If you are looking for a B&B, this is solid. However, if you are looking for a HOME, a place to rest and feel as though you are without a care - then you immediately need to contact 801-562-2198.
I have been all over the country, had the chance to stay in several places over the years, and have never felt as warm, invited, or comforted as I have here.
I made a last minute decision to book a getaway for "The Mrs." - I am prone to poor planning, last minute executive decision, blah blah - but innkeeper Fran Hansen rescued me immediately with a gracious reply to my frantic email that the "Wine & Gold" room was not only ready, but waiting our arrival. She suggested I follow up with a quick phone call to reserve the room, and patiently took my information as I was so frazzled, pretty sure that I short of luck having this getaway secured.
December 30th came - and when I arrived with my wife, Fran warmly greeted us....not before I noticed how beautiful this building was from the outside, but within: a very inviting, spacious, remarkable testament to what a Bed and Breakfast should be.
The room itself was beyond amazing - it wasn't a cold, spacious beyond need environment...it was very closed, calm quarters, with an electronic fireplace underneath a firm, wood mantle. In addition, the room had an adjacent room where a spa bathtub awaited.
The restoration of the home is remarkable - it does something most B&B environments cannot: move into the present while retaining the sense of historic past.
Fran is absolutely amazing - and the best part, as I wrap up this brief review, is this:
The super firm, supporting mattress was a godsend - and though this home is next to the Light Rail, it was a comfort to hear the train zip past on occasion as we enjoyed the warmth of our getaway.
Best of all, awakening at 7:15 AM or so to the scent of Fran cooking was the best alarm of all time and eternity. In addition, other house guests were present, one who took to the piano in the welcoming room to gently play music to further heighten our senses to the efforts Fran put into an astonishing breakfast that is worth the price of the room alone!
I will not give away the secret to the best Belgian style waffle with succulent fruit and whip cream, nor the perfect scrambled eggs that came with a beautifully broiled ham slice - topped with what I believe was rye toast and perfectly melted butter.....you have to experience this for yourself.
Please, please - if you are from far away or maybe in the neighborhood (I live less than five miles away from this historic home) - do yourself a favor and visit one of the most treasured homes to take in. The story alone on how one individual can make a difference (free with your visit, lovingly delivered by Fran that really impacted my wife and I) will resonate with you in this lovely, gorgeous home that I hope you can have an opportunity to experience.
PS: Fran has a thing for the "Reader's Digest" version of events, a joke we shared that endeared this remarkable woman to our hearts! What are you waiting for?!?! PLEASE BOOK YOUR VISIT NOW!
- Also Known As:
- The 1887 Hansen Hotel
- 1887 Hansen Hotel
- The 1887 Hansen House Sandy, Utah