Elkhorn Resort, Sun Valley Idaho

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Elkhorn Resort

Just over the rise of foothills to the east of Ketchum-Sun Valley is the resort of Elkhorn complete with lodging, shops and restaurants. Read More

  • Elkhorn is secluded, yet accessible.
  • At the cozy Elkhorn Resort, you will find all the amenities of the more famous location with fewer crowds.
  • In the winter, Elkhorn's triple chair lift serves Elkhorn/Dollar Mountains from the Village and in the summer there are a multitude of recreational activities.

Overview

Elkhorn is a great place to stay and play and it is within miles of the world famous Sun Valley Resort. At the cozy Elkhorn Resort, you will find all the amenities of the more famous location with fewer crowds.

Elkhorn is secluded, yet accessible. This is a family friendly, fun and exciting place to enjoy a vacation. The Resort is a self-contained community with all types of entertainment, excellent lodging options, swimming pools, tennis courts, and a spa.

Location & Information

Sun Valley is undoubtedly the best-known ski resort in the western hemisphere. However, the adjacent resort area of Elkhorn is less known. Near to Dollar and Half-Dollar ski hills, Elkhorn is also an easy commute to Bald Mountain.

Central Idaho ski resorts are found approximately 160 miles east of Boise, Idaho. Travel south first on I-84, then east on US 20 and then north on ID 75. The area lies north of I-80 at a distance of 80 miles. This resort is 1.3 miles from Sun Valley Ski Resort and 1.8 miles from Downtown Sun Valley.

Activities

In the winter, Elkhorn's triple chair lift serves Elkhorn/Dollar Mountains from the Village, close to the Elkhorn Resort. Bus service between Elkhorn, Sun Valley, Ketchum, Baldy and Dollar Mountains is available in the village.

For summer fun, you'll find a Robert Trent Jones 18-hole golf course, 16 tennis courts, horseback riding; kayaking, river rafting, balloon rides and hiking are available.

Fun Facts

Sun Valley proper is actually split into two sections: Sun Valley with the famous Lodge and Inn and Village, and the separate shopping, lodging area and golf course named Elkhorn. While Sun Valley was developed in the late 1930s, Elkhorn was developed later, in the late 1960s and '70s.

Many celebrities have so fallen for the area that they have second homes amid the mountains. Famous residents past and present include Ernest Hemingway, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hemingway completed "For Whom the Bell Tolls" in Sun Valley in 1939. Other frequent visitors included Gary Cooper, Clark Gable and Glenn Miller.

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