Best Western Kentwood Lodge: This new but rustic lodge is on the Main Street in Sun Valley and many...more
960 N. Main St., Ketchum, Idaho, 83340, United States
Good for: Business
260 Cottonwood Ln, Ketchum, Idaho, 83353, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
600 N. Main St., Ketchum, Idaho, 83340, United States
Good for: Families
361 S. Leadville, Ketchum, Idaho, 83340, United States
100 Picabo Street, PO Box 5809, Ketchum, Idaho, 83340, United States
Good for: Business
200 River Street, Ketchum, Idaho, United States
Good for: Families
680 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, Idaho, 83340, United States
Good for: Couples
110 Wood River Drive No. 22, Ketchum, Idaho, 83340, United States
Not my favoirte but the favorite of a former friend of mine so I thought it needed a mention. Christina's
Offering breakfast, lunch, bakery, take out, catering, occasional dinners, private dinners, and Sunday Brunch
The Pioneer Saloon --- referred to often as ' The PIO'
A favorite Local Hangout -- where real men and women can gorge themselves on red meat! Since 1950, the Pioneer has become a traditional stop for locals and visitors alike
Favorite Dish: Hearty Steaks & Prime Rib. Fresh Seafood. Meaty Ribs. Hard Liquor. Wine and Beer.
The Sawtooth! - a great atmosphere! Hey, that is a Pic of the Mountain -- not the restaurant in town :-)
Downtown Ketchum at its best! Cocktails and lighter fare served around the cozy fireplace in a classic western bar. Also enjoy summertime dining on a terrace deck
Favorite Dish: casual fine dining with classic Sun Valley decor -- Mesquite grilled seafood, sizzling steaks, chops and ribs, unique pasta dishes, wood grilled duck, rack of spring lamb, an award winning wine list
Ketchum's top spot for live music and dancing -- Sports on 8 satellite TV's, pool and games. Good food at reasonable prices, including traditional New York style pizza with all of the toppings, delicious burgers, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers
Dress Code: wear your pants :-)
Ketchum / Sun Valley has a great bus system called Mountain Rides and is available year round and is free of charge in town. This bus system covers all of Ketchum, Sun Valley and takes you straight to Bald Mountain to get on the lifts. The schedule does change based on the season but is still one of the best ways to see and get around the Ketchum / Sun Valley Area.
We always drive over Galena Summit in summer or winter (in winter, make sure the road is open). You can pick up a cassette tape at the Sawtooth National Forest office in Ketchum that gives you a guided tour on your drive to Stanley, ID. The valley on the other side has several small lakes and is where the Salmon River starts.
During the summer, drive to Stanley and ask for directions to the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge. It is a great drive and the tour through the old gold dredge is cool. Check out this link: http://www.scenic-idaho.com/Yankee_Fork.htm
to find the best fishing spots. Feel free to talk with any of the local outfitters they all have a great knowledge of the area and can give you great information on what areas to go to and what the fish are biting on. Also check with the Ketchum Ranger station for any updates on the areas that you would like to go to make sure that all trails and access are open.
Also for you out of towners, you can purchase your fishing license right at any of the sporting shops.
Equipment: If you don't have your own equipment don't worry any local outfitter can rent you some and give good instruction on casting. Classes are available all year round.
Ski Baldy. The best skiing in the world. Good for all levels. Beginner have their own mountain called Dollar Mountain.
Fondest memory: We have celebrated Christmas there several times. On Christmas Eve, Santa comes to the Ice Show at the lodge and skiers come down Dollar Mountain with torches. A great way to get you into the Holiday spirit.
I love to stand outside at night and look at the stars. The air is clear and crisp and the stars are so bright you could read a paper from their light.