Between lockdowns, mask mandates, school closures, and remote working, I think one thing Utah can collectively agree on is that we all deserve a little me-time. While a big vacation is probably not in the cards for most of us, why not opt for a more budget-friendly choice. Take a night to yourself and head to one of these relaxing hotels that offer you affordable luxury and some much-needed self-care. If you live along the Wasatch front, a night or two away is closer, and more affordable, than you think.
If you're looking to take a weekend away and combine it with some shopping, head to the Hotel Monaco. It's located right in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, only a few blocks from the City Creek shopping center. The rooms are comfortably appointed with seating and fluffy beds. Grab a drink at the hotel bar, or sit down for a delicious meal at the Bambara Restaurant.
Take a night away in the historic and beautifully renovated Peery Hotel. This property is owned by Hilton, so you're getting the local charm with high-end amenities. Grab a free coffee from the lobby on your way to visit local historic spots of downtown Salt Lake. If you'd rather stay in, the hotel offers free wifi and stately guest rooms, and of course, room service options galore. There are two restaurants on-site for your dining needs and all the comfort of home without the distractions. Feel relaxed and refreshed in this historic spot.
Are the hills calling? Head to the mountains for a weekend nature reset at The Lodge at Snowbird. As the snow is melted off the hills of Snowbird uncover beautiful trails, nature and scenery, and beautiful views. The Lodge boasts a pool, hot tub, steam room, and a dry sauna for all your relaxing needs. Take a day to yourself by spending time outdoors. At night, relax at the bar or grab dinner at the Lodge Bistro for French-American fare. These world-class resorts are right up the road, why not take advantage of them!
Additionally, you can stay at the Cliff Lodge and Spa ($210/Night*) at Snowbird. They offer a rooftop pool and hot tub and have an additional 3 restaurants on the property. This is the resort that the Snowbird Tram is located at, so take a ride to the top for awe-inspiring views of the valley.
If you need a little more space and a lot more ambiance, the Zermatt Resort is the spot! Set in the foothills of Midway, this resort has all the Swiss charm of a small village coupled with the luxurious amenities of a big resort. There are tennis courts, a spa, a restaurant, an indulgent bakery, mini-golf, adorable goats to feed, and an indoor-outdoor pool. The hot tub is inside and set under a calming waterfall. Recharge your mind, body, and soul at a weekend away in Midway. Head across the street to the hot springs crater, where you can swim in the warm mineral water that flows beneath the resort. This is the perfect spot to fully relax and recharge.
Park City is not often thought of as an affordable destination, but check out this spot for a luxe stay at a great price. You get access to a heated pool, free parking and wifi at the property, and a bar on site. This is located right in the heart of old Park City, so all the boutiques and restaurants are within walking distance of your place. Spend the weekend away shopping or enjoying the great outdoors, or both! There are ski lifts within walking distance to this spot and you can take in the gorgeous scenery and views.