Croney Cove

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About The Lodge

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Imagine your own home five miles within the Sawtooth National Forest, one of the largest nature preserves in the United States.

Imagine a 1500 square foot Bavarian-style chalet, complete with three fire places (including two located outdoors), heated floors, satellite TV, and antique Bavarian furniture.
You'll be able to call the Warm Springs River as your own while it flows in front of the property under a covered wooded bridge 50 feet from the front door.  
Welcome to Lisa and Michael Stoneback's Croney Cove, located on 7 unique acres surrounded by meadows and mountains. It's not uncommon to see elk grazing here.

The two-story house can accommodate four people. There is a queen size bed-sitting room suite on the upper level and a kitchen-dining-sleeping area below. Each has its own full-size bathroom.

This is your own home in the wilderness. However, it's located only a few miles from the old mining town of Ketchum with its authentic old buildings, and Sun Valley, one of the most sophisticated ski resorts in all of North America.

This is a true paradise. Croney Cove offers the benefits of a nature setting -- removed from from the bustle of everyday life yet close enough to some of the finest stores and restaurants in the West.

The Sun Valley ski area is only 8 miles away with its endless runs on famous Bald Mountain (a bit under 10,000 feet). You can snowshoe, skate-ski, and back-country tour right from the front door. On those full-moon nights, Michael will be delighted to take you on a snowshoe or ski tour.

After a "difficult" day of recreation, you can relax in your own spa--2 geothermal tubs fed by natural thermal springs bubbling out from under the mountains. Or, we'll be happy to arrange for an in-house massage, body wrap, facial, or the perfect meal for that special evening.

If you don't want to ski or skate, you can fly-fish from the front yard.

It simply doesn't get any better than this.

Not interested in winter sports? The summer's don't get any better at Croney Cove. Imagine rich blue skies, warm yet comfortable days, and cool, dry nights--an ideal vacation climate. Imagine flyfishing and grilling the rainbow trout in your own outdoor fire place.

Sun Valley in the summer is everything it is in the winter--only more so: mountain-biking, full-moon hikes, rafting on the Salmon River, mountain tours on horseback, hikes into the mountains with a llama by your side (he does all of the hauling). The number of hikes in the area are countless; they range from leisurely walks to tough ascents of 10,000 foot mountain peaks.

Of course, there is golf and tennis in nearby Ketchum as well as the world-famous Sun Valley ice shows with their Olympic performers. Go skeet shooting and boating--or spend a few nights camping in the wilderness under the guidance of experienced Alpine experts.

There is only one thing more beautiful than Sun Valley in the summer: Sun Valley in the fall, with its balmy days and glorious colors. The summer crowds will have receded by September and the skiing fanatics won't arrive until Thanksgiving. This is the time when you will hike through the mountains with hardly any "competition" (not that there really is any to begin with)--just you and your family and the majestic scenery of the Sawtooth Mountains.

House & Home This Home and Property has been featured in
  • Log Home Book
  • House and Home
  • Sun Valley Magazine
  • Photo shoot locations for:

    • L.L. Bean Christmas catalog - past five years

    • Dooney & Bourke Leathers

    • Conde Nast Travel

    • Bon Marche

    • Sports Check

    • Professional Photographers.

    Come and discover what they already know. Croney Cove is paradise.

For More Information please e-mail Lisa