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Smiley Creek Lodge

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16546 Highway 75, Ketchum, ID 83340
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Smiley Creek Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well maintained and trimmed. Backcountry airport nearby. Restaurant and gas station part of the property. Business is remote, so prices are on the high side. Well staffed. RV sites are large, grassy green and clean. Shower house is clean. In addition to motel rooms, one can stay in a yurt of one of two teepees on site. Wifi was available... More 

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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed at the RV park with full hookups. From what we could tell all the cabins, teepees, and yurt was full each of the two nights we were onsite. Little C-store had everything we needed (except fishing worms... not their fault though), restaurant had good food at an acceptable price for the location. All staff was very friendly, the RV... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We tent camped here July 28-30 - the absence of campgrounds with showers in this region compelled us to choose Smiley Creek. Very reasonably priced for a tent site ($15/night) given the amenities - electrical outlets were available, as well as flush toilets and sinks. My only knock is the lack of designated tent sites that have some element of... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed in a Tipi at the Smiley Creek Lodge in Sawtooth City, ID. It was an experience we wanted to have and now we had it and will never do it again. At least not there. They have it posted that quiet time is 10pm. most everyone is in trailers, so 10pm stretched to 12:30am and we seemed to... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We ate dinner there and had the most outstanding food. We chose lake trout with capers, pork chops, all served with delicious apple mashed potatoes and cooked vegetables. The children's menu included entrees that come with either french fries or veggies. Our six year old's chicken strips were delicious and since she chose vegetables, she was served with raw carrots... More 

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Boise, Idaho
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Smiley Creek Lodge, would never have ventured here except my daughter has taken a job with the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery. We needed a place to stay Memorial Day Weekend so we could visit. Smiley Creek was recommended by a friend. I expected a cabin, for the price, to be like the forest service cabins. Bunk bed and futon with a... More 

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Cream Ridge, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The food was excellent, people were friendly, location superb. Especially enjoyed the milkshakes. Great stop between Redfish lake and Ketchum. We didn't spend a night so no idea of lodging.

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2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

My husband and I took our 2 grandson's up to the Stanley, ID area for the 4th of July. We drove past Stanley to Smiley Creek Lodge and ate lunch there. The food was really good, and even better were the people who work there. They were kind, friendly, very helpful and good to the kids! We ended up renting... More 

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Vista, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

For starters, the lodge is not actually in Ketchum. It's closer to Stanley, ID. It's in the Sawtooth Valley, which is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. When I made my reservation there were no cabins available, but they had a room over the main lodge, or tepees. The tepees don't have private bathrooms, so that was... More 

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Long Beach
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

If you want something different stay in a Tepee. It has a bed with a heated mattress pad. Very nice. Good breakfast at the diner. I recommend it. Cabins didn't look like much. Again go for the Tepee. Can't tell you what the lodge upstairs was like.

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Address: 16546 Highway 75, Ketchum, ID 83340
Location: United States > Idaho > Sun Valley-Ketchum > Ketchum
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Smiley Creek Lodge Ketchum, Idaho

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