Deer Valley is located in Park City, Utah, and has been a popular destination for skiing and other winter activities since the 1930s! It’s played host to the rich and famous, and you might recognize the name from the 2002 Winter Olympics. Even though it’s mostly known for its winter activities, Deer Valley is actually a great place to visit for a getaway all year round!
A few weeks ago my husband and I went for a little getaway here and had a fabulous time! It was so fun that I wanted to share it with you. Taking vacations actually makes me more productive, but you don’t have to go far away or spend tons of money in order to get refreshed or have a good time! Deer Valley is only about an hours drive from where I live. It’s also not to far from Sundance Mountain. Which is another stunning area.
We stayed at The Chateaux Deer Valley and had a wonderful experience. Since we were visiting in the off-season, we were able to get a great deal on a room that was more like a little apartment and would normally have cost a whole lot more during the winter season.
As you can see, our “room” was very spacious! There was a gorgeous living area with beautiful, large windows, and also a well-equipped kitchen that was just the right size. It’s nice to have the space to make your own meals or store food and snacks instead of having to go out all the time! Everything in the unit was updated, clean, and organized.
One neat thing about our room was the Murphy Bed in the wall. Since it was just the two of us we only needed the one bed, but the way each unit is designed is that you can actually rent out more bedrooms attached to it if you need the space. The rooms you haven’t rented are locked, so you’re not paying for the space you don’t use. It’s great because you can have all the rooms you need for a large family, or just the one bed if you’re on a couples getaway like us!
Another great thing was that our unit had a washer and dryer in it! The worst part about coming home from any vacation is all the laundry you have to do, and having access to a washer and dryer while we were away was such a blessing. Not only can you throw in a load and stay on top of washing, but it’s there in case of an emergency spill and a stain needs to be removed ASAP!
Our check-in time for the hotel was later in the afternoon, and we knew we were going to arrive a little early. Because my husband and I are definitely what you could call “pool people,” we asked if we would be able to use the pool before check in. They said that would be fine, so we spent a few hours out there first hanging around the pool.
Now, one thing I will say about this resort is that, while everything else seems to be updated and up to par, the pool wasn’t quite as nice as some others I’ve seen. It’s a little bit small and a bit dated, but thankfully we were pretty much the only ones there so it didn’t end up being a problem. If you also love spending time at the pool, you may want to make sure you check out what it looks like first!
The weather while we were in Deer Valley was perfect! You always want to make sure that you check what the weather is going to be like and plan accordingly. Check it frequently before you go because things can change even the day right before you’re supposed to leave, and nobody wants to plan for sun only to find heavy rain the whole time, or vice versa.
It was so awesome to be able to walk around and enjoy the stunning scenery of the area. It’s something that I don’t think you get to appreciate as much when everything is white and buried under 10 ft of snow. All the areas that are so full in the winter are empty and beautiful, and there’s a completely different feeling to the area that you can only experience in the summer months.
We had such a great time in Deer Valley! During the summer months there is a “concerts in the park”series that we were able to go to a performance of. The Chateaux provided a shuttle to and from the park, which made the navigation and transportation a breeze. It was a fun evening that made our little vacation even more enjoyable!
Hopefully someday you will be able to visit this beautiful area too! It’s a fantastic destination any time of year due to the different activities and events that are always going on. Whether you’re looking for a winter ski trip or a late summer relaxation getaway, Deer Valley is a great place to consider!
I hope you enjoyed reading about our adventure and check out this area sometime! Another getaway trip I visited in Utah was in Southern Utah with girlfriends to the Movara Fitness Resort. Not as relaxing as Deer Valley more of a “on-the-move” type of place. But very lovely with stunning scenery.
Do you have any favorite spots you like to go back to for a getaway or vacation?