With 45 state parks, dramatic river canyons, and iconic red rock spires, Utah is one of America’s greatest outdoor playgrounds. Welcome to the Beehive State, where majestic red rock landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and unique geological formations create a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. From world-renowned national parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon to the laid-back capital of Salt Lake City, Utah’s diverse landscapes and recreational opportunities make it a must-visit destination for adventure seekers and those seeking natural beauty.
Utah’s unique geological wonders, such as the towering hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park and the mystical sandstone arches of Moab, make it a haven for photographers and adventurers alike. Embracing its diverse terrain, Utah offers a perfect balance of outdoor exploration, cultural richness, and awe-inspiring vistas, making it a destination like no other. Naturally, the accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes, catering to everyone from campers to luxury travelers.
Let’s have a look at the best resorts in Utah:
1. Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa
Getting away from the noise and stress of city life doesn’t mean forgoing luxury and exquisite service – a point that the Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa are skilled at proving. The high-end resort, situated on the picturesque banks of the Colorado River and surrounded by southern Utah’s iconic red arches and rock formations, provides guests with the chance to reconnect with nature and then return at the end of the day to their 4 Star accommodation.
A heated outdoor pool and hot tub, 24-hour fitness suite, and access to the Sorrel River Spa are just a few of the amenities the Sorrel River Ranch provides, and with activities from horse riding to off-roading on your doorstep, you’ll have plenty of options to enjoy the surrounding scenery.
Hidden away within Utah’s Southwest iconic canyons, the Amangiri Resort offers some of the most breathtaking views you’ll find anywhere in the state. From your luxury suite – designed with a minimalist feel which highlights the beauty of the natural surroundings – enjoy an expansive desert vista and optional private pools and terraces.
Relax in the world-class spa and overindulge with some of the Southwest’s finest dining at an onsite, open-plan restaurant. For adventure-seekers, the resort is perfectly positioned within the Grand Circle, with easy access to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park.
3. Waldorf Astoria Park City
Enjoy all-season luxury within the United States’ largest ski and golf resort, at the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Located within the Wasatch Mountains, and Canyons Village in the Park City Resort, the Waldorf Astoria offers guests a dedicated gondola to Canyons Village, a heated outdoor pool, and rooms that come with spectacular mountain views and hot tubs.
After hitting the slopes, relax at one of the Waldorf Astoria Spa’s 15 treatment rooms and enjoy the taste of true American Mountain cuisine from the patio of the resort’s Powder restaurant.
4. Red Mountain Resort
Enjoy a getaway with a difference at the Red Mountain Resort in St. George – where Snow Canyon State Park, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks are all within easy reach of your luxury accommodation.
Each package at the Red Mountain Resort is designed to provide guests with a unique lifestyle break, and includes three daily meals, yoga and fitness classes, and guided hiking and biking in the surrounding parks. Choose from one of the resort’s luxury rooms – featuring oversized baths and full-sized toiletries – or their spacious villas, with exclusive use of villa pools and hot tubs.
5. Montage Deer Valley
Just five minutes from the center of Park City, the Montage Deer Valley resort offers an authentic Alpine experience, in the heart of Utah’s largest ski resort. For skiers, the Montage Deer Valley has everything you need to make your trip as easy and as comfortable as possible. The onsite Compass Sports provides guests with essentials, including lift tickets, ski rentals, and accessories, as well as those all-important little luxuries, such as boot warming and hot chocolate at the après-ski Alpine Terrace.
A range of rooms, suites, and residences boast impressive mountain views, and with five restaurants or dine-in-room options, you’ll find food and drink to suit every taste.
6. The Inn at Entrada
Known as one of Utah’s premium small luxury resorts, The Inn at Entrada is a golf-lovers dream vacation destination. With its Johnny Miller Signature Design 18-hole championship private golf course – stretching over 700 yards – Entrada is ranked as the No.1 year-round golf course in the state by Golf Digest Magazine.
Off the course, the Inn offers incredible panoramic views of St. George’s red cliffs and beautifully designed rooms and suites. For a real taste of luxury, book into the 4,100-square foot, five-bedroom Johnny Miller Residence – with sweeping views of Red Mountain and Snow Canyon State Park.
7. The Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens
Low-key luxury with an incredible setting, The Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens makes for a perfect weekend escape for both couples and families. Set on the border of The Zion National Park Hotel, Springdale, The Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens offers guests a beautiful heated outdoor pool, waterfall hot tub, and a riverside beach, set within five acres of stunning natural scenery.
Whether you opt for a room, suite, or a villa, you’ll find modern amenities, luxury touches, and incredible views. Outside, biking, hiking, and river tubing are just some of the ways to spend your days in the surrounding national parks and mountains.
8. Stein Eriksen Lodge
The award-winning Stein Eriksen Lodge – voted “World’s Best Ski Hotel” at the World Ski Awards – offers guests authentic, European-style, ski vacations in the heart of Deer Valley Resort. With a decidedly Norwegian-feel, the luxury lodge was named after Olympic Gold Medal skier, Stein Eriksen.
With access to over 400 miles of trails, guests can enjoy some of the best skiing in the country, before relaxing in Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star spa. The Forbes stars don’t end with the spa – get your culinary taste buds going at the Forbes Four-Star Glitretind Restaurant, or pop into the Troll Hallen Lounge for a quick bite.
9. Dreamkatchers Lake Powell Bed & Breakfast
A haven of peace and relaxation within the wilderness near Lone Rock Beach. This untraditional accommodation comes with an extra touch of indulgence, nothing has been overlooked. Sitting on over one acre of property and including spectacular views of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Lake Powell there is much to love at Dreamkatchers. And if the view was not enough, on a dark night, the sky offers spectacular star gazing!
Now for the bed and the breakfast, starting with the beds, the Dreamkatchers offers a small selection of boutique rooms that are earthy and complementary to the desert landscape of the area. As the BnB is primarily adult-only, only allowing children of twelve years or older, It is a great place for honeymooners and solo travelers. The cooks will even accommodate special dietary requests with advance notice. But no matter the morning, you will always be treated to a sumptuous and energizing breakfast. From fruit smoothies to Swedish-style pancakes, stuffed croissants, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, or homemade quiche. But I am just drooling for the baked cardamom French toast & Vermont maple sausage.
10. The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird
Considered one of North America’s most iconic ski lodges, The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird offers majestic views of Little Cottonwood Canyon and ski-in/ski-out access to Snowbird’s popular slopes. As well as on-site ski rental, the resort provides features a fitness suite, a state-licensed day-care facility, and three restaurants. After a long day of adrenaline on the mountain, unwind in the heated outdoor pool and hot tubs or venture to the resort’s top-floor Cliff Spa – where you can choose from over 30 treatments, or simply enjoy the view of the canyon from the rooftop pool.
11. Zermatt Utah
Check into the Zermatt Utah for a true “Swiss Meets West” experience, in the heart of the Utah Rockies. This 4 Star resort features a spa, the largest conference center in the state, and easy access to Park City. Action-packed vacations are the deal of the day at the Zermatt – with a huge range of activities available on the resort’s doorstep. Choose from skiing, fishing, hiking, horse-riding, biking, climbing, and even scuba diving, or simply enjoy the Zermatt’s golf course, tennis courts, and swimming pool. When you’re done with adventure, explore the world-class spa and choice of three resort restaurants.
12. Cedar Breaks Lodge by Diamond Resorts
Enjoy the home-away-from-home feel of the Cedar Breaks Lodge in scenic Brian Head – perfectly positioned for exploring some of Utah’s finest National Parks and ski slopes. Head for the snow at Brian Head Ski Resort or try your hand at one of the many outdoor activities offered at the resort – from fishing to hiking and snow-tubing.
Enjoy relaxing in the world-class pool or book in for a Swedish massage at the tranquil Cedar Breaks Day Spa. Guests can choose from luxury rooms to spacious villas, with accommodations to suit both couples and families alike.
13. Movara Fitness Resort
If getting in shape is the goal of your next vacation, look no further than the Movara Fitness Resort in Ivins. This all-inclusive fitness retreat offers far more than just a comfortable accommodation in a scenically beautiful setting, it is an institution that provides guests with unique weight-loss inspiration and health packages to help create life-changing habits. Movara’s expert team – from their certified trainers to life coaches and dietitians – offers guests the training and tools they need to make life-long healthy changes that go far beyond their time at the resort.
After long days of working up a sweat, relax at the Movara spa and enjoy delicious healthy food designed and created specially by the resort’s world-class executive chefs and nutritionists. Each meal is truly spectacular, crafted with beauty, and made with your personal nutrition in mind. After all of the exercise and fun you have, you will be surprised at how satisfied you are after each and every meal.
14. Westgate Park City Resort & Spa
Not only does the award-winning Westgate Park City Resort & Spa boast an ideal location within the Canyons Village ski resort, it also features Utah’s largest indoor and heated outdoor pool – the perfect place to relax at night after a long day on the slopes.
With ski-in/ski-out accommodations, and access to more than 7,300 acres and 300 ski runs, the Westgate Park City Resort & Spa is one of Utah’s best ski resorts. Guests can enjoy all of Park City’s best shopping and dining with the free resort shuttle service, or choose to dine in at one of the Westgate’s three restaurants.
15. The St. Regis Deer Valley
It doesn’t get much better than watching the sunset, after an active day on the Deer Valley slopes, from the St. Regis’ spectacular split-level infinity pool. With breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery and luxury rooms and suites, St. Regis is the ultimate choice for an opulent ski break. Guests can find everything they need at the on-site ski shop.
Book in for a revitalizing treatment at the resort’s Remède Spa and sample some of the delicious concept dishes. Take a moment to dine in style at the indulgent French-inspired Brasserie 7452, or stop into the St. Regis Bar, before relaxing in the lounge with a St. Regis Deer Valley Signature Bloody Mary.