Top Reasons to Stay at The Yarrow Hotel & Conference Center
- Just a mile north of the main drag of Park City, The Yarrow Hotel & Conference Center is located on the route of the complimentary Park City shuttle—you can hitch a ride downtown directly outside the hotel’s main entrance.
- There is a trio of nearby ski resorts—The Canyons, Deer Valley, and Park City Mountain—where you can mountain bike, hike, and race down the slopes on an alpine coaster in the warm summer months.
- Hit up the Mountain Grill for breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, including halibut fish and chips ($11.95), buffalo burgers ($11.95), and smoked gouda mac and cheese ($9.95).
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub, which are open year-round.
- Both deluxe and studio guest rooms measure in at 300- square feet and are equipped with a 32-inch flat-screen TV; studio rooms also come with a kitchenette and fireplace.
Park City, Utah: Historical Mining Town Turned Ski Mecca
Park City has humble roots as a mining town nestled in the Wasatch Range east of Salt Lake City—but in the past 30-odd years, the town has blossomed into an international skiing destination. That’s largely due to Park City Mountain Resort, a venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games halfpipe and alpine giant-slalom events. Each winter, the mountain is blanketed with an average of 365 inches of snow, which means plenty of fresh powder across 100-plus ski runs and three terrain parks. In the warmer months, you can weave through groves of trees on miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails. The Alpine Coaster, open year round, hurtles down the mountain at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
Back in town, Park City's former saloons and boarding houses have given way to more than 100 independent boutiques, 30 art galleries, and 50 restaurants along historical Main Street. For about 10 days each January, Park City glams it up Hollywood style as the host of the Sundance Film Festival. When Sundance isn’t in town, you can catch a play, concert, or comedy show at the circa-1929 Egyptian Theatre. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb in the early ’20s launched a nationwide fascination with ancient Egypt, and hundreds of Egyptian-revival theaters were built across the country. Today, Park City’s carefully preserved theater is one of only six of its kind remaining in the United States.
Located on the main drag, the 12,000-square-foot Park City Museum chronicles the town’s history with artifacts and interactive exhibits. In the eerie museum basement, you can check out the former territorial jail—nicknamed “the dungeon” for its dim lighting, stone walls, and rusted leg irons. In the space between cells, Wanted posters showcase the outlaws, murderers, and thieves who passed through the subterranean slammer.