Salt Lake City Lodging

Salt Lake City Travel Guide
Vacation rentals in Salt Lake City, Utah are great accommodations for families, couples, groups and others who are avid skiers or like to see the sights. Salt Lake City is nestled in a valley at the foot of The Wasatch and Oquirrhs mountain ranges. It combines the cosmopolitan amenities of a major metropolitan area and the friendliness of a small western city. You can rent the accommodation of your choice. There are chalet rentals, condo rentals, apartments, studios, cabins and various types of lodging to suit your needs while you ski or visit the city.

It is a modern city whose location was prompted by pioneer Mormon leader Brigham Young to inform his band of emigrant settlers. Travelers come from around the World to visit the world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Salt Lake City has a thriving University, wildly eclectic restaurants and a flourishing arts scene. The 2002 Olympics were in Salt Lake City and the venues are available to visit, as well as visiting historic sites on a carriage ride downtown. It is known as the “Genealogy Capital of the World” and a great place to start researching your family history. The accommodations available in Salt Lake City in this area include vacation rentals, apartments, studios, and condo rentals.

The recreational facilities are less than an hour drive from the city, where there are fabulous ski and snowboard resorts, miles of mountain trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, and of course, the intriguing Great Salt Lake. The lake is so salty you can float in it; one of the best places to do so is at Antelope Island State Park. Here you can swim, bike, boat and view wildlife such as bison. Accommodations can be made in town or at the mountain with a chalet rental, condo rental or cottages that are for rent by owner. Chalet rentals are ideal as ski season is November to April, and sometimes even lasts until July!

Owner Direct can offer any kind of accommodation for travelers looking for their vacation rental in the Salt Lake City area, or the Wasatch Mountain Ski resort area. The resort area has 7 world class ski resorts, all within 45 minutes of Salt Lake Valley. An abundance of beautiful sunny days, various terrains to suit everyone’s needs, and quick access to the canyons, makes this a wise choice for your next ski vacation. Choose from chalet rentals, condo rentals or cabins at Owner Direct today.

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  • This Unassuming Brick House

    This Unassuming Brick

    Salt Lake City: Vacation Rental
    • 4 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #233014
    Credit Card Pet Friendly
    This unassuming brick house has plenty of space for your crew. Hidden inside are 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a playful, modern sense of style. Just 10 minutes from downtown, this house sleeps 8 and offers unparalleled access to the best of Salt Lake City.. This unassuming brick house has plenty of space for your crew. Hidden inside are 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a playful, modern sense of style. Just 10 minutes from downtown, this house sleeps 8 and offers unparalleled access to the best of Salt Lake City. INSIDE THE HOUSE Pull up and park your car on the street, where chirping birds welcome you to your suburban retreat. Step up the porch and into the foyer/dining area and whimsical decor will welcome you home. Colorful walls, sleek artwork, and a bottle collection lend a trendy feeling to this old home. To the left is the living room nook, where you can snuggle on the leather love seat and ottoman. Put a movie on the 60” flat-screen TV, kick back, and rest after the day’s adventures. The tall dining table seats 4, and there's an office off dining room—here you can hide out with the router and printer to get some work done, or convert it to a sleeping space by pulling the sofa out into a bed. Head through to the kitchen, where the slick black countertops stand in contrast to white cabinet and a cool checkered backsplash lines the workspace. A full compliment of stainless steel appliances are ready to help you cook. You’ll especially love the gas range. Across from the kitchen is the main/master bathroom, with a modern vanity, 2 mirrors, and a tub/shower combo. Step inside the master bedroom, where there’s plenty of room for clothes in 2 wooden dressers and a queen-size bed calls you to sleep. Head downstairs to find 2 more bedrooms (and a modern washer/dryer, too). Full-size beds and nightstands are all that’s needed in these dusky, cozy rooms. Downstairs guests share a 2nd full bathroom with a large vanity. Outside, the backyard is prime for summer nights with a gas BBQ, picnic table, and garden space to wander. LOCATION This suburban street may feel remote, but we promise quick access to everything Salt Lake City has to offer. It’s just a 15-minute jaunt to the Salt Lake City International Airport, and another 15 in the other direction to Grandeur Peak Trailhead. With a Fresh Market down the road and Whole Foods just a 5-minute drive away, you’ll never feel cut off from life’s necessities. It’s only a 10-minute walk to Starbucks, and if you’re driving downtown, you’ll be there in 10 minutes flat. For a family-friendly day out, try walking to the Tracy Aviary and Liberty Park, just 1 mile north of your SLC retreat. Whether you choose more sedate adventures or walk on the wild side, coming home to Liberty Wells is always the right choice.
  • This Spacious 3bd in

    This Spacious 3bd in

    Salt Lake City: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #230148
    Credit Card Pet Friendly
    This spacious 3BD in Salt Lake City offers sweeping valley views from the East Bench foothills. Relax in a large backyard with a private pool, or split time between 2 separate living spaces - each have big flatscreen TVs.. The big treat at this 3-bed Salt Lake City home are the sweeping valley views. Located in the foothills of the East Bench neighborhood, you can gaze across Salt Lake Valley from the comfort of your main living room. You can also take in the views from a private backyard with a large pool, sun loungers, and a deck with a gas grill. Feel like some quiet time A second living room on the lower level of the house offers a tucked away haven, complete with its own bar area. Here you're only a short drive to hiking, golf resorts, and numerous restaurants. It’s just minutes to the University of Utah, and Salt Lake City International Airport is 20 minutes away. INSIDE THE HOUSE With 2 separate living rooms, this spacious 3-bed rental offers the ability to socialize together or relax in privacy. The main living room is an open concept space, furnished with comfy sofas and a huge 50” flatscreen TV. The room opens to a separate sitting area—there a wall of windows offers sweeping valley views. A dining area has seating for 6, and the adjacent kitchen has everything you need to whip up vacation-worthy meals. This sizeable cooking space boasts lots of gleaming black appliances, including a big double-door refrigerator, microwave, double oven, and a dishwasher. Downstairs, a 2nd living room offers space to unwind away from the rest of the group. This large open area has an L-shaped couch, wood-burning fireplace, 40” TV and a bar area with a microwave and mini fridge. Both the master and guest bedrooms are located on the entry level, and each have a queen-size bed. There's another queen-size bed in the 3rd bedroom, which is located on the lower level. Savor the beautiful valley views while relaxing around your private outdoor pool. Step down to a deck area and sizzle up steaks and veggies over the gas grill—there, you can enjoy ice-cold drinks and poolside dining as the sun sets. THE LOCATION Drive 9 minutes and enjoy a morning of hiking around Tanner Park. After wandering wooded trails, grab one of the picnic tables on the northwest side of the park, or drive 9 minutes to hit the fairways at Forest Dale Golf Course. This rental is also just a 6-minute drive from The University of Utah, so it’s the perfect base if you’re visiting anyone on campus. Salt Lake City International Airport is just a 20-minute journey away by car. There are plenty of great restaurants minutes from home—swing by The Blue Plate Diner, a casual 1950s-inspired eatery for home-cooked comfort food. Head to Harbor Seafood & Steak Co. For clam chowder, house crab cakes, and their heavenly creme brulee pound cake—both are within a 5-minute drive from your rental.
  • Within a Half Hour

    Within a Half Hour

    Salt Lake City: Vacation Rental
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #230090
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    Within a half hour of five ski resorts, this welcoming 1BR/1BA cottage is a perfect getaway for travelers who love the outdoors. Expansive grounds with a shared hot tub, gazebo and fire pit offer you a relaxing retreat after a day of exploring.. We have just begun listing our super fun Garden Villa. Please give us a try as we know it will build a faithful following soon. Within a half hour of five ski resorts, this welcoming 1BR/1BA cottage is a perfect getaway for travelers who love the outdoors. Expansive grounds with a shared hot tub, gazebo, and fire pit are a relaxing retreat after a long day on the slopes or trails. The cottage itself is bright, airy and equipped with all the comforts of home. INSIDE THE HOUSE Over the creek and down the stone path is the door to this lovely cottage, which shares the property with another larger house. Once inside, you’ll see the fully equipped kitchenette, with a gas stove/oven, dishwasher, coffeemaker, microwave and full-size fridge. A stacked washer/dryer is installed here as well - a great extra for active travelers. The living area is open to the kitchenette; it’s characterized by lots of light, and plenty of cozy, rustic touches. The seating area hosts a daybed that can serve as a both couch and extra sleeping space, with a shabby chic coffee table and 40” flat-screen TV. The unique art deco print dining table seats 2 beside the window looking out on the garden. A wood-burning stove in the corner is perfect for wintertime visits, and a large mirrored closet is great for storing your ski gear. Washed in sun from the skylight, the spacious master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and queen-size bed. At the foot of the bed there’s a closet with a luggage rack and space to hang clothes, and a love seat for relaxing. The bathroom is just across the way off the kitchen - it features a beautifully tiled, big stand-up shower with a frosted window to let in the light. Outside through the living room’s glass double doors is a little patio with a trellis for shade, with a table and seating for 2. Walk a little farther, and you’ll find some shared outdoor spaces - a fire pit, gazebo and hot tub are shared by this home and one other. The half-acre property’s landscaping has a lush, wild feeling, to make any outdoor-lover feel at home. OUR LOCATION Holladay, UT is ski central, and here you’re so close to it all: Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude Ski Resorts are all within a half hour’s drive. If you’re looking for a summer getaway, don’t count Holladay out. Golf, kayaking or river rafting, and hiking are all available within minutes of this prime location. Great slopes mean fabulous dining options - with just a 5-minute walk you can be at Franck’s for French food, Tuscany for Italian fare, or the Cotton Bottom Inn for a good old burger. There are even more restaurants closer to Snowbird, just a mile away. When it’s time to pack up and leave, Salt Lake City International Airport is less than a 25-minute drive away. But don’t be sad you’ve got to go; you can book again to experience what other seasons have to offer.

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Airport Transportation: The airport is just 10 minutes from downtown. Taxis, limousines, buses, and shuttles provide airport service to anywhere in the valley and to local ski resorts. Many hotels provide complimentary airport shuttle service.

Public Transportation: Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides over 100 bus routes throughout an 1,800 square-mile area. UTA also provides light-rail service, airport transportation, service to ski resorts in winter, and door-to-door transportation for disabled passengers. A free fare zone is available downtown. Article

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and, despite any lingering reputation, you can party the night away. A tour of the Mormon Tabernacle is a must. 

The ski resorts are within easy drives of downtown Salt Lake in several directions. Let's start in the Park City region at Park City Mountain Resort, broad and steep, and offering some of the most varied terrain in the Wasatch Range. This is home base and training site for U.S. Skiing, the parent corporation of all the American snow sports teams. There are 15 lifts and you can ski or ride on more than 3,300 acres.

The Canyons is just plain big. There are 3,500 skiable acres and terrain for everyone. You'll find long, cushy cruisers, steep and deep adrenalin enhancers, and wide, appealing bowls. It's only four miles from town and the accompanying nightlife. 

The third resort in Park City is Deer Valley, where Stein Eriksen, the charming Olympian of many moons ago, is your host. You'll swear he hasn't aged. Deer Valley prides itself on its commitment to customer service - and consistently raises the bar for itself in this regard. 

Head up Little Cottonwood Canyon for about 30 miles to Snowbird and Alta, just a mile (and another world) apart from one another.

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