Fodor's Expert Review Compass Rose Lodge

198 S. 7400 E, Huntsville, Utah, 84317, USA Fodor's Choice

The gorgeous contemporary design, charming small-town location, hip coffeehouse, welcoming hosts, and light-filled sitting areas are—amazingly—not even the coolest thing about this stylish boutique inn: that honor belongs to the silo-shaped Huntsville Astronomic and Lunar Observatory, which adjoins the inn and offers unforgettable viewing experiences of the cosmos. The inn has 15 stylishly appointed rooms with 50-inch TVs, climate control, plush bedding, and roomy white-tile standing showers with Beekman 1802 bath products. Rates include a delicious breakfast in Lift coffeehouse. It's a 15- to 20-minute drive from Ogden Valley's ski areas.

PROS

  • stunning steampunk–meets–ski lodge design
  • steps from Utah's oldest bar, the Shooting Star Saloon
  • half-price "star walk" observatory tours for guests

CONS

  • fills up on weekends, especially in ski season
  • not too many dining options in town
  • slightly spendy for the area

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 385-279–4460

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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