A haven for skiers, fresh air lovers, and couples who prefer the mountains to the beach, Park City, Utah is one of the most accessible ski resorts in America — and honeymoon couples can revel in suites that seem made for lovers.
A half-hour drive from Salt Lake City airport, Park City consists of three ranges: Park City, the Canyons, and Deer Valley Resort (where the most romantic resorts for couples are located). Offering a multitude of activities in both summer and winter, Park City stands at 6,900 feet, which is easier on the lungs than taller mountains for visitors unaccustomed to high altitudes. These are among the top lodgings that feature suites for couples.
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Lovers of snow, skiing, and fresh mountain air already know the pleasures of Park City, a half hour drive from Salt Lake City. This ski-in, ski-out resort at the base of The Canyons Resort is known for exceptional service. With impeccable provenance, it is also home to a Golden Door Spa. In any season, the best places for romance surround the hotel: Outdoor patios feature fire pits, heated pools, and whirlpools open year-round.
Top Choice for a Honeymoon: King Bed Junior Suite with a sitting room with gas fireplace, balcony views, HDTVs in the room and bathroom, and a kitchenette.
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A unique haven surrounded by 6,000 wilderness acres, Sundance Resort opened in 1969 as the vision of actor and environmental conservationist Robert Redford.
Architecture that complements the mountain scenery, award-winning cuisine, and uniquely furnished rooms and suites make this a place couples covet. Sundance Resort traditionally ranks high in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers’ Choice Award of Top 50 United States Resorts. It has also been named one of the top three hotels for food by the same magazine.
Originated by Redford and the resort to honor independent films, the celeb-packed Sundance Film Festival is held in Park City every January, which can make getting a reservation during that month a challenge.
Top Choice for a Honeymoon: The Sundance Suites, with a small sitting area, wood-burning or gas fireplace. and deck or patio.
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Since opening in 1982, Stein Eriksen Lodge has earned a place on Condé Nast Traveler's list of “Top 50 Ski Hotels” in "Best Places To Ski & Stay in North America." The lodge has become known for its striking architecture and extensive facilities. Modern, updated rooms feature wi-fi, TV and DVD player, Molton Brown bath toiletries, and a jetted bathtub. Suites add gourmet kitchens, spacious living rooms, wood-burning fireplaces made of stone, and separate master bedrooms.
Top Choice for a Honeymoon: Lodge Grand Suites, with fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom, plus privileged access to the Concierge, restaurants, ski locker room and shops.
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All-suite Hotel Park City, a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World, is located in the heart of the city and five minutes from Park City's three Alpine ski resorts. All the spacious suites in the three-story hotel boast desirable amenities to please romantics, such as a fireplace, private balcony or patio, marble bathroom with a jetted bathtub and Bulgari toiletries, European triple-headed showers, Bose entertainment systems, wi-fi, and CD and DVD players. There are also kitchen appliances in suites but cooking implements may be missing. Hotel Park City also features a heated outdoor pool/spa with great views. Some visitors have had complaints about the service, but new hires may correct the situation.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Silver Baron Lodge
Ideal for skiers, the all-suite condos of Silver Baron Lodge stand just 200 yards from Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park lifts. Sleigh beds, gas fireplaces, and modern bathrooms are what romantics will find appealing. Lodgings include kitchens ready to cook in, washing machines, and dryers. The outdoor pool and hot tub are heated year-round.
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As a condo hotel, the Chateaux offers guests the choice of staying in a hotel room or an apartment-like suite furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. Couples on a honeymoon or romantic getaway may find dining on the French cuisine served in the hotel restaurant makes a visit feel more like a vacation and less like home. Both lodgings feature gas fireplaces, wet bar, feather bed, and heated towel warmers in the bathroom (also good for drying snow-wet gear). The hotel's outdoor pool and hot tub are heated year round, which can make for an invigorating dip when snow surrounds the property. A day spa is on the premises.
Top Choice for a Honeymoon: Luxury One-Bedroom Suites contain a separate master bedroom with a king bed, full bathroom and gas fireplace. There's also a full kitchen and living area with a gas fireplace and flat screen HDTV. Suite guests have access to a washer and dryer.
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Standing mid-mountain in Deer Valley Resort's Silver Lake area, Goldener Hirsch Inn evokes the Alpine ski lodges of Europe and has ski-in, ski-out convenience. Condé Nast Traveler calls it the no. 2 small hotel in America. Elegant and traditional, Goldener Hirsch Inn has only 20 rooms and suites, which cosset guests in thick down comforters and fine linens over king-size feather beds. Hand-painted furniture imported from Europe adds to the charm of this lodging. Indoor and outdoor hot tubs soothe and relax. Wi-fi and iHome clock radios add a necessary modern touch. The restaurant earned AAA Four Diamonds, but lovers may find it even more sensual to fete each other with fondues. Note to summer visitors: The Inn is not air-conditioned.
Top Choice for a Honeymoon: Second-floor suites have a wood-burning fireplace, luxurious king bed, and private balcony.
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Inside a schoolhouse originally built in 1889, the Washington School House Inn is listed on the National Historic Register. It was converted into lodgings in 1984 and updates in 2011. The childfree inn prides itself on serving gourmet morning meals. Specialties include brioche stuffed French toast and savory salmon roulade. For dinner, guests can choose from among the 50-plus restaurants within a ten-block walk. Park City Mountain Resorts' town ski lift is a two minute downhill walk from the inn and the town's complimentary shuttle is also steps away.
Top Choice for a Honeymoon: Lofted King Suite features an iron spiral staircase connecting the two levels furnished with modern-French minimalist decor.