February 25, 2013

The Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

We are back from gorgeous Salt Lake City! Oh my goodness, from the moment we landed I was so stunned at how breathtaking the views from this beautiful city were. We loved every minute there! For my dad’s birthday (which is also Valentine’s Day) our wonderful friends Maria and Josh helped us surprise him and my mom with a dream ski vacation to Deer Valley Resort. (Click HERE to see how we surprised him!) All six of us got to spend a fabulous week of skiing together at Deer Valley while living in luxury at the ultra cozy Black Diamond Lodge. I could not stop snapping photos of our beautiful home for the week!

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

My parents took me skiing every year when I was growing up, and I’m so happy I was able to treat them this year. I have so many fun memories of our ski trips growing up, and I definitely wanted them to continue. Our experience at Deer Valley was more than I could’ve ever dreamed of. I know we will treasure it for years to come. I loved every single thing about Deer Valley, and I’m already dying to go back. The Black Diamond Lodge is located literally right on the slopes for perfect ski in / ski out access. You can walk downstairs, step into your skis, and ski off for the day! :)

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

You guys, my jaw nearly hit the floor when we walked into our condo. We had a 3 bedroom / 4 bathroom condo with a full kitchen, TWO living rooms, and a private hot tub on the secluded wrap-around balcony overlooking the slopes. Look how perfectly cozy and comfy this massive living room was! This is just one of the living rooms!!?!

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Our fully-equipped kitchen had a Viking range and built-in appliances that were hidden in the cabinets like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and trash can. I could live here all winter.

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

The kind folks at Deer Valley surprised us with a welcome gift basket from the Deer Valley Grocery Cafe filled with chocolates, pancake mix and pure maple syrup, homemade Doritos (which were FABULOUS and awesomely spicy!!), pasta, and my favorite.. Black and White popcorn! Sweet and salty treats for snacking and easy ingredients for hearty breakfasts and dinners after a full day of skiing.

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

The Black Diamond Lodge also provides a complimentary continental breakfast each morning downstairs in the lobby. We would all bring our breakfast upstairs in the mornings so we could eat together before heading off to ski.

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Here was the second living room. I think my parents loved having their own separate living room away from us kids, lol! I absolutely loved the vintage skis and snowshoes in here. So perfect for a ski lodge! And how fun is that game table?

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Speaking of vintage ski equipment, I was also totally crushing on this vintage ski rack in the foyer.

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

The three bedrooms were ginormous and decadently comfortable.

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

They each had their own private sitting area by the window where you could cuddle up with a book and a hot chocolate and watch the skiers all day.

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

The master even had it’s own private stone fireplace. So nice!

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Each room had it’s own private bathroom complete with a towel warming rack.

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Here’s a peek into the second bedroom, with a king-sized bed, private sitting area, large walk-in closet, and private bathroom.

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

And how fun is this third bedroom?! :) Loved these massive bunk beds! This huge room would definitely be the perfect spot for a group of kids. It was packed with books, movies, games, and even a PS3. :) In addition to the oversized queen bed and three twin beds in here, there were also trundle beds underneath the bottom bunks that pulled out for even more sleep space. Slumber party at Deer Valley!

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

We even had our own spacious laundry room right in the condo. No need to visit the laundromat on vacation! And hello, can I get a laundry room this huge in my house please?

Each bedroom had access to the long wrap-around balcony which included a dining table and a private hot tub. I don’t know what it is, but I *love* getting into a steamy hot tub when it’s freezing and snowy outside! Especially after a long day of skiing. :)

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Thank you so, so much to Deer Valley for hosting us and making this dream possible. Everyone we met was so friendly and helpful.

I can’t wait to share more about our trip. I’ve got a post all about our ski adventures and one all about the food… Oh my gosh! You will not believe! :)

See you soon! :)



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1
Janet February 25, 2013 at 5:13 am

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing a piece of your vacation :)

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Pamela Tadlock February 25, 2013 at 6:11 am

Fabulous”! we have taken our children skiing each year as well. Living in Fl all our lives snow sounds like more fun than sand. Our oldest (of 7) is 29, so we’ve been to most resorts. haven’t been to Deer Valley recently, but these photos make a great case for next year. Whistler this year,Black Diamond Lodge next, thanks for the travel tips!

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LinhC February 25, 2013 at 7:14 am

Wow, this condo is fabulous! I’ll have to check into staying here the next time we’re in Park City. Can’t wait to read your posts about your ski trip. I sure miss it, as we used to go skiing every Spring Break.

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh February 25, 2013 at 7:25 am

I’m not a skier (but I snowshoe) but I think I could certainly hang out in that space for a nice getaway since I LOVE winter! I thought I saw a sleigh ride in one of your pics during your trip, yeah…all over that!

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Meredith February 25, 2013 at 7:58 am

The photo with the feet on the bed facing the fireplace – best picture ever! Makes me want to make a reservation right now. Hope you had a fabulous time!

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Thais February 25, 2013 at 7:59 am

LOVE the socks Amanda :) And that kids bedroom; I saw a bed for Howie and one for Miley calling their names!!! Love to hear stories about kids treating their parents to a vacation. My son just landed a fabulous job making 3x the $$$ I make. I forwarded him your story to see if he gets the hint. I’m can imagine for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day your parents will receive scrapbooks of the trip???

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Deborah February 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

I’m convinced now that I need a staycation there – and I don’t even ski! Gorgeous!

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Teresa Young February 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife February 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

The lodge looks amazing! I love all of that open space!

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TidyMom February 25, 2013 at 11:20 am

Stunning Amanda!……..I don’t think I would want to leave!

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carnett February 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm

What a wonderful way to celebrate your Dad’s BD. The lodge looks amazing and very cozy. Sounds like you had everything planned out just right. I bet the BD dinner and sleight ride were great too!!!
Surprise BD’s are the most fun….

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Joyce February 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I grew up in Idaho-just a hop skip and a jump from where you visited! Gorgeous country and I love the Rocky Mountains!!

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 26, 2013 at 8:02 am

What a gorgeous place! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time! :D

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking February 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

Soooo cool! I was following your Instagram pics and loved every second of it! I totally would sleep in the bunk bed room, not even kidding!

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Diane {Created by Diane} February 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

looks GORGEOUS!

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. February 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

wow my favorite location for ski!

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Amy February 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Oh my gosh … I wanna go! Wonder if it’s too late to plan a last minute trip. ;) Or what about a summer vacation there? Hmmm … now I’m thinking.

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Laura February 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I <3 Park City!!! I hope you had some sushi while you were there!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I love that HUGE laundry room!! And the lodge is overall, phenomenal :)

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 27, 2013 at 7:20 am

What fun! Love all the brightly colored houses. :)

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies February 27, 2013 at 8:09 am

That kitchen is absolutely insane! Much better than a standard hotel room, huh? :)

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DeeAnn February 27, 2013 at 10:19 am

Was this a sponsored vacation given to you by the lodge?

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Amanda February 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

It was given to our friends Maria and Josh (they have connections at the lodge) and they were kind enough to take us along for the ride. :)

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Ashley W. February 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I am so glad you enjoyed SLC! I have lived here my whole life. I joke about moving some place warm, but I know that once I do I will miss it immensely.

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Jeanette February 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Wow – what a beautiful place – thanks for sharing your photos and experience!

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Micheline February 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

Wow! Thanks for the quick vacation. I wish my kitchen looked like that one!

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