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Summer Retreat/Ski To Your front Door

Ketchum, ID, USA
  • House5200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps18
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

Beautiful Mountain Home and Detached Studio Apartment-sleeps 14

Looking for ski getaway? Summer retreat? This one is perfect!

Not only is this mountain home beautiful inside and out but it's only 4 minutes from the base of Bald Mountain, Warm Springs side. Where you have 2 private parking spots reserved just for you and only steps away from the lifts. You can ski right off the back side of Bald Mountain right to your front door. Or, enjoy endless miles of hiking and mt. biking trail.

This spectacular Warm Springs home provides an ideal balance of comfort and charm with modern accents. Amazing mountain views can be enjoyed from every room in the home and the hot tub out the back door.

This 5200 foot log home offers four bedrooms in the main home and a 900 foot apartment above the detached garage.

The large master suite is located on the second level, and provides beautiful mountain views having a king bed adjacent to the balcony. Directly off of the master suite, the spacious en-suite bath has a large bath tub, a large walk in steam shower, and walk-in closet.

Located on the main level are two guest rooms with queen size beds and en-suite baths. Plus, an office with 2 spacious desks, internet, copy machine and a large apple computer.

Above the garage, a private apartment provides an ideal option for a larger group. The apartment comes equipped with a comfortable seating area and kitchenette. To accommodate larger groups, the apartment has a full bath, a queen bed, and two sets of bunk beds for guest’s convenience.

The main level of the home provides a spacious living room accented and is well-appointed. Pinewood flooring and a gorgeous fireplace. A separate library and media room gives guests a chance to relax. Adjacent to the living room, the large dining area opens to a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with access to a beautiful flagstone patio.

The basement level offers a game room and media area equipped with a flat screen TV, cozy seating area, and several game tables. The game room also has two sets of bunk beds, a sleeper sofa, and a half bath.

This luxury log home sits on one acre of land with a hot tub, in the ground trampoline, outdoor fire pit and is available for both Winter and Summer rentals. Pets are allowed. Smoking is not permitted.

Scott Curtis


Scott Curtis

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Scott Curtis

I came to ketchum in 1972 and never left. I have enjoy every season to its fullest. I try to get on my skis every day and never get bored with sun valleys bald mountain. My wife and two children 13&18 are avid skiers/ski racers. We love every thing this area has to offer summer and winter.

Scott Curtis purchased this House in 2007


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


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
      • SUITE 1
        1 queen, COZY, COMPHY AND NICE
      • SUITE 2
        1 queen, ELEGANT AND CHARMING
        1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed, GREAT ROOM FOR KID'S-SLEEPS 6 +
        1 queen, 2 bunk bed, SLEEPS A FAMILY VERY COMFORTABLY
      • (1) Master Bedroom king (2) Queen (3) Queen. Game room downstairs 2 sets of Bunk Beds, Sleeper Sofa & Futons. Garage Apartment, Queen & 2 sets of Bunk Beds


      • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Suite Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautiful tiles galore
      • Basement 1/2
        toilet, Game room guest bath
      • Bathroom Suite 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Fantastic tiling and craftsmanship
      • Main level guest bath
        toilet, Leather tiled floors with colorful tiled walls.
      • Garage Apartment
        toilet, shower, Creative, unique and convenient
      • Master suite
        tub, shower, Beautifully tiled creativity-large steam shower
      • 6

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Ski-In


            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Large stone faced gas start fireplace in living room
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Radiant Heat
                    • Internet
                    • Fireplace
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Parking
                      Free Parking at the base of Warm Springs lifts
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Large fully equipped gournment kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                          2 Ovens
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          6 burners
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Air Hockey
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  (3) Library on the main floor, media room down stairs and in the Studio above the garage
                                • Video Game Console


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      large backyard with hot tub and in ground trampoline
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              YMCA is only 2.5 miles from house, and Easley's Hot Springs with Olympic Pool and two soak tubs is located 12 miles from house with spectacular views of the Boulder Mountains and great picnicking.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              6 person
                                            • Sauna
                                              Steam shower master bath


                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • ski lift privileges
                                                            • ski privileges optional
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              17 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great house for a family vacation

                                                              Frederic W.-

                                                              tucked away a few miles from Ketchum, the house offers space and entertainment for a great summer or winter vacation

                                                              Sun Valley/Warm Springs Delight

                                                              MemakSeattle, WA USA

                                                              Our stay at Board Ranch was wonderful. The house and grounds exceeded our expectations. The kitchen was amazing and a delight to cook in. The huge yard was a perfect place to hang out, play and relax. Scott was friendly and easy to communicate with. We hope to return for another stay at his Board Ranch hide-a-way:-)

                                                              A very nice house in a very nice location

                                                              John A.

                                                              We went up to Sun Valley for the first time, and met up with some friends there (none of whom had been there before). The house was expensive, but essentially we got what we paid for. The kitchen and living room are very large and open, and easily accommodated our large group. Everything was clean, tidy, and functional, as you would expect. The yard was well groomed, and large - we set up a volleyball net with space to spare, and the kids had a great time on the in-ground trampoline. The extra space above the garage was very useful as well. Bed space was good, again, accommodating our large group just fine. Outdoor grill worked well and is reasonably sized. Garage accommodates two large vehicles (ours are 7+ feet tall), and is very neat. Hot tub was very nice as well, and games, etc. ample.

                                                              House sits in the middle of two fairly tall hills (roughly 2400' elevation gain from the house), and at night the stars are really something, as light pollution is at a minimum. The house is far enough removed from town (3-4 miles) to enjoy the solitude, but near enough to run down to the grocery store in fairly short order (10-15 min). The neighborhood was quiet (well, at least before we got there...), although there was some construction going on during the day (but that was not bothersome).

                                                              A few minor nits (that do not detract from the 5 star rating):

                                                              - the land line phone didn't work at first - we informed the owner of this issue, and he stopped by with a functioning phone the next day. (By the way, the cell service at the house was poor - we have Verizon. However, we noted that if you drove down the road around half a mile or maybe a mile, the service was adequate)

                                                              - refrigerator space - we could have used more. Although the fridge in the house is pretty big, our large group needed more. There is a very small fridge in the quarters above the garage, but it is too small to be of much practical use for primary storage. A suggestion would be a supplemental fridge perhaps in the garage.

                                                              - upstairs master bedroom - great room, very spacious and beautiful, but it has no door - once you get up the stairs, you are in it. From a sound perspective, would be nice to have some sort of barrier, so the kids don't wander upstairs and disturb anyone...

                                                              - the light switches in the living room/kitchen are hard to figure out, both location and which is which - we never did get it quite figured out. Some labels (like the front entry panel) would help.

                                                              Great property for extended family summertime gathering, fun times in yard and great room

                                                              JuneSan Diego, CA

                                                              The property was perfect for our extended family gathering with adults and children of all ages. Plenty of beds and bathrooms for privacy and comfort for multiple families combined with large outdoor and great room areas for gathering together. We especially enjoyed the yard for games with the kids and the in-ground trampoline was extremely popular. The kitchen was well-equipped and had everything we needed. The quiet location was great for morning walks to Penny Lake but also close enough to Ketchum for early AM swims at the Wood River Community YMCA. Scott, the owner, was readily available for minor questions we had upon check-in. We found many things to enjoy in Sun Valley from relaxing in the backyard and enjoying the wind and the trees, to rafting, horseback riding, hiking and summertime figure skating. Board Ranch was a terrific place for our far-flung family to gather for a precious week of quality time and enjoyment.

                                                              great place - disapointing hidden fees

                                                              We loved our stay here with 3 families over NYE. Very quiet, peaceful part of Sun Valley with great access to Baldy.

                                                              One nit: the owner withheld our cleaning deposit saying the kitchen was unusually dirty. This is ridiculous - we cleaned way beyond the normal for a vacation rental, including emptying everything from the refrigerator (which painfully meant throwing away unopened items). He also accused us of taking a weather clock. We don't need a weather clock - we live in San Francisco and the weather really never changes. If he wanted more money for the rental, he should have raised the rates, not nickel & dime over bogus charges.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are sorry you fell that way. It was clearly spelled out in the rental contract how the home / kitchen is to be left

                                                              This is the first time we have withheld a fee and charged for a missing item. With all the members in your group/kids it is hard to say what happened to the weather station. But it was their at checkin.

                                                              Bill H.

                                                              Bill H.

                                                              The house was so amazing, it had everything we needed to make our vacation just perfect! We would stay there again anytime. We loved having the big grassy areas for the kids to run around in, and it was so quiet and peaceful, just wish we could have stayed longer.


                                                              Ketchum, ID, USA

                                                              Ski and Bike directly to your front door from the backside of Warm Springs. Just 4 minutes or 2 miles from the Warm Springs base area. Property includes two private parking passes just steps away from Warm Springs lifts.

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