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9 Incredibly Romantic Getaways Around Utah

From inns on red rock desert cliffs to lodges near snow-capped peaks, get away with your special someone at these nine romantic hotels around Utah.

Surrounded by red sandstone cliffs and wide-open desert, St. George, Utah, is home to some of the American West’s most dramatic landscapes. My husband and I had planned a Switzerland vacation for our first wedding anniversary, but we’re instead road tripping to southern Utah.

Our basecamp: Inn on the Cliff, a 27-room boutique property with views of town and red rock from every balcony.

From here, we visit Snow Canyon State Park, a lesser-known desertscape surrounded by ancient lava flows, slot canyons, and red rock towers. We spend the afternoon hiking underground lava tubes and crossing sand dunes to scenic canyon overlooks. As the sun sets, we’re clinking glasses at a table for two overlooking otherworldly rocky landscapes.

Though we’ve traveled the world together, there’s nothing more romantic than exploring the wild, natural landscapes of our native state. And while it wasn’t the anniversary we’d planned, our Utah getaway rejuvenated our romance and connected us through our shared passion of adventuring outdoors—without the transatlantic flight.

Whether you’re seeking an escape to Utah’s deserts or a cozy ski lodge retreat in Park City, these nine Utah hotels deliver just the right blend of adventure, relaxation, and romance.

Cliffside Romance in Southern Utah's St. George

Experience panoramic views of colorful sandstone formations from the private decks off every room at Inn on the Cliff, a boutique hotel in the charming town of St. George. Couple these captivating views with modern rooms featuring plush Beautyrest mattresses, and you’ll have little desire to leave your suite.

However, when you do, you’ll find an outdoor hot tub and pool open for playful relaxation, as well as St. George’s most romantic restaurant.

Reserve a table for two at Cliffside, nestled next to Inn on the Cliff, for elegant cuisine and excellent patio ambiance. It’s easy to see why its outdoor tables overlooking the city are one of the area’s most popular proposal spots, and guests receive complimentary desserts when celebrating special occasions. Pair the elevated American fare with Cliffside’s extensive wine and beer list—a rare offering in conservative southern Utah. Every morning, snuggle longer with your sweetie over breakfast delivered to your room.

Mild winter temperatures and sunny summers make St. George ideal for year-round exploration. Rent a bike and pedal paved paths through the city, or drive 10 miles to the red rock formations of Snow Canyon State Park. The park’s name is a misnomer, as you’ll rarely find fluffy flakes. Instead, the vast dunes and soaring sandstone welcome desert adventurers. Hike the Gila Trail to see Native American petroglyphs, or stroll on Jenny’s Trail for slot canyon sightings and sunset panoramas.

Inn on the Cliff

Top rated
St. George
9.5 Excellent (1509 reviews)

A Taste of Europe in Park City's Mountains

Recognized as the United State’s Best Ski Hotel and Park City’s only Forbes five-star resort, Stein Eriksen Lodge is the top choice for a romantic ski vacation that exudes luxury. With cozy rooms featuring fireplaces and deep soaking tubs, there’s no better place to rekindle or fan the flames of your romance.

Located right on the slopes of award-winning Deer Valley Resort, this glamorous lodge offers ski-in / ski-out guest access, plus free shuttles to Park City Main Street. Start skiing quicker—and without hauling your gear—thanks to onsite rentals and a ski valet who delivers everything to the slopes.

After a long day on the mountain, ski to Stein’s outdoor Champions Club Plaza for après-ski cocktails and hot chocolate served around the fire pits. New this season, reserve cozy Alpenglobe dining pods for romantic outdoor deck dining.

While you could spend all your time on the slopes or in the luxurious rooms, it’s worth experiencing all the recent resort enhancements: refreshed common areas in the lodge, a new Champions Club Entertainment Center for game nights, a 56-seat movie theater, and a slopeside coffee shop.

Book a private horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow on Deer Valley’s slopes. Then amp up the romance with a rose petal-covered bed or chocolate strawberries delivered to your room. When you need to relax, visit the 24,000 square-foot spa for facials and massages, followed by pool plunges, saunas, and steam rooms. End  the day at the year-round heated pool and hot tubs.

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Top rated
Park City
9.2 Excellent (729 reviews)

Ski & Stay at This Restored Slopeside Lodge

Built in 1938, The Snowpine Lodge was the first ski lodge built in the Wasatch Mountains’ Little Cottonwood Canyon. A recent renovation and expansion gave it new life as a four-star retreat, adding on a refined restaurant, après-ski bar, indoor game room, and outdoor pools and hot tubs, while also reviving every guest room.

From Snowpine, get unrivaled access to the “Greatest Snow on Earth” with ski-in / ski-out trails to Alta Ski Area’s famed slopes. If skiing isn’t enough of a workout, head to the fitness center for a couple’s workout session or group yoga class.

End your day sipping après-ski cocktails at The Gulch Pub before a locally-sourced meal at Swen’s Restaurant. Get cozy with Albion Basin views around outdoor fire pits, or swim a few laps in the heated slopeside pool and hot tubs.

When your skin or body needs rejuvenation, book an indulgent couple’s treatment at Stillwell Spa. Soothe achy muscles in the indoor grotto’s sauna or steam room. Then revive your skin with a head-to-toe body treatment paired with an oxygen bar session—designed to help you adjust to the resort’s 8,350-foot elevation.

The Snowpine Lodge

Top rated
Alta
8.8 Excellent (102 reviews)

Experience European Ambiance & Charm in Downtown Salt Lake City

Exuding Old World ambiance and charm, a stay at The Grand America in Salt Lake City feels like stepping back in time. The elegant lobby lounge hosts daily high tea and features around-the-world décor, such as French cherry-wood furniture, Italian glass chandeliers, and original antique art.

Explore the blooming center garden with your significant other, or grab deck chairs at the outdoor Mediterranean-style pool.Unwind in rooms decorated with period furnishings, handcrafted furniture, Italian marble, plush down bedding, and soaking tubs.

Your wish is Grand America’s command with VIP in-room amenities ranging from rose petal turndowns to gift baskets filled with cookies. Order champagne on ice and toast to your union on a private balcony overlooking Salt Lake’s skyline, sunsets, and mountains.

Channel romantic vibes at the hotel’s world-class dining options, including the American fare and Sunday brunch at Garden Café, French pastries at La Bonne Vie, and Gilded Age cocktails at the Gibson Girl Lounge. Get pampered with luxe couple or solo treatments in the refined Grand Spa.

From the downtown location, walk to Temple Square’s holiday lights or floral gardens, shop outdoors at City Creek Center, or catch a musical or play at Eccles Theatre. Planning a ski day? The Wasatch Mountain ski resorts are less than an hour away.

The Grand America Hotel

Top rated
Salt Lake City
9.3 Excellent (1645 reviews)

A Relaxing Riverside Ranch Near Arches National Park

Explore Utah’s red rock country at Sorrel River Ranch, a remote retreat in Moab on the Colorado River banks. Couples come to intersect romantic luxury with adventure at this 24-acre oasis near the rock formations of Arches National Park.

Book the ranch’s guided adventures to explore on horseback rides through the desert and paddle trips down the Colorado River. Start your day with a complimentary guided hike to the top of Sorrel Ridge for fresh perspectives of the ranch below. By night, take in Sorrel’s dark skies on an astronomy tour with your sweetie.

Enjoy Western hospitality at River Grill, a chef-led dining destination where farm-harvested fare and garden-grown ingredients take center stage.

Custom-built cabins and rooms with wooden four-poster beds deliver the romantic Western vibes you’re seeking. Spend at least an afternoon relaxing at Sorrel’s onsite spa, choosing the Sorrel River Ultimate Quench Package for full-body rejuvenation.

Hotel Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa

Moab
8.2 Very good (211 reviews)

A Peaceful Garden Retreat Steps from Zion National Park

Stay just beyond Zion National Park’s gates at Cliffrose Springdale, a beloved hotel surrounded by manicured gardens and soaring red rock towers.

Follow a paved walkway from Cliffrose along the Virgin River to walk into the park, or lay a towel on the sandy beaches along the riverbed. Explore the national park together on iconic trails like Angels Landing, a renowned climb with chain-assisted sections, or The Narrows, a wet slot canyon walk through the Virgin River.

Back at Cliffrose, take meditative walks hand-in-hand on paths cut through the lush desert foliage and blossoming flowers. Dine al fresco with your partner beneath blue skies and Zion cliffs on Anthera’s patio, or gather ’round outdoor fire pits on chilly desert evenings. Multiple pools and hot tubs give you privacy to relax under the stars.

Every room features hip furnishings and patios where the majesty of Zion is on full display. Spoil yourself and book a bright, airy suite if you plan to cook in the full kitchen or soak in the deep bathtub. Celebrating something special? Request a box of artisan chocolate delivered to your room.

Cliffrose Springdale, Curio Collection by Hilton

Top rated
Springdale
9.3 Excellent (1675 reviews)

Chic Ski Lodge Next to America's Largest Ski Resort

The Waldorf Astoria in the mountains of Park City is no ordinary ski lodge. Instead of tired rustic décor and bear statues, expect a posh urban aesthetic straight out of New York City. Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains at the base of America’s largest ski resort, the Waldorf is the most luxurious option near Park City Mountain.

Ride the Frostwood Gondola—steps from the Waldorf’s door—then ski back to the hotel at day’s end. A hotel ski valet hauls and stores your gear, so you never have to lift a finger. While the ski slopes are the primary draw, summers in Park City are memorable too, with hiking and mountain biking trails easily accessible from the resort.

In the property’s center court, lounge the day away with your love in the massive spa pool and hot tub. When you’re in need of deeper relaxation, book tandem treatments at The Waldorf Astoria Spa. Expect treatments tailored to your needs, ranging from relaxing body wraps and anti-aging facials to therapeutic couple’s massages and soothing reflexology. After, take time to unwind in the quiet lounge, where heated tiled chairs and a zen-like tea area await.

Timeless style reigns in the classic guest rooms, with mountain views and cozy fireplaces. Choose an oversized suite with European showers, a full-sized granite kitchen, and a large living room for lengthy romantic getaways.

Waldorf Astoria Park City

Top rated
Park City
9.0 Excellent (818 reviews)

Fancy Small-town Inn in Southern Utah's Canyon Country

Escape and explore the wilds of Utah at Desert Rose Inn & Cabins. Located in small-town Bluff, this luxurious inn is surprisingly affordable.

Couples come for easy access to Monument Valley’s sandstone spires and the red rock buttes and pinnacles of Valley of the Gods—two natural wonders carved over millennia. Thirty minutes from Desert Rose, underrated Gooseneck State Park dazzles with rare geologic formations and powerful San Juan River views.

Dine seasonally at Duke’s, a fine-dining destination specializing in New American and Southwestern cuisine. While this hotel restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol, it’s known for inventive mocktails. Dine with desert vistas on the patio, then swim year-round in the indoor pool and hot tub.

Desert Rose Inn & Cabins

Top rated
Bluff
9.0 Excellent (1179 reviews)

A Five-star Sanctuary Hidden in the Utah Desert

Blending with its natural desert surroundings, the Amangiri is the most exclusive property on this list—and even its location is revealed only to guests.

Explore rocky wonders on a thrilling via ferrata, or discover the area’s Navajo heritage on Native American-led tribal land tours. Access national parks and unspoiled protected areas on expeditions from Amangiri staff.

Relax at Aman Spa, a sanctuary specializing in submersion therapy. Experience a flotation treatment paired with the sauna and steam room. For a couple’s treat, book an outdoor spa treatment with remedies fusing the elements and healing Navajo modalities.

Five-star accommodations feature fireplaces, private pools, and sumptuous beds for romancing your partner. Make sunset dinner reservations for remarkable dune and desert panoramas paired with seasonal cuisine inspired by Native American and southwestern traditions.

Hotel Amangiri

Top rated
Big Water
8.6 Excellent (79 reviews)