Christmas Made to Order, Hallmark's latest showing in its Countdown to Christmas lineup, has some absolutely beautiful decor that looks straight out of a storybook.
Not only will the movie give you ideas to deck your halls just like Gretchen Hart (Alexa PenaVega), but it may also inspire you to visit the real spots where the flick was filmed: a few towns right outside outside Salt Lake City, Utah.
A Hallmark spokesperson tells CountryLiving.com that scenes were filmed in the Utah towns of Kaysville, Clearfield, Layton, Ogden, and Centerville. It's certainly no surprise that Hallmark chose the idyllic area to film this one—the beehive state is basically a winter wonderland!
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In the movie, professional holiday decorator Gretchen and architect Steven Brenner (Jonathan Bennett) begin with a work relationship and, of course, end up falling for one another. In one romantic scene, the two whip up some homemade apple cider at a cozy locale owned by Gretchen's aunt, called the Silverpine Inn. The actual hotel, the Alaskan Inn, is a charming getaway you'll definitely want to visit.
According to its website, though the "adults-only" spot is located in Utah, it's actually inspired by another snowy state. The bed and breakfast "reflects the deep wooded forests, snow-capped mountains, undisturbed wildlife, and stunning beauty that embodies Alaska," the site states. It adds that the "secluded and intimate boutique hotel is situated on the banks of the beautiful Ogden River, featuring 23 Alaskan-inspired themed suites and private cabins."
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Perhaps the most fitting—and tasty—part of the lodge is that every guest receives a complimentary bottle of cider and "signature" chocolates, which is reminiscent of the sweets and drinks Gretchen and Steven enjoy in the movie.
Take a little tour of the hotel—and take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle—and tune into Christmas Made to Order on Sunday, December 23 at 8 p.m. EST on Hallmark Channel.