A little about Ketchum-Sun Valley
The Sun Valley/Ketchum area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and is also brimming with culture and nightlife. Check out the fly fishing scene, learn about the latest art gallery exhibits, take a pottery class, float down the Salmon River, listen to an outdoor concert, hike in the Sawtooth Mountains, ski fresh Idaho powder, trek to a yurt for an overnight, water ski on an alpine lake, fly off Bald Mountain with a parasail, bike the famous singletrack…the possibilities are almost endless! Once you've spent some time here, it's hard to leave. This lifestyle is addictive. Imagine a place with great shopping, fine dining, and live music events, where nature's stunning playground is right outside the back door. We hope you will keep coming back.
The history of Ketchum-Sun Valley
Archaeological evidence indicates that as far back as 10,000 years ago, the Wood River Valley was home for Native American people. Not until the 1870s, when gold was discovered in the West, did the European settlers and prospectors begin to populate the valley in search of fortune. By the early 1880s, Ketchum was not only a booming mining town, but it also was famous for its healing hot springs. The Guyer Hot Springs Resort, located on Warm Springs Road, was popular with people from around the country for its mineral waters, croquet, tennis, and fun. By the end of 1884, Ketchum boasted 13 saloons, four restaurants, two hotels, and all types of businesses necessary for a thriving town. With the grand opening of Sun Valley, "America’s First Destination Ski Resort," celebrities flocked to the area to see America’s new grand dame of ski resorts. Ernest Hemingway fell in love with Sun Valley and eventually made it his home; he finished For Whom the Bell Tolls in Suite 206.
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