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West Ketchum Sun Valley French Cottage - 5 Blocks to Main Street

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 11)

Welcome to West Ketchum.

Our French chateau inspired cottage is close to everything and far from nothing.

Imagine being walking distance to downtown Ketchum yet peacefully removed from the bustle and noise of Main street...all in the same spot. 

Step inside our Sun Valley cottage to find sandstone floors, fine hardwood details and hand plastered walls throughout the custom handmade 2 structure property. 

The large backyard and garden are an oasis of foliage in the Summer and a stunning backdrop of snow covered aspen trees come Winter time. Bald mountain hovers directly behind the property. 

Every corner will surprise you with quality, detail, fit and finish. 

The large living room has two couches and contains an HDTV gathering area, wood fireplace and wet bar that allows everyone to spend time together and relax.

The Bose sound system pumps out rich musical backdrops while the dramatic above cabinetry lighting sets the mood for a sensational evening. 

Everyone stays in the mix with kitchen, dining and living room all connected and opening directly onto the expansive back patio and side BBQ and hot tub area. 

Whether enjoying the aroma of wild thyme over a glass of wine on the slate patio or a cool cocktail in the hot tub with snow falling, the seasons will delight you at our one of a kind home. 

Nothing else in Sun Valley is like it!

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Richard Lomas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

About Richard Lomas

Originally purchased in 1997, our family continues to enjoy visiting the Wood River Valley for holidays, get together, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and more. We're very excited to be able to share our wonderfully unique home with visitors!

Richard Lomas purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Richard Lomas chose Central Idaho

Our family has been visiting Sun Valley since the 1960's as there's just nothing else like it. The combination of small town charm along with world class amenities and superb skiing make Ketchum & Sun Valley unbeatable!

In terms of our property in particular...Simply put, there's nothing else like our house in the Ketchum area. It's a made by hand French styled chateau/cottage with tremendous craftsmanship throughout. Beautiful natural woods & stones adorn the inside and out.

What makes this cottage unique

Being so close to town as well as having 2 structures on the property allows all visitors to enjoy time together as well as maintaining multiple daily itineraries. People can walk to and from town and the adjacent outdoor activities all throughout the day as they see fit.

Additionally, our home in particular is unique with its French inspiration and superb level of hand craftsmanship.

West Ketchum truly is the best of both worlds. We have full outdoor enjoyment areas yet are walking distance to Main Street. It's a real treat!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

West Ketchum Sun Valley French Cottage - 5 Blocks to Main Street
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Incredible property in the heart of Ketchum!

  • 5 of 5
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We loved the property with more than enough beds for our group of 9. Kids had their space and loved the hot tub! Double ovens made cooking big meals a breeze! Home and kitchen is extremely well appointed. Definitely will be staying here again!!! Loved the view and the experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda thank you so much for staying with us and taking such wonderful care of our home. Please come and stay again in the future! -Richard
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Charming, well equipped house.

  • 5 of 5
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This was our second stay at this house. It is just lovely and super well-equipped. Owner is exceedingly responsive. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for joining us again this year Bob - We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Beautiful Cottage in Idyllic Location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home was first rate and as advertised. The home is quite beautiful and extremely comfortable with all amenities. We had two couples and a fifth adult and all enjoyed the house. The walk to downtown Ketchum is easily manageable. The owners were quite accommodating, immediately responsive and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Bob! - We really hope to host your family again next year. Cheers - Richard
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A Garden setting in the mountains!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this charming house. It was immaculate, well-stocked and cozy. The location let us walk into town for morning coffee and was close to all amenities. The garden in back has a lovely fountain, hammock and a pretty flower garden that made for great naps and good cocktail hours!

It's a little short on closet space as several areas have been turned into sleeping nooks for children. And it would have been nice to have an ice maker for the cocktails! The garage and the apartment above it really helped as we could store our bicycles and let one guest enjoy some added privacy. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us as well as posting a review to help out other guests! The first item on our Fall list this year is an ice maker in the wet bar area and a closet area for the twin rooms! Excellent ideas that will be coming to fruition shortly. Thank you again and please stay with us in the future! Richard
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Charming and relaxing

  • 4 of 5
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Loved this home. It was perfect for entertaining and just hanging out. Just an FYI, there are only "beds" for 8 (I don't count pullout sofas and sleeping on the floor on futons real beds) although if you have kids, I guess this can work. It worked for us but if you are having 11 people splitting the cost of the house, this wouldn't be fair for those who got the cubbies. The cubbies are like closets. Other than this, we loved this home. Very cozy. I would have given this place 5 stars but we had problems with both downstairs toilets. They kept overflowing and created a huge mess. The owner was right on it once we called them and got a plumber out. A couple of other things that I would recommend to the owner, you have to have curtains that close. Go to Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware and buy curtains when they are on sale. I can't imagine in the winter time not having curtains. It keeps the cold out. Also, you need an upright vacuum and broom with dustpan and bars of soap. There was not any of this when we were there. You can go to Costco or Target and get this cheap. When you have large groups of people at the house entertaining (my son got married up in Sun Valley), one needs to clean up the house. Using a shop vac and having to lug that heavy thing around and then to use the hose was a pain and took forever.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Sherron! Superb suggestions to make things better around the house. Vacuum and new brooms ready to go! And thank you again for being so understanding during that odd plumbing issue. All seems to be working wonderfully now, so thank you again. We hope to host you and your family again in the future! Richard
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Fabulous Ketchum Home Near Town

  • 5 of 5
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We have just spent a week in this beautiful country French style home within walking distance of the town. We could not have asked for a lovelier accommodation that was thoughtfully outfitted with every convenience. Located on a quiet lane, the front and back gardens were so pretty and perfect for our young grandchildren to run around in. The home is furnished very nicely and the super comfortable beds had lovely linens. The kitchen was incredibly well equipped and a joy to cook in!

The separate apartment was perfect for two adults and two young children. The main house has two cute sleeping alcoves off the bedrooms that our little granddaughters loved!

We would definitely return to this great home!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kinds words about the house Marilyn! We really look forward to welcoming your family again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sun Valley Airport (Hailey, Idaho) KSUN
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Lefty's Bar & Grill (Washington & 6th Street)
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Bigwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 75 (Main Street in Ketchum)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rickshaw (Washington & 8th Street)
Nearest Ski
1.1 Miles
Sun Valley Ski Resort (Bald Mountain)
Car: necessary

Just 1/4 mile behind the house is wonderful fly fishing in the Big Wood River. A trail head that's 100 yards from our driveway leads right to the river.

Additionally, there is a magnificent public tennis court (2 courts) just a few hundred yards from the house.


Rates & Availability

Ketchum Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season 2016-17
Jan 17 2017 - Mar 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 28 2017 - Sep 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $290
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ketchum Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath (Lower) - toilet , tub , shower
    Master Bath (Upper) - toilet , shower , Large space that opens onto a private upstairs balcony
    Apartment Bath - toilet , shower
    Main House Day Bath - Adjacent to Main House living spaces. Great for day use.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main House Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , Connects to Cubby Room 1
    Apartment Master - 1 queen , Located in above garage suite
    Main House Cubby 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Accessed through Twin Room - Futon Bed
    Main House Cubby 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has own entrance from upstairs foyer
    Apartment Pull-Out Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single mattress pulls out from couch in living space
    Main House Master (Lower) - 1 king , A stunningly comfortable Dux brand king bed
    Main House Master (Upper) - 1 queen , Elevated four poster bed with dramatic mountain views
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

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