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If you’re planning your Park City summer vacation, we are so excited to welcome you to our mountain town. We have a plethora of wonderful mountain activities that might be overwhelming to navigate on your own. Well, have no fear, as that’s why we have a concierge team that is dedicated to creating a unique experience of a lifetime for you. Below we’ve shared a sample itinerary of what an epic couple of days in Park City could look like. We hope this helps get the ideas and the excitement flowing!

DAY 1

GET INDOCTRINATED INTO THE WESTERN LIFESTYLE WITH A 2 HOUR MOUNTAIN HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE TO START YOUR TRIP OFF RIGHT!

Once settled in your Abode enjoy your first day in Park City with some adventure and one of the best views in town! Follow your guide through a lush, forested mountain trail to a stunning overlook of the Jordanelle Reservoir. You will ride through beautiful alpine meadows, aspen groves, and pine trees while enjoying breathtaking views. This ride is great for the whole family yet also keeps the experienced rider satisfied.

After your afternoon of riding in the fresh air, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. Enjoy a meal over at the High West Saloon. Grab a table under the stars, and sip on a whiskey flight highlighting their award-winning bourbons and ryes, and dine on their delicious Western fair.

DAY 2

GET YOUR FEET WET WITH A GUIDED HALF DAY FLY FISHING TOUR THIS PARK CITY SUMMER

Today you’ll be starting the day on the earlier side with a guided half-day fly fishing lesson, as we all know the early bird gets the worm aka fish! If you are staying at one of our Abodes near Main Street, grab a delicious coffee to go from Harvest or Atticus and prepare for a fun day on the river. We’re lucky here in Park City as we have one of the United States’ great “blue-ribbon”  fishing rivers nearby – The Provo. With such a quality river only minutes away, all you’ll need is a smile on your face and a skilled fishing guide to help your catch all the fish and create memories of a lifetime.

When you arrive back at your Abode take a moment to put your feet up and enjoy some quiet time before heading to lunch at Fiveseeds. This trendy spot has a great outdoor dining area with picnic tables to soak up that summer air. At FiveSeeds you’ll find great coffee, and great food as their menu is full of nourishing flavorful dishes that are crafted from the best in local, seasonal produce, with a definitive nod to the famed Australian foodie culture from where the owners hail. Satiate your appetite with their Fried Chicken Sando with crumbed chicken breast, Calabrian chili aioli, housemade dill pickles, and cabbage slaw which is to die for!

DAY 3

ENJOY THE TRAILS FROM TWO WHEELS ON A GUIDED MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR

On day 3 head out on Park City’s world-famous mountain biking trails. Take a local mountain biking tour from an outfitter like White Pine Touring that can be customized to meet the needs of riders of all ability levels. Whether you’re working around time constraints, or simply want a taste of what Park City’s single-track has to offer, this tour is for you. Make no mistake, three hours is plenty of time for a complete mountain bike experience; which can be as leisurely or intense as you like. We suggest starting on the earlier side as it does get quite hot in the summertime here.

In the afternoon take a relaxing chair lift ride on the Town Lift and explore the trails of Park City Mountain. Meander through aspen groves and take in the views of our lush mountains. At the bottom of the Town Lift, you’ll find the charming Bridge Cafe. Grab a happy hour caipirinha at this Brazillian/American spot to cheers an amazing day 3 in Park City.

For dinner enjoy a delicious sushi dinner at Yuki Yama. Yuki Yama offers the freshest seasonal fish flown in from around the world. A contemporary mix of Japanese-inspired cuisine, featuring the best seasonal ingredients that are designed to encourage sampling and sharing at the table. Yuki Yama’s menu consists of both traditional Japanese sushi and noodle dishes, as well as more creative, modern sashimi plates and hot dishes.

DAY 4

RELAX AND REJUVENATE WITH A PRIVATE 90 MINUTE MASSAGE

End your trip with some well-needed R&R. Get pampered with a personal massage in the comfort of your Abode. Skilled, licensed professionals will arrive at your door with everything needed for a relaxing experience. This is a great way to relax, de-stress and detoxify your body, in addition to rubbing down sore muscles after a long week of physical activity in the mountains.


We hope this sample itinerary gave you some ideas on what’s available in Park City and how to structure your days when you are visiting. Please feel free to reach out and get in touch with one of our Abode concierges to help build an amazing trip where you’ll live your story for years to come.

As ski season comes to an end (April 11th is Closing Day for Park City and Deer Valley) and the world begins to open up from the pandemic we are looking ahead to a Park City summer vacation in 2021!We can start the Spring/Summer season with great news! Summit County Health Department announced on April 8th, 2021 that after carefully reviewing metrics, Summit County will not extend a mask mandate following the expiration of the statewide mandate at 11:59 PM on April 9. Many private businesses in Summit County may continue to require masks for patrons. County officials ask that residents and visitors respect and comply with these requirements. Certainly, the public is encouraged to continue health measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Read more about it here. There had not been major new events added yet to the calendar, but we are excited to see what is going to happened! Of course, we still have a couple of months to prepare with mud season on the horizon, but we wanted to share with you some of our favorite homes that are perfect for all things summer fun and the resurgence and welcome back of exciting events and activities that are being scheduled for the 2021 summer season.

START PLANNING YOUR NEXT PARK CITY SUMMER VACATION!

Now more than ever we all need to be outdoors, enjoying the fresh air of the mountains and the peace of the solitude, and making up for lost time! When you come down the mountain, get safely submerged in the many social activities planned for this summer! We’re so ready to welcome back events & activities scheduled for the 2021 summer season – and all things Summer Fun! – but most of all, we’re thrilled to be welcoming YOU back this summer to our favorite Abodes!

Officially, a string of important events has secured dates in 2021. They include the Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 4, and the Miners Day celebration on September 6th. Both events were canceled in 2020.

August 6 – 8, 2021 – The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is not only one of the top ranked art festivals in the country and Kimball Art Center’s largest fundraiser. This three-day event allows them to continue, and further, their mission of providing arts access, education, engagement and experience to everyone, all year long! Join them on our beautiful Park City’s Historic Main Street.

May 19, 2021 – The lovely Park City Farmer’s Market grand opening, you can not miss it!

June 6 – September 26,2021 | Every Sunday – You can find The Park Silly Sunday Market, also hosted on Main Street (excluding July 25th, August 1st and August 8th), showcasing eco-friendly, open-air markets, street festival environment, vendors featuring unique and eclectic arts and crafts, live music, delicious gourmet food, fresh produce from local farmers, and their amazing beer garden and famous Bloody Mary bar.

July 2 – August 7, 2021 –  Deer Valley Music Festival takes place at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains.

July 19 – 24, 2021 – The Triple Crown Sports Baseball World Series hostess 5-game guarantee with the 9u & 12u divisions.

Our always around lacrosse tournament known as the Ski Town Shoot Out happens on June 4 – 5, 2021. We are still waiting for new events dates confirmations like the colorful and beautiful hot air balloon festival, Autumn Aloft, the fun plays at the Egyptian Theatre, and many more.

And as always our mountains will be open for all outdoor activities like Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Dining Al Fresco, and more! You will be able to find more information about it here.

 

BOOK ONE OF OUR FEATURED ABODES FOR YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURE TO PARK CITY

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LOOKING FORWARD TO SUMMER FUN IN 2021!

As ski season comes to an end (April 11th is Closing Day for Park City and Deer Valley) and the world begins to open up from the pandemic we are looking ahead to summer in Park City with excitement!

We can start the Spring/Summer season with great news!

Summit County Health Department announced on April 8th, 2021 that after carefully reviewing metrics, Summit County will not extend a mask mandate following the expiration of the statewide mandate at 11:59 PM on April 9. Many private businesses in Summit County may continue to require masks for patrons. County officials ask that residents and visitors respect and comply with these requirements. Certainly, the public is encouraged to continue health measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Read more about it here.

There had not been major new events added yet to the calendar, but we are excited to see what is going to happened! Of course, we still have a couple of months to prepare with mud season on the horizon, but we wanted to share with you some of our favorite homes that are perfect for all things summer fun and the resurgence and welcome back of exciting events and activities that are being scheduled for the 2021 summer season.

 

START PLANNING YOUR NEXT PARK CITY SUMMER ADVENTURE!

Now more than ever we all need to be outdoors, enjoying the fresh air of the mountains and the peace of the solitude, and making up for lost time! When you come down the mountain, get safely submerged in the many social activities planned for this summer! We’re so ready to welcome back events & activities scheduled for the 2021 summer season – and all things Summer Fun! – but most of all, we’re thrilled to be welcoming YOU back this summer to our favorite Park City rentals!

Officially, a string of important events has secured dates in 2021. They include the Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 4, and the Miners Day celebration on September 6th. Both events were canceled in 2020.

August 6 – 8, 2021 – The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is not only one of the top ranked art festivals in the country and Kimball Art Center’s largest fundraiser. This three-day event allows them to continue, and further, their mission of providing arts access, education, engagement and experience to everyone, all year long! Join them on our beautiful Park City’s Historic Main Street.

May 19, 2021 – The lovely Park City Farmer’s Market grand opening, you can not miss it!

June 6 – September 26,2021 | Every Sunday – You can find The Park Silly Sunday Market, also hosted on Main Street (excluding July 25th, August 1st and August 8th), showcasing eco-friendly, open-air markets, street festival environment, vendors featuring unique and eclectic arts and crafts, live music, delicious gourmet food, fresh produce from local farmers, and their amazing beer garden and famous Bloody Mary bar.

July 2 – August 7, 2021 –  Deer Valley Music Festival takes place at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains.

July 19 – 24, 2021 – The Triple Crown Sports Baseball World Series hostess 5-game guarantee with the 9u & 12u divisions.

Our always around lacrosse tournament known as the Ski Town Shoot Out happens on June 4 – 5, 2021. We are still waiting for new events dates confirmations like the colorful and beautiful hot air balloon festival, Autumn Aloft, the fun plays at the Egyptian Theatre, and many more.

And as always our mountains will be open for all outdoor activities like Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Dining Al Fresco, and more! You will be able to find more information about it here.

 

BOOK ONE OF OUR FEATURED ABODES FOR SUMMER IN PARK CITY

WARM TEMPS, COLD BEER – SPRING SKIING IS HERE!

It’s March, and Spring is right around the corner. Days have already started to get longer and warmer, and Mother Nature has graced us with a couple of Spring storms that continue to refresh the slopes. Yet there is nothing quite like a spring day in the mountains. A bluebird sky, warm temps, corn snow, and a deck with views for an apres cocktail make Park City spring season in the mountains one of our favorite times of the year.

TO ENJOY SPRING IN PARK CITY HEAD ON OVER TO THESE LOCATIONS FOR WARM TEMPS AND COLD BEERS:

THE BRIDGE CAFE AND GRILL AT THE TOWN LIFT

When you ski Quittin’ Time, it’s drinking time. This run takes you all the way to Historic Main Street and dead ends at the Brazilian-American Bridge Cafe & Grill. Located next to Park City’s Town Lift, this restaurant boasts a spectacularly sunny patio overlooking the slopes, adjacent to Main’s hustle and bustle. Sip the signature Brazilian Caipirinha, Bridge Mojito, or keep it basic with a Utah craft beer.

HIGH WEST DISTILLERY AT HISTORIC PARK CITY

When the ski lifts stop spinning, you’ll find skis and snowboards lined up outside High West, the world’s first and only ski-in, gastro-distillery. Belly up to the bar for inventive cocktails crafted with Utah-distilled whiskey and vodka. And if you’ve grown tired of Old Fashioneds and Moscow Mules, order originals like the coffee-beet-whiskey-infused Boomtown or the bourbon-gin-matcha-mint-flavored Mordecai. On spring days, ditch the dimly lit, crowded interior and take your drinks fireside on the outdoor, front patio.

RIME RAW BAR AT DEER VALLEY

Located at the top of Deer Valley’s Jordanelle Gondola in a refurbished cabin, RIME’s Oyster Happy Hour makes 2:00-3:00 p.m. prime time. Get oysters on the half-shell for $2.50 and pair them with bubbles, brews, or wine. If oysters aren’t your jam, try the wicked good lobster rolls and chowder, just like they make them back East! Open Thursday-Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

UMBRELLA BAR AT CANYONS VILLAGE

Catch all the action at Umbrella Bar in Canyon’s Village, which ditches its windows and lowers its canopy come warmer weather. Find the usual suspects of craft and domestic beer on tap or choose a spiked seltzer to keep it bubbly with a buzz.

NO NAME SALOON AT PARK CITY MAIN STREET

This Main Street landmark may have no name, but it’s arguably Park City’s most popular and raucous bar, and the place to hobnob after hours. Here, buffalo burgers take center stage, but bison meat also stars on the hearty nacho plate. Skip imbibing and dining amidst TVs and taxidermy-bedecked walls and climb the stairs to the heated rooftop patio, where Main Street views await.

THE CORNER STORE AT PARK CITY MOUNTAIN

Serving up a local’s favorite après scene at Park City Mountain Resort for over 30 years, the revitalized Corner Store is the best (and family-friendly) place at the base for brews, burgers, and live music. Offering a full bar and a huge, outdoor patio, you can jam to live local tunes and dine on classic American fare.

ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY CHAMPAGNE SABERING

Staying at Deer Valley long past last chair? Take the funicular to the St. Regis Mountain Terrace and toast sundown with a free glass of bubbly. Each winter night when the clock strikes 5:30, a bartender narrates the Napoleonic roots of champagne sabering, strikes one across a sealed bottle, and pours a round for the whole patio. As the night cools, stay cozy under heaters and sip on the hotel’s signature Bloody Mary, a wasabi celery foam-topped concoction you’ll find only at the St. Regis Deer Valley.

 APRÈS LOUNGE AT MONTAGE DEER VALLEY

Champagne is the new beer for après-sipping, and you’ll find iconic Veuve Clicquot at the Montage’s Après Lounge. Step inside the bright yellow, slopeside yurt to drink bubbly paired with gourmet bites of caviar, cheese, and charcuterie. Then, kick up your ski boots and lounge on the plush couches, or take it outdoors to recline in Adirondack chairs and take in the Deer Valley views.

AND BROWSE OUR PORTFOLIO OR EXPLORE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE APRÈS-READY ABODES!

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PLANNING THE PERFECT ROMANTIC PARK CITY GETAWAY

Park City is undeniably a city of romance. How could it not be with the twinkly lights of Historic Main Street and the crisp blanket of new snow on top of the Wasatch? Escape with your sweetheart for a romantic Park City getaway or celebrate a budding relationship, friendship, valentine, (or even family reunion) in Park City for an intimate winter getaway.

INSPIRATION TO MAKE YOUR VALENTINE’S GETAWAY EVEN MORE SPECIAL:

A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE INTIMATE ABODES FOR YOUR NEXT ROMANTIC GETAWAY!:

Whether your Valentine’s Day plans call for a much-needed night out or a cozy night in, you’ll find offerings for every occasion. Valentine’s-themed craft cocktail experiences, mouthwatering cuts of savory beef, fresh seafood entrees, and decadent sweets fill menus to love this holiday:

ALPINE PIE BAR

Located in the basement level of 350 Main Street, Alpine Distilling’s famous Pie Bar is now offering their Lily Lake Gin in a series of pink cocktails for Valentine’s Day. While supplies last, a special Gin Aroma game and a bottle of Lily Lake gin will be available at a special bundle price out of both retail spaces – Alpine Pie Bar at 350 Main Street, and Alpine Distilling at 7132 Silver Creek Road.

DEER VALLEY BAKERY

Enjoy house made sweet treats to-go including chocolate peanut butter cake, red velvet cake, chocolate or vanilla cupcakes, heart-shaped sugar cookies, and chocolate covered strawberries and macarons. Place orders on diningtogo.deervalley.com before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. Orders can be picked up at the Deer Valley Grocery~Café on Sunday, Feb. 14, before 3:30 p.m.

DEER VALLEY SEAFOOD DINING

For a memorable Valentine’s Day, enjoy favorites from Deer Valley’s acclaimed Seafood Dining restaurant prepared to-go such as Old Bay poached peel-and-eat wild Mexican shrimp, Alaskan king and snow crab, Hawaiian tuna poke, lobster and corn chowder, honey soy glazed king salmon, lobster mac and cheese, butter and herb crusted Wagyu sirloin roast, Applewood smoked St. Louis-style ribs, butternut squash almandine, roasted garlic and boursin mashed potatoes, Deer Valley carrot cake and cheesecake.

Place orders online at diningtogo.deervalley.com until 5 p.m. the day prior to pick-up. Pick-up times are between 4 and 6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. The Seafood Dining pick-up location is at Snow Park Lodge, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City. Proceed to the host stand just inside the main restaurant doors. For assistance, call 435-645-6632.

CULINARY CRAFTS

Indulge in a delicious romantic dinner while you enjoy the view of the Park City mountains and Historic Main Street from our heated rooftop terrace or indoor gallery. This exclusive experience is available only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Valentine’s Day weekend.

Dining options:

GRUB STEAK

Enjoy a 3-course Valentine’s Day meal beginning with a choice of baby romaine Caesar salad, wild rice and mushroom soup or house salad. Dive into the main course of grilled salmon with crab meat and asparagus topped with hollandaise, paired with a side. Finish with any dessert from Grub Steak’s indulgent dessert tray. $52.75 per person.

HEARTH AND HILL

Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with Hearth and Hill’s dine-in and take-out specials available Friday, Feb. 12 – Sun, Feb. 14. Reservations for dine-in and take-out options are available online or by calling the restaurant at 435-200-8840.

Take-out for 2: $150

Dine-In:

POWDER AT WALDORF ASTORIA PARK CITY

Begin a 3-course Valentine’s Day meal with the choice of West Coast oysters, Wagyu bavette tataki, or creamy roasted cauliflower velouté. Pause with Champagne before heading into the main course of pan seared Atlantic halibut, grilled California quail, herb marinated filet mignon or tagliatelle pasta. Close out the meal with passion fruit mousse. $120 per person.

RIVERHORSE ON MAIN

Indulge in a Valentine’s Day prix fixe 5-course dinner with optional wine pairing choices that can be purchased that evening. Guests may book a time of their choosing beginning at 5 p.m. by visiting https://www.riverhorseparkcity.com/reservations or the Resy app, selecting Feb. 14, and purchasing their tickets. $175 per person + tax and service charge, not including alcohol.

TIMBERS RESTAURANT AT SHERATON PARK CITY

Savor a special prix fixe menu at Sheraton Park City from Thursday, Feb. 11 – Sunday, Feb. 14. Choose from numerous sides and appetizers, soup or salad, hearty entrees like beef short rib wellington, baked salmon, chicken burgundy or truffle gnocchi, and finish with decadent dessert. View Menu. $75 per person or $125 per couple. Reservations are available by calling 435-615-4560 or email ggray@sheratonparkcity.com. Make a night of it with the Valentine’s Day Rooms Package which includes the hotel room, dinner for two and breakfast the next morning with guaranteed late check out, starting at $499. Reservations can be made online.

Even with life not quite being business as usual, it still feels so fast-paced and demanding, so it’s important that we find ways to reconnect with each other on a daily basis. Establishing family traditions helps us do just that. Traditions are those special times that bring families together, allowing us to express unity as a family and to create bonds that last a lifetime.

And building new traditions can be a lot of fun, where we get to decide which traditions to carry forward into our holiday celebrations and daily life.

Park City is the perfect place to create new traditions as this year has forced us all to rethink what our lives looked like – especially our social ones. So here are a whole bunch of ideas for meaningful holiday rituals to get you started during the holidays in Park City.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

We all know that skiing and snowboarding is a wonderful activity to bond over, and that might be the main reason what brought your family out to Park City, but there are many other activities other than the traditional form of sliding on snow that can be made into a holiday family tradition.

SNOWSHOEING

A great family activity. Rent snowshoes from White Pine Touring and take them out on one of the many trails around Park City to enjoy some winter wandering. If your group doesn’t feel comfortable going out on your own, book a guided snowshoes tour with White Pine.

SNOWMOBILING

There’s nothing quite like bonding over an activity that gets your heart racing. A snowmobile tour a perfect activity for all family members. It’s something teens will really enjoy if they are into getting a little extreme. Get whisked away into the backcountry and enjoy the cold winter air on your face as you explore a little deeper into the mountains.

TUBING AT WOODWARD

This classic family winter tradition has now become easier with recent upgrades to Woodward’s tubing hill including the addition of a new magic carpet and an increased number of lanes for tubing! Woodward Park City offers snow tubing with conveniences to produce nothing but smiles for the whole family.

DOG SLEDDING

A perfect way to rest your legs, dog sledding offers unique views and access to more remote areas with stunning views, peace, and quiet in the areas surrounding Park City.  Dog sledding is great for families to enjoy together, or for those looking for an escape, a romantic activity for two!

ICE SKATING

The skating rink at Park City Mountain Resort is a wonderful spot to take the whole family. Rent some skates and hit the ice taking a couple of spins around the rink before enjoying some hot chocolate from Campos Coffee around the fire pits.

SLEDDING

Take the whole family sledding, pack up some treats and hot coco in a thermos, and make a day of it. There’s nothing quite like wooshing down a small hill laughing and giggling all along the way! Check out all the spots to hit the hills around Park City via this Park City Magazine link: https://www.parkcitymag.com/outdoors/2017/12/sledding-options-in-park-city

SLEIGH RIDES

A fantastic holiday tradition is booking a family sleigh ride that will whisk you way into a magical winter wonderland. Head over to this Visit Park City link for all companies operating sleigh rides currently: https://www.visitparkcity.com/outdoors/sleigh-hay-rides/

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

CREATE A STAYCATION

We’ve compiled an extensive list on creating a cozy staycation that will leave you rested and relaxed. Enjoy this list of activities that will for sure help create some new family holiday traditions – https://www.abodeparkcity.com/creative-ways-to-design-a-staycation-in-your-own-abode/

FITNESS AND WELLNESS

For those who want a break from the slopes, but want to keep active, Park City offers a variety of fitness centers with drop-in options. A family that’s active together boosts endorphins and happiness. Try swimming, tennis, spin classes, or time spent with a personal trainer are all great ways to exercise inside.  Follow these up with time in a steam shower, or, if you’re in need of deep relaxation, treat yourself to a day at the spa.  Or you can hire your very own personal trainer like Stoke Coach Rachel Friedman Elberts to come to your house or meet you at a trailhead and create a custom outdoor fitness experience.

GET CREATIVE

Get your creativity on at The Paint Mixer, a local painting studio that is fun for the whole family. They are also now offering private group/family sessions with their Van Go Mobile Studio. They provide all the tools of the trade and one of their inspiring artists takes you step-by-step through a creative experience. Fun for all ages and they specialize in celebrations that cater to your inner artist!

SHOPPING/DINING

DINE AT THE VIKING YURT

Enjoy an evening adventure that begins with a 23-minute spectacular sleigh ride up 1,800 feet with incredible views of the night sky, giant trees, and the best views of Park City and surrounding mountains. This magical dining experience at the Viking Yurt is a great way to spend an evening on the slopes if you didn’t have a chance to get on them during the day

DINE IN OR DINE OUT

Many restaurants are still offering curbside take out and delivery, as well as socially distanced dine-in services. Enjoy a restaurant-quality meal at home with your family from one of our favorite Park City eateries https://www.abodeparkcity.com/dine-in-or-out-at-park-city-restaurants/

DISCOUNT HUNTING

Go on a family shopping spree at the Park City Outlets or do some last-minute holiday shopping for gifts for the whole family!

STROLL HISTORIC MAIN STREET

Spend an afternoon perusing the shops on Main Street. Grab a cocktail at the No Name Saloon or have a bite to eat at one of our fantastic dining establishments.

DECORATE A TREE

Our concierge can help with a fully decorated abode prior to your arrival, or if you want to make a family activity out of it, we’ll provide the tree and deliver all of the ornaments for you to decorate yourself

LOCAL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

ALL ABOARD

Join The North Pole Express for a fun and traditional train ride to the North Pole! A family favorite, this 90 minute round trip to the North Pole includes hot cocoa and Mrs. Claus’ famous chocolate chip cookies. You’ll sing along to new and traditional Christmas favorites on the way and be entertained by elves and cocoa chefs. When you reach the North Pole Santa will join for the return trip and greet each child and present them with a special gift.

MAIN STREET SNOWGLOBE STROLL

This year Park City’s historic Main Street created something new for the holiday season. They  launched an interactive art exhibit called the “Snow Globe Stroll.” The exhibit features nine life-sized, interactive snow globes located along Main Street now through Jan. 3, 2021.

SANTA’S MAILBOX

The town of Park City has made special arrangements for Main Street to be a drop-off site for letters to Santa Claus! Little ones enjoy can enjoy this annual tradition as we all prepare for Santa’s flight over Utah. Drop off letters in the Santa Mailbox at Schreurs Plaza, between Bangkok Thai and Lund Gallery, on Main Street by December 24 to make sure their wishes get to Santa in time.

BEST PROPERTIES FOR FAMILIES

 

Take a peek at some of our Abodes that are perfect for the holidays in Park City. Our portfolio consists of a plethora of homes that are spacious enough for large family gatherings that are great for entertaining and family-friendly with game rooms, theaters, rec basements, and wide-open spaces for kids (and adults) to roam freely.

Create lasting memories and family traditions during your getaway to Park City where you’ll want to come back for years to come!

As locals, our employees are a wealth of knowledge so we’ve tapped into their mountain town intellect to bring you some of their favorite hidden gems to help you live like a local, whether you’re visiting for a week or a month, and create experiences of a lifetime during your winter vacation in Park City!

IF SOMEONE HAD JUST 24 HOURS TO SPEND IN PARK CITY, WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AS A CAN’T-MISS WINTER EXPERIENCE? 

“If you only had just 24 hours to spend in Park City this winter, I would recommend stopping by the Utah Olympic Park and taking a ride down the bobsled track, skiing from coast to coast at PCMR, or taking a sleigh ride to the Viking Yurt at Park City.” – Chris Beckett, Assistant Property Manager

“I always recommend the skier’s buffet at Stein Eriksen Lodge!” – Blane Bossung, Operations

“For more experienced skiers, you can’t miss the Interconnect Tour for some of the best backcountry terrain in the Wasatch! For visitors of any skill level, a snowmobile tour is always a great adventure for all!” – Mark Schumacher, Guest Services

“For a truly unique mountain adventure, check out Park City Yoga Adventures Sunrise or Moonlight Snowshoe & Paddleboard Yoga! Bundle up and enjoy a snowshoe trek as the sun rises over the mountains, or under the stars, then defrost & relax as you’re transported to a whole other world with paddleboard yoga in the steamy mineral waters of the Homestead Crater!” – Lauren Marshall, Marketing Director

 

“A can’t-miss experience would definitely be catching first chair at Empire Canyon at Deer Valley on a powder day! In the fall, you can’t miss leaf peeping that Fall foliage at the top of Guardsmen’s Pass.” – Brad Pillsbury, Property Sales Manager

“We love a moonlit mountain sleigh ride up to the Viking Yurt on Park City Mountain to enjoy a special meal and unforgettable experience!” – Rachel Alday, Owner

“I personally think you have not fully experienced PC until you’ve experienced skiing or snowboarding here. We have the best snow on earth! Off the mountain, another can’t-miss experience is visiting some of the historic sites and learning the stories that make Park City such a special place, with Mines & Wines or Park City Ghost Tours!” – Morgan Anderson, Guest Services & Office Assistant

“A can’t miss for winter would obviously be experiencing Park City skiing & snowboarding! If you’re a big mountain biker like me, try it on the snow this winter and rent a Fat Tire bike to cruise Park City’s trails!” – Chance Phillips, Assistant Property Manager

Woodward Park City is a new year-round action sports facility that the whole family will love! In the winter, they offer snow tubing, ski & snowboard terrain parks and an indoor Action Sports Hub with trampolines, foam pits, sports park, ramps & more!” – Rob Alday, Owner

WHAT IS YOUR TOP LOCAL TIP, TREASURED HIDDEN GEM, FAVORITE RESTAURANT, OR CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL?

“Start or end a night on Main Street with a cocktail at High West Distillery – my favorite is the Dead Man’s Boot! For dinner, I always recommend Riverhorse on Main. Their trio of wild game is probably my favorite entree in Park City! For a great beer selection outside of busy Main Street, check out The Boneyard.” – Blane Bossung

“Hit up The Spur for live music, good food and a heated patio overlooking Main Street! Seeing a show at the Egyptian Theater is truly a Park City gem! And don’t forget to try the skier’s buffet from Glitretind at Stein’s, it’s quite difficult to show restraint!” Mark Schumacher

“I second the Dead Man’s Boot at High West! It’s a delicious whiskey cocktail made with the local distillery’s award-winning offerings, and the best part is you can ski/ride right in under the Town Lift for aprés around their outdoor fire pits.” – Chris Beckett

“With so many amazing restaurants in Park City, it’s hard to pick just one or two to visit in one day! Make the most of your time here with a Park City Food Tour! This guided tour will take you along our Historic Main Street to sample delicious dishes from award-winning chefs at some of the top Park City restaurants.” – Lauren Marshall, Marketing Director

“XC skiers: check out the free XC skiing courses throughout the area. Basin Recreation & Round Valley offer groomed trail systems or take a tour with White Pine Nordic Center. For taco lovers: try El Chubasco for a great post-ride hang out on the patio!” – Brad Pillsbury

“One of my favorite spots to dine for a special night on Main Street is 350 Main, a longtime fine-dining staple of Old Town! The owner, Cortney, will make you feel like family. After dinner, head downstairs to their new Alpine Pie Bar for craft Alpine Distillery cocktails, and of course, delicious pie! ” – Rachel Alday

“If you’ve got a special bottle of wine to pop for a special occasion, or to save on restaurant wine prices, in Utah you can bring your own wine to restaurants (who are licensed to serve wine) and pay a small corkage fee. Best of all, whatever you don’t finish you can re-cork and take with you to finish back at home.” – Rob Alday

“A hidden gem is visiting Park City in September, as it’s technically the off-season and has the most amazing fall colors so you can skip those Sundance crowds. My favorite restaurant is Cafe Terigo where you can’t go wrong with their salmon salad on the lunch menu! They also have an amazing Arnold Palmers!” – Morgan Anderson

Deer Valley Cafe has some of Park City’s best breakfast. You can sit outside, overlooking the lake while eating my personal favorite – Bagel & Lox.” – Chance Phillips

Well, there you have it! An amazing offering from our local employees giving you the inside scoop on some of the best-hidden gems Park City has to offer!

Fall is short in Park City, but it’s nothing short of spectacular. As the sunlight begins to wane, and the trees begin to display their colors, grab a seat at some of our favorite decks for a meal and glass of your favorite adult beverage to enjoy nature’s show.

HIGH WEST DISTILLERY SALOON

You’ll find the patio at the High West Distillery Saloon the perfect spot to spend a cool fall afternoon indulging in their tasty whiskey drinks. Take in the changing colors as you try the whiskey tasting flight letting the flavors warm you.

THE MONTAGE DEER VALLEY

With one of the most scenic views in Park City, enjoy a mountainside dining experience out on the deck of  Apex, Montage Deer Valley’s signature restaurant, overlooking the ski runs at Deer Valley. Take in fall in all its glory as you sip a glass of wine or one of their handcrafted cocktails, like the Wildfire: a mixture of High West Campfire Whisky, apple, maple and blackberry, and feast on iconic dishes with a twist, like their Teriyaki-glazed tuna burger that is brimming with flavor and accompanied by Asian chili-tahini slaw and heirloom greens

STEIN ERICKSEN LODGE

Relax and take in the views of the golden aspens on the expansive, wrap-around deck of Stein Ericksen’s Troll Hallen Lounge while perusing their seasonally-inspired menu. Experience tastes as bold and breathtaking as the mountain vistas that surround you, like in the Farmer’s Tomatoes, served on white bread with herb salt and mayonnaise, or the PLT, a classic with a twist, where an over-medium egg, prosciutto, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise mingle on wheat bread for a bite that will make your taste buds sing. Don’t forget a Stein’s Old-Fashioned to wash it all down.

ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY

What could be better than dining in a majestic mountain setting overlooking Deer Valley’s ski runs? The St. Regis’ Mountain Terrace restaurant offers an experience like none other, wining and dining, as you basque in the glory of fall foliage bursting all around you. The terrace is ideal for cocktails, and an alfresco lunch that could consist of some saffron-steamed mussels with grilled saffron toast, lemon, basil, and a glass of Champagne.

HARVEST

Overlooking Park City Mountain Resort, Harvest is a great spot to grab a coffee of your choice and a hearty and healthy breakfast while people watching and leaf-peeping. For a meal that will for sure fuel your autumn adventures, we would suggest the Nourish Toast: perfectly roasted beetroot and tomato, served on toasted sourdough, topped with salsa verde, pickled onion, herb salad, avocado, a soft-poached egg, and smoked salmon.

DEER VALLEY GROCERY CAFE

The patio at Deer Valley Grocery Cafe is a very pleasant place to sit and enjoy all the spoils of fall. Take in the views lakeside while surrounded by tall pines and quaking golden aspens, feasting on dishes as vibrant as the scenery around you, like the avocado and beet toast, which in our opinion is bursting with flavor and has a generous helping of beet hummus, avocado, feta cheese, fresh arugula, toasted pumpkin and sesame seeds, a single fried egg, on toasted sprouted wheatberry bread. But then there’s the lox plate: overflowing with smoked salmon, capers, whipped cream cheese, artisan lettuce, red onions, lemon, English cucumber, heirloom cherry tomatoes, dill, and a toasted everything bagel. Wash down your meal with a classic bloody mary and raspberry lemonade fizz, a great accompaniment to any brunch.

Or if you are trying to get an even closer look at nature’s beauty, take a gourmet meal to the hills! For the perfect picnic to enjoy at altitude, check out some of our favorite places to grab a packable lunch & go:

As the sunlight begins to wane, the trees begin to put on a show for us, and this special season presents itself in a display of color that one must revel in. A great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of these mountains in the Fall is to head out on some of our most spectacular hikes. Early autumn reds and oranges pop up first, and then soon after the hillsides are covered in gold. Below are a few of our favorite trails and Park City hikes to take in the Fall and all her glory.

ENJOY THESE 5 PARK CITY HIKES FOR LEAF PEEPING

BLOODS LAKE

Bloods Lake is a local favorite. You can’t beat a pristine high alpine lake perfect for swimming on warm summer days. The trail is fairly easy but it does have some moderately steep areas.

To get to the Bloods Lake Trailhead travel through Empire Pass, one of the 58 Scenic Backways designated by the State of Utah, where epic mountain views are abundant. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the parking lot from Main Street Park City. Note: Guardsman Pass is only open from May to October

Once parked, cross the street, make your way over to a prominent sign marking the Bloods Lake Trailhead. The trail is beautiful as it meanders through meadows, with scenic views of the Wasatch, and dense Aspen groves, which show their true colors during this time of year! As you make your way through the golden tunnels, you’ll find yourself at the base of some switchbacks. This is where the trail gets pretty steep and a bit strenuous. After you hike up this steep section, the trail flattens out and Bloods Lake comes into view.

ROB’S TRAIL

Rob’s Trail is another local favorite, especially in the Fall. Tucked in a neighborhood close to the Canyons side of Park City Mountain, Rob’s is a moderately strenuous, multi-use trail with plenty of opportunities for spectacular views and lots of leaf-peeping.

Rob’s Trail is an out and back, but you can make it a loop by syncing up with the Ambush Trail, which will cross the slopes of The Canyons, and loop around to Rosebud’s Heaven where you can then reconnect with Rob’s. If you choose to do a loop you’re looking closer at a 7-mile hike. Rob’s is great for a mellow hike or an easy trail run, as it starts with a pretty consistent gentle climb, through lots of Aspen trees. When you get to the top, aspens give way to pine trees, and you come across a nice bench for a rest. From that spot you have some amazing views of The Canyon’s slopes lit up in gold.

IRON CANYON TRAIL

For a quick but moderately steep hike to peep some amazing colorful panoramic views, head up the Iron Canyon Trail, which starts at the top of Iron Mountain Court, and provides a wide view of the now colorful ski slopes of Park City Mountain Resort.

The vast overlook of Park City is your destination, and it is well worth the climb! Most of the trail is shaded by Aspens, so it’s like you are hiking along the yellow brick road as they shed their leaves. There are no switchbacks along this hike so it’s a pretty straight-up strenuous climb with 860 feet of elevation gain.

PARK CITY MOUNTAIN – JENNI’S TRAIL

Now that lift access is closed on Park City Mountain Resort, the only option to get involved in some golden Aspens on PCMR is to hike up! At the PCMR base area near the First Time Lift, you’ll find signage for Jenni’s Trail. Follow the meandering, gentle uphill trail through gorgeous Aspen groves with smooth switchbacks that cross numerous ski runs until it opens up to some spectacular views of Park City Mountain with the leaves going off. The trails on PCMR are a bit of a choose your own hiking adventure, as you can go as long or as short as you want, try an out and back or a loop, by hooking up with a couple of other trails.

SILVER LAKE TRAIL

Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Trail is designated as a foot-traffic only trail, so you’re guaranteed more tranquility as you hike through the peaceful landscape. The trail is nicely marked beginning at the base of the Silver Lake chairlift. This is an absolutely gorgeous hike that ends at the top of Bald Mountain with picturesque cliffs on one side and a bird’s eye view of the Heber Valley on the other.

ADVICE

Set realistic goals and research the trail ahead of time  – pay attention to the total distance and the total elevation gain. Have an idea in mind of how far you can comfortably hike in a day and how much elevation gain is too much, and get an idea of how long the hike will take so you don’t get stuck on the trail in the dark if you decide to do these hikes during sunset (if so bring a headlamp)

This is truly an amazing time of year to be in Park City, with the transformation from Summer to Fall, the newly crisp air, and the colorful foliage all around us. It’s not too hot, and not too cold (yet), what a great excuse to get out on the trails for a couple more hikes before the days get shorter and the snow begins to fall. Click here to browse our fantastic vacation rentals in Park City!

Just because your vacation plans have been disrupted doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself like you are on vacation.  The term “shelter in place” is quite beautiful in and of itself. It invokes the feeling of finding security in a sense of place. At this moment, we can’t go anywhere. There’s nowhere to jet off to. No work trips or vacations are to be had. Instead, you are where you are. Instead of wishing for something else, why not indulge in your sense of place and Be? Here. Now?

Find new ways to connect to your home, escape from your work-from-home routine, shake things up, or channel your favorite destinations while never leaving your home. May “shelter in place” be an invitation to learn to love where you live. It’s impossible to connect to a place when we move at a frenetic pace, always going somewhere but often being nowhere. May this forced slow down bring about an awakening and a reconnection to place.

The below list could be used as a creative way to find joy in Sheltering in Place or to create your own Park City staycation vibes over the weekend:

WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER OUR MOUNTAIN TOWNS WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU WITH OPEN ARMS.