Logan Utah is a small city tucked into the northeast corner of the state near the borders of both Utah and Wyoming. It is in the Cache Valley, which comes from the French word meaning to hide. Fur trappers came here in the early nineteenth century and they would sometimes bury their caches of pelts for safekeeping while they went on about their hunting and trapping. The city was founded by Mormon settlers who came here in 1859 at the instruction of Brigham Young looking for a good location to build a cattle ranch. They named it for a local trapper, Ephraim Logan.
These settlers were industrious, building cabins, tabernacles, meeting houses, and other structures. One of the finest of the Logan Utah hotels is located in a historic meeting house built in 1869. This is the exclusive Providence Inn, one of the oldest buildings in the state and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Accommodations are in elegantly appointed rooms, suites, and cottages. A full gourmet breakfast is served, and the property is available for weddings and other special events. It's located at 10 South Main Street in the suburb of Providence, south of the city center.
Logan Utah is set up in a grid layout with its center being the junction of Main Street (running north and south) and Center Street (running east and west).
Most of the Logan Utah hotels are clustered along the junction of Main Street and Center Street area of the city, and this is also where you will find numerous historic buildings and landmarks. Here is the Logan Tabernacle, dating to 1864, and the LDS Temple, dedicated in 1884. This is only one of the many Mormon temples in the state, which also include the main temple located in Salt Lake City. There are a number of stately homes on the National Register of Historic Places are located along Center Street.
Other Logan Utah attractions include outdoor recreation in beautiful Cache National Forest. Here there is camping, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding amidst spectacular scenery. There is even skiing during the winter. Dams in Logan Canyon have created great places for swimming, many with sandy beaches. You can visit the city zoo or enjoy performances of the Utah Festival Opera. Come during the summer for the Summerfest Arts Faire held on Father's Day on the grounds of the Tabernacle or come during the autumn for fall foliage that rivals the New England "leaf peeping."
There are many choices for Logan Utah hotels and motels, vacation rentals and bed and breakfast inns. For the finest bed and breakfast inn, try the Seasons at the Riter Mansion at 168 North 100 East. It is set in a beautifully restored Goergian Manor built at the turn of the twentieth century. If you're visiting staff and students at Utah State University, you'll find a number of choices around the campus. You'll find reliable franchise names in the central part of the city, including Best Western, Quality Inn, Hampton Inn, and Springhill Suites by Marriott.