Best Bed and Breakfasts Near the Sundance Film Festival

Each January, the Sundance Film Festival features the work of independent filmmakers from around the globe. Held in Park City, Utah (and the surrounding area - including Ogden and Salt Lake City,) it’s one of the biggest film festivals in the world. Many tourists turn to the Sundance Mountain Resort for accommodations, but there are plenty of more affordable and unique options. Instead, try one of these top B&Bs in the area during your Sundance getaway :

Old Town Guest House

 Old Town Guest House

Located in the heart of Park City, the Old Town Guest House gives Sundance visitors easy access to the screenings, panels, and other events happening throughout the city. The inn is situated in a historically registered house with four guest rooms: the Treasure Hollow, Quit-N-Time, Silver Skis, and McConky's Suite all with rustic decor and pine furnishings.

While it's tempting to hole yourself up in one of the cozy rooms, there are plenty of luxurious amenities in the shared spaces to lure guests out. You can take a soothing dip in the back deck hot tub, which is heated year-round, or cozy up in the fireplace in the common room. Visitors are drawn to the dining area each morning by the smells of a hearty country-style breakfast—the organic, vegetarian-friendly meal features fresh-baked muffins, creamy yogurt, and a homemade entree, among other tasty delights.

Inn on the Hill

 Inn on the Hill

Salt Lake City's Inn on the Hill is known for its excellent location within walking distance of downtown attractions, such as the Salt Palace Convention Center and City Creek Center , not to mention many of the Sundance festival's screening venues. But it also has an interesting history: The mansion was once home to Union Pacific Railroad surgeon Edward Day Woodruff and was built in the early 1900s in the Renaissance Revival architectural style to resemble an English manor. It spans 11,000 square feet, making it one of the most extravagant homes on Capitol Hill.

To this day, the home retains many beautiful antiques, such as Oriental rugs and Tiffany stained glass. Guests at this inn can choose from one of 11 elegant rooms, including the Saltair and Escalante, many of which feature fireplaces, balconies, and original artworks. You can even upgrade to a more spacious option: the mini-suite or two-story carriage house. Either way, guests can enjoy gorgeous views of Salt Lake City's downtown area..


Alaskan Inn

Alaskan Inn

If you're searching for a bed and breakfast in Ogden, Make your way to the Alaskan Inn. This establishment offers quiet and solitude away from the bustle of the city but is still within close proximity to Sundance Film Festival events. You can stay in the Windsong Lodge, a spacious individual cabin with a fireplace, hot tub, king size bed, kitchenette, and other amenities. There are also a wide selection of smaller queen cabins themed after Alaskan destinations, such as Kodiak and the Misty Fjords. You'll find plush towels and a multimedia system as well as complimentary chocolates and sparkling cider for you and your guest to enjoy. The breakfasts are full and hearty, featuring an entree of your choice, two sides, and two drinks. After a day at the festival, you can return to the inn for a romantic evening meal for two—the dinner menu features gourmet dishes such as the cranberry cognac sausage, Alaskan salmon, and pan-seared chicken breast.


Haxton Manor

Haxton Manor

Situated in the center of downtown Salt Lake City, Haxton Manor has rich and intriguing past. It was erected by pioneers in 1906 and is now listed on the state's historic register. The Victorian structure has since been renovated, but it still maintains its original charm with stained-glass, marble, and granite features. In one of the seven exquisite rooms—whether you stay in the Sussex Suite or The Stratford—you'll also find modern amenities like jetted tubs, thermostat-controlled gas heating, down comforters, and fireplaces, and the private bathrooms come with fine bath salts, soaps, and other toiletries for added luxury. There's also a distinctly at-home feel to the inn, thanks in part to the warm wood and leather decor and fresh-cut flowers.

One of the manor's highlights is its in-house bar: the Boar's Head Pub Room. Enjoy a drink in one of the over-stuffed chairs and take the opportunity to mingle with other inn guests. Visitors can also take advantage of the shared living room, which has a toasty fireplace and plenty of spots to lounge.