|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Located 6.3 miles north of downtown Ketchum our home is a quiet oasis in a residential neighborhood called Eagle Creek. It features a great room with a unique 4 sided glass fireplace, a large, 50 inch, flat screen television, Blue ray DVD Player and wireless internet. The back deck has a hot tub under a covered gazebo to help you relax after a hard day of skiing the sloops in the Winter or hiking and biking the trails in the Summer.
It comes with a washer and dryer and fully equipped
kitchen. It has a large dining room table that seats 14 and can be expanded to seat 20. The downstairs has one bedroom, which is our bunk room and sleeps, 4 with the bathroom room located right across the hall. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and two full baths. All have queen size bed with flannel sheets and down comforters for the Winter.
The master bedroom also has a set of bunk beds, with cable TV, a new 40 inch Flat Screen, Blue Ray DVD Player and private bath. The other two bedrooms also have queen beds and share a full bath.
The house comes with a double car garage and cleaning service so at the end or your stay you just walk out the door.
My wife & I love to ski. We live and work in Portland Oregon, but love Sun Valley and the Wood River Valley. Good friends recommended the Sun Valley Ski School as one of the best in the nation and we took our first lessons on Baldy in the mid 70's. The 300 days of sunshine, the snowmaking, the grooming and the improvements made by Earl Holding, have made it our favorite winter resort. The groomed corduroy with an inch of 'cheater snow' make everyone a wonderful skier, you just can't make a mistake! But as the saying goes people come to Sun Valley for the Winters but stay because of the Summers. As good as Sun Valley is in the Winter, it is even better in the Summer.
Jim Pittman purchased this house in 1979
With a name like 'The Red Neck Retreat' you know there has to be a story and there is! After way too many drinks on a ski trip to Park City in the 70's we decided we could do our own version of a 'time share.' We took a vote and Sun Valley was everybody's favorite. When we sobered up the next day it still seemed like a good idea. So 5 guys formed a partnership in 1979 with a mandatory Buy/Sell in the event of death, disability or divorce and came up with the name 'The Red Neck Retreat,' after the Jerry Jeff Walker song 'Up Against the Wall Red Neck Mother.' There is a ski sign over the garage with double black diamond's that says 'Hardcore.'
Hardcore is what we call the boys 3 day ski trip in January that has being going on since the mid 60's. It still only has two rules: One, no matter what you do the night before you are on the lift at 9 am. Two, you ski the last run of the day from top to bottom and the last guy down buys the first round of beer.
My last remaining partner died on the chairlift in Feb. 2012. He skied the bowls all day in a foot of new snow, had lunch at Seattle Ridge and died of a heart attack on the Cold Springs lift heading home. Not a bad way to go, but way too young at age 69. As a result we have decided to expand the rental beyond the handful of friends who go every year.
We choose the house out North of town because it is out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Ketchum, yet only 15 minutes from the Warm Springs and 11 minutes to the River Run lifts in the Winter. It also catches the afternoon sun.
With an easement to the Big Wood River we enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the Wood River Valley. Only a few locals know of the access to the river from our neighborhood. In the Summer when the town is packed with tourists, you are not affected. You are just 2 miles to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the Harriman trails for Cross Country Skiing in the Winter and Mt. Biking and Hiking in the Summer. Galena Lodge is just 17 miles North and Red Fish Lake Stanley 33 miles from there.
During the Winter we drive 11 minuets to the River Run Lodge and ride the Gondola, to the Round House, to begin our day.
A group of six adults stayed here and had a great time! The house has everything you need and is very comfortable. Plenty of dining and hang out space. And robes for everyone at Hot tub time which was clean and spacious. Thanks for a great stay! 5 stars
My family plus guests rented Jim's home the first two weeks of August and found it to be better than advertised. The house has everything needed for a large family(ies) retreat and is located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Ketchum is easily accessed from the north - it typically took less than 7 minutes by car to get to the center of town. Making the reservations was easy and the owner Jim was very thorough explaining the features of the house. During our stay, he checked in from time to time to be sure we had what we needed. Check out is very simple - lock the door and let the cleaning crew take it from there. We have been annual visitors to Sun Valley for many years and will definitely return to Redneck Retreat. As a frequent user of VRBO, this was easily the best experience we have had, and they all have been good to great.
Our extended family of 7 adults and 4 children stayed at the home for a family reunion. The accommodations were comfortable, well maintained and clean. The location was incredible with convenient access to Stanley, Ketchum and close to the local trail systems for hiking and mtn. biking. We greatly appreciated the all in rate that included cleaning charges. It was enjoyable to pack and lock up without needing to spend a couple hours cleaning to receive a refund of our deposit. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for the use of your great home.
We are a 3 generation family from 3 nearby states. This was the perfect meeting place: clean, comfortable house and quiet neighborhood. The deck was close for breakfast outdoors. The large table accommodated the group. Everything needed was in good supply. The owner was available by phone to answer questions.
The biking family biked straight from the home. Hiking trails were a reasonable distance for the hikers. One day was spent at Redfish Lake.
It was glorious in summer. One family is considering coming in winter. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends.
We brought a bunch of teens that are on a competitive snow sports team and this house worked really well for us. We had more then enough beds, and bathrooms and the living room was nice and large. Kitchen was a great size for making meals for everyone and then the table where we all could eat. Having that huge fire place was also really enjoyable.
I am the coach of a small high-school Nordic team and we recently stayed in this house while attending the Boulder Mountain Tour. The location, a few miles from the race and close to Ketchum, was ideal for us. The house accommodated us quite well, with enough bedrooms for multiple sets of parents and a bunk room for kids. The common areas were spacious and spread out enough so that everyone felt comfortable. The large dining room table was nice for dining and a bunch of kids playing Monopoly! The glass-enclosed walk-around fireplace was spectacular and really added to a cozy and luxurious ambiance. Lovely art on the walls and fresh flowers were a special touch.
Having three full bathrooms made it much easier for a large group to stay here. And the water stayed hot through multiple showers! And we were able to use the spacious garage to wax skis in before the race.
Add to all this the plush towels, linens, and robes and this made for a lovely stay.
We are so pleased with this house that if we have the same sized group next year, this will be our first choice of houses to rent!
Our home is 6.3 miles North from the center of town in Ketchum, Idaho off highway 75, on the West side of the road. Located 2 miles from the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and just 17 miles from Galena Lodge with world class cross country skiing in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the Summer. We are 100 yards from the Big Wood River with an easement to the river. The Wood River trail system runs directly behind our house for mountain biking and hiking in the Summer and snow shoeing and cross country skiing in the Winter.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$89|
|Notes||Discounts are offered for stays of 7 days or more|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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