Big Cozy Heated Tree House in Unbeatable Location


Amidst the hustle-bustle fancy resort town, Ketchum is actually just a sweet little town. And in here, too, you can find a modest budget accommodation that will serve what you need.

The cozy treehouse owned by Jim and Karin is located in a quiet neighborhood, yet central downtown. It is just walking distance from everything and is really affordable. Jim and Karin provide two treehouses with a shared kitchen under the decks, bathroom, and yard. The house itself is clean and cozy, and it smells of fresh pine. Unfortunately, the houses are not handicap accessible.


The bedroom offers sleep for three. There are double-sized beds and also twin bunks. The beds are comfy and warm, with flannel sheets on top. Extra pillows and blankets are available as well. Guests can also watch TV from the bed, and the host provides a DVD player with a good selection of movies.


The bathroom is in another building, and it is shared with other guests. It may be a concern if you are prone to nighttime bathroom visits, but only 20 steps walk from the house. If you are looking for a little adventure, a zip line can be accessed right from the decks to the heated bathroom. Absolutely a whole nother level of experience of going to the shower! Plus, the amenities are complete, so you will have nothing to worry about.


The houses are not that big, but they are well-lit and equipped with blinds for privacy. It is actually a bit rougher here than staying in a hotel because this space is more on the camping vibe as you have to share the kitchen, which is situated under the deck. There is a Coleman gas stove, a toaster oven, french press, coffee, and tea in the kitchen. The fridge and the small couch are upstairs in the house. Wi-Fi is available throughout the listing.

The other things guests have to share are the sink and dishes in the garage. Basically, all amenities are outside, so you might need to go back and forth from the house. The washer and dryer are also in the garage and can be used for a fee.


If you are up for an adventure, this space is really a gem. In summer, the host provides loaner bikes for cruising town. There is a good selection of both skate and classic Nordic equipment you are welcome to use in winter. Because this accommodation is in the heart of Ketchum, it is just a walking distance from everything, including the free mountain rides bus that commutes between Halley/Ketchum/Sun Valley.

Restaurants and pubs are also within reach. Lefty’s Bar is just 1.5 blocks away and is a great deal, real fun inside and outside, and has the cheapest tap beer in town. For serious golfers, Trail Creek and Elkhorn are nearby but a bit pricey. For hiking, you may need to check out Sawtooths. Moreover, there are hot springs nearby, and you will love going to the river to take a dip.

Back in the house, there are trampoline and mini basketball hoops. The zip line is also something you can not miss. This space allows you to bring your pet with a prepaid $30 for one dog cleaning fee for dogs’ parents.

The treehouse by Jim and Karin is perfect for solo travelers, couples, or small groups who want to have the option to chill at home and recharge as well as walk downtown for a nice dinner out and an adventurous staycation. Located in the heart of Ketchum, it is really affordable and suits for budget-minded travelers.

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