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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Alta Travel Tips

Alta Vacation Rentals Make Great Mountain Destinations at Any Time of Year

Whenever you choose to visit Alta in the heart of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, you will find it stunningly beautiful. Nestled in the Little Cottonwood Canyon, it is surrounded by soaring mountain vistas, trickling streams and an abundance of wildlife. In the winter, the area is acclaimed as having some of the best snow on earth while in the summer, it has long sunny days for enjoying the outdoor activities which are right on the doorstep of your Alta vacation home.

What Alta Vacation Houses Have to Offer

Alta vacation rentals provide great bases, regardless of the time of year you are visiting this lovely area. In winter, the Alta condos provide comfortable living space around a cozy fireplace. Dining in is easy with a full dining area and well-equipped kitchen. The washer and dryer will prove invaluable for cleaning wet ski gear. The condos also provide plenty of storage space for bulky equipment. During the summer, vacation houses in Alta are ideal for family gatherings. Surrounded by some of the best mountain scenery, you can enjoy dining outdoors on your own private terrace or porch. With ample bedrooms and bathrooms, everyone can spread out and have a little privacy when required. Vacation homes are perfect for those who want the space to spread out and the freedom to do as they please.

Scenic Places to Visit from Alta Condos

Alta has a fascinating history and is well worth exploring. It was founded in 1865 for the miners of the rich silver mines in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Most of the town was destroyed by a fire in 1878, followed by an avalanche in 1885. By the 1930s, it had just one near-bankrupt resident, George Watson. Visitors can discover his story and other interesting sights with a tour of the historic town and the Alta Memorial Grove.

The Albion Basin offers excellent wildlife sightings with moose, birds, coyotes, foxes and lemurs living in the scenic area. It is also known to have more than 300 species of wildflowers which bloom in the warmer months. Snowbird is within easy reach from Alta, just a mile down the road, and it has a host of activities, particularly in the winter ski season. It is close to the Wasatch National Forest and has four bars and 15 restaurants. It hosts a number of summer festivals including Brewfest in mid-June.

Things to Do from Utah Vacation Rentals

During the winter months, Alta offers world-class skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling, night skiing and other winter sports. When the snow melts, there are many activities, such as mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, aerial tram rides, ATV tours, fly fishing, zip riding, and mechanical bull riding. Alta has a number of annual festivals which draw many visitors. The spectacular Wild Flower Festival starts the year off and Oktoberfest ends the action-packed summer season.

How to Get to Alta Vacation Rentals

The nearest airport to Alta is Salt Lake City International Airport as it is just 22 miles away. A convenient shuttle bus and rental cars are available to transport visitors the short drive to Alta. Within a couple of hours of landing, visitors can be dropping their luggage in their Alta condo and heading out to enjoy the mountains.

Seasons and Weather at Alta, Utah

Summers temperatures are very pleasant and cooler than elsewhere due to the altitude and the area has very little rainfall. Average temperatures are around 70 F (21 C) in the summer, with cooler spring and fall temperatures. Winters are generally below freezing from November through February, with plenty of snowfall.

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