8 Unforgettable Romantic Getaways in Utah

Posted by
Brittany Varano
April 14, 2023
Updated February 01, 2024

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Photo: Ofland Escalante

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You shouldn’t settle in love, so why settle for anything less than one of these unforgettable romantic getaways in Utah?

Home to rolling red rocks and The Mighty Five national parks, Utah is a destination unlike any other. From soaring buttes to dramatic canyons and impressive mountain peaks, the state embodies all things beautiful and adventurous.

While nestled amongst the state’s famous vistas and expanses, it’s easy to surrender to the romance that fills the air. From the exceptionally luxurious to the quaint and homey, there are countless places to feel the love in Utah.

So, if you’re ready for a romantic escape, here are some of the most unforgettable getaways in Utah for couples.

1. Storybook Stone Cottage

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Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay: A quaint little cabin immersed in fairytale surroundings.

  • Location: Sundance
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $534/night

Immersed in a dense wood with a babbling creek passing by, you’ll feel transported to your very own secret garden at the Storybook Stone Cottage. The yard even features a charming arched bridge that crosses the stream, leading to a tiny guest suite aptly named the “bird house.” This peaceful corner of Utah is best enjoyed from the comfort of the bubbling hot tub or one of the outdoor patios.

Inside this cozy two-bedroom, heated floors and a stone fireplace wrap every inch of the home in warmth. During your stay, take advantage of the host’s concierge service, where you can book special requests like in-home massages or a champagne welcome. Near the cottage lies “The Hollow,” a private park open to guests where a fireplace and zipline offer more to see and do.

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Follow ‘em: @Stewart Mountain Lodging

2. Ofland Escalante

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Photo: Ofland Escalante

Why you should stay: A beautiful glamping resort with five-star amenities in southern Utah.

  • Location: Escalante
  • Sleeps: 2-6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: Cabins starting at $159/night; Airstreams starting at $175/night; Deluxe cabins starting at $249/night

Ofland Escalante ain’t your typical camping experience… This bespoke resort features incredible amenities like a spa-level bathhouse and unique touches, including food trucks and a drive-in movie theater. Guests can choose between gleaming airstreams, tiny cabins, and classic tent and RV sites – but no matter your preference, you’ll be treated to a private fire pit and outdoor seating area.

The vintage airstreams and tiny cabins are also outfitted with conveniences like a mini-fridge, microwave, and complimentary coffee. On the glamping grounds, guests can pick up essentials at the modern camp store and enjoy a dip in the swimming pool and hot tub. Yonder Escalante is centrally located to some of Utah’s most beloved natural attractions, including Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

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Follow ‘em: @OflandHotels

3. Stargazer Tent

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Photo: Hipcamp

Why you should stay: An off-grid bell tent with star-gazing skylights just 40 minutes outside of Canyonlands National Park.

  • Location: Monticello
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $160/night

Escape to the vast Utah desert at the Stargazer Tent, a well-appointed and spacious tent where you can soak up the fun of camping without sacrificing the convenience of a modern hotel. Inside, a memory foam bed and a seating area promise comfy places to lounge and rest. While you won’t find running water or electricity, the hosts provide portable power banks to charge your phone and small gadgets.

The bell tents sit atop an elevated deck that doubles as protection from the elements and offers a nice porch area to take in the sights and sounds. Every site is provided with a private fire pit, picnic table, two hammocks, and access to a communal kitchen and bathroom with hot showers. Guests are also treated to morning tea and coffee delivery and can relax in the steamy warmth of the cedar sauna on the grounds.

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Follow ‘em: @GlampingCanyonlands

4. Huckleberries Lake Cottage

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Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A charming tiny home with a hot tub not far from Pineview Reservoir.

  • Location: Huntsville
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $135/night

At Huckleberries Lake Cottage, the serenity of rolling farmland and grazing goats await. This charming home is filled with outdoorsy touches and natural elements creating a welcoming place to stay – not to mention the countless cozy accents that fill the home, like the retro record player and claw-foot soaking tub that promises a night of romance.

This studio cottage feels surprisingly spacious, thanks to the kitchen nook, vaulted ceilings, and expansive marble fireplace. Every morning, enjoy a cup of Joe on the idyllic front patio, taking in the serene landscapes of northern Utah’s Ogden Valley. And in the evening, fire up the grill and sit beside the wood-burning stove as stars glitter above.

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Follow ‘em: @huckleberries_lake_cottage

5. Amangiri

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Photo: Amangiri

Why you should stay: An all-inclusive five-star desert retreat that has long attracted celeb guests.

  • Location: Canyon Point
  • Sleeps: 2-8
  • Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
  • Rates from: $3,750/night

Dramatic red rocks and a sprawling desert set the backdrop to Amangiri, one of Utah’s most luxurious places to find romance. Modernism meets minimalism throughout the resort, where open spaces and crisp lines draw the focus to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. With your booking, guests enjoy an all-inclusive experience complete with three daily meals, airport transfers, and activities, amongst other perks.

For a classic resort stay, book one of the luxurious suites, some of which boast private plunge pools or courtyards. Or opt for one of Amnangiri’s tented pavilions that offer a quiet nature-meets-luxe experience in the desert. Guests can also book memorable experiences like private helicopter tours or yoga classes out on the butte. You’ll find this world-class escape just under two hours from Zion National Park.

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Follow ‘em: @Amangiri

6. Open Sky Zion

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Photo: Open Sky

Why you should stay: A peaceful outdoor getaway with luxury tents just 30 minutes from Zion National Park.

  • Location: Virgin
  • Sleeps: 2-5
  • Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
  • Rates from: $390/night

At Open Sky Zion, luxuriously appointed safari tents create a relaxing place to disconnect with nothing but the sweet sounds of nature around you. Though you’ll technically be staying in tents, you’ll want for nothing during your stay thanks to the ensuite spa bathroom, indoor fireplace, and exquisitely soft bed that’s provided at each camp. The tents also feature a kitchenette and a coffee maker so you can sip coffee as you enjoy your complimentary grab-n-go breakfast each morning.

But it’s outside in your private desert oasis you’ll likely want to spend your time relaxing on the private patio or gently swaying in a hammock. When hunger strikes, the resort’s onsite restaurant, Blake Sage, serves gourmet, locally-sourced meals sure to satiate. Exciting adventures lie nearby, like the Guacamole biking trail and hikes that lead to waterfalls and canyon views.

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Follow ‘em: @StayOpenSky

7. Adobe Retreat

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Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: An open adobe home at the base of a striking red sandstone butte.

  • Location: Kanab
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $255/night

Gorgeous adobe walls and warm neutrals greet you at this wonderful Adobe Retreat, where well-executed minimalism promises utmost relaxation. Every detail has been thoughtfully curated, emphasizing an open living environment with nothing but the essentials for leisure, like the mini library and wood-burning stove. Other high-end touches await guests at this Quiet Shelters retreat, like a Tuft and Needle mattress and heated concrete floors.

The home’s earthy bathroom features an open rock shower with complimentary organic toiletries. But it’s the striking red rock cliffs towering behind the home that really help make this romantic getaway extra special. The property is a few miles from downtown Kenab and just over an hour from the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.

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Follow ‘em: @QuietShelters

8. The Lodge at Red River Ranch

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Photo: The Lodge at Red River Ranch

Why you should stay: A wonderfully rustic lodge near Capitol Reef National Park.

  • Location: Teasdale
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $244/night

Go back in time at The Lodge at Red River Ranch, which perfectly marries the simplicity of days gone by with the modern conveniences of today. The lodge hosts only 15 guest rooms, creating a quiet and intimate experience, each uniquely decorated with antiques and artwork that call back to America’s wild west.

Although unique, each room is equipped with a wood-burning fireplace as well as a private patio or balcony. On the resort grounds, various amenities like a game nook and a hot tub encourage good times with loved ones. The Lodge is conveniently located near some of southern Utah’s most breathtaking natural wonders, like Zion and Bryce Canyon.

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Follow ‘em: @TheLodgeAtRedRiverRanch

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