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Summer Fun

Although Sun Valley is best known as the first, and still one of the greatest winter destination resort areas in the US,  the summer months provide just as much, if not more, activities for sports enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors.  A summer getaway to Sun Valley provides opportunities for golf, road and mountain biking, hiking, running, as well as white water rafting, fine dining, and live entertainment.

Fly fishing anyone? Or how about enjoying the lovely scenery while horseback riding or participating in family friendly activities like the summer skating school or paddle boating on the Sun Valley Lake?  With 250 days of sunshine each year and an average summer high of 77 degrees, these activities and more await just three short hours from the Treasure Valley.


Of the numerous unique and first rate lodging choices in the Sun Valley area, situated in the heart of Sun Valley is the Knob Hill Inn.  Built in 1992, the Inn was recently acquired by investors with strong ties to the Wood River Valley, who engaged in significant renovations in 2011 and 2012.  The Knob Hill Inn pairs European alpine charm and distinctive service with unparalleled views of the world-famous Bald Mountain and the majestic Smokey and Boulder Mountain ranges.

The Knob Hill Inn is designed to provide the perfect romantic couples getaway,  a family adventure (including your pet), or the ultimate launch pad to an exciting summer Sun Valley adventure.  With this in mind, The Knob Inn offers several special package offerings designed to make it easy to find your own idea of a great Sun Valley getaway.

SUN VALLEY RENDEZVOUS – This ultimate couples getaway includes a two-night stay, two one-hour  massages at Zenergy Health Club and Spa or an in-room masseuse, and a $100 dining credit for dinner for two at The Grill at Knob Hill.

HEMINGWAY FOR A DAY – Walk in Hemingway’s footsteps for a day in Ketchum.  Visit his grave and dine at one of his favorite spots, Michel’s Christiania.  A one-night stay, $50 dining credit at Michel’s Christiania and a copy of Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises are included in this package.

BIRDIE IN THE VALLEY – Swing into summer with a golf getaway for two. This two-night package includes a $350 certificate for golfing for two at either Trail Creek or White Clouds, transportation to and from the course, and $125 dining credit for dinner for two at The Grill at Knob Hill.

RIDE THE RAPIDS – This scenic outing on the Salmon River allows you to choose your own excursion with White Cloud Rafting Adventures.  Your river adventure includes a two-night stay, a rafting trip adventure for two, transportation to/from White Cloud and a $100 dining credit for dinner for two at The Grill at Knob Hill.


“If you haven’t been to the Pioneer Saloon, you haven’t been to Ketchum!”  Belly up to the bar at this iconic Sun Valley mainstay and taste the classic “bar marg.” – Pioneer Saloon, 308 Main St. N.

CRISTINA’S – Breakfast for two at Cristina’s, 520 Second St. E., Ketchum. Serving Italian dishes and from-scratch bakery treats in a comfy space

280 N. Main St.,Ketchum. Enjoy a regional menu, featuring dishes like elk tartar and braised rabbit and house-crafted spirits.

Looking for engaging events? Here are some great ideas:  The 6th Annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival:  June 23-26, Days of the Old West Rodeo:  July 2-4, The Ketchum Arts Festival:  July 8-10, or the Sun Valley Road Rally:  July 22-23.  For more Sun Valley events, see

Fun, relaxation, sun and excitement await in Sun Valley.  What are you waiting for?