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Close to lifts! Sleeps 14 luxury home 14 person hot tub!

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Office, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

This luxury ski chalet is perfect for a large family or group of friends Summer or Winter. The 5 bedrooms in this spacious rental include a grand master suite with an extra large bath tub and steam shower, a junior suite on the ground level, perfect for any mobility-impaired guests, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bunk room with three twin beds and a trundle, plus a Queen size pull-out couch in the smaller living room.

The house is on the town's bike path, and a stone's throw from the free bus to the slopes and downtown. It is walking distance to miles of hiking trails. No need to drive to a trailhead! You are minutes from enjoying all Sun Valley has to offer.

After a long day on the slopes come home and relax in the 16-person in-ground hot tub, or the indoor sauna. Play a game of pool in the heated garage, or watch a movie on 2 large screen satellite TVs.

The house has two living rooms with fireplaces, and a chef's kitchen. PLEASE READ THE RATES NOTES BEFORE BOOKING.

Keywords: vacation rental home

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Susan minford
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Susan minford

Susan, along with her husband Brad turned their family home into a luxury vacation rental after the kids left the nest. When they are in Sun Valley, they stay in a condominium in town, leaving the Sun Valley Villa strictly as a vacation retreat.

Susan minford purchased this house in 1998

Why Susan minford chose Ketchum

When we're in Sun Valley in the winter, we ski on Baldy, or cross country ski on the Sun Valley lodge golf course - stopping for lunch at the Trail Creek cabin. Or, snowshoe, cross country ski on the hundreds of groomed trails just north of town. We snowmobile at Smiley Creek - just over the Galena summit. And, of course, dine out! Favorites for lunch: Apples at the base of Warm Springs during ski season, The Wine Shop, Perry's, or Cristina's for brunch, and of course the Pioneer Saloon for steak, Il Naso for Italian, Globus for Asian fusion, La Cabanita for authentic Mexican. The Ketchum Grill, The Sawtooth and Village Square Tavern all serve continental/American fare. My most favorite is Enoteca on the corner of Main and Sun Valley Road. They have wood fired pizza, extensive wines, gourmet dinners, friendly waiters and they honor reservations - although hard to get.

In summer, hiking or biking rule! There's a 17 mile gravel bike path between Galena Summit and Ketchum. After that a paved 18 mile path from Ketchum to Bellevue. Or, the paved 10 mile loop through Sun Valley village and Elkhorn. One can also hike up Baldy, have a bite to eat on top and take the chair lift down (free to those who make it to the top on foot). Outside of town, the Sawtooth mountains offer thousands of day hiking trails. Red Fish Lake is a great place to hang for the day, with a beach and paddle boats for hire.

What makes this house unique

Since we've traveled around the world with children, we've always rented houses, rather than stay in hotels, thus we've learned what's good and what's not. Our kitchen is always stocked with staples, so no need to buy that one spice that a recipe calls for; or a pound of sugar for just one cup for baking. Hairdryers are provided in all 5 bathrooms, 14 robes are available for all the guests for the hot tub/sauna use. 600 thread count sheets and fluffy towels are the norm. The beds have top of the line mattresses and there's 2 pillows for every guest (28 in all!) of top quality. There's dinner service for 24, nothing has been short changed at the Sun Valley villa, leaving you to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.


Ketchum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , steam shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , dual shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , sauna
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , 6 spray shower
    Bathroom 6 - shower
  • 5 1/2 bathrooms!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single
    den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6) 5 Twin Beds, 1 Trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Close to lifts! Sleeps 14 luxury home 14 person hot tub!
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic Stay, Perfect for Large Group Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our 14 person ski trip. The large hot tub was amazing and fit all 14 of us with ease and the sauna was the icing on the cake. All of the rooms were very comfortable and very accommodating for our large group and I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking to visit Sun Valley!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jason, We're happy your group had a good time. Thank you for leaving the house in great shape. We will welcome you back anytime!
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Great place for a big crowd

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family with kids and grandkids stayed here for the second year in a row. Everyone loves the hot tub, the pool table, and large kitchen and family room. Lots of games were played, dips in the hot tub, and memories made. Even though skiing conditions were a disappointment, we had a great family time together. We will hopefully be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. You're great guests, and I look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Couer d'Alene, ID

Our Jazzfest Weekend Family Reunion.

  • 5 of 5

House worked great, wonderful kitchen and well equipped to host our breakfasts and dinners, seating and dinnerware worked out really well. We had 15 in the house, no problem and another 6 join us for meals. Family rooms were spacious, enough room in the house to spread out and relax. Hot tub was wonderful, sauna and steam shower were great as well. Just a quick walk to Warm Springs. Brought our two dogs and the fenced yard was great for them. Brad was super responsive to a couple requests, we had a great stay! Highly recommend for a big group. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, David! You're welcome back anytime.
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Beautiful home, a lot of space

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a group of 16 performers, and we all loved it! There is so much room, the hot tub was spacious, and the home had all of the necessary amenities and more. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rawlins, WY

Perfect for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to give a shout out about how much we loved the house. The little kids loved the hot tub which is like a small swimming pool to them and the big kids loved the pool table so it was a win/win for all of us! Having enough seating for all of us to enjoy meals together was priceless! The eclectic style made it feel very homey and I wasn't so worried about the kids scratching or denting anything. And all the different showers got rave reviews from the adults (body jets, steam shower)! Great house for any big group gathering!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Alisha, I'm so glad you enjoyed the house!
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Great place in Sun Valley!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Susan's house in Sun Valley! It was just as advertized, a 5 min drive/uber into the center of town. Sleeps 5 adult couples very comfortably + has a room with 4 bunk beds. We loved the hot tub and outdoor area, and house was well stocked with towels, kitchen supplies, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sveta. Glad you had a great time in Sun Valley and my home.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
SUN, Hailey Idaho
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Big Wood Golf Course
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
warm springs lifts
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100

Please contact owner if you're bringing a pet. DOGS ONLY!!! Additional fees apply. Pet fee applies PER PET.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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