Alta is, perhaps, not a common destination on the minds of travelers. Tucked away in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, not many have experienced this small town’s appeal. Despite its relative obscurity, Alta strives to make a name for itself as a fascinating winter destination, home to several ski resorts that attract a good number of avid skiers. And, slowly, this town is inching its way to the top of the list of preferred getaway destinations.
Alta isn’t only alive in winter, even summer is a delightful time in this mountain escape. The area’s facade transforms from one blanketed in snow to a beautiful paradise, with wildflowers dominating the landscape. At this time, hikers are drawn to the area, seeking to explore the scenic trails. If you’re planning a trip here, scroll down to find out about the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Alta, Utah.
Designed to host two guests and conveniently situated a short distance from the Snowbird ski resort, this studio condo is perfect for a couples’ getaway. It sits on the building’s third floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. Its interior was recently updated and you can tell from the moment you enter.
The condo, though a studio, is quite spacious and with massive floor-to-ceiling windows, the space seems even larger than it actually is. There are wood accents, especially in the kitchen, which bears a typical mountain cabin vibe. The sleeping area is set in between the living area and kitchen, acting as a sort of room divider, with a queen bed as its centerpiece. When you feel like simply lounging, hang out on the leather couch in the living room, a drink in hand and the stunning scenery as your view.
Luxurious Upscale Studio Condominium With Spectacular Views
Top guest reviewsgreat cozy place very comfortableHas all you need for preparing meals and relaxing after a day on the slopes Nice cozy spaceHad a wonderful time in this studio condoAnd the skiing was the usual - kick assThe views of Mount Superior are awesome and fun to watch the skiers hike to peak Everything is high end and quietit was clean and well keptThe condo was extremely clean and well keptAll of his communications were timely and informative
Host:First the information that Steve sent was very detailed and helpfulThe owner was very helpful and accommodating Would love to stay againthe location perfect for Snowbird and Alta and most of all the communication with Steve was always helpful and promptGreat condo with fantastic interior design and high endGreat Owner Steve was easy to work withRead more reviewsthis condo is right between Alta and Snowbird so perfectly locatedA perfect condo to stage your best ski vacation ever Great communication from the ownerall type of knives and kitchenware Pleasure to make dinner every night after a fantastic ski dayI really appreciate the easy ski in and out location and password entrycondo is easily serviced by Town of Alta shuttle Snowbird Valet Subaru and Snowbird ski out to trails
Marshal your friends and set out for Alta. While in the area, make this log cabin your base, a home in the mountains and one that can easily host 10 guests. If you’re here in winter, you’ll get to enjoy the close proximity to the Alta ski lifts, which are just outside your door. And, when it snows, the stunning blanket of white completely engulf the landscape, creating a fairy-tale-like appeal.
The interior has an air of warmth and geniality, perhaps due to the wood finishes, the brightly lit spaces, or maybe because of the elegant, antique-like furniture. Whatever the case, you’ll love spending your vacation here, preparing your meals in the charming kitchen or simply soaking in the hot tub.
Alta/Snowbird Fabulous Log Cabin Walk Out/Ski in
Top guest reviewsGreat views of the mountain from the 2 story living roomThe chalet was perfect for our group which consisted of 4 adults and seven children under the age of 10 Plenty of roomkitchen had everything we needed and more (so much nicer than the usual sparse rental kitchen)The home was well appointed and comfortable Fabulous kitchen and large mudroom for storing ski gear for our party of eight Steam shower in the master was also a charm for sore musclesWe shared the Black Bear with our cousins for a pre-Christmas trip in 2010 and had a wonderful time - four feet of fresh snow didn't hurt either
Host:the caretaker was fantastic and made us feel like we were visiting a family friendBeautiful lodge in great location made for a very memorable weekend with our familyThis log cabin has a wonderful mountain feel with exposed logs and warm colorsAlso she had the hot tub ready to go everyday and was available to help with any of our questions Our kids loved the open area off the back porch which provided ample room to play in the snow afte...boot dryer meant warm dry boots everydayRead more reviewsEasy access to the liftsAlta Ski School was great and the chef services are a must
Just like the cabin above, this one also has 5 bedrooms and it can host up to 10 guests. However, despite this similarity, both cabins have their own personalities, with this one bearing a more rustic country appeal. The interior is elegant and each room is exquisitely furnished, offering not just a space to lay your head but a place to call home when in Alta.
The owner hasn’t skimped on modern luxuries, offering creature comforts like a television in each bedroom, as well as in the living room. And, yes, there’s also an entertainment room on the upper floor, an ideal place to hang out after a thrilling ski expedition. If it isn’t too chilly outside, you could spend some time on the deck and enjoy the picturesque view of the mountain slopes.
Luxury Ski chalet located between Snowbird and Alta
Top guest reviewsExcellent palace with great amenitiesThe SuperBowl was nicely visualized in the awesome entertainment roomThe house is state of the art and has the amenities that you could ask forWe were 3 couples and could have easily added 2 more couples -The hot-tub was perfect (and large enough for all) with great viewsThe house was clean and comfortable
Host:Rion was a great host and always willing and able to help with any questions He even drove us to pick up our pizzaWell managed with a friendly and accessible owner repWhen we arrived he was beyond accommodating Very professional amicable and always reachablethe caretaker was readily available and attentiveRion who manages the house was very helpful and friendlyRead more reviewsRedfern lodge and Rion are fantastiRionThe Redfern is a great house in a great location not far from the lifts with the easiest access shuttles to the liftgreat location easy to get to either Alta or snowbird Rion is greatbeautiful house caretaker also very helpful easy walk to AltaBut I personally never write a review after my experiences
Finally, this six-bedroom chalet could be your getaway home when you visit Alta. It’s a wonderful place to bring your friends or family and it is able to comfortably host 14 guests. Keeping up with the trend set by the other rentals on this list, this one also promises a luxurious stay. However, unlike the other cabins above, this chalet seeks to conceal the cabin aesthetic by opting for a more modern, city-like interior. For instance, rather than the typical wooden interior, here, the walls are clad in contemporary panels and painted in bright, vibrant colors.
This departure from the mountain vibe gives the chalet an urban aesthetic, but, with the slopes right outside your door, you won’t easily forget you’re in the mountains.
The Perfect House for a Holiday Gathering Perched Between Alta And Snowbird
Top guest reviewsSpacious Plenty of amenitiesHad a great time here with a large group - plenty of space (great kitchen and common area layout) andEveryone had room and the large living room and kitchen were great for gatheringhas it's own bathroomThe Alta shuttle was available for easily getting to skiing Deband it was very cleanThe caretakers were extremely thoughtful and helpfulEverything was clean and comfortable Very easy communication with owner
Host:extremely well equipped Deb and Jim are wonderful hostsAnd the host Deb Collison was extremely friendly and helpfulthe caretaker had everything available for usmany rentals do not have a garage available)Deb took very good care of usRead more reviewsIts easier to get to AltaThe house and location are fantasticYou need to use the UTA 994 bus (free between ski area places) that runs every 1/2 hour to get to Snowbird -- not badWonderful well cared for house perfect for our three families-6 adults 6 teenagers Easy shuttle to Alta not as easy to get to Snowbird as described but still great Tons of snow and blue skies ...The hot tub at the end of a big day of skiing was great
If a bigger rental is what you seek, check out this massive 5-bedroom mountain retreat, with the capacity to host up to 14 guests. Your ski trip will certainly be a memorable one when you stay here, with the ski areas of Mt. Superior found right outside your door. This quintessential mountain cabin is designed for cold winters, with fireplaces dotted around the interior, one of which is in the living area. Of course, you can also warm up in the hot tub, if you so wish.
The interior is quite expansive, both in height and floor area. The high ceilings facilitate huge windows which, during the day, let in floods of light. There are five master suites, each one boasting a queen bed, and there’s an extra room furnished with three bunk beds.
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, perfect for families. Newly renovated kitchen.9780 East Sugar Plum road
A fascinating destination
A thrilling ski destination in winter and a stunning hiking spot in summer, Alta certainly boasts a versatility that not many holiday destinations enjoy. This is one of the many reasons you should choose to escape to this town. With our list above, you have more than enough options for places to stay.
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