Sun Valley Journals

Hemingway's Sun Valley

A July 2003 trip to Sun Valley by John Lamb

Ernest Hemingway Memorial Photo, Sun Valley, Idaho More Photos
Quote: Ernest Hemingway first came to Sun Valley in 1937, eventually making it his permenant residence towards the end of his life. This journal is devoted to any Hemingway fan wanting to make the pilgrimage.

Hemingway's Sun Valley

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The highlight for any Ernest Hemingway devotee would be to spend a couple of quiet minutes next to his grave. Maybe even down a shot of alcohol in rememberence. Also, any Hemingway fan would enjoy camping and rereading the "Big Two-Hearted River" stories next to the river while watching someone fly-fish in the distance. After a night of reading, wake up early and relive Nick's experience by going on a fly-fishing trip. A wonderful way to experience his work and life.Quick Tips: Bringing some of his novels or short stories adds pleasure to the pilgrimage. Maybe even a bottle of fine whiskey and a few cigars to put yourself in the right mood. The mosquitoes can be quite bad in the summer,...Read More

Iconoclast Books

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This is a beautiful bookstore on Main Street that is the perfect place to find books on the area, including a great selection of books devoted to Hemingway. Nicely set in a building with exposed brick and plenty of space, this is the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing and also gain new information about the area. They have a fine selection of new books, including an area devoted to McSweeney's publications. They also have a great collection of used books at a reasonable price. There are plenty of books devoted to Hemingway as well. Every biography, critical study and book written by Hemingway is available for people to purchase. I also found a helpful book that details Hem...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 23, 2003

Iconoclast Books
100 1st Avenue North
Sun Valley, Idaho 83340
(208) 726-5016

Ernest Hemingway Memorial

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Attraction | "Hemingway's Grave"

Ernest Hemingway Memorial Photo, Sun Valley, Idaho
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If you are traveling north on Highway 75, you will soon cross paths with the Ketchum Cemetery. It is located on the right side of the road if you are traveling north. The entrance is marked by a black metal arch. Stay to the right and follow the road that loops around the cemetery. Hemingway's grave is in between two giant pine trees. They grave is flat granite and not readily easy to see from the road. There are actually two identical granite graves; Hemingway's last wife Mary is buried beside him. On the morning of July 2, 1961, Ernest Hemingway committed suicide. He had lived in Ketchum for two years, trying to rest after having two bad airplane accidents in Africa. He found himself de...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 16, 2003

Ernest Hemingway Memorial
251 N. Washington Street
Sun Valley 83340
(208) 726-3423,

Ernest Hemingway Memorial

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Just up the road from the Sun Valley Lodge lies a fitting tribute to Papa: the Ernest Hemingway Memorial. Next to the Trail Creek is a bust of Hemingway in profile looking over the valley to the east. He looks over a winding river, and one can imagine him fishing in the river fifty years ago, delighting in the purity of the nature around him. Inscribed on the memorial are the words: "Best of all he loved the fall." Sitting on the stone bench that lies in front of the memorial gives a person a few minutes to enjoy the beauty of the scene. The memorial looks over the river for a distance. It also looks over a nice gold course, maybe not the rugged experience one had in mind. The memorial is ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 16, 2003

Ernest Hemingway Memorial
251 N. Washington Street
Sun Valley 83340
(208) 726-3423,

Northfork Campground

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Northfork Campground Photo, Sun Valley, Idaho
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Drive 75 up north for about nine miles. The campground is on the right. There are about 29 sites located in a variety of topography--mainly flat. There are some campsites that are not near any trees. However, a majority are located in nicely shaded areas. The best locations would be near the river. We camped in an aspen grove near the entrance. Each campsite provides a nice area for pitching a tent, grill, fire pit, and picnic table. A very quiet campground with plenty of space between sites. There seemed to be a lot of sites available, maybe 50 or so. There are also some sites available along the river that would be very ideal. take time and drive around the entire campground. There are ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 29, 2003

Northfork Campground
Nine Miles North of Ketchum
Sun Valley, Idaho

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I devoted a lot of time to trying to find the final residence of Hemingway, yet was unable to find it. After his death, his wife, Mary Hemingway, donated the residence to Nature Conservancy. However, the home is not opened to the public. I found directions that stated that the house could be seen from the main road. If driving north, right before Saddle Road, the house could be seen to the left. I couldn't see anything. If you want to see a photo of the house, go to this website: http://www.usplanb.com/hemingway.cfm I have also heard that the home is open one day a year to the public on Hemingway's birthday, July 21. However, I was too late to attend and take up this opportunity. I did n...Read More