SALT LAKE CITY — In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, travel has been made more difficult. But after being quarantined in your own home for five months, it might be nice to have a little getaway. Utah has so much to offer from vibrant cities, National Parks, world-class ski resorts, lakes and deserts, so why not go explore our backyard?
You can ditch the overpriced and boring hotels and opt for a unique and more homey stay at an Airbnb in Utah, which offers stays in treehouses, cottages, castles, tents and much more.
Airbnb hosts pride themselves on their short-term vacation home rentals, trying to make the space unique and special for each guest that comes to visit. When you book an Airbnb, you book more than a stay, you get an experience.
We’ve compiled a list of the best Airbnb’s located throughout Utah, including the most affordable, luxurious, unique and best for large groups. Each listing having a minimum rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars.
- These ratings come from previous guests rating the accommodation on things such as cleanliness, communication, check-in, accuracy, location and value. The majority of the proprieties also have superhosts, who are hosts that have shown exceptional service and stand as an example for other hosts to follow. Airbnb visits the property four times a year to ensure the property and host are still able to hold that title.
Be aware that Airbnb has recently passed a new rule to adhere to social distancing guidelines and are only allowing up to 16 guests per home for the time being. There are some properties included in this list that can accommodate more than 16 that would be better experienced after the pandemic.
Zion & Bryce glamping tents — Kane County
Sometimes camping can be a lot of work and the thought of no air conditioning and sleeping on the ground can turn away some. Glamping tents are a great alternative for the people who want to camp but with the comforts of home. Glamping (or “glamorous camping”) includes more amenities than normal camping and can be compared to resort-style services, yet you still have access to the outdoors. The tents themselves have a queen bed and three twin beds as well as a sitting chair, luggage rack, and other decor items to make the tent feel more like a home. In the summer, the tents are equipped with air conditioning and heating in the winter. Located on the Zion Ponderosa Resort Property, you will have access to many of the amenities such as breakfast, pool, hot tubs, sport courts and others. Your camping site also includes a private shaded area with a picnic table, gas grill, and fire pit.
Price: $138 per night
Mini dome near Snowbasin — Huntsville
Located in Huntsville in Weber County and Snowbasin Ski Resort, this home is a dome that can fit three people and has two different beds. Here you will overlook the Pineview Reservoir and have stunning views and a star-filled sky from your own patio. You’ll have access to basic kitchen supplies but also an outdoor grill. The interior is decorated in a rustic fashion that is similar in fashion to a European ski chalet. In the mini-dome, you will feel a sense of coziness and relaxation.
Price: $115 per night
Charming and designed in a French chateau-style, this might be one of the most luxurious and expensive Airbnbs in Utah. However, you get a whole castle to explore and call yours for your stay. This castle can accommodate up to 16 people for the time being but you are allowed to contact Park City Rentals in the future if you would like to have more guests. This house is 16,000 square feet featuring six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a formal dining room, three kitchens, an outdoor patio area and a hot tub. If you visit during the winter, you will have easy ski access as it is steps away from the Flat Iron chair lift and the Quicksilver Gondola, as well as the Golden Spruce ski run bordering the property.
Price: $5,926 per night
Log cabin on 17-acre farm with backyard “playland” — Spanish Fork
This log cabin stay is located in Spanish Fork and is a fun affordable stay as well as being able to welcome larger groups. The key features of this property that make it special is the 17-acre farmland that has a batting cage, five trampolines, a sand volleyball court, rope swing, slide and a fire pit. The cabin can fit up to 10 people in three cozy bedrooms. Be mindful though that Bob the rooster might wake you up in the morning with his crowing.
Price: $89 per night
Breathtaking designer mountain retreat — Cottonwood Heights
The name does not lie about this house, it is a home built into the foothills of the Wasatch mountains in Cottonwood Heights. The house is decorated in a minimalist modern fashion with floor-to-ceiling windows around the house, giving you plenty of natural light and a view of the mountains. Outside of this home you will find your own private pool, a nice patio,…
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