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The Grand Lodge At Brian Head in Brian Head, UT

The Grand Lodge At Brian Head in Brian Head, UT

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Come join us for Spring Ski and Snow Boarding.
                                                                                         
Make us your vacation headquarters when visiting Brian Head Ski Resort, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. After enjoying the outdoors all day,  unwind and enjoy your favorite beverage in our Lift Bar & Patio or a gourmet dinner in Leany's Steakhouse. Take a minute and pamper yourself with a relaxing treatment from our Red Leaf Spa.

History

Established in 2010.

The Grand Lodge at Brian Head was purchased as a closed business and re-developed by Mr. Lynn Leany of Las Vegas. It was his goal/vision to have the best lodge for many miles in any direction. He literally spent millions on the project and the property opened at the beginning of 2010. The first few years have been challenging and unfortunately Mr. Leany passed away in the Spring of 2013. We are now doing fine and the future looks bright. We have an excellent team of professionals that are all working successfully to provide true hospitality in an unbelievably spectacular facility and location. Come a visit us and let us show you first hand.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.70

Address: 314 W Hunter Ridge Dr, Brian Head, UT, 84719
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Comments (27):

1. A S.
My husband and I love this Lodge, large rooms and you can walk to the slopes. Great service and the Lodge bar has homemade chips that were yummy.

10/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Jay C.
Okay, this place had JUST opened. But were they really open???  Nothing was available!  Instead of opening just because the ski season was well under way, I think they should have at least finished the place and staff trained before they had their supposed "grand opening".
First, I made reservations because they had a Stay & Ski package advertised on their webpage.  I didn't see that option online where I made the reservations, so I called.
"Oh that package should be ready any day now... just check with the front desk when you arrive."  
I checked-in, asked, and was given the answer, "We'll probably have it next year..."  Then WHY do you have it advertised on the FRONT PAGE of your WEBPAGE!?  Having driven all they way from Phoenix, I was in no mood to drive around at night looking for rooms with me and my five cousins.
Rooms were clean and well appointed, as they had been only open for a few weeks now.  
Once settled in, we took a walk around the hotel to check out what we could do.  There was a big room where the arcade should have been except it was totally empty, flooring not even complete.  That bummed out my younger cousins.  The main restaurant wasn't even open yet, only the lounge/bar open for service.  We ate here one night; the menu was very sparse as it was just bar snacks, and the burger I ordered took 30 minutes because they had to bring it up from the main kitchen downstairs.  The only reason we didn't storm out was because we weren't that hungry, and we played pool on those coin operated pool tables next to the bar.  I'd think it would be complimentary since it was in the bar area, and not in the arcade downstairs.  Nope.
There was one waitress who was going crazy because nothing was anywhere.  Ketchup and mayo took forever, again, because it had to come from downstairs.  Refills?  Ha.  Good luck.
There was a manager who just sat in front of the register when he could have been helping this poor girl who was running around trying to get to everyone.
The gift/convenience shop was barely open, with boxes of drinks stacked everywhere, with none of the vending machines filled.  It was literally a place to just sleep, nothing else.  
It's really close to the resort so Brian Head has a shuttle that goes around from the two slopes and around to the lodges/hotels in the area.  
With the lack of amenities and service, the staff just seemed like they were unprepared and unwilling to make the stay better.  
I should have booked a cabin with ski in ski out options so that next time we don't even have to take the shuttle to and from the slopes.

11/01/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. steve d.
Stayed at this hotel over Labor Day weekend 2011. Small, boutique style hotel with one primary restaurant and one bar that also serves food. Food is a bit off-beat (Elk, boar, rabbit) but also has a wide variety of steaks (recommend you stay with the steaks), large portions, prices are reasonable for being on the mountain. Recommend the bar which is well stocked and casual and has outside seating with fire pits.  Breakfast is unbelievably cheap with huge portions.

Our room got upgraded to a suite, which adds a kitchen area and tv watching area with fire place, very nicely appointed, but most don't have much of a view other than trees. The A/C units are the window mount type which ran a bit loud, but mountain air was cool enough we turned it off and opened the windows. Beds seems very firm. Bathroom had a walk-in shower.

Workout room is underwhelming. Pool area includes a whirlpool, but is small. Staff were all extremely friendly. Hotel is VERY pet friendly, many other guests had dogs, hope this policy works out for them.

I will be staying here again for sure.

06/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Cynthasizer B.
Leany's Restaurant.
SLOW!
What I ordered was good. (Chicken w mango sauce.)  But the others at my table who ordered other things said it was the worst meal ever.
They were out of many items. No potatoes?
Waiter?  Finally after we'd waited a long time another waiter came over & said "guess I'll take over."
It looked like it was going to be a fancy hotel restaurant, but it was far from it.
Did I mention.....Slow!!!

08/07/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
5. Renee T.
I've been to Brian Head several times over the years and generally stay in a privately owned condo (vacation rental by owner). This year the place we stayed had too many stairs, no wifi, and no hot tub. After two nights of hoofing up 50+ stairs we decided to look into other options.

I headed over to the Grand Lodge at the end of a ski day to take a look around. The staff was friendly and gave a full tour. Huge indoor pool (with a waterfall) and hot tub, two fireplace lounge areas, comfy beds, free wifi. Full day spa and on-site restaurants (The Lift and Leany's) and the $99 rate was the same as what we were paying for a condo. I went for it and moved us in.

Pros:
Rooms were large and spacious. Design is well thought out and we had a microwave and mini fridge along with tile in the entry hall for our wet ski gear. Awesome shower, big tub, comfy mattress and sheets, and a dresser with plenty of drawers for our stuff. Free Wifi. Steam room and hot tub. Very dog friendly- we sat with our little guy by the fireplace and everyone who worked there came by to say hi. Also there was a dog potty area with easy access close to the room. Room temp was in good working order and there is plenty of parking.

Cons:
Rooms don't seem well-insulated; I heard every person walk down our hallway. We were directly across from the laundry room and I don't think anyone else was staying there at the time so I think all the people we heard were staff coming and going. (We stayed mid-week in March). The food at The Lift & Leany's isn't great. My baked brie was luke warm and tasted like it had been sitting a while. Breakfast was decent, but I ordered berries, coffee, and granola. The bar upstairs gets quite cold due to the fact there are huge windows all the way to the ceiling on one wall - we moved closer to the firepit to stay warm but ended up just going back to our room to be warm.

Our overall impression was that this place is a bit big for it's britches. It's way too fancy for the area and clientele. Some of the things we ordered (Pyrat rum, baked brie) were things the server had never heard of. All in all we will be back because we had a clean room, comfortable bed, fair price, hot tub, and we could bring our dog. We will just bring our microwave food for next time!

31/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Joel H.
Really beautiful lodge with good accommodations. Free wifi is a plus, though the drive up the mountain is not for the people with cars that aren't up to it. Great stay, really was my favorite stop so far on my vacation.

19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Jim L.
Stayed here last year and were very happy with the accommodations however choose to stay elsewhere this year.

This is one of the nicer resorts in Brian Head because it is newer and has more of a lodge feel to it in the public areas. You are paying for the newness as it is almost twice the price of where we ended up staying.

The atmosphere of this lodge is very nice. There are fireplaces throughout including the outside patio area to give it a homey feel.

The room we stayed in was a double room with large plasma TV's in each room. It included a kitchenette with a large dining room table that seated 6 so there was plenty of room. The bathroom is well equipped and there really is nothing that was not thought of in these rooms.

The downside to this resort is the pool area. It does have two jacuzzis (one indoor and one outdoor). The pool and the area it's located in is rather small. It is very loud and humid in this area because of the area of the room the pool is located in. Also, the chlorine smell is overwhelming which makes it very hard to sit in to watch the kids.

The highlight to this resort is their upstairs dining area. Plenty of seating and is kid friendly. We went up here to catch the college basketball championship and had no problems finding seats although it did get rather crowded as the night progressed. The food here is good although I was a little disappointed in the breaded portobello mushrooms. I was looking so forward to having them this year but they did not meet my expectations. The taste was ok but they were served almost cold. In their defense, they come from the restaurant downstairs and our server was good enough to let us order them. They have a decent appetizer menu and I would suggest their homemade chips with a Cajun ranch dressing. VERY good!! For dinner, I ordered the pastrami sandwich on wheat bread. The pastrami was a little tough but had great flavor.

The night we were there, I only noticed 3 people working the area however the service was not lacking even with the amount of people. Service was prompt and friendly.

All in all, the service throughout the Lodge is above par. It seems that they put an emphasis on customer service and it shows.

A great resort, no doubt but I don't think it is twice the price great!

07/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Dave O.
Sick and tired of being inside for 2 days, and venturing out a bit prior to the season/resort opening we headed to The Grand Lodge.  This is a previously condemned building completely flipped over  and invested millions.  The great room is absolutely top notch when quiet, maybe a bit much on volume when tons in it.  Either way, great staff and *WONDERFUL* bar food (from the restaurant staff that night) along with just about nobody this early in the season around.  Truly a wonderful experience.  Thank you all!!!

10/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Mark B.
Just got back from a great weekend at Brian Head and The Grand Lodge.

Pro's:  
1)  Pet friendly
2) Cozy rooms with microwave and fridge
3) Hot tubs (both inside and out), bath robes provided
4) Fireplaces throughout the lobby and restaurants, even out on the deck, provide a great atmosphere.
5) very close (less than a 1/4 mile) to Navajo Lodge the Ski/Snowboard School at Brian Head.
6) Free internet
7) Annie's Country Store 2 blocks away.
8) Very friendly employees

Cons:  
1) Some rooms especially those below suites, next to the laundry room, or stairs can be very noisy (i.e. #131).
2) Philly Cheese Steak at the Lift was too greasy and bland.
3) The Flat Screen TV's in the suites are of average quality (Phillips) and provide an ok picture with some distortion.

Bonus:
Heather (Front Desk Supervisor) moved us upon request to a much quieter room (#145) after our first nights stay.  This was still a pet friendly room and closer to the end exit, but significantly more peaceful.  Thanks Heather!

We will definitely be back.

17/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Jeff S.
This is now a Doubletree and it is a beautiful hotel.  The service there was excellent. I really enjoyed my overnight stay and would certainly be back.

25/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Aimee C.
Great place to stay when you can find a great rate. I found an awesome rate on travelocity.com for $136/night. The rooms are nice and come with robes. But their pillows are way to fluffy and high. The food options are pretty limited with The Lift & Lenny's Steakhouse. The Lift is prob your best option, but since the rooms come with a microwave and fridge, maybe think about bringing your own stuff to eat. The staff is great and the lodge is super close to Brian Head for skiing/snowboarding. Would def stay here again!

26/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. K R.
Beautiful lodge but needs improvement.  Rooms are too noisy for my taste. I could hear the people in the hall, the toilet flushing next door and the people walking around upstairs.  I could hear all of this over my child's white noise machine.  Our room had a strong funky citrus/smoke smell.  We booked 2 rooms together but were place on separate floors and opposite wings.  Forget the steakhouse restaurant unless your other choice is McDonalds.  If you don't mind noise and smelly rooms this hotel has a lot to offer.

04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
13. Joanne L.
The accommodations were awesome..It was enjoyable until I realized I forgot my iPad in my room on the bed about 2 hours after I left the resort. I contacted them right away and of course now it can't be found. I find it very disconcerting that you can't trust people. I will never be back just for that reason.

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
14. Lindsey B.
The hotel itself is gorgeous. Really clean, comfortable rooms. The Lift Bar is really pretty with a giant fireplace, large windows and even a couple of pool tables. There is a steakhouse called Leanys downstairs that we didn't eat dinner at because of poor reviews here on Yelp.

I can't give this place 4 or 5 stars because the service was poor all around. The front desk staff seems bored all the time, the staff in the bar left us alone for almost 15 minutes until the manager came over and asked if we had been helped, we still waited another 10 minutes before our order was taken. The house specialty cocktails were really good and so was the honey sriracha wings.

The next morning we had breakfast at Leanys, where the waitress curtly told us we were lucky we got in on time because she was just about to close-- we had no idea as there is no clearly posted time anywhere. The food was REALLY good (even fresh jam!) but her attitude was enough to leave a bad taste in my mouth.

I would stay here again because the hotel itself is amazing but the staff really needs some work or this place will quickly lose the clientele it needs to support this amazing venue.

23/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. Esquire D.
I would have given them 5 stars, other than the fact if you get there after 10pm from being on the road for 6 hours, you will need to starve until the next morning. They should at least carry sandwiches and soup for the late travelers.

14/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Kg H.
Great place to stay during off season. Staff was very friendly and helped us with all our requests. So glad to have discovered Great Pet friendly lodging.

26/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. P G.
The Grand Lodge is a very nice hotel with super nice quality amenities in the room and around the place. Rooms have everything you need including a microwave, small refrigerator, hair dryer, AC, wifi, etc. There is an indoor and outdoor pool with the indoor pool having a waterfall feature above you. The bar and lounge area is large and has stunning views from the patio area (and really nice gas fire pits) and 2 indoor pool tables. The dinner menu was incredible with a super selection of dishes.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Jodi J.
Addison made our stay worth it! The service was outstanding, on time, and the food was delicious.  We will for sure eat there again.

26/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Jared W.
Wonderful hotel! Rooms are perfect with HUGE showers. Red Leaf Spa was fantastic. Dinner and lunch at The Lift Bar were excellent with great service and outstanding ambiance. Late check out is also a plus not to mention early check in prior to hitting the slopes! Highly recommend.

04/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. John d.
Rooms look nice, beds ok but walls paper thin. Can hear footsteps pounding in room above and in hallway.  The hallway does have an odor similar to that of a nursing home.  Staff is pleasant.  Restaurant downstairs was empty with patrons yet somehow the food for breakfast all came out cold.  Sent back and was returned warm.  Confused since we were the only ones in the restaurant.  Bar upstairs has limited menu, very limited.  Paying $289/night I've come to expect much better service and experience.  Best part was the free coffee in lobby area (when it isnt empty).  I'd stay somewhere else next time and not be fooled by the pictures and reviews.  The hotel is a basic hotel.  Hot tub is next to the lobby so there's no privacy.  People standing in the lobby can easily watch/look at you voyeuristic.

04/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
21. Matthew R.
Nice joint- rooms are well done, staff always very friendly. Good value and close to slopes.

07/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. CRISTINA A.
I was there with my husband and two sons on the President's Day weekend, for 3 nights. We paid $907 for the 3 nights, way more than the experience warranted. This was not the first time for us, and every time we vow NEVER AGAIN, but we like the skiing in Brian Head and Cedar Breaks was sold out. I slept about 2 hours a night, due to the noise the in-room refrigerator was making (like a fire breathing dragon). The beds and pillows were also uncomfortable and we all kept tossing and turning all night. Another extremely annoying feature is the bathroom door, which is a sliding variety and it doesn't lock, so it slides open constantly. The only method we found to close it was to shove a towel under it once it was closed to keep it that way. That was pretty hard to do, so most of the time it was open. Pretty embarrassing for me with 3 men in the room. So, again, NEVER AGAIN!

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
23. Robert G.
Great massage !!!  Service excellent. Rooms nice. Close to slopes   Ribs at the main rest were my only complaint toooooo dry.   Overall great value and quality.

30/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Jeff G.
I love this place, it was so peaceful and the air up there was so fresh.The hotel was great rooms were decent size for a family, and they allow pets!
We did eat at the lift bar, food was ok nothing great...but the drinks and views were priceless.

16/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Mary A.
It's a really nice place!  Well decorated and spacious.

Unfortunately I came to the hotel late and was unable to enjoy their sauna and jacuzzi. *sadface* The rooms are great and I slept well in the bed.  They have a refrigerator, hair dryer, AC, internet and microwave which made it convenient for guests.  I enjoyed the tranquility of the lodge.  I wish I could stay longer and try their restaurant but we only stayed for one night and left in the morning.

23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. suzanne A.
I came here with high expectations based off the photos and the reviews that I saw online before I booked it was sadly disappointed once I arrived. It's amazing what a camera and certain lenses can do.  In the photos the pool look huge in real life it's tiny.
Every step somebody takes down the hallway you can hear inside your room. And if you get the king suite and try to sleep on the sofa bed its so uncomfortable you feel like you're back is breaking. When I asked the front desk for a rollout for my son to sleep on they said no or pay $25 extra a night. I found that very frustrating because it wasn't like we had another person the sofa bed is un sleep-able. I've also been  told by two different guests that they're getting a spring break special which we did not receive.
The front desk kids are nice enough but don't seem to know very much about anything. I feel as though this hotel is about the bottom-line money not customer service and making their clients happy.
The king suite does not even have a kitchen silverware or plates or anything to use to cook with.
We booked for four nights
Definitely the next time we come to Brian head we will rent a cabin directly at the base of the mountain. If you don't know the town you should go that route the lodge is actually farther away than the condos.

01/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
27. Lenny R.
Nice place and nice people. Big spacious rooms with every thing you need. Easy parking. I would probably have a full stock of food and snacks in my room next time. Stopping in Cedar City and stocking up before I drive up. There are no stores uptop here in BH. I give this place 5 stars because of the convenience and location to everything.

05/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0