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Spectacular Sun Valley Log Home in the Scandinavian Style

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6-8. May also rent guest suite with kIng bed

This gorgeous property is located in the heart of the Sun Valley experience. Positioned between the Warm Springs and River Run Lodges of the world famous Sun Valley Ski Resort, this home offers amazing access to every activity the area has to offer. The home is a block from the Mountain Rides bus system which can take you to the ski lifts, skate ski trails, world class golf and amazing restaurants in under 5 minutes. Major biking and hiking trail systems are minutes away. Warm Springs Creek and the adjacent 10 acre dog walking park are three blocks from the doorstep. The YMCA is less that a mile away. The access to local activities is simply unbeatable!

Our highly efficient 3 bedroom, 2 bath log home is quite a gem featuring finely crafted hardwood cabinets and floors, stainless kitchen appliances and an outdoor area with teak furnishings. The gourmet kitchen has everything you will need to prepare amazing meals. Sit around the cozy outdoor fireplace, relax in the beautiful aspens under the canopy of a hand made wooden canoe and reflect on your fun filled Sun Valley days.

For additional family members or guests, the home has a separate, yet attached one bedroom guest suite with a full kitchen that is available to rent on a nightly basis. It is perfect for a couple or a family with young children! The guest suite has a separate stone patio surrounded by flower gardens in the summer.

The home also has a two car heated garage. There is a full work bench for tuning bikes in the summer and skis in the winter.

There is also room for the off street parking of four additional vehicles.

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Property Manager
Betty Swanson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Betty Swanson

Born in Brasil, of Danish decent, Sten grew up in Tehran, Iran, a city at 6,000 feet... just like Sun Valley. In 1980, after a short-lived career in Portland, Oregon, he moved to Sun Valley and has been a business owner and avid skier ever since. His 35 year history in Sun Valley has made him a true local.

Betty Swanson purchased this house in 2006

Why Betty Swanson chose Sun Valley Area

This property creates the quintessential Sun Valley getaway! It is in a fantastic location in a quiet neighborhood. The outdoor fireplace creates a cozy gathering place beneath beautiful aspen trees.

What makes this house unique

With blood sweat and tears, and a lot of help from his friends, Sten transformed this log cabin into a Scandinavian contemporary gem. It is a perfect mix of contemporary and mountain rustic. With lots of outdoor areas to relax and enjoy the solitude and starry nights.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Sun Valley Log Home in the Scandinavian Style
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Seattle , WA

Little gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week utilizing both the main house and first house for our family. It was perfect for us. There were plenty of dishes and utensils as well as spices and other staples available. The place is charming. We recommend it highly. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity says it all!

  • 5 of 5

The name of this beautiful house says it all. Serenity. I rented this house for some dear friends of ours. They were traveling into the Sun Valley Area to not only experience all that our area has to offer, (outdoor adventure), but also to spend quality time together and rest. They have made wonderful memories as they spent many evenings on the back patio by the fire pit sharing with one another or sometimes just being still and enjoying the beauty of creation. The accommodations are over the top. It is absolutely beautiful. The property manager, Betty, is also a wonderful person to work with. You will not be disappointed in choosing this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply charming

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rustic-on-the-outside, modern-on-the-inside house! It was very comfortable for our group, and the 1 BR studio worked well for my daughter and her bridesmaids to get ready on the big day. The yard and deck were perfect for gathering with a glass of wine or hosting a small brunch. Betty is an attentive and easy to deal with host. Overall a great experience! We'll definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sleek & Cozy Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented beautiful Serenity for a family mt. biking vacation mid-July. The location (1 mile from downtown Ketchum) was perfect for us. We could access gorgeous singletrack via bikeways or just ride around town and take in the Arts Festival or Farmer's Market or the many great restaurants . The home is beautiful and comfortable with a great kitchen. We loved the outdoor firepit, big table, and tiki torches and we were enclosed by a private yard that was beautifully landscaped. Bette and Sven were very responsive to our questions and needs via text.There are two smallish but comfy bedrooms that share a bath on the main floor, our adult kids were fine with this arrangement. The master is gorgeous but lacks some privacy due to the aesthetic layout, but we adapted; huge closet. A wonderful feature is the add-on apt, that is fully equipped with kitchen and sitting area. Some of our party came for only three nights, so it was great to rent the apt for the time we needed the extra space. I cannot wait to rent this place for a ski trip, it is truly special, immaculate, fun and lovingly cared for.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation rental in a great location with attention to detail...

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Well appointed and close to town

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four could not have been more pleased with our stay in Ketchum/Sun Valley. We were not terribly familiar with the area so the home's location, a five minute drive from downtown Ketchum, was an easy bike ride/drive from almost everything. The home was immaculate and very well maintained. If you like attention to detail and a product that is "as advertised," you will love this home. One note is that the home, being close to town, is in a neighborhood with homes/condos in close proximity, though this was never a problem for us. It simply is not a home that is isolated or on acreage. We were very happy with rental choice and we would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN)
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Warm Springs Lodge
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Bigwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 75
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Knob Hill Inn
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Sun Valley Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ketchum House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Season
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
We offer a mid-week cleaning service and grocery shopping service for $25/hour.
Reservations for over 9 days will require a midweek cleaning.
Reservations for over 14 days will require a weekly cleaning.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ketchum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Travertine shower and floating glass vanity with vessel sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has room for a crib in the large wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom shares full bath with Twin Room.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bedroom shares full bath with Queen Bedroom
  • Outstanding 500 square ft, one bedroom attached apartment is also available to rent. It is built to the same meticulous standard and attention to detail as the main house. It boasts a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, bathroom with tile and glass shower, king bedroom with a sliding glass wall that opens to the main room. Comfy living area with a queen sleep sofa for kids. It also has it's own stone patio to hang out on in the summer! If renting the full house, we discount the guest apartment by 40%. Inquire with manager.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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