Pleasant valleys, lush pine forests, snow-capped mountains and red-sand deserts: romantic getaways in Utah will take you across the state’s gorgeous backdrops and to the most luxurious Utah couples’ resorts.
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Is Utah a good place to visit for a honeymoon or romantic getaway?
If you love charmingly small towns, outdoor adventure and an all-around intimate setting, then yes, Utah is an excellent choice for a couples’ trip.
This is the place to go if you’re not looking for big flashing lights, crowds of people and a bustling energy (but if you are looking for this, then perhaps a trip to Las Vegas is more your speed. Check out our guide to the coolest hotels in Vegas, if you’re curious).
When is the best time of year for a romantic getaway in Utah?
Ultimately, it depends on what you want to do during your romantic getaway. Most couples plan ski trips, so the early winter months are generally best. Our guide to the best time to visit Utah covers more reasons to visit, too.
The 12 best romantic getaways in Utah
Utah romantic getaways take advantage of the state’s amazing landscapes and opportunities for adventure. What’s better than enjoying awe-inspiring ski slopes or horseback riding through vibrant canyons, only to grab a gourmet dinner and then retire to a posh, cozy five-star room?
Not much. Here are a few of our favorite places to stay at or visit in Utah for a honeymoon or couples’ trip.
Where to stay for a romantic getaway in Utah: the top resorts for couples
The top eight couples’ resorts for weekend getaways in Utah are both luxurious and close to many of the state’s top attractions — most notably, the national parks.
1. The Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa: a four-star resort near Arches National Park
One of the best places to stay in Moab, Utah, and located on the river of the same name, the Sorrel boasts premier accommodations with a homey, rustic aesthetic. Enjoy fabulous views of the nearby plateaus, which are often snow-capped in winter.
If you’re looking for a fun family adventure in Moab, the Sorrel resort is less than 20 minutes away from Arches National Park. Why not connect with Fora and make Sorrel your home base while you explore Utah’s beautiful scenery on your Utah honeymoon?2. Stein Eriksen Lodge: America’s top ski resort
Stein Eriksen Lodge is a five-star hotel in Utah’s Deer Valley, just south of Park City, one of the best ski towns in Utah. The lodge isn’t just one of the best places to stay in Utah, it’s routinely ranked among the top ski resorts in the United States for its friendly atmosphere, stunning views and lavish, cozy decor.
One of Utah’s true boutique hotels, Stein Eriksen Lodge offers unparalleled, individualized service in a luxurious setting. Consider the hotel a top Utah honeymoon option for couples that enjoy snowsports and alpine views.
3. The Waldorf Astoria in Park City: a romantic getaway in Utah featuring skiing & horseback riding
Another one of the best places to stay in Park City is the Waldorf Astoria, located in a seemingly secluded valley only a few minutes outside of Park City proper. This perceived remoteness contributes to a romantic aura perfect for any Utah honeymoon.
The Waldorf Astoria is also a fantastic base for romantic getaways in Utah. Additionally, it’s one of the better family resorts in Utah, especially for families that love skiing and snowboarding.
Beyond snowsports, there’s opportunity for equine adventure, too. Horseback riding is a signature experience at the Waldorf in Park City. (Check out our Utah adventure itinerary for more).
4. Amangiri: an elegant and unique resort in Utah for couples
Even among the most unique places to stay in Utah, Amangiri stands out for its commitment to presenting guests with a singular experience.
The resort’s remote location provides guests with amazing opportunities for stargazing and desert-bound adventure. And behind Amangiri’s sleek exterior is posh, minimalist decor that complements the area’s natural setting.
Check out our guide to Amangiri for more. Or, connect with a Utah travel advisor and book your couple’s trip with Fora today.
5. Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection: a Bavarian-inspired resort in Utah’s Rocky Mountains
The Goldener Hirsch is a gorgeous Bavarian-themed resort in the quiet Silver Lake Village neighborhood of Park City. Skiing, bobsledding and snowboarding are only steps away from the resort’s doors, as are the horse-drawn sleighs you can take to tour the nearby slopes and pine forest.
Plus, the Goldener Hirsch features an array of fine German and Austrian cuisine, a rarity in the American Southwest. Plan the ultimate winter getaway to Park City with a Fora Advisor.
6. Sundance Mountain Resort: take your romantic Utah getaway to the home of the Sundance Film Festival
One of several rotating homes of the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Mountain Resort is about a dozen miles north of Provo, within the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. This intimate resort features cozy rustic decor and an array of adventures ranging from horseback riding to live arts performances.
It’s worth noting that the entire Sundance area was founded by acclaimed actor and filmmaker Robert Redford as an area “committed to the balance of art, nature and community.”
7. Montage Deer Valley: a luxe ski-in / ski-out resort doubling as a romantic Utah getaway
Montage Deer Valley feels private and remote — perfect for an intimate Utah getaway — but is only a short drive away from Park City’s lively village. Upscale rooms and suites feature in-room fireplaces, balconies with majestic views of the mountains and options for full kitchens and other residential accommodations.
Connect with Fora for more details on the Montage Deer Valley.
8. The Lodge at Blue Sky: Utah’s preeminent alpine oasis
The Lodge at Blue Sky emphasizes wellness while also offering a variety of excursions away from its cabins and suites — a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure for couples. Arguably Utah’s most luxurious resort, The Lodge at Blue Sky pampers guests with cozy accommodations for a homey, yet distinctly elevated atmosphere.
If you’re not interested in compromising during your romantic getaway in Utah, The Lodge at Blue Sky is the right choice.
Romantic Getaways in Utah: the best cities & places to visit
Beyond the best resorts in Utah for couples, here are a few of our favorite romantic destinations in Utah. As always, a Fora Advisor can help you find the perfect accommodations.
9. Check out Salt Lake City for small-town charm in a big-city package
With wide avenues, high-rises and hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants, Salt Lake City doesn’t feel like a metropolis, even though it’s Utah’s largest city. The capital (aka SLC) is where you’ll find Utah’s best nightlife and the coolest things to do that don’t necessarily involve the outdoors.
Catch a comedy show, sample ales at a brewery, stroll through the Natural History Museum, check out clubs and venues like The Complex or The Stateroom…there’s a lot to check out here, and you’ll find even more in our Salt Lake City itinerary.
SLC is also home to the best luxe accommodations outside of Utah’s ski resorts. It’s a great place for a romantic getaway in Utah for those who aren’t especially interested in snow sports.
Book with Fora for all the intel on visiting SLC for a couples’ (or any) trip.
10. Get cozy in a world-class Park City / Deer Valley ski resort
If snow sports are a focus, then Utah’s most elegant ski destination can’t be missed. Park City and the surrounding Deer Valley are home to many of the American Southwest’s nicest ski resorts, like Stein Eriksen Lodge and Montage Deer Valley.
11. Explore Utah’s “Big Five” national parks
No romantic getaway to Utah is complete without checking out the state’s national parks.
Among the most fun places to go in Utah, Zion National Park has an otherworldly beauty to it that makes it a must-see destination (check out our Zion itinerary). But if you don’t want to stray too far from the best couples’ resorts in Utah, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef are equally picturesque and a bit closer to Utah’s urban center.
12. Relax in Utah’s natural spas like Fifth Water Hot Springs or Meadow Hot Springs
Few things are more romantic than relaxing in a natural hot spring with your partner, surrounded by Utah’s picturesque scenery. Hot springs like Fifth Water, Meadow and Mystic can be found all over the state, and have been enjoyed by locals long before Utah’s admittance to the Union.
Check in with a Fora Advisor for details on which hot springs are closest to your destination, or for anything to make your romantic Utah getaway more enjoyable.
Plan your romantic getaway to Utah with a Fora Advisor
The best way to book your romantic Utah getaway — whether it’s a Utah honeymoon, anniversary or anything in between — is to connect with Fora.
Fora Advisors have all the intel on the best couples’ resorts in Utah (or anywhere, like the best Vegas hotels for couples). Plus, they’re true travel experts: advisors can make recommendations that actually count, ensuring your romantic Utah getaway is an unforgettable experience.
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