The Destination

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Sun Valley & Ketchum

Nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of Idaho are the iconic mountain resort towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho.  Sun Valley holds the distinction of being the first ski resort in the United States.  The thriving town of Ketchum anchors the community and serves as the focal point for dining, shopping, and entertainment.   Sun Valley/Ketchum may have their roots in winter, but a visit during the warmer months will have you understand why the locals say “People come for the snow, but they stay for the summers.”  This alpine haven features world-class streams, endless backcountry to explore, hiking for all levels (against the backdrop of blooming wildflowers), and plenty of clean mountain air.

Lodging & Getting Around

Limelight Hotel, Ketchum
SVWF  Special Lodging Rate

The Limelight Hotel is the official lodging partner of the Sun Valley Wellness Festival and serves as the Festival hub.   Book your lodging for the Festival for a special group rateOnce in Sun Valley/Ketchum, you won’t need a vehicle. You can easily walk or take the free and frequent Mountain Rides bus, which runs through Sun Valley, Ketchum, and the Wood River Valley: Mountain Rides. Should you wish to rent a car, you can do so at the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey. 

Discover current flights and transportation into and around the area to help you plan your SVWF experience.

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Festival Venues & Locations

The Argyros Performing Art Center, the Limelight Hotel, The Sun Valley Culinary Institute, and the Festival Meadows are in many ways the pulse of our community.  The Argyros will be used for featured and key speakers. The Limelight will accommodate SVWF speakers and visiting attendees. , The Sun Valley Culinary Institute will feature cooking demonstrations and presentations. Festival Meadows hosts the SVWF Experience Park with vendors lining the perimeter, movement classes in the center, and music throughout.