Ski City’s Best Airbnb's

Utah’s Best Skiing & Snowboarding Retreats

Sorting through the endless menu of vacation rental options on Airbnb is a bit like one of those Choose Your Own Adventure novels we all devoured as kids. It can be hard to settle on the best lodging, so we’ve scoured the offerings and located a choice handful of Airbnbs that boast excellent location, atmosphere, and amenities for skiers and snowboarders visiting Salt Lake City.

Airbnb also presents a handful of unique tourist experiences to better connect with Salt Lake’s incredible, mountainous backyard and culture. From guided hikes, to craft lessons, to wildlife experiences, Airbnb holds the key to crafting awesome memories and nailing down an amazing place to stay on your next ski or snowboard vacation.

We’ve foraged through all the offerings on Airbnb to find the coolest spots in the best locations for skiers and snowboarders looking to explore Salt Lake’s 5 nearby resorts: Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, Deer Valley, and Park City. No matter your style or group size, there is a perfect lodging option to compliment your trip to Utah. There’s nothing better than slipping into your own private hot tub or soaking up incredible mountain views after a day on the slopes.

CABIN LIFE

The Cozy Log Cabin

Rustic with modern updates, the Cozy Log Cabin is located near Brighton Resort. A well stocked wood pile will warm guests after a day spent exploring nearby Brighton or Solitude. The western decor and comfy couches are sure to facilitate relaxation in this top-rated rental. Exposed and polished wood logs lend a rustic yet contemporary feel to this mountain dwelling. A bunk room is perfect for kiddos and two additional bedrooms house a queen and a double bed, ideal for snuggling. Let the creekside location soothe your senses!

Perks

  • Conveniently located near Brighton & Solitude
  • Creekside location
  • Rustic interior with modern updates
  • Charming decor
  • Books & toys for kids
  • Wildlife viewing

The Creekside Retreat

As one of the oldest operating ski areas in the nation, Alta overflows with historical character and an atmosphere of reverence for skiing. Step back in time to the Creekside Retreat, one of the first homes in Alta built by one of the original directors of the Alta Ski School. With an unbeatable location beneath Alta’s Westward Ho ski run, this cabin is located so close to the resort. No matter the direction, the views from this rental, perched above Little Cottonwood Creek, are jaw-dropping. A private hot-tub on the deck maximizes views of Mount Superior, looming above. Wood paneled bedrooms and exposed beams lend extra character and a sense of coziness. The house is a short walk or drive from the lifts and shuttle service is offered.

Perks

  • Jaw-dropping views
  • Private hot tub
  • Historical character
  • Creekside location
  • Big deck & BBQ
  • Vintage ski cabin vibes
  • Beautiful wood paneling and exposed beams
  • Fireplace

The Limber Pine Lodge

Located near the base of Brighton resort, this high-altitude home is so close to the action, with views of Silver Lake in the summer months. Limber Pine Lodge is a spacious 4,500-square foot home with two luxurious master suites, jetted tubs, and gas fireplaces. A spacious and updated kitchen is readymade for quality time.

Perks

  • Hot tub & jacuzzi tubs
  • Stunning, stone fireplace
  • Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams
  • Awesome mountain views
  • Spacious
  • Rustic yet comfortable furnishings
  • Located near Brighton Resort

The Rusty Nail

Located in Silver Fork just minutes down the canyon from Solitude, the Rusty Nail cabin embodies simple, rustic, yet cozy mountain life. The authentic furnishings are sure to inspire guests to slow down, enjoy the mountain views, and spend some time together. Perched on the river’s edge, the charm and historical character of this 1940’s-era cabin is heightened by its solid pine walls, antique stove, and hand-carved accents. Completely renovated in 2012 with reclaimed barn timbers, the cabin is a retreat for snow lovers, tucked among pines and aspens. A cool loft with bunk bed berths is sure to please the kiddos!

Perks

  • Fireplace
  • Close to Solitude Mountain Resort
  • Radiantly heated floors
  • Historical character
  • Rustic charm & reclaimed barnwood
  • Excellent wildlife viewing
  • Creekside location
  • Handcrafted accents

FOR THE VIEWS

Alta Photohaus

Paying tribute to Alta photographer Tom Plofchan, this luxurious property serves up stunning views with space to relax and entertain. Get your morning going with the espresso machine, walk across the street to ski Alta or take a 5 minute shuttle to ride Snowbird, and wind down your day in the hot tub on the outer deck. Convenience in the heart of ski country doesn’t get any better than the luxurious details and floor-to-ceiling windows in this contemporary retreat.

Perks

  • Hot tub with views
  • Two fireplaces
  • Steps from Alta
  • Close to Snowbird
  • Room to entertain

Cottonwood Chalet

The simple and attractive furnishings in this historic A-frame cabin complement the scenery just outside. Tucked amid an aspen grove, this cabin was originally constructed in 1969 and has since been thoughtfully updated. At 4 minutes from Solitude and 7 minutes from Brighton, this retreat offers access to the slopes in addition to privacy. Exposed beams and stylish decor beckon guests to settle in and enjoy the cozy atmosphere.

Perks

  • Front & back decks
  • Close to Solitude & Brighton
  • BBQ grill
  • Well decorated

Honeycomb Views

The custom-built Honeycomb View home in Silver Fork maximizes creature comforts in a stunning mountain setting. Perched above Solitude, this home basks in sunny, southern exposure, overlooking the resort. Vaulted ceilings, picture windows, and a huge cantilevered deck celebrate the striking scenery. A plethora of fireplaces provide cozy nooks to warm up after a day on the mountain.

Perks

  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Epic views
  • 4 stone fireplace
  • Wood floors
  • BBQ grill
  • Granite countertops & modern kitchen
  • Large deck
  • 2 spacious family rooms
  • Master suite jacuzzi

IN THE SUGAR HOOD

Prism Home

In the fun and hip Sugarhouse neighborhood, stumble upon the Prism Home, a bungalow with an eye-popping makeover. This artist’s retreat is located near Liberty Park and a huge variety of restaurants and bars in the adorable 9th and 9th district. Comfy furnishings and an outdoor hot tub (complete with mood lighting) will provide an excellent atmosphere to wind down after outdoor adventures.

Perks

  • Private hot tub
  • Excellent Sugarhouse location
  • Near Liberty Park
  • Wild & memorable exterior
  • Comfy porch

Koi Guesthouse

Perfect for the single traveler or a romantic getaway, this guesthouse in the trendy Sugarhouse neighborhood is centrally located for recreation and city diversion. This sanctuary offers seclusion in a serenely landscaped backyard studded with koi ponds and a waterfall. It’s just five minutes to a variety of restaurants, shops, and a historical movie theater. In fair weather and driving conditions, the slopes are just 30 minutes away. All the amenities you need are included in this cozy rental.

Perks

  • Secluded privacy
  • Gorgeous koi pond
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • King bed with skylights above
  • Affordable option

Urban Cabin

Rustic charm married with a convenient location in the city make the Urban Cabin the perfect spot to seamlessly blend skiing and snowboarding with the action downtown. An antique wood stove greets guests in the entryway and comfortable furnishings and beds foster relaxation. With numerous restaurants within walking distance, this location provides easy access to downtown, the convention center, the University of Utah, and ski resorts.

Perks

  • Walkable neighborhood
  • Keyless Entry
  • Fully equipped and stocked kitchen
  • Secure parking
  • Spacious backyard & BBQ
  • Luxury bedding

Victorian Charmer

This budget friendly option overlooks the elegant trees of Utah’s oldest public park, Liberty Park. Soaring ceilings, exposed brick, wood floors, original staircases, and leaded glass transport guests back to the Victorian era. This historic gem has been beautifully restored and lies just a couple blocks from Salt Lake’s buzzing 9th and 9th neighborhood. Near a historic theatre, a sprawling city park, and a bustling restaurant scene, this spot is perfect for the outdoor types that also want to experience the flavor and personality of the city.

Perks

  • Excellent location
  • Adjacent to a large city park
  • Historic character
  • Wood floors
  • Clawfoot tubs

FUNKY

Chez Louisa

The unique character of the Chez Louisa lodge begins the moment you ascend the covered stairway from street level to this quiet, mountain retreat. Located on 1.5 acres of private land next to Brighton Resort, the privacy can’t be beat. The chalet includes a private hot tub, sauna, a bright, sunny atmosphere, and four bedrooms. Great for groups, the space includes picture windows and a spacious kitchen to whip up meals. Snowshoes and sleds are thoughtfully provided for guests to enjoy the surrounding winter wonderland.

Perks

  • Picture windows and big views
  • Funky historical character & covered parking
  • Spacious, updated kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy
  • Covered deck
  • Hot tub & sauna

The Mangy Moose

Ideal for family retreats or big groups, the Mangy Moose cabin oozes with so much character that you won’t soon forget your stay! Comfy couches and an actual tree surround the huge stone fireplace in the living room. The Mangy Moose is stuffed with cool features like a small indoor climbing wall, a private hot tub, a sauna, and custom stonework. This place is great for kids with a plethora of beds and bunks for all. Even larger groups may opt to book the adjacent Scraggly Squirrel or Angry Beaver’s Den cabins, complete with a 2-person sauna tucked inside a refurbished Volkswagon van! This wacky property will surely create some lasting memories!

Perks

  • Unforgettable character
  • Option to book a massage in a tipi onsite
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Large deck
  • Mud room for ski storage
  • 2-person sauna
  • Game room
  • Firepit

FOR BIG GROUPS

Alta Chalet Cabin

For groups of up to 12, this well-appointed chalet near Alta has plenty of amenities and comfortable nooks to accommodate larger groups. The Alta Chalet hosts are top notch, providing a seamless check-in process and everything you need to enhance your stay. Located between Snowbird & Alta this is an ideal base camp to explore both resorts. Two separate dens offer ample space to relax and veg out.

Perks

  • Fireplace
  • Hot tub & sauna
  • BBQ grill
  • High thread count bedding linens & duvets
  • Ample space to relax
  • Located between Alta & Snowbird

Designer Mountain Home

In a private, gated community lies this contemporary mountain mansion, just minutes from ski resorts, hiking trails, and biking paths. A resplendent outdoor pool maximizes the mountain views. The home is built into the mountainside and has earned Airbnb’s prestigious ‘Plus’ rating. The open living concept seamlessly frames the landscape with floor-to-ceiling windows. Impeccable decor and soaring ceilings embrace the vibe of mountain life. For those seeking a luxurious and private retreat to complement their time on the slopes, this beautiful home awaits.Perk

Perks

  • Incredible architecture & decor
  • Privacy
  • Outdoor pool
  • 3 Living Areas
  • Full, modern kitchen with luxe appliances
  • Jetted tubs
  • Radiantly heated floors
  • Yoga/meditation room

FOR OUTDOOR URBANITES
 

Urban Adventure Retreat

Nestled amid the Salt Lake City Arts district lies this quiet and peaceful industrial loft, converted from an old factory. Just steps from some of Salt Lake’s finest restaurants and coffee, this rental features soaring ceilings, exposed brick, and a unique sleeping loft. With sunlight flooding in, this space also functions as a great office for those juggling work and vacation. 

Perks

  • Comfortable workspace
  • 20’ ceilings
  • Excellent downtown location
  • Wood floors
  • Bosch gas range stove
  • Skylight
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Fitness trampoline (lowered from ceiling)

Arch Loft

True to its name, the Arch Loft features gorgeous arched windows framing downtown Salt Lake City. The light-filled space occupies the penthouse level of an industrial complex that formerly functioned as a grocery warehouse and then Twirl Town Toys. Relax after a day of skiing in the jetted tub. Near many upscale restaurants and eateries, this location provides excellent access to Salt Lake’s downtown hub. Alternatively opt for a night in and craft a nice meal with the professional grade stovetop.

Perks

  • Penthouse suite
  • ​Gorgeous architecture 
  • Professional grade stove 
  • Prime downtown location
  • Beautiful decor
  • Jetted tub
  • Light & airy city views
  • Fireplace

Chalkboard Loft

This open concept loft in downtown Salt Lake City is great for visitors on the go. A small kitchenette includes a mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave, and dishes. Often doubling as a photography studio, this spacious loft is brimming with light and west-facing windows. Exposed brick and vintage Victorian decor lend charm and a sense of coziness.

Perks

  • Affordable
  • Central downtown location
  • Doubles as a photography studio
  • Exposed brick walls
  • Plush decor