Summer in Magical Sun Valley

Discover endless outdoor adventure, a lively downtown, exciting events, and the most stunning mountain vistas.

Enchantment awaits in the summer in Sun Valley with Cuvée. Discover endless outdoor adventure, a lively downtown, exciting events, 300 days of sunshine a year, and the most stunning mountain vistas – all from the comfort of our 7-acre estate along Big Wood River – and find out for yourself what makes summer in Sun Valley so special. 

Where to Stay in Sun Valley – Villa Fleuve

A 7-acre gated villa compound nestled within the enchanting wilderness along the Big Wood River where elk and deer frequently pass. Just minutes away from the base of the famed Sun Valley Ski Resort, the #1 ski resort for the past 3 seasons (2021, 2022, 2023) as ranked by Ski Magazine, and 16 minutes away from Friedman Memorial Airport, Villa Fleuve is the ideal spot for both winter and summer in Sun Valley. 

In the winter, Villa Fleuve has its very own ice skating rink and is just minutes away from world-class ski slopes at Sun Valley Ski Resort and countless cross-country ski trails. With three separate chalets, nine bedrooms, an extensive wine room, and a 10-person theater room, it’s the perfect place to retreat for a cozy winter evening after a day of ice skating, skiing, snowmobiling, and backcountry skiing.  

In the summer, Villa Fleuve’s location along the Big Wood River makes for a breathtaking scene. Manicured landscapes are enhanced by stunning mountain views and the river itself, where you can enjoy private access and the opportunity for guided fly fishing sessions right at home. Villa Fleuve is just moments from hiking and biking trails and endless summer adventures in Sun Valley.

A Sun Valley Summer

In the summer, Villa Fleuve’s location along the Big Wood River makes for a breathtaking scene. ManicuredSun Valley picture landscapes are enhanced by stunning mountain views and the river itself, where you can enjoy private access and the opportunity for guided fly fishing sessions right at home. 

Villa Fleuve is just moments from hiking and biking trails. Want to do an outdoor adventure, enjoy a good indoor or outdoor yoga, stay fit by the indoor gym or just laze around Villa Fleuve’s private pool & hot tub? There are definitely endless summer adventures waiting for you in Sun Valley.

Fishing in Sun Valley

Fly-fishing enthusiasts, Sun Valley is your new favorite destination. Sun Valley’s average of 300 days of sunshine means the conditions are almost always pleasant and the water isn’t quite so cold when you’re wading through the river. And there’s plenty of river to explore, with an incredible amount of public access points.

With bountiful rainbow trout, Big Wood River provides miles of classic trout fishing in close proximity to Sun Valley. Of course, if you’re staying at Villa Fleuve, you’re right on its bank. Warm Springs Creek, a tributary of Big Wood River right outside of Ketchum, also offers stocked (and wild) rainbow trout – and just because it’s a small creek doesn’t mean you won’t be surprised by the excessive size of your catch.

For even more adventure, head outside of town to the Lost River System, where time spent wading through the bends of the twisting river in the solitude of the high desert is rewarded by views of the Pioneer Mountains and fish exceeding 20 inches. Or cast a line for rainbow and brown trout with abundant wildlife for company (think raptors, moose, deer, and elk) in Silver Creek. An hour from town at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains, venture to Salmon River. In addition to huge bull trout that can reach nearly 30 inches, summer in Sun Valley brings chinook salmon to Salmon River (and steelhead in the spring) – quite the prize for any angler in the Rockies.

Golf in Sun Valley

In Sun Valley, world-class golf combines with incredible views for an elevated experience. Begin with Trail Creek, an 18-hole championship course designed by esteemed designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr. With almost 7,000 yards of play, it is Sun Valley’s signature course. The challenging alpine course crosses over Trail Creek multiple times and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

For a mountain links-style challenge, White Clouds features nine holes, 3,600 yards of play, and unparalleled panoramic views of the Wood River Valley. A challenging round of play is enhanced by views of Bald Mountain, Dollar Mountain, the Pioneer Mountains, Angel’s Perch, Devil’s Bedstead, and even Ernest Hemingway’s home for a unique experience in the clouds. 

Or venture to Elkhorn Golf Club to test your skills on one of the most challenging courses in Idaho. Designed as a collaboration between Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior, the course features a hilly front nine, a back nine riddled with water hazards, and stunning vistas from the Elkhorn hillsides to White Clouds.

Hiking & Biking in Sun Valley

In the summer, the mountains and valleys in Sun Valley are proudly displaying their greenery and waiting to be discovered. One of the best ways to experience the peace and beauty of nature is by hiking or biking. And there is no shortage of trails to explore. With 400 miles of singletrack and 30 miles of paved trails, every hiker and biker from beginner to expert can discover some of the most scenic trails in the country. 

If you’re a mountain biking enthusiast, Bald Mountain is something to behold. With the longest purpose-built downhill trail in the country and over 3,100 vertical feet of lift-accessed mountain biking, a thrilling race down the mountain is not to be missed. If you’re hiking, allow the lifts to whisk you to the top of Bald Mountain and soak in stunning views of the valley as you hike down, or do the opposite and challenge yourself with a vertical ascent followed by a leisurely ride to the bottom. 

For a more relaxing ride or walk, explore the 30 miles of paved trails meandering through town along the Wood River Trail. Or leisurely bike through the White Clouds trail network, which winds around the golf course. Access the trail just outside of Sun Valley Village, and enjoy incredible views of the mountains.

Horseback Riding in Sun Valley

Summer in Sun Valley is the best time to explore the mountains and valleys on horseback. At Sun Valley Stables, family fun awaits with trail rides and wagon rides through scenic surroundings. Whether it’s your first time on a horse or you’re an experienced rider, you’ll appreciate being escorted through the countryside with stunning mountain vistas at every turn.

On & In the Water in Sun Valley

From pristine high alpine lakes to Big Wood River’s popular swimming holes, there are plenty of ways to cool off during a Sun Valley summer. Rent a paddleboat or kayak to explore Sun Valley Lake, then hang onshore and get into a game of beach volleyball or horseshoes.  

If you love paddleboarding amidst spectacular scenery, head to Redfish Lake, Alturas, Pettit Lake, or the warm water of Magic Reservoir. Or take a tube down the Big Wood or Salmon River. From a relaxing, scenic float to a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure, there are plenty of options on the river.

Discover Ketchum 

When you need a break from outdoor recreation, a stroll through Ketchum will do the trick. Endless summer sunshine invites you to visit Sun Valley’s authentic mountain town, where a vibrant art scene and lively downtown are paired with stunning mountain vistas. Discover art galleries, restaurants, and shops as you meander through town. 

Summer in Sun Valley also brings so many events to Ketchum and the surrounding area that you’ll have trouble deciding what to do. Pack a picnic and enjoy weekly free outdoor concerts in the Forest Service Park, right in town. Or experience an abundance of other summer festivals in Sun Valley, such as concerts at the outdoor amphitheater at Bald Mountain, the Ride Sun Valley bike festival, the Northern Rockies Music Festival, and the Sun Valley Center Wine Auction.

Summer in Sun Valley with Cuvée

In the summer, Villa Fleuve’s location along the Big Wood River makes for a breathtaking scene. ManicuredSun Valley picture landscapes are enhanced by stunning mountain views and the river itself, where you can enjoy private access and the opportunity for guided fly fishing sessions right at home. 

Villa Fleuve is just moments from hiking and biking trails. Want to do an outdoor adventure, enjoy a good indoor or outdoor yoga, stay fit by the indoor gym or just laze around Villa Fleuve’s private pool & hot tub? There are definitely endless summer adventures waiting for you in Sun Valley.

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