In a land of wide open spaces, gorgeous canyons and desert, and snow-capped Rocky Mountains, you and your loved one can easily find a whimsically blissful weekend away into romance in the lovely state of Utah.
No matter what time of year you visit Utah, the beauty of nature will enchant you.
Read below to check out our top 15 picks for romantic getaways in the diverse state of Utah.
1. Goldener Hirsch Inn
With awards busting from the seams, the Goldener Hirsch Inn in Park City, Utah, promises guests a remarkable experience. This destination is honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award, TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, voted the “United States’ Best Ski Boutique Hotel,” and having the “Best Restaurant in Park City.”
In the summer, rev up your adrenaline with mountain biking and hiking. Take in the scenery with hot-air ballooning or horseback riding. And if you’re looking for culture, check out the Park City Arts Festival or any of the Deer Valley concerts.
And of course, in the winter, the Goldener offers ski-in, ski-out access right to the slopes. Spend the day with your loved one skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or showshoeing. Then to end the night on a note of romance, take a majestic sleigh ride through the Winter Wonderland.
2. The Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa
To get out into the majestic nature that the West is so acclaimed for, whisk your loved one away to the Sorrel River Ranch. This breathtaking destination is nestled on the secluded banks of the Colorado River and situated right in the heart of the astounding Utah Red Rock wilderness, perfect for when you want to go off the grid for a little while.
Join a group at the Resort to go canyoneering for a day. This high adventure activity combines hiking, climbing, rappelling, and sometimes swimming through the most spectacular canyons of the Red Rocks. To keep your adrenaline pumping, consider skydiving with your loved one to get a sensory overload with the jaw-dropping views.
If that’s too much intensity for your romantic weekend, not to worry. There’s also art classes at the Ranch, where you’ll be guided to paint some of the United States’ most breathtaking scenery. And don’t miss Astronomy night, where the resort’s experienced astronomer guides guests through stargazing sessions throughout the vast Western nighttime skies.
3. Stein Eriksen Lodge
When you and your special someone want front-row access to Utah’s mountainous landscape, without sacrificing even an inch of luxury, the Stein Eriksen Lodge is the place for you. At this Park City escape, you’ll enjoy all the finishing touches of a five-star hotel with the powdery snow right in your back yard.
Bundle up and share some hot cocoa with your loved one on a picturesque winter sleigh ride drawn by Clydesdales. Snuggle up next to the fireplace in your guest room filled with traditional lodge-style furnishings and sweeping views of the wintery views outside.
And for ultimate indulgence, luxuriate in the Stein Eriksen spa, Utah’s only five-star spa. This astounding center is made up of 23,000 lavish square feet, more than 16 treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and hot and cold plunge baths. Come relax, unwind, and reconnect with your loved one at the wonderful Stein Eriksen Lodge.
4. Hines Mansion
For a glimpse at the simpler way of life, head over to the Hines Mansion with your significant other in the scenic Utah Valley. This historic Bed & Breakfast features nine luxurious guest rooms, a Victorian parlor showcasing an antique marble fireplace, and a warm, welcoming environment for a pleasant weekend away.
Originally established in 1895, the Hines Mansion symbolized an economic boom in the mining town’s early history. Nowadays, it serves to provide guests with a relaxing weekend away from the stresses of daily life.
Since each guest room features its own theme, you and your loved one can choose the right fit for your romantic getaway. Try the Lodge room to feel like you’re truly in the West, with cabin-like touches and rustic décor. Or perhaps you’d like the Winter Dreams room, with warm tones and hand-carved mahogany to keep you snug and cozy. And to top it all off, all rooms come with a two-person whirlpool tub to bring up the romance scale.
5. Sundance Mountain Resort
At Sundance Mountain Resort, you won’t have enough hours in the day to get through all the exciting opportunities for activities and relaxation. Between ziplining, art classes, and more, you might have to come for multiple romantic weekends.
The skiing and other winter activities are a given at any mountain resort like the Sundance. But what makes this place unique is the additional offers such as winter ziplining through the Rockies, a truly remarkable and scenic experience you’ll never forget.
And while you’re at the Sundance, don’t miss an opportunity to show off your creative side. Enroll in a pottery class, journal making class, jewelry making class, or more to bring your own one-of-a-kind souvenir home from vacation.
6. The Grand America Hotel
The Grand America is exactly that. As you enter the property, you’ll see Italian marble floors and fireplaces, gold trim, regal artwork, and lavish furnishings throughout. In fact, this place is so regal that it’s been named TripAdvisor’s “Best Hotel” in Utah every year since 2010.
At the Grand America, you and your loved one will relish is Old World Opulence right in the heart of Salt Lake City. Even with 775 extravagant guest rooms, each one is individually decorated with the most upscale amenities and elegance. And outside of your lavish room, you’ll find terrace gardens and patios, an extensive spa, and many lounges.
7. Hotel Park City
As they say it themselves, Hotel Park City welcomes everyone to a place “where contemporary luxury goes hand in hand with the alpine warmth and charm.” This divine hotel is the proud owner of a AAA Four Diamond title, as well as a membership on TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, and Condé Nast Traveler’s designation as a “Top Ski Hotel.”
Relax in the year-round heated outdoor pool that looks over marvelous mountain views. In the winter, try out the world-class alpine skiing just minutes away from the lobby doors. And in the summer, take advantage of the 18-hole golf course.
8. Castle Creek Inn
When you’re in the mood to be charmed in a real-life fantasy, bring your special someone to the Castle Creek Inn, where your happily ever after begins.
Enter the palace doors adorned in sprawling ivy to where your enchantment awaits. Relax like royalty in your spacious guest room, inclusive with a two-person whirlpool tub, wood-burning fireplace, and deep, rich colors. And when your Highness awakes, a full breakfast will be waiting for you with heaping pancakes, crunchy hash browns, sweet crepes, and elegant Eggs Benedict.
To upgrade the romance level on your getaway, opt for the “Candlelight Romance” Package, which comes with rose petals and candles surrounding your tub, a chilled bottle of champagne with two souvenir Castle glasses, and delicious chocolates. After you stay at the Castle Creek, you’ll never want to return to the peasant life again.
9. Old Town Guest House
Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast welcomes you to enjoy Utah’s mountains while feeling like you’re at home, only a much nicer home with friendly people who take care of everything for you. Bundle up and get comfortable because Park City is all about the outdoor adventure.
While skiers and snowboarders venture from near and far to Park City during the winter time, there’s really no bad time to visit. In fact, the Old Town Innkeepers actually prefer the Fall. With less tourist foot traffic, longer days, street fairs, farmers markets, no humidity, and all the summer activities still in high gear, the possibilities are endless.
10. Crescent Moon Inn
This desert-style hotel will put you and your loved one right in the Southwestern state of mind. Located in the desert community of Kayenta, Utah, the Crescent Moon not only has the surroundings of a Southwestern oasis, but it also embodies that energy itself. This desert abode is built from stucco and completely blends in with the Red Rocks around it.
Outside the walls of the Crescent Moon, the town of Kayenta offers guests a gateway into the Grand Circle of National Parks: the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Snow Canyon State Park, all in Crescent Moon’s backyard.
Tour through the magnificent caves and gorgeous waterfalls flowing through the colored desert mountains. Stroll through the Art Village bustling with Native American treasures, handmade pieces of art, and wonderfully bright paintings. You definitely won’t find this unique art elsewhere.
11. Seven Wives Inn
This humble Bed & Breakfast pays homage to the region’s Mormon culture with a name regarding polygamy. The story dates back to 1873, when villager Edwin G. Woolley built a large house to hide polygamists in the attic via a secret door, after polygamy was outlawed by the U.S. government.
Now, if Utahans actually had seven wives at the same time or not is up for speculation, but the tradition lives on even into modern days. To take the legend even further, the innkeepers at Seven Wives have named each guest room as a different woman’s name.
Relax in the outdoor pool, socialize in the parlor, or explore the area attractions, such as national parks, the Brigham Young Winter Home, several golf courses, outlet shopping, and more, during your visit to the Seven Wives.
12. Alaskan Inn
For some reason, the hotel called the Alaskan Inn is actually in Utah. The owners at the Alaskan take everything beloved about the “Spirit of Alaska”—the deep wooded forest, snow-capped mountains, undisturbed wildlife, and log-cabin architecture to this gem in Utah.
This adults-only getaway is the perfect excuse for an intimate weekend away with your sweetheart. Stay in the King Cabin with your loved one for a romantic weekend in privacy. Situated along the banks of the Ogden River, this cabin features arched wooden ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a jetted tub. And that’s not all; with this room, you’ll be welcomed with a complimentary bottle of chilled locally made cider and chocolates.
13. Castle Valley Inn
Ok, so it might not look exactly like a castle, but this country inn is definitely worth a trip. Its small, log cabin feel is greatly juxtaposed by the enormous desert mountains in the backdrop. And nestled in the valley of it all, the Castle Valley provides guests with astonishing 360 degree views of the American Southwest’s most treasured landscape.
Secluded and quiet, the Castle Valley makes for a perfect romantic destination for you and your loved one to just escape from it all for a weekend. Venture through any of the spectacular parks nearby, showcasing astounding canyons, mountains, rivers, and forests. Stay in the comfy and cozy accommodations at the Inn, and then wake up to a full homemade breakfast every morning, featuring apple spice pancakes, green chili omelets, hash brown quiches, and more.
14. The View Hotel
In the heart of Monument Valley, Utah, the View Hotel truly lives up to its name. This hotel actually resides on sacred Navajo land and is designed in a way to respect and live in harmony with Mother Earth.
Every guest room at the View directly faces the Mittens, the geological features that look almost like mittens from far away. And as the owner herself puts it, the hotel’s color palate of red and orange make it so it “merges with the natural rock formations and the contours of the land, becoming one with the Earth.” After a weekend at the View, it’ll be hard not to feel the peace and harmony of the Navajo people.
15. Cali Cochitta B&B
Last but not least, the Cali Cochitta in Moab, Utah, is ready to welcome love birds with open arms. Try out this 19-century Western Victorian, restored and renovated to its original, classical style, for your next romantic weekend away.
While you can stay in the main house, the more romantic option at the Cali Cochitta is staying on one of their two cottages. In the Willow Cottage, you’ll find plenty of personality and charm with an elegant Queen bed, Saltillo tile floors, and the intimacy of being apart from the rest of the guests.
Don’t miss this location for a dreamy weekend away into tranquility and fresh air with your loved one.