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Reunite the Family in Sun Valley

Leave the stressful family reunions behind and let Natural Retreats 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 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.

Inspired To Play
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.

Summer Events in Sun Valley

01

Days of the Old West: July 4-7th

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

02

Sun Valley Arts Festival

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

03

Summer Symphony

All summer, the Sun Valley Pavillion hosts free concerts, featuring world-renown orchestras and Branford Marsalis.

04

Rebecca'a Private Idaho

Ride 100 miles with mountain bike endurance champion Rebecca Rusch while supporting charities like the Wood River Bike Coalition, People for Bikes, and World Bicycle Relief.

Great Retreats that Sleep the Whole Family

400 North Hulen Way
Nestled on the Big Wood River with out-the-door fishing, hiking and biking this spacious home has plenty of room for entertaining the whole family.
Sleeps 16

Sagewillow Road
This elegant home offers expansive southern views or the hillsides and mountains from each spacious room. Featuring vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, and plenty of space for entertaining this home is perfect for large groups or families.
Sleep 12

River Rock Lodge
A home fit for Hollywood royalty (and a family of 10), this 7,600sq ft. custom-built home surrounded by Aspens and mountain views offers luxury amenities including floor-to-ceiling fireplace, multiple expansive decks, wet bar, and a well-stocked chef's kitchen.
Sleeps 10

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