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Sun Valley Vacation Home Rentals

On your next trip, consider a Sun Valley vacation home rental for your accommodations. There are 2 vacation homes in Sun Valley resorts. Vacation home rentals are generally appealing for many reasons. Some of the foremost being cost savings, more space, and no tips or service charges that are associated with hotel rooms. Vacation rental homes have kitchens for cooking, living rooms for gathering together and offer the appeal of living in a real neighborhood and soaking up the rhythm of the locals.

With our friendly, responsive customer service and extensive informational website, renting a Sun Valley vacation home from Owner Direct Vacation Rentals is a breeze. Find your perfect location and home size to suit your needs, no matter what your criteria. We have vacation homes in Elkhorn Village, Ketchum, Krystal Villa and many more locations.

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  • Best Location / Lowest

    Sun Valley: Townhouse in a complex
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 6 • #206539
    160 to 185 USD/night
    1300 Square Foot Unit / Three Bedrooms (King and Queen Beds) and Two Bathrooms / Onsite Swimming Pool / Spectacular Views of Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain / Centrally Located and within Walking distance of Sun Valley and Ketchum Shopping, Restaurants, Bus Stops and Ski Mountains / Unprecedented Access to Sun Valley’s Limitless Surroundings.
  • Artist's Home by Bald Mtn

    Ketchum: Home
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 6 • #247128
    148 to 234 USD/night
    Casually-elegant, cozy and dramatic, this non-smoking, dog-friendly (2+yrs, certain breeds, neutered, pre-approved, extra fee to owner), Artist's 2-story home w/garage and fenced organic garden is in a quiet wooded GREAT town core year-around location. Walk 5-10 minutes on the Big Wood riverside path or ski/bike trail to Sun Valley Bald Mountain River Run Resort with gondola, lifts, trails & day lodge. Anglers and dogs may relish the river's trout-fishing and wading spots. Guests and dogs may appreciate the fenced organic garden (no pesticides - ever!), berries and cherry tree. This artfully-furnished home is convenient to all indoor & outdoor town amenities and activities - 1/2 to 1 mile to theatres, restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, parks, the fabulous Y (swim, yoga,+). Paired with just one other home in a duplex building (not a high-density complex!) surrounded by trees & gardens, each privately owned and quietly enjoyed (no commons) on a residential street with no through traffic. Hear the river at night. Three bedrooms including loft sleeping area, two full baths, and a "bonus" room in the attached garage, can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3-4 beds. Savor wonderful mountain and tree views from every room. Setback from the street, the driveway can accommodate 3-4 cars in addition to the one-car garage, even in snowy Winter. From an accessible ground-level entry, step into dramatic vaulted 2-story living & dining areas with spectacular river-rock wood-burning fireplace. Teak and leather furnishings and owner's art portray casual elegance with a nature and wildlife theme. The large kitchen should please most holiday cooks and its counter seating enhances cozy breakfast, tea or wine sharing in social gatherings, while extending meal seating beyond the 6-person teak dining table. A 50" flatscreen HD TV may be viewed from dining, living and kitchen areas. A separate TV upstairs allows multiple program choices. Basic cable TV, internet and secure WiFi services are provided. The downstairs Queen bedroom with extended area (room for an extra bed) offers a patio door to the private tree-lined garden with picnic table and side porch (new in 2015), with peaceful and unobstructed views of Baldy mountain. Mountain and trees views both N and W. Upstairs is a King bedroom, loft with Queen Japanese bed, TV and comfy leather recliner (and VIEWS) and full bath. Some breeds of adult (2+yrs) neutered, well-mannered dogs with "credentials" (health and pest treatment verified) may be welcome, with pre-approval, extra fee (negotiable) paid directly to owner.
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  • Historic Idaho School

    Lava Hot Springs: House
    5 BDR • 4 BA • Sleeps 14 • #20779
    350 to 400 USD/night
    Located near Lava Hot Springs, this vacation home features five bedrooms, a large kitchen, and the original school gym complete with basketball court. Come enjoy Lava Hot Springs, a year-round resort community, located in a picturesque mountain setting centered between Salt Lake City, Utah and Yellowstone National Park. Come swim in the Olympic-size pool, jump off the platforms, and zoom down the water slides. Or relax in the World Famous Hot Springs. The house has been converted from an old school house. There is a full-sized gym in the house with a basketball court. Part of the gym is now a bedroom and half bathroom. The house is surrounded by mountains, so bring your ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. It is also a great hunting and fishing area.
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous View

    Hayden Lake: House
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 9 • #230916
    190 to 190 USD/night
    Beautiful Hayden Lake in northern Idaho is located 8 miles north of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and 40 miles east of Spokane. WA. Couples with or without guests or families big or small are all lining up their summer plans to enjoy an unforgettable week or more in their very own Spanish-style home. It is located on one of the choice view properties on Mokins Bay at Hayden Lake. It's a perfect setting for a cocktail, dinner or recreational party or just a family time of fun. There are many choices of places to sit, enjoy the mountain and waterfront view, visit, play games, soak up some sun, take nature walks in the private 14 acre forest, take a nap or swim. Enjoy boating on the lake with the Sea cycle, 8 ft Pontoon boat, 3 stand up paddle boards, 3 kayaks, paddle boat or the 17 foot 3 person canoe. Great fishing June-Sept with consistent catches of 14-16 inch Kokanee (Landlocked Sockeye Salmon), trout, bass, northern pike and crappie. Whatever your idea of a good time is, you'll find it here. The open concept of the living/dining/kitchen areas makes for easy communication and good times whether it's your turn to cook or you get to keep the cook company. Bar-B-Q is available and an easy way of living at the lake. Prefer a little less action and a little more serenity for fishing, cruising or just relaxing, consider June or September. Some of the best weather conditions and peaceful times can be experienced during the Spring or early Fall. An added benefit to the beautiful Spring or Fall is our rates are considerably lower than high season so you can enjoy a quality, economical stay. Reserve early, as many do enjoy this time period at Hayden Lake.

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Sun Valley is loaded with history and natural beauty, not to mention fascinating culture, fabulous cuisine, fantastic shopping, family adventures, festive events, free "around town" buses and friendly locals. Have fun exploring the site and getting to know the locals a little better!

Arts & Culture

Sun Valley's art scene will catch you by surprise. For such a small community in a remote part of the world, Sun Valley offers truly remarkable arts and culture opportunities. ArtPlace recognized the area as one of the Top 12 Small Art Towns in the United States validating the quality, diversity and sheer volume of arts programming in the community.

Set amid one of the most accessible and pristine mountain backdrops, visitors and locals rub elbows in galleries, at theater performances, and on the lawn at live music performances frequently coming straight off a day of fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and the like.

Snowsports

Ranked the 4th Best Ski Resort by Ski Magazine and one of Powder Magazine's Top 8 Ski Towns, Sun Valley is where it all began and continues to thrive under the radar today. Bald Mountain's 3,400 vertical feet of fall line terrain is complimented by the region's limitless backcountry access that gives the area the reputation of the Alps of America. Home to Sun Valley HeliSki, skiers and snowboarders can turn the fun meter up to 11 nearly every day of the week for fresh powder turns with one of the most respected heli-ops in the US .

If you are more the endurance athletic type, your heart will jump at the 200+ kilometers of meticulously groomed and maintained Nordic trails which span the length of the valley from Bellevue in the south to Galena Lodge nearly 40 miles to the north.

Sun Valley is a winter wanderer's paradise. Forget the crowds, lift lines, and hectic nature of other resort destinations, here you will find plenty of space to truly enjoy your favorite winter sport, and a real town in which to savor the spoils of an incredible day.

Sports & Recreation

Most people associate Sun Valley recreation with world-class skiing, but not every Sun Valley recreational activity requires a lift ticket. The surrounding area supplies visitors with an endless variety of spectacular scenery and sporting diversions. In Sun Valley, you're only limited by your imagination.

There are endless opportunities and locations to go hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or land your first 18-inch Rainbow Trout on the Big Wood River. Book a trip with friends for a guided backcountry mountain bike tour where you'll overnight in cozy Mongolian-style yurts. With so much to occupy your time, a return trip to Sun Valley will definitely be in order.

Just for kids!

We're all kids for life, but being a kid in Sun Valley means that the best playground in the world is at your back door. From terrain parks on Dollar Mountain to mountain biking and adventure camps for summer fun, to classes at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Enivironmental Resource Center, to picking seven different types of raspberries at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden - being a kid is just better here.

When making plans for your next family vacation, consider various choices ranging from outdoor activities, theater and live performances, art exhibits and classes, to tours of gardens and river walks, children of all ages can stay active and entertained.

Festivals & Events

With events ranging from the Trailing of the Sheep Festival in October to the culinary indulgence of the Sun Valley Harvest Festival in September, it is no surprise that many of the events that epitomize Sun Valley are very often unclassifiable or just simply unique. The calendar listings below provide an overview of these unique festivals along with other upcoming festivals and events. 

Christmas in Sun Valley: Flocked in a frosty coat of white and adorned with shimmering lights, wreaths, and a passionate reverence for time honored tradition and family gathering, few places are as magical during Christmas as Sun Valley. As the streets lined with lights welcome visitors to town and the village teems with festive activities and traditions, the spirit of Christmas is infectious to all who enter.  So come to Sun Valley and rekindle your love for the most wonderful time of the year while bonding with your loved ones and enjoying the skiing and iceskating, caroling and worshipping, dining and shopping - even late night bar hopping. See what Sun Valley has in store for your family this winter!

The Annual Sun Valley Nordic Festival (last week of January – first week of February): As a way to showcase “Nordic Town USA”, the Sun Valley Nordic Ski Alliance hosts the Sun Valley Nordic Festival. The Sun Valley Nordic Festival features 9 days of activities, races, clinics and fun events culminating in the world famous Boulder Mountain Tour. There will be discounts on demos and rentals, lodging and dining, special free events as well as a $49 – 9 day all valley-wide ski trail pass. There is no better value anywhere in the Nordic ski world. So come to “Nordic Town USA” for the Sun Valley Nordic Festival.

Sun Valley Film Festival (March): The fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival is a 5-day stellar line-up of films followed by filmmaker Q&A's, intimate Coffee Talks, the Screenwriters Lab, the Future Filmmakers Forum, parties, dinners, and some damn good spring skiing. Cutting edge films, music, parties and top industry special guests will be featured during the festival.

Sun Valley Wellness Festival (May): The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is an annual gathering of the top speakers and practitioners of mind, body, spirit and environmental wellness. Presented by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute, its mission is to Inspire Positive Change in the lives of many every single year. Join us at the Sun Valley Resort in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho for five days of inspiration, education and healing that will enrich your life!

Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival (June)

Hailey Days of the Old West Celebration (July): The Hailey Days of the Old West Celebration is the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July. The town of Hailey plays host to a rodeo, fireworks, parade, pancake breakfast and antique market. There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages.

Ketchum Arts Festival: The popular Ketchum Arts Festival celebrates over 100 visually enchanting art-filled booths dispersed over Festival Meadows at the top of the Sun Valley Resort flanked by world famous Mt.Baldy.

Multicolored paragliders silently soar above grinning festival-goers who bask in the high-sun alpine summer, free live music plays non-stop, scents of delicious food permeates the air, and children squeal with joy stringing bracelets or painting faces in the free activity tent. It's easy to find a special art piece that becomes a sentimental memory of the weekend charm.

Check out complete and up to date list of festivals and events here.
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