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Best Location and Views! Premier 3 BR/3 BA Snow Star River Run Condo

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Largest, best located unit in deluxe complex. Walk to Baldy and town.

Perfectly located, this beautiful Snow Star condo is the premium unit in the complex. It is the largest (1,756 ft.), and best located - on the southwest corner of the top floor, closest to the bike/ski path and Mt. Baldy. The wrap-around windows and deck afford 270 degree views: to the west Baldy and Frenchmans Gulch, north to Griffins Butte, south and east. Windows on the south and west walls in addition to the vaulted ceilings allow for abundant light even on the darkest winter day.

The condo features 3 attractively decorated bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed, opens on to the south-facing deck, and a small office desk/work-station. The master bath has double vanity sinks, a separate jetted tub, shower and walk-in closet. The west corner bedroom boasts views to the north and west. It features a queen bed plus a trundle bed (sleeps 2), a double closet and a 32 in. flatscreen tv. The en suite bathroom has a large shower/tub combo. The third bedroom contains 2 twin beds, a double closet, and a 27 in. flatscreen tv. There is a 3rd bathroom off the hallway, with a shower/tub combo and a large storage closet. The laundry closet off the hallway is equipped with full sized side-by-side washer and dryer.

The deluxe kitchen is fully equipped to satisfy any gourmet cook! It has a new GE Profile gas range, new stainless Kohler sink, stainless Kitchen Aid refrigerator with ice maker, dish washer, granite counter tops and a walk-in pantry. The wooden dining table can seat 8.

The Great Room features hardwood floors, a gas fire place, and a 43 in. flatscreen HDTV with extended channels so that you won't miss your favorite sporting event, etc. Free high-speed WiFi is included. The south deck extends the length of the condo and includes a newer barbecue. The deck wraps around the corner of the unit and extends along the west wall, facing Baldy. This part of the deck is stuccoed so that you enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails and dinner outside in privacy.

The Snow Star condominium complex offers deluxe accommodations in a prime location for both winter and summer. There are 27 units in all, and the complex includes a fantastic 12-person year-round hot tub, a well-equipped gym, and ample parking in the underground garage. It consists of 2 residential floors above an underground garage. There is an elevator. The free Mountain Rides bus stops in front of the complex.

Our condo is just a couple of steps from the 20-mile Wood River bike/ski path. It is a 5-minute walk (1 1/2 blocks) to the River Run Lodge, the gondola and the Big Wood River, and a 10-minute walk 6 blocks) to town. No need to drive for fly fishing on the Big Wood River, or hiking up Baldy (you can ride the lifts down for free). We have a private ski/bike storage locker in the underground garage, its southwest location is convenient for grabbing your skis or bike and heading out for the day's adventure.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • Elevator : 2 residence floors above garage level

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3 Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds. 27 in. flat screen tv....moreless

  • Bedroom 2 West Bedrooom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Trundle bed and queen. 32 in. flatscreen tv. En suite bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Small desk/work station, door opens to south deck. ...moreless

  • 3 Bedrooms, plus sleeper couch in great room.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 West Bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3 - Hall Way: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Off hall way, next to Twin Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 Master Bedroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Double vanity sinks, walk-in closet, heated floor...moreless

  • 3 bathrooms 2 en suite, 1 off hallway, next to 3rd bedroom All have travertine tile floors with radiant heat...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sun Valley is host to numerous festivals, concerts, art shows, free summer symphony, lectures and conferences. Please check for dates....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Small selection of games - checkers, chess, scrabble, cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HDTV cable in great room with extended channels...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    270 degree views. Stunning Baldy and Frenchmans Gulch to the west, Griffins Butte to the north, plus views to the south and the east....moreless

  • Resort:

    World famous and historic Sun Valley Resort...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Steps to x-country ski path, 3-minutes ski to lifts...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Steps to x-country ski path 3 minutes ski to lifts...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Wooden table seats up to 8. In addition, there are 4 bar stools at the kitchen counter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Elevator:

    2 residence floors above garage level...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace with start switch on side...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fully equipped fitness room. Universal gym, elliptical machine, spin bike, and bench and free weights. Room is separate and mirrored and has its own bath....moreless

  • Garage:

    Underground, covered...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating throughout...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Deluxe linens provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large great room with fantastic light and views...moreless

  • Parking:

    Designated parking space next to elevator in underground garage. Ample extra spaces also available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Includes plenty of extra towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Brew Master...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with cooking pots and utensils, dishes, glassware and flatware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Newer stainless Whirlpool...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Deluxe kitchen fully equipped with quality cookware and appliances. Fantastsic view of Baldy from kitchen window....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Walk-in pantry stocked with necessities: plastic bags, trash bags, paper towels, napkins, oil and vinegar, extra hand and dish soap, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Kitchen Aid refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new GE Profile gas range with warming drawer...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart toaster...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Fantastic road and mountain biking in Sun Valley! New Flow Trail on Baldy big hit last summer. Bikes can be rented at Sturtevants, Formula, Back Woods, Pete Lanes...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Fantastic wrap-around deck with gorgeous views. West deck is stuccoed for privacy. Small table and chairs provided for summer enjoyment...moreless

  • Golf:

    18-hole Trail Creek championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The Sun Valley Club with full golf amenities is open to the public. Other championship courses, too....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available for year-round grilling. Newer Charbroil infared electric barbecue on the south deck...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski ,snowboard and boot rentals available at Sturtevants, Formula, PK's, and Pete Lanes (at the River Run base). Snowshoe and x-country rental available at Back Woods, Elephants Perch....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts at Atkinson Park about 3/4 mile away. Private courts and lessons available at Sun Valley Resort, home to 17 courts, full-service pro shop, ball machine, etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pools available with short-term membership at YMCA, about a mile away...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Year round 12-person hot tub at the complex for Snow Star guests...moreless

Building Type

  • Building


from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 5 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Spring
May 30 - Jun 11, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 12 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 16, 2017
4 night min stay
Late Fall
Oct 17 - Nov 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Early Ski Season
Nov 27 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friedman International, Hailey (SUN)
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sun Valley Resort
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bald Mountain

Car: Not Necessary

Sun Valley is one of the world's top ski resorts. It is home to the first chair lift, numerous Olympic medal winners, and a thriving cultural scene. Mt. Baldy's long runs and perfectly groomed snow are legendary. Lift lines are rare, and Sun Valley's snow-making is regarded as the best in the business. Nearby Dollar Mt. is considered one of the nation's best teaching mountains, and also boasts a world-class terrain park for snow boarders. Sun Valley also offers excellent Nordic skiing in a variety of different areas. Round out winter activities with snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides, sledding, etc. Summer in Sun Valley offers amazing hiking, mountain biking and road biking, world-class golf and tennis, fly fishing, sport shooting, horseback riding, and even summer ice skating. There are several art festivals throughout the year, as well as numerous concerts, free summer symphony at the Pavilion, conferences, and festivals. Sun Valley has numerous fabulous restaurants, and a lively nightlife scene. There is so much to see and do in Sun Valley!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We met in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, and lived the dream, teaching skiing there in the 1970's. We then lived in San Francisco, Lake Oswego, OR, and Encinitas/La Jolla, CA, where we raised our 3 children. 22 years ago we first came to Sun Valley to ski with our children and so fell in love with the area that we bought a condo in West Ketchum. In 2004 we upgraded to the Snow Star and have enjoyed Christmas, skiing, and winter, as well as summer hiking and biking here ever since. We recently moved to Sun Valley full time, and decided that it makes sense to rent our beautiful condo so guests can enjoy it and the area as much as we have! Since we are local, we are easy to reach and offer assistance as needed.

Why the Owner Chose Ketchum, ID, USA:
We were familiar with this location, as our first condo was nearby. We knew we wanted to be near Baldy and town. We were sold the first time we saw the condo! It's views, light and space were perfect. We particularly like the gym feature, which not many complexes in this location have.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Ski, hike, bike and fish out the front door! So convenient. When our kids were young, they loved the freedom to walk into town on their own. So nice to stroll home on a summer evening after a sumptuous dinner at one of Sun Valley's fabulous restaurants.

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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  • Great Room. Looking south and west.

    Great Room. Looking south and west.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Dining for up to 8.  Windows facing west for Baldy views

    Dining for up to 8. Windows facing west for Baldy views

  • Dining area and kitchen.  Windows face west toward Baldy.

    Dining area and kitchen. Windows face west toward Baldy.

  • Kitchen window looks out at Baldy

    Kitchen window looks out at Baldy

  • Master bedroom. Door to the south deck.

    Master bedroom. Door to the south deck.

  • Master bath jetted tub and separate shower

    Master bath jetted tub and separate shower

  • The West Bedroom. Windows looking to the north and west.

    The West Bedroom. Windows looking to the north and west.

  • The Twin Bedroom

    The Twin Bedroom

  • South deck with barbecue

    South deck with barbecue

  • Snow Star complex

    Snow Star complex

  • Fantastic sunsets from our deck!

    Fantastic sunsets from our deck!

  • Great Room fireplace

    Great Room fireplace

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen.  Pantry door to right.

    Kitchen. Pantry door to right.

  • Great Room sleeper couch

    Great Room sleeper couch

  • Master Bedroom.  Views are to the south.

    Master Bedroom. Views are to the south.

  • Master bath and walk-in closet

    Master bath and walk-in closet

  • The West Bedroom.

    The West Bedroom.

  • West Bedroom en suite bath

    West Bedroom en suite bath

  • 3rd bath off hallway

    3rd bath off hallway

  • Deck wraps around the corner for great Baldy views and is stuccoed for privacy

    Deck wraps around the corner for great Baldy views and is stuccoed for privacy

  • Winter view of Baldy from our deck

    Winter view of Baldy from our deck

  • Baldy in Late Fall from our deck

    Baldy in Late Fall from our deck

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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