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A Comtemporary Home that is Great for Families & Large Groups Just 6 Miles North

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located 6.3 miles north of downtown Ketchum our home is a quiet oasis in a residential neighborhood called Eagle Creek. It features a great room with a unique 4 sided glass fireplace, a large, 50 inch, flat screen television, Blue ray DVD Player and wireless internet. The back deck has a hot tub under a covered gazebo to help you relax after a hard day of skiing the sloops in the Winter or hiking and biking the trails in the Summer.

It comes with a washer and dryer and fully equipped
kitchen. It has a large dining room table that seats 14 and can be expanded to seat 20. The downstairs has one bedroom, which is our bunk room and sleeps, 4 with the bathroom room located right across the hall. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and two full baths. All have queen size bed with flannel sheets and down comforters for the Winter.
The master bedroom also has a set of bunk beds, with cable TV, a new 40 inch Flat Screen, Blue Ray DVD Player and private bath. The other two bedrooms also have queen beds and share a full bath.

The house comes with a double car garage and cleaning service so at the end or your stay you just walk out the door.


Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Stairs to the second story...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We prefer no pets, but will consider them on a case by case basis, my wife has allergies to cat and dog dander. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Upstairs Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Downstairs Bedroom : 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4-Bath across the hall...moreless

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4 has a private bath, '40 HDTV & Blue ray player...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • DVD Player:

    Samsung Blue ray DVD players in living room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cox cable and wireless internet...moreless

  • Television:

    50 inch Samsung plasma HDTV, Blue ray and cable in living room. '40 Sony HDTV, Blue ray & cable in master bedroom...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Extra dinning room table in living-room can increase seating capacity to 20...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Heating:

    Baseboard Electric...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet from Cox Cable, updated July 2014. Verizon Cell phone extender....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Flanel in the Winter and cotton in Summer. Queen beds have down comforters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large great room with high ceiling, central 4-sided glass fireplace and large dining room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Concrete driveway accommodates 4 cars off the street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (6) One in each bedroom & one in the living room & one in the kitchen...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Crock Pot, Blender, Cuisinart, Waffle Iron, hand held mixer, Iron & Ironing Board...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Second Refrigerator located in the garage...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both a gas grill and Weber with briquettes. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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3 night min stay
$2,450 $6,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $350 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $200 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


Discounts are offered for stays of 7 days or more

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hailey, ID
6.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pioneer Saloon
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Wood
Nearest Motorway
6.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pioneer Saloon
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baldy, Warm Springs

Car: Necessary

Our home is 6.3 miles North from the center of town in Ketchum, Idaho off highway 75, on the West side of the road. Located 2 miles from the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and just 17 miles from Galena Lodge with world class cross country skiing in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the Summer. We are 100 yards from the Big Wood River with an easement to the river. The Wood River trail system runs directly behind our house for mountain biking and hiking in the Summer and snow shoeing and cross country skiing in the Winter.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: My wife & I love to ski. We live and work in Portland Oregon, but love Sun Valley and the Wood River Valley. Good friends recommended the Sun Valley Ski School as one of the best in the nation and we took our first lessons on Baldy in the mid 70's. The 300 days of sunshine, the snowmaking, the grooming and the improvements made by Earl Holding, have made it our favorite winter resort. The groomed corduroy with an inch of 'cheater snow' make everyone a wonderful skier, you just can't make a mistake! But as the saying goes people come to Sun Valley for the Winters but stay because of the Summers. As good as Sun Valley is in the Winter, it is even better in the Summer.

Why the Owner Chose Ketchum:
With a name like 'The Red Neck Retreat' you know there has to be a story and there is! After way too many drinks on a ski trip to Park City in the 70's we decided we could do our own version of a 'time share.' We took a vote and Sun Valley was everybody's favorite. When we sobered up the next day it still seemed like a good idea. So 5 guys formed a partnership in 1979 with a mandatory Buy/Sell in the event of death, disability or divorce and came up with the name 'The Red Neck Retreat,' after the Jerry Jeff Walker song 'Up Against the Wall Red Neck Mother.' There is a ski sign over the garage with double black diamond's that says 'Hardcore.' Hardcore is what we call the boys 3 day ski trip in January that has being going on since the mid 60's. It still only has two rules: One, no matter what you do the night before you are on the lift at 9 am. Two, you ski the last run of the day from top to bottom and the last guy down buys the first round of beer. My last remaining partner died on the chairlift in Feb. 2012. He skied the bowls all day in a foot of new snow, had lunch at Seattle Ridge and died of a heart attack on the Cold Springs lift heading home. Not a bad way to go, but way too young at age 69. As a result we have decided to expand the rental beyond the handful of friends who go every year.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We choose the house out North of town because it is out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Ketchum, yet only 15 minutes from the Warm Springs and 11 minutes to the River Run lifts in the Winter. It also catches the afternoon sun. With an easement to the Big Wood River we enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the Wood River Valley. Only a few locals know of the access to the river from our neighborhood. In the Summer when the town is packed with tourists, you are not affected. You are just 2 miles to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the Harriman trails for Cross Country Skiing in the Winter and Mt. Biking and Hiking in the Summer. Galena Lodge is just 17 miles North and Red Fish Lake Stanley 33 miles from there. During the Winter we drive 11 minuets to the River Run Lodge and ride the Gondola, to the Round House, to begin our day.

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