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A Family Vacation to Remember

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 390 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Ranch, Great Adventure! Sleeps up to 12

“Elk Valley Ranch is an incredible adventureland for families! The open space and scenery is unparalleled and the proximity to Boulder Mountain and Capital Reef makes it possible to do more things than you thought you could in a short amount of time.

Beyond the surroundings, the beautiful converted barn (built in 2004) 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 the barn 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 our 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, smoker and oversize griddle.

More Details

Owner
Sandy Dietlein
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

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 Utah

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

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Grover

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 390 m²
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

A Family Vacation to Remember
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Corvallis
5

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: May 25, 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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North Palm Beach, FL
5

Charming and Unusual

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! It's a unique barn converted into very comfortable and spacious living quarters. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the quiet setting is super relaxing. Sandy was in touch with me several times before and during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed (we didn't need a thing!). The location is close to Capitol Reef National Park, which is a well-kept secret along the grand Circle Loop of Utah's wonderful parks. If it fits into your itinerary, I highly recommend this place and this location!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea, We are always happy to have happy guest. Thank you for your stay. Sandy
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Herriman Utah
5

Would definitely recommend this to anyone!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the barn

With our adult kids and grandson ,we even had our well behaved dogs with us. We really enjoyed our stay at Elk Valley Ranch. We were able to ride our ATV's / UTV straight from the property which made it nice for not having the trailer them.. Sandy was wonderful in giving us directions and letting us stay longer on our checkout day since no one was coming in that day. The only thing I could suggest to them is to leave more instruction on where they would like used bedding placed when we leave and where to leave trash or where to dump the trash We hated to leave it there out back. All in all it was a fabulous weekend and a very unique experience for all of us .

Thank you Sandy for allowing us to stay in your wonderful barn

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful cabin

  • 4 of 5

We were a party three families, and had a great time. Only stayed two nights, which was too short! The owners have a great six day itinerary in the binder on the kitchen counter, wish we had enough time to do all of their suggestions. This is a quirky, personal place with interesting books and decor. The bathrooms are a bit non-typical, and we only figured out on the last day that there are door stoppers that can be used as "locks" to them. The kids loved the playroom; the hosts are very kind. It is a bit of a drive south to spots in Escalante or Boulder, but Capitol Reef is close.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Annalise, for your review. We are always happy when our guests enjoy themselves.
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Herriman, Utah
5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect getaway for spring break! Our kids went crazy for the lofts where the kids slept and played. They loved flying kites in the surrounding fields, dyeing Easter eggs on the back patio, and swinging on the porch swing. We all felt like we had arrived at a family property, as we felt so comfortable in the cabin. It was well stocked with most everything we needed and had enough space for everyone to have room to settle in and relax. We loved the many bathrooms on the main floor as it seemed like everyone wanted to shower at the same time. The beds were very comfortable and there was dining space for everyone. We couldn't have asked for a better setting for our weekend away. Capitol Reef National Park has always been a favorite and now that we've found this cabin, we'll visit even more often. Thank you Allen and Sandy for providing such an inviting place.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A grand and unique space in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our three kids, with three grandparents, explored Capitol Reef NP while staying at the barn. It's big, and probably perfect for large families. We had more than enough space -- could have fit ten more kids. It was cold, so we largely stayed indoors, although it seemed like there was lots to explore just outside. Highly recommended as a memorable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Larson's, Thank you for your nice review, and for staying at the Barn. Wish the weather had been warmer, but it's cozy inside, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. Come again. Sandy
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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Grover

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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
A$435
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$133.78 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

Cancellation Policy: No refunds if cancelled within 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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