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Butch Cassidy Country Vacation at Capitol Reef

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful Ranch, Great Adventure! Sleeps up to 12

Nestled between Boulder Mountain and the wild country of Capitol Reef National park where Butch Cassiday and his gang rode and hid out, lies Elk Valley Ranch. Butch often visited his friend Earl, who sometimes rode with him, here in this stunning valley. The wild rides and escapades of Butch’s day are over, but adventure and excitement still remain in this amazing part of Utah. Our lodge will exceed your expectations! It is the perfect place to bring your large family and grandchildren. The attention to details are perfect. The large open main floor of is fabulous with an open beamed ceiling, antiques and comfortable furniture. The kitchen will feel like home with granite countertops and great space to prepare meals for your large group, as well as having enough seating for all at two large beautiful tables. There are great spaces for all of the adults to visit as well as kids. In the Great room is a pool table, flat screen TV/DVD, film and book libraries, game table and board games, as well as free WI FI. The spacious bathrooms are great with three sinks and in one and two in the other. The Cliff Overlook bedroom has a king size bed and the Gone Fishin' bedroom has two queens. Another queen bed is nestled in one corner of the Great Room. The loft is perfect for children who feel like they're having a sleepover.

Most meals are enjoyed on the large flower surrounded patio complete with BBQ, and fire pit.

More Details

Sandy Dietlein
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Sandy Dietlein

'Let's go to the Ranch' has become the constant cry from our family since 1970. We purchased this Ranch as a getaway from a busy life in California and a place for our kids to learn how to work hard and play hard. For over four decades the Ranch has become our family's favorite place to be. We know your family will love it too, there's a magic about the Ranch that will make you want to return.

Your hosts,

Allan and Sandy Dietlein

Sandy Dietlein purchased this lodge in 1970

Why Sandy Dietlein chose Grover

Sandy was born in Utah and along with Allan felt that owning a piece of property there would be a benefit for the family That has proved true as our 60 plus family members have all become best friends from their stays at the ranch.

What makes this lodge unique

It's great for families

Great for vacations

Great for adventures


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Grover

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ladies Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , 3 sinks at the vanity
    Mens Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , oversized shower with 3 shower heads
    upstairs half bathroom - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Cliff Overlook Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
    Gone Fishing Bedroom - 2 large double bed
    Main Floor Bed - 1 large double bed
    Loft - 1 sofa bed/futon , 5-6 pads for children to sleep on
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


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Butch Cassidy Country Vacation at Capitol Reef
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Fabulous place to relax and play!

  • 5 of 5

We adored our out-of-the-way barn home in Grover, Utah, beautifully made into a comfortable, perfectly appointed home for a family gathering. We were just two couples, but we loved all the space to hang out. We saw elk in the meadow and marmots in the pasture and bunnies under the wonderful sage shrubs that perfumed the air. Sandy had all kinds of information on local sights to see and we especially enjoyed discovering Capitol Reef National Park. We'd already been to Zion and Bryce so thought we wouldn't be impressed with this little-known park, but on the contrary! We were fascinated by the differences in the three national treasures and loved the many hiking and historical options.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy you enjoyed your stay, and that your discovered what an amazing area this is.
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Beautiful and unique stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the favorite home of the whole group for our 10 day road trip thru Utah! It has everything we needed and wanted including being a nice distance from Capitol Reef NP. We grilled steaks one night and had dinner in; The kitchen was well stocked for cooking.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location!

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome spot

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Great space. Great owners.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location is much more stunning than the pictures show!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here recently with two other senior couples. Rustic (it is a barn) but creatively and beautifully redone as a vacation rental. Let me say first of all that this space is probably more suited to family groups than three or more couples traveling together. The open bed in the living area and the two beds in one bedroom might be a bit awkward for couples. We were close friends, so not a problem for us. Also, the spiral staircase to the two bedrooms is not ideal for older people, but we managed it just fine. That said, the location is just stunning, the pictures do not do it justice. This is a working ranch set between Boulder Mountain and the beautiful mesas and spires of Capitol Reef country. If you are like me (I grew up in the 50's wanting to be a cowboy), this is a VRBO that will be high on your come back list!

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Butch Cassidy Country Vacation at Elk Valley Ranch! The furnishings were lovely, the place was clean, we had everything we needed, and Sandy even left us a nice treat. Ariel, the ranch manager, was extremely nice and very accommodating. The scenery was spectacular on the ranch. We had fun going on long walks on the vast property as well as watching the daily life on the ranch. I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kit, we're always happy when our guests enjoy the ranch. Thanks for coming.
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Nearest Airport
225 Miles
Salt Lake Cityi
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Sadlery
Nearest Golf
75 Miles
Richfield, Utah
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cafe Diablo
Car: necessary

For those who love great hiking in slot and gorge canyons, or fishing in high mountain lakes or valley streams, or mountain biking, hunting, visiting one of America's most unique National Parks, Capitol Reef, this is the perfect place. It is Utah's best kept secret!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Grover

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$134.81 + Tax

Cancellation Policy: No refunds if cancelled within 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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