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Fall, Spring, Summer, Wellness, Winter

The Best Outdoor Hot Tubs and Pools of Sun Valley

Growing up in Ketchum, there was no greater joy in the winter season than grabbing a few friends and sneaking into a heated pool or hot tub, making as little noise as possible and hoping not to grab the attention of the owners or worse, the police. But with so many great options for (legally) getting your “aahhh” on in Sun Valley, there’s no reason not to do a “tub-crawl” at one of these great outdoor heated pools and hot tubs in the area. After a long day of enjoying Sun Valley via skiing, mountain biking or any of the numerous physical activities the area boasts, there’s no better way to relax than a nice soak. Whether your muscles are sore or you just want to bask with some friends and relive the day, these are the best spots in town for gorgeous views and delightful temps.   Hotel Ketchum While Hotel Ketchum is located on Main Street at the north end of town with easy access to all the great things Ketchum has to offer, the hotel’s complex that includes shops, dining, Hangout Lounge, and a great outdoor heated pool and hot tub is so complete you may never …

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Summer

A Summer in Sun Valley, Idaho

While travelers flock to the ski town during winter months, this mountain locale has just as much to offer when the weather’s warm.

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Summer

Ketchum Capers – Cycling with Kids in Sun Valley, Idaho

The Cycle Sprog road trip across the NW USA and Canada continues, heading inland in search of great mountain biking locations. 

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Summer

Sun Valley in the Summer Is an Adventurer’s Dream Come True

They’re known for winter sports, but Sun Valley and neighboring Ketchum are equally vibrant in warmer months, when the mountains are awash in artists, adventurers, and tech titans.

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Summer

Sun Valley Summer | Video

Sun Valley, Idaho summers are calling. Dive in to a stacked line-up of outdoor recreation activities, explore a robust arts & culture scene, explore with the whole family, open your eyes under America’s first Dark Sky Reserve, center your mind, body & soul or simply just sit back and relax. Dive in to the video below to catch a glimpse of what will be waiting for you in Sun Valley.

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Dining

How Sun Valley Serves Up Idaho’s State Vegetable

The potato is a very versatile vegetable, or tuber. One might even go so far to say that there is a potato for every occasion. Dinner – baked potato! Holidays – mashed potatoes! Party – vodka! Barbeque – potato salad! Breakfast – hash browns! Fast food – chips! Here in Idaho, we know a thing or two about potatoes and how to serve them right. From Canadian-styled poutine to traditional French shoestrings, here’s how Sun Valley serves up our official state vegetable.   Lefty’s: Monkey Fries Potato lovers know to grace their Lefty’s burgers and sandwiches with a side of monkey fries. The disc-shaped and rippled monkey is tossed with a slightly spicy, yet oh-so-delicious seasoning before fried to the perfect crisp. Dressed in fry sauce, or just plain ketchup, this Sun Valley staple is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.   Limelight: Truffle Fries If you’re craving a post-ski cocktail and tuber-fueled sustenance, look no further than Ketchum’s Limelight Hotel. The truffle fries here at will satisfy the classiest potato lover. Delicately seasoned and tossed in Parmigiano-Reggiano and herbs, these thin fries are best dipped in the delicious truffle aioli, and of course, ketchup.   Warfield Distillery and …

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Spring, Winter

Spring Break in Sun Valley, Idaho

We have a few reasons why you should pull the trigger and venture to Sun Valley, Idaho this Spring Break. 

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Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Choosing Where to Stay for Your Visit to Sun Valley

When choosing where to stay in Sun Valley, the obvious choice seems like it would be…well, Sun Valley. But the “Sun Valley” area actually encompasses four distinct towns—Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley—all with their own distinct places to stay, restaurants for dining, sites for visiting, and room to explore.   Ketchum The heart of it all, Ketchum will give anyone staying here the feel of what it’s like to really live in this area. Whether summer or winter, the close proximity to Bald Mountain allows visitors quick access to skiing, hiking, mountain biking, or even just a gorgeous gondola ride to the top. Ketchum is also easily walkable so no need to rent a car to explore the town. And while the price for accommodations here might be a little higher, they’re definitely worth it.   Hotel Ketchum Ketchum’s newest addition to the hotel scene, Hotel Ketchum is a modern, boutique hotel located on Main Street within walking distance of all that Ketchum has to offer. The completely remodeled building now features beautiful community spaces including bar “The Hangout”, a fitness center, year-round outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub and is home to events like pop-up shops and …