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Stunning Urban Chic Loft in Heart of Downtown Salt Lake City

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This amazing executive loft condo sits on the third floor of a 100 year old converted warehouse, and has just received a $35,000 makeover by one of SLC’s top interior designers. Picture having an upscale SOHO Loft in Downtown Salt Lake City.

The location of this condo is ideal for a traveling executive, or couple looking for a romantic getaway. Located just 8 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, the condo is within ½ block from the Gateway Shopping Center (tons of shopping, nightlife, entertainment, people watching, movies...), walking distance to the Salt Palace Convention Center, Temple Square, Energy Solutions Arena, Downtown Farmers Market, and all of the Business/Financial areas that make up Downtown SLC!!!

The condo is also a very short walk to Trax for easy access to the U of U, and the rest of the Salt Lake Valley. If skiing or snowboarding are your thing, you will be within 35 minutes of Park City/Deer Valley, and 5 other world class ski resorts.

This stunning Urban-Chic loft has just gone through a 12 month makeover by one of SLC's most sought after designers. Everything from the custom local artwork, to the exotic fabrics and wall-coverings, to the 52' 1080p LCD TV with Blu Ray player have been carefully thought out, making this a fantastic destination while vacationing in fabulous Salt Lake City.

I also have access to other lofts in the building. If you don't see availability on my calendar let me know and I may be able help accommodate.

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Jennifer Thornton
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Jennifer Thornton

Gary and Alli Thornton both grew up in Orem, Utah. While Alli attended BYU, Gary graduated with a business degree from the U of U. Alli has been a professional dancer/choreographer for years, and currently owns a nationally recognized dance studio in Orem, UT called The Dance Club. Gary is the boring one. He owns and insurance agency, and also works for an HR/Payroll company. The couple have 2 kids, and currently live in Highland, UT.

Jennifer Thornton purchased this condo in 2008

Why Jennifer Thornton chose Rio Grande

As a young married couple attending the University of Utah, we fell in love with downtown Salt Lake City, and always talked about being able to buy a little 'Urban Cabin' one day in the center of SLC. In 2008, we were fortunate enough to find this beautiful little condo, and have absolutely loved it. Whenever we are looking for a little escape from Suburbia, it's nice to be able to head to the 'Big City' for a couple of days. We love being within walking distance to all of the arts, restaurants, and entertainment in SLC.

What makes this condo unique

Our building sits in what is called the Warehouse District of SLC. The building is over 100 years old, and is the original home of an old toy manufacturer. The building was converted to condos in the 1990's but retained much of the original architecture. The exposed brick and beams make it one of the most unique condo buildings in SLC. We literally searched every condo project in SLC before we settled on this building. It's so unique. We just love it. You can't beat the location either. We are literally walking distance to everything in downtown SLC.


Rio Grande Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Blu Ray Player, Hair Dryer, Iron, Coffee Maker, Toaster


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Urban Chic Loft in Heart of Downtown Salt Lake City
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews

Spacious & great area

  • 5 of 5

The space was exactly as described and perfect for our trip. The location was wonderful with a great Mexican restaurant and a cute breakfast eatery nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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South Lyon

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for us to stay in while visiting our son. This had to be one of the most comfortable places we have ever stayed in through HomeAway. We instantly felt right at home. We were able to walk to some of our favorite eateries, the Gateway Mall and City Creek Center. We will definitely stay here the next time we are in SLC.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Ankeny, IA

Wonderful place in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place if you are going to be spending time in downtown. It is within walking distance of a number of great downtown attractions. The condo is very clean and well equipped with the basic necessities for someone traveling from out of town. I will definitely consider this place for my next visit. Also, the owner responds to all questions in a very timely manner.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice but wish I'd known more before renting

  • 3 of 5

The condo itself is beautiful. It is nicely furnished and the bed is comfortable. Shower is a bit tight but the water pressure is excellent.

I decided to rent this condo rather than stay at the Hillton because I thought, for the same money, why not get an entire condo? One review even said there were mountain views, so I assumed there was a patio with a view of the mountains in the background.

The windows had been cracked or something and I did get a message from Jen that they were going to be replaced which might interfere with my checkin. However, when I arrived, the windows had masking tape on them and there was no patio, just a view of an alley and a patio on the ground floor.

Another thing I was warned about was the elevators being down. When I arrived, they were still not in working condition (although they were fixed before I left). For a third floor condo in high altitude, that was no fun.

Be sure to bring coffee! There is a coffee shop downstairs with wifi but there was no coffee or other hotel-like niceties (shampoo, lotion, bottled water, etc) provided with the rental. The fridge does have cold filtered water so that was good. There were also lots of spices in case you were cooking.

And one of the most important things that nobody mentioned - there is a homeless shelter about 2 blocks away. There were often homeless people standing right near the walk-in gate which made me nervous (I was traveling alone) and a few times they asked for spare change. They were not aggressive or anything like that, but it's something to be careful of, particularly at night.

A tip for those using Uber or taxis - be sure to use the address for Finca (the restaurant on the ground floor) because anytime I used the actual address it took the drivers to the next street over.

If you are traveling with one or more people and plan to spend a lot of time in your room (or reheating leftovers from the great restaurants nearby), then this would be an awesome place to stay. Otherwise, you're better off getting a nearby hotel (there are several) for safety reasons.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doylestown pa.

Great location, good bed and kitchen, we'll be back

  • 4 of 5

Well decorated, secure, well located around corner from best coffee in SLC ' Rose...!, we liked it very much !

Kitchen well equipped and modern.

Minor negatives .. Little dusty as Windows need weatherstrip, and bathroom a little tight. Excellent shower and hot water.

If five star is Monaco hotel, this is a ample roomed Fourstar.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach

Downtown luxury

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this beautiful condo for a couple of weeks and loved it. Completely remodeled and extremely comfortable. The location is awesome as there are many great restaurants within a couple of blocks. Whatever you do make sure you eat at Valters which is three blocks away. Just voted top 50 in the United States. Jen made everything very easy to check in and out. Overall great experience..

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Salt Lake International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Squatters, Red Rock
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wingpoint, Rose Park, Eaglewood, Bountiful Ridge
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
UTA Trax Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 15
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Too Many to List
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Brighton, Solitude, Alta, Snowbird, Park City
Car: recommended

8 Minutes from the Airport in Downtown Salt Lake City

Other Activities: Rock climbing, Shopping, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.6%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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