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Historic Browning Mansion

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:24
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 20-24)

Winner of the 2016 Utah Heritage Award for outstanding historic preservation, Browning House is a classic Arts and Crafts-period mansion restored to its 1911 elegance, located within the Eccles National Historic District. With rich hardwoods, stained glass and painted murals, this glorious house was originally built by the family of famed firearms inventor John Browning, and superb craftsmanship inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement is brimming throughout. Browning House features almost 6,000 square feet of indoor space and another 2,500 square feet of outdoor patios and decks, complete with a lush waterfall and fish pond. The house features six spacious bedrooms and 3.5 baths, a chef’s kitchen with all modern appliances, formal dining, a separate breakfast nook, and a workout room with commercial-grade treadmill, cycle and weights. For ultimate relaxation, enjoy our steam room and private hot-tub, or relax around the gas fire pit on our covered outdoor smoking deck. Or maybe you just want to enjoy the game on the 64-ich flat screen. Browning House is ideal for ski vacations and family reunions.

Browning House is situated on almost one-half acre with lush flowers, trees and gardens. There is plenty of room for outdoor yard games, or a patio party for up to 50. There is off-street parking for up to seven vehicles.

Browning House is more than a house. It is an unforgettable experience in historic charm, elegance and comfort, all wrapped in a blanket of historic authenticity. $250/night (ask us about discounted rates for says of 14 days or more).

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 24
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is an outdoor smoking patio, but smoking is not allowed inside Browning House under any condition....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed inside Browning House. An extra $300 cleaning fee is charged if pets are brought into the house. Furry friends are welcome in the fenced back yard but please pick up his/her droppings....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 20-24

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Browning House is only about a half mile from the shops, galleries, bars and restaurants that comprise Historic 25th Street. Hop the bus a half block away if you don't feel like driving....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Historic Eccles District sits at the base of the Wasatch Mountains that frame the city from sunrise to sunset....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Formal dining for eight, breakfast nook dining for four....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative cooling for the first two floors, ceiling fans in the basement....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The house features two eco-friendly gas-fireplaces...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill, exercise cycle, weights...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for seven cars, abundant on-street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Password protected wireless internet through Comcast....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Service ware for 20...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 20...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchen with newer stainless appliances and service ware for 20....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry is stocked with basic spices and cooking oils....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas cook top and convectional electric oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna


Write a review 4.7
from 46 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Offseason
Apr 1 - May 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,750 $4,500
Fall Offseason
Sep 15 - Nov 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,750 $4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,750 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12.35%

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Salt Lake City International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
800 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Puget Sound
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
El Monte
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Salt Lake City Union Station (Amtrac)
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 15
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Historic 25th Street
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Powder Mountain/Snow Basin
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Great Salt Lake (Antelope Island)

Car: Necessary

Also check out the Eccles Dinosaur Park, the Bear Lake Bird Refuge, Pineview Reservoir, Willard Bay, Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island State Park, and the dozens of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the foothills above Browning House.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Jerry and Donna Spangler have a long history of restoring historic homes in Ogden and Salt Lake City. They acquired Browning House in 2005, embarking upon a painstaking four-year renovation to return the grand mansion to its former glory. Jerry and Donna are both passionate about historic preservation, working closely with the state of Utah to preserve remnants of Utah’s past. Together, they are eager to share their love of Utah history, good wine and inspiring conversation.

Why the Owner Chose Ogden, UT, USA:
In addition to its unsurpassed beauty at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, Ogden boasts amazing history from fur trappers like Jim Bridger to bootleggers like Al Capone. Browning House is woven into the fabric of this local history.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Space, privacy, and charm. What more could you want?

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Grand Room/Game Room

    Grand Room/Game Room

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Entrance


  • Family-Entertainment Room

    Family-Entertainment Room

  • Chef's Kitchen

    Chef's Kitchen

  • Formal Dining

    Formal Dining

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Exterior View

    Exterior View

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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