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10380 E State Highway 210 P.O. Box 8030, Alta, UT 84092-9501
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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Updated 09/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 hotels in Alta
Alta's Rustler Lodge is located in the town of Alta, Utah. It is at the base of the Alta Ski Resort, which boasts of 500 inches of "the greatest snow on Earth" annually. Alta is 45 minutes southeast of both the Salt Lake International Airport and Salt Lake City. Alta is a small town in the Wasatch Mountains resting at 8600 feet above sea level with surrounding peaks of 11,000 feet! There are 400 local residents, 5 ski lodges, a few private homes and a number of condominiums. Alta is within National Forest boundaries and both the town and the forest service regulate much of the activity. Alta is one mile from the Snowbird ski resort and within 90 minutes of Park City and 5 other local ski areas. Alta’s Rustler Lodge is the premiere lodge in Alta is rated #1 on TripAdvisor. The Rustler prides itself on “service above all”. The Rustler has the best food in Little Cottonwood Canyon prepared by our chef, Ed McCall. Alta’s Rustler Lodge has 85 guest rooms and operates on modified american plan.
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10380 E State Highway 210 P.O. Box 8030, Alta, UT 84092-9501
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Steven K wrote a review Apr 2021
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The Rustler, simply put, is the perfect spot for total relaxation! While our family has been going to the Rustler for over 20 years during Christmas, a last minute post vaccine trip was even more remarkable. Their COVID19 safety protocols were of the same excellent quality as the food, staff, and ambience. We felt safe and comfortable at all times. The wipes in the elevators were a nice addition and made touching buttons stress-free. The Rustler is a totally stress-free experience and the staff always succeeds in exceeding your expectations! They even know what you want before you do. They always deliver! Thanks to Kate. Meg, Tom, Tauni, Rachael, Sheridan, Vicky, John, Paul and Seth-to name only a few of the outstanding people that contribute daily to making you feel "at home" at the Rustler. See you in eight months!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded Apr 13, 2021
Dear Steve: We're not transcendent, you're transcendent! Thank you for your lovely review but more importantly, your consistent stays with your extended family for decades. Your kind, specific compliments are most appreciated. Though we're at the end of a ski season like no other, we are looking forward to our next, and you all are an essential part of the Rustler family we are delighted to see year over year. Have a wonderful summer and thank you for your lovely review. On behalf of all of us here, be well and think snow! Sheridan Davis, Assistant Manager, Alta's Rustler Lodge
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Jeff P wrote a review Feb 2021
Blacksburg, Virginia70 contributions23 helpful votes
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My wife and I recently spent 5 nights at the Rustler for a skiing vacation. We cannot say enough great things about our experience. The room was spacious, comfortable, homey and clean. The bathroom was large, very clean and had great water pressure. Even the soaps/shampoos/lotions were memorable. The staff was extraordinarily friendly and courteous. Everyone went out of their way to make sure we had a positive experience. Even more kudos to the dining room! The food was fantastic, especially the 4 course dinner. The homemade soups and breads were extra memorable. An extra shout out to Vicky, one of the dining room managers. Every time she was working she came by our table to chat, make sure we were satisfied, and just assure we were having the best meal possible. Also, on the first day I had to go over to the Alta ticket office to pick up our lift tickets. It was snowing heavily and the shuttle driver was kind enough to take me there, wait until I completed my business, and bring me right back. The staff were VERY conscientious about COVID protection policies. The hotel is right on the ski slopes of Alta for an easy ski in/ski out experience. Also, the lodge had a Powder House Ski Shop on the premises. This was the 3rd season my wife had been looking for new skies. Up to this trip she hadn't been able to find a pair she liked enough to purchase and had become frustrated and confused by all the choices and technical talk of the sales people. The staff here was incredibly helpful and able to talk with us in easy to understand terms. A couple of days and she found skies she really liked. They even gave her the option of buying the demo pair at a big discount if she so chose. We could not of been happier with our stay. We will be going back to The Rustler Lodge and looking forward to our return trip. Don't miss out!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded Feb 21, 2021
Thank you so much for your review. I was so delighted that you had a great trip to the Rustler. I just love hearing from people that that feel the same as the management and I do about the place. And, to be sure, I will pass your kind words onto Vicki. Thanks Jeff Anderson Owner Thanks
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Kathy K wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York1 contribution
The Rustler is my happy place! My family and I have visited for twenty-five consecutive years, and it has never gotten old. Each staff member, from those who light the fires and clear away the “Apres Ski” dishes to the general managers, does their utmost to make every guest feel as comfortable as possible. The guest rooms and public areas could not be cleaner (pre-pandemic as well as during COVID-19), the food is superb and plentiful, and the overall atmosphere is one of fun and relaxation. The ski in/ski out location can’t be beat, and the ride to and from the airport is quick. In short — Alta’s Rustler Lodge — its facilities, its staff, its location — is a bit of heaven on earth!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Sheridan Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded Apr 11, 2021
Dear Kathy, I read your review with a large smile on my face remembering many delightful aspects of your recent stay. It is an honor to host your family for so many years and grow to know you all a bit--including the youngest generation! Thank you for choosing the Rustler for your family's home base here in Alta. Guests like you make our work "a bit of heaven on earth" and we look forward to your swift return next season. Have a wonderful summer! Warmly, Sheridan Davis, Assistant Manager, Alta's Rustler Lodge
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Alexandra K wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York4 contributions3 helpful votes
We've been coming to the Rustler every Christmas for the last 20+ years. It is truly our home away from home. The customer service is exceptional, and every single year, the whole staff makes us feel like family. The Rustler has the most magical energy, and we've made some of our closest friends at the lodge -- folks who also come back year after year, and who we now meet up with all over the world. One of the things I look forward to the most is the food. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all excellent (though if I had to choose, I think breakfast is my favorite -- the buffet is truly drool-worthy). The staff is so flexible and makes a concerted effort to meet every single need during each meal. All of the amenities are so luxurious -- the pool. hot tubs, sauna, steam room, spa (the best massages!!), the ski shop, the ease of ski in/ski out, etc. -- and make for a wonderful, EASY vacation. Everything is right there. We traveled back to the Rustler this April during COVID (after having missed our usual December trip due to the virus), and we were all blown away by their COVID-related precautions. The lodge felt safe and comfortable, and the precautions were in place without sacrificing any of the luxury. We're already counting the days until we return in December! Thanks to Kate, Tom, Meg, Rachel, Tauni, John, Vicky, Sheridan, Paul, and the whole crew for everything, as always!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded Apr 11, 2021
Alexandra, thank you for your glowing review and mention of so many of us who look forward to your extended family's visits every year. It is an honor to come to know the next generation of your family, and your kindness and appreciation are part of what makes the Rustler have "magical energy". I am convinced that we have the canyon's very best guests. Thank you for being part of the culture that helps set us apart and makes our work a joy. Be well, have a wonderful summer, and we all can't wait to see you again when the snow flies in December. With warm regards, Sheridan Davis, Assistant Manager, Alta's Rustler Lodge
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Tom F wrote a review Apr 2021
Newport News, VA50 contributions50 helpful votes
Just returned fron my first stay at the Rustler Lodge. Could not have been better. The check in process was the most efficient I have ever experienced. From pulling in the parking lot to on the slopes in 45 mins. Every single moment was perfect. Cecret room was great for myself and my son. Basic, but it is a lodge. Location and ammenities are great. The food was fantastic. If you have a request, they will meet it.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded Apr 11, 2021
Tom F, thank you for choosing to stay with us for what I hope will be the first of many visits with your son. Our Cecret rooms are some of my favorite at the Rustler, as their balconies and location place you closer to the slopes than any other rooms in Alta. We could not hope for higher praise than hearing "every single moment was perfect" during your visit. Thank you. It is our goal that the Rustler becomes your home away from home when you choose to visit Alta. Looking forward to your next stay. Warmly, Sheridan Davis, Assistant Manager, Alta's Rustler Lodge
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alta's Rustler Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Big Cottonwood Canyon (4.5 miles), Alta Ski Area (0.2 miles), and Snowbird (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Yes, free public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Silver Fork Lodge & Restaurant, Shallow Shaft Restaurant, and The Aerie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and a pool with a view during their stay.
Does Alta's Rustler Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Alta's Rustler Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Alta's Rustler Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Alta.
Does Alta's Rustler Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Meyer Gallery (8.1 miles) and McPolin Farm (8.3 miles).