Discover a selection of 7,000 vacation rentals in Alta that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including fireplaces and swimming pools. Prices start at $292 per night, and houses and resorts are popular options for a stay in Alta. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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The beautiful area of Alta awaits your stay

The mountains, lake and forests are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Alta. Travelers to this scenic city praise the skiing, hiking and snowboarding. Snowbird Ski Resort and Park City Mountain Resort are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

See for yourself why Salt Lake is so great

If you can tear yourself away from the slopes, there's plenty to do at your Alta vacation rental. Take some time to explore the historic downtown of nearby Sundance (make sure to stop by the Utah Olympic Park museum while you're there). For a culture fix, head to downtown Salt Lake City, where there's a little something for everyone. Your first stop should be Temple Square, with the city's postcard-perfect Mormon temple, but be sure to save time for the rest of the sights, like the beautiful state capitol building, the Hogle Zoo, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Activities

Some of the finest powder you ever did see

Alta is all about the skiing, whether you prefer downhill or cross-country. Though there's no snowboarding in Alta, you can find that at Snowbird Ski Area right next door. If you're a non-skier, fear not - there are plenty of other things to do. At nearby Utah Olympic Park, you'll find summer ziplining, hiking, and ropes courses, as well as year round bobsled rides (medals not included). Trade in the snow for the water at the Great Salt Lake, where you can swim, sail, and boat to your heart's content, and catch some killer sunsets to boot.

Weather

Alta's microclimate: let it snow, let is snow, let it snow

Given its claim to fame as a top-notch ski destination, you won't be surprised to find plenty of the fluffy white stuff at your Alta vacation rental. And by plenty, we mean plenty -- over 500 inches a year, to be exact. Low temps start to dip below freezing as early as October and can stay there as late as May (bring your coziest sweater for that apres ski). High altitudes mean cool summers. You'll see highs in the 60s from June to September, peaking in the low 70s in July and August.

Natural features

There's nothing little about Little Cottonwood Canyon

The air is sure to be crisp and clean at your Alta vacation rental. Set at an impressive 8,950 feet above sea level in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta is one of the highest cities in Utah, and even in the country. The scenery from the peaks can't be beat, with idyllic forests and lakes gracing the slopes, along with several rare plant species and even the occasional moose. Vibrant fields of wildflowers blanket the area in the warmer months, so be sure to bring your camera for that perfect Instagram shot.

How to get there

How to get to and around Alta

The nearest airport is in Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), located 22.6 mi (36.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Provo, UT (PVU), which is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Alta?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Alta:

  • Take advantage of conveniences like a barbecue grill and mountain views at "The Ivy Cottage At Little Cottonwood". Located around 9 miles from Alta, this quality property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another great choice is "Winter 2022 @ Snowbird 1 Week Fri 3", which is around 1 mile from Alta. Featuring 3 bedrooms, heating and a toaster, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Alta vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Alta?

Whether you're seeking a rustic retreat or something with all the frills, you'll find an excellent range of log cabins to rent in Alta. Experience a blend of comfort and adventure at one of these top options:

  • If you'd like to be able to go snowmobiling and fishing while you're in Alta, "Gorgeous Log Cabin In Alta With Outdoor Hot Tub And Wood Burning Fireplace" in Alta will be a great fit.
  • Alternatively, get your vacation on at "Luxurious Alta/snowbird Lodgepole Pine Log Cabin With Hot Tub". Try some cross-country skiing or kayaking or just take it easy at this Alta getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Alta?

Put aside those household chores, because weekends were made for fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and near Alta and take advantage of all the fantastic things to do close by:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Ski In/ski Out To Snowbird Ski Area In Spacious Condominium With Two Fireplaces", which is around 1 mile to the northwest of central Alta. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you happy here. Do some golf and snowboarding or just explore the sights of Ensign Peak Park and Crest Express.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "100 Percent Completely Renovated Gorgeous Snowbird Ski In". Approximately 1 mile northwest of Alta, fun activities around here include snowboarding and mountain biking. Rather visit some sights? Find time in your schedule for Day Break Ski Lift and Lady Morgan Express Lift.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Alta?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Alta. Stay a night or two in a penthouse, a resort-style apartment or a spacious home. Whatever type of property you're chasing, you'll find the perfect place with Vrbo. These are some of our faves:

  • "Updated Condominium With Wood Fireplace" is close to the center of Alta, so you'll have lots of things to keep you on the go. Tick off notable sights like Loveland Living Planet Aquarium and Mountain America Exposition Center when you're not chilling in your cozy property.
  • "Snowbird Cliff Club Lodge Xmas Ski" is another excellent option. We suggest adding Rio Tinto Stadium and South Towne Center to your travel itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Alta?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Alta that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passionate nights at "The Ivy Cottage At Little Cottonwood". Located roughly 9 miles from Alta, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and massage services.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days drinking wine and canoodling at "Winter 2022 @ Snowbird 1 Week Fri 3", around 1 mile from Alta. Beauty services and a balcony will help ramp up the romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Alta?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Alta and get your loved ones together under the one roof:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Luxury Alta Utah Home With Hot Tub". Up to 15 people can be accommodated at this property which has 6 bedrooms, ski-in/ski-out facilities and mountain views. This group favorite is around 1 mile to the north of Alta.
  • "Gorgeous Log Cabin In Alta With Outdoor Hot Tub And Wood Burning Fireplace" is another excellent option. It's around 1 mile to the northwest of Alta, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. A sauna and mountain views are among the things that'll help make your stay even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Alta?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Alta and spend your days splashing about:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "A Storey House, 80 M², For 6 Persons", where your highest priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities such as a swimming pool and childrens activities help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or simply unwinding beside the water at "This House Is A 7 Bedroom - S - , 4. 5 Bathrooms". This property is another top pick and comes with a TV, a separate dining area and more.

Curious what the weather's like in Alta? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 50 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're after more inspiration on where to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Alta vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Alta?

Nana and Pawpaw, Great-Aunt Jean ... You can put them on your invitation list when you stay in a large family vacation rental in or near Alta. Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at one of these spacious options:

  • About 1 mile to the northwest of Alta, "Winter 2023 @ Snowbird 1 Week Fri 3" has 3 bedrooms that sleep as many as 10 guests. Some amenities here include a dishwasher and a kitchen.
  • "Snowbird Cliff Club Lodge Xmas Ski" is another vacation rental the whole gang will love. You'll be able to invite up to 10 family and friends to this option which offers 3 bedrooms, a microwave oven, a balcony and more. It's around 1 mile to the northwest of central Alta.

As tempting as it may be, don't spend all your time kicking back indoors. Get out and see the area's family-friendly attractions, beginning with Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Alta?

Nothing's more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Alta and make wonderful new memories with your loved ones:

  • "Private Ski/vacation Cabin In Canyon Forest Below Ski Resorts" - This popular place offers a barbecue grill and a dishwasher and is located around 7 miles to the west of central Alta.
  • "Iconic Creekside Mountain Home W" - This property is another favorite with families and is around 1 mile north of Alta. Offering a fridge, a living room and more, it'll get everyone's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Alta vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Alta?

Add a serve of grandeur to your vacation by booking a place that has a private indoor pool. These beautiful large houses in or near Alta have a swimming space that's all your own, along with lots of room for whoever you're inviting along:

  • Book a stay at "Snowbird, Ski In - Out, 3 Bedroom . March 3" and spend your days kicking back poolside. This sprawling getaway has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests and a host of other impressive amenities. Mountain views and ski-in/ski-out facilities are among them.
  • Another awesome option is "5br/3ba/2 Kitchen Home + Private Pool And Hottub Just 8 Miles From Snowbird And Alta". With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 18 people, you can invite all your friends to stay, play and swim. A swimming pool and a kitchen are other amenities your guests can make use of here.

If you're after more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Alta vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.