About the property
- Cabin2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Centrally Located Minutes To Solitude / Brighton 1/2hr Snowbird / Alta
This place is incredible for the price, location, views, size & quality!!! The Scraggly Squirrel This is a real cabin! Not a house in the woods like many you will find! Come stay at our beautiful cabin when were not there! Its private & absolutely amazing! Located in big cottonwood canyon, we are less than 2 minutes to solitude and 5 to brighton. Only 1/2 hour to snowbird and alta. Right now there are tons of hikes, snowshoeing, fishing, tubing, cross country skiing, & nature walks, we see moose almost every morning!!! Also only minutes from the nordic center.
the Scraggly Squirrel & Angry Beavers Den still available which is the most Amazing Private secluded 3 story cabin bordering the national forest out of the kitchen window, Its what we mainly use. The Scraggly Squirrel is on the main & top floor. The Scraggly Squirrel is $550 per night for up to 12 guests (if you add Angry Beaver's den for additional 6 guests , I can discount to $850) if interested in adding the Angry Beavers Den please ask for upgrade and special pricing.
The Scraggly Squirrel has 3 bedrooms, 1st room has 2 elevated queen beds sectional couch for hanging out, 2nd bedroom has 1 King bed. 3rd bedroom has 2 queen beds. Total Sleeping 10 in beds, cabin has flat screen tv's in every room with direct tv in livingroom and dvd/vhs players with a huge fun collection of vhs tapes for guests to use. Kitchen has all new appliances. Livingroom also has futon & daybed for additional sleeping in living room. Also check out pictures of The Angry Beaver's Den a completely separate basement Unit it's a 2 bedroom with a king in each and a pull out in sectional sleeping another 6, furnished living room, kitchen & bathroom, added to squirrel for $300. They have a huge Hottub and Volkswagen Sauna Bus to use as well! We also also have 2 tipi's, one Tipi we have licensed massage therapist who does therapeutic tipi massage you can schedule! The other tipi is for you to use for outdoor fires!
We also have a beautiful deck to enjoy with squirrels, chipmunks, hummingbirds,and blue jays that's great to hang out on with a bbq. An area for winter fires & wood provided as well. We also offer sleds & snow shoes for our guests to use.
This year we are extremely excited to announce that we offer tipi massage with an on site licensed massage therapist. You can have a unique experience tipi massage while your here! She offers Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage techniques integrated in a way that can fit your needs.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Honi Thompson
We have spent most of our lives out doors loving to camp, hike, ski, wake board, snowboard & enjoy everything the mountains & Utah has to offer. It has been our goal to spend as much time as possible together as a family! We love running this rental meeting new life long friends who appreciate the cabin as much as we do!
Honi Thompson purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Honi Thompson chose Brighton
This location is amazing! Moments from both solitude & Brighton ski resorts. We avoid all the canyon traffic both up & down, yet on off times it takes us only minutes to get up the canyon to the cabin which makes it simple to still get grocery's or hit the restaurants. Were also only 20 minutes to down town SLC for shopping or a visit to well known temple square. With Guardsman's Pass minutes away we can go snowmobiling easily. Famous Tubing Hill is only 1 mile away as well. In the summer or winter their are so many hikes we cant keep up!
What makes this Cabin unique
We have worked hard to make every guest extremely comfortable past guests rave our beds are the best! The attention to detail in decor and cleanliness has been admired by all who stay. We are in the heart of moose territory! We are constantly spotting them. Our deck off the back is a haven for wildlife it has a spectacular view of nothing but the mountainside & we love to feed all the birds especially blue jays, chipmunks & squirrels. The hot tub has spectacular views looking right out into the woods and mountainside.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Unique spot super convenient to Brighton and Solitude
Just stayed at Honi's place (The Scraggly Squirrel) earlier this month with a group of 10 friends to ski Brighton and Solitude. We were excited about the uniqueness of the house, but a little bit disappointed with the impracticality discovered upon arrival. Don't get me wrong, we had a GREAT time and the house mostly worked well, we just wished there were some things to make staying with 10 people plus luggage/ski equipment a little easier. Things like hooks/shelves/dressers in the bedrooms would have helped a lot... and just space to put things in general was lacking. Also, the shower/bathroom situation was not ideal (only 1 small shower for 10 people and both bathrooms next to each other off the kitchen... had to walk down small spiral staircase from bedrooms to get to either bathroom). On the brighter side though, the kitchen/dining room is perfect for hanging out. We could all fit around the table and enjoy the views out the floor-to-ceiling windows. Honi was very responsive to everything we needed and gave us helpful information to enjoy the surrounding area. Wicked quick drive to both Brighton and Solitude makes it an ideal spot for full days on the slopes. Even with the slight impracticalities, would still recommend as a fun place to stay in Utah!
We booked the cabin at the last minute over New Years weekend. The cabin had much character and that rustic mountain feel, fully stocked with all the amenities we could need. The large table in the kitchen was great, surrounded with family and friends for games and much laughter every evening. Honi was great and so helpful throughout the weekend with everything we needed. Minutes away from both Brighton and Solitude. Everyone ranging in age 6 - 80, all had a great time at the cabin. Will most definitely return!!
Scraggly Squirrel/Angry Beaver
I had such a great time here in January that I had to return again. The owners, Honi and Dave, are wonderful hosts. They make you feel like you're part of their family. The Cabins come well stocked with every amenity imaginable. Hot tub, fuseball, cable, fireplace and a well furnished kitchen. Can't wait for the sauna to be finished. Minutes away from both Brighton and Solitude, this place offers a wonderful getaway. Momma and baby moose even showed up while I was there. Amazing place in a beautiful setting. I plan on returning again and again.
Loved my time at the Mangy Moose!
What can I say, The Mangy Moose has tons of character! I visited Brighton and Solitude for 4 days of skiing/snowboarding with a group of friends. We were within 5 minutes drive time to both mountains. The cabin itself fit the 9 of us very comfortably. We had all the amenities we could ask for...fire place, kitchen, cable, washer/dryer, and a great hot tub. We even had plenty of robes waiting for us right next to the hot tub! Honi and Dave are great host. They went above and beyond as host and text us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay! When I have the opportunity to get back to Brighton, I'll be staying at the Mangy Moose again!
Had a fantastic time staying in the Scraggly Squirrel. The owners, Honi and Dave, provided any amenity that I needed. I hope to return again and again. It was a great place with tremendous activities in the surrounding area. It was a wonderful place to hang out and regain my focus. Beautiful setting, wwell equiped and quuite comfortable. Thank you Honi and Dave for a great time.
We love to build jumps and rails for our own little shredding park, we provide snow shoes with tons of hikes right outside the door, We also supply sleds for kids to use with little hills here and famous sledding hill 1 mile away