Mountain Center Frequently Asked Questions

The cabin is located approximately at mile marker 11 on SR 14. It is on the south side of SR 14 and is marked with signage. Please see MPA for directions. The event coordinator can provide maps upon request.

Utah Fire Code will allow up to 144 individuals inside the cabin during the day and 45 individuals overnight. These numbers may not be exceeded and include children. Tents and trailers are allowed for extra guests. There is a modern outhouse located in the parking lot, you can request to have opened.

You will need to bring any and all kitchen supplies such as dishes, silverware, pots and pans. For an additional $25 fee you can check out a kitchen kit. Contact the Mountain Center Coordinator for details.

You will also need to bring blankets, pillows, towels, etc. as well as any personal items you may need.

Check in is usually at 3 PM. Check-out is at 11 a.m. for overnight guests and 10 p.m. for day guests. Early check-in and extended check-out is sometimes available. The rate is $25.00 per hour that you extend. Check with the Event Services Coordinator for more information. (435) 586-1983

Your group will be issued a key to get you into the front door. Typically an SUU representative will meet you at the cabin at the designated check in time. An SUU representative will also be there after you check out to verify cabin is clean and undamaged.

There are four bedrooms upstairs. Each has a queen sized bed. There is a loft area upstairs with seven single beds. There is one bedroom with a queen sized bed on the main floor and 2 sofa beds in the living area. There is room for sleeping bags/air mattresses, etc. in the big room on the main floor as long as no more than 45 individuals are sleeping inside the cabin.

There is a men’s and a women’s bathroom. Each has two stalls, two sinks and two showers. Toilet paper and paper towels are provided. There is a modern outhouse in the parking lot, you can request to have opened.

Please keep food and drink in the kitchen and dining areas or outside.

There is no dishwasher. Paper goods work great!

There are 13 round tables with diameter of 48” in the dining area with 57 stacking chairs. There are 16 banquet tables (8ft) and 143 outside chairs located in the shed under the pavilion. Gray stacking chairs are located in the storage room and the shed under the pavilion. If you would like access to the shed please request it to be unlocked.

  • Nails, tacks, staples, or other sharp objects are not to be driven into walls, floors, ceilings, or tables. 
  • Decorations must not be attached to curtains, draperies, or air vents nor are they to be attached to or obstruct fire equipment
  • Masking tape, Scotch tape, two-sided (carpet) tape, duct tape or glue cannot be used. Any adhesive material must be approved by the Outdoor Engagement Center.
  • All free-standing decorations must be stable and anchored securely.
  • Flammable materials including, but not limited to hay, leaves, straw, cornstalks, are prohibited.
  • Materials that may create walking hazards including, but not limited to sand, gravel, and rice are prohibited.
  • Glitter or confetti of any kind is not permitted in the building.
  • Live pine trees, typically used for holidays, are prohibited by state risk management.
  • All decorations must be painted prior to being brought into the building.
  • Approval must be secured to extend decorations outside the room which has been reserved.
  • Candles, open flames, warmers or space heaters are not permitted.
  • All decorations must be removed at the conclusion of the contracted time or you are subject to a cleaning fee.

There is a gas grill located under the pavilion. It is available for use provided it is cleaned afterward. (Propane is supplied for your convenience.)

There is no air conditioning. It is not usually needed. There is central heat as well as two gas fireplaces.

Yes, a coin-op washer and dryer are located behind the kitchen area.

Pets are not allowed inside the Mountain Center Building. Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are permitted.

There is a sand volleyball court as well as a horseshoe pit on the west side of the property. Supplies may be needed. There is also a fire pit that is located north of the deck. This may be used on green burn days only and the fire must be properly extinguished. Fire danger conditions are posted on SR 14.

Yes, there is a hiking trail directly behind the cabin. Contact the Cedar City visitor center for more info on hikes surrounding the area. (435) 586-5124

There is a Snotel Station located approximately 200 yards southwest of the cabin. It is used to gather weather data. Please do not touch the equipment.

ATVs are not allowed at the Mountain Ranch.

There is one small TV located in the living room. Cable is not provided. A DVD player may or may not be available.

Cell service is not available at the cabin. There is a radio phone for emergencies only. There are detailed instructions posted near the radio phone to call out. The radio phone is located in the living room on the bookshelf. To call the cabin, the radio phone number is 435-586-0564. You will be prompted to enter the mobile number, which is 01149. Please limit incoming calls to urgent or emergency only.

Although the cabin is well maintained, due to the nature the building and surrounding area, an occasional mouse, squirrel , insect, etc. may find its way inside. In order to prevent this as much as possible, please do not leave outside doors open.

The gravel parking lot is large enough to hold approximately 20 mid-sized automobiles. There is also a dumpster located in the parking lot by the outdoor lavatory.

Yes, a cleaning checklist will be provided at check-in. All items on the list will need to be completed in a thorough manner prior to check-out. Cleaning supplies and trash bags are provided. Due to the popularity of the cabin, there is usually very little time between guests. Please leave the cabin in the condition you would like to find it.

Reservations for the following year will be taken each February 1st. Go online to the Mountain Center website and submit a form with 3 possible dated in order of preference. Reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis, by order of submission.

The Mountain Center is generally open Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.

Beginning in July of 2019, the rate for day use is $425 per day, including tax. The rate for overnight use is $650 per night, including tax. Rates are subject to change.

A $50.00 reservation fee is required when the contract/estimate is signed. This fee is non-refundable. The fee will be applied to the total invoice with the non-refundable balance is due 60 days prior to check-in.