Ketchum House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Warm and welcoming, this cottage-style artist's retreat will leave you feeling nurtured and re-energized from the inside out.
Conveniently located between the Warm Springs ski area and downtown Ketchum, this charming two bedroom home sits on a quiet residential loop off Warm Springs Road. The neighborhood is famous as the site of Ernest Hemingway's mountain retreat on the Big Wood River!
Step inside, take a seat on the soft sectional couch in the living room, and let your cares evaporate as the light washes over you from the large sunny windows. Simple yet fanciful decor, along with custom and antique touches, creates an eclectic yet calming atmosphere. A spinet piano and antique working organ in the entry beckons you to experience a slice of history while channeling your inner musician.
The single level home has two queen bedrooms and two full baths, making it an ideal place to enjoy a romantic getaway for couples or a small family retreat.
When looking for downtime, the sitting room might be a perfect place to unwind with a book from the extensive library available to guests. Or relax on the back deck - the untamed backyard offers native plants and views of the mountain, so you can enjoy a little slice of true, unaltered nature just outside your door.
The cheery and bright kitchen may be the most inviting room of the house. With its lively-colored walls, authentic and local art, an open layout, and a sliding glass door leading out to your private deck, or staying in to bake cookies and indulge in conversation over a glass of wine may be your activity of choice on this vacation.
The kitchen is stocked with all the basic essential cookware, and a delightful mix of locally-made dishes so you can set an eclectic table each night at dinner. The wooden table has four padded seats, and thanks to the dishwasher, you can spend your evening lingering over conversation rather than scrubbing pots and pans.
Head out back and enjoy your morning cup of coffee in the comfortable wicker rocking chairs on the deck while you watch your four-legged friend frolic in the fenced backyard (a $10 nightly pet fee will apply).
With the home's prime location, you'll probably want to do some exploring. In the wintertime, skiing at Mt. Baldy is a mere 1.8 miles away, with a Kart bus stop just a one-minute stroll down Warm Springs Road. Cyclists: the home backs up to the bike path, where you will enjoy 20 miles of trails meandering throughout Wood River Valley.
Or, head to town under a mile away for dining, shopping, ice skating, or yoga at the YMCA. While you're there, visit the first US chairlift, a selection of art galleries, and of course, the Ernest Hemingway memorial.
Visit this mountain retreat and allow yourself to be brought back to life. You may just feel inspired to write that novel you've always dreamed about!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered