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Best Ski & Vacation Cabin in Canyon below Snowbird/Alta Resorts!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms/7 beds total, 2 Baths on the river in Wasatch Natl. Forest

Wow: Location, Location, Location!!!

Ideally situated just below Snowbird and Alta in the Wasatch National Forest.

This secluded and serene cabin has Little Cottonwood Creek in its backyard with granite cliffs, rocky crags, pristine forest and even valley views from the three decks, five skylights and many windows.

Approximately eight minutes from world class Snowbird and Alta ski resorts you never get stuck in hours of traffic at the mouth of the canyon because you are already in the canyon-yet grocery stores, nightlife and restaurants are only ten minutes down Little Cottonwood road. (On snowy days, take advantage of owners resident pass which grants you access in and out of closed canyon).

This one of a kind three story hundred year old pioneer cabin has more than doubled in size with a 1000 square foot addition. The original section has been beautifully restored and the rest of the home totally renovated throughout.

No detail has been overlooked and every amenity has been thoughtfully provided for your care-free stay.

Cabin still has original outside stone cooking stove but now features totally decked out gourmet twenty foot long indoor kitchen with fireplace and gathering area! The all granite counters, top of the line stainless steel appliances and a built-in eight foot granite eating island give real meaning to the joy of cooking!

After a great day on the slopes or playing outdoors relax in the two person jacuzzi or the soaking tub upstairs. Then enjoy dinner and a crackling fire. Finally, take in a movie before bed (over fifty new title dvd's to choose from) in the spacious living room (seriously, the couch is 17 feet long) with the 60 inch TV and surround sound theater system.

Wood floors and wood ceilings abound in this gorgeous cabin and the bedrooms are huge and meticulously decorated. One of the bedrooms upstairs even has a built in 'mini cabin' for the kids to play in while adults enjoy free time!

It is a unique and memorable experience to stay in a forest, breathe fresh mountain air, drink pure Rocky Mountain spring water, relax in complete luxury with all the comforts of home AND ski the greatest snow on earth all in one vacation! Hope to see you here!

Keywords: Ski cabin, Snowbird ski rental, Alta ski rental, Utah vacation rentals, ski vacation home,

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About debbie

We are a husband/wife construction team and the parents of five beautiful children ages five to eighteen..

My husband (general contractor) and I (historic renovator and design specialist) have been building and restoring properties together for thirteen years. We have property on the National Historic Register and take a great deal of pride in our work. Please see VRBO #271573 for our last project. Our work together is top-notch as we are both perfectionists and artists at our craft. This is our life-love and we hope to share it with you!

debbie purchased this cabin in 2011

Why debbie chose Sandy

We are entirely smitten by this canyon and its pristine and total beauty during all four seasons. We are avid skiers (all seven of us ski together weekly) and Snowbird and Alta Resorts provide the best skiing we have ever experienced. We will most certainly retire here when our children grow up. Thus, when this renovation project came up, we just couldn't say no!

What makes this cabin unique

Best of both worlds!

We love being in nature and yet being close to everything the city has to offer too!

This is a great get away and a peaceful respite from the hectic bustle of everyday life. Our children laugh, play, swing, catch lizards and we go on walks and investigate nature up here. We cook great meals and spend quality family time together playing games, watching movies and just hanging out. What more could you ask for!?!


Sandy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom: queen bed 2nd bedroom (upstairs): one full bed and one twin bed. 3rd bedroom (downstairs): one queen and three twins (one is a bunk bed). Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Located in Wasatch National Forest on Little Cottonwood Creek, the views of granite cliffs, forest, river and valley below are awe inspiring!


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Best Ski & Vacation Cabin in Canyon below Snowbird/Alta Resorts!!
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Amazing, beautiful, clean. All details were attended to.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Debbie. Our boys didn't want to leave! Sad faces while packing up. Will definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful. Beautiful kitchen and family areas to play games and talk. Thank you Deb! Will stay again :)

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vero Beach, FL

Business trip

  • 4 of 5

Nice place in canyon. Roads a bit challenging and if snowing would be tough if you do not have right vehicle. No issues for us as weather quite warm. Stream in backyard is really nice. House has everything you need to be comfortable. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cabin with tons of character

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is tucked into a tiny community just down the canyon from Snowbird. It is a truly unique property with a ton of character. It is very comfortable and we really enjoyed our visit. Would definitely rent it again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place ever! Tucked away in the forest yet close to everything. Perfect getaway. Very magical

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy and comfortable cabin supplied with everything we needed or could have wanted. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy & clean, super convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Salt Lake City International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ski resorts
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 15 and 215
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Snowbird and Alta
Car: necessary

Mountain and Road biking, cross country skiing, hiking, fishing and snowshoing right out front door. Two world class ski resorts (Alta and Snowbird) just minutes up the road!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.6%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.