Accomodations here were clean and comfortable. Really- I would stay here again in a flash. First, the location is tremendous- right on the mountain; Second, our room was tidy and spotless; Third, the lobby was a blast from the past; Fourth, the price was good; Fifth, there was a great outdoors hottub.
The manager - Monika Dietz was just great. She made us feel very welcome, and she just "fit" the place. It's an older property and felt like the 70's and to keep the 70's feel, Monika played Grateful Dead music and Jefferson Airplane, Crosby Stills and Nash. You get the idea. There's a round fireplace pit and a greenhouse window-end thingy in the lobby. We had a Christmas tree. There are games galore to play, movies to check out and play on the VHS player (in the recreation area), and even a wall pay phone in one of the hallways (something you don't see anymore). This lodge has guest rooms and hostel bunk rooms to rent. There was a microwave and cooler for guests' use in the recreation area. I felt like I was in college in the 70s again, and there were plenty of young lodge guests there that were so fun to talk with.
I have to say we had NO mice in our room, it was extremely quiet (no snowplows), was very clean, and exactly what we needed. Our only complaint was that the wall thermostat didn't seem to work, but we never asked anyone to fix it and we were comfortable, so what the hay! (And I've stayed in way more expensive rooms that had the same problem)
Breakfast was cereal, toast, and packaged muffins. All the hot chocolate and coffee you wanted all day long. Obviously nothing special, but it worked. We had dinner at Molly Greens - also at the mountain - and it was really good as well (try the jalapeno burger). The food was delicious (and hot contrary to another person's complaint) and the drinks were fabulous. There was a fancier restaurant down the road that would pick you up at the lodge and bring you back, but we opted for the cuisine closer by so we could head to bed a little earlier.
- Also Known As:
- Brighton Hotel Brighton
- Brighton Lodge Utah