A COMTEMPORARY HOME THAT IS GREAT FOR FAMILIES & LARGE GROUPS JUST 6 MILES NORTH

Jim Pittman

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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A COMTEMPORARY HOME THAT IS GREAT FOR FAMILIES & LARGE GROUPS JUST 6 MILES NORTH

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4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home In A Quiet Residential Neighborhood.

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
Jim Pittman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Jim Pittman

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

Why Jim Pittman chose Ketchum

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443407vb
503-381-1287
Ketchum Central Idaho
Palm Springs, CA
5

Wonderful Family Retreat Home North of Ketchum

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443407vb
503-381-1287
Ketchum Central Idaho
Boise, Idaho, USA
5

Great Accomodations

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443407vb
503-381-1287
Ketchum Central Idaho
California
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443407vb
503-381-1287
Ketchum Central Idaho
4

Snow Sports Team

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443407vb
503-381-1287
Ketchum Central Idaho
Corvallis, Oregon
5

Comfortable house, great location

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443407vb
503-381-1287
Ketchum Central Idaho
San Mateo, CA
5

Simply Sensational !

  • 5 of 5
Redneck Retreat is just wonderful in every respect. Our family loved this home. The bedrooms and baths are very comfortable (complete with terrycloth bathrobes) and it was nice having three bedrooms up and one down near the kitchen. The living room/dining room is just huge and the large fireplace is located in the middle of the room. There is seating at the dining room tables for an entire extended family and there are little spaces throughout the room to be slightly separated for private time. The ceiling is high and the windows are numerous so there is so much light that it is a very happy home. The kitchen is well stocked and well located in the home. There is a wonderful entry hall with heater off the large garage for wet coats, gloves and boots. The home is located in a beautiful area among the trees on a little lane. The backyard and hot tub were enjoyed by all. The owners are so accomodating that is was a true pleasure to rent this home. We hope to return very soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sun Valley Resort
"The best resort in the US and the first destination ski restort in North America. "
Bald Mountain
"Simply the best groomed slopes in the world! The snowmaking is the best!"
Java on Fourth
"Try my favorite a "Bowl of Soul!" Great muffins, good breakfast and lunch. "
Atkinsons' Market
"Our favorite market in Ketchum or Sun Valley!"
Sushi on Second
"Our favorite Sushi resturant in Ketchum. "
Trail Creek Cabin
"Take the kids for a sleigh ride to a historic cabin for dinner. The food is great and the sl..."
Michel's Christiania Rstrnt
"This is a classic Sun Valley establishment. Go there for a great meal!"
Desperado's
"This is the perfect Mexican Resturant: Good, Fast and Cheap!"
Galena Lodge
"Great place for breakfast or lunch. Good home made food: soups, salads, and mirio brews. We..."
Apple's Bar & Grill
"A great place for lunch if you don't want to eat at one of the Sun Valley Lodges. Try the bl..."
Magic Lantern Cinema
"Beer and wine served with first run movies."
Rustic Moose
"Anolther good breakfast spot. "
Mama Inez Mexican Cuisine
"My second favortie Mexican Resturant in Ketchum."
River Run Lodge and Gondola
"This is now my favorite lift to begin skiing. The Gondola keeps you warm and dry and it is ..."
Pioneer Saloon
"The Classic must go to resturant in Ketchum! A locals favorite. No reservations, get there e..."
Perry's Restaurant
"Locally owned. it is one of our favorite breakfast and lunch resturants. "
Kneadery
"A farovite Breakfast spot, owned by the same people that own the Pioneer Saloon."
Knob Hill Inn Restaurant
"This is now run by the former owners of The Warm Springs Ranch. "
Whiskey Jacques
"Great place to go dancing"
Grumpy's
"Great Local hang out. Order a Burger and Scooner of Beer."
Sun Valley Club
"Wondful Lunch spot after a cross country ski in the Winter or a round of Golf in the Summer."
Starbucks
"One of the best Strabuck's in the USA. Ask about their special coffee machine that very few ..."
The Lodge Dining Room
"Sunday Brunch will blow your mind."
Chateau Drug
"This place has everything and I mean everything you will need or want. "
Java Primo
Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink
"Don't miss the former Olympic Gold Medal skaters that put on a wonderful and up close program!"
Trail Creek Cabin
"Take the kids for a sleigh ride to a historic cabin for dinner. The food is great and the sl..."
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hailey, ID
Nearest Motorway
#75
Nearest Barpub
6.3 Miles
Pioneer Saloon
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Mt. Baldy, Warm Springs
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Big Wood
Nearest Restaurant
6.3 Miles
Pioneer Saloon
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Ketchum House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,450
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Notes Discounts are offered for stays of 7 days or more

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ketchum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4-Bath across the hall
    Upstairs Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 has a private bath, '40 HDTV & Blue ray player
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • whitewater rafting
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
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