|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Perfectly located, this beautiful Snow Star condo is the premium unit in the complex. It is the largest (1,756 ft.), and best located - on the southwest corner of the top floor, closest to the bike/ski path and Mt. Baldy. The wrap-around windows and deck afford 270 degree views: to the west Baldy and Frenchmans Gulch, north to Griffins Butte, south and east. Windows on the south and west walls in addition to the vaulted ceilings allow for abundant light even on the darkest winter day.
The condo features 3 attractively decorated bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed, opens on to the south-facing deck, and a small office desk/work-station. The master bath has double vanity sinks, a separate jetted tub, shower and walk-in closet. The west corner bedroom boasts views to the north and west. It features a queen bed plus a trundle bed (sleeps 2), a double closet and a 32 in. flatscreen tv. The en suite bathroom has a large shower/tub combo. The third bedroom contains 2 twin beds, a double closet, and a 27 in. flatscreen tv. There is a 3rd bathroom off the hallway, with a shower/tub combo and a large storage closet. The laundry closet off the hallway is equipped with full sized side-by-side washer and dryer.
The deluxe kitchen is fully equipped to satisfy any gourmet cook! It has a new GE Profile gas range, new stainless Kohler sink, stainless Kitchen Aid refrigerator with ice maker, dish washer, granite counter tops and a walk-in pantry. The wooden dining table can seat 8.
The Great Room features hardwood floors, a gas fire place, and a 43 in. flatscreen HDTV with extended channels so that you won't miss your favorite sporting event, etc. Free high-speed WiFi is included. The south deck extends the length of the condo and includes a newer barbecue. The deck wraps around the corner of the unit and extends along the west wall, facing Baldy. This part of the deck is stuccoed so that you enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails and dinner outside in privacy.
The Snow Star condominium complex offers deluxe accommodations in a prime location for both winter and summer. There are 27 units in all, and the complex includes a fantastic 12-person year-round hot tub, a well-equipped gym, and ample parking in the underground garage. It consists of 2 residential floors above an underground garage. There is an elevator. The free Mountain Rides bus stops in front of the complex.
Our condo is just a couple of steps from the 20-mile Wood River bike/ski path. It is a 5-minute walk (1 1/2 blocks) to the River Run Lodge, the gondola and the Big Wood River, and a 10-minute walk 6 blocks) to town. No need to drive for fly fishing on the Big Wood River, or hiking up Baldy (you can ride the lifts down for free). We have a private ski/bike storage locker in the underground garage, its southwest location is convenient for grabbing your skis or bike and heading out for the day's adventure.
We met in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, and lived the dream, teaching skiing there in the 1970's. We then lived in San Francisco, Lake Oswego, OR, and Encinitas/La Jolla, CA, where we raised our 3 children. 22 years ago we first came to Sun Valley to ski with our children and so fell in love with the area that we bought a condo in West Ketchum. In 2004 we upgraded to the Snow Star and have enjoyed Christmas, skiing, and winter, as well as summer hiking and biking here ever since. We recently moved to Sun Valley full time, and decided that it makes sense to rent our beautiful condo so guests can enjoy it and the area as much as we have! Since we are local, we are easy to reach and offer assistance as needed.
Anne and David purchased this condo in 2004
We were familiar with this location, as our first condo was nearby. We knew we wanted to be near Baldy and town. We were sold the first time we saw the condo! It's views, light and space were perfect. We particularly like the gym feature, which not many complexes in this location have.
Ski, hike, bike and fish out the front door! So convenient. When our kids were young, they loved the freedom to walk into town on their own. So nice to stroll home on a summer evening after a sumptuous dinner at one of Sun Valley's fabulous restaurants.
We were 4 adults and 3 children and the house was excellent. Thanks
Great condo in a great location that does not disappoint! Within walking distance to River Run ski lodge and greenbelt, and a short walk to town in 15 minutes. This condo boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, an open family living area with very comfortable seating and a gas fireplace. More than that, are the beautiful mountain views from almost every window! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo, and would definitely return again!
We stayed in this beautiful condo for Feb & March 2016. The location is ideal, halfway between town and the River Run mountain base, both within easy walking distance. The bike/recreation path is just steps away from the complex. The condo has every need – kitchen amenities, washer & dryer, large full bathrooms, plenty of storage, plenty of linens. The windows are large, allowing tons of natural light with excellent views. Being a corner unit, the great room highlights the outdoors and has full windowed doors to the wrap around deck. Well done! All is comfortable, clean and well maintained, and the owners are local & very responsive along with being wonderfully efficient with the details.
We have been winter seasonal residents in Ketchum for the past decade, have stayed in many different condos and find this unit is one of the best for many reasons – location of Snowstar complex, location of this particular unit in the building, size (not too big, not too small, just right!), condition, amenities, owner-managed, hot tub & gym in complex, covered parking, elevator as well as good access stairways, generous storage both inside the unit and in the garage.
Ketchum and Sun Valley are fantastic towns, stylishly casual, with top-notch food & restaurants, excellent recreation, abundant arts offerings, beautiful geography and (above all) friendly, helpful & intelligent locals. We will happily return again!
The Snow Star River Run condo worked out great for our multi family vacation. Ample space in all the bedrooms, and the three bathrooms meant no one ever had to wait for a shower. The kitchen and bathrooms were very clean and well-appointed. The beds and furnishings were top notch. Lots of extra pillows and blankets and nice towels, every amenity you would want. The hot tub was quite large, probably could seat 8-10. The owner was very responsive to our inquiries and the extra storage in the parking garage fit all our bikes and gear. And the bike trail, located only 1/2 block from the condo, was spectacular, as was the town of Ketchum and the whole valley. There is an elevator up to the top floor which was handy for transporting luggage and coolers, but the stairs are closer to the unit if you're just leaving for the day. The gentleman at the visitor's center (located in the Starbucks - how convenient!) was a wealth of information regarding events and hikes in the area and further out into the Sawtooth Range. We found lots to do in and out of town. We would definitely rent this condo again if we are ever in Sun Valley.
This place was perfect for our stay. Our group was three couples and a single and we found this condo very comfortable and spacious. Beautiful views, lots of natural light, nice decks. The hot tub is located just down a few steps and is spacious and inviting. There are two jetted tubs in the condo if you prefer. Well appointed and very clean, there was nothing we needed that we didn't have. Location is very important to us because we don't bring a vehicle. River Run is a short walk away, easy even with ski gear. The walk into town is quick and easy as well, even in the cold January temps. There is not a better location than this in the River Run area. Anne was an excellent host and was very generous in accommodating our schedule. We have been coming to Ketchum to ski for 25 years and this place just moved to the top of our list of places to stay. Thank you Anne for sharing your beautiful condo with us, we hope to be back next year!
The condo is comfortable, clean and well stocked. We enjoyed the view of the mountains and the proximity to the River Run Lift. It is really great to be so close in to the mountain and the town. Anne was a great host and very helpful and we hope to stay at the condo again next year!
Sun Valley is one of the world's top ski resorts. It is home to the first chair lift, numerous Olympic medal winners, and a thriving cultural scene. Mt. Baldy's long runs and perfectly groomed snow are legendary. Lift lines are rare, and Sun Valley's snow-making is regarded as the best in the business. Nearby Dollar Mt. is considered one of the nation's best teaching mountains, and also boasts a world-class terrain park for snow boarders. Sun Valley also offers excellent Nordic skiing in a variety of different areas. Round out winter activities with snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides, sledding, etc. Summer in Sun Valley offers amazing hiking, mountain biking and road biking, world-class golf and tennis, fly fishing, sport shooting, horseback riding, and even summer ice skating. There are several art festivals throughout the year, as well as numerous concerts, free summer symphony at the Pavilion, conferences, and festivals. Sun Valley has numerous fabulous restaurants, and a lively nightlife scene. There is so much to see and do in Sun Valley!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£284|