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West Ketchum Sun Valley French Cottage - 5 Blocks to Main Street

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Ketchum - French Cottage at Rockinghorse

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 11)

Welcome to West Ketchum.

Our French chateau inspired cottage is close to everything and far from nothing.

Imagine being walking distance to downtown Ketchum yet peacefully removed from the bustle and noise of Main street...all in the same spot. 

Step inside our Sun Valley cottage to find sandstone floors, fine hardwood details and hand plastered walls throughout the custom handmade 2 structure property. 

The large backyard and garden are an oasis of foliage in the Summer and a stunning backdrop of snow covered aspen trees come Winter time. Bald mountain hovers directly behind the property. 

Every corner will surprise you with quality, detail, fit and finish. 

The large living room has two couches and contains an HDTV gathering area, wood fireplace and wet bar that allows everyone to spend time together and relax.

The Bose sound system pumps out rich musical backdrops while the dramatic above cabinetry lighting sets the mood for a sensational evening. 

Everyone stays in the mix with kitchen, dining and living room all connected and opening directly onto the expansive back patio and side BBQ and hot tub area. 

Whether enjoying the aroma of wild thyme over a glass of wine on the slate patio or a cool cocktail in the hot tub with snow falling, the seasons will delight you at our one of a kind home. 

Nothing else in Sun Valley is like it!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Richard Lomas
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2016
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About Richard Lomas

Originally purchased in 1997, our family continues to enjoy visiting the Wood River Valley for holidays, get together, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and more. We're very excited to be able to share our wonderfully unique home with visitors!

Richard Lomas purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Richard Lomas chose Central Idaho

Our family has been visiting Sun Valley since the 1960's as there's just nothing else like it. The combination of small town charm along with world class amenities and superb skiing make Ketchum & Sun Valley unbeatable!

In terms of our property in particular...Simply put, there's nothing else like our house in the Ketchum area. It's a made by hand French styled chateau/cottage with tremendous craftsmanship throughout. Beautiful natural woods & stones adorn the inside and out.

What makes this cottage unique

Being so close to town as well as having 2 structures on the property allows all visitors to enjoy time together as well as maintaining multiple daily itineraries. People can walk to and from town and the adjacent outdoor activities all throughout the day as they see fit.

Additionally, our home in particular is unique with its French inspiration and superb level of hand craftsmanship.

West Ketchum truly is the best of both worlds. We have full outdoor enjoyment areas yet are walking distance to Main Street. It's a real treat!


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

West Ketchum Sun Valley French Cottage - 5 Blocks to Main Street
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Charming, well equipped house.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this house. It is just lovely and super well-equipped. Owner is exceedingly responsive. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage in Idyllic Location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home was first rate and as advertised. The home is quite beautiful and extremely comfortable with all amenities. We had two couples and a fifth adult and all enjoyed the house. The walk to downtown Ketchum is easily manageable. The owners were quite accommodating, immediately responsive and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Bob! - We really hope to host your family again next year. Cheers - Richard
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SF Bay Area

A Garden setting in the mountains!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this charming house. It was immaculate, well-stocked and cozy. The location let us walk into town for morning coffee and was close to all amenities. The garden in back has a lovely fountain, hammock and a pretty flower garden that made for great naps and good cocktail hours!

It's a little short on closet space as several areas have been turned into sleeping nooks for children. And it would have been nice to have an ice maker for the cocktails! The garage and the apartment above it really helped as we could store our bicycles and let one guest enjoy some added privacy. We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us as well as posting a review to help out other guests! The first item on our Fall list this year is an ice maker in the wet bar area and a closet area for the twin rooms! Excellent ideas that will be coming to fruition shortly. Thank you again and please stay with us in the future! Richard
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Charming and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Loved this home. It was perfect for entertaining and just hanging out. Just an FYI, there are only "beds" for 8 (I don't count pullout sofas and sleeping on the floor on futons real beds) although if you have kids, I guess this can work. It worked for us but if you are having 11 people splitting the cost of the house, this wouldn't be fair for those who got the cubbies. The cubbies are like closets. Other than this, we loved this home. Very cozy. I would have given this place 5 stars but we had problems with both downstairs toilets. They kept overflowing and created a huge mess. The owner was right on it once we called them and got a plumber out. A couple of other things that I would recommend to the owner, you have to have curtains that close. Go to Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware and buy curtains when they are on sale. I can't imagine in the winter time not having curtains. It keeps the cold out. Also, you need an upright vacuum and broom with dustpan and bars of soap. There was not any of this when we were there. You can go to Costco or Target and get this cheap. When you have large groups of people at the house entertaining (my son got married up in Sun Valley), one needs to clean up the house. Using a shop vac and having to lug that heavy thing around and then to use the hose was a pain and took forever.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Sherron! Superb suggestions to make things better around the house. Vacuum and new brooms ready to go! And thank you again for being so understanding during that odd plumbing issue. All seems to be working wonderfully now, so thank you again. We hope to host you and your family again in the future! Richard
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Fabulous Ketchum Home Near Town

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week in this beautiful country French style home within walking distance of the town. We could not have asked for a lovelier accommodation that was thoughtfully outfitted with every convenience. Located on a quiet lane, the front and back gardens were so pretty and perfect for our young grandchildren to run around in. The home is furnished very nicely and the super comfortable beds had lovely linens. The kitchen was incredibly well equipped and a joy to cook in!

The separate apartment was perfect for two adults and two young children. The main house has two cute sleeping alcoves off the bedrooms that our little granddaughters loved!

We would definitely return to this great home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kinds words about the house Marilyn! We really look forward to welcoming your family again in the future!
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Anchorage, AK

More Than Prayed For!

  • 5 of 5

Always nervous going to a place you've never seen. Sometimes photos can trick you. NOT HERE. This property is AWESOME. Everything - decor, view, electronics, location, you name it. The kitchen was stocked with top end appliances and equipment. We kept a wonderful fire going 15 hours a day for the whole week. This is a one of a kind property. We had four couples, a baby, and a grandmother and we loved everything about this once in a lifetime vacation/mini-family reunion. No houses behind to look at.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ralph, thank you for the kinds words about the house and especially for coming to enjoy our property. You were a top notch guest and we would be thrilled to have you and your family back any time you'd like. Happy new year!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sun Valley Airport (Hailey, Idaho) KSUN
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Lefty's Bar & Grill (Washington & 6th Street)
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Bigwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 75 (Main Street in Ketchum)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rickshaw (Washington & 8th Street)
Nearest Ski
1.1 Miles
Sun Valley Ski Resort (Bald Mountain)
Car: necessary

Just 1/4 mile behind the house is wonderful fly fishing in the Big Wood River. A trail head that's 100 yards from our driveway leads right to the river.

Additionally, there is a magnificent public tennis court (2 courts) just a few hundred yards from the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ketchum, Central Idaho

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas 2016
14 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Season 2016-17
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
28 Jun 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £82
Cleaning Fee £238
Refundable Damage Deposit £410

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ketchum in Idaho

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath (Lower) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bath (Upper) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large space that opens onto a private upstairs balcony
    Apartment Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main House Day Bath - Adjacent to Main House living spaces. Great for day use.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main House Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , Connects to Cubby Room 1
    Apartment Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Located in above garage suite
    Main House Cubby 1 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Accessed through Twin Room - Futon Bed
    Main House Cubby 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Has own entrance from upstairs foyer
    Apartment Pull-Out Sofa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Single mattress pulls out from couch in living space
    Main House Master (Lower) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A stunningly comfortable Dux brand king bed
    Main House Master (Upper) - 1 Large Double Bed , Elevated four poster bed with dramatic mountain views
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis

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