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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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#1 of 3 in Alta
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Ski rentals
Valet parking
Pool with view
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Steam room
Ski In / Ski Out
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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David S wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
By the end of our stay, we were on a first name basis with several of the staff. The room and amenities are first class. The restaurant's rotation and range of menu was a real treat. The access to the rope-tow, on-site ski shop, and Apres happy hour snacks and beer are other convenient thoughts.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from Sheridan Davis, Other at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 3 Apr 2022
We want each stay to remind you of the best of what family should be. Thank you for your glowing review. Part of the joy of working at the Rustler is the genuine culture of hospitality that permeates the lodge. Our guests bask in it and reflect it. To get to know you is a genuine delight and very rewarding. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your swift return! Sheridan Davis Assistant Manager Alta's Rustler Lodge
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Jeff P wrote a review Feb 2021
Blacksburg, Virginia72 contributions24 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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
Response from Jeff Anderson, Owner at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 21 Feb 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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PollyB550 wrote a review Mar 2022
Conway, Massachusetts17 contributions4 helpful votes
I can't say enough about Rustlers. It is one of my favorite places to stay anywhere. It is expensive but worth it. We've been going periodically over for over 25 years and it is unquestionably the best place to stay- wonderful friendly staff, great food, beautiful dining room and bar, great pool and hot tub - the only bad part is having to leave, and waiting to return.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Response from Sheridan Davis, Other at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 3 Apr 2022
Nothing could make us happier than making you happier. To chose to stay with us for over 25 years is an accolade we are very grateful to have earned. Thank you for considering us the best. We look forward to your swift return and thank you again for choosing to make so many memories at the Rustler. Warmly, Sheridan Davis Assistant Manager Alta's Rustler Lodge
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Fusspo wrote a review Mar 2022
38 contributions29 helpful votes
We have been at the Rustler several times and ski a lot in Utah and Colorado so I can reliably report on what is undeniably the best ski lodging experience in existence . Once one shows up ( easy shuttle ride from airport ) everything is looked after. Ski rental is in the building as is the outdoor hot tub, heated outdoor pool and the spa for massages. Buffet breakfast daily and three course sit down dinner plus dessert is included in the price of lodging . Ski in and ski out with ski locker Rope tow at the base takes you to main lifts The hotel has its own chairlift ! Hotel bar Laundry Library and games room Friendly staff Complementary snacks around 5 Extensive selection of skis for rental Can bring your own wine for dinner, corking fee We have stayed in Mountain View rooms and in lower level rooms . All good , as mostly one just sleeps in the rooms Remember to book your dinner time before you come for the first night or 2. Book your massage ahead too. ALTA is a great mountain , ski only , and the Rustler makes it even better. Can cross over to Snowbird at the top and ski there too. Do yourself a favor and stay at the Rustler. It takes all the annoyance factor out of the ski trip so you can enjoy the skiing without the fuss factor.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Sheridan Davis, Other at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 30 Mar 2022
What an amazing review! Thank you for the many details you mention that make the Rustler so special and help those who haven't visited us understand a bit about what sets us apart. For those who want a true ski vacation, without the worries of food planning and preparation, staying slopeside with us is a luxurious experience that will spoil you forevermore. Looking forward to your swift return with many thanks, Sheridan Davis Assistant Manager Alta's Rustler Lodge
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wearvino wrote a review Mar 2022
Vermont19 contributions2 helpful votes
I have had the privilege of staying at the Rustler several times in recent years, and the first time was way back in the early 1970s. It remains at the top of anyplace I've stayed anywhere in the US or Europe. Do not hesitate to treat yourself to this ski in/ski out experience at Alta. In spite of the Covid challenges, staff and management provided a very steady hand in 2022 to make this winter as good as all the others. I appreciated their vaccination requirement and felt safer as a result. The food is excellent, the bar is an oasis, the pool/hot tubs always a good temperature, and the in house ski shop will rent you all the gear you need. Leave your skis at home and rent quality skis that match the conditions during your stay. Make the Rustler your Alta home!
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Date of stay: February 2022
Response from Sheridan Davis, Other at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 23 Mar 2022
What a lovely review! Thank you for the high praise! We're always delighted to have guests stay with us and become part of the Rustler family. I am so glad that you are part of the clan. It is our pleasure to pamper our guests, and our goal to make the Rustler the easiest and most relaxing ski experience available. I am so glad we were able to make you and so many of our guests feel safer with our vaccination requirements. Looking forward to your swift return, 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 (7.2 km), Alta Ski Area (0.3 km), and Snowbird (2.3 km).
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, The Aerie, and Shallow Shaft Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, 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.
Does Alta's Rustler Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Alta's Rustler Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Alta's Rustler Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Alta.
Does Alta's Rustler Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.