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Special! Private Hot Tub on Upper Deck- Walk to Town-Soul Pad

Ketchum, ID, USA
  • Condo960 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Escape to Sun Valley and this soul pad retreat with character. Nestled away near a park so it's quiet (birds sing even in the winter!), yet walking distance to town. Beautiful new maple hardwood floors, granite counter tops, accented with art and treasures from over 20 years of globetrotting.

There is nothing better than your own private hot tub on the upper deck, right off the master bedroom. Your white robes are waiting. You can see the milky way and the Sun Valley firework shows. When was the last time you slept in a waterbed? This ain't your college waterbed, though, as this has waveless baffles and a support floatation mattress on top, and Egyptian cotton 500 ct sheets. Warm and snuggly in the winter, and so comfortable, you won't be able to get out in the morning.

Ok, for a hot tub and morning coffee maybe? There is grass cloth on the ceiling to give the feeling of being in a tropical jungle treehouse. Watch the snow fall on the trees without getting out of bed.

The downstairs bedroom has a private patio for snow entry and covered gear storage if you like. I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do.

I'm flexible with pets - please let's start a discussion - there will be a non refundable pet deposit of $100.

There is non refund policy, but I'm flexible on the refund. ($400 cancellation fee - but if I can book it for the same or more nights to make up for it, then I'll refund all but $100 booking fee)

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Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Thia

I grew up in California, but I fell in love with Ketchum 18 years ago. Living in a place where there are more stars in the sky than city lights, and you can walk/bike everywhere feeds my soul. I live to snowboard and now ski in powder, and in between enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, paragliding, mountain biking, and rollerblading. I'm a world traveling artist/photographer, and have a photography studio/gallery in town where I show my personal work, called Photos Do Not Bend. I also shoot weddings, kids, and family portraits. I love hot springs and hot tubs (who doesn't?), live music, and laughing with friends.

Thia purchased this Condo in 2003

Why Thia chose Ketchum

The biggest patch of wilderness right out the back door! So many things I can do without ever getting in a car..... mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, rollerblading on the bike path, summer symphonies & jazz picnics, walk to town, and even close down the bars on a blue moon. Not too many places you can land a para-glider in your back yard. Ketchum has the most amazing sense of community, too. It just takes one person getting hurt, for the whole town to pull together and hold a concert/bake sale/auction to help. I've never seen anything like it.

What makes this Condo unique

Enjoy your own private hot tub on the upper deck after skiing! (or maybe with a cup of coffee in the morning?) Great location! Walk to town, but right next door to the large park and the flagship YMCA. Even though it's a condo complex this is a very private unit. Great front yard for the kids to play in the snow, and a private patio on the lower floor for snow entry/gear storage if you like. Beautiful new hardwood floors, granite counter tops, sharp knives, fluffy towels, 600 ct cotton linens, and oversized down comforters. When was the last time you slept in a waterbed? This ain't no college waterbed, as this has waveless baffles and a support flotation mattress on top, with Egyptian cotton linens. Warm and snuggly in the winter - so comfy you won't be able to get out of bed. Ok, maybe for coffee in the hot tub 20 ft away. Plenty of closets, dressers, shelves and hooks for all your things. Hook your computer or ipod up to the surround sound, or go wireless and stream with my Aiport. Free internet and extended cable. My home has treasures from over 20 years of globetrotting - not your run-of-the-mill sun valley rental. I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Master
        1 queen, waveless waterbed, with baffles/support/memory foam
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Queen size Beds (1) Waterbed with waveless baffles, support floatation mattress, Egyptian 400 ct cotton sheets, and down comforter, Double Beds (1) Nice firm mattress (no springs!) with quilt topper, bed bug protector, and thick down comforter. New down pillows.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • master
        toilet, shower
      • dowstairs
        toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                    baseboard electric supplemented with the pellet stove
                  • Internet
                    password given in house directions
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    In the unit
                  • Living Room
                    cozy - plug your iPod into the surround sound - listen to my cd collection or read a new book from the book exchange.
                  • Parking Off Street
                    parking right outside condo in private parking lot
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                    In the unit
                  • Wireless Internet
                    password given at checkin
                  • Wood Stove
                    Pellet stove - snuggle up to a fire, but turn down the electric heat or you will bake yourself out.


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                        coffee maker, french press, espresso maker - whole bean or ground... whatever you desire!
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        Spice drawer just to right of stove. Blender. Rice cooker. Juicer. Coffee. Espresso. Etc. Granite counter tops. Nice deep double sink. Toaster oven. Microwave. Pantry of baking supplies.
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        more sharp knives in utensil drawer
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                        Help yourself to my spices, olive oil, Himalayan salt, bread crumbs, etc.
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster
                        toaster oven - great for melting cheese and sandwiches, too!


                          • Dining
                            Grab the patio chairs to make 5 chairs around the round table.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 5 people


                              • Books
                                Read anything on the shelves, and take one/leave on from the exchange shelf
                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                Scrabble, Hoopla, Apples to Apples, cards, Pictionary
                              • Music Library
                                peruse some classics, relics and obscurities.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Extended cable
                              • Stereo
                                surround sound - adapter for your own iPod
                              • Television
                                old school - but I think the picture quality is better than those cheesy flat screens


                                  • Balcony
                                    upstairs off master bedroom. It's lined with bamboo to carry the theme of the bedroom 'jungle tropical treehouse', and has a private hot tub, table and chair (room for two if you want to bring the chair from the downstairs patio up and enjoy coffee in the morning sun for two)
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    downstairs patio off second bedroom - lined with bamboo with a buddha in the corner - a sactuary grotto. Can also be used as a gear place for all your toys - skis, bikes, sleds, whatever you play with.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Ski & Snowboard
                                    walk 2 minutes and take the free shuttle that dropps you off at the Warm Springs Day Lodge - only 2 miles away!


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            On private deck off the master bedroom


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • shuffleboard
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • tennis

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 1:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            24 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Overall a Nice Pad

                                                            Wayne C.

                                                            We were in Ketchum to alpine and cross country ski and did so each of our four days in town. The Soul Pad is quite cozy. It is well adorned and mostly up to date, although a good detailed dusting would help matters. We weren't too fond of the water bed, as it takes some tactical effort to get out of and our aging backs rebelled some. Overall though we had a very comfortable stay. The private hot tub made a difference!

                                                            Convenient, Accomodating and Homey

                                                            Cynthia E.Bend, Oregon

                                                            We had a great visit. The place was cozy and comfortable. Great location with quick access to everything both in town and out to recreate. We truly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

                                                            A Hideaway Haven During Our Vacation

                                                            Laura I.

                                                            Our week at the Soul Pad was delightful, comfortable and uniquely relaxing. The thoughtful details in the decorating made our stay an exploration in world travel, with my young daughters fascinated by the many cool items Thia has collected in her globe trotting. The quality of bedding and towels kept us truly comfortable. Sleeping in a waterbed and having an en suite private outdoor Jacuzzi available at any moment made the stay feel like a true get away - I especially appreciated evening star gazing from the Jacuzzi. The home is well located for accessing the many activities on offer, while also being tucked into a quiet and green part of town. A wonderful place to stay when visiting Sun Valley/Ketchum!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            So glad everyone had a good time! Yay! So good to meet you, too! Coming back for any skiing?

                                                            Comfortable and great location.

                                                            Kathleen D.

                                                            The Soul Pad was exactly what we were hoping for, comfortable and a great location in a quiet neighborhood. There was a nice spot to relax outside after a day of cycling and a covered patio to store the bikes.

                                                            Thia could not have been more accommodating , quick to reply and the special touches to welcome us...flowers on the table, coffee and even a special ipa. We would not hesitate to stay at the Soul Pad again. Thank you Thia!

                                                            Fun house

                                                            Mariette V.

                                                            We had a great time staying at the Soul Pad. Our hostess was responsive, accommodating, informative, and gracious. The kitchen is well appointed so we were able to easily cook the meals or go out as we chose. Loved the Jacuzzi after skiing!

                                                            Great spot in a great location

                                                            Aubrey H.

                                                            Thia is a wonderful host. The place is very comfortable and in a great location. Highly recommend a stay if you are in the area!


                                                            Ketchum, ID, USA

                                                            Paraglide off Baldy and land in your backyard! That's right, the park adjacent to the condo is the alternative landing zone for flights of Baldy. The nationals were here last summer, and coming up are the world campionships!

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