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Butch Cassidy Country Vacation at Elk Valley Ranch

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

Nestled between Boulder Mountain and the wild country of Capitol Reef National park where Butch Cassiday and his gang rode and hid out, lies Elk Valley Ranch. Butch often visited his friend Earl, who sometimes rode with him, here in this stunning valley. The wild rides and escapades of Butch’s day are over, but adventure and excitement still remain in this amazing part of Utah. Our lodge 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 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 your 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, and fire pit.

More Details

Sandy Dietlein
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 Grover

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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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


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Butch Cassidy Country Vacation at Elk Valley Ranch
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Fabulous place to relax and play!

  • 5 of 5

We adored our out-of-the-way barn home in Grover, Utah, beautifully made into a comfortable, perfectly appointed home for a family gathering. We were just two couples, but we loved all the space to hang out. We saw elk in the meadow and marmots in the pasture and bunnies under the wonderful sage shrubs that perfumed the air. Sandy had all kinds of information on local sights to see and we especially enjoyed discovering Capitol Reef National Park. We'd already been to Zion and Bryce so thought we wouldn't be impressed with this little-known park, but on the contrary! We were fascinated by the differences in the three national treasures and loved the many hiking and historical options.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy you enjoyed your stay, and that your discovered what an amazing area this is.
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Unique and fun!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights at the ranch and had a blast! The house was very clean, stocked with all the necessities and it was one of our favorite VRBO places.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic ranch house

  • 5 of 5

We lived the feel of the barn and the ranch. We will be back again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for reunion of family or friends

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this location as an alternative to renting multiple rooms at hotels or B&B's. The barn is located a few miles south of Torrey in a beautiful setting off the main highway. It had everything we needed for a weekend getaway, and there are so many things to do around the area---from Capitol Reef NP to Escalante, hiking and magnificent views. Wish the eight of us (SLC area parents and adult children from Oklahoma) had more time to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and clever decor of the barn (we were so busy hiking and exploring the natural treasures in the area). The barn itself had all the comforts of home, and because of its size, a surprising amount of privacy. I can't think of a single amenity that was lacking. An added plus was learning the ranch's history and enjoying the wonderful art around the property. Sandy provided directions in advance of arrival & checked in to make sure our stay was just right. All in all, pretty good Utah hospitality which I hope to make a tradition.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you. Come again!
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Very unique experience

  • 5 of 5

Location and barn were spectacular. The owners were more than accommodating. All the cook ware we needed to cook meals were in the kitchen. Just a special place....a barn. The grounds were beautiful. We enjoyed drinking our coffee outside in the mornings and taking in all the vistas. We walked down the canyon to see more wildlife and gorgeous views everyday.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Beautiful nature atmosphere. Barn spacious and so accomodating. It was so inviting and welcome. Sandy was wonderful and helped us with anything we needed! There were 11 of us and everyone commented how fun this place was!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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