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With so many epic mountain views and scenic areas in Utah, a road trip is definitely in order. Whether your idea of the perfect Utah vacation is glamping near the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument or a ski chalet in Sundance, the options for unique stays in Utah go far and wide. Here is a list of some of the most unique places to stay in Utah.

Treehouse Rentals in Utah

Whether it is a raised treehouse built from an ancient dead tree or a cabin that seems to grow right out of the forest, these treehouse rentals in Utah are pretty cool. You really can’t get more connected to nature than by staying in a beautiful treehouse. We hope you fall in love with these rentals as we have.

Tiny Home Rentals in Utah

If you haven’t experienced a tiny house, it’s like having your own private hotel room under the stars. When you book a tiny home rental in Utah you are surrounded by epic views for miles and miles around. Whether you travel to St. George near Zion or Salt Lake City in northern Utah, the mountain views are amazing. And there is no better way to experience these wide open landscapes than in a tiny home.

Farm Houses for Rent in Utah

We have two fantastic and unique farmhouse experiences for you. How about spending a week in an old frontier town? Or a massive farmhouse perfect for a huge family reunion or wedding? Utah is filled with rugged ranches and wild open places, if you want a taste of farm life in Utah try one of these wonderful rentals.

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Mansions for Rent in Utah

Utah may have more luxurious ski resorts than true mansions, but we’ve found a couple of pretty cool mansion-style rentals we think you’ll really love. In either case, your Utah vacation will men quite memorable at these “mansions” surrounded by mountain views.

Glamping Rentals in Utah

Glamping under billions of stars can be one of the most romantic getaways you can imagine. That is if you love the sounds of wildlife coming alive at night, soaring eagles in the sky, and herds of elk grazing lazily in the mountain foothills. Utah has some of the most epic glamping spots in the entire US, and these two will certainly be an exciting way to enjoy the true Utah experience.

After checking out some of the most unique places to stay in Utah, are you as excited to start your Utah getaway as we are? Which accommodation calls to your heart the most?

If you want to see even more amazing places to stay in Utah check out this list of cabins, ranches, and resorts that are pretty cool too.

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More Unique Places To Stay In Utah

What are the best unique hotels in Utah?

Some of the best unique hotels in Utah include:

  • Bigelow Hotel, Ogden, UT: The Bigelow Hotel is a historic icon-turned-boutique hotel located in the trolley district of Ogden. Not only is it a beautiful example of an Italian renaissance-style building, but this unique place to stay in Utah is also said to be HAUNTED!
  • Alaskan Inn, Ogden Canyon, UT: If luxurious cabins and pampering are more what you have in mind, stay at the Alaskan Inn, another one of many unique hotels in UT. You’ll still enjoy some real peace and quiet, as it’s an adults-only bed and breakfast. The 11 Alaskan-themed log cabins at Alaskan Inn are designed for romance - each one has a jacuzzi tub, a soft, comfy bed with cozy bedding, lodgepole furniture, and a bottle of chilled cider and chocolates. In the morning, the innkeepers bring breakfast right to your cabin door.
  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, UT: If you have a real love of furry creatures, a stay at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary might be the unique hotel in UT you’re looking for. The sanctuary was founded in 1984 by a group of people who wanted to create a no-kill shelter for homeless, abused animals. Today, Best Friends Sanctuary is home to around 2,000 animals, including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, mules, sheep, and more. Many of the animals are adoptable; others are getting the physical and emotional care they need to someday become adoptable.


Where are the most unique getaways in Utah?

Some of the most unique getaways in Utah include:

  • Big Water Yurt, Millcreek Canyon, UT: If you’re up for a real adventure, try Big Water Yurt. Located 4.5 miles past the winter gate in Millcreek Canyon, it’s managed by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and is akin to camping under canvas…with a wood stove. One of the coolest places to stay in Utah, an overnight glamping experience in a yurt is truly an unforgettable way to enjoy a luxury tent.
  • Defa’s Dude Ranch, Hanna, UT: If you’re looking for a fun summer experience, check out Defa’s Dude Ranch. It’s located in Hanna in the Ashley National Forest. The ranch was founded by Frank Defa in 1946. Frank and his son built a new guest cabin every year and slowly improved and expanded the ranch. Today, the ranch is run by third-generation Defa family members. Guests can stay in any of the 18 cabins, or camp with a tent or RV. Activities include horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, fishing, and hiking.
  • Lake Powell Houseboats, Lake Powell, UT: If you are looking for cool places to stay in Utah in the summer, check out Lake Powell Houseboats. Rent a houseboat and take your summer party somewhere with stunning scenery and a huge lake full of fun. Make sure to bring a cooler full of cold drinks, too! You’ll pick up your houseboat from either the Bullfrog Marina in Utah or the Wahweap Marina, just across the Arizona border.


Which state parks should I visit in Utah?

Aside from the five national parks in the state, there are also 43 state parks in Utah. Here are a couple of state parks you should visit in Utah:

  • In Moab, you’ll find Dead Horse Point, State Park. Within this 5,362-acre park, you’ll see not only one of the most spectacular views in the state from the Dead Horse Point Lookout of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below but also the area that was used for the final scene of the 1991 movie, Thelma and Louise. There are also seven miles of hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and camping opportunities.
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park is in Cannonville. This more than 4,000-acre park features a gorgeous, colorful landscape and more than 60 sandstone spires throughout. It’s also a great spot for stargazing.

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