The Best Cabins and Lodges to Book in Utah, USA

Gaze at snow-covered mountains from the pool at the Snowpine Lodge in Utah
Gaze at snow-covered mountains from the pool at the Snowpine Lodge in Utah | Courtesy of The Snowpine Lodge / Expedia
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25 September 2021
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The Beehive State is home to nature’s finest, with features like the Big Cottonwood Canyon and Arches National Park giving Utah a good reputation. Don’t forget about the state capital of Salt Lake City, set among the surrounding mountains. Book your cozy stay with Culture Trip to explore the best of Utah.

Long before Utah was a state, the lands within these borders were slowly preparing for your arrival. Amazing rock formations, colored canyons and snow-covered mountain peaks waited patiently, eroding and rising for thousands of years to provide you with an incredible experience. Thankfully, there just so happens to be a handful of cabins and lodges around these parts – now bookable with Culture Trip – to pamper you with that home-sweet-home feeling as you explore Utah’s natural beauty.

Alta Peruvian Lodge

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Your boss doesn’t need to know that you’re skipping the roadside motels in favor of Alta Peruvian. Your superior room has its own bathroom and won’t budge you out of your budget range. The business center downstairs has any machine you need to get the job done offline. Need to check in before a conference call? Pop in your headphones, put your line on mute, and take it in the sauna, all without breaking a – mental – sweat.

Bryce Country Cabins

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Bryce Country Cabins will introduce you to farm life and the flaming cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park, all without leaving its 20 acres (8ha) of land. Any kiddos in tow will love zipping around the playground and petting the fuzzy farm animals. Meanwhile, the adults will want to take it slow with conversation around the firepit and coffee on the cabin’s private porch. Bryce, Zion and other iconic sites are close by, but they’ll wait until you’ve finished grilling out under the Utah sun.

Snowpine Lodge

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Snowpine Lodge dares you to spend a weekend in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah – without leaving the lodge. The mountains may tempt you outside, but Snowpine is prepared to distract you with a private balcony with panoramic vistas. You’ll try to leave yet will fail as the Stillwell Spa lures you in with a Mountain Bliss Signature Relaxation Massage, keeping your feet pleasantly planted. Just when you think you’ll make it out before nightfall, a bavette steak at Swen’s will convince you to dine in and head back to your balcony for a nightcap with more views.

Chateau Apres

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It’s never too early to plan a ski vacation, but, if you’re staying at Chateau Apres Lodge, you should know that you’ll need to haul your poles a whopping 150yds (137m) to the Park City Mountain Resort Lifts. Round up your crew, and leave your cozy dorm to brave the elements – stopping for a free breakfast to ensure that the 50 or so calories you lose during the walk won’t leave you with wobbly legs. Breathe a sigh of relief when you hit the lift, only to realize you left your goggles back at the lodge’s ski storage.

Beaver Creek Lodge

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Take a vacation from relaxation, and get your heart rate up at Beaver Creek Lodge. No yoga sessions or fly fishing here – only adrenaline-fueled activities like snowmobiling and UTV riding. You can rent your ride by the hour or for the day, giving you the freedom to venture far and wide. If you need a moment of peace, the views from your room will give you pause – only to accelerate your desire to get back out there and tackle more backcountry trails.

Zion Cliff Lodge

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Zion Cliff Lodge gets you close to the middle of nowhere without keeping you far from where you need to be. Your queen room is within a quick drive to restaurants and a grocery store, so no worries about fending for yourself. Hop in the car, and get lost in Zion, the Grand Canyon, Arches – or a laundry list of other national parks within minutes. No need to leave, though: the lounge bar and large deck provide brew and views just steps from your room.

Yonder Escalante

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There’s a great place to wander over Yonder. Meandering around Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Yonder’s got an airstream with your name on it. Spend s’more time together while disconnecting with your friends around the fire. These equipped airstreams have spaces to cook, dine, sleep and chill. The campsite even has modern laundry services so you won’t have to drag a washboard down to the river.

Zion Ponderosa

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There’s one ranch resort in Utah that you can easily hitch your wagon to, and that’s Zion Ponderosa. Hop in a Jeep, and cruise from your 6500ft-elevated (1,980m) glamp site down into the slot canyons. Saddle up for an afternoon of horseback riding after waking up with a hot espresso in your Cowboy Cabin. If you want to rough it like you’re playing real-life Oregon Trail, sling a bindle over your shoulder, and cozy into a Conestoga wagon for a few nights under the Utah stars.

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