Smiley Creek Lodge is closed for Winter 2016-17

We will reopen @ May 24 2017
Our tentative spring hours will be:

Monday – Thursday
8am – 5pm
Friday – Saturday
8am – 7pm
8am – 6pm

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

  • Smiley Creek Lodge is closed for Winter season. The snowpack got too warm to snowmobile. Hopefully it will get colder for future recreation.
  • Patches of light snow this morning. Chance for even more this eve. Wow what an amazing winter.
  • Sawtooth Ski Fest this weekend! Come celebrate and support the great ski trails in the Sawtooth/ Stanley basins!

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