The big day has finally arrived. It’s time to say your “‘I do’s” to the love of your life. You’ve spent hours, days and thousands of dollars selecting just the right flowers and cumber-buns to make that dream moment of yours a reality.
With all of that preparation, why spend more time and even more money on a vacation honeymoon? We live in such a lovely place full of the adventurous outings we Utahans enjoy the most. Why not try one of these awesome stay-cation destinations, located right in our own backyard and save some money in the process.
This picturesque lodge is nestled just outside of Ogden. With a full bed and breakfast and individual cabins to snuggle up with your beau why not book one of the 4 romantic packages the Alaskan Inn has to offer. From a whimsical sleigh ride with your sweetie to a leisurely picnic by the river. Or if simply staying in sounds nice, soak the night away in a starlit jacuzzi tub laced with warm candlelight creates an evening you’ll both be sure to remember.
Looking for a night full of European enchantment with your beloved without the 10 hour flight? Lucky for us the Four Star, Four Diamond Blue Boar Inn is just a hop skip and a jump away. This classic Inn is located in Midway, not far from ski resorts and Park City. Spend your newly wed night in the William Shakespeare room, or choose from one of the twelve exquisitely designed guest rooms which are named after some of the best known literary giants. Each room includes a fireplace and a luxurious European pillow top bed. While you’re there, you and your better half should definitely take a stroll down to the chateaux style restaurant or patio and create memories that are sure to stay with you forever.
What better way to kick off your new life with your soulmate than spending the night ensuing aisle waltzing cozied in with a glass of vino at the lavish Chateaux at Deer Valley. Located just outside of the heart of Park City, Chateaux at Deer Valley extends a warm welcome to all who enter. For twosomes looking to add a bit of fun and adventure to their honeymoon, book a ski package. The Classic Ski Package includes: standard housing, two daily lift ticket vouchers to Deer Valley Resort and the breakfast buffet for two. Visit their website for details. Oooh la la.
Three little words: The Grand Spa – possess more romance than a night in Paris. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, The Grand America Hotel is sure to provide you and yours with a fairy-tale of a night to remember. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine from The Garden Cafe, indulge in the delectable gelato from La Bonne Vie and finally, close the night with a romantic couples massage from some of the finest massage therapists in the state. Visit their website for more details, you won’t regret it.
What do Ice castles, a crater – mineral pool and fly fishing excursions all have in common? They’re all part the experience at The Homestead Resort in Midway. Oh yes, and since you’re a smart, frugal Utah resident, you and your partner can save $50 bucks, check their website for full details.
This incredibly quaint Victorian style Bed and Breakfast is tucked away in central Provo. The Hines mansion consists of 9 lavishly themed rooms, Victorian parlor and a full breakfast – all for a steal. Visit their website to book your reservation.
For an off the grid, self – service haven, the Crescent Moon Inn is an oasis situated within the magnificent scenery of the high desert in southern Utah. The Inn is located just 11 miles from St. George, near the artsy Kayenta village. Visit their website to plan your honeymoon adventure.
The Sunflower Hill Inn is about a 45 minute scenic drive from Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, the Manti LaSal National Forest and Dead Horse Point State Park. If hiking is your oyster this is a great place for a newlywed couple to hideaway.