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A Family Vacation to Remember

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Sandy Dietlein
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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


Grover Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ladies Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 3 sinks at the vanity
    Mens Bathroom - toilet , shower , oversized shower with 3 shower heads
    upstairs half bathroom - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Cliff Overlook Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Gone Fishing Bedroom - 2 queen
    Main Floor Bed - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 5-6 pads for children to sleep on
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

A Family Vacation to Remember
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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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.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: 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

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very charming, very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Family loved it, had a great time. Would love to stay here again. Just can't say enough good things.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Toni, for your lovely comments. It always makes us happy if our guests enjoy their stay!
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Salt Lake

Fantastic rustic lux adventure

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the barn for a week at the end of September with my in-laws and our two year old daughter. Everyone had a wonderful time both hanging around the barn and ranch as well as exploring Capitol Reef and Boulder area. The baby loved the horses outside and climbing on all the comfy sofas and couches in the barn. We cooked at the kitchen and sat out looking at the stars at night. Decor of the place is rustic lux Western and very comfortable with lots of areas to lounge. Not child proofed per se but not hard to watch the baby with the open floor plan. The spiral stair case maybe a bit of a challenge for those not in good shape but was not a problem for us at all. There is also a bed downstairs if elderly and cannot climb the stairs. The Dietleins are fantastic hosts and very responsive to our questions. Looking forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mapleton, Utah

Great Place for Families to Gather!

  • 5 of 5

This facility and location were a great place to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family. We loved the location and the herds of elk and deer that were in the fields surrounding the property. It was wonderful to feel so isolated in such a beautiful setting. The house itself was beautiful and accommodated our family and grandchildren perfectly. It has plenty of comfortable space for everyone to relax and simply be together. There was also ample room with the 2 huge bathrooms and showers so we did not feel crowded. We will hopefully be visiting again soon. We loved everything about staying there.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christi, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the ranch. Thank you for your kind review. Our only regret is that we were not able to be there to meet your family. Grover is green and beautiful now, and those deer and elk are busy eating up the fields. I guess they like it here too. Thanks again, Sandy
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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!


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + 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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