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Have you ever stayed in a vacation rental that you just know you’ll come back to stay in again? That’s how I felt at this very chic vacation rental in Park City.
You know those ads where someone is curling up on the couch in a perfectly decorated room, hands wrapped around a hot cup of coffee in front of the fireplace while snow gently falls outside the large picture window? That’s was the first image I had when I stepped into this luxurious home in Silver Lake, which is mid-mountain Deer Valley.
Even better? It came true for me my very first morning there. I woke up, padded upstairs from my enormous guest bedroom and a light snow was coming down as I snuggled down onto the couch for some caffeine in front of the fireplace. It was a wonderful surprise for a late May morning but perfectly completed the picture in my mind.
The Master Bedroom and Spa-Style Bathroom
The master bedroom and bathroom encompass the entire third level of this three-level house. With massive vaulted ceilings, elegant light fixtures, a large fireplace and impeccable decorating, it’s like a model home you can’t believe you get to stay in. This was a family vacation, so two of my aunts took the master together and had more than enough room to spread out their things.
Perhaps most important, the massive master bath gave them plenty of room to both get ready at the same time with double sinks, a deep soaker tub and a large glass shower. It’s honestly the largest master suite I’ve ever seen in a vacation rental…and I’ve stayed in a lot of them (hence why I’m a co-founder of this site).
Accessible off the master bedroom is an additional room with bunk beds if you have small children you want to keep close by.
The Guest Bedrooms
Both guest bedrooms are located on the first floor, which is a floor below the one you enter from the garage or front door. Mobility wasn’t an issue for our group, but this might not be the best rental if someone in your group does have mobility challenges, as you must use the stairs (either up or down) to get to any of the bedrooms from the main level with the master up and the two guest bedrooms down.
What it is perfect for is lots of privacy and separation if you have a big group. You’ll never feel on top of one another in this large home, and I never heard any of the rest of my family when I was in my bedroom. Even the two downstairs guest rooms don’t share a wall.
The other big benefit of this house is that all three bedrooms are incredibly large and each has a king-size bed. There was no fighting in our group over who was getting which bedroom. They each have an en suite bathroom, and the two guest bedrooms and their bathrooms are as big or bigger than a master in most places I’ve stayed. Both guest bedroom baths had double sinks, and my bedroom was large enough to include a daybed with trundle and a pack-n-play in addition to the king size bed without feeling like the room was full.
While it’s clear the owners stocked and decorated this house to be family-friendly, and there’s certainly plenty of room for multiple couples with kids, I also think it’s a great rental for grown adults who just want their own space along with the convenience of having shared living space with their friends or family.
The Open-Concept Living, Dining and Kitchen Area
The living, dining and kitchen area encompass most of the middle floor of the house, which is where you enter from either the two-car garage or the front door. It’s a great space for a large group because you can easily all find a comfortable spot for visiting with one another, sharing a meal or watching a movie on the large 65″ television. We loved the gas fireplace and spent a lot of our time while in the house congregating around it in the living room catching up with one another.
The kitchen is large enough that three of us could be in there preparing a meal (or plating up takeout, haha) without getting in each other’s way. I only wish I had that at home! The owners have also stocked it with everything you could possibly need to cook your own meals or mix up a batch of margaritas.
The dining table easily sat six, and there was additional seating at the bar in the kitchen. Although we ate out for most of our meals, it was nice for a couple of us who needed to work in the mornings to have comfy space at the table to work.
Other Amenities and Perks of this Vacation Rental in Park City
I don’t know about you, but I love having a hot tub when I’m vacationing in the mountains! This rental had a great hot tub located on a lower deck between the two guest bedrooms on the lower level, which you could access from the hallway without having to go through either room. This is also where you would store your skis and other gear. There was also a large laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer on that level.
On the main floor, there was a large balcony where we enjoyed playing and snapping photos in the light snow that fell our first day in town. This home is an end unit in the complex, so there are an abundance of windows letting in natural light and making you feel like you’re inside a snow globe looking out.
We loved having the two-car garage (even in May). The complex also boasts ski-in/ski-out access, although we were there after the season had closed. It did look very convenient, however.
Also–and maybe this is just my family–we appreciated that there were televisions in every bedroom for some time to wind down in our own rooms at night.
Close to Main Street in Park City
This vacation rental in Park City is close to Main Street. It is a drive (not a walk), but a short one. We frequently went down to Main Street to eat and shop. We really enjoyed the food and live music one night at The Spur, and La Niche was an adorable French store we really loved.
I spend a lot of my time in Breckenridge, so I couldn’t help but compare the two mountain towns. I found them to be very similar in many respects. The biggest difference I noticed is comparing their Main Streets. I think they’re comparable in terms of size and number of restaurants and shops. However, while Breckenridge’s Main Street runs parallel to the mountains and is fairly flat, Park City’s Main Street is all uphill–or downhill, depending on which end you start on!
If you’re someone who’s been to somewhere like Breckenridge or Steamboat Springs and liked it, I think you’ll like Park City too.
Ski access here is to the Success ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain, the lower mountain at Deer Valley. I didn’t ski, but according to the owners: “From this trail, ski down to the base of the mountain and start your ski day from there (the base area is also where the ski school meets for lessons each morning and afternoon). From the top of Bald Eagle you can catch the access and ski right back to the condo.”
Alcohol in Park City
Not to sound like alcohol was an important part of our trip, but our inability to find and buy wine our first few days became an inside joke for the entirety of our stay in Utah. Having never been to Utah before, I was unfamiliar with the laws, so if you are too…here’s my primer.
Grocery stores are pretty limited to beer, hard seltzer and other beverages with 5% alcohol-by-volume or lower. This meant we couldn’t get our wine with our groceries on our way into town. We also tried getting it by Instacart or even buying a bottle from a restaurant with our takeout, but no dice.
We were directed to a state liquor store to purchase wine, only to find it wasn’t open on Sunday. When we tried to go on Monday, it was 7:15 and it had closed at 7:00. Now you see why this became the inside joke of our trip. I’ve never worked so hard to buy one bottle of wine, haha!
To make a long story short, we didn’t end up buying wine until later in the week when we crossed into Wyoming! So just a note that grabbing wine or liquor might take a little planning on your part.mountainsPark Cityskiingsmall town