The Grand Lodge is a beautiful hotel located in the small ski resort town of Brian Head, Utah. Right when you enter the premises, the lobby is adorned with rustic touches. I thought it was reminiscent of a cabin we stayed at in Michigan. If you know me, I have this unhealthy obsession with anything Rustic. In fact, our wedding last year was Rustic themed..and that’s not all. I’m currently in the process of turning our home into..yep you guessed it, Rustic themed. I should probably just live in a barn or a cabin or something. Anyway, we stayed here during our recent trip to Bryce Canyon National Park. Our trip was spontaneous so we didn’t really have enough time to look for other hotels or accommodations close to the park. The hotels we saw were full and the prices were a bit inflated. Understandably so, since you are paying for the location. But we didn’t mind the drive because Utah is exceptionally beautiful during Fall. Which brings me to my other obsession, Fall. I mean who doesn’t love Fall? Point me to the direction of someone who abhors the sight of Fall Foliage and I’ll give them a piece of my mind. Just kidding.
I’ve never been to this side of Utah. When I think of ski resort, my mind jumps straight to Park City, Utah. But since that is where the likes of Angelina Jolie goes, there’s no way I can afford skiing there during winter season. I like the idea of a small town ski resort. Laidback, small and intimate..not too crowded, less expensive accommodations (except on peak holiday periods of course). Sign me up! Maybe in a few months from now, we can take a trip down here again and go skiing and snowboarding. This hotel is 3 hours away from Las Vegas and 1 hour and 30 min away from Bryce Canyon. We usually don’t mind booking accommodations outside of our destination as long as its less than 2 hours away and especially if the drive is scenic. As a matter of fact, the next morning, as we made our way back to Bryce Canyon, we were greeted by an amazing scenery of Fall Foliage.
Price is okay. It’s definitely not cheap but not too expensive either. I think we got a fair deal because I have a feeling come winter season, prices will definitely skyrocket.
Our room was so charming and cozy! It had natural wood tones and exposed wooden beams. It really looks like a cabin but still updated since after all, it’s still a hotel. The king sized bed was comfortable and we also had a small fridge & a microwave in the room which is always a plus. Everything was clean except for a piece of hair in one of the towels. But that’s just me being me lol. Overall, I have no complaints.
They have two restaurants: Leany’s Steakhouse and Lift Bar and Patio. I’ve read bad reviews about the dinner service at the steakhouse so I’m glad we didn’t have to resort to eating there since we already ate on the road. We did, however, got to try their breakfast spread and it was good..decent. I got the Denver Omelet (3 egg omelet with smoked ham, roasted green chili’s, sweet red onions and smoked gouda cheese) and my husband ordered the Meat Lovers Omelet (applewood smoked bacon, diced ham and sausage, topped with cheddar cheese). The Lift Bar has a spacious lounge area with a fireplace, pool tables and comfortable chairs. We didn’t really hang out here since it was late and they were about to close but we did get a chance to check out their outdoor fire pits.
We arrived pretty late so we didn’t get to go around the hotel that much but we did take advantage of the fire pit outside. It got really cold around nighttime so this was a nice hangout spot to keep warm and chat. They also have a small indoor pool with a waterfall, indoor and outdoor spa, fitness room and gift shop. Before we left, we stocked up with some free coffee in the lobby. A perk that I always appreciate. Hello, coffee addict here! 🙂
Things to do around the area:
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Zion National Park
- Cedar Breaks National Monument
- Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
- Red Canyon
- Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Snowmobile (Winter); Brian Head area
- Hiking, Mountain Biking, ATV’ing, Fishing (Summer); Brian Head area
- Free Wifi
- Free Coffee in the lobby
- Room Service
- In Room Safe
- Pet Friendly for a fee of $25/night
- Heated indoor pool
- Breakfast spread in Leany’s Steakhouse
- Not too much option for food around the area.
- There’s not really that much cons I could think of because we only stayed overnight. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
The Grand Lodge at Brian Head:
314 Hunter Ridge Dr, Brian Head, UT 84719
*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts expressed are 100% my opinion.