Modern Farmhouse Stay in Utah: Summer Road Trip 2021

After spending a few days in Nevada, we headed out to the first stop on our road trip: Salt Lake City. Although we have been to Utah before, we have never explored this area. We were excited to see what Salt Lake had to offer and couldn’t wait for our stay in this beautiful modern farmhouse Airbnb!

Draper, UT Airbnb

This farmhouse was designed by an architect that designed homes for both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. It was very clean, modern, and well thought out. Although it was a small space, the design made it feel open and roomy. We never felt cramped and had plenty of space to put our things.

Draper Airbnb kitchen

living room in Draper, UT Airbnb

bathroom Airbnb in Draper, UT

The space slept up to 5 people. My parents took the downstairs bedroom and Mark and I took the loft, our favorite feature of this space!

main bedroom in Draper, UT Airbnb

loft stairs Airbnb in Draper, UT

loft bedroom Airbnb

This farmhouse was located in Draper, Utah, about 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. The neighborhood was beautiful, with hiking trails a few minutes away and incredible views of the mountains.

Draper, UT LDS temple

The beautiful LDS Temple in Draper, Utah.

zebra in Draper

We went on a walk and saw this guy. He lived in someone’s backyard!

Since Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, we decided to check out the Capitol building. These buildings are always impressive and are free to visit.

Utah state capitol

 

Utah state capitol Salt Lake City

dome Utah Capitol building

We also went to the downtown area to check out Temple Square and the LDS temple. Unfortunately, it was raining and the building was undergoing renovations, so we didn’t get to see just how beautiful it was. I guess we will have to come back once the renovations are completed.

Since that plan didn’t work out, we decided to do something completely different and head out to Utah Olympic Park. This complex was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics and is now a training center for USOC. We got to watch athletes train and had fun going tubing down the mountain! They also have a really great Olympic museum on site. We spent a few hours here and really enjoyed ourselves.

training Utah Olympic Park

So awesome to see these incredible athletes training!

After our time at Olympic Park, we headed to Big Cottonwood Canyon. Absolutely beautiful views and hiking trails! What a beautiful state!

Big Cottonwood Canyon

hiking trail Big Cottonwood Canyon

After a few days in Utah, we packed up and headed to the next stop on our road trip: South Dakota!

 

 

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