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Discover Sun Valley in Comfort at Limelight Hotel

Last updated September 01, 2022 by Totally Boise

The Treasure Valley is a mere 2.5-hour drive from the beautiful resort town of Sun Valley, packed with award-winning restaurants, gorgeous galleries, and impressive mountains for you to bike, hike, and fish. What are you waiting for? Fall is the perfect time for you to take that weekend trip you've been talking about all year.

We loved our own stay at the Limelight Hotel in downtown Ketchum; in addition to amazing (dog-friendly) rooms of all sizes, the hotel also has an in-house bar and restaurant, live music, an outdoor pool and hottub adjacent to a large patio with fire pits for cool autumn days.

What’s better, the Limelight has perfect proximity to all the downtown happenings and gorgeous views! There are tons of fall events in Ketchum that are the perfect excuse to get out of town and take in all Ketchum has to offer.

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Hit the Slopes in Style!

Bald Mountain opens each year on Thanksgiving Day, no matter what, thanks to its iconic snow-making abilities, so winter is coming earlier than you think!

Lift tickets can be purchased online for a discount or at the walk-up window, as well as a variety of season passes, including with partners Mountain Collective and Ikon. After a long day on the slopes, enjoy Limelight’s hot tub or happening après scene, complete with happy hour specials and live music.

The Limelight Hotel is situated mere blocks from the River Run side of Bald Mountain, making it a breeze to get from your hotel room onto the mountain in moments.

Fancy heli-skiing? Or maybe you’re more into cross-country skiing and ice skating. Whatever snowy adventure calls to you, the Limelight Hotel can get you there.

The Sun Valley Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music

There are several venues to find live music in Ketchum and the surrounding area. Directly across the street from the Limelight is The Argyros Performing Arts Center, which will have a range of concerts this fall including:

The annual Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival will take place from October 12–16 and will feature twenty bands playing a variety of vintage jazz, swing, big band, and more! Five-day passes are $265 with no day passes available.

Being a cultural hotspot, Sun Valley sees many touring musical artists, some of whom you can catch live in the Limelight Hotel Lounge from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
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Get Cultured at The Limelight

If plays and films are more your vibe, check out the 33rd annual Magic Lantern Fall Film Festival, starting September 16 through October 7 and featuring a curated assortment of films.

From September 22 through October 6, you can catch The Liberty Theater Company’s presentation of the hit musical The Last Five Years at The Argyros; tickets are $35 for general admission.

For a smaller production, take in Pass Over at the nonprofit theater company The Spot. The production takes place in October with dates still to come.

The Limelight Hotel itself houses many pieces of fine art, all of which are on display around the lobby, restaurant, bar, and Convention Gallery Space.
Fine Art

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Limelight Hotel: Your Passport to an Adventure-Filled Getaway

Sun Valley is practically synonymous with being active outdoors, so bring your tennis shoes and your competitive spirit for these fall events!

On October 18, join the Boulder Mountain Bike Tour to celebrate the closing day of Galena Lodge for the season by riding from a meeting point in town all the way up to the lodge. There will be lunch, drinks, merch specials and live music awaiting participants at Galena!

The annual Baldy Hill Climb is an excellent way to take in some views of Ketchum from atop famous Bald Mountain, but is not for the weak of heart (or legs)! This year’s race to the top of the 3,140-foot (1.86-mile) mountain takes place September 24th. The whole family is welcome, as kiddos 11 and younger can compete in the Kinderclimb, which is just a 300 vertical-feet course.

Looking for more adventures? The Limelight Hotel offers a variety of skiing, snowboarding, snow machines, and other thrilling cold weather activities. View what’s possible here,
Sun Valley Snow Adventures

The Fun Never Stops with the Limelight Hotel

If those other events don’t suit your fancy, there’s plenty more happening this fall in Sun Valley! The Limelight Hotel is superiorly situated to put you in the center of all the action. In town or on the mountain, the Limelight is a must-book stay while exploring the Sun Valley area.
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Ready to hit the road? We'll see you there. The Limelight is open for reservations all year-round, and is the perfect weekend getaway from the Treasure Valley. Check out their availability and other news from the Limelight Hotel at these channels.
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