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Summer Staycation Spots

Robert Embley

Our founder and Principal Broker. Licensed since 2010. Over 100 homes sold along the Wasatch Front...

Our founder and Principal Broker. Licensed since 2010. Over 100 homes sold along the Wasatch Front...

Jul 29 5 minutes read

Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so we're helping you embrace the STAY-cation!

We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, we've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of Salt Lake City. Stay safe and enjoy! 

1. The Lodge At Red River Ranch

The Navajo call it the Land of the Sleeping Rainbow - a strange, beautiful landscape of multi-hued rock layers. Capitol Reef lies in the heart of Utah's canyon country halfway between Canyonlands and Bryce Canyon National parks. Here in this rugged natural wonderland are 2,200 private acres of pristine wilderness called Red River Ranch. Tucked away in the shadows of towering rock cliffs you'll find the Lodge, named one of the West's 25 Grandest Lodges. The Lodge has 15 rustic rooms in the authentic tradition of the 18th Century Wild West. Enjoy fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, guest pastures , hunting and more...

2. The Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa

Set in southern Utah’s spectacular scenery, Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa elevates the standard of luxury lodging in Moab. Offering 240 acres of wide-open ranch land along the Colorado River with custom-built cabins and a private ranch house, you'll experience the comforts you've come to expect. Sorrel River Ranch offers a variety of accommodations for intimate getaways, large gatherings, and full buy-outs. At Sorrel River Ranch you'll discover extraordinary Arches and Canyonlands National Parks adventures, horseback riding, hiking, farm-to-table meals, rejuvenating spa services and more.

3. Stein Eriksen Lodge

Stein Eriksen Lodge is open to the public. Although daily operations will look a little different, our authentic European lodge still offers an elegant blend of contemporary and nostalgic grace inspired by an Olympic legend and his Norwegian heritage. This luxury gathering place is ideal for skiers, mountain bikers, and vacationers seeking the finest in a year-round resort. Please know that we are committed to doing everything in our power to protect the health and safety of our guests and staff.

Staying Home Instead?

Luckily there are lots of ways to still enjoy the summer while staying safe.

4. Sundance Resort

Founded by Robert Redford in 1969, Sundance Mountain Resort is a year-round luxury mountain resort dedication to conservation, the arts, and community. We offer lodging accommodations ranging from a standard room to a four-bedroom home. We also have award-winning restaurants, shopping outlets, conference and catering services, and much more. Our Resort offers the following year-round activities: • Fly fishing • Art classes • Spa treatments • And more. We also offer the following seasonal activities: • Downhill skiing and snowboarding • Cross country skiing • Hiking and mountain biking • Horseback riding • Summer Theatre and Bluebird Cafe Concert Series • And more. "Sundance is an arts community, a recreational community, a community of people who appreciate the beauty of nature and feel the responsibility to preserve it... As you'll see, Sundance has many shapes, many moods, and many possibilities. Somewhere in our community awaits an experience which belongs to you and we are committed to helping you find it." -Robert Redford


5. Yellowstone National Park

The epic and ultra-popular Yellowstone National Park is less than five hours from Salt Lake City and a perfect weekend trip to get outdoors in a grand landscape. Yellowstone is a popular place for hiking and camping, and it’s also a place to see geysers, bubbling hot springs, and wild animals in nature. Horseback riding and biking in the park are also options. There are over 300 backcountry campsites in Yellowstone if you want to escape the crowds and find some solitude.

What do you have planned for this summer?

If you're like us, the summer also means moving. If you're planning on selling your home this summer, let's talk.

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