Winter or Summer, Life is Good at the Base of the Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah

“It was the winter that attracted me to Park City/Canyons originally,” the man sitting next to me on the bench at the Canyons Resort base as we stuffed our feet into ski boots and prepared for the first runs of the day, “but it was spending the summer here convinced me this was where I wanted to live.”

That interested me.  I’ve been to Park City, the Canyons Resort and Deer Valley to ski dozens of times over the past 35 years, but I had never been in the summer.  It turns out, the summer in Park City is a secret that’s been too-long kept.  It’s gorgeous, with ideal weather and a host of concerns virtually every night of the week.  There is more room at the restaurants and parking along Main Street is a breeze.  I was fortunate enough to spend one summer weekend in Park City a few years ago, to hear the cast of the TV show Nashville sing some good ole country music, at one of the Park City Institute’s Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series.  If you are not a fan of country music (my husband isn’t, either), then there are plenty of other musical options for you, from the Symphony to Jazz to Rock and more. The summer concert series makes for a perfect summer evening with a great group of people listening to beautiful music in a gorgeous mountain setting in ideal summer weather.

I may not have been able to permanently move to Park City … yet!  But I did stay at a townhome at the base of the Canyons Resort this year, at the Hidden Creek development.  I found my vacation rental home on VRBO.com, and it was a great fit for me.  I cannot wait to visit for two weeks this summer and experience even more of what Park City and the Canyons Resort area have to offer year-round.  I am very excited about the townhome’s location, just a five-minute walk away from where the Park City Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from noon-6 p.m. from June 1 through the end of October each year.  Steps away from fresh, local, organic food, and a well-stocked kitchen in which to create a meal, with a stunning view of the aspen grove and mountain slopes just outside the wall of windows of the home’s private back deck.  That’s what I call living the good life!  Here is a link with directions to the Farmer’s Market home page — https://parkcityfarmersmarket.com/directions/

Not only is the Hidden Creek townhome immediately adjacent to one of the best Farmers Markets in the State, but for anything you cannot find in the market, you can take the free Park City bus to your destination (the route runs right outside the complex).  So, even though the home boasts a private garage, there is no need to rent a car when everything you need is only a walk, free bus ride or Uber/Lyft away.  To take advantage of the bus, check out the schedule at this link: http://parkcity.org/departments/transit-bus/routes-schedules or download the MyStop app on your mobile phone for an interactive transit guide.

A townhome that is walkable, on the free bus route, 600 steps from the Park City Farmer’s Market (we counted!), and a five-minute drive to the Smith’s Grocery and Whole Foods, movie theatres and more of Kimball Junction/Redstone Center; the adorable boutiques and restaurants on Park City’s historic Main Street, and the Outlet Center and WalMart just down the road.

Ahhh, summer in Park City, at the base of the Canyons Resort Village, at a four-bedroom townhome I can call my own for two weeks of rest and relaxation this year … I’m counting down the days!