Smiley Creek Lodge is open for Summer!

We are open for Summer season 2019. Our hours are:

Monday – Thursday
  8am- 9pm 
Friday – Saturday
  8am- 9pm
  8am- 9pm        

About Us

Smiley Creek Lodge is located near the headwaters of the Salmon River in Central Idaho. We are at the top of the Sawtooth Basin, 37 miles north of world-famous Ketchum / Sun Valley and 23 miles South of Stanley, Idaho. We offer a variety of services for those enjoying the rugged beauty of this special place in the mountains of central Idaho.

Latest News from @SmileyCreek

  • Tonight, Tuesday, Uncle Chris Gutierrez plays music on the deck at Smiley Creek Lodge. Next week, Jonah Shue.
  • Tonight at Smiley Creek Lodge Michaela French will play her great, rootsy music from 5-8pm. Free show! Next week, Uncle Chris Gutierrez.
  • Music tonight and tomorrow at Smiley Creek Lodge. Tonight, Pesky Grape Seeds at 5:30. Tomorrow Gary and Cindy Braun…

Our Services

Summer Activities

With the Sawtooth, White Cloud, and Smoky Mountain Ranges outside our doorstep, Smiley Creek Lodge makes a fantastic base camp for your summer adventure in the Sawtooth Valley. Whether you like to hike, bike, fish, ride, hunt, fly, camp, or sight see – there are world-class opportunities at your finger tips!

Summer @ SCL

Winter Activities

Winter in the Sawtooth Valley is a wonderland of snowcapped peaks and powder-filled meadows. Explore the mountains by snowmobile, cruise miles of groomed nordic trails, or simply enjoy the quiet serenity and scenic vistas. Come back in the evenings to a comfortable room and delicious food!

Winter @ SCL