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In light of COVID-19, we are asking all guests to be vaccinated prior to arriving in Sun Valley. We thank you for your help keeping everyone safe and secure.
In light of COVID-19, we are asking all guests to be vaccinated prior to arriving in Sun Valley. We thank you for your help keeping everyone safe and secure.
August 21, 2021
Sun Valley, Idaho

Emily & Dallas

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Activities & Dining

Many of our guests are traveling from out of town and are making a vacation out of their trip! We've compiled a list of our favorite things to do and best places to go. ***Restaurant reservations are very difficult during peak season/August. We strongly encourage you to make them as early as possible***
Visit Sun Valley

Visit Sun Valley

491 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340

"Visit Sun Valley" is the BEST overall trip planning guide to the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. Stop by the "Visit Sun Valley" Visitor Center when you are in town. It is located at 491 Sun Valley Road at Starbucks.

Sun Valley Web Cam

Sun Valley Web Cam

Live Sun Valley webcam from various spots around town!

Bars & Bar Food

Bars & Bar Food

Grumpy's: A must. Get a fowl burger and schooner. You won't regret it. Lefty's Bar and Grill: Killer patio, chill local vibe. Great burgers, beer and fries. A Baer/Denny fav. The Warfield Brewery: Awesome roof deck with a view of Baldy. Good vibes and brews, deep fried pub grub food Sawtooth Brewery: Craft beer and better-than-bar food. Located across from Hotel Ketchum. Whiskey Jaques: Classic SV bar where we'll host Welcome Drinks! Lively music and dancing. The Casino: Just the diviest bar you've ever seen. Brews only. Duchin Room at the Sun Valley Lodge: For the old folks. Beautiful room, nice patio, fancy cocktails (and pricey to boot). Barrio75: Insanely good tacos and over 40 tequilas. What else is there to know? Located next to Hotel Ketchum.

Breakfast & Lunch Spots

Breakfast & Lunch Spots

Java: The best coffee shop in town. A Baer family fav. Coffee, breakfast and lunch. Starbucks: You know. 5B Fruit: The BEST organic smoothies, fruit bowls, and toast. Ginger Sweet Juice Bar: Organic cold pressed juice bar. The Kneadery: Big, traditional, diner-style breakfasts. Bigwood Bread: Freshly baked bread, sandwiches, salads. Simple and fresh. Cristina's: Chic, fresh cuisine. Pricey but worth it. This place screams brunch. Rasberry's: Local, organic lunch spot. The Haven: Just so good. Healthy eat in or take out. Open for lunch, and perfect for take-out dinner. Irving's Red Hots: A hotdog stand with damn good dogs. Baer fam fav.

Dinner Spots

Dinner Spots

Pioneer Saloon: Cozy, western vibe. Known for prime rib. Get there early because they don't take reservations. Despo's: Cheap but good Mexican food. Super casual, sit-down style dining. Baer fam fav. The Covey: Awesome back patio. Hearth style cooking. Reservation suggested. The Grill at Knob Hill: Rocky Mountain Influenced menu. Killer patio for dining. Reservations suggested. Enoteca: Rustic, modern feel and Italian tapas fare. Reservation suggested. Sushi On Second: Surprisingly good sushi for a landlocked state. Rickshaw: Southeast Asian street food. Get the chaing mai noodles. Ketchum Grill: Sun Valley all the way. Cookbook: Popular new Italian spot. Reservation suggested. Michel Christiana's: A SV classic. LOVE sitting at the bar for dinner and drinks. Don't miss the Morel Chicken! Sun Valley Wine Company: Wine and apps only. Huge wine selection. Upstairs patio. Sawtooth: iconic apres ski vibe. Bar downstairs/dining upstairs. Excellent food.

Bald Mountain (aka Baldy)

Bald Mountain (aka Baldy)

Bald Mountain, Ketchum, ID

Home to some great skiing in the winter. Either take the Gondola and chair up or prepare yourself for one steep hike to the top! 8 miles/3000 ft.

Gondola to the Roundhouse

Gondola to the Roundhouse

Bald Mountain, Ketchum, ID

Take the gondola to the Roundhouse for lunch and brews on the deck. From there, take the chairlift to the top for some seriously spectacular views.

Hiking

Hiking

We've listed some favorite trails below, but the options are endless. For more, click the link below and view the "Nearby Trails" section on the right. Reminder: bring a bottle of water *In town*: White Cloud Nine: Moderate. 4 mi / 500 ft. Proctor Mountain: Moderate. 3.5 mi / 1000 ft. Bald Mountain: Hard. 8 mi / 2000 ft. *Accessible by car*: Titus Lake: Easy. 3 mi / 650 ft. Chocolate Gulch: Moderate. 5 mi / 900 ft. Adams Gulch Trails: Moderate. 6 mi / 800 ft. Fox Creek Trails: Moderate. 5 mi / 800 ft. Taylor Canyon: Moderate. 4 mi / 1200 ft. Pioneer Cabin: Hard. 8 mi / 2500 ft. Unbelievable views, but too long for Friday or Saturday.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

500 North Main Street, Ketchum, ID
, 208-726-8033

Catch some fish on the Big Wood River, Big Lost River or Silver Creek. Rent fishing gear and hire a guide at Silver Creek Outfitters in downtown Ketchum. No experience necessary. Silver Creek offers free casting clinics outside the Sun Valley Inn, Tue-Sat, 5:30-6:30 throughout the summer. No equipment necessary. https://silver-creek.com/learn-to-fly-fish/

Golfing

Golfing

208-622-2251

Book a tee time at Trail Creek (18 holes), White Cloud (9 holes), or Elkhorn (18 holes) golf courses.

Skeet Shooting

Skeet Shooting

301 Trail Creek Road, Sun Valley, ID 83353
, 208-622-2111

Outdoor skeet shooting for both beginners and Fox Creek pros.

Biking

Biking

340 N Main St, Ketchum, ID 83340

Rent bikes from Sturtevants in downtown Ketchum and follow the Sun Valley Bike Trail loop around town, through Elkhorn, Sun Valley and back to Ketchum. Adrenaline junkies can take their bikes up the gondola and mountain bike down Baldy. See link for rental info.

Yoga at River Run Lodge

Yoga at River Run Lodge

520 Serenade Lane, Ketchum, ID 83340

Free yoga classes are held every Saturday morning at River Run Lodge at the base of Bald Mountain. The 2021 schedule is TBD but there are usually two sessions -- 8:45am and 10am.

Gym & Spa

Gym & Spa

The Spa at Sun Valley Resort Zenergy Health Club & Spa Gather Yoga Studio Wood River YMCA

Sun Valley Lodge

Sun Valley Lodge

1 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID 83353

Don't miss a visit to the Sun Valley Lodge, the country's first ski lodge that is now a beautiful hotel. Built in the 1940s, the lodge is part old Hollywood glam and part rustic ski chalet. Enjoy a glass of wine on the patio overlooking the ice rink or walk the hallways lined with celebrity photos. Alley cats can find the bowling alley in the basement.

Shopping

Shopping

Outdoors: Silver Creek Outfitters The Elephant's Perch Backwoods Consignment: The Goldmine (thrift) Consign Design (women's) Caplet Consign (women's) Good Riddance (furniture) Books: Chapter One Books (the BEST, tiniest book store) Housewares/Gifts: Huck & Paddle Sun Valley Gift Shop Picket Fence Bellisimo

Rafting, Tubing and Kayaking

Rafting, Tubing and Kayaking

Raft, tube or kayak Idaho's wild rivers and their rapids. Most are full day trips and require transportation.

Redfish Lake

Redfish Lake

401 Redfish Lodge Rd, Stanley, ID 83278
, (208) 774-3536

Staying in Idaho a bit longer? Take a day trip to Redfish Lake! Located an hour from Sun Valley, you'll climb a steep mountain road that leads to one of the most beautiful lakes with crystal blue water, surrounded by snowcapped mountains. From there you can sit on the beach, eat lunch at the beachside cafe, or rent paddle boards, canoes and pontoons out on the lake. Without cell service, you'll truly feel off the grid.

The Dark Sky Reserve

The Dark Sky Reserve

Did you know that 80% of Americans can't see the Milky Way anymore? Idaho Dark Sky Reserve Designation means that Sun Valley has some of the best opportunities for viewing the night sky, not only in the U.S, but in the world!

Bucket List

We might have missed something....so check-out this Bucket List link!

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