I moved to Sun Valley in 1990, at the age of 27, after 5 years of living and working in San Francisco, CA. The plan was to buy a ski pass, work in a restaurant, have a great winter and head back to the City to a ‘real job’. But I was talked into staying the summer (“the summers are even better than the winters,” the locals said), and ended up spending 5 years in Sun Valley.
In 1993, I bought a Bridgepoint Condo at 401 Second Ave. So. It was about location, location, location. I loved being able to walk to town, and walk to the lifts, and having the bus stop a few feet away, being a stone’s throw from the bike path and the Wood River. As for the condo; I loved the high ceilings, the great light, the fireplace and outdoor deck. The layout was ideal, with a loft above the kitchen, and the usually lofted Bridgepoint master bedroom enclosed for privacy. After leaving Sun Valley, I had the same renter for 20 years. I always dreamed of returning, remodeling the condo, and spending more time in the valley. I would teach my kids to ski and why I grew to love the town, the people and the mountain. We wanted to turn the condo into a short-term rental that was unique in style, tech-savvy, fun, inviting and comfortable.
We live in Sonoma, California, wine country, and close to my home town of Petaluma. But we’re hooked on Sun Valley and look forward to our next trip(s), and hope that it happens as soon as possible.