about sun valley

Sun Valley, Idaho is a year-round mountain ski resort known for great winter skiing, blue bird days with no lift lines. There is a saying that goes like this "folks come for the winter, and stay for the summer". Summer in Sun Valley is glorious with hot days, cool nights and never ending summer daytime activities.    

                         WHERE TO STAY

                 (click on hotel incon to be directed to their website)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Best Western                                     Best Western

         Kentwood Lodge                                   Tyrolean 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:click on the bike shop icon to be directed to their website.

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

    

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                   DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

DINING:

Breakfast and coffee shops:

                  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:

                 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. 

 

                 Warfield Distillery and Brewery- Created by James Beard                           Award Winning and Michelin accredited Chef, Jay                                   Veregge,all of Warfield’s pub fare features local and                             seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on organic food and a                       commitment to our agricultural community. Go warm yourself by                     the fire or soak up the deck vibes with family and friends and                     enjoy a classic pub experience with exceptional food, beer, and                   spirits!

                 On the corner of Sun Valley Rd and Main Street

                 Lefty's Bar and Grill-Lefty’s has been serving killer                             burgers, tasty subs, fresh salads and our specialty, hand                         cut fries in beautiful Ketchum and Sun Valley since 1993. They                     are committed to serving a great quality meal at an affordable                     price for blue collars, white collars, visitors, and everyone in                   between. Lefty’s casual atmosphere, inside and sunny deck                         outside,are a perfect place to grab lunch, dinner or catch up                     with old friends. With 14 draft beer selections, nearly 30                         bottles of beer and wines by the glass, you’re sure to find your                   favorite cold beverage. And if you like sports, Lefty’s is                         second to none with multiple HD TVs and satellites so you can                     always watch your home team no matter what sport you love. So                     after a powder day on Baldy, or a great day of fishing, winter                     or summer, go visit Lefty’s!

                 231 6th St E, Ketchum, ID 83340

                 Grumpy's-Home of the best damn burgers in town!

                 860 Warm Springs Rd, Ketchum

 

 

                 Apples Bar and Grill-For 32 years, Apple’s has been a popular                     spot for lunch and après-ski. At the base of Baldy near the Warm                   Springs Lodge, the restaurant is decorated with local ski                         memorabilia and is known for its mouthwatering grub, various                       ski-themed events and as the locals #1 post ski destination.

                 205 Picabo St, Ketchum.

                 5 B Fruit-Smoothies, bowls, juices and toast.5B Fruit does their                  best to source ALL products organic, non-GMO, sustainably, and                     local whenever available. This is their mission & passion! All                     the menu items can be made dairy free or vegan. Their dairy                       products are ALWAYS organically or locally sourced whole milk                     items. They do NOT make “build your own” smoothies. They are                       happy to work with you to alter a menu item to your liking, but                   keeping the integrity of their menu is very important to them.

                 511 Leadville Ave North, Ketchum.

                 Glow- "plant based. organic. sustainable"

                 380 Washington Ave # 105, Ketchum

    

                 Ginger Sweet-A health food & cold pressed juice shop in Ketchum.                   Buy Red Barn Granola at Ginger Sweet.

                 411 N Leadville Ave #3, Ketchum

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner:

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.