“When I am working on a book or a story, I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you, and it is cool or cold, and you come to your work and warm as you write.” –Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) finished For Whom the Bell Tolls at Sun Valley Lodge, a swanky hotel with its own bowling alley in Ketchum. Tragically, this is the city where Hemingway’s life ended.
One of the most popular writers of his day and beyond, you can read more about this time-honored author at biography.com. His contemporaries included F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. This era of American writers ushered in a new style of writing that attracted instant success and critical acclaim. Writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas, from an earlier generation of journalists, wrote her opinion of the phenomenon within her autobiography Voice of the River.
An excellent article about places in Sun Valley that were favorites of Ernest Hemingway can be found here: https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/hemingway-sun-valley-idaho.
Hemingway is buried at the Ketchum Cemetery.
Sun Valley Lodge
“The legendary Sun Valley Lodge has been reborn. Guests are presented with an entirely new experience with 108 new and much larger guestrooms, a 20,000 square foot destination spa, a world class fitness center and yoga studio, a glass enclosed outdoor pool and pool café, and all new re-imagined and re-appointed restaurants, lounges, lobbies and event space. Become a part of the history of the country’s first destination ski Lodge as it turns 80 and is re-imagined for a new generation.” — sunvalley.com/lodging
Read more about it here: https://www.sunvalley.com.
Also see Ernest Hemingway pages in our Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and South Carolina sections.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” –Ernest Hemingway
Sun Valley Lodge is the second stop on our Idaho Author Adventures Trail.
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