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May 2, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Tamarack Lodge Special Offers

SUMMER SAVINGS DISCOVER SUMMER IN SUN VALLEY Take some time to soak up the Sun Valley sun with your loved ones this year. Enjoy Ketchum’s wide open spaces, vast summer recreational offerings, sun-filled outdoor patios and more! Make Tamarack Lodge your summer home away from home and save 25% when you book our Members Rate by May 31st! Valid on all stays May 17-September 6, 2022. Must book by May 31, 2022. Some blackout dates may apply. Based upon availability and valid for new reservations only. Not valid for group reservations. All rates and promotion dates are subject to change. Trip Insurance is recommended when booking any non-refundable rate plans. BOOK NOW ROAD TRIP RATE FEELING THOSE ROAD TRIP VIBES Plan a roadtrip around Central Idaho! Not only can a road trip make for a relaxing getaway, but if you do it right, you can pack in enough side adventures and exploring to fill a life of summers!Book a 2-night stay and receive a $50 account credit for gasoline from Tamarack Lodge! Package pricing starts at just $140 per night. Valid for stays through September 6, 2022. Must book by May 31, 2022. 2-Night Minimum. $50 account credit for gasoline will be …

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July 15, 2021 - July 24, 2021

10 Days To Save 10% at Tamarack Lodge

THIS SALE ENDS JULY 24TH There is still time to book the summer getaway you’ve been waiting for here at Tamarack Lodge. With so many people eager to break free from the heat of the city this summer and escape to the mountains, it’s no surprise availability is quickly becoming limited. But if you plan ahead for late summer/early autumn now, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect accommodations for your visit this season. Save 10% when you book your August visit in the next 10 days! Book Direct with us at or by calling 208-726-3344 and we’ll add an additional 5% OFF. BOOK NOW

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July 13, 2021 - July 23, 2021

10 Days To Save 10% at Hotel Ketchum

This Sale Ends July 23rd You may have noticed that summer is selling out in many of your favorite destinations this year, including here in Ketchum and Sun Valley. With so many people yearning to break free from the couch it’s no surprise availability is quickly filling up! If you’re one of the people still hoping to escape to the mountains this summer, now is the time to lock in your late summer/early autumn reservation before it’s too late! Save 10% when you book your August visit in the next 10 days! Book Direct with us at or by calling 208-471-4716 and we’ll add an additional 5% OFF. BOOK NOW

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May 10, 2021 - May 27, 2021

Spring Spa Specials at Sun Valley Resort

Spring Spa Specials are Back! Starting this Sunday, unwind at the Sun Valley Spa, the #1 Spa in Idaho! Receive 30% off a 50-80 minute Signature Massage and a Signature Organic Facial.  Hurry, book your treatment today as this offer will only be valid until May 27. Sunday through Friday only. Discount does not apply to Saturday.  

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Summer, Uncategorized, Winter

Locals Guide to Driving & Parking around Sun Valley

Chief Deputy for the Blaine County Sheriff’s Department, Will Fruehling, has been patrolling the streets of the Wood River Valley for over 20 years. Since starting his career as a patrol officer for the Ketchum Police Department in 1995, Fruehling has been a patrol deputy, a Sergeant, Investigator for the Idaho Department of Corrections, and was appointed to his current position in 2017 by Sheriff Harkins. As a local and a police officer, Fruehling has seen plenty of visitors come and go over the years and through the seasons. So we asked him some tips on driving and parking, what his driving pet peeves are, and Fruehling settles the Miscellany II debate between left-lane drivers and right-lane once and for all. What tips do you have for visitors who haven’t driven in snow before? Will: “Obviously, the first thing is for people to slow down when the road’s covered in snow or when the road is slick. You see these people who wiz by and then you see them right in front of you at the next stoplight in town and you’re like, they made it at the same time that I did, but they went too fast for these …

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Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter

Locals Guide to Skiing & Snowboarding Bald Mountain

Learning to ski or snowboard like a local is about so much more than committing a map of Baldy to memory or buying a full season’s pass. Like any other resort, there are many nuances to hitting the slopes in Sun Valley that are sure to make you stick out like a sore thumb if you don’t know or—god forbid—choose to ignore them. And though there are a plethora of professional skiers and snowboarders in Sun Valley, many of whom grew up here, we reached out to homegrown snowboarder Charles Gordon Knight, known by many aliases but most often referred to as C Gordon, C, and Gordo. A Sun Valley Resort ambassador and new D team snowboard coach for the Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF), Knight also works at the Boardbin, has been on the mountain for 28 seasons (since he was 2 years old), had three perfect seasons, and received six 100-day pins. And he’s not shy about explaining how to avoid being a jerry. Who is Bald Mountain For? C Gordon: “This mountain isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s steep, down the fall-line, and is chocked full of rippers. It’s the kind of mountain where you can put …

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Arts & Culture, Bucket List, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Most Instagrammable places in Sun Valley, Idaho

If you have ever visited the Sun Valley area, chances are there is at least one image of our breathtaking locale in your Instagram feed. Or maybe you haven’t visited yet but hashtags like #seeksunvalley on our @visitsunvalley page have caught your attention and have drawn you into exploring this amazing place. Whether you are a seasoned visitor or a first timer, we complied a list of the must see places in and around Sun Valley to fill your Instagram feed with the best there is to offer. The Sun Valley Barn An icon of Sun Valley, many a photo has been taken in front of this barn and numerous reproductions of it in paintings and memorabilia have been made over the years. Located on Sun Valley Road between Ketchum and Sun Valley, the red barn is hard to miss. Built in the early 1880s, its thought that this barn used to service ore wagons that traveled Trail Creek Road. Speaking of, swing by the Ore Wagon Museum for some more history and to grab a few grams there too. Across Sun Valley Road from the barn is a stop many make to photograph the beautiful horses that are occasionally …

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Arts & Culture

Sun Valley vs. Ketchum… What is the difference?

If you are just beginning your research about the area or maybe you’ve even visited a few times you might be wondering, “What is the difference between Sun Valley and Ketchum?” The short answer to that question is not a whole lot, but there is way more to the story and history of how these two came to be. Ketchum Lets start with Ketchum since it came first in history. Trappers were the first to venture here in 1824. But it wasn’t until the 1870s when prospectors begin to populate the valley in search of fortune. By the early 1880s, Ketchum was not only a booming mining town, but it also was famous for its healing hot springs. The Guyer Hot Springs Resort, located on Warm Springs Road, was popular with people from around the country for its mineral waters, croquet, tennis, and fun. By the end of 1884, Ketchum boasted 13 saloons, four restaurants, two hotels, and all types of businesses necessary for a thriving town. Originally named Leadville the town was renamed after David Ketchum, a trapper, guide, and one of the first permeant residents to set up near what is now modern day Giacobbi Square. The area …

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Bucket List, Family, Summer

Top 5 Day Trips out of Sun Valley

Sun Valley is located perfectly in the center of Idaho allowing for endless drives of exploration. Summer 2020 is looking to be the summer of road-trips. So break out your atlas and roll down the windows because here are some of our favorite drives that are easily tackled within a day. Craters of the Moon National Monument The desolate landscape of never ending black lava flows across the Southern Idaho plain. What might seem like an empty expanse actually holds some of the best exploring around. You can choose to check into the visitors center and learn about the geologic and human history in the area. Take a hike up the fine silt mounds that were once lively volcanos and peer deep into their craters. Unique plant and animal life somehow hold on in such a harsh landscape so be sure to keep and eye out. For those looking for a little more adventure the Craters of the Moon is a spelunkers paradise. Spelunking is the exploration of caves and Craters has miles of lava tubes that are super fun to explore and are a great escape from the desert heat. Be sure to pack a flashlight. Stanley and the …