Elegantly appointed mid-century modern (circa 1951) home in Salt Lake City’s upper Avenues at 4,916' feet above sea level –– 10 minutes from and 589 feet above downtown Salt Lake City.
With sweeping views of the mountains and valley by day or night, High Avenues Modern is a 4,000 sq foot, 3 bdr / 3 bath single-family home. It's located equal distance –– 2 miles –– between downtown (the Salt Palace Convention Center, Temple Square, City Creek Center, State Capitol) and the University of Utah campus. The house is 25 minutes from and 15 minutes to the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Two furnished lower private bedrooms with private bath forms the nucleus of the rental suite privately and quietly situated away from living areas and master bedroom. Both rooms are available for rent.
The primary room is large (222 sq ft / 20.6 sq m) with a queen-sized bed. It is listed here at $70/night for a single guest and $85/night for two guests; the secondary guest room can be rented if the large room is booked and/or if it is needed for additional family members and traveling companions who are staying in the primary guest room. (I do not rent the secondary room to unrelated guests.)
The secondary guest room is also spacious (155 sq ft / 14.4 sq m) with great views and has an antique double bed. Each room is beautifully appointed with unique furniture and art, fresh linen, towels.
If you wish to rent both rooms together, they go for $125/night for three guests and $140/night for four guests.
Amenities include FREE WiFi, free long-distance to anywhere-in-the USA from the house's land-line phone, Dish satellite TV, Salt Lake Tribune (daily), New York Times (Sunday), laundry, off-street parking –– and sweeping views of the Wasatch and Salt Lake Valley. On clear days, you can see Mount Nebo, ~90 miles to the south.
Bedrooms and common living areas are elegantly furnished with art and collectibles from numerous around-the-world travels.
High Aves Modern is 25 minutes by car from Salt Lake City International Airport and 15 minutes to the airport.
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) #11 bus stop is across the street providing access EAST to the University of Utah campus, University Medical Center, Primary Children's Medical Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Moran Eye Center (8 min); and WEST to LDS Hospital, Downtown Salt Lake, Gallivan TRAX Station (Blue and Green lines), Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake Central Station connecting to TRAX, FrontRunner, Amtrak and Greyhound (12-15 min). Greater Salt Lake boasts 140 miles of urban LTR and commuter rail –– north to Ogden, south to Provo, west to the airport and east to the University of Utah.
The #11 UTA bus operates M-F. The #6 bus operates from the Guadalupe/North Temple Bridge TRAX/FrontRunner stop (Green Line from the airport) on Saturdays which takes you to E Street/9th Avenue within eight blocks (.7 mi / 1.25 km) of High Aves Modern. (Regrettably, there is no public transit up here on Sundays.)
It is an enjoyable and stimulating 30-40 minute walk to/from downtown Salt Lake City and High Aves Modern through the scenic and beautiful City Creek Canyon / Memory Grove Park.
Utah's legendary "Greatest Snow on Earth" is close at hand. Alta, Snowbird, Park City, Deer Valley and The Canyons resorts are 30 minutes away by car. Brighton and Solitude are 40 minutes and another four major ski areas –– Snowbasin, Power Mountain, Nordic Valley and Sundance –– are an hour away. Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts received a record 785" of snow in 2010-2011 season and average 450-550" annually.
The terminus to the City Creek Canyon Nature Preserve and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail –– a 150 mile trail system –– are within walking distance affording access to 100s of acres of open space and near wilderness. The trail head is a few blocks up the street (.8 mi / 1.3km) is at an elevation of 5,280' feet -- a 'mile high' above sea level. From here, trails meander through the foothills and micro sub-canyons ascending to as high as 8,040' feet above sea level. The canyon and foothill habitat is home to bear, moose, elk, deer, cougar, bobcat and coyote.
The home is situated at 4,916' feet above sea level and 589 feet above downtown Salt Lake City. (In meters, that's 1498 meters above sea level and 180 meters above downtown Salt Lake City.
High Avenues Modern was built in 1951 and is one of the first homes built above 11th Avenue. It was designed by Swiss-born architect Ed Dreier who studied under Mies Van der Rohe. Dreier conceived of and designed some of Salt Lake City’s most unique homes through the 1950′s, 1960′s and 1970′s. This is a comfortable home with gobs of space, good bones, bright natural light, long south facing views and large rooms –– yet all the bedrooms are cozy, intimate and quiet spaces.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$425 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1700 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|City:||Salt Lake City|
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I traveled to Salt Lake, my hometown, to surprise my sister for her birthday. Staying at Ron's gorgeous upper avenues home was a treat, particularly because he is such an enthusiastic and engaged host. We talked as much as time allowed when our paths crossed, and those encounters were far too short for my liking. From the beginning to the end of my stay, communication between us was clear and helpful, and the room in which I stayed is comfortable. If your travel takes you to SLC, consider staying with this wonderful man!
This is my second time to use Airbnb. Ron's house is nicely maintained and well above my expectations, I feel I was living in my own home. Ron is very friendly, he and I even went out for drinks with couple of his friends, this won't happen in NYC. Next time when I visit SLC again, i will definitely stay more than one day and enjoy the unforgettable views of mountains and city lights...
Chung from Ardsley, NY
Ron and his house were awesome. He was extremely open and friendly with us during our 1 night stay in Salt Lake City before we took the short drive into the mountains to go skiing. He brought us to this really cool little place down the street called Bar X.
The room as advertised was large and private. (Very easy to come and go without disturbing anyone else in the house). The bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was nicely stocked. The bottles of water in the room were much appreciated. Views of the skyline/mountain range from the upstairs living room / kitchen are simply amazing.
Thanks Ron you rock!
Ron helped me surprise my wife with the most fantastic Valentine's Day stay-cation weekend surprise! He was very accomodating and friendly. His home is comfortable and cozy and it has the most wonderful view of the whole Salt Lake valley. The rooms are private and have a bathroom separate from the rest of the home, so if you have to get up in the middle of the night to use it, there's no awkward feeling like you're waking the whole house up. Breakfast was delicious, which he prepared for us there at the tableside. He is very knowledgeable about the area and even taught me things I hadn't known about my home state.
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If you're looking for a fun, unique and memorable place in Salt Lake to stay, look no further and book with Ron!
Ron is a wonderful host with an outstanding house in Salt Lake City. The first thing you will notice when you come up to the main floor of the house is the amazing view of the the mountains. Ron is extremely helpful and friendly. This is the second time I have stayed with Ron. I come to Salt Lake City for a week long conference each year. I will continue to stay with Ron and I recommend him to you.
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Hmmm...where to start!? Ron went above and beyond what I believe the typical host offers their guests. He was very communicative and made it very easy for me to access his space, and get comfortable, quick!
Once there, he invited me to join him at the Outdoor Retailer convention downtown. Not only did he share his local knowledge, but he went as far as to introduce and connect me to local friends of his. Afterward, we headed back home where he made a meal that would easily compete with any dish provided by the finest restaurant in Utah!! It was a meal I will not soon forget.
Overall, the home space he invited me into was something that any world traveler will appreciate. He leads an incredible lifestyle and it shows in not just how he carries himself, but in how he keeps his space. I found Ron to be a wildly inspiring sort, and I just wish I could have stayed another night! :)
Ron's place is great. We arrived late and didn't get to meet Ron in person but his house was warm and welcoming and we felt right at home. Don't miss the early morning sunrise from the living room!
We were able to reserve a room at High Avenues Modern same day for a one night stay on our cross-country road trip. Ron's house is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There's a great binder in the room with all the information you'll need to know about the listing and Salt Lake City.
As earlier visitors have described, Ron is the epitome of hosts. Not only
does he understand his guests' desires for comfortable and beautiful
accommodations, local guidance and recommendations - he offers his
hospitality with sincere warmth and generosity. I imagine it is next to
impossible for anyone to come away from Ron's without feeling as if you
just stayed at a (new) friend's home. And you will want to see him again