Ride Sun Valley. June 26th – July 5th

Ride Sun Valley returns with activities for everyone! This years tentative dates are for June 26th – July 5th. For more information please visit http://www.ridesunvalley.com

Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament. August 20-23, 2014

For the past 37 years in a row the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial has been vital in supporting the fight to cure cancer and leukemia. This years tournament is slated for August 20-23, 2014. For more information please http://www.killebrewthompsonmemorial.com

Jimmy Robb and Friends – River Run Lodge 2:30 – 5:30pm

After a long day on the mountain, come enjoy some live music from Jimmy Robb and Friends. Performance starts at 2:30 and will run until 5:30.

Easter Brunch at the Limelight Room in the Sun Valley Inn on April 20th. For tickets please call 208.622.2135

 

The James Douglas Show @ River Run Lodge. Saturday, April, 5th from 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Head down to the River Run Lodge on Saturday, April, 5th for some Après ski entertainment. The James Douglas Show will be rocking the stage from 2:30pm – 5:30pm.

Tony Holiday Band @ Warm Springs. 2:30 – 5:30

Head down to the Base of Warm Springs Saturday, March 29th and 30th for live music from Tony Holiday Band. Show starts at 2:30 and runs until 5:30.

 

 

Tony Holiday Band @ River Run. 2:30 – 5:30

Head down to the Base of River Run Friday, March 28th for live music from Tony Holiday Band. Show starts at 2:30 and runs until 5:30.

Harry Lee & The Back Alley Blues Band. River Run on 3/22 and Warm Springs on 3/23

Come Join us Saturday the 22nd at River Run and Sunday the 23rd at Warm Springs for live music from Harry Lee & The Back Alley Blues Band. Music starts at 2:30 and runs until 5:30.

Take a walk through Sun Valley’s history

Sun Valley offers guests a new historical walking tour

Sun Valley offers guests a new historical walking tour

Did you know Groucho Marx was married in the Sun Room? Or that Ernest Hemingway penned For Whom The Bell Tolls in Suite 206? How about the fact that the Hokey Pokey was invented in The Ram? Or that one building at the resort has its foundation’s in Rome’s Coliseum? Historical tidbits such as these and many more can be discovered in Sun Valley’s new historical walking tour, “If These Walls Could Talk.”

The three part tour takes in the interior of the Sun Valley Lodge, the buildings of Sun Valley Village, and historical points of note around the resort’s grounds. Designed to help guests discover one of the most unique elements of a visit to the oldest destination ski resort in the country; its history, the tour delves into popular stories from the resort’s past, as well as revealing some lesser known ones. (The hotel was almost called Ski Haven and early guests scaled Bald Mountain in a “tank.”)

I was lucky enough to have the honor of researching and writing this tour for Sun Valley, and I hope you have as much fun walking through it as I did writing it. 

For history buffs and lovers of Sun Valley however, time is of the essence. Sun Valley Company is undertaking an extensive remodel of the Lodge, beginning in April. The building, originally constructed in 1936, is about to undergo a complete refresh; including refurbishing the guest rooms and updating the lobby, restaurant and other amenities.

So, for one more stroll the Lodge’s history before its facelift, come visit before the workmen move in later this year. Of course, the history will still be there when the new Lodge is revealed in the summer of 2015 – the Holding family, owners of the resort, have stressed that the character of the historic building will be carefully retained. But one thing that won’t be retained is the iconic Lodge Dining Room. The 78-year-old eatery is making way for a state-of-the-art, 20,000 square foot spa facility. The work begins here next month, and the room where Ginger Rogers once tap danced and David O’Selznick punched a banker to preserve the honor of Claudette Colbert will take its final bow.

Jennifer Tuohy

Pick up a copy of the self-guided walking tour at the concierge desk in Sun Valley Lodge. Or, if you can’t make it to the resort, read the tour on the blog:

Click here for Part One: The Sun Valley Lodge

Click here for Part Two: The Sun Valley Village 

Click here for Part Three: Sun Valley Resort

Last Dinner at the Roundhouse Restaurant will be on Saturday, March 22nd. The final lunch will be Sunday, March 23rd.

Come celebrate another great Winter Season with us at The Roundhouse Restaurant. The last dinner will be on Saturday the 22nd. The following day, Sunday, March 23rd will be the last lunch for the 2013/2014 Winter Season. We will re-open again in late June.