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Dog-Friendly Fishing/Ski Home, Organic Yard, by River/Mountain

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Our beautifully restored fishing home near Bald Mountain & the Big Wood River

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ketchum house description

WELCOME to 515 Wood River Drive, one of the original fishing homes in Ketchum, Idaho! We face the Big Wood River, with great fishing year 'round. And we're just a short walk to town, the bike path, and Bald Mountain -- Sun Valley's premier peak with great winter skiing.

Our authentic, beautifully preserved log home has been completely remodeled: two bedrooms and two baths upstairs and a large master bedroom and bath downstairs. But, we’ve retained the original log-cabin look of the original house. We were in love with the house when we first saw it; we love it even more after our extensive and careful remodeling. And, we’ve attempted to bring inside some of the outside that is historic Ketchum, the Ketchum we love. The kitchen’s hickory cabinets blend with the color of the logs of the outer walls. The white tile reflects the snow in season, while the forest green grouting and other green accent colors — like the green leather and upholstery in the living room — reflect the evergreens and grass of the spring and summer.

In keeping with our affection for the house, which we want to share with you, you will find a number of fragile wood carvings — of fish, beaver, raccoon, and bear — that we commissioned a Montana artist to create. We had another artist capture the feeling of Idaho in oil paintings you’ll find displayed in the living room, the master bedroom, and the hallway. The house is light and sunny; windows overlook the yard and the Big Wood River. It’s not a very large home; very few homes in this area, many 70 years old and even older, are not large … at least by today’s standards. But our house is charming and cozy.

The house comfortably sleeps 6 in beds. We also have an optional cottage on the property with a queen bed, living/dining area, and washer/dryer. It can be rented either to guests in the house or separately.

We love dogs — I am privileged to own two adorable Goldens myself — and have designed the house to accommodate the needs and safety of our four-legged friends. The property is completely private with mature trees surrounded by a handsome fence that offers full security to children and pets.

~Mary Ann Peters


Keywords: Log Cabin, Fishing Home, Ski House, Cottage, Dog Friendly, Pet Friendly, Fenced Yard, Fireplace

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage
          • Washing Machine
          • Gas Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • Picnic table, fenced-in organic yard, optional cottage (with queen bed, washer/dryer, living/dining area)....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Fishing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Snowboarding
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Water Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Kayaking
              • Skiing
              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Snowmobiling
              • Hunting
              • Spelunking
              • Racquetball
              • Fitness Center
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sledding
              • Shopping
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Golf
              • Rafting
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Pre-Christmas
              Dec 20 - Dec 23, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $450
              Christmas
              Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $475
              New Year
              Dec 26 - Jan 4, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $450
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $265
              $1,610

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              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change and do not include 3% Ketchum lodging tax or cleaning fee.


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              Last updated: 09/17/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1990

              About the owner: Mary Ann Peters grew up in Northern California, a member of an old California family, who enjoyed fly fishing, backpacking and skiing in the west with its Golden Retrievers. Upon receiving her PhD, she moved to Palo Alto, California where she has lived and worked, lecturing on marketing at the MBA level, running a high tech consultancy, and participating on boards.

              Why the Owner Chose Ketchum:
              As a youngster, her family would vacation in the Sawtooth region where they hiked, fished, and skied in the winter. She developed her love for down hill skiing on Bald Mountain (Baldy) in Sun Valley. Once the family was grown, she and her husband purchased a gem in Ketchum; one they remodeled over 15 years. It was important to the family, to maintain the ‘look’ and ‘feel’ of old Ketchum even though they completely updated the property.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              One can enjoy an extensive book collection while relaxing in a home not a vacation rental house. The property was remodeled with one thing in mind: guests should feel comfortable as if they were in their own home. And if one likes to cook, he/she will find almost every cooking gadget he/she requires. The large, fenced backyard is safe for children and dogs whom we welcome. The property is fertilize with organic, safe products; no chemicals. From the picnic table one has beautiful views of Baldy and one of the 30, lovely evergreen trees that line the property. The bike path is minutes from the house. One can walk to town in 10 minutes or ‘skip’ down the path to River Run to join the Bald Mountain hiking trail or jump in the River to cast a line. The house is conveniently located for all types of activities provided by The Sun Valley Company (Summer Symphony, music concerts, ice skating, hockey, gallery walks, and more). Biking, mountain biking, fly fishing, skiing, hiking, and walking are just of some the outdoor activities that are available within minutes from the house. And if one wants to stay ‘home’ one can relax, read, or sit at the picnic table and enjoy the views and weather.


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              Photos

              • Our beautifully restored fishing home near Bald Mountain & the Big Wood River

                Our beautifully restored fishing home near Bald Mountain & the Big Wood River

              • The living room

                The living room

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • The dining table

                The dining table

              • 2nd Bedroom

                2nd Bedroom

              • Your dogs will love our fenced-in yard!

                Your dogs will love our fenced-in yard!

              • The back door

                The back door

              • The driveway

                The driveway

              • The West view from the house

                The West view from the house

              • The house faces the Big Wood River

                The house faces the Big Wood River

              • Located just minutes from Baldy, Sun Valley's signature peak

                Located just minutes from Baldy, Sun Valley's signature peak

              • Owner Mary Ann Peters grew up fishing, hiking, and skiing in the Sawtooth region

                Owner Mary Ann Peters grew up fishing, hiking, and skiing in the Sawtooth region

              • Our beautifully restored fishing home near Bald Mountain & the Big Wood River

                Our beautifully restored fishing home near Bald Mountain & the Big Wood River

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Living room

                Living room

              • The master bedroom (one of three bedrooms in the house)

                The master bedroom (one of three bedrooms in the house)

              • 3rd Bedroom

                3rd Bedroom

              • You may meet some other critters peering into our yard from across the fence

                You may meet some other critters peering into our yard from across the fence

              • The front door

                The front door

              • Another view of the outside of the house

                Another view of the outside of the house

              • The house in winter

                The house in winter

              • Located just minutes from Baldy, Sun Valley's signature peak

                Located just minutes from Baldy, Sun Valley's signature peak

              • Located just minutes from Baldy, Sun Valley's signature peak

                Located just minutes from Baldy, Sun Valley's signature peak

              • Our beautifully restored fishing home near Bald Mountain & the Big Wood River

                Our beautifully restored fishing home near Bald Mountain & the Big Wood River

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

              $265 - $475 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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