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Smiley Creek Lodge

16546 Highway 75, Ketchum, ID 83340
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Smiley Creek Lodge
Ranked #6 of 12 hotels in Ketchum
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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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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
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Idaho Spud
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

Simple but comfy accommodations; the rooms are always spotless. Handy little convenience store and good cheeseburgers at the cafe. Seems like an all around well-run place.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

We kind of stumbled onto the Smiley Creek Lodge - the big wooden bear outside summoned us in - and the snowmobiles out front were alluring. The place was really rustic, down-to-earth, and authentic, very memorable and unique compared to most establishments in the Ketchum-Sun Valley area. The service was great, and the location alone was worth coming here for... More

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

This place is REALLY rustic. And when you can stay at a brand new Hampton Inn for $89 a night, why stay here. The woman in the restuarant was very rude and didn't really seem like she wanted outsiders there. Then she served us cold coffee. Not recommended.

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

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