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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
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • 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
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Updated 21/06/25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/06/25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 hotels in Alta
Travellers' Choice
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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Ski rentals
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Ski In / Ski Out
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Dining area
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Steven K wrote a review Apr 2021
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
Response from Sheridan Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 13 Apr 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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Laurendell wrote a review Mar 2020
Ramsey, New Jersey
Hotel's Favourite
2nd year staying at the Rustler and already can't wait till next year! Super convenient ski-in ski-out , small but ample ski shop on premises, comfortable accomodations (the room and bathroom has great storage), great food (so much food! The breakfast is outstanding), but what really makes it is all the little thoughtful touches (boot warmers in the closet!) and the staff that treat you like family (family they like, that is!) ... it's more like staying in an intimate family ski lodge than a hotel. Its not super-extreme-lux like what you can get in Aspen or Jackson Hole , there's no pretention, but for our family thats what makes it great and will keep us coming back. It's literally perfect ! One small suggestion/idea - given the whole 'robe scene' happening , child size robes for the kids would be a nice touch !
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sheridan Davis, Other at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 13 Aug 2020
Thank you LaurenDell for a literally perfect review. We hope to welcome you back to your Rustler family this season. Your appreciation of our Lodge and articulation of what makes us unique makes us very humble. Be well, stay safe, and THINK SNOW! Warmly, Sheridan Davis Assistant Manager
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Kathy K wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York
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 11 Apr 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 York
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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Response from Sheridan Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 11 Apr 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, VA
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
Response from Sheridan Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at Alta's Rustler Lodge
Responded 11 Apr 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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US$521 - US$1 050 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Ski and Summer Resort (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, free breakfast, and a pool.
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 free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Yes, free parking is 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 pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna 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 centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Alta.
Are any cleaning services offered at Alta's Rustler Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Alta's Rustler Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.