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From world-class mountain biking and hiking to skiing, Utah offers it all when it comes to outdoor adventures enjoyed among spectacular natural beauty. Of course, that impressive scenery is also ideal for those who are looking for a retreat to simply relax and soak it all in. Either way, you’ll have a wealth of accommodation options to choose from, from condos to cabins. For many, a secluded cabin rental can be one of the best ways to enjoy it, immersed in a tranquil setting with the only sounds to interrupt the silence the songs of the birds, the rustling of leaves, and perhaps a gentle stream.
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While it may be in a remote location near the quiet high country town of Kamas, this restored pioneer cabin isn’t your usual cabin as it comes with many luxuries. Sleeping up to 12 in four bedrooms, three in the main house plus another in an attached apartment, there’s room for the whole family and extended family members too. It includes a hot tub for soaking under the stars, a stone fireplace, and a projector and screen for movie nights. You’ll also have a high-end kitchen, gas grill, fireplace, four flat-screen TVs, washer/dryer, and many other upscale features.
You’ll have 14 acres all to yourself by renting the riverfront Strawberry Pinnacles Cabin. Handcrafted in 2018, it includes five bedrooms, sleeping up to 15 and backs to the Red Creek River. One could easily spend their entire stay here with lots of great features like a treehouse, fire pit, horseshoes pits, a BBQ grill for cookouts, and plenty of space for the kids to run around and play. Right off the property, fly fishing can be enjoyed on Strawberry River or off-roading on multiple ATV trails. All the modern comforts are included too, like a/c, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.
Located on a 12-acre property along the north fork of the Duchesne River at the base of Ashley National Forest, this cabin for up to six has two bedrooms with one cantilevered right over the river. There are two ponds and two canals on the grounds along with llamas and an alpaca. Summer activities right on the property include fishing, float tubing, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, Frisbee golf, and horseshoes. In the winter, enjoy ice skating and sledding. The stargazing is incredible any time of the year, and inside you’ll have all the necessities like Wi-Fi, TV, and a full kitchen.
The ‘Cabin on the Praire’ is located next to Brian Head Resort for skiing and board at Utah’s highest base elevation. It overlooks a wildflower-filled meadow and offers spectacular mountain views for a remote and scenic getaway, yet Salt Lake City is only 25 miles north. It accommodates up to 10 in three bedrooms and includes a fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, and a 48″ TV with DirecTV and a DVD player. You’ll have a BBQ grill for cookouts too.
Enjoy an off-the-grid experience in a quiet, rural setting that borders Zion National Park by booking this enchanting one-bedroom cabin. A unique glamping space, it’s all about getting back to nature here, with a convertible wall that brings the outdoors in, including prime stargazing opportunities. You’ll have a wide range of hikes nearby along with special perks to enjoy after a day on the trails, including a BBQ area, a fire pit with firewood supplied, fixings for S’mores, candy, and snacks. The host has also included board and card games, coloring and colored pencils, horseshoes and a Giant Jenga playing area, plus a comfy Adirondack chair and hammock overlooking the ravine and wildflower meadow.
Located just 15 miles from Bryce Canyon in the tranquil Bryce Valley, this 3,0000-square-foot three-bedroom home offers plenty of room, accommodating up to 12 guests and Fido too. It’s surrounded by Redrock views away from all the tourists among farmlands next to the Paria River on a three-acre fenced, gated property.
Rent this century-old farmhouse and you’ll be able to relax under the endless skies of Ephraim Canyon surrounded by acres of land with access to hiking, fishing, and winter sledding. It accommodates up to four in one bedroom and includes Apple TV, Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with basics like an electric hot plate, microwave, toaster oven, blender, and cookware. An outdoor cooking area includes a grill, and you’ll have a picnic area, outdoor hot tub, and outdoor games like cornhole and horseshoes.
Available spring through fall, Monroe Peak Retreat is a four-bedroom cabin named for its view of Monroe Peak, located some 10,000 feet above sea level in the Fishlake National Forest. Enjoy plenty of privacy and seclusion with room for at least eight guests – additional space for sleeping is in the loft/attic on three single cots and/or air mattresses and sleeping bags. You’ll have all the comforts of home, including a well-equipped kitchen, along with a fireplace, satellite TV, a DVD player with DVDs, Playstation with Guitar Hero, board games, books, and puzzles.
Located in Snake Creek Canyon on two private acres in the woods, this secluded cabin feels like it’s miles away from civilization but it’s just two miles west of the Wasatch Golf Course in Midway and a half hour’s drive from Park City. With 3,000 square feet and four bedrooms, it sleeps at least a dozen guests while providing access to numerous trails for mountaing biking, ATVing and snowmobiling right from the property. You’ll have all the essentials, including DirectTV and Wi-Fi, bumper pool table, video games, and board games.
This hand-built cabin sits on five private acres and offers lots of character along with seclusion in the mountains. It’s close to scenic trails for hiking or off-roading, and three reservoirs, Red Creek Reservoir, Strawberry Reservoir and Starvation Reservoir for kayaking, canoeing, boating, and fishing. After a fun day of play, you’ll be able to come back and relax in the peace and quiet, with a hammock swing on the upper deck a favorite place to enjoy it. While it’s quirky, unique, and rustic it includes some impressive features like a sauna and a big-screen TV, along with Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer.
Located on a 50-acre ranch less than an hour from Zion National Park, this luxurious cabin sits on a hilltop at the base of the Pine Valley Mountains. It accommodates up to 15 guests in three bedrooms and comes with a private stocked fishing pond (trout and bass), a hot tub, and multiple entertainment options like a pool table, foosball, ping pong, and air hockey. You’ll have direct access to an ATV trail that winds into the Bumblebee Mountains with hundreds of miles of roads and trails. Enjoy opportunities to get to know the animals on the ranch too, including horses, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens.
Originally homesteaded in 1882, the host’s grandparents moved here in 1932 and it has mostly remained in the family ever since. Totally remodeled in 2008, today as many as 30 guests can be accommodated or 20 comfortably in beds, including sofa sleepers. There are lots of high-end features like a spacious kitchen with two refrigerators, a heated garage with a ping pong table, and two 65″ Smart TV’swith satellite and blu-ray players. There’s also a deck with a Weber grill and tables for alfresco dining, and on the lower patio, a bluetooth soundbar and hot tub.
The ideal place to disconnect from the “real world” for a while and enjoy being immersed in the wilderness, the nearest neighbor other than the owner is about five miles away. It boasts amazing uninterrupted views of a wildlife management area, and an ATV paradise surrounded by National Forest and BLM land right along the Paiute ATV trail. After a day of play when the sun goes down, look forward to unforgettable stargazing far from light pollution too. The four-bedroom cabin itself sleeps up to 20 comfortably and includes a full kitchen, BBQ grill, fire pit, and a canoe that can be used on the private pond. There is no Wi-Fi or TV, providing an unplugged experience.
Enjoy privacy and seclusion surrounded by pine and aspen trees along with a budget-friendly stay at this four-bedroom cabin. It’s perfect for those seeking a tranquil setting while being close to town, with Midway and its dining, shopping, and other activities nearby. It accommodates up to six and boasts gorgeous canyon views from a large outdoor deck, which is also ideal for watching sunrises and stargazing. There’s a TV with a DVD player for movie nights (no cable) and a full kitchen.