|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Location. Location. Location. And this three bedroom Ketchum vacation condo definitely has it! From here, it's only a five to 10 minute walk to the ski lifts and gondola at Mt. Baldy. Totally remodeled in 2012, this stylish and contemporary space makes a great home base for exploring the Idaho mountains.
Upon entering, you'll find the main floor with an open living room, dining area, and kitchen. On cold winter nights, you'll want get comfortable on the big leather couch and warm up in front of the beautiful gas fireplace. Maybe watch cable on the large flat screen TV. After a day on the slopes or walking around and exploring downtown Ketchum, lay out a bunch of snacks on the glass coffee table and have a cozy night in, enjoying the room's original nautical accents from the Pacific Northwest, skylights, and surround-sound stereo.
In the full kitchen, you'll have access to all the major appliances you'd expect, including a Bosch dishwasher, stainless steel appliances (including a gas range with griddle attachment), knotty alder cabinets, and beautiful granite slab counters. Creating everything from holiday feasts to a big pot of chili to a hearty pancake breakfast before a long day of hiking is no problem here! And when it's time to eat, the kitchen island is a wooden butcher block, with bar stools for casual seating.
Right off the living room is a small deck with a gas grill for fixing up burgers, chicken, or whatever you're in the mood for. From this level of the condo there's not much of a view, but the deck is still nice for enjoying the crisp mountain air or having a glass of wine outside after dinner.
Also on this level is a master bedroom with a queen sized bed, luxurious radiant floor heat, and a master bathroom with double sinks and a soaking tub. On this level there is also a half bath and a stackable washer and dryer set for keeping everyone's vacation clothes all warm and dry.
When you head upstairs, you'll pass by the wood barn siding covered wall, referred to as the "Wyoming Snow Fence" by the condo's owner. One bedroom on this upper level has a California king bed and a very nice view of the ski hill. In the other bedroom, you'll find a sofa bed - this condo will sleep six guests comfortably.
In the complex, there's an outdoor shared hot tub but the real star here is the proximity to all that's happening in this charming resort community. After a short stroll, you'll be right at the ski lifts at Bald Mountain and ready for action. At the gorgeous River Run Day Lodge, have lunch or a cocktail after a day on the slopes, or do a little shopping at the Brass Ranch - featuring one of the largest collections of European and American ski and sportswear to peruse. During the lively ski season, there is also a band playing during specific dates. And if you want to mix it up a bit, the ski lifts at Dollar Mountain are less than a 10 minute drive away.
In the summer, you can take the gondola or hike up Mt Baldy and hike or ride down, all the while enjoying stunning mountain views. The Roundhouse, mid-way up the mountain where the gondola stops, is also open in the summer for lunch with an amazing view. Fishing fans will want to head to the Big Wood River for a chance at catching rainbow and cut-bow trout. Just at the base of the River Run area, this fly fishing spot is an easy five to 10 minute walk away.
Also right near the condo, there's a bus stop that will take you right to the center of downtown Ketchum - of course, it's also just a 10 minute walk to the center of town if you'd rather get a little bit of exercise. From here there's movie theaters, museums, shopping, and restaurants to explore. Also year-round, the Ketchum and Sun Valley region has its share of special events - in January there's the Sun Valley Nordic Festival, the Sun Valley Film Festival in May, the Arts and Crafts Festival in August, and Ketchum's unique Trailing of the Sheep Festival every October.
No matter when you visit sunny Ketchum and Idaho's mountains, you'll enjoy resort town hospitality, great skiing, fishing, hiking, and a comfortable, home-away-from-home at this lovely three bedroom condo.
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The layout of the unit is great for entertaining. Bath and kitchen fixtures were premium and easy to use. My favorite was the walk in tile shower upstairs. Close to a bus stop, slopes, uptown. We had a question on the heater and the wireless internet. Maintenance man was responsive and patient.
The unit would be better if the lighting was improved in the living room. The coffee table wobbles and the couch is overly soft.
The community hot tub looked brand new and felt wonderful after a day on the slopes.
I will book this unit again when I return to Ketchum.
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