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Adorable Creekside Cabin in the Heart of the Sawtooth Mtns

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Log cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Imagine yourself getting away from the crowds and letting Smiley Creek lull you to sleep. This adorable cabin is located on the creek at the south end of Sawtooth Valley between Stanley and Sun Valley. Enjoy this rare property within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, often compared to the Tetons "without all the crowds."

There is a king bed in one room and a bunk bed set in the other, sofa sleeper in the living room. The cabin has a fully stocked kitchen, a large living room area and a great covered porch facing the creek.

Relax by the fireplace in this cozy log cabin, enjoy world-class cross-country skiing and snowmobiling from your doorstep, hike, hunt or fish -- or simply explore the beautiful Sawtooth Valley and come home at night to your own quiet, comfortable spot in paradise. Access the Sawtooth Wilderness within minutes. Sun Valley and all of its amenities is just a short drive away...

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Liese Dean
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018


Ketchum Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa sleeper in living room., Bunk Beds (1) Antique bunk bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Adorable Creekside Cabin in the Heart of the Sawtooth Mtns
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Lovely cabin, well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

This is the third year my daughter and I have stayed at this cabin. It's located at the 'quiet' end of the valley and is perfectly situated for where we want to spend our time in the Sawtooths. The cabin is comfortable, well equipped and perfectly situated. So nice my mini Schnauzer is also welcome. Lovely view off the deck, perfect for bird watching. We'll keep coming back to this gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin, great people

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is located in one of the most beautiful places in the US! Great views, close to trails, lakes like Alturas, Petit and Redfish and the beautiful Salmon River.

The cabin is super cozy, well stocked and in perfect conditions. It was very clean when we arrived. The cabin and the surroundings are great for kids. There’s a little creek we’re they got their feet wet and threw rocks. You can hear the creek from the porch. Is very private and still close to the Smiley Creek Lodge, were we enjoyed ice creams.

John and Liese were amazing, attentive and kind. They made their selfs available for any needs.

We’ll be coming back for sure❣️

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazingly peaceful place.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything we had hoped for, peaceful, quite, comfortable and well stocked with all the necessities. The hosts John and Liese were wonderful to deal with from the initial booking to John coming by to get the T.V. going properly since we couldn't. If you are looking for a quite and comfortable place with the Sawtooths all around this is your place!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want a quiet retreat, not far from both Stanley and Ketchum, this is it!

  • 5 of 5

My friend drove down from the Bitterroot Valley and I drove up from Boise. A perfect central point for us to celebrate 30 years of friendship in Idaho's glorious high country. The cabin was cool during warm days, and kept us cozy at night. The layout of the living, bedroom and bath areas made it easy for conversations, cooking and sleeping. Well kept, super clean and stocked with all the items one could need, this cabin felt like home. We especially loved mornings and evenings on the front porch, hearing Smiley Creek ripple by while viewing those distant peaks. It was great to meet the hosts, Liese and John who quickly responded to our questions as we were booking. Hoping to return next year. Thanks for your hospitality. Carol

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay and Liese is a kind and helpful host!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great cabin by the creekside!

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was a pleasure. For me, the location is unbeatable! With a creek just past the yard and plenty of space for my pups to run around. A quiet road for pleasant walks anytime of day. I enjoy going to the Sun Valley area during summer when the creeks are flowing and the nearby lakes are ready to be enjoyed. The cabin was clean and well stocked with linens and cooking supplies. The cabin is a bit away from grocery stores, so if possible, stock up on your way in. There is always Smiley Creek Lodge, with a great restaurant if you didn't stock up on food. The bed was comfy and clean. I'd say this cabin is a great option for couples and small families (2-3 kids) to enjoy the Sun Valley/Sawtooth Mountains. A great retreat to get away from it all.



  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sun Valley, Idaho
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Smiley Creek Lodge
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Alturas Nordic Ski Area
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Alturas Lake
Car: necessary

Steelhead/fly fishing on Salmon River, Hunting on adjacent National Forest, Snowmobile rentals available at Smiley Creek Lodge. Fly in to Smiley Creek Airport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax

We offer 10% discount for 6 or more nights. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.