Sun Valley Riverfront Mountain Lodge, Ketchum

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Hideaway, located in West Ketchum, is an AIA award-winning home built on the former location of the historic Hideaway Motel. Featured in publications and on HGTV, the house was built in a thoroughly modern yet rustic style that reflects its gorgeous surroundings at the base of Bald Mountain. The home is spacious yet cozy at the same time; a small group is just as comfortable in a great room that can accommodate a sit down dinner for 18 or a reception for 100. Parties extend onto the expansive lawn during the summer – ideal for a bonfire by the river, croquet, bocce ball, and tented events. The Hideaway is on one of the local’s favorite in-town, fly-fishing holes on the Big Wood River, just before the confluence with Warm Springs.

The Hideaway is only 2 blocks away from the bike/groomed cross country trail, public tennis courts, soccer fields and a playground. A short stroll gets you to downtown Ketchum’s shops, restaurants, movie theatres and Friday night Art Walk. The Sun Valley Resort ski lodges, golf course and tennis courts, and two expansive gyms with swimming pools are an easy bike, walk or drive from the house.

The Hideaway has 4 bedrooms with bathrooms en suite (plus 2 loft spaces and an open studio with futon bedding that share bathrooms).
• The Guest Master Bedroom is a stunningly romantic, private space for a couple. Accessible and private – it’s on the ground floor. (Family option: A family of 4, with kids old enough to climb a ladder to access the 2 single futons in the loft, can also comfortably occupy this space.)
• 2 Bunk Rooms (double beds below, singles above)
• Sunrise Room (one queen bed)

The house can easily accommodate a large group, when you include the shared spaces listed below. These two areas are great for people who don’t mind a more casual space (these areas do not have blackout window-coverings and share bathrooms):
- Loft above bunk room has two futons (1 full, 1 queen)
- Studio above garage has 2 queen and a single futon.

The library, off the Great Room serves as a convenient, yet private office space. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. The Master Bedroom, Great Room and Library all have state-of-the-art audio/visual systems. The backyard features direct access to the Big Wood River, stunning views, and a hot tub.

• The HGTV Amazing Log Homes show (Episode HLOGS-S07H) first aired on 4/29/2007. It continues to be aired about every 6 months.
• Cover Article, Sun Valley magazine Architecture and Interiors annual issue, 2004 S
• Cover Article, My House in the Mountain States magazine, Mar/Apr 2005
• Feature Article, Timber Homes Illustrated magazine, August 2005
• Featured on the 2004 Ketchum Community Library tour of Homes.

The house is available year round. 4-night minimum stay most of the year; 2-week minimum for the Christmas/New Year’s holidays.

Keywords: The Hideaway: Sun Valley, Ketchum, Idaho, Architecturally Stunning, Log & Recycled Barn Wood, Cozy but Large, Spacious, AIA Award-Winning Design, Convenient to Town, Golf, Swim, Gym, Ski, Skiing, Skating, Biking, Restaurants, Entertainment, Theater, Music, Sun, Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We ask our children to respect the house and furniture - not to use it as a jungle gym. There are plenty of places to play! We ask that you request the same of your children....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 10-18

  • Sunrise Room: 1 queen


  • Bunk Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Rock Room (Bunk Room): 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Guest Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Ground Floor (accessible) + 2 twin futons in loft above....moreless

  • Upstairs Loft: 1 queen, 1 double

    Futons, no frames. Shares a bathroom with the Bunk Rooms....moreless

  • Studio Loft (over garage): 2 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Futons, no frames. A casual space for singles or teens....moreless

  • Guest Master Bedroom LOFT: 2 twin/ single

    Loft accessed INSIDE master bedroom. Fits family of 4....moreless

  • Guest Master Bedroom can accommodate a family of 4, if kids are old enough to climb a ladder into the loft space....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Perfect venue for a wedding or other special event.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Garage Studio space. Air Hockey...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    In Master Bedroom, Great Room and Library...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We're only 6 blocks from the center of downtown, but our home and the surrounding nature and wildlife, feels like it's much more remote. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views from the expansive back lawn and front yard....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Directly on the Big Wood River - easy to access to the best fly-fishing hole in town!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The kitchen nook table seats 6. There is also a high counter with 4 seats. You can seat 18 at the main dining table if you pull out the kitchen table, and get chairs from the studio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    full machines upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 garage spots. Parking outside in 2 areas for 4 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    full machines upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    3 fireplaces - guest master, great room and outdoors...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner Viking with griddle and bbq...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Public courts are a block away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Slack
Oct 15 - Dec 14, 2016
4 night min stay
$6,000 $20,000
High Winter
Dec 15 - Feb 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$9,520 $30,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Low Winter
Mar 1 - Apr 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$8,000 $27,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Weddings & Events
May 15 - Jun 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,075 $1,200
Fri, Sat
$7,000 $25,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$9,499 $30,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Basic Cleaning $450
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
  • Tax Rate 10%


Payment by personal check accepted. Payment with credit card online will incur credit cards fees (deducted from deposit refund).

4-night minimum except:

- 1 week minimum for President's Week (February Mid-

Winter Break)

- 2 week minimum for Christmas/New Year's holidays and August

Not included in rental rate:

- Cleaning Fee ($450 for 6 people, $650 for events)

- 10% Ketchum/Idaho Tax

- Damage Deposit (excess cleaning charges, credit card fees, etc as per contract, will be deducted from this amount)

EVENTS for up to 100 people. Charges will be higher for any # of guests over 100, please inquire. Any additional event fee will be collected by personal check at the same time as the initial deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sun Valley
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 75

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We are world travelers who started taking our children to developing countries when they were only 6 months old. Our home reflects our love for global design - antique doors and furniture from Morocco, India, China, and Mexico are highlights.

Why the Owner Chose Ketchum, ID, USA:
Wonderful small town: cosmopolitan, yet safe for activities with small children and seniors (slow speed limit, easy access).

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The Hideaway is truly that - a peaceful oasis that couldn't be more convenient to the amenities in town.

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Speaks: english



  • Hideaway Winter Exterior

    Hideaway Winter Exterior

  • Hideaway View of Kitchen & Breakfast Nook from Great Room

    Hideaway View of Kitchen & Breakfast Nook from Great Room

  • Hideaway Great Room View of Stone Fireplace & Dining Area

    Hideaway Great Room View of Stone Fireplace & Dining Area

  • Hideaway Wildflower Front View

    Hideaway Wildflower Front View

  • Hideaway Great Room & Loft leading to Upstairs Bedrooms

    Hideaway Great Room & Loft leading to Upstairs Bedrooms

VRBO #324286

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Sun Valley Riverfront Mountain Lodge, Ketchum

Ketchum, ID, USA #324286

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