If you’re one of over 200 million pet owners in the U.S., planning a getaway that doesn’t include your furry family members can leave you feeling torn in two, especially if your destination is anything like Sun Valley, Idaho – a center for an abundance of outdoor activities that your four-legged buddy would probably enjoy as much or more than you do!
As pet owners ourselves, we are totally sensitive to this dilemma, which is why the Wood River Inn has officially rolled out the welcome mat to Fido and friends. Our goal is to make the Sun Valley area – traditionally regarded as a hub for extravagant ski vacations, Hollywood stars and extreme sports – more accessible to families, of which pets are becoming an increasingly important part.
And while shredding the slopes of Baldy is undoubtedly a key attraction for many visitors to the area, more and more people are coming for the incredible abundance of other outdoor adventures available even after the mountain has closed, including hiking, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, cross-country and back-country skiing. It goes without saying that pets absolutely love this, evidenced by the fact that you can’t walk half a block in Ketchum without seeing a dog trailing someone on a mountain bike.
So what does a pet-a- porter stay at the Wood River Inn include? In addition to free bikes and snowshoes for our two-legged guests, we will also be offering dog beds and dog bowls to family members of the canine persuasion, meaning all you have to do is round them up, get them in the car and drive! As Sun Valley locals can attest to, every season here is phenomenal in its own right, with miles of hiking, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, cross-country and back-country skiing available even after the mountain has closed, so we’re working to make it easier than ever to bring the entire family any time of year.
We encourage everyone to book now for the fall colors, and make sure you don’t leave your dog behind!