Smiley Creek Lodge is Open for Summer.

We are open for late Summer hours.

Monday – Thursday
Friday, Saturday

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. Smiley Creek Lodge takes the health and safety of our guests and our employees very seriously. We have taken several precautions to try and reduce the risk of exposure to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid 19). Our servers, milkshake makers and desk employees will be wearing masks. We strongly encourage guests to wear masks as well when they are not actively eating. We are encouraging guests to dine with us on our deck or on tables on our lawn. We will be taking milkshake orders and payment for gasoline sales out in front of the Smiley Creek Lodge to try to reduce crowding in the Ice Cream Parlor. We will be limiting guests in our store to 10 people. We are sanitizing surfaces on a schedule and enforcing hand washing guidelines. We thank you for your understanding about these changes, and we know that we will all get through this together.

Latest News from @SmileyCreek

  • Happy Labor day everyone. Be kind. Be safe.
  • Tonight Tuesday on the lawn and deck at Smiley Creek Lodge. Hart Gibson will be playing music. Please stop by for some good times.
  • Tonight, Tuesday Aug 4 Pesky Grape Seeds will be playing music on the lawn for a socially distant music event. Stop…

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 valley by snowmobile, skate ski miles of groomed nordic trails, backcountry ski the amazing mountains, or simply enjoy the quiet serenity and scenic vistas. Come back in the evenings to a comfortable room and delicious food!

Winter @ SCL