In Blaine county Idaho, Sun Valley ski resort resides, and is the home of the first ski lift. They have seventy six lifts as well as a 628 foot vertical drop and several beginners’ courses to try out. The onsite restaurant serves cuisine that varies from fire grilled pizza to sushi. Plenty of beginner skier lessons paired with sunshine on fresh snow is the perfect matching for a wonderful vacation.

Sun Valley Resort Lodging

The Sun Valley Lodge has been completely renovated, featuring 108 improved rooms, pool and an outdoor cafe. With the renovations, you would never believe it is soon to be celebrating its 80th birthday. This Lodge has immaculate suites that come in many levels of luxury from the deluxe queen suite to the premier king suite. All feature brand new decor including plush carpeting, walk in closets and granite countertops.  More like a retreat, they have a full spa which includes massage, body treatments and acupuncture. Whether it’s European cuisine, a stiff drink before bed or a deli style lunch, the lodge has the precise dining experience you are looking for.

Sun Valley Inn offers rooms from the Inn Apartment that has three rooms, a king sized bed, a queen bed and or two twin beds, perfect for the whole family. If you are looking for something more, there is the Deluxe Room that has either a king or two queen beds solid wood furnishings with a French style , and marble bath. Or if you would like to go all out they offer the Parlor Suite that includes a bedroom with king sized bed adjoining a parlor, marble bathtub and a security safe. Match this with full spa services, twenty different dining experiences from fine, poolside cafe’s, or desserts and several shops located on site, you will never want to go home.

Out of Resort Lodging

If for whatever reason you do not want to stay on the resorts property for lodging, there are a few nearby lodging places available for you to choose from, whether it is a standard hotel experience you are looking for, or a lodge atmosphere, there is a place for you to rest your head at night.

Located only a short drive from Sun Valley Resort, in Ketchum Idaho, there is the Best Western Tyrolean Lodge. At this lodge, pets are allowed, complimentary breakfast is provided, and there is free wireless internet. They also provide a fitness center, pool and a hot tub. They have 56 nonsmoking rooms that have queen or king sized beds, and family suites that have an in room spa. The Best Western Tyrolean Lodge was given the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015.

At the Tamarack Lodge, located on the shore of the Twin Lakes, they offer Deluxe Cabins with options of one to three bedrooms, historic studio cabins as well as historic full sized cabins that have up to three bedrooms. They have a cross country ski center, a summer activity center that includes boating, bike rentals, and scenic tours as well as a gourmet restaurant right on the lodge grounds.