My husband and I splurged to have a few nights in the mountains before a conference in Salt Lake City. We do quite a bit of traveling and have stayed in some amazing places and this is one of our favorites of all time. Wyatt, who manages the property, was super cool. He hooked us up with maps and directions for a perfect hike up to Stewart Falls (which we could access by walking right out our front door). He also showed us how to access another spot (only available to renters) down the mountain next to a babbling brook with another tipi and amazing party area. He was very helpful. I am a graphic designer so I was gaga over the way this place is decorated - very graphic. I loved it. The hot tub rocked and is below the house so we felt protected. I got some great photos of the wild sunflowers growing all around the property. Beautiful.
We had a hilarious experience while at the cottage. We had bought a giant homemade chocolate chip cookie to have for later and set it on the bar counter in the kitchen next to the window. A few hours later I went to get the cookie and it was gone. We were supposed to share it so I was not too happy with my husband, but he denied taking it. Next thing you know we see a little squirrel skittering around the front porch. My husband made a funny comment about the critter taking it, but the cookie was bigger than he (or she) was! I go back into the kitchen and inspect the area and see a tiny little hole in the screen. Funny thing is, there's no ledge or anywhere to perch on the outside of the window. This little squirrel must have been hanging on with his little claws nibbling away at the screen to get that giant cookie. Meanwhile my husband shouts that he found the plastic wrap in the yard. I turn around and THERE's THE SQUIRREL! Inside the house staring me down in the kitchen demanding another cookie!!! Ha ha ha! I got a blurry pic before he ran off! We closed the window and he came peeking around a few more times then we didn't see him again. Gave a great laugh!