The Historic Rustic Wasatch Mountain Lodge

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This historic rustic lodge was built as a log structure by the Wasatch Mt. Club in 1929 as the Club headquarters and mountain center for overnight stays and adventures in the mountains. This building represents the start of skiing in Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons. The lodge is a log structure where the rustic main floor lodge room can accommodate parties up to 100 persons with a sleeping lofts which will accommodate up to 20 people. We provide bed with mattresses, cover, but no bedding. Guests must provide their own pillows, bedding or sleeping bag.
Ideal for large gatherings, parties, reception, family reunions, winter ski trips for small to medium groups. Wood fireplace. Outdoor patio with tables and chairs and barbeque area available in the Summer. The lodge has folding banquet tables and folding chairs for approximately 85 people.
SUMMER - dirt road leading to the lodge from the Brighton Parking lot.
WINTER - no motorized access to the lodge because the lodge is within the Brighton ski slopes. All user must transport their belongings and food to the lodge by either carrying them or using the sleds and toboggan provided by the Lodge.
The building is heated by a combination of hot water heating, a force air furnace in the main building and the fireplace. This a 'true rustic experience' with a few modern features thrown in.
The Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Place and is owned and operated by the Wasatch Mountain Club Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable 501 (C)(3) organization. 100% of the rental fees you pay go for preservation and maintenance of this building.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of Age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Big Cottonwood Canyon is watershed for Salt Lake City and no pets, dogs, horses or other livestock is allowed in the drainage....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Accessibility is limited to the summer months when vehicles can drive to the lodge...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Loft Dorm Sleeping Rm #1: 1 queen, 9 twin/ single

    Beds - single metal frames with mattress, cover & no bedding...moreless

  • Loft Dorm Sleeping Room #2: 1 queen, 9 twin/ single

    Beds - single metal frames with mattress, cover & no bedding...moreless

  • The two dorm style sleeping loft rooms are in the style of the original nature of this rustic lodge. Bed are provided with mattress & covers. Guest must provide their own sleeping bags, bedding and pillows. There are 16 single beds which can moved about, as needed and two double bed at fixed locations....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Ladies Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Two partitioned toilets, one sink and one shower...moreless

  • Men's Bathroom : toilet, shower

    One partitioned shower, one urinal and one shower...moreless

  • Modern bathrooms with hot water heated tile floors, partitioned toilets, sink, and a shower. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Budget

Location Type

  • Resort
  • Ski-In:

    The lodge is located within the skiing terrain of Brighton Ski Resort, a short, 300 ft behind the Brighton Hotel...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Ski from your door, down to the Mt. Majestic Crest Express lift...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Banquet tables with metal folding chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Heating:

    Hot water heating in the floors of the new bathroom addition; forced air gas heating for the main lodge...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Wi-Fi in the lodge...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Main Lodge room is perfect for large party with its open floors and adjoining kitchen...moreless

  • Parking:

    Summer time parking in the lodge parking lot wit overflow parking in the lower resort parking lot. All winter time parking is in the Brighton ski resort parking lot with a short walk to the lodge....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Original stone fireplace ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Decorative Wood stove in kitchen with disconnected flue ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    One small and one large, 50 cup, coffee pots...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, cups, plates, eating and serving utensils provided for 15 people...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchen with two stoves, two refrigerators, cabinets, sink and tile floor...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two modern kitchen refrigerator/freezers...moreless

  • Stove


  • Outdoor Grill:

    In the summer, we encourage use of the permanent barbeque/patio area...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The lodge is located within the ski runs of the resort, so we are a ski-in, ski-out destination....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June - Sept
May 1 - Oct 28, 2017
1 night min stay
$525 $650
Fri, Sat
$3,000 $9,000
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$525 $650
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,000 $9,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Prof. Cleaning Service $250
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Extra Bundle - Firewood $5
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


The DAY USE RATE is for "day Use of the Lodge" with no overnight stays. The hours for day use will be up to a 10 hour period and all day use rentals, may start as early as 8:00AM, but must end by 10:00PM. Access to the upstairs dormitories will not be allowed.

Written Rental Agreement must be signed by Guest and returned to Owner with the reservation deposit of before confirmation of reservation.

Property Damage Protection is required for all guest at the time of rental. Guest may upgrade from $1,500 coverage up to $5,000 level.

We reserve the right to change our policies, rates and or conditions for rental at any time, up until you are given a final confirmation for the rental. Absolutely no pets (dogs), livestock or horses are allowed in the Salt Lake City Watershed of Big Cottonwood Canyon. No outside camping in tents, RVs, mobile homes, trucks or camper shells on the property.

No smoking in the building or on the premises.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 1929

About: I am a lifetime member of the Wasatch Mountain Club (WMC) and participated in the formation of the WMC Foundation in 2010. We are the Wasatch Mountain Club Foundation. The WMC Foundation is a charitable 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization which owns and operate the Wasatch Mountain Lodge.

Why Salt Lake City, UT, USA:
If you are looking for a 'rustic stay' in one of the very few original log structures built in the Brighton area, you have found it. The lodge was built in 1929 and has had a few modern updates over time, such as flushing toilets, hot showers, potable safe mountain water, modern kitchen, hot water & forced air heating systems.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The lodge is located right in the Brighton skiing terrain, a short 300 ft. out of the Brighton parking lot, so you can ski-in and out during the winter month. In the summer you will find abundant wildlife, as we are located above the base facilities in the trees. At the back of the lodge you will find a large patio and barbeque area with picnic tables. We are located short distance from the hiking trail heads, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and mountain biking.

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  • Front Porch of Lodge

    Front Porch of Lodge

  • Front Porch Side of the Lodge

    Front Porch Side of the Lodge

  • Driveway to the Lodge

    Driveway to the Lodge

  • View of Patio Area

    View of Patio Area

  • Modern Kitchen in the Lodge

    Modern Kitchen in the Lodge

  • Main Room of the Lodge

    Main Room of the Lodge

  • Two Stoves & Two Refrigerator/Freezer

    Two Stoves & Two Refrigerator/Freezer

  • Modern Sinks in each Bathrooom

    Modern Sinks in each Bathrooom

  • Partitioned Toilets in each Bathroom

    Partitioned Toilets in each Bathroom

  • Porch in the Winter

    Porch in the Winter

  • Winter at Wasatch Mt. Lodge

    Winter at Wasatch Mt. Lodge

  • Patio & Barbeque Area

    Patio & Barbeque Area

  • Summertime Barbeque Area w/Picnic Tables

    Summertime Barbeque Area w/Picnic Tables

  • Modern Kitchen

    Modern Kitchen

  • Main Room of the Lodge

    Main Room of the Lodge

  • Upstairs Sleeping Loft

    Upstairs Sleeping Loft

  • Curtained Shower in each Bathroom

    Curtained Shower in each Bathroom

VRBO #167183

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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