Most Unique Places to Stay in Northern Utah

16 Most Unique Places to Stay in Northern Utah

Last Updated on June 8, 2024

While most travelers who visit Utah focus on the southern part of the state, Northern Utah is full of surprises. With its stunning natural beauty and diverse range of attractions, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in this part of the country. As it happens with the south, the northern part of Utah has an incredible selection of unique and unusual places to stay.

 

From cozy cabins and rustic lodges to quirky treehouses and luxurious resorts, Northern Utah has it all. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, there’s a perfect place to stay for every type of traveler. And with so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find something that fits your style and budget.

 

So if you’re ready to experience all that Northern Utah has to offer, why settle for a boring hotel room? Instead, check out some of the most unique and unforgettable places to stay in the area.

 

In this article I’ve compiled my favorite unique places to stay in Northern Utah, after visiting the state several times. 

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Map of Unique Places to Stay in Northern Utah

The north-west region of Utah is quite remote and isolated, so the main regions of Northern Utah concentrate around the center and east of the region.

 

In the following map I tried to separate the main areas and plot all the stays that I mention in this article. In total, there are 16 places to stay organized in 4 different areas: Salt Lake City, Park City, Bear Lake and South of Provo area.

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Main Areas in Northern Utah

If you already know the area you want to visit in Northern Utah, feel free to follow these links to go to the corresponding section with unique places to stay for that area. 

Around Bear Lake

Bear Lake Escape

If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable vacation experience in Northern Utah, look no further than the Bear Lake Escape rental property. With stunning views of Bear Lake and room for up to 34 guests, this property is perfect for large families or groups of friends.

 

One of the standout features of this property is the custom playroom, complete with arcade games, air hockey, and pool tables. There’s also a hot tub for relaxing after a long day of outdoor activities.

 

Speaking of outdoor activities, Bear Lake is known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and sandy beaches. You can spend your days boating, fishing, swimming, or just lounging on the beach. There are also plenty of hiking and biking trails in the surrounding area.

 

With its spacious accommodations and prime location, Bear Lake Escape is the perfect home base for your Northern Utah adventure.

Galilee Lodge

If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Northern Utah, Galilee Lodge is a great option. This custom-built log home is located in Garden City, just a short walk away from the downtown area and the beach. With six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 4,300 square feet of space, this rental can accommodate up to 26 guests.

 

One of the most impressive features of Galilee Lodge is the spectacular view it offers. From the large windows and decks, you can enjoy panoramic views of Bear Lake and the surrounding mountains. The interior of the lodge is also beautifully designed, with custom-made log furniture and a cozy fireplace in the living room.

 

During your stay, you can take advantage of the lodge’s many amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen, a game room with a pool table and foosball, and a hot tub on the deck. The lodge is also conveniently located near many outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and water sports.

 

Overall, Galilee Lodge is a great choice for anyone looking for a unique and comfortable place to stay in Northern Utah.

Around Salt Lake City

1906 Classic With Wet Bar

If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Salt Lake City, the 1906 Classic with Wet Bar is a great option. This charming home, built in 1906, has been renovated to include all modern amenities while still retaining its historic charm. 

 

The basement features an elegant lounge/wet bar where the old ‘speak easy’ once was, making it a perfect spot to gather with friends.

 

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, this vacation rental is just a short walk away from Vivint Arena and Arena Station. The home can accommodate up to six guests, making it a great option for families or groups of friends. 

 

With its beautiful decor and convenient location, the 1906 Classic with Wet Bar is a truly unique place to stay in Salt Lake City.

Mountain Cottage on the River

If you’re looking for a cozy mountain retreat in the heart of Salt Lake City, this Mountain Cottage on the River is the perfect place for you. This charming cabin is located just a few minutes away from the city center, but it feels like a world away.

 

The cabin features a spacious living room with a fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, and two comfortable bedrooms. The best part of the cottage is the outdoor area, where you can relax on the deck and enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains and the river.

 

The Mountain Cottage on the River is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty of Salt Lake City. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, this cabin has everything you need to make your stay unforgettable.

Carriage House on The Stream

If you’re looking for a cozy and romantic getaway in Salt Lake City, the Carriage House is the perfect place for you. This charming cabin is located in the Sundance area and offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

The cabin features a comfortable and well-appointed interior, with a king-sized bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a cozy living area with a fireplace. The highlight of the cabin, however, is the private hot tub located on the deck, where you can relax and soak in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and stream.

 

The Carriage House is also conveniently located near many outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. If you’re looking for a romantic and peaceful getaway in Salt Lake City, the Carriage House is the perfect place for you.

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home

If you’re a fan of architecture and design, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to stay in this stunning Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home in Salt Lake City. Built in 1916, this property is located in the historic Marmalade neighborhood near the Utah State Capitol. The home offers sweeping views of the Salt Lake Valley and exquisite sunsets.

 

The home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and can accommodate up to 6 guests. The interior is beautifully designed with unique touches that pay homage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature style. You’ll feel like you’re staying in a work of art.

 

Despite being in the heart of the city, this property is nestled in a quiet neighborhood, giving you the best of both worlds. A five-minute walk will take you to beautiful City Creek Canyon, where you can enjoy a scenic hike or bike ride.

Cozy Forest Cottage at La Caille

If you’re looking for a unique and cozy place to stay in Salt Lake City, the Cozy Forest Cottage at La Caille is definitely worth checking out. Located on the 22 acres of the world-renowned La Caille Restaurant, this cottage offers a charming and peaceful atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re in the French Alps.

 

The cottage features one bedroom, one bathroom, and can accommodate up to three guests. It’s perfect for couples or small families who are looking for a quiet and romantic getaway. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained, and there’s even a hot tub where you can relax and unwind after a long day of exploring the city.

 

One of the best things about this cottage is its proximity to some of the best ski resorts in the area, including Snowbird and Alta. If you’re a skiing enthusiast, this is the perfect place to stay. But even if you’re not, there’s plenty to do in the area, from hiking and biking to shopping and dining.

 

Overall, the Cozy Forest Cottage at La Caille is a great choice for anyone who wants a unique and peaceful vacation rental in Salt Lake City.

Urban Chic Industrial Loft

If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Salt Lake City, the Urban Chic industrial loft is definitely worth considering. This apartment has been converted from an industrial loft space into a contemporary living area, complete with exposed brick walls, 12-foot ceilings, and 8-foot windows. The decor and design are chic and modern, making for a stylish and comfortable stay.

 

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, this apartment offers stunning city views and is within walking distance of many local attractions. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for an urban-chic experience rather than a typical hotel stay.

 

The apartment has three bedrooms and includes free WiFi, a garden, and barbecue grills. It’s also conveniently located near the Salt Palace Convention Center and the University of Utah.

 

If you’re looking for a unique and stylish place to stay in Salt Lake City, the Urban Chic industrial loft is definitely worth checking out.

Around Park City

Treehouse On The Stream​

If you’re looking for a unique and peaceful getaway in Park City, the Treehouse On The Stream is the perfect place for you. This charming treehouse is situated on a stream and surrounded by beautiful trees, providing a serene and tranquil atmosphere for your stay.

 

The interior of the treehouse is cozy and comfortable, with a queen-sized bed, a small kitchenette, and a private bathroom. You can also enjoy the picturesque views of the stream and the surrounding nature from the large windows or the outdoor deck.

 

One of the best things about the “Treehouse On The Stream” is its location. It’s only a short drive away from Park City’s downtown area, where you can explore the local shops, restaurants, and attractions. You can also easily access the nearby hiking and biking trails, or take a scenic drive to the nearby national parks.

 

Overall, the Treehouse On The Stream is a unique and peaceful retreat that offers a one-of-a-kind experience in Park City, Utah.

Raddon by AvantStay​

If you’re looking for a luxurious and spacious vacation rental in Park City, Raddon by AvantStay is a great option. 

 

This four-bedroom escape is perfect for groups of up to ten people, with five beds and four bathrooms. The villa boasts incredible design and two generous balconies with treetop views, as well as a hot tub for ultimate relaxation.

 

Raddon is close to the slopes and right off Main Street, making it easy to explore all that Park City has to offer. The villa’s warm and open interior, cozy cabin decor throughout, and work-friendly space make it an ideal place to stay for both leisure and business travelers.

Log Cabin on the Stream​

If you’re looking for a unique and cozy place to stay in Park City, look no further than the Log Cabin on the Stream. This charming cabin is situated in a peaceful and secluded area, surrounded by trees and overlooking a tranquil stream.

 

The cabin features a rustic interior with a modern touch, including a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living area with a fireplace, and two cozy bedrooms. The highlight of this cabin is the large deck overlooking the stream, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

 

The Log Cabin on the Stream is also conveniently located just a short drive away from the Park City Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities. In the summer, you can take a hike in the nearby mountains or explore the charming town of Park City.

The Cozy Cabin​

If you’re looking for a cozy and comfortable cabin to stay in while in Park City, then this is the perfect place for you. With easy access to the freeway and close proximity to major ski resorts, this three-story cabin is a stylish retreat in a quiet corner of the Wasatch Forest.

 

The A-frame Park City Mountain Cabin is beautifully decorated and can sleep up to 15 guests in comfort. It features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. The cabin also has a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, and a hot tub where you can unwind after a long day of skiing or hiking.

 

One of the best things about this cabin is its location. It’s situated in a ski-in/ski-out community, which means you can hit the slopes right from your doorstep. It’s also close to several restaurants, shops, and other attractions, making it the perfect base for your Park City adventure.

 

Overall, the A-frame Park City Mountain Cabin is a great choice for anyone looking for a cozy and comfortable place to stay in Park City. Whether you’re here for skiing, hiking, or just relaxing, this cabin has everything you need for a memorable vacation.

Luxury Cabin at Mirror Lake Retreat​

If you’re looking for a luxurious and comfortable cabin to stay in during your visit to Park City, Utah, then the Luxury Cabin at Mirror Lake Retreat is an excellent choice. This cabin is perfect for couples or small families of up to six people, and it offers a wide range of amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

 

The cabin features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy living room with a fireplace, and a private deck with a hot tub. The cabin is also equipped with free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and on-site parking. Moreover, the cabin is located in a beautiful and peaceful setting, surrounded by nature and close to many outdoor activities.

 

Overall, the Luxury Cabin at Mirror Lake Retreat is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a luxurious and comfortable cabin in Park City, Utah. With its many amenities and beautiful location, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind during your vacation.

South of Provo

Scofield Lakefront Cabin

If you’re looking for a peaceful and secluded getaway in Northern Utah, the Scofield Lakefront Cabin is hard to beat. Situated on the shores of the beautiful Scofield Reservoir, this stylish cabin rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lake.

 

With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the cabin can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests. The spacious 3,200-square-foot interior features eight beds of varying sizes, making it an ideal choice for families and groups of friends. Additionally, the cabin comes equipped with a private dock, perfect for fishing or boating on the reservoir.

 

The Scofield Lakefront Cabin is located just under two hours southeast of Salt Lake City, making it an easily accessible destination for both locals and out-of-towners. Whether you’re looking to spend your days relaxing on the deck, exploring the nearby hiking trails, or enjoying water activities on the lake, this cabin rental has something for everyone.

Secluded Luxury Lodge

If you’re looking for a luxurious and secluded getaway in Northern Utah, I highly recommend checking out the Secluded Luxury Lodge. This stunning vacation rental is located in the heart of the mountains and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness.

 

The lodge features a spacious and beautifully decorated interior, complete with all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay. You’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living areas, and plenty of space for you and your guests to relax and unwind.

 

One of the highlights of this rental is the outdoor space. The lodge features a large deck with a hot tub, perfect for soaking in after a long day of hiking or skiing. You’ll also find a fire pit and plenty of seating, making it the perfect spot for stargazing and roasting marshmallows.

 

Overall, the Secluded Luxury Lodge is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. With its stunning location, luxurious amenities, and secluded setting, it’s the ultimate Northern Utah getaway.

Yuba house

If you’re looking for a cozy and unique place to stay in Northern Utah, look no further than the Yuba House. This charming vacation rental is located in the quiet town of Levan and offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

The Yuba House features a spacious living room, two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a beautiful backyard with a fire pit and BBQ grill. The house is decorated with rustic and vintage furnishings, giving it a warm and inviting atmosphere.

 

One of the best things about the Yuba House is its proximity to Yuba State Park, which offers a variety of recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and hiking. The park is just a short drive away, and the lake is walking distance, making it easy to spend a day on the water or exploring the surrounding wilderness.

Conclusion

With a diverse range of accommodations, from cozy cabins to luxurious hotels, there is something for everyone in the beautiful region of Northern Utah.

 

One of the things that I love about Northern Utah is the stunning natural beauty of the area without the crowds you find on the South. From the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Mountains to the sparkling waters of the Great Salt Lake, there is no shortage of breathtaking scenery to explore.

 

There are obviously more accommodations options in the area but these are the ones I found to be really unique. We normally update this list every time someone in the team visits the area and finds a new place worth mentioning. 

 

Do you know of a place in Northern Utah we should look at? If so, please get in touch and let us know. We would love to check it out!

Antonio Cala

Antonio was born and raised in Southern Spain, and quit his job in 2013 to travel the world full-time with his wife Amanda for 10 years straight. Their passion for adventure took them to visit 150+ countries.


They cycled 25,000km + from California to Patagonia, sailed over 10,000NM around the Caribbean & Sea of Cortez, rode their motorbikes 30,000 kms+ across West Africa (Spain to South Africa) and visited Antarctica, among many other adventure expeditions.


Today, they’re currently working their way to visit every state and National Park in the USA traveling with an RV.


Together they run the popular newsletter Adventure Fix, the travel community Summit, the resource-based portal Adventure Travel Hub, and their latest venture, Unique Places, where they share their knowledge about the places they’ve visited and the ones still remaining on their list.

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