An April 2003 trip
to Salt Lake City by deescheer
Quote: This beautiful state, which is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, is where my husband and I found ourselves for our second ski trip together. We found two of the best restaurants and a really quaint bed-and-breakfast.
The city of Salt Lake is centered on the Church of Latter Day Saints, of which most of the population belongs to. There is also, of course, the Great Salt Lake, which is one of the largest saltwater lakes in the US. The scenery is beautiful, with white-sand beaches and beautiful blue water.
There are plenty of good restaurants to try in Salt Lake and the surrounding areas, and when you are worn out from the day, there are lots of cute bed-and-breakfasts to lay down your weary head.
Hotel | "Log cabin on the hill"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 12, 2005
The Log Cabin on the Hill Bed & Breakfast
2275 East 6200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
Restaurant | "Loghaven "
While this restaurant has won many awards, namely, Most Romantic, it does not feel stuffy or overbearing. While waiting for our table, we enjoyed a glass of wine and had good conversations, all while soaking up the warm flames of the fire on a comfortable sofa. The seating of the restaurant is very romantic, and we managed to get the perfect spot by the window, which looked out onto many pine trees and the mountains. I had the fillet mignon for an entree, and it was absolutely one of the best I have ever had, cooked to perfection, with a wonderful compliment of garlic mashed potatoes. The service was outstanding, and Log Haven is one of the finest restaurants I have ever been to. The setting it is in will never leave my memory. I would highly recommend this restaurant for those who love good food and for those who just love...
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 11, 2005
East Millcreek Canyon
Holladay, Utah 84124
+1 801 272 8255
Restaurant | "The Tree Room"
Sundance is known for its conservation efforts, and this is made very apparent when walking into the dining area. When walking into this restaurant, you walk into a forest, as there are trees in the restaurant they have opted not to move. This is a definite distinction between this and many other restaurants.
The service here is impeccable, and we were seated straight away. There are many tables, and the restaurant was full. The mood in this restaurant is romantic, with candlelit tables and dimmed lighting.
Once again, I ordered the filet mignon, and it did not disappoint. My knife just slid right through the filet, and it literally melted in my mouth. It was very tender and succulent, and cooked to perfection. My husband had the rack of lamb, which was not disappointing, either.
This is a wonderful place to gaze lovingly into each other’s eye or just have great conversation. When leaving the restaurant, there is a gift shop, where you can purchase rather expensive clothes, art, or just a little souvenir.
This restaurant comes highly recommended by the locals and has several culinary awards. It is a must if you are in the area, or just take a leisurely 1-hour drive here from Salt Lake City. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2005
Tree Room at Sundance
North Fork Provo Canyon
Sundance, Utah 84604
+1 800 892 1600
Attraction | "Alta"
For the more adventurous and more experienced skiers, they offer heli skiing, which is where they take you up in a helicopter and drop you off in remote areas - the rest is up to you. They also offer snow cat skiing, where you go up the mountain in a custom snow cat and, once again, are left to your own devices.
This was NOT an option for me, as I am not that adventurous or that good, so I was left with the more boring skiing, which suited me just fine. If it is your first time skiing, they have one of the very best ski schools; it costs $42, which gives you 2 hours of instruction. But, if you just want to polish up on your skills, they have a school for that, too, which is also only $42 for 2 hours of instruction. They have numerous runs for the beginner and intermediate skier. The lift tickets are very reasonable, only $47 for a full day of skiing and $42 for a half-day. There are seven chairs, with over 2,000 acres of ski-able terrain. I loved skiing Alta. They always get tons of snow, and if the resort starts getting too full, they close it off so the crowds don't get overbearing.
There are three choices when ready to eat, we chose Albion, as it was at the base, so it was easy to meet at. There are always crowds at the cafeterias, so no big surprise there. The food is reasonably priced, but I don't know if it was really good or if I was just really hungry from the skiing. I loved the experience of skiing at Alta and would highly recommend this resort to skiers of all levels.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 12, 2005
Alta Ski Area
State Highway 210 (P.O. Box 8007)
Alta, Utah 84092
Attraction | "Park City Ski Resort"
I love visiting Park City--though expensive, it is money well spent.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 12, 2005
Park City Mountain Resort
1310 Lowell Ave
Park City, Utah 84060
Attraction | "The Canyons and Brighton"
While this mountain feels a lot smaller than Park City, it is a beautiful mountain nonetheless. With stunning views and bowl-like runs, this is a skier’s paradise. They have seven chairs, so the lift lines go pretty quickly. Once on the mountain, the runs are fantastic. There are numerous runs for the beginner and intermediate skier. I am not sure about the advanced trails, as I am not quite there yet.
Midday brings about hunger, and if you can't make it all the way down to the base, you can dine mid-mountain, which is good for the wonderful views and great people-watching. The food is tasty.
There are so many options for skiing while in Utah, and while I enjoyed skiing here and would highly recommend this resort, I will always be true to my favorite resort of all, Alta.
Brighton Ski Resort
Highway 190 Star Route
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121