Elk House

Lakefront home in a fantastic location!  Great lake and mountain views.  Catch and release fishing at your doorstep. We provide a dock and watercraft for use at your own risk. Please also visit our additional website — www.vacationsbywells.com for more information and photos of the Elk House.



Huge furnished deck, overlooking Sun Valley Lake, with a sunny southern exposure. Also two covered entry porches.  The two upstairs bedrooms have furnished balconies.

Sleeps up to 8 people.


4 bedrooms, 2 baths:


  • large room with a desk
  • on the main level


  • on main level


  • on second level with a balcony


  • on second level with a balcony overlooking the lake

We also provide a pack-and-play crib. There are clean linens on the beds when you arrive. We provide a limited number of towels. You may wish to bring some extra towels.


Fully equipped, huge newly remodeled kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, range and oven, refrigerator, cooking utensils, plates, glasses, etc.

Dining Room

Large dining table seating up to 8 people, with a view of the lake.


Wood burning stove with glass doors. We do not routinely provide firewood. If there is firewood on the deck you are welcome to use it. Otherwise, firewood can be purchased in town.

Communications and TV

Satellite Wi-Fi Internet. Bring your own laptop computer. Cell phone service is good for most carriers, especially Verizon. Satellite TV system.


Propane barbecue on the deck. (Propane available at Winding River Resort and Elk Creek Campgrounds if you run out.)


Well- behaved  pets are generally allowed in the Elk House with prior approval. Please discuss when making a reservation. There is an additional charge for pets.

See more information on our pet policy.

Other Information

No Smoking!

No parties or events! The house, decks, and the lake facilities are for the use of registered guests only. Please do not invite extra people to visit, without prior permission from Adam or Cristina Wells.

No loud music!

No outdoor fires!

No tents or RV’s allowed on the property.

Rates and Availability

Rates for the Elk House vary according to the number of people in your group, the time of year, the days of the week, and the number of nights you would like to stay. There is a cleaning fee and an extra charge for pets. Minimum stay requirements also depend on the time of year.

Please email Adam and Cristina Wells at elkhousellc@gmail.com or call Cristina at 303-956-0021 or Adam at 970-756-1500. Please include details of your proposed stay (# of people/pets and dates needed), then we will provide a precise written quote by return email.

Also, visit our additional website, www.vacationsbywells.com for additional photos and information.

2 – 6 night minimum depending on time of year. 5 – 6 night minimum in the summer.

Please Note: We try very hard to ensure that all of the above features and amenities will be available to you. However, we do not guarantee availability and function of every amenity and feature. We would attempt to repair any problem or replace an item as soon as possible, but sometimes it is impossible to fix things on very short notice. We do not offer refunds for problems beyond our control, e.g.  broken appliances, carpet stains, short term power outages, TV  outage, Wi-Fi outage etc.  If the house becomes uninhabitable due to a long term power outage, plumbing problems etc., then we would try to find other equivalent accommodations, or offer a refund for the unused nights. Refunds are limited to amounts already paid to Moose Lake Lodge, LLC for the unused time. RENTAL POLICIES

*All dates available on the calendars and other information are subject to change

Guest Comments – Elk House

“This is our favorite place!! We are always so happy here!”

“What a treasure! Thanks for sharing this peaceful refuge.”

“Best vacation we’ve ever had. Beautiful scenery, very peaceful.”

“We all had a wonderful time! The lake was beautiful and we saw two moose.”

“Caught a 17-inch trout, saw a mother moose and her baby swim in the lake. Awesome place – we’ll be back!”

“Had a wonderful time! Saw the moose up close – a mom and 2 calves. The babies were tripping over the canoe and paddleboat.”

“This will always be a special place for us. Everything here is so calm and beautiful!”