- 4 Park City Favorites
- The Waldorf Astoria
- The Washington
- Hotel Park City
- The St. Regis
Park City’s lodging options rival that of any ski town in the world.
In fact, there are enough upscale digs here to house the Hollywood set each winter for the Sundance Film Festival.
So whether you’re looking for Brangelina-caliber amenities or a bespoke boutique hotel to channel your inner Clooney, Park City has a luxury property that’s a perfect fit.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
Waldorf Astoria chose Canyons Village to build its first-ever slopeside property, and for good reason.
The hotel boasts sweeping views of the Wasatch Mountains and features the private Waldorf Gondola to transport you to the largest ski resort in the state.
While the views and skier access are fantastic, it’s what lies inside the Waldorf Astoria that hooks the world’s most selective travelers year after year.
Upon entering the property, you’re greeted by Baccarat crystal chandeliers, a grand spiral staircase, and a roaring fire just waiting for you to cozy up to with a good book.
If the lobby fireplace isn’t private enough for your reading pleasure, each of the 174 guest rooms features a fireplace and balcony.
Pair that with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furnishings and Salvatore Ferragamo bath amenities, and your mountain retreat is complete.
Need some solace after a big day on the slopes? Head to the 16,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa to soothe away those aches in one of 15 lavish treatment rooms.
The grand Japanese-themed spa is what truly takes this property to another level.
The Washington School House Hotel
Located just a block away from Park City Resort’s Town Lift and steps from Park City’s Main Street, this historic property was built in 1889 as a school to educate the influx of miners’ children, but has been masterfully renovated into Park City’s most unique luxury lodging option.
The hammered limestone façade of the original schoolhouse gives way to a beautifully appointed interior that combines historic charm with modern luxury.
With only 12 guest rooms and suites, this treasure offers true seclusion in the heart of it all.
While some of the rooms are smaller than what you might find in a new lodge, the hotel’s exclusivity and service more than makes up for it.
Like your eggs a certain way? Just let the private chef know, and they will be made for you that way each morning.
Forgot a toiletry at home? The staff will run out and grab it for you as you take a dip in the hillside pool.
Just settle in and tell the staff exactly what you want. Done.
Get Away From It All
Hotel Park City
Despite the proximity to skiing and the five-minute drive from downtown,
Hotel Park City’s luxury cottages can feel a world away.
At the Hotel Park City, the only thing separating you from Park City Resort’s Silver Star Lift is a few fairways.
Despite the proximity to skiing and the five-minute drive from downtown, Hotel Park City’s luxury cottages can feel a world away.
The main lodge boasts a beautiful, year-round outdoor heated pool, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, a first-class spa and more than 50 luxurious suites.
However, the spacious cottages weaving through the Park City Golf Club are your best bet for secluded splendor.
Each cottage features multiple fireplaces, spa-style bathrooms, a private balcony or patio, and a private outdoor hot tub.
An abundance of dark wood and oversize leather sofas gives the interior a rustic, mountain feel.
With a washer/dryer and either a kitchen or kitchenette in every cottage, these digs can truly serve as a home away from home during your ski trip.
Review: Silver Star Condominiums
Planning a ski trip with the family can present a bit of a lodging conundrum. Do you go with the full-service hotel or the homey rental with more space and fewer amenities?
It’s a tradeoff—unless you stay someplace like our favorite, the Silver Star condos at Park City Resort.
Silver Star has its own lift, a charming little village, a heated outdoor pool, and swank accommodations.
Each of the condos is individually owned, but the furnishings are very similar: upscale mountain-chic with big, cozy couches and deep, comfortable beds with heavy duvets. Some are all on one level, some are multi-story.
This doesn’t seem important until the day after a powder lesson.
I have crawled more of the Silver Star stairs than I care to admit.
We love having a full kitchen so we can make our own breakfast; getting kids dressed to ski is exhausting enough, let alone doing it with enough time to get to a restaurant for breakfast.
We also like having living space to unwind and watch movies at night—and, of course, the all-important washer and dryer.
It might not sound glamorous, but being able to wash the kids’ ski clothes means packing lighter and smelling better.
Silver Star offers a wide range of services that make staying there easy on mom—the best being daily housekeeping.
We always do grocery delivery—check with the concierge for details—so our fridge is stocked with everything we need before we arrive.
The hardest meal when traveling with a family is the one after a long flight with no food; arriving to a kitchen stocked with the kids’ favorite snacks makes life so much easier.
But just because you have a full kitchen doesn’t mean you have to cook.
You’re on vacation, after all.
Sometimes, though, the last thing you want to do after a long day on the slopes is hustle everyone out of the warm condo to brave a restaurant.
And that’s the beauty of staying in a condo.
You can arrange to have a chef prepare meals to be delivered, or splurge and have a private chef cook for you right in your own kitchen.
Having someone else cook for your kids right in your own home?
It was a bluebird day in March, 2012 when my now-husband and I headed to Vail Mountain for one of our last snowboarding days of the season.
When we hopped on the gondola and had the whole thing to ourselves, I was surprised—even more so when a staff member handed my husband a lunchbox that I would later find out was filled with goodies like chocolate-covered strawberries, a rose, and a gift certificate for on-mountain food and drinks.
Vail’s staff was going above and beyond to make sure the start to our day was special.
But I had no idea how special until my husband asked me that question—the one every girl wants to hear—in our private gondola over the slopes.
It was a magical proposal that (cue the fairytale music) was just as I always dreamed it would be.
When we reached the top and stepped out of the gondola, we had our own EpicMix photographer waiting to capture the moment.
He led us to a scenic overlook to snap more pictures we could share with our friends and family over social media.
More important, we’ll have those photos to remember that moment forever.
From there, it was off to the on-mountain Bistro Fourteen, complete with a breathtaking backdrop of Mount of the Holy Cross, to sip on some celebratory drinks before we took a few runs as a newly engaged couple.
At lunchtime, we headed over to Mid-Vail where my new fiancé grabbed a hearty burger from Look Ma and I opted for a yummy Asian bowl from the terrace just below.
We finished up our day by basking in the sun and gliding down some of Vail’s world-renowned terrain.
It was a perfect day and a perfect proposal. And my husband and I have Vail Mountain to thank for that.
The Royal Treatment
The St. Regis Deer Valley Resort
We won’t fault you for feeling like royalty during your stay here.
The stately experience commences right after you hand your car keys to the valet, after which a funicular—a cliff railway designed by a Swiss company known for making carriages for European royalty—whisks you up 230 feet to this slopeside hotel.
As for unpacking your suitcase, leave that to one of the St. Regis butlers. They know all about the royal treatment, as a former Buckingham Palace steward runs the butler program.
Need to relax after your travel? The 177-room hotel features the 14,000-square-foot Reméde Park City Spa, a split-level, year-round outdoor infinity pool, and J&G Grill, a Jean-Georges farm-to-table culinary treasure.
To complete your regal retreat, enjoy a complimentary sip of bubbly at the nightly champagne sabering.