Wendover, Nevada is only about 1.5 hours from Salt Lake City. It is a great place to go for a quick getaway. The Peppermill Hotel & Casino is a fun casino to go and play the slots. I've never stayed overnight in the hotel, but I've eaten here and played in their casino many times. If you go during the weekdays, it isn't overly crowded and isn't quite so smoky. Their buffet is decent and the price is right.