Ketchum, Idaho is the perfect four-season getaway. Delve deep into the beautiful northern scenery and foliage while staying in your own vacation rental. Creeks, trails, and rolling green hills become your backyard and invitation for outdoor adventure. Be the first to see the sun rise with your morning coffee in hand on your private deck, then spend your days swimming, sailing, or simply relaxing under the clearest skies around. With your own fireplace, family cookouts are easy. Explore the great outdoors by day, then retreat back home at night and gather with family and friends for a chili cookout.
Ketchum transforms into a skier's paradise come winter with a number of great ski resorts to choose from. Sun Valley Ski Resort, one of Ketchum's most popular ski destinations, offers guests first class skiing. The mountain stands at 9,150 feet at its highest peak, and offers great runs and a taste of authentic Idaho topography.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Take part in an annual tradition: The Sun Valley "Swing n' Dixie Jazz Jamboree" is the place to be for jazz lovers. The festival features an array of well-known bands, and even offers opportunities to enjoy free concerts.
-Visit the Ketchum/Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum: Learn more about the area's history and rich skiing background. The exhibits at this museum offer information about the area's original Native American settlers, as well as Jimmy Griffith, the first native-born Sun Valley ski racer to earn a berth on a U.S. Olympic Team.
-Explore the Sawtooth Wilderness Area: 300 lakes, 40 wilderness trails and a forest of fir, spruce and pine form the perfect setting for camping, hiking and deep woods adventures.
-Go mountain biking: Bike along the Fisher Creek Trail, which winds through the foothills of the White Cloud Range. Rent a bike in Ketchum or bring your own, and explore miles of scenic trails.
-Explore the arts: Sun Valley is home to a thriving arts and literature community. After all, Ernest Hemmingway lived here for twenty years and left a lasting legacy in the Wood River Valley area. Visit the wide variety of art galleries and open studios downtown.
-Go fly fishing: Take your equipment and an experienced guide and find some of the best fly fishing and trout fishing areas in the country.
Your own private vacation rental is the best place to stay during your summer or winter getaway in Ketchum, ID. A luxury ski condo or lakeside cabin can be the perfect place to come home to after a long day of biking, hiking, art galleries, museums, and mountain adventures. While you're planning a trip to Ketchum, you should consider exploring a few other beautiful nearby wilderness destinations like McCall and Sun Valley.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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