Getting To & Getting Around Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley Resort is easily accessible, with non-stop daily flights to Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) from major hubs from the Midwest to the West Coast. For added convenience, shuttle services are available from both Hailey Friedman Airport and Boise Airport, ensuring a hassle-free journey to the resort. Alternatively, guests can opt for a scenic drive from various nearby locations, including Boise, Salt Lake City, and Montana, offering a picturesque approach to this idyllic destination.

Part of the adventure of Sun Valley is getting around. You won’t need your car, because it’s just a short stroll to just about anything you could want to see, do, or eat. Or you could hop on the Mountain Rides complimentary bus service for transportation throughout the Wood River Valley, including round trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald mountains and to the towns of Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs. For more information visit And if two-wheeled transport is more your speed, consider renting a bike from Pete Lane’s and explore all the village has to offer.

The closest airport to Sun Valley Resort is the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) in Hailey, Idaho. The airport is located just 14 miles from the resort and has daily nonstop flights to Sun Valley from San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Chicago. These cities are served by most major airlines and are met by Sun Valley’s connecting carriers: Alaska Airlines, Delta Connection (Operated by SkyWest) and United Express (Operated by SkyWest).

Once you arrive at the Airport, Sun Valley Resort offers courtesy transportation for our guests staying at the resort from/to Friedman Memorial Airport and the Sun Valley Resort. For more information contact Bell Service (208) 622-2122 or email [email protected]. Reservations must be made to guarantee a seat upon arrival.

Shuttle Service from the Boise Airport (BOI)
If your flight path takes you to Boise Airport (BOI) instead of Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), there is a daily shuttle service between Boise Airport (BOI) and the Sun Valley Lodge via Sun Valley Express. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling Sun Valley Express (877) 622-8267 or going online to Tickets also may be purchased on the bus at the time of departure on a space available basis.

Driving to Sun Valley
Driving to Sun Valley Resort offers an enjoyable ride through high desert and picturesque farmland with very little traffic. Click here for directions.

Rental Car
Rental cars are now available at the resort from Enterprise Rent-A-Car for roundtrip and one way rentals, as well as drops-offs from other locations. Reserve online with Enterprise Rent-A-Car or call (800) 261-7331. You may also inquire with the Sun Valley Concierge (208) 622-2097.

Electric Vehicle Charging
Sun Valley Resort currently hosts 3, level-2 electric vehicle charging stations. We have 2 Tesla Wall Connectors that deliver up to 64 amps of power. We also have a universal J-1772 station that can charge all electric vehicles and delivers up to 32 amps of power. All of our stations are available to our guests and patrons, just check in with the front desk.

Resort Parking
There is complimentary self and valet-parking available at Sun Valley Resort.


About the Hotel

The Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho

Questions about the resort or need help with restaurant reservations or local inquiries? Please contact the resort Concierge by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling (208) 622-2097 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

From pizza to fine dining, Legos to designer fashions, and tennis courts to our signature spa treatments, the Sun Valley Village truly has something for everybody. And to make experiencing all that Sun Valley has to offer even easier, the village was designed so that you can leave your credit card behind. With all of the on-site amenities housed under a single system, everything can be charged to your room.

The Spa at Sun Valley is a serene oasis amid all the exciting activities the iconic valley has delivered for decades. Their signature treatments from massage therapy to salon services offer guests a variety of luxurious ways to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate while the state-of-the-art fitness facility and refined amenities make the Spa at Sun Valley a must-experience destination. Contact the Spa at Sun Valley at (208) 662-2160 or [email protected].

Sun Valley Lodge
The legendary Sun Valley Lodge is known as the most premiere lodging option, all of the amenities the resort has to offer are conveniently available either within the building or just a stone’s throw away. Here, guests are encouraged to enjoy the 20,000 square foot destination spa, world-class fitness center and yoga studio, glass-enclosed outdoor pool, and pool café, as well as restaurants, lounges, lobbies, and event space. First built in 1936, the Lodge offers the iconic Sun Valley experience. All rooms feature granite details, upscale furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi. The prime location provides easy access to all resort amenities.

Sun Valley Inn
Compared to the grandeur of the iconic Sun Valley Lodge, the Inn offers a more modest and tranquil, yet timeless, lodging experience in the heart of the Sun Valley Village. The Sun Valley Inn opened its doors in 1937 and is still the place to stay if you're looking for a welcoming and stylish place to lay your head. Now boasting a full convention center, the Inn has European-inspired décor with the finest fabrics, carpeting, and wall coverings. Complete with its own steaming outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurants, Ram Bar, and friendly staff.

Where to Eat & Drink
Sun Valley's impressive range of restaurants are sure to satisfy even the most discerning palates, with elevated food offerings from craft cocktails to an evening of fine dining and everything in between. A local restaurant guide can be viewed here where you can get details on each restaurant and make reservations.

Golf at Sun Valley Resort
At Sun Valley Resort, golf enthusiasts can indulge in a diverse golfing experience with three distinct courses showcasing unique terrains and charm. Collectively, these courses offer a total of 45 holes, along with two driving ranges and many opportunities for practice putting.

They take their golf seriously. Their 18-hole Trail Creek championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., spans a sweeping 6,968 yards. The alpine links-style nine-hole White Clouds course offers 3,600 yards of play, with 360-degree views of the Wood River Valley. The Sun Valley Club is open to the public and includes a restaurant, bar, wraparound terraces, a pro shop, locker rooms, club storage, and club rental, and overlooks a 25-acre practice facility and the 18-hole Sawtooth Putting Course. Interested in playing on your own? Contact the Sun Valley Club at (208) 622-2251 or [email protected].

Pets are not allowed, with the exception of guide dogs or medically prescribed animals.

is not allowed in guest rooms or within 25 feet of buildings.

A resort map can be found here.

For those coming in early, departing later and/or looking for something fun to do in your free time, click here.

NOTE: Hotel Reservations can be made at the conclusion of your event registration, look for the prompt "Hotel Reservations" once successfully registered.


Room rates are subject to a resort fee of 6% and room tax of 12%.

*You can view the room choices at NECA Academy 2024.

Make your hotel reservation by phone or online:

  • Call (800) 786-8259 to receive our guaranteed rate; be sure to mention our group code which is 0624NECA.
  • Complete your hotel reservation here: NECA Academy 2024.
  • May 2 is the cut-off date for hotel reservations (after which rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed)

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm | Check-Out Time: 11:00 am. Guests arriving prior to 4:00pm will be given access to accommodations as they become available.



  • Cancellation Policy: cancellations are fully refundable up to 7 days prior to arrival. A full deposit will be taken on the seventh day prior to arrival. If you cancel your reservation between 7 days prior to arrival and 48 hours prior to arrival, the deposit can be used within 1 year of your original reservation date. Sun Valley Resorts’ policy is to charge for "no shows" as well as early departures made within 48 hours of arrival.
  • Deposit: first night’s room, fees, and tax deposit is due at time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Please note that a hold will be placed on your funds by your financial institution when using your card of $200 per night. Please contact them for information regarding these holds. Sun Valley is not responsible for placing or removing holds.


Additional Information & Policies

2024 Registration Fee Breakdown:

  • Early Registration (through May 2) = $790 per person
  • Late Registration (after May 2) = $890 per person
  • Cancellation Fee (after June 1) = $100 per person

The Registration Fee includes the cost of food & beverage for the following Academy events:

  • Opening Reception and Dinner on Wednesday evening
  • Working Group (for Fellows) and Spouse/Guest Program on Thursday
  • Reception and Dinner on Thursday evening
  • Reception and Formal Dinner on Friday evening
  • Breakfast on Thursday and Friday mornings (Fellows & Guests)

San Diego Post Tour
We will not have an organized post trip after the June meeting in Sun Valley, however; Geoff Robertson is working on putting together a post trip after NECA 2024 San Diego (September 28 – October 1). Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.