I have a soft spot in my heart for tall, leafy green trees and I’ve definitely shared this love with my girls. They too love to visit mountain towns like I do. I am also a huge history buff so when we find a place to vacation in that has both lush green trees and historic stories to tell, I’m in heaven. We are really excited to be staying at the Montage Deer Valley as their guest and equally happy to be sharing this Park City family vacation guide with you!
This adventure started (not so) bright and early on Saturday morning. At 6:15 our plane took off from San Diego and we landed in Salt Lake City Utah at around 9 am local time. It was a quick hour and a half flight! We got into our rental car and we pulled into the Montage Deer Valley 50 minutes later. The drive to the resort was beautiful!
When we checked in they offered the girls stuffed animals and a little later the girls were surprised in our room with warm chocolate chip cookies, water and a bowl of delicious fruit!
Our suite was just that… very sweet!
It has a one bedroom and a common area room with a pull out sofa bed, full kitchen, washer and dryer, 2 walk in closets and a luxurious master bath and guest half bath.
The two balconies are my favorite part of our room!
Emmy and I sat out there and enjoyed the clean air and sounds of nature! She was entertained by her new furry friends she was gifted at check-in. Later that night we had a moose visit us. It was majestic and a real treat for us! It was right below our balcony and then meandered all over the grassy area. It was too dark for pictures but a total memory was made.
After we settled into our room we headed down to Park City.
The drive from Montage Deer Valley to Main Street takes about 10 minutes. They offer a shuttle too if you would prefer not to have to worry about driving and parking. If you do drive there is public parking on the streets and parking garages that are free to park in.
We were only there a couple hours but we managed to pack in lunch (and then dinner when we drove back down) ice cream, shopping and a little history. We even found the famous Banksy art work! It’s on an alley off Main Street.
This is a tradition for us too… Emmy falls asleep at dinner on the first night of everywhere we vacation. I have pictures of her in Turks & Caicos, Las Vegas, Ohio, Florida and more of her passed out at the table. Normally when she gets tired she asks if we can go back to our room to sleep… but on these nights she will be eating and talking one moment and then the next completely asleep!
As soon as we got back to the hotel she rebounded and we had s’mores. Each night from 8-9 pm they have a s’more buffet with homemade marshmallows and all the fixings to make your own! They also have hot chocolate for you to enjoy. (I blurred this photo as I do not know the other guests and I value privacy).
I can’t get enough of these views! Pete, Ash and Emmy are off on a hike right now. There are a bunch of different trails accessible from the hotel and when they get back we are going to discover more fun things to do… zip-lining, a roller coaster, a haunted ghost tour and some nature walks are all in the plans for today!