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“Turn back the clock ski vacation” 4 of 5 stars
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Alta Peruvian Lodge
2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, P.O. Box 8017, Alta, UT 84092-8017   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Alta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fort Ann, New York
1 review
“Turn back the clock ski vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had a wonderful ski vacation at the Alta Peruvian Lodge. The staff was friendly, but you knew they were working at the Peruvian so they could live life in the high peaks and take full advantage of all Alta and this majestic terrain has to offer. Wish I had done this when I was younger.

The resort has a nostalgic feel about it. The building is old and adorn with photos from long ago. The rooms are small but clean. The food was a step above dinner fair, but was part of the room rate and I didn't go to bed hungry. The hot tub, sauna, and heated pool were definitely the place to be after a long day of skiing for soak soar muscles and exchanging stories from your day on the mountain. The pace is slow, and it felt like I had been there before. It gave me a relaxed, safe, and comfortable feeling that I have not experienced at a ski resort before. Alta is a ski only resort, and I am sure this had something to do with it as well. The other guest were very friendly and helpful and most had been coming to the Peruvian for many years.

Special thanks to our bow tie and suit wearing shuttle driver. He was a touch of class and humor in one and you could tell he enjoyed what he was doing. We hope to return next year and would recommend the Peruvian for its charm, laid back atmosphere, and amazing skiing and natural beauty.

We went with 8 other friends and even though the mountain takes every ounce of energy from you after a long day of skiing, our evening conversations at dinner, playing ping pong in the game area, watching a movie in the conference room, or sitting in the lounge sharing pictures and enjoying the warmth of the fire, all added up to a vacation to remember.

Room Tip: There are rooms with mountain views, and being on the first level has better WiFi signal.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clayton, California
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Homestyle family dinners where you get to meet the other guests are wonderful, the buffets are huge, and the warm chocolate chip cookies that are put out at 4pm are to die for! Since there are no TVs in the rooms, everyone gathers in the common room (or bar) to play cards, chat, or read. It is a great way to end a hard day of skiing. Staff is mostly young skiers so they are very friendly and helpful, one even made a new coffee drink creation - coffee, kahlua, godiva liquer and Baileys - heaven! The rooms are quite basic but the atmosphere rules!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington State
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The combination of Alta and the Alta Peruvian is as good as it gets for a ski vacation. There are different styles of ski vacations and if you care about the "village", " the scene" or need a 46 inch TV in your room, go someplace else. That is not an insult. As the bumper sticker says "Alta is for skier's". The Alta Peruvian is a great place to stay at Alta. The staff is universally pleasant and the food is very good, well excellent. I give the Chateau Whistler and the Alta Peruvian the same rating for very different reasons. It is in my opinion is great for couples and friend. For my family at this point (4 children) it would not be the best. This will not be the case in a few years, when I suspect they won't let me go with out them.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canandaigua
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

This place is a time machine! If you are looking for a super friendly, social, and fun place come here. My 18 year old son and I really enjoyed having dinner and breakfast with the other guests, This place is an old school ski lodge, family meals and spartan rooms. The heated pool is big and hot tubs are great. The nightly movies were fun. This place is great if you don't need a fancy room.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deerfield, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

The staff is great and service at the restaurant was outstanding. The rooms are small and outdated but adequate.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I stayed here for an early season ski vacation. Lodge is very close to Collins lift and there are shuttle vans running back and forth all day long. Only 1 minute from the lodge to the lift. This is a great 1960's style lodge. The accomodations are basic, but the food is great. You can purchase lift tickets in the Pro Shop to avoid lines at Alta. Personnel are very friendly and helpful, not to mention I made some great new friends among the guests. Prices are reasonable and I would say it's a good value.

Room Tip: Nordic rooms are very basic with two twin beds and a sink. Toilet/Shower down teh hall. Alpine roo...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

How does one describe a place that is unlike any other?? If you love friendly, homey, laid back and a total blast (never mind the best skiing in the world) then come have a drink, stay, eat, ski & meet wonderful people at the fabulous Alta Peruvian Lodge. Nothing compares.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Alta Peruvian Lodge

Address: Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, P.O. Box 8017, Alta, UT 84092-8017
Location: United States > Utah > Wasatch Range > Alta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Alta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alta Peruvian Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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