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A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home In A Quiet Residential Neighborhood.

Located 6.3 miles north of downtown Ketchum our home is a quiet oasis in a residential neighborhood called Eagle Creek. It features a great room with a unique 4 sided glass fireplace, a large, 50 inch, flat screen television, Blue ray DVD Player and wireless internet. The back deck has a hot tub under a covered gazebo to help you relax after a hard day of skiing the sloops in the Winter or hiking and biking the trails in the Summer.

It comes with a washer and dryer and fully equipped

kitchen. It has a large dining room table that seats 14 and can be expanded to seat 20. The downstairs has one bedroom, which is our bunk room and sleeps, 4 with the bathroom room located right across the hall. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and two full baths. All have queen size bed with flannel sheets and down comforters for the Winter.

The master bedroom also has a set of bunk beds, with cable TV, a new 40 inch Flat Screen, Blue Ray DVD Player and private bath. The other two bedrooms also have queen beds and share a full bath.

The house comes with a double car garage and cleaning service so at the end or your stay you just walk out the door.

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Jim Pittman
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Jim Pittman

My wife & I love to ski. We live and work in Portland Oregon, but love Sun Valley and the Wood River Valley. Good friends recommended the Sun Valley Ski School as one of the best in the nation and we took our first lessons on Baldy in the mid 70's. The 300 days of sunshine, the snowmaking, the grooming and the improvements made by Earl Holding, have made it our favorite winter resort. The groomed corduroy with an inch of 'cheater snow' make everyone a wonderful skier, you just can't make a mistake! But as the saying goes people come to Sun Valley for the Winters but stay because of the Summers. As good as Sun Valley is in the Winter, it is even better in the Summer.

Jim Pittman purchased this house in 1979

Why Jim Pittman chose Ketchum

With a name like 'The Red Neck Retreat' you know there has to be a story and there is! After way too many drinks on a ski trip to Park City in the 70's we decided we could do our own version of a 'time share.' We took a vote and Sun Valley was everybody's favorite. When we sobered up the next day it still seemed like a good idea. So 5 guys formed a partnership in 1979 with a mandatory Buy/Sell in the event of death, disability or divorce and came up with the name 'The Red Neck Retreat,' after the Jerry Jeff Walker song 'Up Against the Wall Red Neck Mother.' There is a ski sign over the garage with double black diamond's that says 'Hardcore.'

Hardcore is what we call the boys 3 day ski trip in January that has being going on since the mid 60's. It still only has two rules: One, no matter what you do the night before you are on the lift at 9 am. Two, you ski the last run of the day from top to bottom and the last guy down buys the first round of beer.

My last remaining partner died on the chairlift in Feb. 2012. He skied the bowls all day in a foot of new snow, had lunch at Seattle Ridge and died of a heart attack on the Cold Springs lift heading home. Not a bad way to go, but way too young at age 69. As a result we have decided to expand the rental beyond the handful of friends who go every year.

What makes this house unique

We choose the house out North of town because it is out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Ketchum, yet only 15 minutes from the Warm Springs and 11 minutes to the River Run lifts in the Winter. It also catches the afternoon sun.

With an easement to the Big Wood River we enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the Wood River Valley. Only a few locals know of the access to the river from our neighborhood. In the Summer when the town is packed with tourists, you are not affected. You are just 2 miles to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the Harriman trails for Cross Country Skiing in the Winter and Mt. Biking and Hiking in the Summer. Galena Lodge is just 17 miles North and Red Fish Lake Stanley 33 miles from there.

During the Winter we drive 11 minuets to the River Run Lodge and ride the Gondola, to the Round House, to begin our day.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ketchum in Blaine County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All the exterior lights must be turned off to obverse "night sky ordinance." Please observe Quiet hours from 9 pm on.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 4-Bath across the hall
    Upstairs Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 4 has a private bath, '40 HDTV & Blue ray player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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A comtemporary home that is great for families & large groups just 6 miles North
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Third time at this house and we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great vacation home

  • 4 of 5

Loved the fireplace centered in the main room. With its gas fire starter and ample supply of firewood you can have a blazing fire in minutes. The home is exceptionally well equipped for cooking and enjoying meals. Lots of serving ware and a large dinning table. There is even a Cuisinart for grating lots of cheese so bring your fondue pot. The owner is great to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time at Jim's house. It has everything you need including a great deck and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a great neighborhood and across the street from access to the national Forest. Our whole group enjoyed themselves thoroughly. The fireplace was a hit as well as the giant table which we could all sit at. We all said that if we go back in the winter we would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St .George

Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Redneck Retreat. The home is clean and setting is beautiful. Many Aspen trees on the property, and access to the river. Quiet neighborhood. Home is stocked with all the dishes and cooking appliances that we needed. Really enjoyed the hot tub and deck in the back. The two large dining room tables made it so everyone had a place to sit for dinner. GREAT place for a family trip. The owner was easy to work with and responded quickly to our questions.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely mountain home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful mountain home! It was perfect for our large extended family with plenty of room for everyone. We enjoyed the comfortable living room and also spent lots of time on outside patio. We appreciated the hot tub for soaking after hikes. Location is great - close to town but in a quiet place with good hiking just around the corner. We would absolutely recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED our stay at the Redneck Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

The house is a good size and has pretty much everything you could possibly need for a home away from home. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is the fact that the top bunks of the bunk beds have no guard rails. We were traveling with little kids who are "wild" sleepers so we couldn't use the top bunks for fear of them falling off in the middle of the night. Instead we had them sleep side by side on the bottom. Other than that it was a perfect place!

Big thanks to Jim, the owner. He even called to check on us the first night to make sure we made it okay. ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hailey, ID
Nearest Barpub
6.3 Miles
Pioneer Saloon
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Big Wood
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
6.3 Miles
Pioneer Saloon
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Mt. Baldy, Warm Springs
Car: necessary

Our home is 6.3 miles North from the center of town in Ketchum, Idaho off highway 75, on the West side of the road. Located 2 miles from the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and just 17 miles from Galena Lodge with world class cross country skiing in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the Summer. We are 100 yards from the Big Wood River with an easement to the river. The Wood River trail system runs directly behind our house for mountain biking and hiking in the Summer and snow shoeing and cross country skiing in the Winter.


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Damage Insurance £74.62

Discounts are offered for stays of 7 days or more

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.