I drove from Salt Lake City to Sun Valley Idaho, the drive was relaxing with lots of wide open spaces and only took about 4 ½ hours. I drove past Lava fields – yes lava fields in the middle of farm country! Hailey (a town right outside of Ketchum) was beautiful. There were lots of trees and ranches – I thought to myself that it wouldn’t be hard to live in Hailey. As I arrived in Ketchum, I turned the corner off the main highway, and Ketchum looked like a village out of a fairy tale – so warm and inviting. Just down the road was the Sun Valley Lodge, my first thoughts when I saw the Lodge was how peaceful and beautiful this place is.
You are pampered from the moment that you arrive at the Sun Valley Lodge, the parking attendants are so friendly and they make you feel like you are royalty. The staff at Sun Valley Lodge is kind, helpful and polished; they know how to take care of people. My room was spotless and comfortable, every day the maids made my room look as clean and inviting as the day that I arrived. In the morning I would go to the lobby and drink coffee (with my lap top- of course) in the quiet elegance of the lobby. I couldn’t get enough of it. I would spend at least an hour in the morning everyday in the lobby just taking it all in. If you’re stressed from our busy world the Sun Valley Lodge will melt away that stress, you can sit outside and just admire the beauty of the landscape that surrounds the lodge.
The outdoor pool is in a round glass enclosed area (my daughter spent every spare minute in it). There is an ice skating rink and in front of the lodge there is pond with swans peacefully gliding in the water. There is also a hallway filled with pictures of all of the famous people that have stayed there – you don’t want to miss this! As the first ski destination in the country there is a lot of history to check out. Just writing this makes me want to go back.