Salt Lake City: A guide to short-term rentals

The urban center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is also a gateway to Utah’s exceptional skiing, with excellent restaurants and attractions. A short-term rental is the best way to explore all that the city has to offer.

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With short-term rentals in the city’s most exciting neighborhoods, Kasa offers comfortable and convenient accommodations no matter what brings you to Salt Lake City or where you need to go.

Discover Salt Lake City

After booking your short-term rental in Salt Lake City, here's everything you need to know for your trip.

The biggest city in Utah and the state’s capital, Salt Lake City is located next to Utah’s Great Salt Lake, a massive saltwater lake left over from an ancient era. The city has a population of 200,000, but the greater metro area has a population of 1.25 million. The seat of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City was settled by Mormons in the mid-nineteenth century.

Before the arrival of the Americans, the area was inhabited by a variety of Native American communities for thousands of years, including the Shoshone, who the Mormons encountered when they arrived, but whose numbers had already been diminished by an earlier outbreak of disease.

The Mormons had headed west into what was then Mexican territory in order to escape religious persecution, encountering great difficulties along the way. Brigham Young, the president of the church, chose the location of the settlement, saying he had seen it in a vision.

The city grew thanks to the arrival of more members of the church, as well as gold prospectors. The city was the only place in the American West to have African slavery, and it had a trade of enslaved Native Americans as well. The church and the U.S. government were in frequent conflict over polygamy. In 1857, President Buchanan sent soldiers to the Utah territory over the issue, initiating the Utah War. In 1890, the church left polygamy in the U.S. behind, and Utah was subsequently granted statehood in 1896.

Starting in the late 19th century, railroad travel brought waves upon waves of immigrants from Asia and Europe to the city. In the 20th century, the population of the surrounding towns and cities in the metro area began to swell. In 2002, Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics, and today the city is a thriving, modern metropolis with excellent restaurants, attractions, and entertainment. There are great short-term rental options near it all.