The top 10 rentals for a skiing vacation in Sun Valley

Vacation rentals in Sun Valley Idaho

The slopes are quiet, the snow is plentiful and the sun shines 250 days of the year! These are just some of the reasons that make Sun Valley the perfect destination for a skiing vacation.

When it opened in 1936, Sun Valley was the first destination ski resort in the United States. Hidden in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, almost entirely surrounded by national forest, the resort quickly became a hotspot for celebrities, VIPs and professional skiers from around the world.

Over 80 years later, the Sun Valley Ski Resort continues to reign as one of the most popular skiing destinations in America.

Thanks to its success, this much-loved resort is now also home to some of the most beautiful vacation accommodation. Ranging from cozy condos to slopeside cabins, we take a look at ten of the best rentals for a skiing vacation in Sun Valley.

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Sun Valley 53
2 bedrooms – sleeps 7

This picturesque lodge is located in the much-coveted Warm Springs neighborhood, just 3 minutes from the Sun Valley Ski Resort.

Surrounded by landscaped grounds, fully enclosed by tall trees, this home offers the utmost privacy for guests.

Vacation rentals in Sun Valley Idaho

Inside, the well-designed living area is entirely open-plan, creating the ideal space for guests to get together and recount the day’s adventures!

Outside, the secluded garden offers unobstructed views of Mount Baldy. In the summer, this view is best enjoyed from the outdoor seating area, which is bordered by lush lawns and colorful wildflowers.

In the winter months, you may prefer to take in the view from the hot tub – the perfect antidote for soothing your muscles after a tough day skiing!

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Sun Valley 57
3 bedrooms – sleeps 6

This spacious condo is situated in the city of Ketchum, around 2 miles from the Sun Valley Resort.

Renting accommodation outside of the main resort can often be slightly cheaper, and by staying in the heart of the city, you will also have a fantastic range of restaurants, cafes and shops just steps away from your front door.

Vacation rentals in Sun Valley

This vacation home has been designed in a modern, farmhouse style, creating a fantastically cozy atmosphere.

With double-height ceilings and full-length windows, the light-filled living room offers great views of both the town and the surrounding mountains.

Vacation rentals in Sun Valley

In addition to the open-plan living area, this home also has a dedicated media room with a large-screen TV and a wrap-around sofa – great for a family movie night after a busy day on the slopes!

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Sun Valley 6

3 bedrooms – sleep 6

This charming 3-level townhouse is located next to the Trail Creek and White Cloud golf course, just minutes from the Sun Valley Ski Resort.

Inside this home, the high vaulted ceilings and huge floor-to-ceiling windows maximize both space and light, creating a bright and welcoming living area.

The large sliding doors in this room open out to a spacious patio, where you will find a dining area, an outdoor fireplace and a private hot tub – all overlooking the mountains beyond.

A great option for a small group of friends looking to share accommodation, this vacation rental has 3 en-suite bedrooms, each on a different level.

Unfortunately, you may have to draw straws to see who gets which room – due to its prime location on the top floor, the master suite benefits from the most amazing mountain views!

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Sun Valley 49
3 bedrooms – sleeps 6

This 3 bedroom condo is located in Elkhorn Springs, at the base of Dollar Mountain.

The free city shuttle service stops right outside the building, making travel to Sun Valley and Ketchum completely hassle-free.

Vacation rentals in Sun Valley

As there are huge windows in every room, you can not only enjoy panoramic views of the mountains – on a sunny day this lovely home is completely flooded with warm, natural light.

Vacation rentals in Sun Valley

Accessible via the kitchen, this home also has a private balcony. A quiet suntrap, this is the perfect spot to take in the view with your morning coffee!

Guests staying at this home in the summer months will also be able to enjoy access to all Elkhorn amenities, including two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a year-round hot tub.

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 Sun Valley 35
4 bedrooms – sleeps 8

This stunning condo penthouse is located in the heart of Ketchum, just a block away from the Sun Valley ski shuttle.

One of the best ways to travel to the ski resort is the city’s free shuttle service, which is open all-year-round. You don’t even need to worry about transporting your equipment – all of the buses are fully equipped with ski and bike racks!

Penthouse apartment in Sun Valley

Designed in an industrial-chic style, this home opens with a stunning glass-walled living and dining area. The minimalist decor inside this open-plan space only enhances the incredible natural landscape that can be seen outside.

Luxury penthouse in Sun Valley

In the living area, two sets of accordion doors can be folded back to reveal the penthouse highlight – an impressive wraparound terrace. The ultimate vantage point, out here you will find a BBQ grill, an alfresco dining area and a plethora of lounge seating.

In the summer months, guests can also enjoy access to a private rooftop terrace, offering 360-degree views across the city.

Penthouse apartment with roof deck in Sun Valley

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Sun Valley 16

4 bedrooms – sleeps 8

Surrounded by landscaped grounds and hidden by trees, this private mountain estate is situated just a short walk from downtown Ketchum.

Despite its secluded location, the Sun Valley ski lifts are still accessible in less than 10 minutes on the city shuttle.

Vacation rentals in Sun Valley

Filled with alpine character, this home expertly balances traditional style with contemporary finishes. From antler chandeliers to bold modern artwork, every room is full of thoughtful and interesting details.

In the living area, exposed brickwork and hardwood beams complement the eclectic mix of decor, creating a warm and welcoming space.

Vacation rental for ski vacation in Sun Valley

There’s no escaping the beautiful views outside, as every bedroom features huge picture windows, filling the whole house with light and sunshine.

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Sun Valley 38
5 bedrooms – sleeps 12

This newly-built vacation home is situated in Sun Valley, overlooking the picturesque Bald Mountain. Ideally located close to all of the resort facilities, this is a great base if you are planning a lot of outdoor excursions!

5 bedroom vacation rental in Sun Valley

Outside, this home may look huge, but once inside you will feel like you’re in a traditional cozy ski lodge. After a long day spent outside in the snow, this double-storey living room is the ideal place to snuggle up in front of the fire.

5 bedroom vacation rental in Sun Valley

As well as a wealth of amenities inside, this luxurious home also has a large outdoor space. With seating strategically placed to maximize the incredible views, this secluded garden is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

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Sun Valley 43
5 bedrooms, sleeps 12

Nestled on a lake, this grand country retreat is surrounded by 2 acres of private grounds, featuring sprawling gardens and unparalleled mountain views.

Although hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the resort, this home is conveniently located just minutes from both Sun Valley and Ketchum.

Luxury vacation rentals in Sun Valley

Inside, the extensive living space has all the attributes of a Scottish country estate. Styled with cast-iron chandeliers, bold statement furniture and traditional decor, the characterful Great Room invites conversation and company.

Luxury vacation rentals in Sun Valley

With such a vast outdoor space, this home is a great option for those visiting Sun Valley in the summer. The tri-level garden is perfect for picnics, camping and outdoor activities, and there are also multiple terraces for lounging, dining… and sunbathing!

Once you’ve exhausted the garden, you don’t need to travel far to find more adventure – world-class hiking and biking trails are right on the doorstep!

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Sun Valley 19
5 bedrooms, sleeps 12

A true escape from reality, this beautiful Sun Valley vacation home is tucked away in one of the most private locations in the resort. Due to its premium position, every single room in this home offers unspoiled, spectacular views.

Although you may feel like you are a world away from civilization, this home is still conveniently close to all of the resort facilities – the nearest ski area is just two and a half minutes away.

Vacation Rentals in Sun Valley

Downstairs, this home has a large open-plan living and dining area. Despite its size, the natural woodwork, elegant decor and rich hardwood floors create a warm and homey space – when it’s snowing outside, there is no better place to light a fire, and settle down with a good book!

Vacation homes in Sun Valley Idaho

With no light or noise pollution from the outside world, this home’s extensive garden is the place to stargaze, roast marshmallows and relax in the hot tub.

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Sun Valley 60
5 bedrooms – sleeps 10

Situated in the desirable Warm Springs neighborhood, at the base of Bald Mountain, this contemporary home expertly combines both comfort and style.

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Recently renovated, the design of this modern 3-level lodge was inspired by the Danish concept, hygge. An essential part of the Danish culture, hygge originates from the Norwegian word for “well being”. The term encompasses the feeling of cozy contentment experienced whilst enjoying the simple things in life.

Rentals for ski vacations in Sun Valley

Designed in the spirit of this heart-warming concept, this home is full of quiet spaces, perfect for curling up with a hot drink and watching the snow outside – a simple pleasure which is most definitely hygge.

Rentals for ski vacations in Sun Valley

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Book your stay

When you book with us, not only will you get beautiful accommodation at great prices, you’ll also benefit from amazing round-the-clock customer service. Whether you are looking for a mansion in the mountains or a cute condo for two, our expert team will be on hand to help you find the right home.

With Top Villas, booking a stay couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is follow our simple online booking process and you can secure your dream vacation home instantly without any phone calls or fuss. Our website makes it easy to check availability, get a quote and book instantly online. Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry and we’ll get straight back to you.

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