February 7, 2014

The Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley

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Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

The majestic Stein Eriksen Lodge was our home for five days last week while we were in Deer Valley, Utah. The Stein Lodge is Deer Valley’s premier on-mountain luxury hotel, and it is also the ONLY Forbes five-star rated Hotel & Spa in the entire state of Utah. On the way there our driver told us the Stein Lodge is where all the celebrities stayed when they were in Park City for Sundance just a few days before we got there. Many of them he drove himself! He told us he’d just driven Kate Hudson, Ethan Hawke, Claire Danes, and “someone from The Walking Dead”. We were beside ourselves at the chance to stay there. And seriously hoping there’d be some celebrities still hanging around after Sundance, lol! :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Photo via Stephanie

Here are just a few of the amenities the Stein Lodge offers:

  • Ski-in / Ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort
  • Full-service ski locker room and ski valets
  • Shuttle service to Park City and anywhere in Deer Valley
  • Twice-daily maid service
  • Turndown service
  • Secure parking in heated underground garage

The driveway to Stein Lodge is also heated, so you never have to worry about driving in the snow, or stepping in snow when you get out of the car. That’s why there’s no snow on the rotunda in the photo above! Crazy, huh?? :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

For the four of us, we had a 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom suite which was TONS of room. We could’ve easily fit at least one more couple in there. :) Click here to see a floorplan. There was a pull-down Murphy bed off the living room. We loved hanging out in here by the fire after a day of skiing. When you’re ready for a fire you can call down to the front desk and they will send someone up to build a fire for you. :) The Stein Lodge went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We felt like royalty.

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Loved this cozy little area in the dining room. The big bay window had a comfy cushioned seat with lots of extra fluffy pillows and had a beautiful view of the mountains, ski slopes, and sunset. I could sit here and read all day. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

The master had a king bed and it’s own fireplace you could turn on with a switch. Out back is a private deck with private hot tub with access from the master or living room.

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

The second bedroom was huge. There was tons of space between the beds so Stephanie and I didn’t feel like we were right on top of each other. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

There was even a full kitchen in case we wanted to do meals in the condo. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

I loved the little laundry room with the cute mini boxes of Tide and Bounce! It was nice having one right in our suite. We put it to good use after a day of skiing. I dried my scarf so I could wear it again to dinner and so it’d be nice and warm and toasty when I put it on. ;)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Even the sun is on vacation at Deer Valley! When we were there the sun didn’t rise until about 8 am, giving us plenty of time to sleep in, yet still see the sunrise. Every morning we’d go down early for breakfast and watch the sun come up. It was the highlight of my day. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

The Stein Lodge is located right on the slopes with ski-in/ski-out access. After breakfast, we’d head down to the ski valet for a day of skiing.

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Can I just say again how much I love Deer Valley’s Ski Valet service?! Before the cute young ski valet guy put on my ski boots for me, I asked if I could put on toe warmers to keep my feet warm during the day. I’d never worn toe warmers before, so I had no clue how to put them on. Before I knew it he was saying “Of course!” and was taking them out of the package, shaking them up to get them warm, and applying them in the perfect spot for optimal heat distribution. What a dream! Talk about exceptional service. Deer Valley and Stein Lodge are all about making sure you are taken care of down to every last detail. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Okay, if there is one thing you seriously have to do at Deer Valley, it is get a cup of the Hot Apple Cider located at the Stein Lodge Ski Valet area!!! When you head out for a day of skiing, or when you come back in for lunch, or for the day, or anytime, they have a hot chocolate and hot apple cider bar with complimentary drinks to warm you up. We loved coming in from a day of skiing and grabbing a hot chocolate or hot cider! The hot apple cider was — no joke — seriously one of the best things I have ever tasted. It tasted like Jolly Ranchers!!! I have never had anything like it!! I could not get enough of this apple cider. I seriously need the recipe for this!! I am still dreaming about it!! :) If you are anywhere near Deer Valley, seriously get yourself up there for some of this cider. :) So delicious!! :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

After a day of skiing, we would come back up to the lodge and drink hot chocolate or cider by the fire pits outside with a beautiful view of the mountains and skiers in the background.

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

One morning we woke up to seven inches of fresh powder to ski on! Everything was covered in a peaceful blanket of soft white snow.

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Good thing there was always a big fire going in the lobby to warm up next to with a big mug of hot cocoa and whipped cream. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Another one of my favorite features of the Stein Lodge was the spa water in the lobby. Because of the elevation in Park City it is important to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. I loved the spa water in the lobby! They make it so easy for you. :) It was a different delicious flavor every day, and I’d always have to grab a cup every time we walked by. I seriously drank gallons and gallons of this stuff! :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Aaaand of course I had to check out their 23,000 square-foot Five Star luxury spa. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Anyone for a swim?? It is heated after all! :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

After a day of skiing, you could go go hang out in the spa lounge. They even had these cozy little private booths! :) The spa at Stein Eriksen offers dozens of customizable treatments including massage, facials, even full salon services. I could totally spend a day just hanging out at the spa. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

My favorite après ski activity was watching the sunset from our warm, toasty room, cuddled up with a blanket on the bay window. :)

Dream Destination: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Hotel and Spa at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

And finally, every night we were spoiled with turndown service. They left chocolates on our pillow along with  a tray of mugs, hot chocolate, and bottles of water. Stein Lodge anticipated our needs and always made sure we had plenty of water bottles in the room to stay hydrated! They were always looking out for us. Oh! Another really awesome thing they did for us — the outlets in the room were a little hard to reach, so they brought me an extension cord so I could charge my phone right on the nightstand. All I did was call down and they brought it right up. Any time I called down, they were there in seconds!

Everything at the Stein Lodge was exceptional. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. Thank you so much to the Stein Lodge for hosting this week at Deer Valley!

Thanks so much for looking! Have a great weekend!!



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15 Comments





1
Maria February 7, 2014 at 6:29 am

Oh wow…that place looks absolutely amazing..Almost makes me want to take up skiing! I love the idea of leaving hot chocolate out for guests…I am going to start doing that for my guests here in Pittsburgh!

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh February 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

I would so be in the condo…or maybe the lounge…okay, maybe one of those nook thingys…no no, I would pretend I was going to ski and make the valet boy pseudo massage my feet with heat then walk to get my hot cider in toasty comfort! That place looks AWESOME!

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TidyMom February 7, 2014 at 6:55 am

wow! now I want to go skiing!! Heated driveways kind of blows my mind!! who knew?!

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SaRaH February 7, 2014 at 7:00 am

It’s magical, for sure! It’s equally as gorgeous in the fall-I can’t even count how many times we took the lifts up and hiked down. While we were there, one of the owner’s children was getting married on the grounds and they invited us (two total strangers!) to the reception! It was a hoot! I adore everything about that place – so happy for you!!!

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shelly (cookies and cups) February 7, 2014 at 7:19 am

That place looks like a dream!! What a fantastic trip!

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Stephanie @ Plain Chicken February 7, 2014 at 7:19 am

Oh, that cider! The best apple cider I’ve ever had!

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Jenny Flake February 7, 2014 at 7:36 am

Seriously, what a fabulous place! I gotta hunt down some toe warmers for my trip this month!! xo

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Liz Hopewell February 7, 2014 at 8:49 am

Your pictures are always phenomenal, but this batch is a whole new level! Love all of them!! Wish you could teach me your ways! I live not to far from you…so if you ever consider hosting a class in Huntsville please let me know!
War Eagle!!

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Shaina February 7, 2014 at 8:51 am

What a gorgeous resort. It would be a dream to get to take the kids here someday, though I’m raising snowboarders because I never learned to ski. ;)

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Wendy February 7, 2014 at 10:22 am

Kind of wishing I hadn’t just read this and seen your beautiful photos…don’t think we are getting to go ski this year and I miss that ‘high’. Sigh. I’ve never been to Utah, but I won’t hesitate to go (or stay at Stein Lodge. Looks fabulous!)

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Laura February 7, 2014 at 11:01 am

My husband and I stayed at the Stein Eriksen one night during our honeymoon, pure luxury. We didn’t have a kitchen, though, just a single room with a king bed. I think it cost us close to $250 for that one night. I can’t imagine what a 2 bedroom with kitchen would cost per night…

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Lori @ RecipeGirl February 7, 2014 at 3:17 pm

It looks like this place is absolutely amazing!!!! Must visit Deer Valley soon!

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Darlene February 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Seriously Amanda, I want your life! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place and your awesome weekend. What a great treat for your dad and friend. I always enjoy your posts.

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Ashley | Our Full Table February 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm

WOW! Amazing! Seriously looks like a dream!

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife February 9, 2014 at 11:02 am

All of these photos are just beautiful! I love the service they gave you at the resort! Outstanding!

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