Happy Birthday to Me
Submitted: February 11, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
My girlfriend and I recently stayed 4 nights at The Mangy Moose for my birthday and skied Brighton and Solitude. It far exceeded our expectations and Honi and Dave went out of their way to make sure of that. The cabin is intimate and cozy for a couple but could also comfortably sleep 10 due to the amount of beds (all beds fit into 2 rooms so 5 couples would not have their own private room but a very large bachelor(ette) party or a double date or a roomy 'just the 2 of us' get-away works perfectly). There was a large amount of firewood inside for the fireplace, which was burning constantly for us. The hot tub was fantastic and very nice to climb into after skiing. The kitchen was roomy and had all the items needed to cook each meal. Dave even let us park our truck in the garage to get out of the big snow Big Cottonwood Canyon is known for. Speaking of trucks, make sure you take the 4x4 requirement seriously in winter months. Both the road service (and Dave) do stellar work to keep the roads clear but 4 wheel drive is an absolute must for safely getting around the canyon.
Now for the part that's not advertised on VRBO. Honi stayed in touch throughout our stay to make sure we had all we needed, even scheduling a hot tub service to make a well-working hot tub work perfectly. She texted with local ski deals and fireworks planned, allowed us a late checkout, and rallied the neighbors for a bonfire on the back of the property, complete with tunes and libations galore. All this to say, you can't find a personal touch like this hardly anywhere. Honi and Dave truly want you to have a great time in a great cabin in one of the world's greatest ski areas and real vacation spots you'll find. If it's nightlife and trendy apres ski activities you are after, Park City is for you; but if you want twice the snow for half the price and room to breathe, the other side of the Wasatch is your place.
Thanks guys for having us in your wonderful cabin for my 39th birthday; I hope to rally more troops to stay at The Mangy Moose for my 40th!
Families with Teenagers,
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