11 Chic & Affordable Airbnb Rentals in Sun Valley, Idaho


Sun Valley, Idaho is a charming ski town nestled in the mountains about 2.5 hours from Boise. If you are thinking about visiting this iconic celebrity hotspot, but don’t want to break the bank, then we have a list of the best Sun Valley Airbnb deals for you.

Sun Valley was developed in the 1930s with the help of investors from the Union Pacific Railroad and a count from Austria. Back then, skiing was not very popular our west, but the railroad saw potential in the unspoiled slopes of Idaho and sought the advice of the count to help create an experience similar to the Alpine resorts found in Austria and Switzerland.

To help promote their new resort, the chairman of the railroad invited Ernest Hemingway to stay at the lodge. Almost immediately, Sun Valley gained a reputation of glamour and other celebrities from Hollywood like Marilyn Monroe began to flock to this small sanctuary in the mountains. Today, this legacy continues. Sun Valley still attracts many Hollywood stars, but is also popular with Olympians and even U.S. presidents. Stars like Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks have been known to vacation in Sun Valley and even the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has a house in the area.

What makes Sun Valley so attractive? Its prime location puts it right between 2 large ski mountains, Bald Mountain (often called “Baldy”) and Dollar Mountain. Baldy is often rated as one of the better skiing mountains in the world. Plus, there are 250 days of sun a year, which makes it perfect for any of your outdoor adventures.

At the heart of the resort town is a small village with several restaurants, including an Austrian-inspired bakery, some lifestyle shops, and an opera house. There is also the massive Sun Valley Lodge, which houses numerous amenities, such as a 20,000 square foot spa, swimming pool, and a fitness center. Sun Valley It is also located just a 5 minute drive away from Ketchum, Idaho, which is a quaint, 2,000 person town with extra options for shopping and restaurants along side some art galleries, making it the ideal getaway for nature and culture. Here are 12 Airbnbs in Sun Valley, Idaho that provide the best blend of quality and value.

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This top floor condo provides a breathtaking view of Baldy Ski Mountain from the outdoor deck. You also get access to the Sun Valley Resort amenities, which includes the Sun Valley Inn swimming pool, the Olympic pool, and gym. The condo itself is appointed with high quality furnishings and even includes a fireplance.

Meanwhile, the location of this rental makes it ideal – just a short 5 minute walk to Sun Valley Resort and just a 5 minute drive to Ketchum. Guest reviews all recommend the condo and speak of the warm hospitality shown by this Superhost.

What Others are Saying

Stephen said: “Very clean, functional condo that is perfect for a family. All necessities provided. Thoughtful welcome gift. Katherine proactively reached out before and throughout our trip to ensure a great stay. Condo complex is in an ideal location across from the Lodge and includes access to Sun Valley amenities. Recommend this place without hesitation.”

The charming décor of this townhouse creates the perfect atmosphere for a stay in Sun Valley. This spacious listing comes with 2 bedrooms and is part of the Snowcreek condominium complex, which has its own private hot tub and swimming pool. On top of that, guests also receive passes to the Sun Valley Resort amenities, which comes with access to Sun Valley Inn, the Olympic pool, hot tubs, and fitness center.

It is located right at the base of Dollar Ski Mountain, so you can just walk over to the Dollar Mountain Lodge and start skiing right away. Meanwhile, Sun Valley Resort and the restaurants in the village are only a 10 minute stroll away.

What Others are Saying

Ed said: “We were delighted to stay here. We literally walked about 3 minutes to get to the door of the Dollar Mountain Lodge. You are a short drive away from downtown Ketchum and the River Run area for Bald Mountain. The property is very clean. The resort came with access to the Sun Valley Lodge’s outdoor pool/hot tun, the Sun Valley Inn’s outdoor pool and gym and the community clubhouse and outdoor hot tub. These features were especially appreciated after a long day of skiing. I would absolutely stay here again, winter or summer. Excellent property. Excellent host.”

Vacationers seeking a spacious and peaceful home in Sun Valley should check out this option. It comes with 2 bedrooms and is located close to nearly everything. You can walk to Sun Valley Lodge and Dollar Mountain in about 10 to 15 minutes, while Ketchum and Baldy Mountain are only 5 to 10 minutes away by car or bus. There is also a free bus service, with a bus stop very close to the condo.

Guests also get passes to Sun Valley Inn amenities, which offers a heated pool, the fitness center, and the outdoor Olympic pool in the summer. The condo is well furnished with a recently remodeled kitchen and even comes with a washer and dryer for your convenience.

What Others are Saying

Rachel said: “We loved staying in this condo! We were within walking distance of the symphony, the lodge/village and the pools. We had plenty of space and everything we needed! We’d definitely stay again.”

This upscale, yet affordable condo has recently been renovated and features 1 bedroom, radiant heating from the floor, and a huge gourmet kitchen. It is part of the Snowcreek condo complex, which has its own private hot tub and outdoor swimming pool. From this location, you can walk to Sun Valley Resort and Dollar Mountain Lodge, while the city of Ketchum is just a 5 minute drive away.

Guest reviews all noted how clean this rental is and it even earned the “Clean and tidy” badge. It also helps that the host is a Superhost, so you can count on great service and warm hospitality during your Airbnb stay in Sun Valley.

What Others are Saying

Chelsea said: “Cute, stylish space with super comfy beds and located in a great area of Sun Valley! Everything was clean and the kitchen is totally loaded for cooking! We loved this spot!”

If you don’t need a lot of space because you’ll be out skiing or hiking the whole day anyway, but still want a clean, fully furnished studio, then check out this Airbnb option. It comes with a nice little living room, a full equipped kitchen, and a comfy queen size bed.

There is also an outdoor deck with a barbecue so you can grill up some meat to rebuild your energy levels. There is even a washer and dryer available so you can wash and re-wear your clothes and not pack so much for your trip. All of these amenities make it a great options compared to a hotel.

What Others are Saying

Teresa said: “Sandra’s place is sparkling clean. The kitchen was very well stocked with cookware and dishware, including some basic foods (i.e. ketchup and mustard) and even a cuisinart. The bed has a memory foam topper which was very comfortable. The place was very well situated for our activities at the Jazz Festival in Sun Valley. The entire place is about the size of a large hotel suite but we were busy elsewhere so it was fine for the two of us but would likely feel crowded with more than 2 people.”

Here is a great deal on a recently renovated 1 bedroom that is perfect for couples or small families. This bright and airy condo comes with a king size bed in the bedroom along with a queen size pullout sofa. There is also an outdoor deck and a fireplace to add to the coziness of your stay.

Meanwhile, the condo is located right in the heart of it all. It is only about an 8 minute walk to Sun Valley Resort and the rest of the village center, while also being within walking distance to the slopes.

What Others are Saying

Alexandra said: “This is a perfect condo to stay at! Quiet, clean, a lovely deck to enjoy, our kids crawled around in the plentiful grassy area, and everything you could need was there. And of course the location was super prime as well.”

If you are traveling with a big family or a group of friends and would like to stay together, but still enjoy some private space, then this 3 bedroom condo in the heart of Sun Valley cannot be missed. Each bedroom comes with its own bathroom and 2 of the 3 rooms come with a massive king size bed (the third room comes with 2 twin beds).

This home comes fully furnished with everything you need so you don’t even need to go out if you don’t want. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher so you and your group can prepare your meals and enjoy it in front of the fireplace or on one of the outdoor decks. There is also a washer and dryer so you don’t need to worry about packing as much clothes (and even go home with clean clothes!).

Many of the previous guests commented on how clean the condo is and this listing earned the “Clean and tidy” badge from Airbnb. And, if all of that doesn’t persuade you to take a look at this place, then maybe we should mention its location – it sits just south of the Sun Valley Village and is only about a 5 minute walk to the large resort and 10 minutes from the base of Dollar Ski Mountain.

What Others are Saying

Kari said: “If you’re looking for a large, cozy home away from home when you’re in the Wood River Valley, this is the place. There’s plenty of space to hang out together, and space for guests to retreat to when they need quiet time. It was so easy to walk to the Sun Valley Inn and Lodge to enjoy their amenities, and the walk to Ketchum took less than 10 minutes.”

Here is another recently remodeled and affordable Airbnb in Sun Valley for vacationers who are seeking 2 bedrooms and a super central location. From here, you can easily stroll to Dollar Mountain and Sun Valley Resort, while Baldy Mountain is only a 4 minute drive away. You could even walk to Ketchum, which is 1.5 miles away. You also get full access to the Sun Valley Inn swimming pool, outdoor Olympic pool, and the fitness center.

The condo itself is beautifully furnished and gives you more space than a hotel while also keeping your group together. There are 2 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, to go along with the fully updated kitchen. There is also a large outdoor deck as well as a washer and dryer. The combination of this Airbnb’s location and amenities makes it an unbeatable value for your next stay.

What Others are Saying

Michael said: “We spent five nights over Christmas. The location of the condo in the resort was outstanding. It was a 5 minute walk to the main resort area and all the amenities. We were able to use the main lodge pool and hot tub. This made us feel like we were staying there but saved a lot of money and had more space and a kitchen in the condo. Very quick responses from Nikki. Would stay again.”

This gorgeous 4 bedroom condo is one of the biggest Airbnb homes Sun Valley has to offer and is great for groups of up to 8 people. It is located right in the heart of the town, while the central village and ski slopes can both be easily reached by foot. In fact, it is only about a 3 minute walk to Sun Valley Resort, which the Superhost also provides passes for to enjoy the spa and the pool.

The interior is handsomely furnished, with the centerpiece being the “great room” where your group can gather around the fireplace after a strenuous day of outdoor activities. There is also a full-sized kitchen with all the pots and pans you need to whip up some homemade meals. Meanwhile, there is also an outdoor deck that gives you a stunning view of Dollar Mountain.

Value-wise, it actually comes out to be a good deal if you think about the cost per person along with the amenities that this condo comes with.

What Others are Saying

Marti said: “I hate writing a great review on this condo, as I’m afraid the secret will be out that this is such a fabulous find, and then we will have a hard time booking a return visit! It was perfect for us, our kids and our grandkids. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfortable, the decor was perfect “Sun Valley”, and it was literally steps from all of the Sun Valley village. Plus, the view of Dollar Mountain is beautiful. I bet it’s spectacular in the fall with the aspen color and in the winter with snow. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

If space is not a major requirement for you and you just want a clean and affordable place to stay, then take a look at this stylish studio that is within walking distance to Sun Valley Village. It’s still bigger than most hotel rooms and you get a full kitchen and bathroom along with a living room with a sofa. It is also centrally positioned and only about a 5 minute walk to Sun Valley Resort. The host also provides access to the Sun Valley amenities, which includes the Inn pool, the outdoor Olympic pool, and the fitness center.

What Others are Saying

Rick said: “Kristie’s condo is inviting, modern, comfortable, clean & a terrific location. I was able to walk just a couple hundred yards up to the quaint Sun Valley village, Olympic Pool, and pond each day. Ketchum is nearby for conveniences & outdoor recreation is literally in every direction. Kristie was very helpful and communicative, and this all made my stay in Sun Valley exceptional. I highly recommend!”

Here is another great choice for travelers who don’t need a lot of space. This modernly designed studio offers a full kitchen, bathroom, and some extra amenities like a balcony, a fireplace, and a washer and dryer. The host, who is a Superhost, also provides you with passes for the Sun Valley Resort, which is only a 5 minute walk away.

Don’t miss out on this great value that gets you right near all the major attractions of Sun Valley, but doesn’t put a dent in your wallet.

What Others are Saying

Patricia said: “Hollie’s is a beautiful environment. Comfortable bed and great porch. I highly recommend it. Five stars and more for sure. Everything you need for cooking is in the kitchen. There are plenty of fluffy towels in the bathroom. The bed is super comfortable. The floors are beautiful. The washer and dryer are terrific. It is easy walking to Sun Valley Village…very close to the music pavilion and ice rink.”