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Historic Browning Mansion

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
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

More Details

Jerry Spangler
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 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?


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ogden in Weber County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 24
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5+
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Historic Browning Mansion
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 44 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described, and it was perfect for my family. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our needs. We came into town for our son's wedding; children and grandchildren flying in from around the country. There were 19 of us staying at the house with 4 more family members during one of the days. The wedding preparations, activities, and event kept us busy and away from the house most of the time during the days, but it was wonderful being able to all be in the same house during the morning hours as everyone was getting up and eating breakfast, and during the late night hours when we were to tired to do anything but set around and talk. We don't see each other enough :) And, there was plenty of room for the young grandchildren to run around and be together. We loved the older character of the house and the largeness of the rooms, especially the bedrooms. All the beds are wonderfully comfortable - again an important thing for people who were very tired at the end of each day.

The kitchen is wonderful - convection oven, Kitchen Aid Prof Mixer, lots of counter-space, (our daughter baked the 3-tired wedding cake in this kitchen) . . . stocked with more than enough utensils, pots and pans, dishes, etc for all of us to fix multiple options for breakfast before we headed out for each day's activities.

We never had time to use the hot tub, outdoor grill, or gas fire pit, but they were there and in good condition. There were lots of little things about renting this house that were special such as; LOTS of bath towels, 3 copies of the door keys, all kinds of spices and kitchen needs, plenty of toilet paper and paper towels, washer and dryer on site with laundry soap, plenty of parking on the street, secure back yard, nice neighborhood, dark window covers for sleeping, and a property manager who came over right away when we had a clogged drain problem.

There was only one down side; really low water pressure upstairs. Upstairs is where 2 of the 3 and 1 half baths are. And the two bathtubs upstairs really are only practical for baths. Taking a shower in either of them isn't practical due to water pressure and the way they are built . So - with 19 people, we had to take turns in the downstairs shower. Which was only an inconvenience, but would have been nice to know ahead of time.

Overall - this is a GREAT HOUSE and a WONDERFUL option for a large get together of families and/or friends in the Ogden Utah area. We would rent it again if the opportunity for all of us to return to Ogden occurs again.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ogden, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring Offseason
1 Apr 2017 - 15 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Offseason
15 Sep 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.35%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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
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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.


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