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Summer Journey to Sun Valley

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Spending time in Sun Valley, Idaho is worth your while no matter what time of year you can set aside time for vacation. That said, there’s something endlessly refreshing about a summer getaway when Sun Valley beckons outdoor adventurers to get out and explore and enjoy their surroundings. Whether you’re in town to dine, shop, or adventure hop your way through a stay, a Sun Valley summer journey promises new discoveries at every turn.

Day 1

After a hearty breakfast enjoyed in your vacation rental, you’ll be heading out to hike your way through the morning on day one. Setting off early makes for a comfortable trek whether you take a more leisurely hike along the White Clouds Trail near Sun Valley Lodge that’s ideal for families or challenge yourself on the Bald Mountain Trail that asks you to conquer a 3,000-foot climb to the summit. In total, there are more than 400 miles of singletrack routes to choose from, so customizing your outing to fit your skill level is never a problem.

This afternoon, take time to unwind on the greens with a tee time at the Sun Valley Resort. Golf enthusiasts will find they can hone their short and long game here across three courses that showcase spectacular terrain. There are two 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course to choose from as well as a putting course and a 25-acre practice facility on-site.

Tonight, dine in style at The Roundhouse in Ketchum alongside your traveling crew. This sophisticated eatery enjoys a gorgeous location on Bald Mountain right at the Roundhouse Gondola. The views are only matched by the amazing menu options which include New American fare ranging from open-faced smoked salmon and Duck Banh Mi to steak frites, Idaho lamb burgers, and Kurobuta pork chop sandwiches.

Day 2 of Your Sun Valley Summer Journey

The second day of your Sun Valley stay begins with mountain biking at its very best! Sun Valley has long been a mountain biker’s paradise but if you’re new to the sport and eager to learn, there are plenty of beginner-friendly trails to check out here too. The scenery is what makes mountain biking in Sun Valley so spectacular, especially for those who hit the Bald Mountain Trails. The Wood River Trail is perfect for those just starting out thanks to the paved pathways and leafy surroundings. If you don’t have your own mountain bike available, not to worry. Make your way to Pete Lane’s in the Sun Valley Village for quality bike rental options at affordable rates.

After you’ve spent ample time exploring on two wheels, your post-lunch journey is designed to help you cool off. An afternoon of whitewater rafting with the team at Sawtooth Adventure promises to be unforgettable! Spend time exploring the Salmon River alongside a knowledgeable guide and keep your eyes open for wildlife along the way. These rafting trips can be customized to fit your preferences whether you’re looking for a thrill or a more leisurely float.

This evening, you’ll enjoy dinner at Gretchen’s, which is situated just adjacent to the Sun Valley Lodge lobby. This eatery invites you to pick and choose between indoor or outdoor dining options as you peruse a great menu and enjoy full bar service too. The setting is modern and comfortable while selections like goulash, short ribs, and frittatas ensure a delicious experience with every visit.

Day 3

The last day of your summer stay in Sun Valley takes you to the water where you’ll spend time casting a line. Fly fishing is a popular activity in this area in the summer and one you won’t want to miss out on when you’re here. There are a variety of lakes and mountain streams to choose from when you’re geared up, but Wood River, Silver Creek, and the Big Wood River often top angler lists of must-try destinations. If you prefer a guided outing, the team at Silver Creek Outfitters is happy to accommodate your request. They also have a great array of gear available if you need to stock up on fishing essentials.
When you’ve reeled in your prize catch, head over to the Sun Valley Lodge pool and enjoy cooling off in style. The Olympic-sized option is for the Sun Valley summer and the pool is open daily from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm.

The last night of your Sun Valley journey brings you to Village Station for dinner. Here, you can savor fantastic Italian cuisine as well as a cozy setting and a wide selection of beer and wine to top it all off. The service is friendly and whether you opt for the lasagna, chicken marsala, chicken piccata, or the eggplant parmesan, you’re in for a tasty treat.

Book Your Stay in Sun Valley Today

When you’re ready to turn your Sun Valley travel plans into a reality, booking your accommodations through Abode Sun Valley is a sure way to elevate your experience in luxury and style. Our property options across Sun Valley will give you a sensational home-away-from-home experience this summer complete with top-notch amenities, comforts, furnishings, and finishes to match. We even have Sun Valley pet-friendly lodging if you don’t want to leave your pooch at home. Reach out today to learn more about our incredible selection and to get started. We can’t wait to see you in Sun Valley this summer!