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Reunite the Family in Sun Valley

Take an unforgettable family vacation suited for every generation, and leave the stress behind.

Why gather your gang at home—where cramped sleeping arrangements and the pressure to entertain overtake the joy of being together—when you could all escape to an incredible family reunion in a luxury vacation home?

Leave the stressful family reunions behind and let our Xplore Team plan a perfect vacation for your family in beautiful Sun Valley, where infectious cheeriness and sunshine will help you create great new memories. Whether it’s Grandpa showing Junior how to tie the perfect fly or Mom taking the helm at Redfish Lake, Sun Valley has all the fun you need to ensure that your 2016 family reunion is one that will be remembered for generations.

From recommending family friendly restaurants to matching your group with the best home, our Xplore Team will take care of every detail. All you have to do is enjoy quality time with those you love most.

Play together in Sun Valley
Having the Xplore team by your side means you can spend less time organizing your vacation and more time enjoying it. We know that each and every member of your crew has their own idea of fun, so let us curate an experience that is tailored to the needs of your own very special family. Our Xplore team recommends:

Fly Fishing
Hook some trout at Silver Creek, The Big Wood, The Big Lost, The Little Wood, or Copper Basin - home to loads of rainbows, browns, brooks, and cutthroats. For salmon and steelhead, the headwaters of the Salmon River are just an hour’s drive to the north.

Bike Rides
The Sun Valley vibe is all about enjoying nature and the community – and peddling around town or through stunning scenery is one of the best ways to do just that. Race on two wheels down Bald Mountain, which is lift-accessible, or explore the town of Ketchum on a leisurely ride along its bike-friendly roads. Pack a picnic for an al fresco mountain lunch.

Horseback Riding
Pretend you’re in one of Grandpa’s old Westerns while riding on horseback with beautiful Sun Valley as the backdrop. See why Sun Valley is permeated by a rich history of horsemanship, and ride into the beautiful Challis National Forest or the trails of Dollar Mountain. There are a variety of experiences from which to choose, like guided 1-hour rides or dinner rides to backcountry camps.

Appreciate a National Monument
Revisit the past at Craters of the Moon, a National Preserve site where lava flowed thousands of years ago and created a truly unique landscape. This perfectly bizarre site, a 750,000 acre monument, is just over an hour away from Sun Valley. What a great way to honor the National Park Service’s centennial celebration in 2016!

And for a more detailed idea of all there is to do in the area, take a look at the Sun Valley Summer Guide, which lays out a sample 3-day itinerary for your vacation.

Summer Events in Sun Valley

01

Jazz in the Park

Every Sunday, catch some free smooth jazz at the Ketchum Rotary Park from 6:00-8:00pm

02

Days of the Old West: July 2-4

This annual 4th of July celebration has been voted Rodeo of the Year by the IMPRA Rodeo Association for 10 years running

03

Sun Valley Arts Festival

A free event honoring local artists and offering food and fun for all ages

04

Summer Symphony

All summer, the Sun Valley Pavillion hosts free concerts, featuring world-renown orchestras and even Tony Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth

Great Retreats that Sleep the Whole Family

400 North Hulen Way
Equipped with a game room, home theater, and a spacious yard for sunny summer days spent outdoors
Sleeps 16

301 Canyon Road
A beautiful home with a large outdoor pool and a 1 bedroom guesthouse for privacy
Sleeps 12

Prospector 204 & Prospector 205
Located on Warm Springs Creek and just a 5 minute walk from the ski lifts, these back-to-back condos can be booked together for families looking to stay close
Sleep 4-6 each

Big Wood Dr. 160
Sitting on over an acre of beautiful landscape and featuring a private hot tub and playground
Sleeps 14

Call us now to plan your perfect family reunion in Sun Valley!