Make the Most of Turkey Day

Everyone has their favorite aspect of Thanksgiving; what they look forward to most. For many, it is reconnecting with family and friends and traditions passed down through the generations. But it also certainly means a once-a-year unforgettable meal. And with that meal comes a subset of favorites – dishes that is. From a juicy turkey to fresh gravy; traditional mashed potatoes and candied yams or innovative veggie side dishes; from fresh pies to fresh bread, Thanksgiving is delicious.

Let Sun Valley prepare the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal – plus all the sides, desserts, and treats! All you need to do is show up. Can’t you almost smell the turkey?

If you would like to enjoy all the flavors of the holiday without having to set your alarm for 5 a.m. to get that turkey in the oven, or without having to stay up late washing dirty dishes long after your guests have left, then join us in Sun Valley for a beautiful meal in a beautiful setting with exactly zero hassle.

This Turkey Day, three Village restaurants will do everything they can to make this simply the best Thanksgiving ever.

The Sun Valley Inn welcomes guests to a lavish buffet on Thanksgiving.

The first is the famous Thanksgiving Buffet at the Limelight Room of the Sun Valley Inn. From 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, diners will feast on dish after dish of favorites old and new at this lavish buffet. Whether you are a party of two or 20, the Inn Buffet will impress everyone in your group with turkey, carved meats, sides galore, and a dessert table second to none. In addition to the wonderful food, holidaymakers will also enjoy live entertainment throughout the meal. This choice is festive, indeed! Tickets are available now by calling 208-622-2135. Prices are $75 for adults advance purchase and $95 at the door. Children 12 and under are $45 for advance purchase and $60 at the door. Prices do not include tax or alcohol. Be sure to call today to secure your spot at this very popular venue.

Just down the promenade from the Inn, the charming Ram Restaurant is also preparing a memorable Thanksgiving meal. Settle into one of their cozy booths or rustic, yet sophisticated tables to delight in a Thanksgiving special that includes turkey, mashed potatoes stuffing, fresh vegetables, and cranberry compote. Their exciting new winter menu will also be available. Enjoy dinner at the Ram from 5 – 9 p.m. with the Ram Lounge opening at 4 p.m. Cheers!  Please call 208-622-2225 for reservations.

The lovely Ram Restaurant in the Sun Valley Village provides a rustic, yet sophisticated, backdrop for a truly memorable holiday meal

The Sun Valley Lodge’s signature restaurant, Gretchen’s, will also make your taste buds tingle on Thanksgiving. Under the creative and consummate leadership of Chef Derek Gallegos, Gretchen’s offerings will reflect the season. In addition to their signature a la carte lunch and dinner menus, they are offering a Thanksgiving plate. This includes mashed potatoes and gravy, roast turkey breast, buttered green beans, sage sausage-cornbread stuffing, cranberry-orange chutney and warm rolls. It is a perfect blend of everything you are looking for on Thanksgiving on a plate! The price for this holiday feast is $29 for adults and $19 for children under 12. Thanksgiving will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and reservations are recommended. Please call 208-622-2144 to book your table. 

There’s even more reason to celebrate at Thanksgiving than a great meal because the holiday marks the start of what is sure to be an epic skiing and riding season.

There is no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving and the start of ski season in Sun Valley than by making a long weekend out of it! It’s not too late to book a Thanksgiving Package which entitles you to stay and ski or ride from November 23 to 27.  Opening Day on Baldy and Dollar is scheduled for November 24 and getting first turns feels pretty great. Hit the mountain at opening buzzer at 9 a.m. and still have time to enjoy the buffet at the Sun Valley Inn.  This package invites you to take 25 percent off lift tickets, lodging, and the buffet. Kids under 12 ski for free. There is a four-night minimum stay and one child receives a free lift ticket with each paid adult ticket. To reserve your spot at the Thanksgiving table, please call: 800-786-8259 and use the code “TURKEY”.

It seems hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away but now is definitely time to plan so you don’t miss out on the restaurant of your choice.  It may also be time to enjoy those last late autumn hikes and time outside to get in shape for skiing and riding season and to mitigate the guilt of eating anything and everything you want on Thanksgiving!

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