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Perfect Sun Valley House: Walk to SV Lodge & Included Amenities - Amazing Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

This wonderful 4 bedroom/3 bathroom house is the perfect place to relax in and from which to base all of your Sun Valley adventures. The incredible views and central location cannot be overstated!

Warm up next to the rock fireplace and look out of the floor to ceiling windows surrounding it to watch skiers on Bald and Dollar Mountains. The kitchen and laundry areas have brand new appliances and were recently renovated. The kitchen and main area floors are in the winter! The kitchen is complete and equipped with cookware, dishware, utensils and basic supplies. Linens are provided (bedding and towels). There is a clothes washer and dryer at the home..

The first master bedroom has a king bed and a new shower in the bathroom. A second room contains two twin beds and a third has one twin and one queen bed. With a separate entrance downstairs, there is a one bedroom apartment with a queen bed, a bathroom with a shower and kitchenette.

An additional common bathroom contains a tub/shower combination.

The private hot tub sits just steps outside the back door and looks upon Bald Mountain and up to the amazing central Idaho skies. High-speed wireless internet access is available at the house - just bring your laptop. Sun Valley Lodge amenity access is included with house rental (this includes the use of their incredible pools, fitness center, and locker rooms) so you get the best of both worlds - the luxury of the Lodge and the comfort and privacy of a private home.

PLEASE NOTE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: There is 'bed space' for nine people and an enforced maximum occupancy of ten guests in the home. Thank you for your understanding.

Concierge services are now available with prior notice - just let us know what your needs are prior to your arrival (72 hours minimum preferred). We can arrange for food delivery, mid-stay cleaning, babysitting services, airport pickup, or just about anything else you might need.

Keywords: Private House

More Details

Scott and Emmi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Scott and Emmi

Our home is a wonderful legacy passed down by our parents/grandparents and is a place of peace and relaxation for our family.

Why Scott and Emmi chose Sun Valley

We are thankful for the opportunity to explore and experience the adventure, style and peacefulness that is 'Sun Valley.' You could not ask for a better location with perfect views of Bald Mountain and the ability to walk to the Lodge and all of the resort's amenities. Privacy and convenience combined.

What makes this house unique

Staying at our home makes sense. It is just a short walk to the Sun Valley Lodge, it borders the wildflower covered (or sledding-ready) Penny Hill and has clear views of Bald and Dollar Mountains. The free shuttle passes the house, cross-country and snowshoe trails begin across the road, a paved bike path leads from the house into Ketchum and beyond, and the stars shine clearly above the private hot tub.

We love to hop the fence and sled on Penny Hill in the winter and climb it to look over Ketchum in the summer. House rental includes Recreation Passes to the lodge which entitle guests to use the various incredible pools at the lodge, along with the locker rooms and fitness center. It also provides discounts on golf greens fees with priority tee times and discounted tennis court rentals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Clearly a family gem, we felt welcome in your heirloom home and felt like part of your family for a short time! Sparkling clean and stocked full of crisp white towels, kitchenware, spices and wood- anything we needed. We used absolutely every amenity- fireplace, wi-fi, home theatre, bbq, hot tub, on and on. We loved the proximity and perks of the hotel and trail. Plus, we had guests come and go at odd times, so the apartment worked great for them. But, the best part was the living area views- it made the trip! Thanks so much for such a fun time!
May 2010
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Sun Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: $500 reservation deposit is non-refundable. Balance due 6o days prior to arrival and is refundable if re-rented for same period.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
A Sun Valley Lodge recreation card is provided with house rental that provides access to their swimming pools and fitness center (and locker rooms). Cards also provide significant discounts on golfing fees and tennis court rentals w/priority reservations, Heated Floors in the kitchen and living room, Free shuttle bus to lodges and Ketchum passes in front of house, Privacy and views of Bald and Dollar Mountains from the hot tub, Wood included for the Rock and Marble Fireplace, Floor to Ceiling Windows are perfect for wildlife viewing, 2 Car Garage, Snow Sledding and hiking right out the door on Penny Hill.


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Perfect Sun Valley House: Walk to SV Lodge & Included Amenities - Amazing Views
average rating of 4.85 based on 41 reviews

Comfortable & Rustic

  • 5 of 5

As some have noted, the house is dated, but for us it was comfortable. The large living area with big windows gave views of Dollar and Baldy, which are spectacular. Only complaint is the big tv blocked some of the view but I’m not a huge tv guy although our kids loved it. The kitchen is well equipped and newer. Fireplace was great with plenty of wood. Hot tub was nice on a snowy day. Bedrooms were comfy. Need a gas bbq though. There is an electric and charcoal but gas would be nice. Overall we enjoyed our stay at Scott and Emmis house. They were also responsive when needed. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was all that we anticipated and more.

  • 5 of 5

The location is excellent and the property is warm and comfortable. The owners make you feel at home through the entire experience. We walked to the lodge and into town several times. Everything that we needed was provided and in excellent working order. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and spacious but definitely needs some updating. The location is great and back yard was awesome for sledding! Really nice to have a private hot tub with amazing views!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a fun weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Scott and Emmi's rental. The location was perfect and close to both the Lodge and downtown. We were able to sleep 8 adults comfortably with the apartment downstairs. We had a great SuperBowl weekend together! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and spacious rental house - perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We rented Scott and Emmi's house for 6 nights in early August as our home base for our son's wedding in Sun Valley. The house was clean, spacious and accommodated our family of six perfectly. The house was accurately described in the Home Away property information. We barbecued delicious trout from Atkinson's Market and ate on the patio one night. We also enjoyed the long dining room table for breakfast every morning with its spectacular view towards the mountains. This view was actually used as the background for some photos of my son and his best man after they had gotten dressed for the wedding ceremony.

We could easily walk into town or walk to the Sun Valley Lodge to take advantage of the Inn's fitness center and two of the pools. We had a lovely lunch by the smaller round pool at the Lodge. We were quite happy with being able to use the Lodge's amenities and actually had the front desk print out some documents for us. In Ketchum, we enjoyed great salads and sandwiches at Bigwood Bread and Mexican food at Desperados for lunches. Town Square Tavern was the highlight of our dinners. We also spent some time at Warfields Distillery.

Scott was attentive to our needs. We were very happy with the rental and the level of service that we received.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall nice place, great location, but house is needing some updates, and service on appliances.

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for a week. Overall it was a nice place. It was clean when we checked in. Great location and loved being able to use the amenities at Sun Valley Lodge. There were some problems however. 1st thing, there is no air conditioning and no windows open, not even screen doors in the main living area so it was really hard to get some air in the house. The ceiling fans helped a little but we were hot during the day and at night sleeping. 2nd thing, all of the appliances need to be serviced or replaced. The freezer doesn't work properly and we couldn't get anything to freeze or get very cold, our ice cream was very soft and runny. We changed the settings and nothing worked. 3rd thing is the dishwasher didn't work well, and 4th thing is the washer and dryer didn't work well. It would work for a while then stop working, it was frustrating. 5th thing is the lighting throughout the house is very poor, it is dark. It worked for our family and we had a great week but there are definitely some items needing work.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hailey - Friedman Memorial Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Duchin' at the SV Lodge
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Sun Valley Resort & Bigwood golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several at the Sun Valley resort
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Easy access to either mountain lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
The Sun Valley Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
The Burger Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Java on Fourth
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pioneer Saloon
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowshoe Trails start here
Nearest Point of Interest
Dollar Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Sun Valley shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice Skating Rink

Other Activities: kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, shopping, snowmobiling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Stay a minimum of 4 nights and we will cover the cleaning costs $300

THREE NIGHT STAYS are allowed during certain time periods. If interested in this shorter stay, please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund