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Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Space 10,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

8 bedroom, 8 full bath private 85-acre wooded estate nestled on Big Wood River


This private, gated 85-acre estate meets all the needs of renters who wish to experience the beauty and activities only Sun Valley can offer year-round.

Just minutes from world-class skiing, mountain biking and hiking trails. On-site horse pasture accommodations with shade and water sources. Direct access to Big Wood River for fly fishing. With all of its outdoor beauty and indoor amenities, Osprey Estate can accommodate families, private or corporate events, executive retreats, group vacations or a private long-term rental. To learn more about the property, visit our URL,

Osprey’s main house is a 7,000 sq. ft. log-frame home that was completely refurnished and updated as of May 2016. You will immediately be impressed with the towering ceilings of the foyer and beautiful Great room, whose large fireplace, panoramic windows and amenities are perfect for lounging or entertaining. Refinished hardwoods, three large wood burning fireplaces, pool table, game table, hot tub, updated gourmet kitchen, new appliances, smart TVs, Sonos audio, wireless internet, outfitted patio, gas grill, heated garage, W/D and equipment storage provide a first-class experience for guests. The home can sleep up to 12 adults comfortably. It has 3 bedrooms, a large bunk room, 4 full baths and a half bath. There is a master suite/master bath on the main floor. Upstairs are two very large king suites each with their own full bath, and a bunk room with a beautiful fireplace, TV and lounge area (no bath) that has 2 sets of full-size bunk beds perfect for the kids in your group, with ample space for additional rollaways/cots/blow up mattresses. It also has a dedicated full bath.

The Guest House is located within 30 yds of the Main house. This 3,600 sq. ft. log-frame home is loaded with rustic character and charm. This home was also completely refurnished and updated in 2016. Amenities include hardwood floors, updated kitchen, new appliances, cable TV, wireless internet, office space, W/D. The split-entry foyer leads up to the main floor open-concept living, dining and kitchen area that has vaulted ceilings, a large wood-burning fireplace, and windows that provide beautiful views of the river valley and mountains. This floor also has a sun room/office, 1/2 bath, master suite and master bath. The ground floor has two bedroom suites with full baths. One bedroom is a King with a built-in twin; the other has three twin beds. There is a 1-bedroom apartment that is accessible at the end of the ground floor hallway that expands your sleeping capacity to at least 10. This is the perfect space for the kids to hang out and watch their own TV shows, or give nanny or grandparents their own private space. Corporate renters can use this apartment for their guide, assistant or event planner. It has one queen bedroom, full bath, living/dining, full kitchen and outdoor patio area. The apartment also has its own separate outside entry, as well as an attached 1-car heated garage.

As stated earlier, the homes are available for rent separately, as well. Please refer to VRBO listing #1027650 for pricing and availability for the Osprey Cabin. Or inquire directly at for Main House or Cabin.


More Details

Ranee Jacobus
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Ranee Jacobus

My name is Ranee Jacobus. My family and another family own this property together. We have lived and worked in the Minneapolis, MN area for 30 years. We are avid mountain bikers, hikers, skiers and golfers. Sun Valley offers everything we love to do! In addition to outdoor activities, we love to attend the many world-class arts and music activities offered.

Ranee Jacobus purchased this house in 2015

Why Ranee Jacobus chose Hailey

This property spoke to the true culture and essence of Sun Valley -- beautiful, relaxed, welcoming. I think Sun Valley is a hidden treasure.

What makes this house unique

The privacy and beauty of this property, along with its two renovated log-frame homes and many amenities, provide travelers with a first-class experience.


Hailey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Septic System on Property. Please dispose of all feminine products, baby wipes and other paper products in garbage.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main House Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Double vanity. Private water closet.
    Main House Suite 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink vanity. Private water closet.
    Main House Suite 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink vanity. Private water closet.
    Powder Bath - toilet
    Guest House Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink Vanity
    Guest House Bedroom Suite 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single sink vanity
    Guest House Bedroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single Sink Vanity.
    Guest House Apartment - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single sink vanity.
    Guest House Powder Bath - toilet
    Main House Bunk Room Bath - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Main House Master 1 - 1 king , Full bath
    Main House Suite 2 - 1 king , Full bath
    Guest House Master Suite - 1 king , Full bath
    Guest House Bedroom Suite 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Full bath
    Guest House Apartment Bedroom - 1 queen , Apartment living/dining/kitchen/bed/full bath
    Main House Suite 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Full bath
    Main House Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed , Bunk room with TV, lounge area & fireplace. Full bath.
    Guest House Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Full bath. Can convert two twins to a King.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
There are 40 acres of horse pasture available with water and shade on-site. Direct access to Big Wood River for on-site fly fishing. Direct access to bike and equestrian trails. Herds of elk, deer and an occasional moose are on property at certain times of the year.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

stunning retreat just outside of Sun Valley

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 16 middle-aged weekend warriors who have been meeting up once a year for the past twelve years to race a cross country ski marathon (loppet.) We came to Sun Valley this year for the Boulder Mountain Tour, and fell in love with the Osprey Estate and Sun Valley. The house is huge, beautiful, and comfortable. We loved the pool table and games, hot tub, drinking our morning coffee in the large sunny great room, and the massive fireplace. We can say equally nice about the guest house, just next door. Our stay could not have been more perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian and his friends were awesome guests! We would recommend them to any homeowner for their annual ski retreat.
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Pristine, quiet, elegant!

  • 5 of 5

Imagine looking out of huge windows in every corner of the house and seeing nothing but beautiful snow laden forest! This is a property that I will always remember.

Located just a few miles from Hailey and away from the hustle and bustle of Ketchum and SunValley, this home is ideally located on nearly 85 acres (a river runs through it!) of beautiful forest. We fished and snow shoed, skied at Sun Valley (only a short drive away), cross country skied, and enjoyed the hot tub and pool table.

Everything in this home is beautifully done from the carpets, to the bath tiles, to the appliances, to the unique furnishings. To say things are spacious is an understatement! The living room is immense and light filled, the master bedroom and bathroom is enormous, the other bedrooms are all generously sized and the laundry/ski rim easily handles 8 people arriving home simultaneously.

The owner was very responsive in communicating with us and did her utmost to ensure that we had a wonderful time. How could we not!! I highly recommend this spot. I am daydreaming about a summer visit too...

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our mountain high expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This is an iconic winter compound. From the moment you drive in to the estate, you know you are in a special place. The foyer is spacious, leading to a kitchen PERFECT for entertaining large groups. It's well-equipped, clean, and comfortable. The living room has walls of glass, and we played tons of games inside. Outside, we snowshoed upon an Elk family and fly-fished on the Big Wood River. Up the road, skiing and dining were great at Sun Valley -- altogether a wonderful Idaho destination!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious Log Home near Sun Valley

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 guests loved staying in this spectacular log home! We stayed in the main house. There is also a very comfortable, beautifully decorated guest house on the same property which we had the opportunity to tour. The main house is very spacious, yet has cozy places to relax and enjoy. There are four bedrooms with private baths plus a powder room. The house has a large attached garage for two vehicles. We got a lot of snow while we were at the house and a plow service came promptly. The home is very tastefully furnished with comfortable furniture and sporty Idaho decor. Excellent kitchen with two dishwashers and plenty of room for multiple cooks working together. The home was super clean and bedding and towels were excellent. The great room includes a game table and pool table plus an excellent big screen television with comfortable seating in front of a massive stone fireplace. A large, very clean hot tub is steps away from the back door. We had excellent customer service. The owners responded very quickly to any questions we had about the house. The property is very private and very quiet but only a ten minute drive to a large grocery store and restaurants. It is close to world class downhill skiing, nordic skiing and fly fishing opportunities. We cooked in several times because it was so pleasant to be in the house, but we did enjoy dinner at CK's in Hailey and the Pioneer Saloon in Ketchum. We also found great Mexican food at Despo's in Ketchum. I would highly recommend this home without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family trip

  • 5 of 5

Spent Christmas at the house with 18 family members. Great layout for hosting. Renee helped us prepare with a Christmas tree, ideas for places to go and property manager contact in case we needed anything. It was a great holiday. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable Property - Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this entire property for a National Science Foundation-funded, hands-on retreat for 20 scientists and graduate students conducting breastfeeding research around the world. As such, we hosted guests from countries as far away as Kenya and Ghana and as close as the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Our international guests were stunned by the classic Western style of the main house and guest house, as well as all of their furnishing and appointments. What an amazing experience this provided all of us, and I can't thank the property's owners and managers for helping us make everything positively perfect. I am confident that the beauty and luxury, along with our ability to be both inside and outside, advanced our science in ways that would have been unfathonable had we stayed in a more traditional resort or (worse) hotel. The bedrooms were so comfortable and spacious. The kitchen made preparing and serving food-for-20 a breeze. The outdoor patios and grill provided the perfect venue for each evening. We easily rearranged the living room in the main house to become our conference room with large-screen TV substituting easily for a projector and screen. Honestly, I cannot say enough about this entire property and the one-of-a-kind experience it offers to any group. This was a meeting of a lifetime for us! Thank you! If I could give you 10 starts rather than 5 I would!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sun Valley
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Hailey or Ketchum
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Valley Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Hailey or Ketchum
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
River Run
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $1,000
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.