Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 11)
About Richard Lomas
Originally purchased in 1997, our family continues to enjoy visiting the Wood River Valley for holidays, get together, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and more. We're very excited to be able to share our wonderfully unique home with visitors!
Richard Lomas purchased this House in 1997
Why Richard Lomas chose Ketchum
Our family has been visiting Sun Valley since the 1960's as there's just nothing else like it. The combination of small town charm along with world class amenities and superb skiing make Ketchum & Sun Valley unbeatable! In terms of our property in particular...Simply put, there's nothing else like our house in the Ketchum area. It's a made by hand French styled chateau/cottage with tremendous craftsmanship throughout. Beautiful natural woods & stones adorn the inside and out.
What makes this House unique
Being so close to town as well as having 2 structures on the property allows all visitors to enjoy time together as well as maintaining multiple daily itineraries. People can walk to and from town and the adjacent outdoor activities all throughout the day as they see fit. Additionally, our home in particular is unique with its French inspiration and superb level of hand craftsmanship. West Ketchum truly is the best of both worlds. We have full outdoor enjoyment areas yet are walking distance to Main Street. It's a real treat!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Prior approval required- Email Richard Please
Minimum age of primary renter:27
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The property has a beautiful setting with a lovely comfortable interior. It was a bit smaller than anticipated. It sleeps 8 easily, but the other 3 beds are only good for very young children. There's a very nice walk right to the river which we really enjoyed.
Thank you for coming to stay with us Melanie. It was a pleasure to meet Caren also. Cheers!
Clean, comfortable and charming
This house is a perfect retreat in Ketchum and has everything you can possibly think of including a heated driveway so you dont have to shovel in the winter! The hot tub is a great place to end hour long skiing days and the beds are comfy. Richard is amazing to work with! I highly recommend.
Thanks so much Sara! We loved having you and your family stay and really appreciate the kind words about the house. I hope you'll come back again! -Richard
This charming home is very nicely furnished with a full kitchen of accessories. It is clean!!
We recently rented this charming home in Ketchum and were very pleased. It is clean, nicely furnished, pretty yard for relaxing, close walk to town, quiet, and the hot tub is clean and ready for use. There are two floors for separate areas that provide privacy and very large bathrooms upstairs and master bath downstairs. Richard is available for questions and courteous in replying to your needs. The home has everything you would need, including towels, sheets, dishes, glasses, and silverware, pots, pans, and a kitchen to easily cook whatever you wish. The lighting is nice too, windows provide a very pleasant view of back yard, with flowers and sitting area. I would recommend this charming home to use on your trip to Ketchum/Sun Valley!
Thank you so much for staying with us Lawrence. We hope we'll have the pleasure of hosting your family again in the future. --Richard
A Home Away From Home
This is truly a remarkable home! Everything was so well appointed and we wanted for nothing. The beds were comfortable and the sheets were luxurious. There were plenty of towels as well. The kids had so much fun exploring all the secret closets as if they were Harry Potter. We enjoyed the hot tub and outdoor shower. The gardens and fountain are so tranquil, we spent time listening to all the birds. One evening we even saw a deer walking by the adjacent driveway. Richard was an excellent host, always quick to respond. We are definitely planning on staying again in the future.
Such wonderfully kind words, thank you Hilary! We'll be very excited to host your family again anytime! Cheers -Richard
Beautiful homey oasis in paradise
I'm not sure what we fell in love with first, the absolute tranquility of the location not far from the river, or its inherent convenience just a short walk from town? But fall in love we did. The place was idea for our party, two families of four adults and four teens. The apartment suite above the garage was a great getaway for one set of adults and a child, while the rest of us took over the house. Everything worked as advertised, and best of all Richard was exceedingly responsive to all questions not just before we rented the house but also during our week on the premises. You never felt like you were imposing, and he even FedEx'd over a dongle to make the excellent living room stereo system compatible with new iPhones. But in truth, there actually was one thing that does linger as a favorite memory: sitting on the chaise lounge on the back patio and watching as all manner of resplendent birds would alight on the large stone fountain to drink and even clean their feathers. It was positively mesmerizing, and the very definition of being on vacation and away from the vagaries of work. A true oasis.
Marco, thank you so much for the wonderful words about the house and your stay there. You guys were unbelievable guests and we really hope we can host you again in the future! -Richard
Perfect home for a perfect trip!
We rented the home for a family Birthday trip. There were 8 of us (all adults) in the home, and we couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate -- and ski! The house was exactly as described and has all the amenities -- especially in the kitchen -- that you would expect in a high end rental. The house is roomy, comfortable and extremely well appointed. I am an active cook who has rented several homes over the years, and this is by far the best equipped kitchen of any rental I've experienced. We can only imagine how beautiful this home is in the summer, when there is full access to the back patio, the yard and the immediate surroundings. Lastly, the owner, Richard, was extremely responsive to every question/request, and clearly wanted to ensure that our experience was flawless. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. Thanks again, Richard!!
Bruce - I can't thank you enough for the very kind words about our home and your stay with us. We loved having your family as guests and hope you'll come back and stay with us again some time! Cheers -Richard
Just 1/4 mile behind the house is wonderful fly fishing in the Big Wood River. A trail head that's 100 yards from our driveway leads right to the river.
Additionally, there is a magnificent public tennis court (2 courts) just a few hundred yards from the house.