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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

First time at Rustler Lodge after coming to Alta/Snowbird for over 30 years and wonder why I never came here before. Everything about it was great from the service, room, food, pool, convenience, etc.

We stayed in a king room in the newer wing with a mountain view and found it to be spacious and clean. The bed and pillows are very comfortable.

My only complaint might be the price but you definitely get what you pay for. We will return.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SheridanDavis, Assistant Manager at Alta's Rustler Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Thank you! We're delighted you decided to give the Rustler Lodge a try and found everything to your liking. Looking forward to your swift return,

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Reviewed April 5, 2019

I just returned from my 4th annual "guys ski trip" to Alta and the Rustler Lodge and our affection for the place and the people there keeps on growing. The personal service says it all: on the first day of our first visit four years ago the guy at reception offered to lend me his personal ski pants and jacket when he heard the airline had lost my luggage - wow! On our most recent stay we were regularly joined by managers and staff for a quick chat in the lounge before dinner, and post-dinner drinks at the bar are always fun: swapping great music playlists and wildlife photography tips with the bartender John, and getting tips from the local staff on where to ski the next morning. We were even joined by the owner Jeff at dinner one night, who shared hilarious and colorful stories about the history of the Rustler and Alta in general.

At first glance the Rustler can look a bit industrial in places (it's built to withstand a major avalanche...), but the overall vibe is warm, relaxed and welcoming. It's the real deal that skiers from all over hear about when discussing Alta: An authentic skiers lodge where the guests and the staff all share a love of serious skiing at a serious mountain. It's a bit expensive but utterly unpretentious and always welcoming, whether you are there to reconnect with a group of good friends or enjoy a multi-generational family ski holiday.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jeff A, Owner at Alta's Rustler Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Hi Dave, I had a great time with you guys too. When you make your next reservation, make sure the reservations' girls inform me as to your dates ahead of time so I can make contact with you in Alta. Say hi to Urie and Ken. I look forward to seeing and the Colgate boy next trip.

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Reviewed April 2, 2019

Alta is an incredible ski mountain, with "the greatest snow on earth," and Rustler makes for an absolute DREAM trip. It has become an annual addiction for me and several friends (early 50's) - the dopamine release starts with just thinking about returning the next year. The Rustler is, quite literally, one of my very favorite places in the world - the rare respite from the freneticism of modern, internet-obsessed life. The property ambiance that would be impossible to replicate and has been carefully cultivated over the years, with an obsessive attention to detail, by owner Jeff Anderson and key long-tenured staff: Tauni in reservations, Rebecca, Jackie and Sheridan smiling & chatting with guests everywhere and John who has been running the bar for nearly 3 decades (carefully curating a great 'Funk Jazz' play list). All are fabulous and make returning to this property a truly unique and welcoming experience. I've been back 4 times since my original review "Old School Idyllic" (2/27/16) and I can't imagine a year passing without returning to the Rustler. There are only 2 other properties that meet that same threshold for me: The Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui and The Carmel Valley Ranch...it is a VERY high bar. All share the characteristics of a unique property in a fabulous location with broad range of amenities and tenured, welcoming staff. I hesitated to write this review, simply for the same reason for this sign at the Sugarloaf lift (after a foot of fresh powder): "Remember to tell your friends that it never snows at Alta." I decided to write the review because Jeff & the staff deserve all the accolades. Be forewarned though - the Rustler+Alta is addicting.

Room tip: Anything with a Mountain View
Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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SheridanDavis, Assistant Manager at Alta's Rustler Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thank you! We're glad we keep you coming back, and appreciate the high praise of colleagues who help create the culture that has you returning year after year. Your pictures are wonderful, and your compliments are even better. We appreciate you! Looking forward to your next visit,

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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We are a group of professionals, mainly dentists, that have returned to the Rustler for 26 successive years. The lodge is wonderful, with great amenities, an amazing staff, ski in, ski out at Alta. Likely the best ski area in the US for pure skiing and snow. I’d recommend staying there as a group or couples. Food is awesome, wonderful spa facilities and no need to go anywhere once there.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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SheridanDavis, Assistant Manager at Alta's Rustler Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

We're grateful for your level of loyalty! We do not take you for granted. Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Here is to another 26 years of staying with us at the Rustler. Warmly,

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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

We, a family with 4 children ( 3,5,14,14), had a wonderful time during a weeklong skiing / spring break trip. The lodge is extremely well run. Very kid friendly. Our daughter loved the kids table at night. Skiing is true ski in /ski out. Food is great. The heated outdoor pool was super relaxing. Staff super friendly and very attentive.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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SheridanDavis, Assistant Manager at Alta's Rustler Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your family ski trip. We're honored to be your "base camp" for creating memories together.

Skiing is a lifetime sport multiple generations can enjoy. Our goal is to allow you to explore our mountain environment by providing a relaxing, luxurious stay where your gourmet meals are included and all the amenities you might wish for are at your fingertips. No meal planning, cooking or cleaning required!

Your accolades complimenting our friendliness, courteous staff, operations, kid programs and pool are very appreciated. I hope you were able to take advantage of our spa services too. We look forward to your next visit. With warm regards,

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