House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
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About Carmen Pollastro
Two families own this home. The two wives have been best freinds since college. Both graduates from the University of Washington. We fell in love with this area on a Husky Winter Sports Trip, back in 1981. It wasn't hard to convince our husbands to buy a home here as they instantly fell in love with the area too. We are from the Seattle area and wish we could get over to Sun Valley and use our home more frequently. With work and kids it doesn't happen as often as we would like.
Carmen Pollastro purchased this House in 2007
Why Carmen Pollastro chose Elkhorn Twin Creeks
My best friend Cindy does not love skiing as much as I do, but loved the summer sports, particulary the horseback riding and knowing that the Olympic rider Debbie McDonald had a training arena in Hailey sealed the deal for her. Our kids love all the acitivies, from skiing, fly fishing, snow mobiling, ice skating,. With the wide array of personalities I can honestly say, 'There is literally something for everyone!'
What makes this House unique
We are at the end of a cul-de-sac and it is very quiet. There are only 4 homes on the street and we very rarely ever see anyone. It is very private and we feel like we have our own private sledding hill, snow shoeing area and cross country area. Of course there's not many places which can claim to have their own private fish pond either. Having access to the Elkhorn amenities (hot tub, pool, sauna, steam room, and tennis) is nice too! ***Please note Elkhorn DOES NOT allow flotation devises of any kind in their pool.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfectly Suited Our Needs
This accommodation was well appointed and suited the needs of our large group of adults well. Would highly recommend for anyone with similar requirements.
The house was fantastic and the stay was everything we hoped for!
Carmen's house is beautiful and slept us all comfortably. We hope to stay again in the future for our annual ski trip!
Charming Home Perfect for Big Groups
The Home was amazing, with all the immenities needed for a large group (we had 12 people). Great Family area and dining space for everyone to have fun and hang-out. Very close to town and the slopes of beautiful Sun Valley. Only a 15 min drive from the airport with very easy access from the main highway. I would highly recommend this home and Carmen was lovely and helpful with any questions we had.
Great location, clean, lots of beds
We rented this place for a family birthday party for our 70 year old dad. We were able to sleep everyone for several days and there were plenty of kitchen supplies to take care of everyone.
Great location close to Ketchum and walk a few steps out the front door to get to the paved trail system for miles of outdoor fun. Also lots of great hikes just a short drive away.
We loved the pool and tennis court access and had the place to ourselves most of the time when we went.
The few downsides- within our group we had a 1 year old and 3 year old, we had to use our corn hole board to block off the stairs, otherwise it would have been very stressful. So if you have kids, bring a gate.
Also during meal times it felt a bit cramped trying to move around from food to seating. The main dining room to living room and kitchen would be nice if it were more spacious. Esp considering it can easily sleep 15(plus they had air mattresses), but not easily seat that many for meals.
The backyard and decks weren’t that great for hanging out, but I think they are remodeling that soon, so that will improve things a lot.
Overall had a great time and would consider this place in the future.
Great for a large family!
Everyone enjoyed their stay very much. They biked, hiked, played tennis and spent time in town shopping. And, then they relaxed :) And left with great vacation memories.
Trap Range about 10 minutes away in SunValley, small bowling alley in the SunValley Lodge (need reservations during Peak Season), take a trail ride to dinner @ TrailCreek Cabin, beautiful site seeing in the Sawtooth mountain range at Red Fish Lake in the Summer, miles of snowmobiling trails out of Smiley Creek Lodge (reservations needed during Peak Season).Take the gondola up to mid-mountain to the Round House Restaurant for either lunch or dinner. And if your timing is right, a special treat are the full moon dinners @ Galena Lodge. Also, Galena has awesome cross-country ski trails and miles of trails north of Ketchum along Hwy 75, all the way up to Galena summit, ask in town at the Elephants Perch or Sun Valley Club House for trail maps. One of our family favorite, enjoy the natural hot springs at French Men's Bend.