Smiley Creek Lodge is open for Winter

We are open for Winter season 2018-19. We will be closed on Christmas day and open 7 days a week until late March (snow depending).

Monday – Thursday
  8:30am- 5pm   
Friday – Saturday
  8:30am- 5pm
Sunday
  8:30am- 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

  • Snow! Less up here than in wood river. But still a few inches. Please be careful the Wood River Valley. Avalanche w… https://t.co/vR0y0vHHgK
  • Snow in the forecast for the next few days into the long weekend. What are your plans?
  • We got plenty of snow from the past couple of storms. Riding is great in the meadows, but please be aware of avalan… https://t.co/O80uQEewnT

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