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The Gathering Place Too

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday cabin in Sweetwater - The Gathering Place Too

Cabin, 7 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 22-34)

'The Gathering Place Too' is a new cabin overlooking the Beautiful Bear Lake. The Main level has the Great room (front room, kitchen and dining) Plus a Big Family room with TV and a BluRay player. There is a Full bath, Guest bedroom with a Queen, and the Master Bedroom with a Queen Bed & Master Bath with a jetted tub. The kitchen is fully equipped and spacious. The Master Bedroom has a bay window to the East overlooking the Sweetwater Golf Course and the Lake beyond. The view of the lake is SPECTACULAR from the wrap around deck!!

The Lower Level is a daylight basement with a walkout. There are Five bedrooms downstairs. Three of the Five contain Queen Beds. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with 3 bunkbed sets each (sleeps 12). There is a foosball table and TV with BluRay player down stairs. There are Two bathrooms with showers downstairs.

Total Beds = 5 Queens (sleeps 10) 6 bunkbed sets (sleeps 12). There are 12 twinsize mattresses in the closet for kids to use on the floor of the family room. (bring your own bag). 22 in beds plus 12 on floor totals 34 capacity. There is 1 pull out couch in the Upstairs Family room that can be used as well. Towels and linens provided.

ATV and Snowmobiling trails are nearby and can be easily accessed from the cabin. You can literally ride your machines from the front porch to some of the greatest and most scenic trails in all of Utah!

There are multiple public beaches that can be accessed from the cabin, all within a 5-10 minute drive. The Sweetwater Golf Course Clubhouse is a short 5 minute drive away. The property is frequented by local wildlife including deer, moose, elk, rabbits, and wild turkeys and there are frequently bald eagles and hawks flying overhead.

Keywords: Bear Lake, Cabin, Lake view, Mountain, ATV, Snowmobile, Boating

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

D.J. Ballingham
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2016
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About D.J. Ballingham

Our family lives in Garden City. We have ten people in our family so we know about needing space. Our family loves to go all over the United States and Canada to see all of the amazing things there are in the world, but we always love coming back home to Bear Lake.

D.J. Ballingham purchased this cabin in 2013

Why D.J. Ballingham chose Utah

Bear Lake is a place where families love to come. It is very satisfying to provide a place for families to build bonds of love and make memories that strengthen ties.

What makes this cabin unique

There are some breathtaking sunrises. It is amazing to sit on the deck overlooking the Lake and golf course, taking in the beauty of nature. At night, the stars are bright and beautiful, making it an incredible place for stargazing and sleeping under the stars. We love to see the wild turkeys on the hillside, as well as the deer, elk, and moose that frequently visit. Riding through the hills on 4 wheelers and snowmobiles is one of our favorite activities. You can ride as far as Hardware Ranch through the National Forest on ATVs or Snowmobiles. The Rodeo & Raspberry Days are great attractions in August. Pickleville Playhouse is clean family fun (live theatre). Finally, and most importantly, there's the lake, with its bright blue water and fun activities. Water skiing, Jet skiing, sun bathing and beach fun are all just minutes away. If you like to fish, there are big Mackinaw and Cutthroat Trout in the lake, and for the kids, there are a few small community ponds nearby that are stocked with Rainbow Trout.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

The Gathering Place Too
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Large family accommodating, beautiful view, plenty of space

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Gathering Place Too, kitchen was spacious, had most cooking items and dishes that you would need. Plenty of bathrooms, bedrooms and places to sleep for advertised amount. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and were comfortable. The only recommendation I would make is to bring extra fans. There is no air conditioning and we found if you close up the windows and curtains during the day, it will remain cool through the day. Use fans at night to help circulate the cool night air. Other than that we would recommend this as a place for families to stay. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No AC/Internet, but the facility was great! Response time was great too!

  • 4 of 5

There is no AC or internet at this location and it got a little warm in the afternoons, but the location and property were great! From the porch you could enjoy the breeze and the views. I loved the two dryer laundry room. They thought of everything! Well stocked and responsive owners. We had a repair that was needed and it was completed the same day. Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family reunion and loved it. There was plenty of space for 17 of us. The photos do not do the property justice. We were pleasantly surprised at how open and big it actually is. The kitchen is well stocked. The deck offers great views. The owners were quick to reply to our inquiries. It would have been nice to have WiFi, but we survived :) I recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely home for 2 nights with a group that consisted of 22 adults and 4 children. It fit us all comfortably and had everything we needed. The view of the lake is stunning! We all agreed we found the perfect place for our Easter weekend gathering!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Years

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful few days here! Plenty of space and bathrooms which makes it nice. The owners were very accommodating and even available when we ran into travel issues in the snow.

Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. George, Utah, USA

Great home to stay in

  • 5 of 5

Home was great. Great views! I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Logan, UT
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Bear Lake West
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sweetwater Golf
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Ogden, Utah
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 30
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several in Garden City
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Beaver Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bear Lake 250 E Loop Rd
Car: necessary

Snowmobile or ATV from the front door into the National Forest for miles and miles of trails


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Sweetwater, Utah

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4th of July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24th of July
21 Jul - 27 Jul
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
Cleaning Fee £123
Tax Rate 9.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sweetwater, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack and Jill splits the tub & toilet from the vanity
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Split Bath has tub & toilet: shower & dressing: vanity
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Master bath has jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , split bath= toilet: shower & vanity
  • 4.25
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom has master bath with a jetted tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the main level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located at the bottom of the stairs. Large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located in the SE corner of daylight basement
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , In the N W corner of the daylight basement.
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Bunk Bed , Sleep 6 in this BR on the S. side of daylight basement
    Bedroom 7 - 3 Bunk Bed , Sleep 6 in this SW corner of the basement
    Family Room - There are 12 twinsize mattresses for the floor.
  • Queen size Beds (5), Bunk Beds (6) 3 bunk beds in BR #6 and 3 bunk beds in BR #7 sleeps a total of 12 in the bunk beds. Plus there are 12 twinsize mattresses stored in a closet to use on the floor.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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