While the eponymous Sun Valley ski resort may have been your initial draw to this area, Sun Valley, Idaho, is actually a wellness mecca, replete with massage therapists, healthy eating, IV cocktails, yoga studios, and a decades-old annual wellness festival, all of which complement the active, outdoor lifestyle so many in the area lead.
Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or a whole season, there’s plenty of opportunity to do a little self-care and nourish your mind, body, and spirit. Bookmark this wellness guide for your next trip to Sun Valley, Idaho.
Food and Drinks in Sun Valley, Idaho
There are lots of restaurants to choose from in the Sun Valley area, whether you’re looking for more upscale spots with James Beard Award–winning chefs or simple cafes—all have at least a few healthy options.
But if you’re looking for more than a token veggie burger, there are several spots worth checking out for their full menus of healthy, nourishing, often local dishes. The first spot is Glow Live Food Café, an all-vegan, mostly raw food breakfast and lunch spot with a pastry case of daily made sweets and desserts, a full smoothie and pressed juice menu, and entrees like a pad thai noodle bowl, avocado toast, or a vegan burrito.
Next is Ginger Sweet, an all-organic health food and cold-pressed juice spot with a seasonal menu. You’ll always find a large selection of juices, like celery or the Oxygen (kale, apple, cucumber, lemon, mint, and chlorella); smoothies; healing broths; soups; desserts; and more.
Nourish Me is a Main Street café and store with supplements; organic, seasonal produce; locally made goods; and a small café with salads, soups, sandwiches, and yummy to-go items like lasagna, pizza, hummus, and more.
Lastly, the Wylde Beet food truck is an all plant-based lunch spot offering seasonal, local dishes like tacos, burgers, curry, and more. While they are typically based in Hailey (the town 15 minutes south of Ketchum and Sun Valley), you can find them at events like the farmers’ markets around Idaho and other outdoor events.
Yoga Studios and Gyms in Sun Valley
It’s practically impossible to talk about wellness without delving into yoga, and luckily, Sun Valley has lots of spaces that offer a variety, including vinyasa, hatha, restorative, and more.
Gather Yoga Studio is Sun Valley’s go-to yoga spot, with classes starting at 6:30 a.m. and going until 7 p.m. There’s also a boutique attached with yoga clothes, accessories, and more. The local YMCA offers many yoga classes in addition to other workout classes and a full gym, swimming pool, indoor basketball court, and rock-climbing wall.
In Hailey, there’s idaYOGA, with a daily schedule of vinyasa, hot, restorative, and gentle yoga. There are several other gyms in the area for a variety of workouts that will suit your needs. Or better yet, head into nature for some natural workouts on some of Sun Valley’s beautiful trails!
Spas and Massage
Zenergy is an all-around wellness spot in Sun Valley, with a full gym, plenty of yoga and other classes, outdoor and indoor pool, locker rooms with salt saunas and steam rooms, hot tub, and a full onsite spa with massage, nail, hair, facial and skin care, and acupuncture services. Zenergy is a private gym, so you’ll need someone’s guest pass to utilize the other facilities, but the spa is open to all.
Sun Valley Lodge also has a full spa, located adjacent to the lodge, with a full menu ranging from massages, cupping, reflexology, soaks and bathing rituals, infrared heat therapy, and ayurvedic rituals. There are many other massage therapists in the area at smaller, independent shops.
Tranquility Wellness Center
Ketchum’s first independent wellness center, Tranquility, has several businesses that will help you up your wellness game. Try out Ketchum’s Exten IV therapy bar for an IV drip to boost energy, help with altitude adjustment, rehydrate, or help with a hangover. Shots of various vitamins and supplements like glutathione and B12 are also available.
Located in the same wellness center is the Sun Valley Ketamine Clinic, which provides ketamine treatments for those suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more.
Cleanse Colon Hydroptherapy offers colonics, which offers a variety of benefits to the body. Lastly, try out Flawless, the business behind esthetician and energy healer Brittney Aldrich. Try a custom, organic facial; a specialized treatment; or a sixty-minute energy healing.
If you’re going to be visiting Sun Valley in June, you might be able to attend the Sun Valley Wellness Festival, one of the longest-running wellness festivals in the world. This multi-day event is full of speakers, workshops, movement classes, and more.
Past speakers include Elizabeth Gilbert, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Toni Childs, and so many more. The always popular Experience Hall is full of books, goods, services like aura readings and massage, crystals, and more.
Sun Valley, Idaho, is not just a ski haven; it’s a wellness mecca that harmonizes with the region’s active, outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re here for a weekend getaway or a more extended stay, the opportunities for self-care and nourishing your mind, body, and spirit abound. Bookmark this wellness guide for your next trip to Sun Valley!
Hayden Seder is a freelance writer based in her hometown of Ketchum, Idaho. In the 10+ years she’s been a writer, her work has been published in publications including Backpacker, Climbing, Sun Valley Magazine, Boise Weekly, Idaho Press, and more. When not putting pen to paper, Hayden loves rock climbing, mountain biking, reading, and camping with her rescue pitbull Otis.