An enjoyable vacation home called “Hilda’s Heritage” having a gigantic stone chimney two stories tall and a wide, thick mantle with a beautiful wood-burning-fire-place-insert below gives one a sense of security, peace and comfort. A large, rustic chandelier hanging from the center of the high ceiling is adjustable for full light for playing games or subdued lighting for a restful evening. The kitchen, though narrow, has a refrigerator, a stove top, a microwave oven hid away above the double ovens, a dishwasher, dishes, towels, and many useful items such as an electric carving knife and a blender. There are ample dishes, pans and utensils, and cupboards for food supplies. The dining table, near the kitchen, has room for up to eight adults, and the high chair is nearby for a small child. Adjacent to the full bath and laundry room are two bedrooms, each with queen size beds.
Upstairs is the loft having comfortable sofas for eight or more guests, a TV hooked to VHS and DVD players. A large supply of VHS movies are there available for viewing. The master bath is on this level surrounded by three bedrooms--two with regular beds and one with stacked bunk beds.
The home is secluded, surrounded by impressive evergreen trees, aspen, and other trees and shrubs. All this is in its natural, original native setting. There is a pleasant, large lawn watered by sprinklers in the summer. The home has a deck at the entrance suitable for relaxation in the summer, and a second, larger deck with benches at the ground level. Table and chairs, and other summer stuff are stored.
Also for summer there are swings a slippery slide, and a volley ball net. Next to the ground-level deck is a concrete patio featuring a rock fireplace. The fireplace was spared when the original house was torn down.
We have a nice foot bridge next to the patio that crosses over the creek to get to our handy parking area. This creek originates at majestic Stewart Falls which is about two miles to the west. The trail to these falls can be found at the road side just west of our neighbor’s parking area. Cross a small bridge there.
There are several parking spots under the trees next to the patio. After crossing the major bridge from the Alpine Loop Road one turns left onto Stewart Road. This road goes down a steep hill for about a block. Stop at the bottom before crossing the bridge there, and turn into Hilda’s Heritage, go up a slight hill and park near the patio. Go up the three steps to get onto the patio.
Hilda’s Heritage has a gas furnace for winter heat. There is no air conditioning since the home stays cool in the summer because of the shade from the many large trees.
Hilda’s Heritage was finished in 1978 and the living area described above is 1900 square feet.
Windows on the south are two tiers high and about as wide as the main room which overlooks the creek, foot bridge, outdoor fire place and parking areas. For scenic views you may wish to take a nature hike to the west where Mountain Timpanogos comes into view. Taking a trip on the ski lift has lots of great scenic views, so you will be happy if you take your camera.
This home is on Stewart Road. Sundance Ski area is just across the road, and the main facilities are east about two blocks away. This is the base area having the restaurants, shops, ski lift, meeting rooms, and other pleasant things.