Utah is known for its beautiful landscapes, national parks, and ski slopes that are perfect for romantic getaways for any time of the year. Whether you are looking for a wintery getaway or want to spend time exploring the desert landscapes in central or southern Utah there are options for you. Here are our favorite spots we recommend.
Park City, Utah
Lying east of Salt Lake City in Utah, Park City is known for its mountain resorts and its laid back ski town atmosphere you will find downtown. During your romantic trip to Utah, you can experiencee world-class skiing, exquisite meals, and luxurious spa treatments.
I am not exaggerating when I say it is a perfect package for honeymooners! You have your adrenaline-rushing sports, breathtakingly beautiful scenery featuring marvelous mountains and alpine greenery, fine-dining restaurants, and sophisticated shopping areas.
If you want to try skiing, December through March is the best time to visit. You can also try a moonlight snowshoe tour, sleigh rides, and even go bob sledding at the Olympic Park.
In the summer the city calms down and different attractions open up. Go on a hot balloon ride and enjoy a ride on Alpine Coaster at the Park City Mountain Resort To gain an insight into the city’s history and fun shopping, visit Park City’s historic district that has a variety of buildings built in Queen Anne, Spanish Revival, and Victorian styles.
Park City Romantic Accommodations
Surrounded by alpine landscapes and the freezing scent of winter, Hotel Park City brings you on warm, nostalgic vibes on your honeymoon. For $259 per night, book Spa Package and pamper each other with love and luxuries. Have adrenaline-pumping snowy adventures under the frosty skies, sleep in a lavish suite, have candlelight dinners and unwind at Health Club and Spa. See Reviews
At Goldener Hirsh Inn, you can spend a lavish honeymoon in the comfort of a cozy suite, travertine showers, and spa services. The European-style ski hotel sits under the looming shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and only a few steps away from the Silver Lake Express. Along with your significant other, try out skiing, hiking, and biking trails surrounded by picturesque views of Bald Eagle Mountain.
The hotel’s 20 rooms feature European king-sized beds, hand-painted furnishings, fluffy terry cloth robes and slippers, private balconies and wood-burning fireplaces. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s hot tubs, sauna, and exercise equipment, and the Continental and American fare from its on-site restaurant, which has earned “Extraordinary” ratings from Zagat Restaurant Guide, Four-Diamond recommendations from AAA, and was awarded the “Best of State” for Fine Dining — European Cuisine in 2017 by the Best of State® organization.
The Washington School House Hotel
Recently I went to Park City, Utah on a romantic trip with my husband. We stayed in a hotel called The Washington School House Hotel. It is an old school house renovated into a boutique luxury hotel. There are tons of unique things on the property that make it special, such as, an Olympic torch outdoor fireplace. The hotel only has nine rooms which makes it very intimate and perfect for Honeymooners. – Sarah Funk
Stein Eriksen Lodge
Stein Eriksen Lodge just celebrated its 35th winter season and is known for being Utah’s first Forbes Five-Star property. Here you will find Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star spa and have 3 award-winning restaurants and a slopeside coffee shop on site. They have been recognized as Park City’s eminent romantic lodge, offering stunning mountain views of Deer Valley Resort and the Wasatch Mountain range.
If you are looking to celebrate your honeymoon in a luxurious alpine setting with unrivaled service and the highest attention to detail from a sincere and friendly staff, then Stein Eriksen Lodge will not disappoint. We strive to make every guest’s stay special and memorable.
We stopped by Stein Eriksen Lodge to check out the cozy Glitretind restaurant and can say we found the service amazing, the food delicious, and while it is not cheap, I consider it a good value.
Alta is located at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon about 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. The former mining town is now a wonderful ski destination, and in the summertime, it is an ideal place to cool down, relax and hike among wildflowers.
We stayed in Alta for two nights enjoying the newly reopened Snowpine Lodge. The current Snowpine Lodge has plenty of brand new spaces, but the building has deep roots in the area. The original building started as part of a silver mine, later became a general store, then a winter shelter for skiers, and is now incorporated into the larger lodge as a resort for guests.
In January, after a $50+ million overhaul, the lodge was reopened. While a large portion of the lodge is brand new, the original walls still make up part of the structure and can be seen throughout the spa, game room and other areas. During the summertime, nightly rates are very affordable as well as the breakfast.
We loved the views in the area, especially waking up to such a picturesque view out the window. When we decided to get active we went further up the canyon to 1/2 mile hike up to Cecret Lake where the water is clear and you can see salamanders in the water.
In the winter you can enjoy a winter wonderland at the Alta ski resort with 2,614 acres of terrain serving any experience level.
Ogden & Snowbasin
Located about 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City, Ogden makes for a perfect romantic giveaway. The downtown area provides plenty of things to do, especially in the summer. The Ogden Farmers Market is open every Saturday on Historic 25th street. You can enjoy activities at the Salomon Center including rock climbing, surfing on a Flowrider, or getting a meal at one of the restaurants. While we were in Ogden, we enjoyed brunch at The Sonora Grill where we were surprised to find Mexican food we enjoyed outside of Texas. A block or two away, you can catch an Ogden Raptors baseball game or if your timing is right you can see a show at Peery’s Egyptian Theater.
After getting to know Ogden, take a drive up to Snowbasin where the weather is cooler and the scenery can not be beat. During the summer you can take the gondola lift to hiking and biking trails with amazing views of the surrounding areas. There are regular events like the Sunday afternoon Blues, Brews & BBQ we were able to attend.
In the winter, you can enjoy skiing in Snowbasin with 3,000 vertical feet and 3,000 acres of terrain for every experience level at one of the oldest continually operated ski resorts in North America and home to the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games.
If you are looking for a romantic adventure in Utah away from the snow (most of the year) then Moab is the best place to go. The small town serves as a perfect place to stay while exploring the nearby national parks you see on the Utah license plates. You can go on mountain bike trails to explore some of the hundreds of miles of mountain biking in the world providing amazing views of the area.
At Arches National Park you can hike to the famous arches and marvel at the unique landscape. Another option. is to go to the Canyonlands National Park. At sunrise the Mesa Arch you can watch the sun come up eliminating the desert floor which is hard to describe. For a real adventure, go on a white water rafting excursion with river rapids from mild to extreme. In Moab itself, you can find cozy restaurants and unique local shops.
Moab Romantic Accommodations
Red Cliffs Lodge
The Red Cliffs Lodge is located on the Colorado River and framed by majestic, 2,000-foot red cliffs. You’ll find rustic, comfortable suites and cabins with spectacular water views. There is an onsite restaurant, The Cowboy Grill, and the lodge can help arrange several adventures for you.
On property, there are well-maintained tennis courts. You can enjoy one of the daily wine tasting sessions at their Castle Creek Winery, go horseback riding or go on a whitewater rafting expedition together, organized by expert guides.
Sunflower Hill Luxury Inn is made up of two beautifully restored buildings: the historic Ranch House and spacious Garden Cottage. Enjoy world-class accommodations and luxurious comfort, combined with a rustic-elegant style you won’t find in any other lodging in Moab.
The Inn offers 12 unique guest rooms featuring luxurious queen or king-size beds and private baths. Deluxe and Luxury rooms feature more spacious accommodations, upscale furnishings with sittings areas, jetted tubs, and most include private balconies or decks with garden views.
Themed Suites In Utah
One thing I have to mention about Utah is the hotels with themed rooms. When we were married in Utah we were looking for a place to stay and noticed several hotels with themed rooms with names like “Mysteries of Egypt, Swiss Family Robinson, and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. I have to be honest, they seem very overpriced and the decor and theming seem very cheap. However, I find it so odd that there are several in Utah when I have never seen them elsewhere so I thought I would mention it. If you are interested in the two popular ones are the Castle Creek Inn and Anniversary Inn.