hough it rests amid the pine trees of Utah's Ogden Canyon, Alaskan Inn draws inspiration from the tundra and snow-capped peaks located even further north. The inn's 23 suites and cabins feature arctic-themed décor, such as all-white canopy beds, shimmering satin sheets, and drifting ice floes. Some rooms take the motif even farther: In the Northern Lights suite, a light show replicates the dancing glow of the Aurora Borealis, and the Bears Den suite creates a cave-like atmosphere with stuffed black bears and a waterfall. The 11 cabins, which sit separate from the main log lodge, are more modestly decorated, though each boasts a private shower. All rooms come with jetted jacuzzi tubs and big-screen TVs.
Breakfast, included with every stay, is made hot and à la carte with a choice of entree and two sides. Alaskan Inn also provides complimentary spiced sparkling cider and fresh-baked cookies as a snack for guests and an off-duty Santa Claus.
As Alaskan Inn lies only 15 minutes from downtown Ogden, guests can easily travel to the town’s numerous restaurants and shops. The inn’s close proximity to the Ogden River in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest also makes it a hub for outdoor fun, with easy access to hiking trails.
In winter, the sun spends days hidden behind gray clouds, but clients of Always Tan & Skin Care stay glowing and bronzed. Voted Best Tanning Salon by viewers of NewsChannel 11 and users of KCBD and continually placed at the top in the Best of Lubbock awards by readers of Lubbock Avalanche Journal, the spacious tanning center is home to five levels of tanning beds. These powerful sunlight simulators hum within private rooms while elsewhere in the salon VersaSpa booths spray bodies with custom, sunless DHA formulas to create a natural-looking, moisturizing tan. In addition to shade alterations, Always Tan offers beautifying services such as teeth whitening and reinvigorating red-light facials.
Before their sessions, guests relax in the salon's elegant lobby, where a glimmering chandelier illuminates cushy chairs and pillows. Spread across the walls, shelves hold a rainbow of colorfully packaged lotions and skincare products so patrons can keep up their skincare routines at home.
Looking to put a new spin on a classic family activity, the minds behind Glowgolf decided to give the game a phosphorescent update. Incandescent courses place friends and family amid a tropical-fantasy golf world of neon orange, green, and violet surroundings. Players putt luminous orbs through vibrant treasure chests and glimmering windmills while negotiating tricky obstacles near walls portraying black-light-lit aquatic scenes. With more than 20 locations spread over 10 states, Glowgolf's fluorescent labyrinths challenge human players and traveling gnomes.