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Charming Stone Cottage in Canyon Near Alta & Snowbird

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Nestled in Little Cottonwood Canyon just below Alta & Snowbird, this cozy stone cottage offers both privacy and convenience. Ideal for family getaways, it's near resorts but away from the noise and bustle. With the charm of a two-story New England country house, it huddles beneath the tall canyon cliffs, surrounded by the woods, on a half acre. Views from its many windows afford scenic glimpses of the glacier-carved granite cliffs on all sides. Just far enough from the city to feel sequestered in another world but close enough to be shopping in less than ten minutes, you can enjoy the library of classics and best-sellers, Internet, TV-DVD, CD stereo, and a variety of board games, enough to let you leave the world behind. This 90-year-old cottage is built with the gray granite stone from the surrounding canyon and will be a place you'll want to escape to again.

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Giles and Annie Florence
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Charming Stone Cottage in Canyon Near Alta & Snowbird
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Chicago, IL

Absolutely perfect cottage for a ski trip with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Hosts: Giles and Annie were wonderful hosts. Giles was incredibly responsive and helpful during all phases of the reservation - inquiry, booking, pre-arrival and during our stay. Annie met us at the cottage upon arrival to show us around. She was so sweet - we wanted her to stay!

Cottage: The photos don't do this property justice! The cottage was VERY spacious and cozy at the same time. Our group of 7 had plenty of room to relax in the large living area by the BRAND NEW gas fireplace. We enjoyed the games, Apple TV, speaker system, books and grand window with beautiful mountain views during our stay. The kitchen is tiny but very well equipped with appliances and cookware. We got creative by doing our cooking prep on the large, 8-person dining table. The two, full bathrooms were both great - one downstairs with tub and one upstairs with standup shower. The three bedrooms upstairs are worthy of a quaint bed and breakfast with lovely decor, comfortable beds and plenty of natural light. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, one has a double and the third is a twin bunk bed.

Surrounding Area: What a great location! Just inside the canyon, it was a short 10-minute drive to the nearest grocery store (Smith's) and 10 minutes to Snowbird/Alta ski areas. Caution: Ski traffic returning from Alta took about 25 minutes at 4:30pm. The cottage is located just steps off the Little Cottonwood Trail - perfect for a snowy hike and/or cross country ski. Jump on the trail in front of the Pow Plant and head east along the creek for the best views.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay! We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vero Beach, Florida

Peaceful retreat with character. Be off the grid yet minutes from mountain resorts and downtown

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this cottage on four occasions varying from one week to one month. It has a rustic charm with full amenities and comfort. Typically in early fall, my wife and I find the cottage provides a quiet and peaceful place to reconnect with nature and the mountains, while enjoying reunion with children and grandchildren. The ideal location to serve as a jumping off point to enjoy all the sites from Provo to Logan. The owners are gracious and friendly. We feel as though we have become part of their family and look forward to returning often. This next year we plan two visits, one in early spring, hopefully to get some skiing in, and again in the early fall. Highly recommend, especially if you like being in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Cozy and private, great location

  • 5 of 5

With so much character, this cabin was exactly what we were looking for: we wanted enough space for our 6 person family, while not having it be so 'fancy' that we had to make it worthwhile money-wise and be there a lot. We were there to ski! The location of the cabin was perfect for exploring other mountains, so we skied Solitude and Brighton as well as Snowbird and Alta. The children were so tired at night that they were happy to relax in front of the large TV. There is a Wholefoods Market quite near, so we would buy our food there. Our hosts were incredibly warm and friendly, giving us a huge box of delicious local chocolates on our arrival. We shall recommend this cabin to all our skiing friends and hope to be back some day!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Lovely cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Giles opened up their cabin to my group last weekend and we couldn't have asked for more! Nestled in Little Cottonwood Canyon, the cabin was spacious, fully stocked and very private. It's literally 5 mintues from the slopes and 10 minutes from Sandy. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Nov 1 2016 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 5.65%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sandy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
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