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Historic Browning Mansion

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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).

Keywords: Mansion

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Jerry Spangler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Jerry Spangler

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.

Jerry Spangler purchased this house in 2005

Why Jerry Spangler chose Utah

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.

What makes this house unique

Space, privacy, and charm. What more could you want?


Ogden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5+
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5) , Double Beds (1). Sleep Sofa (2 queen sized) and or Futons (2) full-sized.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Historic Browning Mansion
average rating of 4.7173915 based on 46 reviews

Spacious and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

If you enjoy a bit of history, a space for socializing, but a space that lets you get off by yourself, all at the same time, this place if for you. You'll read other reviews highlighting bathrooms and internet.

We did not try internet upstairs or downstairs, sticking to the main floor. It worked flawlessly.

Bathrooms may be a bit of a challenge, but my wife confirmed the upstairs shower in the master is suitable and that the downstairs shower is, indeed, the best in the home.

The property owner communicated quickly and clearly, and was on site as we arrived to help us get settled in.

We're going to try other VRBOs in the area, but will likely come back to the Browning House at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Historic Browning Mansion while skiing at Snow Basin and Powder Mountain. The house is in a perfect location as it only took us 1/2 hour to get to the mountains.

Thinking the showers were going to be a problem based on the other reviews, we found them more of a minor issue, all were comfortable functioning during our stay.

The house was very comfortable, with great bedrooms. It was also perfect for our après ski enjoying large kitchen, rec room and hot tub.

I strongly recommend the house!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This house was Perfect! Everything was as we expected. Couldn't have been better. Thanks Jerry for all your efforts in our behalf. We hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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For our purposes it was great.

  • 5 of 5

We used the house for a family gathering and it worked great for ages 2 to 80. Sleeping arrangements were great and there were quiet places for naps and several different gathering spots for other groups. The water pressure was low, but we all adjusted. There were plenty of towels.

The place was very clean when we walked in.

The locations is easy to find and we found good parking.

Jerry was so easy to deal with both before and after.

We would go there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Spaces, Needs Bathroom Improvements

  • 4 of 5

We were in town for my daughters wedding on August 6th, we started with only two guests and peaked at a total of 9 friends and family, and entertained up to 20 on Sunday night. The house has lots of charm, with big bedrooms, great beds and pillows, large kitchen and gathering areas. The backyard well exceeded our expectations with several tables and green space for games and the kids.

It was in a great location, close to downtown, hiking trails, and most importantly our daughter.

We had plenty of room to host the bridesmaids lunch after they got their hair and nails done before the wedding.

Our host was very helpful in walking me through the process as it was our first time to use VRBO. He checked in with us before we arrived and checked when we got in to ensure we had everything. It was hot outside, but the house was very comfortable and at night was cool.

We only have two complaints and neither are deal killers. First, the WiFi did not work well in the upstairs area. Secondly, and most importantly there was only one truly usable shower in the entire house. The master has a full restroom, but just a bathtub and the second upstairs restroom had a very uncomfortable shower that would only work for a child as the headroom was uncomfortable for an adult. The "usable" shower was down in the basement and was very nice, but not convenient for the entire house. This was the only reason for not giving five stars.

The positives definitely outweigh the negatives and I would stay at this house again and highly recommend it to others that need a large house with lots of space.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get together

  • 4 of 5

House was fun. Pool table was a hit. Patio with tables made big meals easy and relaxing. Grill was great as well. Group of 11 adults and 7 kids and didn't feel like we were all over each other. Having the laundry with soap available came in handy.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Salt Lake City International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
800 Miles
Puget Sound
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
El Monte
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Salt Lake City Union Station (Amtrac)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 15
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Historic 25th Street
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Powder Mountain/Snow Basin
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Offseason
Apr 1 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Offseason
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.35%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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