Mountain Resort Review: The St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah

We arrived in Salt Lake City.  One of the draws to visiting Park City for a ski-in/ski-out experience is how close it is. Only a 40 minute drive and you are in the heart of a winter wonderland so if travel time is a concern, this is the trip for you.  Since we went to conduct site-inspections, we stayed a few nights at different properties to understand what client and travel style each resort would attract. 

I’d recommend a minimum 5-night stay in the winter and even longer in the spring so picking the right home base is essential.  

The St. Regis Deer Valley

First on the list, checking into The St. Regis Deer Valley. 

It’s an experience from the start when you hand your keys and bags off to the valet at the lower entrance. This portion of the property exists to transport you to the main property.  

We rode the funicular or gondola up the slope to the main lobby of The St. Regis.  Such a peaceful entrance for us with a view but it does get busy at peak times with the ski school at the bottom.  You have the option of using the shuttle from the main lobby if you prefer but it’s certainly a unique way to arrive.  

I was loving the view from our room and watching the ski-in/ski-out riders come right up to our balcony. The beautiful two-story lobby is the perfect spot to stop in for afternoon s’mores, hot chocolate, or the daily champagne sabering.

The perfect mix of regal but casual for guests as it caters to multi-generational trips and young families.

✨Tip for families: if you want to send your littles to ski school, it’s right at the base of the resort. Perfect so they can learn to ride within walking distance.

✨Tip for couples: the spa can only be utilized if you have an appointment or book a day pass so it remains a tranquil space

Best for: outdoor adventurers, young families, couples, and multi-generational travel 

Book with Melted&Moved for perks:

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
$80 breakfast credit, for up to two people, to enjoy at RIME
$100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

Plus some surprises

I can’t say enough good things about @stregisdv

This award wining mountain retreat just went through a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2019 and the rooms feel and look NEW. While the resort was covered in snow during our stay, for perfect ski-in/ski-out conditions, the St. Regis caters towards outdoor adventure year long with ATV tours, fly fishing, etc.

But no matter when you visit, expect nightly champagne sabering and s’mores.

Let me know when you’re planning to retreat, we can talk exclusive tips

Ever wonder who invented The Bloody Mary?

The story goes, in 1934 a bartender at The St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar perfected the recipe for a vodka-and-tomato juice cocktail. He called it the Bloody Mary — at the time, the name was a little risky for the clientele of the hotel so they decided to call it the Red Snapper.

If you go to the St. Regis in New York today you will get the traditional Red Snapper – the concoction of vodka, tomato juice, celery salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. It was a hit back then and has certainly stood the test of time.

Today, each St. Regis continues the tradition with their own version of a Bloody Mary.

In Deer Valley, you’ll get the 7452 Mary, so named for the bar’s elevation. It starts with the original Red Snapper recipe, but then takes it further, topping it with wasabi and celery espuma and a dash of cayenne pepper. The glass is rimmed with black lava salt, reflecting the color of coal, a nod to Park City’s rich mining history.

The St. Regis Bloody Mary is a trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your bar stool.

Or make your own from the comfort of your home, here’s the recipe:

* 6 oz High West vodka
* 16 oz tomato juice
* ¼ cup lemon juice
* ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
* ¼ cup cornichon juice
* 2 tsp horseradish
* 1 tsp sriracha chile sauce
* ½ tsp fine ground black pepper
* 1 tsp celery salt
Wasabi Celery Espuma
* 60 g celery juice
* 30 g green apple juice
* 2 g wasabi powder
* a few parsley leaves
* 1 tbsp lime juice
* dash of salt
* dash of xanthan
* pinch of cayenne pepper

But if you come for the Bloody Mary’s, make sure you stay for the truffle pizza.  

Après Ski Beach

Who says beach days are reserved for summer sun?  This 40-foot-long fire garden overlooks the slopes so you can soak up the sun in loungers with s’mores in hand.    Plus, if you get cold there’s a multilevel heated pool below.  Just saying… 

Astor Suite Room Tour

If you’d like a further look at our stay, check out my room tour

✨Favorite Feature: Butler service for all suites, including coffee & tea service

Traveling with Littles

When traveling with littles, the less you have to bring along the better.  Not only did the St. Regis provide a crib in our suite upon arrival, but it came with goodies like a new blanket and an essentials kit.  Plus they had a sweet gift for Stella in the room at arrival – my hotel partners are incredible with special touches and I love to include a few surprises for my clients trips so everyone from honeymooners to 1-year olds feel special.  

If you’re thinking of visiting Deer Valley, I’d love to advise your stay.  My goal is to elevate your travels so that each trip will have lasting impact, without all the decision fatigue. 

Let’s set up a complimentary discover call to discuss how we can co-create a the perfect trip for you. 

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