Smiley Creek Lodge is closed for Summer. We will reopen Dec 21

Winter hours will be:

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

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 thankfull for snow. Wonderfull snow and wishes you a great thanksgiving and a long winter.
  • Today was our last day of Summer season. Thank You to everyone who visited and made it a great season. See you in December.
  • The fall colors are great, but, this will be our last weekend for summer. We will close on Sun. And reopen for winter on Dec 21.

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