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Aspen Lodge ~ Luxurious Retreat @ Bear Lake & Near Beach Access Points

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 24-40)

Book Now for your summer holiday vacation! Accepting reservations now.

Planning a WEDDING? Book the Aspen Lodge for your event. So much to enjoy and lots of room for your guests.

Enjoy your next vacation in luxury at Bear Lake. Your family and friends are sure to enjoy this luxurious lodging with 5 bedrooms that includes a huge bunk/movie/game area in a sprawling 4500 sq ft lodge. The home is situated on a half acre adjacent to private open space and the bike path 1 mile from the heart of downtown Garden City in the Snowmeadows subdivision just off Bear Lake Blvd...for you, this means easy paved access, close to beaches (just 1/2 mile to Garden City beach ), fishing at the Town's Heritage Park (approx. 1/4 mile north), and boating from the marina (2 miles north); 4-wheeling trails, hiking, biking, and more.

Welcome to the “Aspen Lodge” at Bear Lake! Providing you with a luxurious master suite, 'The Denali Room' with king-size Alaskan Denali log bed, armoire, gas-log fireplace, enormous master bath and a separate bridal-size dressing room. Three additional private bedrooms downstairs: 'The Tahoe Lodge Room,' 'The Wasatch Lodge Room,' and 'The Wasatch Ranch Room' include either a king or queen log or lodge-style bed, large closets and shelving and/ or dresser for your personal belongings, nightstands, and more. Upstairs, the 5th room includes 'The Lodge Bunk Room' with two queen beds, two sets of queen-over-queen custom-made log-style bunks, and a trundle-style log day bed. It also features a large movie/game room and recently added full-size bathroom. This open upstairs room easily sleeps 14 in beds plus room for many more. All bedrooms and the bunkroom are decorated with custom-made lodge-style décor by Lodgepole Designs and include pillow-top mattresses, fine hotel quality linens, and superior custom duvets.

Summary of bed availability:

• There are 2 king beds, 4 queen beds, 2 sets of queen-over-queen bunks, 2 twin beds (trundle-style day bed), and a convertible sleeper (front living room) plus assorted “lovesacs” and 1200 sq ft of floor space in the movie/game/bunk room (so bring your bag)!

• This property is licensed by the Town of Garden City (All guests, regardless of age are included to determine rates).

• 3 ½ baths (western style claw foot tub/shower; master w/ double sink, make-up station, huge jetted-tub, double shower, toilet room, and separate bridal-size dressing room; upstairs bathroom; and, large half bath)

• Laundry room is available with new front load washer/dryer plus sink and counter, make-up mirror, storage, ironing board & iron, laundry rack, etc..

• The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, knives and utensils; cookware and bakeware; coffee-maker, blender, microwave, dishwasher, and two (2) stainless steel refrigerators with ice-makers, a large center island to gather and enjoy meals prepared on the professional 6-burner gas cook-top stove and double oven.

• The formal dining room provides additional space with seating for 10 to enjoy those special meals, games and conversation.

• Relax in one of two beautifully decorated and well appointed living rooms, one with a gas-log fireplace.

• Or, escape to the comfortable sunroom and unwind by the bar or share a snack or game at a bistro table.

• Retreat outside through the French doors for outdoor games, volleyball or a picnic prepared at the barbecue on one of two patios.

• Indoor activities continue in the huge upstairs movie/game room equipped with foosball, air hockey, pingpong table, and more.

• Parking for 11 vehicles, size dependent, WiFi and keyless entry!

• Large park-size bike rack to maintain bikes for easy access to the Garden City bike path.

• This establishment is a NO SMOKING and NO PETS allowed property. NO exceptions made regardless of size. Do NOT bring your pets. This rule is in respect for those with allergies and the property proper.

• Level grade, no climbing required.

• Paved road and level parking (no steep climbs, drops or hairpin turns).

Bear Lake, the “Caribbean of the Rocky Mountains,” offers it all in every season. Easy paved access off of Bear Lake Blvd; close to downtown Garden City with restaurants and gift shops; the State Marina is 5 minutes away; 2 great golf courses within minutes; 4-wheeler trails 5 minutes away; City park/beach within walking distance; Heritage Park Pond less than 1/2 mile for easy-access trout fishing; and, walking/bike path just steps away.

For winter activities, Beaver Mountain ski resort is a short 15 minutes from this home. Snowmobile directly to adjacent trails. Bear Lake offers some of the best snowmobiling and 4-wheeling in Utah with over 300 miles of groomed trails and endless hill climbing, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, and a favorite telemark ski location. Plus winter fishing, too! Create endless memories by planning your next vacation, girls’ weekend, boys’ days, reunions, wedding/honeymoon, or youth retreat at the Aspen Lodge at Bear Lake!

Luxurious vacationing at an affordable price!

Please send a note if you're interested in seeing additional photos. You will love this place~

Note, this property no longer maintains a spa.

Keywords: House, vacation rental, lodge, cabin, wedding, reunions, family, spa

More Details

S. Knap
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About S. Knap

Susan and Steven Knap welcome you to Aspen Lodge! We fell in love with Bear Lake, its crystal clear water, and ever-changing blue color. The community is friendly and generous. Bear Lake offers something for everyone. We hope you and your family and friends will find the area as inviting as we do. Enjoy your stay.

S. Knap purchased this lodge in 2010


Snow Meadows Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • RVs, motorhomes, camp-trailers, or similar camping equipment of any sort is not permitted. Tents with pre-approval. May not exceed guest count.
  • Guests understand there is a no-smoking, no-pets policy indoors or outside. A $500 fine and termination of the agreement for a violation of the policy
  • Guests agree to reasonable conditions to maintain the property & furnishings in a similar condition as when they arrived.No excessive drinking/parties
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink, vanity, double head shower, private toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Adjacent to kitchen
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , double sink, private toilet
  • Master bath - double shower, full jetted tub, private toilet, double sink, separate make-up mirrored make-up counter. Western bath - claw-footed tub/shower, toilet, furniture-style sink Upstairs bath - New for 2016 - double sink, walk-in shower, private toilet 1/2 bath - located off kitchen near laundry room Laundry room - included counter, with mirror and sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , child mattress - available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , child mattress - available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , child mattress available
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Front living room, includes closet for personal items
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Bunk beds are queen-over-queen. Game/bunk/movie room w/ bath
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (3) crib-size mattress (only ) available - perfect for toddler, Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds - queen-over-queen (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Aspen Lodge is owner managed. We take pride in offering our guests a clean, well-maintained, and comfortable location for our guests. Please note: Due to a number of factors we unfortunately will be unable to offer the spa for this season. Because it is very important to us that we offer all our guests excellent accommodations we have had to make this difficult decision. Please feel free to send your inquiry; we are happy to answer your questions. Thank you for considering the Aspen Lodge for your visit to Bear Lake, Utah. We look forward to your stay!


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Aspen Lodge ~ Luxurious Retreat @ Bear Lake & Near Beach Access Points
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Amazing Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary and the Aspen Lodge was the perfect place. There was plenty of room for all. The kids enjoyed the game room and volleyball in the backyard. The scenery is beautiful and we loved spending time at the lake. We will definitely come back to Bear Lake again. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful, and the owners were great to work with. It was close to town and the beach. The only reason I am giving a 4 star instead of 5 is because it says it sleeps up to 40, but our group was much smaller than that and there just weren't enough bathrooms to accommodate us all. There was enough hot water for about 3 showers and the rest of us were in cold water.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house.. pictures doesn't make justice.. close to everything, owners ars really easy to work with... we had an amazing it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your vacation with your family and that the house exceeded your expectations. The rooms are large and spacious so it is difficult to capture in a single photo of each room. It is our desire to be responsive to each of our guests so we are happy to hear that you found that beneficial. Remember, the Aspen Lodge is available for most of the year and it's paved road makes it the perfect location for all season access. Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Thank you for choosing the Aspen Lodge for your family's vacation. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Sue & Steve
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Great Gathering Place

  • 5 of 5

Great gathering place, tons of space, lake so close by, game room for kids was wonderful, great for large groups. pitched tents, walking/running trail super close by, easy to find, plenty of parking, hosted a dinner for 80 family members one night, everyone had a place to eat and visit. Thank You had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful to hear you and your family had a great experience; it is a sentiment we hear after each group completes their vacation. We have had several groups over the years use the Aspen Lodge as their go-to gathering space at Bear Lake - even when multiple properties are used due to large group sizes. In fact, many have hosted bridal showers or held rehearsal dinners at the Aspen Lodge prior to a wedding at Bear Lake. The kitchen accommodations with a double oven, huge professional stove, and large double refrigerator/freezers coupled with such a spacious area make entertaining easy. We are happy this experience was an enjoyable one for all your family. Again, thank you for choosing the Aspen Lodge. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, as well, for your feedback. Warm regards, Sue & Steve
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Happy Grandmother

  • 5 of 5

Happy Grandmother

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I echo all of the positive comments written in other reviews. The home worked great for us. We stayed with our adult children and spouses and a lot of young grandchildren. We all loved it. There was a place for everyone. Very comfortable and pleasant. Sue is meticulous in making sure everything is as it should be. She works hard to keep things in order and functioning so that each visitor is able to enjoy all of the amenities of the home on an ongoing basis. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful multifamily reunion !

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Aspen Lodge....and what a wonderful week it was! The pictures of the home did not do it justice. It is a large spacious home centrally located to all venues.There are two large living areas and a well appointed kitchen...and lovely separate dining room that has seating for 12.The hot tube for 8 was large and relaxing and in a separate spa room.There is a lovely patio with a large gas grill and four picnic tables. The outside area was perfect for relaxing ; and with a large back yard. The kids had fun playing volleyball(net provided) and "night games" with no bugs.( mosquito abatement working)The bedrooms were very well appointed and beds delightfully comfortable.(Upstairs "kids room" with many queen beds tables etc. was a real plus.)Steve and Sue were so nice to work with. Sue was so informative and helpful with tips on what to do and discounts on many rentals. Steve was attentive to all our needs and was "johnny on the spot" when we called him.We will be back next year and would highly recommend this lovely lodge to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to hear about all the activities each of our guests enjoyed. The additional acreage adjacent to the Aspen was acquired to offer more privacy to our guests so we are happy to hear the kids enjoyed their time outside. As far as the inside, it is certainly a well designed floor plan that offers individual living areas in a spacious and open environment that is perfect for entertaining small and large groups. We are happy to provide the Guest Information Packet to help our guests plan their stay and experience Bear Lake to the fullest. There is so much to do here. Plus, it is our desire to respond to our guests in a timely fashion and anticipate their needs. We certainly will look forward to having you as our guests again in the future. Warm regards, Sue & Steve Update: Unfortunately, the spa is no longer available due to repair issues.
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bear Lake Golf Course (S); Bear Lake West (N)
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Multiple options
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Beaver Mountail Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Garden City Town Park/Beach - paddleboard rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Aspen Lodge

Pickeville Playhouse (live theater) is within 5 minutes. The California-Oregon Trail Visitors Center is about 30 minutes away in Montpelier, ID. Jackson Hole, WY makes for a good day trip. Logan, a 45 minutes drive through the canyon, is home to the Gossner cheese factory and host to many summer events. The local Garden City restaurants have delicious cooked-to-order food. Remember to sample one of the famous Raspberry shakes during your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $255 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.8%

IMPORTANT NOTE: The owner/manager provides you with your written quote of the terms.
Security Deposit: Security deposit of $500 due 1 day before rental (held by credit card)
Cancellation Policy: A 25% cancellation fee on total rental amount due on all cancellations occurring from date of booking. A 50% cancellation fee on total rental due on all cancellations occurring 90 days, but more than 30 days prior to occupancy. Cancellations occurring 30 days or less prior to occupancy will receive no refund.
No discounts for late arrival or early departure.
Recreation Vehicles are not permitted in this HOA location (we recommend Traveland RV Park & Campground - Bear Lake for such accommodations). Tent Camping with prior permission
Additional fees for early check in or late departure and subject to availability. Prior arrangements must be made. Please inquire to request availability.
Check in: 4:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
A reminder: This is a No Pet, No Smoking property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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