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Scenic Dark Sky Reserve Log Cabin Luxury -Ketchum + Sun Valley, Idaho Vacation

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Quality Private Home 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12) Close to trails-river

Experience the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States from this wonderful log home in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area

Enjoy our beautiful night skies! See the Milky Way, planets & the mystery of the universe above.

Consider this beautifully crafted, spacious log home for your vacation rental in the Sun Valley and Ketchum area. Located in Chocolate Gulch, six miles north of Ketchum/Sun Valley, this getaway offers hiking, mountain biking, skiing of all kinds, running, fishing or simple relaxation just out your back door on the trails of the Sawtooth National Forest. You'll also enjoy the small, easy-going neighborhood of gracious homes and the wonderful views in all directions.

After entering through the spacious foyer of this dramatic two-story home, you'll walk into the sunny living and dining areas centered by a beautiful Finnish Tulikivi fireplace. The large open kitchen is modern and well equipped, including espresso maker. Included downstairs is a guest half bath and laundry room.

Upstairs in the main house are two large bedrooms each with their own tile bathroom, desks, TVs and luxury linens. The upstairs bedrooms have handmade queen log beds and covered porches for reading and viewing the yard and mountains.

There is also an attached but completely private apartment off of the main house. The apartment offers kitchen and living area with Italian wood stove, South facing deck and one bedroom and one bath. Windows surround you viewing mountains in all directions. Ideal for some separation within a group for either children, parents, or house guests.

On the east end of the home is a another large new suite with a gorgeous marble bathroom. This space gets wonderful winter sun & has 2 queen beds. This suite has it's own outside double entry & 2 large south facing French doors.

The home comes complete with quality furnishings, including digital cable TVs, DVD player, ,stereo center, copy machine. High speed wireless internet access is available throughout the house. Enjoy the Barbeque on wrap-around covered decks overlooking the spacious yard with aspens, spruce, and occasional wildlife. In the Summer enjoy my vegetable garden. Ski tuning bench for the serious cross country skier also is provided.

This is an environmentally conscious home with recycling, composting, and organic products to complement the wonderful Idaho well water. Other luxuries include radiant heat throughout (including large two-car heated garage) and an outdoor wood fired hot tub.

Staying North of Ketchum/Sun Valley and out of the hustle of the tourist areas makes your holiday special. Feel like a local and enjoy Idaho and the wonderful recreational opportunities that are literally out the back door. Come see for yourself! Let my years of Idaho experience help you with any special plans. No smoking please. Seasonable rates apply, 12 person maximum.

Please visit our site (listed below 'Links to more information') to take a Virtual Tour.

Keywords: Log Home

More Details

Tom Pomeroy
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Tom Pomeroy

I built my home myself & take a lot of pride in it. I've lived in Ketchum for many years and am active in the environmental community & many community non profits.

Ketchum Sun Valley is one of the best places in North America & i'm lucky to call this community my home.

Why Tom Pomeroy chose Ketchum

Living at the north end of the Wood River Valley is incredibly nice. Our end end of our valley has the least traffic, the darkest sky & the best access to the wilderness & wild country to the north. It's only a short drive into he Sawtooth Valley for hiking, skiing & solitude.

What makes this house unique

Private & scenic with incredibly trail access right off the west porch. The Chocolate Gulch, Oregon Gulch & Fox Creek trail system are all accessed just off my west porch. In the summer the catch & release fly fishing on the Big Wood River is excellent & just a short walk away.

In the winter the Harriman Trail for cross country skiing is also just a short 1/2 mile drive away. One can hike in the newly created Hemingway Boulder Wilderness area by just a short hop from my garage. It's so close you can even ride your bike to one of the trail heads!


Ketchum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5 Tile bathrooms, opening windows, fans, impeccably clean!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Apartment above the garage - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comes with a complete kitchen, Italian wood stove & south fa
    Bedroom 4 East Ground Floor Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private double entry, gorgeous marble & glass bath, & high c
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs North Side - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Great views & a nice covered porch.
    Bedroom 3 Upstairs South Side - 1 queen , Nice light, views, warm & sunny in the winter! Balcony porc
  • King size beds (1) The upstairs apartment has 1 king bed, 1 twin bed; & 1 good quality queen sleeper sofa. In the main house the upstaris bedrooms each have 1 queen hand made bed in them. The north upstairs bedroom also has 1 twin bed in the room. The "Kagen Suite" east suite has 1 log queen bed & 1 queen sleeper sofa in it's living room. This suite has it's own outside double entry & 2 sets of south facing French doors. It's a beautiful warm sunny space in the winter! All of the bedrooms are very separate from one another & have lots of noise privacy. Every room-suite has it's own nice bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(65 traveler reviews)

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Scenic Dark Sky Reserve Log Cabin Luxury -Ketchum + Sun Valley, Idaho Vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews

A perfect home for a perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. Beautiful views from every window! The bedrooms were spacious and plenty of room for our family. It was a perfect place for our family reunion and we are forever grateful to have found Toms’s home to stay in!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home with warm, welcoming host!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about this home or the host. The house, itself, is stunning, well-stocked and has amazing views. We had mentioned to Tom that three in our party would be celebrating birthdays and arrived to find the hugest, yummiest cake awaiting us! Two families were easily able to spread out in this comfortable, beautifully-furnished but unfussy home and the four kids had a great time playing in the snow when we weren’t skiing or exploring the area. We were able to create some wonderful memories around the lovely dining table and can’t wait to return to Chocolate Gulch and those amazing stars!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guys ski trip Sun Valley

  • 5 of 5

Trying to find the perfect home for a group of guys to go skiing every year on VRBO can be a challenge.

We hit a home run finding Tom Pomeroys home!!! Only an 8 minute drive north of town tucked against the wilderness preserve surrounded by peace and tranquility. We found the home to be perfectly clean and ready to be enjoyed. Even had fresh flowers in various locations. The bedroom layout worked out well for 7 guys with plenty of space to throw our stuff around. One of the bedrooms even had a full on kitchen which never got used except for the counter space. Ha. Every guy commented on how comfortable their bed was...

the kitchen / living room area was plenty large enough to all gather and cook breakfast etc.

the owner Tom actually built the home and you can tell he put his heart and soul into the project. We had the pleasure to meet Tom on the last day and found him to be a great guy!!

I could go on and on about this place, but I will end by saying we look forward to staying at Toms place again real soon!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Over-the-top WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular! Cozy, open common space w/ a large, super well-equipped kitchen including a beautiful pizza oven and dining area w/ table for 12. There were 6 of us, 3 couples, each of whom enjoyed a very comfortable bedroom (great beds) and bath. Entire house is beautiful w/ tasteful, artistic appointments as well as fresh flowers, soaps, baked goods and fruit Super location not far from Warm Springs lift and Galena Lodge. THE perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We always enjoy our time here.

  • 5 of 5

This is a special place. We always look forward to coming here and have returned over and over for a reason. It is a beautiful home in a gorgeous setting and Tom, the owner, is a splendid person in every way.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An incredible stay in Chocolate Gulch!

  • 5 of 5

We just left Chocolate Gulch after our second stay at Tom's incredible home. Just like our first stay, it was hard to leave because this home and the setting are remarkable! We spent our days enjoying the views, cooking up great meals in the kitchen, snowshoeing on the trails that are just down the road and nordic skiing in the valley. Tom is a fantastic host and this home is unlike any other we've visited!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Sun Valley in Hailey
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Big Wood Grill, Knob Hill Inn, Sawtooth Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Big Wood @Zenergy
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Big Wood Grill, Knobb Hill Inn, Globus
Car: recommended

Incredible outdoor access literally out the door!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $75

* $150 per night for the luxury suite, which sleeps up to 4, private entry
* $250 per night for the upstairs apartment/ a full kitchen, deck and three beds
* $500 per night for main house only/ 2 large bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, lots of decks
* $650 per night for the entire house & property up to 8 guests
* $750 per night 8 or more guests. $800 per 10 guests & over

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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