Seeing Stars in Ogden

Compass Rose Lodge

opened in January, the Compass Rose Lodge, Ogden’s newest hotel, has an amenity you never see listed in travel guides. Forget Magic Fingers, in-room WiFi and fancy spas. This small (15-room) boutique is one of two hotels in the country built around a high-tech telescope—part of Huntsville Astronomic and Lunar Observatory. Guests can explore Ogden Valley’s nearby International Dark-Sky Park in great detail, see the rings of Saturn or Jupiter’s Galilean Moons and other spectacular deep-sky objects including galaxies, nebulae and globular clusters invisible to the naked eye. Visitors can even take a snapshot of the galaxy home with them.

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