I can’t say it enough, but sometimes I still am in awe of the beautiful state of Utah that we are lucky to call home! We are so lucky to have such gorgeous mountains and outdoor scenery just in our own backyard!
We love heading up to Park City for a little staycation getaway, especially in the winter! Whenever we can ski as a family, that is always a plus for me! You see, back in the day I worked at Deer Valley Resort teaching little kids ski lessons. I dreamed of the day when I could take my own little family on ski vacations and cozy up for a winter stay! I love when things come full circle, don’t you?!
For lodging on this trip we stay at a Wyndham Vacation Rental in Park City. We have stayed in the Colorado Wyndham Vacation rentals several times, but this was our first stay in our home state of Utah! They have several locations in Park City perfect for a winter or summer getaway in one of our favorite ski towns! Wyndham Vacation Rentals market and manage each unit on behalf of the owner, and have several ski destination vacation rentals in the U.S. in places like: Whistler, British Columbia; Steamboat Springs; and several in Colorado like Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver, Keystone, and of course Park City. Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers unique vacation experiences ranging from beachfront condos and private homes in Northwest Florida Beaches to slopeside chalets in Vail and modern oases in Palm Springs. Many properties offer kitchens, washers and dryers and other home-like conveniences along with maid service, spas, fitness centers, and golf courses.
We loved the real wood burning fire place in our Park City unit that offered a cozy home feeling after a long day on the slopes! We also always love having the extra space a Wyndham Vacation rentals offers with a full kitchen, extra bathroom for the kids! I love being able to have the option of making meals for the family, especially a breakfast before heading out for a long day. It’s always nice to have the comforts of home while away!
Winter Destination Vacations are my favorite kind of vacation, and staying in a Vacation Rental for a Winter Destination is the way to go! A winter weather destination is the type of vacation that you will want to come “home” to a familiar place where you can cozy up by a nice warm fire, and enjoy that time recoup from the activities and weather from the day, and rejuvenate. Having the amenities of a hotel, but the conveniences of a Vacation Rental is the way to go on a Winter Vacation Destination in my opinion!
Like I said, Deer Valley Resort has a special place in my heart from my years of working there back in college! It was so fun to be there during the 2002 Olympics! Such fun energy… and, I just dated myself big time! Ha! But, really, there is no other resort in Utah like Deer Valley! We dropped our kids at Ski school one of the days so that mom and dad could get some quality ski time together, and the kids could continue learning and improving. They love Deer Valley Ski School, spending the day on the mountain with their super fun instructors, having lunch there, hot cocoa breaks. I love seeing them get comfortable on their own on the mountain and learn to be independent! If you are looking for a great place to go to bring your kids to ski school and learn how to ski, Deer Valley is one of the best! Like I said, I worked in their ski school years ago, and had an insider look at their amazingly run program, and it’s only gotten better and better since I worked there all those years ago!
One of the highlights of our time up in Park City was spending some time at the Montage Deer Valley. I went in for a massage at the end of long ski day, and it was just what the doctor ordered for this tired mama! I went away feeling rejuvenated! And, the Spa at the Montage Deer Valley is by far the nicest spa I have ever stepped foot in! The most gorgeous tranquil rooms, sauna, hot tub and indoor pool to use. I am already thinking how fun it would be to have a spa day there with some girlfriends. My husband and I even went in for a couples massage last summer for our 15th wedding anniversary and he can’t wait to go back, so that is saying a lot!
We also tried a new to us restaurant at the Montage Deer Valley called the Apex Restaurant! It is a prime steak house that offers a unique menu and was also very kid friendly! The kids loved their food, and Norah said she felt like a princess with their top service of pulling and pushing in your chair for you, and always on top of making sure your napkin was gently folded. They really went out of their way to make sure every need was taken care of.
And, I haven’t even talked about their food yet! So many amazing choices, from beautifully presented appetizers to desserts! I think their steaks are their shining dish as it is a steak house, but I have to also mention the life altering homemade fresh bread they brought out with homemade butters with sea salt. It was amazing! Definitely a go-to spot, especially for us locals! Can’t wait to head back for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary! Love having such nice restaurants options nearby.
Did you know there is an indoor bowling alley at the Montage Deer Valley? Talk about the nicest bowling alley I have ever laid eyes on! We had some fun family times at the Daly’s Pub and Rec, including their arcade area as well! Such a fun place to hang out with the kids!
No matter how many times we go to Park City, we are always wanting more! With it being such a short drive from our home, we feel so lucky to get to explore the area more and more, discover new places, things to do (winter hiking! So fun!), new restaurants (we also loved the new hot spot Five5eed for brunch), there is always something for us to do there!
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Don’t you worry Park City, we will be back again real soon!