Seeing Stars in Ogden

Opened in January, the Compass Rose Lodge, Ogden’s newest hotel, has an amenity you never see listed in travel guides. Forget Magic Fingers, in-room WiFi and fancy spas. This small (15-room) boutique is one of two hotels in the country built around a high-tech telescope—part of Huntsville Astronomic and Lunar Observatory. Guests can explore Ogden Valley’s nearby International Dark-Sky Park in great detail, see the rings of Saturn or Jupiter’s Galilean Moons and other spectacular deep-sky objects including galaxies, nebulae and globular clusters invisible to the naked eye. Visitors can even take a snapshot of the galaxy home with them.

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Stay in These Luxe Ski Lodges in Utah This Snowy Season

Despite having more skiable area than any other resort in the country, Powder Mountain has always been overshadowed by nearby Park City. A lack of snowmaking capabilities and dated infrastructure hasn’t helped, though it does mean fewer crowds and excellent backcountry terrain. Now, the new Compass Rose Lodge, located in the Old West town of Ogden, allows skiers to take advantage of the forecasts with 15 minimalists, farmhouse-style rooms. One unique amenity is the high-tech observatory that will act as a space research center for scientists and a perfect nighttime activity for guests. Rooms from $209

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New Huntsville hotel has more than just rooms; there's an observatory and coffee shop, too

The Hydes also hope the hotel’s coffee shop, First Lift Coffee, will serve as another way to connect with the community. Designed with a ski theme in mind, First Lift Coffee will serve baked goods alongside steaming cups of joe to guests and community members alike. After getting their coffee, people are welcome to sit anywhere in the lobby and enjoy the hotel’s WiFi.

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The Best Places to Sleep in the Mountains This Winter

Opening in January 2019, the Compass Rose Lodge has an on-site coffee shop, free breakfast, and its own astronomic and lunar observatory that plays host to public star parties. But the best part? Its strategic location in Huntsville means the 15-room farmhouse-style hotel has significantly increased the lodging options near Utah’s remote Powder Mountain Resort. (From $227 per night.)

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Nubiz Article

In the coming months, a new inn will offer visitors a place to get away from it all and enjoy a taste of Huntsville’s small town charm. Dubbed The Compass Rose Lodge, the new boutique hotel is expected to be up and running next summer, according to owner Jeff Hyde. Hyde and his wife Bonnie also own Huntsville Square, which sits kitty corner to the Compass Rose property.

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