 20+ mile paved, multi-use, year-round path that provides a non-motorized connection between the Wood River Valley communities of Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley.

Mountain Biking: Sun Valley has some of the best mountain biking trails around. No crowds, well maintained, killer views, loads of fun.  Use this guide to explore all levels and all terrain. 30 minutes north of town you will find Galena Lodge with bike rentals and instruction. 

Pump Track Biking: Fun for the whole family… south valley and north valley 

Bike Rentals:

           Sturtevant’s  

    Elephant’s Perch 

    PK’s Bike Sports 

    Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports 

    Backwood’s Mountain Sports

    Pedego Electric Bike’s

SKATEBOARDING: Check-out Guy Cole’s Skateboard Park in Ketchum  (Warm Springs Road and Saddle Rd) and The Hailey Skate Park (Main Street and Aviation Way).

SWIMMING: Lakes, rivers and pools. Let nature cool you off here, dip in a pool here.

FLY FISHING: Sun Valley is known for its world-renowned fly fishing. Plan your day here. Silver Creek Outfitters and Lost River Outfitters will get you all set-up.

ICE SKATING: Sun Valley resort is knowns for its year around outdoor ice rink. It is never too hot to skate in the summer. Before you go please check out Sun Valley's hours and rental information.

PARAGLIDING:Want a thrill?...check-out paragliding off the top of Bald Mountain with Fly Sun Valley Paragliding.

SPORT SHOOTING:There are two locations in the valley for sports shooting. The Sun Valley Resort has their range on Sun Valley Rd a mile from the resort property. Mid valley you will find the Hurtig Shooting Center, open 5 days a week, Wed-Sun 10 am to 5 pm. 

HORSEBACK RIDING: In-town riding is easy through The Sun Valley Stables. Enjoy a beautiful drive North of town and check-out Pioneer Outfitters near Galena Lodge.

WAGON RIDES:Iconic Galena Lodge holds a Wagon Ride and BBQ every Thursday night. 

BOATING:Beautiful and historic Redfish Lodge (60 mins north in Stanley) is a must see. Rent boats, swim, eat, hike......

GOLF:The Sun Valley Resort is known for its beautiful golf courses, White Clouds Course, Trail Creek Course and Elkhorn Course never disappoint. One mile North of town is the 9 hole Big Wood Golf Course. Call them at (208) 726-4024.

SPA:Zenergy Health Club and Spa is a private health club who's Spa is open to the public. The Sun Valley Resort's Spa offers many luxury services.

YOGA:Gather Yoga in downtown Ketchum offers punch cards for their classes. 

HOT SPRINGS:Follow Warm Springs Road out of town to 1080 Warm Springs Rd to enjoy a local favorite. Easley Hot Springs (north of town) has a family friendly hot spring pool and soaking tubs, daily use fees apply.

                           SHOPPING

VINTAGE/CONSIGN/THRIFT

     Deja Vu - 511 Leadville Ave, Ketchum

     Maude's Coffee and Clothes - 311 1st Ave N, Ketchum

     Caplet Consign - 511 N. East Street, Ketchum

     Consign Design - 331 1st Ave N, Ketchum

     Gold Mine Thrift Store - 331 Walnut Ave, Ketchum

     Gold Mine Consign - 591 4th St E, Ketchum

     Worth Repeating - 471 Leadville Ave, Ketchum

     Good Riddance - 400 Bell Drive, Ketchum

WOMEN'S AND MEN'S

     Girl Friday - 440 East Ave #1, Ketchum

     Sway Boutique - 511 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum

     Elle Rose - 641 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum

     Theodore - 511 Leadville Ave, Ketchum

     Panache - 3 Mall Ln, Sun Valley Village

     Sister - 100 Leadville Ave, Ketchum

     Brass Ranch - Sun Valley Village

     Wildflower - 331 N Leadville Ave. CB2, Ketchum

     Board Bin - 180 4th St E, Ketchum

     Lux Shack - 511 N Leadville Ave, Ketchum

     Earl's Authentics - 621 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum

HOME AND DECOR

    The Picket Fence - 560 East Ave North, Ketchum

     Topnotch Fine Furnishing and Design - 620 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum

     Covered - 511 East Ave, Ketchum

     Tribes Interiors - 411 5th Street East, Ketchum

     My Home Furnishings - 180 Second Street, Ketchum

     Red Door - 406 North Main, Hailey

     The Vault - 360 Leadville Ave, Ketchum

     Bellissimo - 601 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum

     Huck and Paddle - 400 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum

 

GIFT/SOUVENIR

    Country Cousins - 411 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum

     Chateau Drug Store - 4th and Leadville, Giacobbi Square, Ketchum

     Out West Trading Co. - 4th and Leadville, Giacobbi Square, Ketchum

     Sun Valley Signatures and Gift Shop - Sun Valley Village

     Hank and Sylvie's - 471 Leadville, Ketchum

     Huck and Paddle - 400 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum

     

     

     

     

   

                   SUMMER DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

DINING:

Breakfast and coffee shops:

Cristina's - Located in a charming, salmon-colored house on a small street in the in Ketchum, Cristina's Restaurant is a special place where people gather to enjoy the company of friends and to taste the fresh, uncomplicated flavors of Cristina's Tuscan childhood. 520 2nd Street East, Ketchum. 

Sun Valley Resort's Konditorei - The Austrian-inspired Konditorei warms you by the fire with fresh-baked pastries, locally roasted, fair trade and organic coffees, and the kind of Old World hot cocoa that’s equal parts steamed milk and melted dark chocolate. And if you’re seeking something beyond continental café fare, Konditorei offers classic dishes to bring you to an alpine state of mind in the chalet-inspired dining room. Sun Valley Village

The Kneadery - 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. 260 Leadville East, Ketchum. 

Big Wood Bread and Cafe-Industrial District - Bakery, cafe, coffee house, breakfast and lunch spot...a must-dine while in Sun Valley. 271 Northwood Way, Ketchum. 

The Wildflour Cafe-downtown Ketchum - Big Wood Bakery's sister cafe in downtown Ketchum. Breakfast and lunch served in a little white house. 380 N. East Ave, Ketchum.

Java on 4th - Wake Up and Live, Inc. Breakfast and lunch, home of the famous Bowl of Soul. 191 4th Street West, Ketchum. 

Hailey Coffee Company - Coffee, tea, pastries, quick hot satisfying breakfast. 611 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum. 

Maude's Coffee and Clothes - Artisan coffee and a killer toast menu. 311 First Ave N., Ketchum.

Starbucks (town square) - Starbucks, yum. 491 Sun Valley Rd., Ketchum.

Hank and Sylvie's - Coffee and pastry bar in a darling gift shop. 471 Leadville, Ketchum.

 

Lunch:

Cristina's - Located in a charming, salmon-colored house on a small street in the in Ketchum, Cristina's Restaurant is a special place where people gather to enjoy the company of friends and to taste the fresh, uncomplicated flavors of Cristina's Tuscan childhood. 520 2nd Street East, Ketchum.

Sun Valley Resort's Konditorei - The Austrian-inspired Konditorei warms you by the fire with fresh-baked pastries, locally roasted, fair trade and organic coffees, and the kind of Old World hot cocoa that’s equal parts steamed milk and melted dark chocolate. And if you’re seeking something beyond continental café fare, Konditorei offers classic dishes to bring you to an alpine state of mind in the chalet-inspired dining room. Sun Valley Village

The Sun Valley Club - The Sun Valley Club is perhaps the best lunch spot in Sun Valley to eat, drink, and relax.  Offering a wrap-around patio with exceptional views of Bald Mountain, Trail Creek Driving Range and the Sawtooth Putting Course, the Sun Valley Club is unrivaled for open-air dining in a casual atmosphere.  Whether unwinding after a round of golf or refueling after biking Trail Creek Road, come see what the Sun Valley Club has to offer. Sun Valley Rd, past SV Lodge

The Kneadery - 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. 260 Leadville East, Ketchum.

Big Wood Bread and Cafe-Industrial District - Bakery, cafe, coffee house, breakfast and lunch spot...a must-dine while in Sun Valley. 271 Northwood Way, Ketchum.

 

The Wildflour Cafe-downtown Ketchum - Big Wood Bakery's sister cafe in downtown Ketchum. Breakfast and lunch served in a little white house. 380 N. East Ave, Ketchum.

Java on 4th - Wake Up and Live, Inc. Breakfast and lunch, home of the famous Bowl of Soul. 191 4th Street West, Ketchum.

Hailey Coffee Company - Coffee, tea, pastries, quick hot satisfying breakfast menu served through lunch time. 611 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum. 

Maude's Coffee and Clothes - Artisan coffee and a killer toast menu. 311 First Ave N., Ketchum.

Johnny G's Subshack - Serving the best SUBS in the great state of Idaho. Johnny works the counter; he remembers everyone's name. 371 Washington Ave, Ketchum. 

Despos, Mexican with Altitude - Promoting flavorful and healthy Mexican cuisine, Despo's strives to make a difference featuring clean, natural ingredients and sourcing locally whenever possible. 211 4th Street East, Ketchum. 

KBs - Serving award winning burritos since 1993. 121 N. Main St., Hailey. and 460 Sun Valley Rd., Ketchum. 

Rasberry's Bistro and Catering - real food. wholesome goodness. always.

Providing fresh, organic and local foods, we serve our celebrated Tex-Mex cuisine, signature salads, sandwiches, soups and daily specials. The new deli cases are always stocked with soups, salads, entrees and other delectable take-aways too. 411 Building, 5th street, below Tribes. 

The Haven - 

Warfield Distillery and Brewery

Lefty's Bar and Grill

Grumpy's

Apples Bar and Grill

5 B Fruit

Glow

Ginger Sweet

Dinner:

Town Square Tavern

Enoteca

Ketchum Grill

Big Wood Grill

The Pioneer Saloon

The Covey

Cookbook

Michel Christiana's

Village Station

Gretchen's

The Duchin Room

Limelight Hotel

Warfield Distillery and Brewery

Smokey Mountain Pizza

Rickshaw

Barrio 75 Taco Lounge and Tequila Bar

Despos, Mexican with Altitude

NIGHTLIFE:

Whiskey Jacques's

The Cellar Pub

Casino Bar

CONCERTS:Live outdoor music events are a great way to spend your evening. Check out the Sun Valley Music Festival, The City of Ketchum holds Ketch'em Alive every Tuesday evening at The Forest Service Park, and Fridays you will find Music In Town Square from 5-7 pm.  The Sun Valley Museum of Art holds summer outdoor concerts.