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

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ketchum house 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


                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 11 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas & New Years
                          Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $2,450 $6,000
                          * 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 $89
                          • 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: 10/15/2014
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                            "Beer and wine served with first run movies."

                          • Rustic Moose

                            "Anolther good breakfast spot. "

                          • Mama Inez Mexican Cuisine

                            "My second favortie Mexican Resturant in Ketchum."

                          • River Run Lodge and Gondola

                            "This is now my favorite lift to begin skiing. The Gondola keeps you warm and dry and it is ..."

                          • Pioneer Saloon

                            "The Classic must go to resturant in Ketchum! A locals favorite. No reservations, get there e..."

                          • Perry's Restaurant

                            "Locally owned. it is one of our favorite breakfast and lunch resturants. "

                          • Kneadery

                            "A farovite Breakfast spot, owned by the same people that own the Pioneer Saloon."

                          • Knob Hill Inn Restaurant

                            "This is now run by the former owners of The Warm Springs Ranch. "

                          • Whiskey Jacques

                            "Great place to go dancing"

                          • Grumpy's

                            "Great Local hang out. Order a Burger and Scooner of Beer."

                          • Sun Valley Club

                            "Wondful Lunch spot after a cross country ski in the Winter or a round of Golf in the Summer."

                          • Starbucks

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                          • The Lodge Dining Room

                            "Sunday Brunch will blow your mind."

                          • Chateau Drug

                            "This place has everything and I mean everything you will need or want. "

                          • Java Primo

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                          • Trail Creek Cabin

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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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                          Speaks: english



                          • September in Sun Valley

                            September in Sun Valley

                          • 'Hardcore' double black diamond
ski sign over garage door..

                            'Hardcore' double black diamond ski sign over garage door..

                          • Back Deck with Hot tub undercover.
Wood for fireplace in the back.

                            Back Deck with Hot tub undercover. Wood for fireplace in the back.

                          • Back yard full of Aspen Trees.

                            Back yard full of Aspen Trees.

                          • Table in the living room.

                            Table in the living room.

                          • Four sided glass fireplace. Very unique & produces a lot of heat.

                            Four sided glass fireplace. Very unique & produces a lot of heat.

                          • Main dining room table seats 12-14, adding other table increases seating to 20

                            Main dining room table seats 12-14, adding other table increases seating to 20

                          • Fireplace


                          • One of two bathrooms, upstairs

                            One of two bathrooms, upstairs

                          • Queen bed, bath across the hall

                            Queen bed, bath across the hall

                          • Back Deck & Hot Tub

                            Back Deck & Hot Tub

                          • Bunk room on the main floor sleeps 4. Full bath with shower next door.

                            Bunk room on the main floor sleeps 4. Full bath with shower next door.

                          • Living room & fireplace

                            Living room & fireplace

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Pass through to kitchen

                            Pass through to kitchen

                          • Master bedroom 1 Queen, and & set of bunks, sleeps 4. Has private bath.

                            Master bedroom 1 Queen, and & set of bunks, sleeps 4. Has private bath.

                          • Queen Bed, bath across the hall

                            Queen Bed, bath across the hall

                          VRBO #443407

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

                          $400 - $450 per night (USD)

                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Member since: 2012
                          Speaks: english
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