Let’s just say that Deer Valley® wouldn’t just leave a mint on your pillow and stop there. This resort has made its reputation by combining featherlight Utah powder with unparalleled lodging and dining. Sure, you can stay in luxury lodging at other places—or ski great Utah powder at other resorts. But by bringing the best of both worlds together, Deer Valley draws the same visitors back over and over again.
The resort was designed with skiers’ comfort in mind through the entire length of their visit. You’ll find thoughtful touches like ski valet services that let you avoid carrying all your gear to the mountain. There are roomy hangout areas for visiting families to spend time together, and plenty of hot tubs that are perfect for ski-weary muscles. Many lodging properties have on-site Cadillac shuttles available to take you anywhere around the resort or town.
Visitors will find a bevy of lodging options, and it can be tricky to sort out what’s what. There are a few ultra high-end hotels on-site, such as Montage Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley, and St. Regis Deer Valley. For luxury beyond luxury, these places take the cake. But in addition to these big-name properties, you can choose from a long list of resort-managed properties as well. In any of these, you’ll enjoy exceptional service and top-notch lodging, with the kinds of tasteful extras you’d expect from Deer Valley Resort.
There are three main neighborhoods for lodging around the resort. The lower base area, Snow Park Lodge, is closest to Historic Main Street in Park City and serves as a home base for the resort’s ski school, rental shop, Children’s Center, and multiple dining and grocery options. Higher up on the mountain lies the Silver Lake area, which has its share of dining, retail and equipment options. And higher still (and also car-accessible) lies Empire Canyon, home to stunning mountain views with jaw-dropping condominiums and residences nestled among the aspens.
Here are a few of our favorite, luxurious lodges around the resort, organized by area.
Black Diamond Lodge, Lodges at Deer Valley, Silver Baron Lodge, and Trail’s End Lodge
Extremely close to Park City’s Historic Main Street (and all the accompanying convenience), the Lodges at Deer Valley also happens to be home to The Brass Tag restaurant. Anyone who’s been to this restaurant would know why it’s worth cozying up to: It features Deer Valley-inspired cuisine prepared in a brick-oven, and is some of the best quality food around. The lodge’s lobby features a grand, three-story-tall stone fireplace—a great place to curl up with a book. You can choose between a hotel room or a condominium of up to three bedrooms, and you’ll savor extra touches like a complimentary hot breakfast, outdoor pool and hot tub, and even on-site ski rentals.
A bit up the road lies the Silver Baron Lodge, with its imposing timber structure and stone and iron finishes. The lodge’s residences are very family-friendly, with a heated outdoor pool and water slide and oversized living rooms and dining-room areas. It features organized activities and crafts for children, as well as afternoon cookies and cocoa. Parents will love the on-site concierge and ski-season yoga classes.
Immediately adjacent to the ski resort’s main Snow Park Lodge sits the gorgeous Black Diamond Lodge. If you want to be as close to skiing and resort amenities as possible, this is the place. You can choose from one, two, three, or four-bedroom residences with full kitchens, big stone fireplaces, and elegant decor—and each balcony has its own private hot tub overlooking the ski hill. A children’s game room keeps the young set occupied while adults unwind after a long, sunny ski day.
On the other side of the Snow Park Lodge lies the rustically elegant Trail’s End Lodge, which happens to be fully ski-in/ski-out. You can choose a multiple-bedroom residence to accommodate the whole family and enjoy hot breakfasts and après-ski snacks and drinks for all. (The thoughtful staff will even stock your in-room fridge with your favorite treats.) The lodge’s beautiful outdoor saltwater swimming pool, fire pit, steam rooms, and on-site massages help tired skiers rejuvenate for another day of fun.
Goldener Hirsch Inn and Stag Lodge
In the mid-mountain Silver Lake area lies the Goldener Hirsch Inn, the only family-owned luxury hotel within the resort. In old-world European style, the Inn exudes classic elegance and charm. Guests will savor the on-site restaurant’s cuisine, known for its incredible fondue and Wiener schnitzel. Each room has a crackling, wood-burning fireplace and a cozy “inn” feel that brings guests back year after year.
Also in Silver Lake Village, you’ll find the majestic Stag Lodge, with stunning interiors and some of the resort’s best skiing right outside the door. Every residence in this classic mountain lodge has a fully equipped kitchen, private hot tub, and direct access to the ski slopes. Get your muscles moving in the fitness center, then head out to the lovely heated outdoor pool to watch the sun go down on another perfect Deer Valley day.
Shooting Star, Flagstaff Lodge, and The Grand Lodge
Nestled in Empire Canyon, high on the mountain amid aspens and evergreens, lies the Shooting Star Lodge. Its high elevation means guests enjoy sweeping views of the mountains and feel a world away from the resort’s bustle. And while it feels secluded, the Silver Strike Express chairlift sits right outside the lodge’s door. Stash your skis in the private ski lockers, then head out to the slopeside hot tub to fully unwind.
Just down the way, the Flagstaff Lodge also offers quick access to the Silver Strike Express chairlift. The lodge feels like a boutique hotel, while offering lots of mountain-specific details. After a big ski day, you can gather at the communal Pub for a little après-ski refreshment and, of course, a long soak in the outdoor pool and its soothing waterfall.
High in Empire Canyon lies The Grand Lodge, with its exquisite stone and wrought-iron architecture. Stay in a plush multi-bedroom condominium and take in the views of Park City and the woods around Deer Valley Resort. This lodge feels a little more peaceful and private than most, yet it’s right next to the Northside Express chairlift for easy ski access. Have the best ski day of your life, then melt into the hot tub or steam room.
Private Homes and Condominiums
In addition to these (and many more) hotels and lodges, the resort also manages a wide array of luxury homes and condos. When you stay in one of them, you enjoy all the Deer Valley-grade services—including concierge and housekeeping—while enjoying the seclusion of your own private space. You can browse these properties on the resort lodging site, choosing whichever part of the resort sounds most wonderful. The decision-making process isn’t easy because of the best possible reason: You can’t go wrong.
Originally written by RootsRated Media for Deer Valley.