Half Off: The Zanuck Family's Sun Valley Ski Lodge Is a Bargain at $5 Million

Do the dog days of summer have you dreaming about ski season? We've found the snow lodge you've been waiting for -- the Zanuck family retreat in Sun Valley, ID. The slope-friendly estate is now listed for 50 percent less after failing to sell in 2014.

But bargain hunters beware -- even with a half-off discount, the home's current asking price is a cool $5 million.

The five-bedroom mountain home is owned by Lili Fini Zanuck, widow of legendary Hollywood producer Richard D. Zanuck, best remembered for his work on the Academy Award-nominated "Jaws" and the Academy Award-winning "Driving Miss Daisy."

Just steps from Bald Mountain skiing, this redwood lodge offers unobstructed views of the nearby peaks -- helpful for deciding whether it's a day for the slopes (the 991-square-foot garage should have enough room for your skis) or for hot chocolate by the fireplace.

If it's a hot chocolate day, you're all set. The home features two large river-rock hearths -- one in the living room that's great for entertaining, and another in the den, if it's a quiet fire you seek in this star-studded area.