Natural Home Goes to Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho

Explore, eat and rejuvenate in the serene mountain towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho.

| May/June 2004

  • Photo By Laurel Kallenbach
  • Bike paths lead along the Big Wood River with views of Bald Mountain.
    Photo By Laurel Kallenbach
  • The Davies Reid Gallery is just one of Ketchum’s many art galleries. Art gallery walks take place monthly.
    Photo By Laurel Kallenbach
  • Fly-fishing is a popular Sun Valley pastime.
    Photo By Kevin Syms

Best known for the ski resort and writer Ernest Hemingway’s legacy, the mountain towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho, are remarkable for their devotion to health and an outdoorsy lifestyle. Surrounded by National Forest land with the Smoky, Pioneer, and Boulder-White Cloud Mountains as a backdrop, the community is determined to prevent overdevelopment and preserves its environment with land trusts. A favorite Hollywood getaway, Sun Valley has a reputation for wellness—witness its spas, fitness centers, and yoga studios.


Ketchum Grill
A member of the sustainable-minded Chef’s Collaborative, Scott Mason creates seasonal, mostly organic menus that are delicious and unpretentious. 520 East Avenue North, (208) 726-4660;

Akasha Organics

Don’t miss this funky organic juice bar, raw foods cafe, and kovil (temple space) where you can buy everything from “live” pizzas to didjeridus. 160 North Main Street
(208) 726-4777


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