Sun Valley Lodge

Sun Valley Lodge
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1 Sun Valley Rd.
Ketchum, Idaho 83353
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Reviewed by Pieter van Noordennen

In 1935, the head of Union Pacific Railroad sent a German count to search for a place in the American West beautiful enough to attract generations to come. That place was Sun Valley, and the count, inspired by mining rigs and the European ski craze, strung lifts up on Bald Mountain, creating America's first official ski resort. One year later the duo broke ground on the Sun Valley Lodge, where it still exists today in its original spot at the resort base. Multitudes of skiers have passed

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Price Points
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Room Types
Hotel SuiteStandalone Room
Recreation & Amenities
Downhill Skiing,Fitness and Beauty,Gourmet Dining,Snowboarding,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Wine Tasting
Gateway Town
Closest Airport

Expert Review of Sun Valley Lodge

Parks and Outdoors Review of Sun Valley Lodge

By Away Travel Expert : Brian Kevin
Parks Expert Favorite
Parks Expert Rating 4.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Fly-Fishing,Horseback Riding,Scenic Drives
Parks and Outdoors Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Sun Valley Stables on the resort property offers short horseback riding trips and sleigh rides.
  • The resort is just a mile up Sun Valley Road from the Sawtooth Scenic Byway.
  • Ask at the inn about setting up guided fly-fishing trips with one of the resort's partner outfitters.
The problem with the Sun Valley Lodge is that there just aren't enough hours in the day. Honestly, take the myriad adventure and recreation options offered to you as a guest anywhere in the resort, then tack onto that an on-site bowling alley, the beautiful glass-enclosed outdoor pool, a spa, and destination dining. Like at its sister, the Sun Valley Inn, even the most basic accommodations here have features that connote luxury—the marble-tiled bath, flat-screen television, and rich wood

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