A FIRST TIMER GUIDE TO SUN VALLEY
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Where to Stay
1. Sun Valley Lodge and Inn – Both located in the heart of the Sun Valley Resort Village. Each property has undergone complete remodels within the past five years. The Lodge and Inn still maintain their connection to the long history of Sun Valley while now offering modern accommodations in one of the top mountain towns in the world.
2. Limelight Hotel – Brand new accommodations located on Main Street. At the Limelight, we've always seen après ski as more than just a "happy hour." Gathering with friends and celebrating a day on the slopes builds community, and we're carrying on with that tradition at the new Limelight Hotel Ketchum.
3. Hotel Ketchum – A new take on a Main Street location. Hotel Ketchum is the area’s first and newest boutique hotel opening up it’s doors to guests last winter. Modern and fresh rooms welcome guests.
Where to Eat
Roundhouse Restaurant – Located at the top of the Gondola with breathtaking views of Sun Valley. Take a break from skiing for a fireside fondue lunch and soak in the history of the Roundhouse Restaurant that has been serving guests since 1939.
Pioneer Salon – The Pio, as locals call it, has been at it for over fifty years. Most longtime visitors make it their first and last meal in town. They come for the hearty Prime Rib and larger than live Idaho Baked Potatoes.
Grumpy’s – Burgers and 32 ounce Schooners of Beer. Enough said.
Trail Creek Cabin – Take a horse drawn sleigh ride out to the historic Trail Creek Cabin for an elegant meal. Open for dinner during the winter.
Enoteca – Modern take on Italian cuisine. Come enjoy longtime local Chef Scott Mason and his family as they serve up some of the best food in the area.
Java on Fourth – Get your caffeine fix and start your days at the hippest coffee shop in the area.
River Run Day Lodge – Saddle up to the bar at the base of Bald Mountain after a long day of skiing. Live music too throughout the season and most weekends.
Apple’s Bar and Grill – A favorite of locals. Ski down to the Warm Springs base area and make sure to order some Idaho Nachos. Who needs tortilla chips when you’ve got tater tots.
Duchin Lounge – Located in the historic Sun Valley Lodge. Come for a cocktail and stay for the live piano music.
Whiskey Jacques – Whether you want to be the singer at Karaoke Night or you want to listen to live music Whiskey Jacques will get you moving any night of the week.
Cellar Pub – Idaho’s take on an Irish Pub. Come for a pint or two or three.
Casino – One of the oldest bars in the area and you know it the moment you walk in. Cowboys, hippies, hipsters, and yuppies all make their way in for the living history that is the Casino.
Kid/Family Friendly Activities
Sun Valley Resort Bowling Alley – Take the family for a bowling night. Full menu and bar will keep kids and parents happy all night long.
Movies – Take in afternoon matinee or night time show the Magic Lantern Cinemas.
Ice Skating – Indoors or outdoors Sun Valley Resort has got you covered at their two ice rinks.
Ala Mode – Indulge your sweet tooth with an ice cream at this old world stop located in the heart of the Sun Valley Resort Village
Sun Valley YMCA – Get a day pass and fly down the two story high indoor water slide.
Sun Valley Resort Spa – Brand new 20,000 square foot full service spa located right off the historic Sun Valley Lodge. Indulge and pamper yourself. You deserve it.
Zenergy – Rated one of the top health clubs in the world. Workout on your own or take a class all the while looking out at Bald Mountain.
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