Beautiful Park City hotel getaway

Have you ever been to Park City?  I’m a little spoiled because it’s in my backyard, and grew up looking at those mountains every single day of my life.  But even for me, jaded mountain beholder that I am, Park City is a mecca of beauty.  It doesn’t matter if you go in the summer or in the winter, that place is gorgeous.

Okay, it kind of matters if you go in the summer or winter, but stay with me here.

park city skiing

My love affair with Park City is long, but my love affair with Hyatt is a little more hot and heavy.  I can’t even explain to you the level of relaxation and happiness I feel just typing the words: Hyatt Hotels.  They just get it, they just do things right in the Hyatt family.  My number one favorite hotel {in the world, thus far} is their beach hotel in Huntington Beach, California.  I don’t even have the words to tell you what that place does for my blood pressure.  It’s like they put something in the water, a little blend of mellow happy special extract.

I walk in, forget my name and number, and fall into a cloud of heavenly pillowed relaxation.  Seriously.  You can ask Viktor, he feels the same way.

park city lodge

Anyway Park City is in my backyard and sometimes I forget it’s there.  And then once in a while we decide go away for a little 3-day weekend to Park City and I fall in love all over again.  Which is what happened a few weeks ago when we decided to have a little break from reality a few hours away from home.  And the Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City where we had our little break was just as wonderful as I hoped it would be.

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We didn’t ski while we were there, Viktor just finished rehabilitating his destroyed shoulder and I wanted a weekend of hot tubs and steam rooms and naps instead of skiing.  See what I mean about spoiled?  I can decide if I want to opt out of skiing because it’s so readily available.  This is how I feel about people who live two seconds from the ocean and say, ‘Oh that old thing?  I pass it on my way to Target once a week, I really forget it’s there at all.

So now we’re even.

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We spent three nights in Park City and I:

slept, spent 2-3 hours a day in the hot tub and/or steam room, and ate food, The End.

The kids had the run of the pool since I guess everyone else was skiing, and Viktor read a book.

Maybe the best getaway yet?  I can’t wait to go back.

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What’s the best getaway you’ve ever had?  Ever.  I don’t care if it was at your moms house for the weekend, in a tent in the back woods of Missouri, or at a spa.  Tell me, I want to feel relaxed heading into the weekend.


*Hyatt didn’t pay me to say how wonderful they have made my life.  They don’t need to, this comes from a deep, soft, happy part of my heart.  They did pay for one night of my hotel, which was super nice and I love them for it.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Qui :

    My best ever getaway was the 7day Riviera cruise hubby and I took for our honeymoon. awesome, relaxing, great food, fun, etc, etc.
    But more recently, Monday in fact, I took the day off and spent it with my 2 sisters and mom. we were celebrating mine and my twin’s birthday a day early. We worked out together, got pedicures and massages (neck and shoulders), took our niece to see a movie, shopped, ate sushi for dinner and mud pie for dessert. And it was truly a wonderful day. I need to take the day off more often, and the massage certainly didn’t hurt! ;)

    beautiful pictures Allison!

    • Allison :

      That sounds like the best getaway ever, and your Monday sounds like it was amazing. Happy belated birthday!

  2. dgm :

    One of my bff’s has a gigantic house near Palm Springs, with a movie theater and tennis courts and a pool and a ‘cuzzi, and we go out every year for a girls’ weekend with our other college friends of 25+ years. It’s only 2 hours away from home, but it seems like it’s worlds away.

    A couple of years ago my hubby and I stayed here: It really stands out in my mind because it is subtle and understated, but beautiful and warm and classy.

    • Allison :

      You’re killing me here. How much fun does that sound will all your college friends? I need some of that right now! And that place in La Jolla is GORGEOUS.

  3. ~j. :

    Mine is a tie between Paris/Madrid with my husband last year, and Hawai’i with Carina last year. And New York City, ever.

    • Allison :

      Hmm. Paris/Madrid/Hawaii. It was a rough travel year for you J. Rough, indeed.

  4. dana :

    I love Park City, too. I haven’t stayed at the Hyatt but the general family-friendly vibe in PC makes me want to bring my family next time. I’ve only been there on business-related trips. And: beautiful photos.