We make our best effort to get to Alta and especially Alta's Rustler Lodge each year. There is a reason why so many reserve their room for the following year upon departure. Utah in general is our preferred destination because of the close proximity of all ski mountains to the airport, the friendlier altitude, and most of all the infamous Utah snow that seldom fails to disappoint vs. other states.
If you want luxury that truly makes you feel at home with phenomenal buffet breakfasts and four course dinners that are included in the rates, in addition to outstanding scenery, a gorgeous outdoor pool and hot tub plus an indoor hot tub, a full spa and many other amenities, you have found the right place. There is no schlepping of groceries and cooking on vacation, so this is the experience that gives all members of the family a true vacation.
We love the casual feel it has - some come up for cocktail hour from the pool in their robes and swap ski stories with those who are still in their boots. Jeans and sweaters are perfectly acceptable at dinner. Coffee, hot tea, some fruit and small snacks are available and complimentary throughout the day.
The staff could not be more professional or friendlier and they will go out of their way to do things outside the box of what one would normally expect. It is not unusual to see many Europeans and Australians staying here. Whether you have a family with children, a fun group of friends, or you are just looking to have a romantic getaway, you are missing out if you don't make it to The Rustler!