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Historic Browning Mansion

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 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. 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, and a separate breakfast nook. For ultimate relaxation, enjoy our steam room and private hot-tub, or relax on our covered outdoor smoking deck. Or maybe you just want to enjoy the game on the 64-inch flat screen. Browning Mansion is ideal for ski vacations, Weddings, family reunions or any special occasions.

Browning Mansion 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. $300/night (ask us about discounted rates for says of 14 days or more).

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Gary Simon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Gary Simon

Gary was born and raised in San Diego, CA until fourth grade when he moved 100 miles north with his family to Hacienda Heights, CA where he completed his prep schooling. He attended San Diego State University 1972-1978 and graduated with a (lot of) B.S. in Business, Finance, Real estate and Masters in adult education (almost, thesis pending, don’t hold your breath).

He worked as an independent Realtor and community college instructor in San Diego 1978-82 and had all the real estate he could eat before hiring on at Edwards AFB as the base Real Estate and Cultural Resource Manager. In 1986 he moved with wife and two sons to Osan Air Base, South Korea to become the Seventh Air Force Logistics Plans Officer where Lt. Gen Rogers rewarded him with an orientation flight on the F-16D fighting falcon, best adventure ride you’ll ever get! During his time at Osan Gary became a founding member of the South Korean ski Patrol and the founder and Grand Master of the Osan Bulgogi Hash House Harriers and Harriettes (H4), a 7th Generation kennel from Mother Hash (a drinking club with a running problem). During the 90’s also founded the ecstasy H4 which he led to run biennially at 5 consecutive interhashes in the Philipines, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Greece, Island of Rhodes, Indonesia, Tasmania .

In 1990 Gary returned to San Diego to work for NAVFAC Southwest as a civilian SeaBee working alternatively in Real Estate, Community planning, environmental restoration and planning, construction and renewable energy. At this same time he was a member of the Bear Mt ski Patrol and the Association of Professional Patrollers.

Gary retired from DoD civil service in 2012 and began splitting his time between Sailing, boating, surfing in San Diego and ski patrolling at Powder Mt in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains to enjoy “the greatest snow on earth.” He bought the Browning Mansion in May 2017 and looks forward to sharing his experience there with his guests.

He has a son/3 grandbabes

Gary Simon purchased this house in 2017

Why Gary Simon 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. The mansion was obviously built to the highest standards of the time during the Uber rich robber barons era. It's incredible beauty begins with it's setting in a neighborhood among dozens of other historic Mansions. the From the curb the mansion is a fine example of the Frank Lloyd Wright era of Prairie and craftsman style architecture. From the front porch there are incredible views of the nearby majestic Wasatch mountains. The grand entry gallery showcases the wooden staircase, grand salon and elegant dining room. Swing through the bulter's dining room door to find the large gourmet kitchen which was re-built during the ownership of one of Ogdens most prominent mid-century Restaurateurs, Milton Berlin. Stroll through the kitchen and pass through the breakfast nook over looking the bsckyard and into the large billard/game room also added by Berlin. Open the french doors enter the covered back porch overlooking the large but secluded backyard enclosed all around by a 8' metal wall containing a waterfall fountain cascading into the coy pond, hot tub, propane fire pit and Barbecue 2500 SF of concrete patio with seating for 30 at 4 umbrella table for outdoor entertaining. back in the grand entry gallery, float up the elegant staircase to discover yet another large gallery providing access to 4 large bedrooms sharing 2 full baths on the second floor. Complete your tour by finding the hidden basement stairway off of the butlers pantry/laundry porch to access the the 3 sleeping rooms and huge bathroom with steam shower. Be sure to ask if there is something more we could provide to make your stay even more enjoyable. It's our mission to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for all of your guests.


Ogden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Historic Browning Mansion
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 48 reviews

Great place for a large family event

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the variety of large rooms for family to gather and interact. The fish pond, hot tub, large patio and enclosed yard is terrific.

The only downside is the location. Be aware this is a very old building that has been remodeled many times.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roundup, MT

Clean, well stocked, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We found The Browning Mansion perfect for our family get-together. We had a large group and everyone fit in the house perfectly. The kitchen was large, clean, and well stocked with dishes, spices, etc.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Salt Lake City International
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
800 Miles
Puget Sound
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
El Monte
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Ogden transit center
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 15
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Thai Curry Kitchen
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Powder Mountain/Snow Basin
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Pineview Reservoir
Car: necessary

Also check out the Eccles Dinosaur Park, the Bear Ogden Riverwalk/bike path, 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

Ogden House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Offseason
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.35%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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