“Can I crash at your place this weekend?” Whether you’ve lived in Park City for a month or a decade, you’ve probably experienced the couch surfing family member or friend. With day tickets upwards of $250 for our ski resorts at peak times, saving a little money on Park City lodging is appealing.
We are lucky enough to live in a desirable place where people take vacations, and I often welcome the company, especially now that Larry and I are empty nesters. But sometimes the time is just not right to have an out-of-town guest staying at your house on vacation. So, what’s a Parkite to do? Next time you’re not up for doing the extra sheets for a wayfaring friend, recommend one of these options instead.
Montage Deer Valley — Just 5 minutes from Main Street with ski-in / ski-out access to Deer Valley, your guests will revel in this elevated alpine escape.
St. Regis Deer Valley — Another luxury Deer Valley hotel that features amazing access, accommodations, amenities and style is the Mariott-owned St. Regis.
Waldorf Astoria Park City — Adventures across all seasons await at the Waldorf Astoria, located at the Canyons Base of Park City Mountain.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley — If your guests are seeking a true luxury mountain resort look no further than the authentic experience inspired by Norwegian Olympic ski legend Stein Eriksen.
Hotel Park City — Centrally located for year-round access to slopes, shops and restaurants, your guests will find warmth and luxury at this staple Park City hotel. I hear great things about this hotel from my clients.
Middle of the Road
Chateaux Deer Valley — With luxury rooms and four-bedroom suites, your guests will enjoy luxury mountain charm and special touches at every turn.
Grand Summit — After a recent renovation, this ski-in / ski-out property is at the heart of Canyons Village with units ranging from guestrooms to four-bedroom suites.
Trails End Lodge — Ski-in / ski-out convenience is just the beginning at this rustic and elegant mountain hotel chock-full of amenities.
Hyatt Place Park City — Conveniently located on the way into town from the airport near the Canyons base area, this is a great, well-rounded hotel for any time of year. I’ve had many clients stay here.
AC Hotel by Mariott Park City — For guests flying out of Salt Lake City, this recently renovated hotel features recent renovations and a bar on site.
Park City Peaks Hotel — With a gym, pool and Verstante Hearth restaurant, your guests will find everything they need to make their stay comfortable and convenient.
Sheraton Park City — A popular Mariott hotel in the Prospector Square neighborhood, guests will find amenities like a pool, game room, Starbucks and an on-site restaurant.
The Yarrow: Doubletree by Hilton — Formerly just known as “The Yarrow”, this centrally located hotel can be found at the corner of Park Ave and Kearns.
Washington School House Hotel — with twelve rooms and suites, this historic landmark is in one of the best locations in Old Town.
Silver Star Resort — With condos, townhomes and cottages featuring a rental shop and cafe, guests can hop on Park City Mountain’s Silver Star chairlift just steps from their door.
Main & SKY — Formerly The Sky Lodge, this 33-room hotel is right on Main with breathtaking views, spa and restaurant access.
Someone Else’s Home
Of course, I could list off Park City’s amazing hotels all day long. But if your guests are looking for more of an in-home experience, there is no point in mentioning more hotels. You’re probably familiar with all of the alternative lodging options out there such as Airbnb, Vrbo and Vacasa. These services let your guests search hundreds of homes, rooms and unique stays based on their own filters and criteria, and give them a taste of Park City like a local.
As an aside, if you are a homeowner or looking to buy property in Park City, make sure you know where vacation rentals are allowed.
What are your go-to recommendations for out-of-town guests? Do you have a favorite home on Airbnb? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!