We’ve had a few rainy days here in Park City, Utah, but don’t worry!  All the spring moisture will help green things up faster and bring us even closer to our coveted, amazing Park City summer season!  If you’re planning a trip to Park City,Utah during the summer months, there may be a few things you need or would like to plan in advance.  One of those items is lodging, and the other may be tickets to some great local events.  I have recommendations for both!


Spring in Park City!


Finding an amazing luxury vacation rental can be a daunting task.  How do you know the representation of the property online is what you’ll truly see when you turn the key and walk through the door?  This is something I often worry about when I travel, as I truly enjoy staying in vacation rentals as a change from lodging in hotels.  Both are great options, but sometimes, it’s nice to walk through the doors of a beautifully decorated home and enjoy the amenities that it provides.  I enjoy cooking when I travel and not necessarily eating every meal out, so vacation rentals are a great choice!  I do often worry though that if I don’t book through a trusted source, I may end up renting a place that is not what I bargained for!  So, I’ve listed a few exceptional choices here for you to review for your summer travel, and what’s more, you can rent them through a reputable source!  So, pack those bags, grab your hiking boots, and don’t forget your bathing suit – it’s going to be a fun summer here in Park City!

One of my favorite things about Park City is Main Street; the shops, the dining, the history of it all, and the neighborhoods surrounding the Min Street area are so very charming!  What better way to treat yourself to a summer retreat in Old Town Park City than a stay at the Main Street Estate!  Located just steps away from all the action, you can enjoy a cozy, beautifully appointed retreat and have the convenience of being located right at the heart of all the fun!  This gem has it all, with three bedrooms, upgraded kitchen any gourmet chef would approve of, and, most importantly, a backyard with a 6-person hot tub!  There is no better way to finish off an evening in Park City than with a glass of wine, kick back and enjoying a starry summers night in your own private hot tub!  Once you arrive at the Main Street Estate, you’ll never need a car – you’re stay in Park City will be relaxed and easy!  This listing is available on our main area of the website.


Old Town Chamber in the Heart of the action!


Thinking you may want to go big for your summer stay in Park City?  Well, then, have I got a place for you to checkout!  The Canyons Mansion would make even the most famous “A-lister” take notice!  Wirth room for twenty-two, you can being your whole crew for a mountain get-away!  This award-winning home is located nestled in to Canyons Ski Resort, which offers amazing hiking, events and dining during the summer season.  Although, you may never want to leave this estate as it hosts a game room and a state-of-the-art movie theatre!  This home has exquisite details, and is a favorite celebrity retreat, especially during the Sundance Film Festival!  Live the dream in Park City this summer, and settle in to Canyons Mansion for a nice long stay.


A-List Ammenities at Canyons Mansion!


OK, now that you have a place to stay, you’ll want to have a few things planned to do.  Beginning on May 2nd, 2012, tickets will go on sale for the first three shows of Deer Valley’s Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.  The series kicks off July 13th at 7PM with a performance by Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.  The next show will take place on July 29th, and will be a performance by country legend Dwight Yoakam.  Pull on your blue jeans, grab your cowboy hat, and hunker down for an evening enjoying the mesmerizing lyrics of this country crooner.  Finally, the third show you can purchase tickets to is the legendary singer of Supertramp – Roger Hodgson.  Can’t quite remember any Supertramp songs?  Here’s a hint; you’ll want to “Take the Long Way Home” after this show just so you can review the highlights of the evening!  For more information on these shows, and other planned throughout the summer, visit www.ecclescenter.org .


Big Stars Bright Nights Summer Concert Series at Deer Valley


Another event worth buying tickets in advance to is the annual ParkCity Food and Wine Classic.  A favorite event of locals and visitors alike, you’ll have a chance to delight in culinary bliss, taste wines from more vineyards than if you actually tooka trip to Napa, and enjoy unique vintner dinners and showcase events.  This, my friends, is a party you do not want to miss!  You can purchase tickets to the Grand Tasting Event, the Wine on the Mountain Event, and loads of amazing seminars at www.parkcityfoodanwineclassic.com .  The events begin on July 5th, 2012 and roll through July 8th.  What a perfect way to cap off the famous 4th of July holiday inParkCity!

Annual Food and Wine Classic Event in Park City


About Jim Bizily

I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals.