The Gates house was a dream, and accommodated our family beautifully, with enough bedrooms and private bathrooms to keep everyone smiling! The views were breathtaking, and the ski slopes seemed to end in our back yard! The house is huge, and provided plenty of places to escape, if necessary, but our group was a busy hub of activity. We held our daughter's Rehearsal Dinner in the back yard, serving about 85 people, and the property offered such a lovely venue! We strung lights, decorated with fresh sunflowers, and served a whole roasted pig! It was a big, wonderful night in this gorgeous setting! The dream kitchen served us well! Totally equipped with restaurant quality cookware and tons of dishes and silverware! Just fantastic! We appreciated the plentiful pantry and house supplies! Wanda, the caretaker, was an absolute doll! She was on-the-spot with anything extra we needed--a real life-saver, and totally uncommon for rental properties! We made contacts with the staff at Atkinsons Grocery, too! They chopped pounds of veggies and fruits for our gatherings! We enjoyed dinners downtown, played Mini-golf at the luxurious Sun Valley Resort, went to the top of the mountain on the Gondola, loved White-water rafting, went to the Hot Springs, went mountain biking & hiking, cheered at the 4th of July Rodeo, attended an outdoor 4 Seasons concert, and some of our gang went para-gliding & enjoyed nights in the spa. And of course, we had our fairy tale wedding at Galena Lodge. Our daughter Kinsey and the bridal party came to the meadow in a wagon pulled by huge black Percherons! On Sunday, we had a farewell brunch at the Gates house, overwhelmed with over 80 guests, yet the professional stoves, ovens, & family kept the food coming! We didn't want for a thing, and enjoyed every moment in this beautiful home! Hopefully, we'll have a reunion in the months to come! We absolutely loved it!!