The name alone tells you why tourists flock to Sun Valley for their next outdoor adventure. Surrounded by the Smoky Mountains in central Idaho and located in the heart of the Sawtooth National Forest, Sun Valley is the perfect spot to enjoy all of the outdoor beauty Idaho has to offer.
There are endless options for you to get outside around Sun Valley, from epic skiing at Mount Baldy to hiking on one of the many trails that conveniently start just steps from town. No matter what adventure awaits, you’ll find the perfect accommodation for your visit on this list of the best Airbnbs in Sun Valley.
Before we jump into the listings, it is worth noting that all of the accommodations below are run by superhosts – owners identified as having outstanding reviews on Airbnb and who pride themselves on offering the cleanest, best rental experiences for their guests. We have even thrown in an Airbnb Plus, which is an in-person accreditation made by Airbnb for only the best of the best rentals.
Finally, we have included a few Airbnbs in Ketchum so that you have more quality options to choose from and can find a convenient location that puts you in reach of all that this area has to offer, including restaurants, bars, and the ski hill. Continue reading to find your perfect Sun Valley Airbnb.
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Clean and Bright Ground Floor Condo
Conveniently located just minutes from the Dollar Mountain ski area and the Sun Valley center, this Airbnb in Sun Valley is a great option for your getaway. It is on the ground floor of a quiet condominium complex within the Elkhorn Village of Sun Valley. With one bedroom, this condo is perfect for a solo traveler or a couple looking to have a relaxing visit to this classic mountain town.
The all-white bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed and lounger chair, giving the space a clean and bright layout. The living room is simple and checks off all the basics, with a seating area and small dining table with four chairs. From the common space, you can make your way out to the back deck and enjoy an afternoon grill on the propane BBQ and lounge around the outdoor dining area.
The fully equipped kitchen opens up to the living room and provides guests with all the essentials in terms of appliances, silverware, cooking spices, and condiments.
This vacation rental in Sun Valley also includes all the regular amenities like WiFi, free parking, a washer and dryer, and a TV. An added bonus is that guests have access to a pool and hot tub upon request. You can’t go wrong with this easy and convenient rental.
Fully Remodeled Condo Located Minutes from Downtown
Newly remodeled in 2020, this cozy vacation rental in Sun Valley is a great pick for your next visit. Located within walking distance of the ski resort, it has an unbeatable location for guests on a ski vacation.
It can fit up to six guests in its two bedrooms, making this a perfect rental for a bigger party or a family. If a comfy bed is a big selling point for you, then this is the best Airbnb in Sun Valley. All three of the mattresses in the condo are brand new from Tuft and Needle, a renowned luxury mattress company, so clearly you’ll be sleeping well.
Enjoying meals at home is a breeze here thanks to the fully equipped kitchen and the dining table big enough to fit the whole family. If the weather is good, grill out on the BBQ and lounge on the scenic sun deck as you listen to the babble of the nearby creek.
Some additional amenities in this vacation rental in Sun Valley include a smartcast TV with apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime and access to a pool, hot tub, and gym at the Sun Valley Inn.
Stylish Condo with a View
For a roomy condo with a view that can’t be beat, look no further than this Sun Valley Airbnb. Enjoy sweeping views of Mount Baldy and the surrounding mountains from the comfort of your deck when you stay in this luxurious space. Situated just minutes from Sun Valley Lodge, downtown, and Dollar Mountain, the location of this condo is top-notch. Additionally, a bus stop is just steps away, making it easy to get around Sun Valley and the local area.
This updated condo offers a king-size bed and a Murphy queen-size bed as well as two full bathrooms, making it an ideal rental for four guests. Designed with the mountain views in mind, this condo is full of windows that provide sweeping views from every spot. Guests have access to the amenities of the Sun Valley Resort that include an olympic-size swimming pool, gym access, and discounts on Nordic skiing, tennis, and golf.
Do note that the condo is located on the third floor of a condominium building and does not have an elevator, so be prepared to climb some stairs.
Mountain Modern Studio
Those who don’t need much space but still want a comfortable Airbnb in Sun Valley will be impressed with this modern studio. Located in the quaint Elkhorn Village, the studio is steps away from the chairlifts of Dollar Mountain.
A solo traveler or couple will love the plush queen-size bed nestled right next to the propane fireplace. Well-mannered dogs are welcome, too. Although it is a small space, the modern studio surprisingly offers a fully equipped kitchen for those who wish to cook their own meals. Attached to the main space is the full-size bathroom with a bathtub/shower combo.
Some bonus amenities include a heated underground parking area, trail maps, books to help plan your stay, and access to two hot tubs, two pools, and a sauna during the on season. This studio packs a whole lot into a small package and, as such, is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Sun Valley.
Prime Location Apartment in Ketchum
This clean and simple Airbnb in Ketchum is the perfect apartment for those seeking the best location they can find. Its downtown location puts you in walking distance to Sun Valley Ski resort and all the restaurants and bars that Ketchum has to offer.
The apartment has one bedroom with a queen-size bed as well as a sleeper sofa in the living room, providing enough space for four guests to fit comfortably. The kitchen has granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances and gives guests everything they need to prepare meals at home.
From the comfort of the private balcony, guests can also take in the beautiful views of Dollar Mountain and the scenery of Ketchum.
It is important to note that this rental is not ideal for guests with pets or those wishing to be noisy past 10 p.m. It is regulated by a Homeowner Association, which places a strict no-pet policy on the property, and quiet time is scheduled between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Ketchum Tree House
Are you looking for a unique stay for your next visit to the Sun Valley area? Then look no further than this heated treehouse found in an unbeatable location in downtown Ketchum. Guests will adore the unique design of this treehouse home, complete with wood floors and a loft area for sleeping. Furnished with a double bed and a twin bed, it allows up to three guests to squeeze into its cozy space.
The bathroom is not within the treehouse but down the stairs about 20 feet away. Do note that you have to share the bathroom if there are guests renting the other treehouse on the property. As for preparing meals, the host has set up a camp-style kitchenette under the deck complete with a double-burner camp stove, a convection oven, and a coffee maker.
Some other perks to this rental are the bikes that you can use in the summer, the Nordic equipment you can borrow in the winter, and the option of bringing along your pet for an additional $30 cleaning fee. The treehouse has more of a “glamping” feel to it than our other listings, so if that’s what you’re into, this is the perfect Airbnb in Sun Valley!
Quaint Guest Suite in Ketchum
Another vacation rental in Ketchum worth checking out is this simple guest suite. Located in a private residence called Knob Hill Ridge, this rental is an easy two-and-a-half blocks from Ketchum Town Square, making it ideal for guests aiming for convenience during their visit.
Although the studio only has a minimal kitchenette, meals won’t be a worry since the best restaurants of Ketchum are right outside your doorstep. Furnished with a queen-size bed and sofa bed, this guest suite can sleep up to three people, but the hosts recommend keeping it to two guests for maximum comfort.
Guests staying for more than just a few days will be pleased with the access to a washer and dryer within the suite. If you are hoping to get some work done remotely during your stay, there’s a workstation equipped with USB ports, extra electric sockets, and WiFi.
Cozy Basecamp Condo
For those searching for a Ketchum Airbnb that provides a fantastic location and all the essentials for a comfortable stay, this cozy condo is ideal. Situated steps away from downtown Ketchum and the chairlifts at Mount Baldy, it is a perfect getaway crafted with convenience in mind.
With one queen-size bed and a double bed, this condo provides enough space for couples, solo travelers, or smaller groups to comfortably enjoy their stay. There is a loft in the condo that is accessed via a ladder, so take caution when heading up to it.
This second floor condo offers a well designed kitchen with a stainless-steel fridge and dining area that is perfect for enjoying home-cooked meals. Don’t miss taking in the views of Mount Baldy from the enclosed balcony just outside the living room. Other amenities include free parking, a TV, WiFi, and an easy door code entrance, making check-in hassle free.
Window-Filled Apartment on a Quiet Street
If light-filled spaces are your thing, this short-term rental in Sun Valley was made for you. A single room apartment with a private entrance located above a garage and attached to the owner’s home, it is a tranquil space situated in a quiet neighborhood near the Big Wood River and surrounded by trees. As such, it offers everything you need for a relaxing stay.
The apartment’s earthy green walls have big windows on all four sides, allowing ample light to pour into the space. The main room has a queen-size bed as well as a sleeper sofa made up with organic cotton linens. Although you will be sleeping in one open space, the rental is big enough to accommodate four guests. There is a small kitchenette equipped with the essentials as well as a full-size bath with a tiled shower.
For sustainability-minded guests, this rental does it right, with passive solar radiant heat in the floors, non-toxic finishes and paints, and electricity from photovoltaic solar panels.
Contemporary Condo in the Heart of Ketchum
Look no further than this contemporary condo for one of the best Airbnb rentals in Ketchum. Cream-colored walls and wood ceiling beams await you as you enter the open-layout main room, where you’ll find a spacious living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen.
The newly remodeled condo features an IKEA-furnished kitchen with granite countertops, brand new carpet in the master suite, and a double sink with new cabinetry in the master bathroom. This bathroom also boasts a massive shower with two shower heads, providing guests with a truly luxurious bathing experience.
Five guests are able to comfortably stay here as the condo offers a king-size bed, two single beds, and a sofa bed. The spacious bedrooms make this condo an excellent choice for just about anybody.
Guests can enjoy a year-round outdoor salt-water pool and hot tub and do so in style with their plush white robes that the owner provides. A fun bonus is that the hosts welcome guests with a bottle of wine and shots of whiskey to get their vacation started right!
Trail Creek Condo
To experience a truly relaxing and secluded stay while visiting the Sun Valley area, consider booking this vacation home for rent in Ketchum. Tucked alongside the serene Trail Creek, it is hidden from the world while still being just a few minutes away from all the action of Ketchum. You’ll be able to soak in the sun and listen to the babble of the creek on the outdoor patio of this tranquil condo.
There is no doubt that guests will fall in love with the open and bright design of this Ketchum Airbnb. The wonderfully crafted kitchen opens onto a spacious dining area and living space, where you can curl up in one of the lounge chairs next to the fireplace.
Aside from the downstairs living space, there are two spacious bedrooms upstairs. Both bedrooms are furnished with queen-size beds and have attached full bathrooms, providing ample privacy for guests. The bedrooms have windows that look out over the lush lawn and the creek, so you can fall asleep listening to the tranquil sounds of trickling water from your cozy bed. Additional amenities include pool and hot tub access during the summer, WiFi, a TV, and a washer and dryer.
This Swiss-inspired rental with a newly remodeled, modern design and monochrome color palette is certainly one of the best Sun Valley Airbnbs. The condo is located on the second story of a condominium that overlooks Elkhorn Village and provides views of Dollar Mountain and Mount Baldy.
The condo’s full kitchen is state of the art, with heated floors, a gas oven, a breakfast table, and a French press with locally roasted coffee. Make your way to the living space, where you’ll find an indoor fireplace, more heated floors, and a smart TV. Lounge on the comfortable couch and listen to music on the surround-sound speaker system or hangout on the outside deck.
The luxurious touches don’t stop at the common spaces. The two bedrooms are furnished with luxurious mattresses from the Airbnb hosts’ very own mattress brand. The queen-size bed and two twin beds are made up with Italian sheets, and European goose down duvets and pillows. On top of all the luxuries provided within the condo, guests can also enjoy access to its pool with mountain views.
This listing is an Airbnb Plus, so the hosts have gone above and beyond to ensure that you get the best possible rental in Sun Valley. Seeing the amount of detail and craftsmanship they have put into this place makes it apparent that they are really setting the bar high for Airbnb Plus standards.
Mountain Modern Getaway
Few condominiums provide the amount of luxury that this condo rental in Sun Valley has to offer. Located within the premier Wildflower Condominiums, this recently renovated rental includes access to the Sun Valley pools, hot tubs, and gym.
Six guests can comfortably sleep in the three bedrooms, each of which has its own bathroom and balcony, providing ultimate privacy for guests. The high vaulted ceilings of the living room and kitchen give the common area a spacious feel. A funky touch to the living room is the black stone fireplace that takes up the entirety of one wall.
Those who enjoy high-end cookware will love the newly installed Bosch appliances in the minimalistic kitchen. Other amenities include a TV, WiFi, free parking on the premises, and a washer and dryer.
Family Friendly Sun Valley Rental
With space for the whole family, this cabin rental in Sun Valley is a great option for larger groups hoping to get the most out of their visit to the area. You can find this condo just steps from rivers and hiking and mountain biking trails near the base of Mount Baldy, just outside of Ketchum proper.
Equipped with a queen-size bed, two twin beds, and a sofa bed, this condo is the perfect fit for a family or larger group. An amenity that gives this place a true mountain-town feel is the wood-burning stove located in the corner of the living room.
The rental is furnished with families in mind, so the host provides some additional amenities like a high chair, crib, and even a travel crib, making it appealing for guests with small children.
Luxurious Ketchum Condo
Our final listing and certainly one of the best Airbnbs in Ketchum is this stunning three-bedroom condo. Located just a short walk into downtown and close to biking and hiking trails, this plush rental offers guests a deluxe vacation experience with its convenient location and plug-and-play space.
If you are hoping for some room in your rental, the 1,400 square feet of this condo have you covered and can accommodate up to six guests, making it an ideal rental for larger groups and families. Take your pick of the three bedrooms furnished with a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, and two single beds.
The kitchen has all you need to craft delicious meals that can be enjoyed at the large dining room table or outside on the spacious private deck. Amenities include an indoor fireplace, WiFi, free parking, and so much more.
We hope that by reading this list, you will be able to find the perfect rental in Sun Valley to fit your needs. Whether you are staying for a quick weekend getaway or planning an extended vacation, there is a Sun Valley Airbnb waiting for you to enjoy.