Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Winterfest Ocean CityThere’s nothing in the world like a Sun Valley, Idaho vacation. If you’re planning a trip there this winter, you’re in for a treat. There are plenty of exciting events you can participate in, and you won’t want to miss a second of the action.

Winter Concert Series

This year, as a part of Sun Valley’s Winter Concert Series, you’ll be excited to know that Guy Davis will be on-site for a night of acoustic blues. At his very core, Guy is an artist who will delight you with his musicianship, and you’re in for a concert unlike any other on Friday night, December 12, 2014.

New Year’s Eve

For the fourth year in a row, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will be presenting its New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash. The party takes place at River Run Lodge in Ketchum, and it features DJ Shark along with an hour of free champagne. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of 2015!

Sun Valley Nordic Festival

If you’ve spent any time skiing in Sun Valley, you know it’s famous for its incredible powder. The Sun Valley Nordic Festival is filled with fun activities, including races, Nordic ski clinics and other unbelievable events. It’s no wonder Sun Valley is called Nordic Town USA.

If you haven’t made your reservations for a vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho, don’t wait! Contact us today.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 17 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Park City SkiingOne of the best things about going on vacation is shopping for souvenirs to bring back home. Whether you’re looking for items to help you remember your amazing vacation, or you want to find unique pieces to give to family and friends, Sun Valley, Idaho has plenty to choose from.

Jewelry

One thing is for sure – you can’t go wrong with a gift of jewelry. Sun Valley Signatures & Gift Shop offers a wide variety of jewelry by well-known designers as well as local artisans.

Chocolate

Visiting the Sun Valley Chocolate Foundry is an incredible experience all its own. This old-fashioned candy shop features sweet treats that are made in-house by chocolate and candy experts. That makes your time spent there even more special. Make sure you snag some goodies for everyone back home.

Ski Wear

You wouldn’t consider visiting a popular ski town without taking a peek at the ski wear they have to offer. The Brass Ranch certainly delivers, and this quaint mountain shop is so inviting, you may want to pull up a seat and relax a while.

Shopping is just one part of the fun of visiting Sun Valley, Idaho. If you’ve never visited, there’s never been a better time than now. We’re standing by, ready to make your reservations for your next luxury vacation. For more information, please contact us today.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 16 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Town of Breckenridge, CO with mountains in distance.Colorado might have had a lovely, warm summer, but if you take a look at the recent weather forecasts, it’s possible that they’re going to be welcoming the snow a little sooner than expected. However, if you’re planning a vacation in Vail, Colorado, you’re probably eagerly anticipating spending some time enjoying the fresh powder.

Vail, Colorado is beautiful this time of year, with or without snow. If you’re looking for the perfect fall getaway, there are plenty of things to do in this quaint ski town.

Lionshead Wine, Spirits and Chocolate Festival

This festival is one you won’t want to miss when you’re visiting Vail. It takes place on September 26-27, and it features some of the area’s best wine. Of course, it gets even better when you pair it with delectable chocolate desserts.

Farmer’s Market & Art Festival

While you’re in Vail, you’ll want to check out the Farmer’s Market & Art Festival for the best in local produce and artisan crafts. This festival takes place every Sunday through the beginning of October, and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get a taste of the area’s culture.

The warmer weather won’t hold out for long, especially if you’re planning a Colorado vacation. Are you ready to make your reservations? If so, we have just the rental properties you’re looking for. Please contact us today.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

skiingThere’s nothing like a vacation spent in the luxurious area of Sun Valley, Idaho. However, as with any other location, usually only the locals know about the best activities in Sun Valley. Fortunately, we have a list for you that can help you get the most fun possible from your Idaho vacation.

Throw a Pot

Boulder Mountain Clayworks is a studio that offers more than just a great view of the mountains. You can participate in the local clay arts culture with classes for all ages. You might even get to meet an expert and get some top-notch advice on your clay project.

Ride a Horse

The Galena Stage Stop Corrals is a must-see local attraction, whether you’re visiting Sun Valley with your significant other, or you’re there as a family. You’ll feel just like a cowboy taking a stroll through the old west. They also offer wagon rides that will really take you on a trip back in time.

Have a Water Adventure

There’s a reason why Sawtooth Adventure Company is lauded as Sun Valley’s most sought-after experience. You’ll soar down Salmon River, enjoying all of the twists and turns during every second of your journey. Don’t miss this wild ride!

If you haven’t made your reservations for your Sun Valley, Idaho vacation, we would love to talk with you. Please contact us today!




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 11 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Image of: ski resort in Colorado.With beautiful, undeveloped land and a variety of perfect ski runs, Sun Valley welcomes first-timers and avid skiers alike. Here are some tips to get the most out of a Galena Summit skiing vacation:

  • Go early for fresh powder. Sun Valley locals love morning runs, so you have to go very early for untouched snow. On the other hand, you won’t see many lines throughout the day.
  • Hiring a guide. Make the most of your skiing experience with a local guide. Not only will they help with ski tips, but in Sun Valley you really need someone with knowledge of the local runs and current conditions.
  • Taking it easy. For a casual, relaxing ski run and great food and drinks afterward, head to Seattle Ridge and plan on going to the lodge there for grub.
  • Up for a challenge? Advanced skiers will relish the chance to run Warm Springs on Bald Mountain. This two-mile downhill may just be the fastest, most exhilarating ski run in the country.
  • Spring skiing. If you’re skiing Sun Valley near the end of the season, be sure to use a wide, all-mountain ski to accommodate a variety of possible conditions on different runs.

Check out our listings for Sun Valley rental homes and ski lodges on iTrip.net and get ready to fall in love with skiing Idaho.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 10 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Pigeon Forge Vacation Rental The turning of the leaves marks the perfect opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty around us. Here are some exciting destinations for fall leaf viewing you must add to your to-do list!

British Columbia

Drive or fly into British Columbia and enjoy a scenic drive of less than two hours from Vancouver to Whistler, a resort lodge town north of the city.  The area features the most brilliant fall colors and breathtaking mountains in the background, with hiking and driving options.

Delaware

Delaware makes an ideal fall vacation destination with scenic fall leaf viewing in the Brandywine Valley. Take in the autumn leaves without encountering the much colder weather of the northeast and lodge up in Rehoboth Beach or other seaside resort towns.

Missouri

In the world-famous entertainment destination of Branson, Missouri, foliage steals the show every fall. Enjoy easy access to the Ozark foliage and then rest up in Branson where you can live music, amusement parks.

Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains feature brilliant fall foliage with excellent road trips, boating, and hiking. Mountain resort towns include Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge, nestled into the Smokies with rustic lodges and luxurious rental homes.

Plan your fall vacation with iTrip.net and enjoy a trip through the season’s best!




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

skiingIt’s been an incredible summer in Whistler, British Columbia, filled with plenty of events and festivals. However, if you’re planning a Whistler vacation in the near future, you’ll want to take advantage of the snow that will soon be falling. Winter activities are the best, and Whistler has a way of making them even better.

Serious Adventure

Backcountry Ski Tours allow you to experience Whistler and all it has to offer the expert skier. However, this trek is not for the faint of heart. You’ll hike up the mountain in one of the most beautiful parts of British Columbia before choosing your path to the bottom.

Dog Sledding

Maybe dog sledding is something you’ve only read about in books or seen on television. Now you can experience it first-hand when you embark on a Whistler dog sledding ride. This is truly the most unique way to enjoy the beauty of the mountains.

Winter Ziplining

Whoever said taking a ride on a zipline was only for the warm weather has obviously never done it in Whistler during the winter. The good news is, you don’t need any ziplining experience to take part in this activity, and this is actually the best place to experience your very first flight.

Are you ready to make your reservations for a luxury Whistler vacation? If so, please contact us today!




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 8 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

wearsA vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado always promises a great time. If you’re planning on taking a trip there soon, you’ll want to be aware of the wide variety of events that are coming up. Trust us; you won’t want to miss any of them.

The Breckenridge Film Festival

The Breckenridge Film Festival will be celebrating its 34th year this year, and it always delivers the best in independent film entertainment. The Rocky Mountains offers the perfect backdrop for one of the most highly anticipated events in the area.

The Quandary Antiques Cabin

If you have experience as a ceramics artist, you won’t want to miss the Open Studio at the Quandary Antiques Cabin. This event will give you the chance to create a Breckenridge souvenir that’s unlike anything you could find in one of the local shops. Instruction is limited, and the event takes place on September 27, 2014.

Fencing at Breckenridge Recreation Center

If you’d like to do something really memorable on your vacation that you might not ever get the chance to do again, why not drop in on a beginner’s fencing class? This classic sport has made a comeback in Breckenridge, and it’s truly a remarkable vacation experience.

If you’re thinking of planning a vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado, we’d love to help you get started! Contact us today to make your reservations.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 5 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

wearsThe Sun Valley Area caters both to those who enjoy outdoor activities as well as to those who crave the excitement and fun of a thriving nightlife. There are many things to do here, year-round. If you are thinking about visiting the area, consider these upcoming activities:

  • The Wood River Valley Studio Tour
    From September 27th to the 28th, 55 artists from the Sun Valley area will open their studios to the public for the Wood River Valley Studio Tour. The tour is for showcasing all the artwork of the Wood River Valley’s creative community. It allows art lovers to interact with artists and to gain insight into the artist’s life.
  • The Trailing of the Sheep Festival
    This festival starts on October 9th and runs until the 12th. It celebrates the culture and history of the sheep herders and ranchers of the Wood River Valley and seeks to preserve their heritage. Events will be held in Hailey and Ketchum among other locations.
  • The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree
    The jamboree will run from the 15th of October until the 19th. This year the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree features 40 bands over five days and will draw in visitors from all over the country to celebrate jazz. In this its 25th year, concertgoers will be able to see the likes of the Barnhart-Midiri Quartet and Blue Renditions.




Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On September - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Image of: ski resort in Colorado.The American love affair with resort towns started in scenic Sun Valley, Idaho, and this scenic mountain town still offers some of the best sights and activities in the country. Sun Valley is a land of rugged, western frontier turned into an idyllic vacation destination—a place where families and celebrities alike come to enjoy peaceful, outdoor beauty.

In addition to premier skiing and snowboarding in the colder months, your Sun Valley, Idaho vacation options include year-round activities like hiking, spa retreats and world-class art experiences. Our listings include homes and condos as well as rustic cabins, luxurious ski chalets, and other unique properties that create the signature Sun Valley experience.

Vacation Ideas for Sun Valley

The tranquil surroundings of Sun Valley help you escape to a relaxing week nestled in the mountains, or an active trip filled with exercise and extreme sports.

Outdoor activities in Sun Valley include:

  • Nordic skiing and snowboarding
  • Mountain climbing and hiking
  • Sleigh rides and snowshoeing
  • Golf
  • Boating and fishing
  • Horseback riding

Cultural activities include:

Sun Valley Idaho offers exciting and relaxing vacation options for couples, families, road-trippers and world-travelers. Contact iTrip.net to help find your ideal rural lodge or five-start resort property.