Photo courtesy of Log Haven

The name Log Haven often instills a sense of wildnerness beauty and romantic ambience. Set in the Wasatch National Forest, it's no wonder the Dining Awards-winning restaurant is a hotspot for weddings and parties. But few know this 90-year-old log mansion has some spooky secrets.

This Halloween, Log Haven transforms into the ghostly "Haunted" Haven.

Over the years, Log Haven staff have witnessed ghostly visitors. Some frequent apparitions include L.F. Rains, Log Haven's founder, as well as a chef dressed in full attire, a tall bearded man wearing a top hat, and a child and woman in vintage clothing. A server, who wishes to remain anonymous, reports getting a wedgie from one of these phantoms.

In light of its haunted history, Haunted Haven will present a three-day festival of "delights from the dark side." From Oct. 29–31, prepare to be frightened and delighted as you explore Chef “Dracula Dave” Jones’  à la carte menu, including Jack O Lantern soup, roasted in Hell pumpkin seeds ; Killer Cellared Natural NY Steak with Anti–Vampire Potatoes and Bloody Red Wine–Fungus Swamp Sauce;  and  Blood Orange Sorbet and Boonilla Ice Cream on pressed Chocolate Ants. The regular menu will also be offered. Creepy Cocktails include the Zombie (made with two kinds of rum and Absinthe) and the Dark Spirit (vodka, Godiva liqueur).

Diners will be entertained by more than just their food. Log Haven mystics Margo Provost and Faith Sweeten will conduct complimentary Tarot card readings (reservations recommended), and the Winter Conservancy will feature the classic silent film Nosferatu the Vampire each evening. Before you depart, don't forget to participate in the drawing for a Dinner for Two.

Guests are encouraged to come costumed as their favorite ghoul or spirit. For more info on the Haunted Haven visit their blog. To make a reservation, call 801-272-8255 or visit