Winter Wonderland Retreat
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sun Valley condo description
This is a beautiful and private snowcreek condo, lovingly maintained and enjoyed for 16 years. This has been our home for several months of every year, and it has all of the amenities anyone would want in their own home. In addition to the beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, river rock fireplace, and log trim, it is decorated and outfitted like a home. We have a lot of art work on the walls, a desk surrounded by windows close to the kitchen, a loft with two log twin beds and a large wood table that has a printer available for your use. When we are there, the desk on the main floor is mine, and the 'office' is in the loft for my husband. Beautiful Pendleton blankets are draped over the railing for privacy and beauty. The river rock fireplace is ignited with a gas starter, so it's easy to have the fire warming the house in the winter.
The most appreciated aspect of our condo is it's location. A walk up the path brings you to one of the few condos in this complex that has an unobstructed view over the meadow on Dollar Mtn, with Bald Mtn in the distance. There aren't trees blocking the view, nor do we look at other condos and/or the parking lot. The view is incredible, and once you are there, privacy and peace are yours with beauty both inside and out.
Snowcreek is located in the heart of Sun Valley, adjacent to Dollar Mtn, which includes Sun Valley's newest mountain lodge with Sun Valley's Ski and Snowboarding School for the whole family. Sun Valley Resort is 1/3 mile away, and the town of Ketchum is 1 mile away. If you don't feel like walking or biking to Sun Valley Resort or to Ketchum, the local bus system (KART) is easily available and accessible. Both Sun Valley Resort and Ketchum offer shopping, fine dining, and people watching...all within a mile from 'home'.
Winter skiing is fabulous in Sun Valley, whether you ski on Dollar Mtn and return to the condo for lunch, or go to Bald Mtn and eat lunch in one of the three fabulous lodges. In addition to downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowshoe trails are easy to access and in abundance.
Summer is a wonderful time of year in Sun Valley. The mountains that surround us are full of incredible hiking trails for the whole family. In addition to hiking, you can ride your bike on the wonderful rail to trail system, no cars allowed! Golfing is also a huge summer draw: I don't think there are many golf courses as beautiful as Sun Valley. When the entire family wants to golf, there is a challenging 'putt putt' course that everyone, skilled or not, loves. Wonderful things are provided by Sun Valley Resort: ice skating, bike rentals, and the most incredible free concerts in the summer. Finally, there are water sports: fishing, rafting, and swimming. Snowcreek is one of the only complexes in the Valley with it's own pool and hot tub, it's own clubhouse with a ping pong table, and it's own on site live in manager. You never have to leave!
If you choose to be a guest in our home away from home, we think you will be very happy. We love it. There are new sheets and towels for you to enjoy, and if there is anything that doesn't meet your expectation and/or needs to be repaired, we have a local management company that can help you out immediately. It is, after all, our home too.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- There is a strict no smoking policy, and a no pet policy as well.
- Shared Hot Tub:
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Whitewater Rafting
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Sun Valley is a summer and winter playground for adults and children. In the winter you will want to down hill ski, cross country ski,skate ski, snow shoe, sled, and take hikes in the mountains. In the summer the possibilities are endless: golf, fly fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, rafting, ice skating, etc. A favorite summer time activity is to sit outside and listen to incredible performances by the symphony. The possibilities and opportunities are endless. September has Wagon Days, and October has the jazz festival. Fall is a beautiful time of the year with the trees turning yellow and red and the crisp mountain air....moreless
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I've stayed in several condos at Snowcreek and thought this one was perfect for our family (two children, two adults and two grandparents). Not only was the kitchen well-stocked (and we like to cook), the bedrooms were good size (even the loft), and the common space was large and very comfortable. This condo is the also the only one I've stayed in with a fantastic view of the mountains-we were out on the deck every morning and evening and we were happily surprised to discover the 4th of July fireworks were directly in front of us! Everything was nearby (biking, hiking, ice skating, swimming, symphony, winter skiing, etc.) and the owner was extremely helpful and responded quickly to my questions. We look forward to returning!
- Guest kristin b.
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/07/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: It sounds like you had fun and enjoyed everything that Sun Valley has to offer. We are happy your visit worked out so well...come again!
From Santa Barbara
From Santa Barbara
Location, Location, Location!!! We had come to Sun Valley in February for skiing and stayed at Sun Valley Lodge, which was ok. We decided to come back to see how Sun Valley is in the summer and to look at property and houses to buy. We rented this condo for the week and loved it! The location is amazing! Right there in Sun Valley, right across from the Sun Valley Pavillion, the lodge and the ice skating rink. We walked easily to the rink and to the Sun Valley Stables. The condo itself is impeccable, has every amenity you need, fully stocked! The grounds and pool were very well-maintained. The owner, Deborah, was friendly, and wonderful to work with and you can see all the love their family pours into their condo. We loved it so much, we are now having second thoughts about buying our own "private Idaho". We just figure we'll keep coming back to the same condo!!
- Guest Peggie R.
- Date of stay 06/26/13
- Review Submitted 07/04/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks so much! You were a delight to work with, and we hope you do come back!!!
This Condo is one of the best that we have stayed at in SnowCreek. You will feel at home and have everything that you could possibly need. I would stay here again that's for sure. Our car was parked pretty much the whole time because you could just walk up to Dollar MTN and take the bus to Baldy and downtown really easy. So convenient..
- Guest lisa j.
- Date of stay 12/28/12
- Review Submitted 01/05/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks Lisa! I am so happy you enjoyed the condo and hope you come back! I imagine it was a great place to bring in 2013. Happy New Year! Deborah
Perfect place for Sun Valley!
Perfect place for Sun Valley!
We made our first visit to Sun Valley this summer and this immaculate condo was the perfect base for our visit - a short bike ride or pleasant walk to the shops & restaurants in downtown Ketchum, across the street from the Sun Valley Resort & its Performing Arts Center and super-convenient to all of the summer activities. The condo has great living space - large living/ dining area, beautiful deck looking out onto the mountains and a spacious working kitchen. We only had four in our party, but it could easily accommodate three couples or a family up to six without feeling cramped. It's beautifully decorated in a Western ski lodge motif. We couldn't have been more comfortable. We were there in the summer, but it would be perfect for a ski vacation. It's an easy ski-in, ski-out onto the lifts of Dollar Mountain and a short drive or shuttle bus ride to the lifts at Baldy. We'll definitely be back!
- Guest Bob (Bainbridge Island, WA)
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/25/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
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2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Dec 21 - Jan 5
4 night min stay
Feb 15 - Feb 23
7 night min stay
Apr 15 - May 31
3 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $170 Nightly
Jun 1 - Jun 28
2 night min stay
|4th of July week
Jun 29 - Jul 6
5 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $200 Nightly
|Labor Day week
Aug 30 - Sep 7
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
There are no discounts for Seasonal Rates, listed above.
A $100 cleaning fee will be added for each booking, in addition to damage insurance (49.00) and tax.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee: $100
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Tax Rate 5%
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: Our family has been spending summers and winters in Sun Valley for over 30 years. Our primary residence is in Washington, but our hearts reside in Sun Valley. This condo has provided a lot of wonderful shared memories for both our families, and our friends. We love to ski and hike in the winter, and we love to hike and bike in the summer. It doesn't matter what age you are, Sun Valley is a summer camp for everyone!
Why the Owner Chose Sun Valley:
We chose to buy our condo in Snowcreek because we love the location. One of our requirements was to have a view of Bald Mountain, which we do. Another requirement was to actually be in Sun Valley rather than Ketchum. We believe that location is everything, and being close to the resort was important to us. Finally, we chose Snowcreek because of the on site property manager, the private pool, and the hot tub. I don't think we knew at the time how perfect Snowcreek would be for our family.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I think we initially fell in love with the view from our condo. Not seeing any other condos and looking out at Bald mountain in the distance made us fall in love with the condo from the beginning. Since that time, we have remodeled and upgraded the condo, added a beautiful deck upstairs and a stone patio downstairs. Additionally, since 1997 a lot of work has been done making Dollar Mountain a destination in and of itself. This means snow making equipment and snow grooming equipment....which we never hear because we are on the backside of the mountain and buffered from the noise. When we purchased this condo, we didn't know that the grounds would eventually be beautifully landscaped, or that Dollar Mountain would grow and change as it has, and so we feel incredibly fortunate that it is still such a wonderful place to live.
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