Diamond Resorts Cedar Breaks Lodge Spa

Smiling Woman With Skis Against TreesI look forward to seeing Brian Head, Utah. I have not been to the state of Utah before, and I love visiting new places. I love local history, and all things touristy.

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Day One Travel & Arrival at Diamond Resorts Cedar Breaks Lodge Spa

My trip to Utah began with a series of flights because of 2 layovers on the way to the region. Since flights have still not resumed to the levels of passengers traveling from a few years ago, there still seem to be fewer choices and more travel delays.

I was lucky that no flights were canceled since the weekend before my sister and niece had several flights canceled coming back from Costa Rica. You just never seem to know when a flight will get scrubbed, mostly because of crew issues. Again, I was fortunate,, and it was all fine.

This area of Utah is known for its natural beauty and snowy peaks.

Recent Reviews

Clean, comfortable, friendly, and convenient. With full kitchens, we were able to prepare our own meals and not have to rely on ongoing out, since dining out has very limited options, which was great for us. The beds were fine, but the pillows were way too big. I’d recommend bringing your own. Conveniently located near the Navajo lodge of Brian Head resort, the parking lots are adjacent to each other, so it was easy to go skiing. Everything was clean and comfortable with enough other things to do (ping-pong, pool table, foosball, air hockey, pool, and Jacuzzi) not to get bored. It was very relaxing, and we’d go there again.

Wonderful resort! Love the one-bedroom layout. Perfect for a couple or with young kids. The pool and hot tub facilities are nice and a nice weight room. The restaurant is excellent and reasonably priced. Best in town! Wait for the staff super! Very constitutional Brian Head ski area! Few crowds, and great snow in March! Wow! Beautiful week’s stay.

Comfortable, clean, quiet summer getaway. Brought our family of 5 with three young children. The pool was great as were the amenities on the property (grill, game room, etc.). Will definitely make it a priority to return. Did I mention it was very affordable?! The staff was very friendly and helpful.

What an awesome place! The staff was great, the rooms were big and clean and the pool/hot tub was working fine. bonus – EV chargers in the underground parking plus on-site restaurant and bar. A little expensive but doable.

Didn’t stay here, but came down to the restaurant from our hotel, and it was fantastic. We split the salmon and the ribeye dinners because they both sounded great. Both were cooked perfectly with a ton of flavor, including the sides as well. We’ll be worth the visit!

This property is wonderful! From the check-in to the rooms/villas. The thought they put in the details is surprising. Everything is clean and well-kept. The kitchen is well-equipped. Never seen such accuracy, even in the drawers. The bed is very comfortable. Both bathrooms have a whirlpool. Automatic fireplaces in the bedrooms, large TVs. View from the window is so relaxing. But what amazed me also is the guest text messaging service. You have a response from the front desk in a minute. These are things that make you feel cared for as a guest. The follow-up during your stay if everything is ok. Not a star, but a real diamond property. Each of the staff we interacted with was lovely. Traveling extensively through the US, we see what makes Cedar Breaks Lodge stand out clearly. I can’t say enough positive things. We will be back!

Great location, next to the beginner ski runs, which was perfect because we have young kids who are still learning. Very kid-friendly all around and the pool was phenomenal.

I really enjoyed this place. The rooms were clean and had the needed utensils in the kitchen. Just an FYI, there is a resort fee was about $17 per day. But unlike other places you pay resort fees and don’t get much, this place does offer more amenities. The gym was well maintained. Pool is heated (great for our November stay.) They have a sauna and steam room (the only complaint was sauna wasn’t hot enough). Two jacuzzis. And the location was nice. One of the ski lodges is within walking distance.

Villa Amenities

  • Balcony/Porch
  • Blender
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/Range

Then the resort itself offers all of these options.

Resort Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Fitness Center

Day Two Summer Options

This location is great all year round. I am certain many come here for the snow and the great ski options. Summer does offer a chance to be close to nature and really feel like you are getting away from it all.

Brian Head Peak Observation Point

This peak observation from the Forrest Service Website.

Located on the highest point of the Cedar City Ranger District on the Dixie National Forest, the Brian Head Lookout was built in 1934-35 by the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp F-16 stationed at Duck Creek.

A road had to be built to the location during construction this road is still in place and accessible by a sedan. This road was built using a small caterpillar and horse-drawn equipment to build. Rock was taken from onsite and from a large quarry at the bottom of the curve near the present-day toilet facility. A second building was built on the peak concurrently to serve as a toilet. The foundation is still evident at the end of a trail below the overlook to the east.

The overlook was restored in the 1990s by the Southwest Service group of the Sierra Club. They re-tucked the building’s masonry and re-laid and stabilized the patio surrounding the building. The roof was repainted in the interior and brave souls went on the roof to replace shingles blown off in storms.

The Forest was in the process of providing recreational areas for the local public to come onto the forest to enjoy the beauty and resources. It was determined that building the overlook would serve several purposes beneficial to the National Forest. The first is as a recreational overlook from which the Forest could interpret the surrounding areas. Plaques were made and placed within the building for the public to read about the area they were looking at. The second use was as an occasional fire lookout.

From the summit of Brian Head Peak, one can look out at Nevada’s Wheeler and Highland peaks, Arizona’s Mount Trumbull and Navajo Mountain, Beaver County’s Tushar Range and the Paunsagunt, Table Cliffs, and Aquarius plateaus. Then, turning west, little-known ranges with mysterious names such as the Never Summer Mountains and the Wah Wahs become visible.

The views here are more than worth the hike. Being over 50, I stopped at the public restrooms at the head of the trail and that helped the hike up to the peak.

After my hike and time up top, I headed back down and returned to my rental car.

Noorish Spa

The spa was next on my list. I do not exercise much these days and I have to bribe myself most of the time to do so. Such a change for me from my 20-30s when I was a martial arts instructor and a bit of a local fitness expert.

My bribe today was a massage after the hike. It is also a nice way to unwind and relax. This was a deep-tissue massage, which was great.

After the spa, it was time for a late lunch or early dinner. Sook Jai Thai Cuisine is one of 3 local restaurants or spot close by. Other than those 3, most other options are a bit of a drive. If you like Thai food, this is a great choice and the food was on point. I enjoyed a Pad Thai with shrimp and some tea and was happy for the local option. I did not overdo it with my menu choices because I had options back in the room for snacks.

Day Three Checking Out the Winter Time Fun

I am here in the fall but I wanted to check out the locations for you here in the winter the best I could before the snow starts to fall. I know many guests will come here to ski, and just generally have winter fun.

Brian Head is known for its skiing and winter fun.

Here are some facts about the main local ski resort and mountain.

Average Annual Snowfall: Nearly 360 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft.–Highest in Utah
Peak Elevation: 10,970 ft.–Top of Giant Steps
Available Terrain: Over 650 acres
Vertical Drop: Lift-served–1,320 ft. Hikeable–1,548 ft.
Terrain Parks: 1 terrain park: Bypass (Advanced)
Number of Runs: 71 runs: 30% easiest, 35% more difficult, and 35% most difficult
Snow Tubing: Navajo Tube Hill is a 75’ vertical drop with a 550’ slope length. The Giant Steps Tube Hill is a 100’ vertical drop with a 600’ slope length.

71 runs is an amazing amount of choices and options. I love that they offer almost the same amount for each level of ski skill. They also have runs for tubers and that is appealing to me as a non-skier. Winters seem to bring new life into this area and will certainly be a reason many visit this resort. Although even in the summer there are many reasons to still access and enjoy the mountain. Most of those have to do with hiking and the amazing views from the chair lifts.

If you want to get here for snow time and skiing, or for the summer like me, make sure to book through Tzort.


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