After a day on the white slopes at Baldy or Dollar Mountain, stow the skis, hang the socks to dry by the gorgeous new earthen-stone gas fireplace, and relax in the roomy living area of this lovely two-bedroom condo with loft in colorful Sun Valley. With room for six, the amenities in this condo - like TV with cable, DVD, WiFi and computer connection - are only the beginning of the numerous activities awaiting you in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. Located within walking distance of the Elkhorn chairlift (the first chairlift in the U.S.), you'll also enjoy free access to Elkhorn's seasonal outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna/steam room, tennis and volleyball courts, and are just a short shuttle ride away from Sun Valley's other famous ski areas.
Make yourself a cup of coffee, step out onto the small Juliet balcony and listen to the stream rushing (in season). Then, settle into this cheery space, brightly lit from sunlight through the big windows. The painting of a winter scene and the ski poles on the wall remind you: you're in colorful Sun Valley, immortalized in story and song. Bring along some DVDs of your own to enjoy, or just grab one from the library. There are books and games as well for more "unplugged" diversions.
At mealtime, you'll have plenty of room to slice and dice on the long granite countertops and lots of cupboard space for the supplies you've packed in. Recessed stove, microwave and dishwasher conserve space, and you'll be able to enjoy your favorite coffee, freshly ground in the grinder. Gather 'round the rustic wood dining table with room for six and enjoy your meal. If you're not up to cooking, head out to one of the top-notch eateries in Sun Valley and nearby Ketchum.
At bedtime, settle in for the night in the master bedroom where you'll sleep in a king bed under comfortable linens with lots of pillows to prop you up while you read before bed. The others can head upstairs to either the guest room with a queen bed and en suite bath, or to the loft where they'll find two twin beds and a writing desk, perfect for penning that final entry in the journal before going to sleep.
Though this condo is located very near the lift at Elkhorn, ski buffs should know that it's only open during "the big snow"winters, otherwise, skiers and boarders are routed via the shuttle to the nearby slopes at Bald and Dollar Mountain(s). Your stay here will also put you close to the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center which features a restaurant, lounge, bar and locker rooms, along with equipment repair, rental and storage. You can also play a round of virtual golf here! If you prefer the real thing, there are four courses in the Sun Valley area, and you can even enjoy a 10% discount off your game at the Elkhorn fairways.
In warmer weather, you can hike, bike, fish, and climb in Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Take the bike over to the path that runs north for 10 miles and south for 16 miles along the Big Wood River. If you're looking for a piece of art to bring home from your visit, you're in the right place: there are nearly a dozen galleries in nearby Ketchum, and lots of places to shop and dine.
Sun Valley is a special destination for outdoors lovers, and this lovely condo makes the perfect home away from home!
Community amenities provided by Elkhorn in Sun Valley and have periods of closure. No pools from Labor Day until Memorial Day. Hot tubs are closed seasonally for maintenance, they will be closed after Labor Day until after Thanksgiving, then in the Spring when the mountain closes for skiing in April through Memorial Day. Golf and tennis are closed from November 1 through May 1, this is weather dependent and could be extended or shortened at the discretion of the association with/without cause or notice.