Off the Beaten Path: 5 Unique Places to Stay in Utah

By Yeti Sep 13, 2018
Airstream trailers in the city? Treehouses in the mountains? 5 unique places to stay in Utah.
Off the Beaten Path: 5 Unique Places to Stay in Utah

Even the accommodations can be part of your next Utah adventure! Settle into an iconic architectural treasure, a cottage fit for Goldilocks or a treehouse sure to make the Swiss Family Robinson envious—all in close proximity to Utah’s resorts and ready for your next winter getaway.

 (1) Towerhouse

Spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife are all part of the experience at this four-story dream home located in Tollgate Canyon (12 miles from Park City), conceived by former professional cyclist Marty Jemison. Green materials, radiant heat and unique architecture highlight what Jemison calls his “high-altitude tent.” Rates start at $169 per night; sleeps four.


(2) Storybook Stone Cottage

Nestled amid huge pines and next to a musical mountain stream, this fairytale retreat is just a five-minute walk from Sundance Mountain Resort. Features include heated stone floors, a streamside hot tub, outdoor fire pit and the charming “Bird House” with sleeping loft. Rates are $425–$785 per night with at least a two-night minimum; sleeps five.


(3) The Wright House

Designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1950s, this three-bedroom house located on 66 acres near Peoa (14 miles from Park City) was completed by his great-nephew in 2002. The house embraces Wright’s trademark architectural elements—low-pitched roof, deep overhangs and long rows of casement windows emphasizing the horizontal theme. The interior melts into the outdoors through the many windows, exhibiting the architect’s lifelong fascination with site, structure and landscape character. Rates are $450–$900 per night with a three-night minimum stay; sleeps seven.

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(4) Greg’s Treehouse

Kids will love this quirky house in the Uinta Mountains, built on a massive Douglas Fir and featuring a ship’s ladder that leads to a sleeping loft, while parents will love the comfy beds, full bathroom, and heat. Pricing starts at $175 per night; sleeps four.


(5) Dream of Airstream

It looks like camping but feels like a hotel in this fully restored 1976 Airstream located in downtown Salt Lake City. Situated across from Smith’s Ballpark, where the minor-league Salt Lake Bees play April through September, this modern, minimalist studio offers a funky, urban lodging alternative. Rates start at $75 per night; starting in February 2019; sleeps three. Sugar House option: Sleeps four; pricing starts at $36 per night.


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Story originally written by Lisa Antonucci for Ski Utah magazine.