Mountain Resort Review: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

The Stein’s reputation proceeds itself having earned a spot on Forbes’ list of “Most Luxurious Hotels in the World” and received raving review from Travel + Leisure. Ski Magazine readers have consistently voted it the best ski resort in America. 

This Norwegian-style chalet sits mid-mountain.  The nostalgic European atmosphere feels as if you’ve stepped back in time with all the modern amenities of today.  

The lodge sits 8,500 feet above sea level. Give your lungs a day to adjust before jumping into intense exercise. If you are here for the slopes in the winter or mountain bikes in the summer, consider starting out slow.  There are plenty of resort activities to keep you entertained while your body adjusts. 

Best for: families, couples, groups that value privacy and an old-world atmosphere

Consider a stay at The Stein Residences or The Chateaux for a change in atmosphere with Stein-level service. 

Lodge Layout

Despite the grand entrance with the statue of Stein Eriksen himself, the lobby exists purely for check-in/out transactions.  It’s not designed to be a place of retreat. The Stein wants you spending time immersed in the resort itself, so the layout encourages you to enjoy all activities slope-side. You will walk through the lantern lit courtyard with heated sidewalks to reach dining options, the outdoor patio, lounge, concierge desk, and more.  The layout is designed so the view is priority.  

We stayed in a Deluxe Room. The main difference between the Deluxe Room and Luxury Room is the view.  All Deluxe rooms will have a courtyard view and Luxury Rooms will have a mountain view.  The Luxury Suites also have their own private hot tub on the patio, perfect for a little R&R after a day on the slopes. All rooms have an exterior entrance so it truly feels like a private retreat.  

Alpenglobe Dining

Take advantage of the new Alpenglobe dining experience. 

  • Reservations are $200 for a 90-minute meal
  • Same menu as Troll Hallen Lounge
  • Choose your own music, heat, and lighting 

Perfect for panoramic and socially distanced dining. While The Stein Lodge has more than 10,000 bottles of wine and incredible sommeliers to offer menu pairing suggestions, I’ve got to say the cocktails were incredible.  I’d recommend the blueberry mojito or the old fashion. 

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Ski-Only Mountain

Deer Valley is a ski-only mountain that limits ticket sales to keep the lines short and the experience incredible. 

✨With that in mind: be sure to book your lift tickets the same time you book your room✨

Better yet, book your stay with me and I’ll handle the logistics for you and VIP your stay. 

Melted&Moved Perks:
•Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• $60 Breakfast Credit)
• $100 USD equivalent Resort credit
•Early Check-In / Late Check-Out

Power Lunch

Since The Stein caters towards skiers, they provide a huge spread to keep everyone fueled and on the slopes.  The “power lunch” has become a staple for skiers to come and socialize off the slopes and indulge.  

Deer Valley Sleigh Ride

Another way to get out on the slopes is a horse drawn sleigh ride. Our horse, Cowboy, could move!

We got so lucky with the best weather. It snowed the day we arrived and the sun was out shortly after. I’ve never been around so much fresh powder and 60 degree weather. ☀️

Worth the risk of traveling near the end of ski season…

Tip: Bring hot chocolate or cider and blankets are provided.

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Homage to Stein Eriksen

We visited the Utah Olympic Park but seeing the trophy case dedicated to Stein Eriksen in the lobby was a great reminder that Deer Valley truly is a skiers’ paradise.  The painting you can see Stella admiring is his famous photo before the olympic win. The story goes only his glove was touching the snow and his mom turned around thinking he fell, but when she looked back he’d won the gold medal.  

Alpine Serenity

Not only was The Stein awarded Forbes Five-Star Hotel and Spa, it’s identified worldwide as a preeminent luxury ski hotel.  All adults guests (no kids allowed) can access the spa, even without an appointment booked. Experience the relaxation room, hot and cold plunge pools for a chance to recover off the slopes.  Part of the recent renovation in 2018 included an outdoor pool expansion with new hot tubs and a water feature. The two heated outdoor pools are available year round, with complimentary sunblock for guests.  The picture also shows the new fire pits for afternoon s’mores. 

But the $14 million dollar expansion included much more than that.  The Stein added First Tracks Kaffee coffee shop, a 56-seat Movie Theatre, and an entertainment center. From what I understand, The Stein is constantly under renovation to preserve the Norwegian style and maintain their Forbes 5-star status.  But what truly makes this resort stand out is the service, everyone went out of their way to accommodate us and stop in and chat with our 10 month old.  While there’s no kids club, coloring books were brought to us and the lounge/ restaurant felt casual and very comfortable for us to bring her without concern.  

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