by Diana Lambdin Meyer
The Sundance Resort has 96 guestrooms and suites along with 10 mountain homes, all artfully tucked away in small clusters around the property. There’s nothing cookie cutter-like about this property, so each unit and home are a little different. Because Redford’s goal is to minimize impact on the landscape, some of the units have more steps than others. If you have toddlers or others in your party who might have concerns with steps, ask for accommodations in either the Pines or Mandan cottages. The River Run cabins, while beautifully tucked up against a creek bank, have more steps than others.
Each unit is quite rustic and decorated with many of the items found in the Sundance catalogue. Only the standard rooms do not have fireplaces. The Mountain Loft Suites are fun for kids who may enjoy climbing a ladder to the loft for their bedroom. There’s no additional charge for cribs, but a $15 per night charge for rollaway beds applies.
The spa offers a special “younger set” menu that includes mini-facials and massages. The Sundance Herbal Scrub and Massage is a real treat for adults.
And each night, enjoy a movie at the Screening Room, one of the venues used for the Sundance Film Festival. The selection varies greatly, as Sundance aims to introduce new artists to the public, but many weekends, it will be a Robert Redford film festival.
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Went to Sundance for the opening weekend of Ski Season and couldn’t have been more pleased! Despite early season conditions for the snow the runs were perfectly groomed and all lifts were open and operable. Sundance doesn’t have nearly the vast terrain options of other nearby resorts however the resort size is perfect! The only drawback is the limited food options at their grill but it still did the job for a midday break. Also, the initial lift, Roy’s, does take a little while to get you up the mountain but once there you have a lot of options to explore!
I just returned from a 5 day workshop organized by my painting teacher, Nancy Willis who leads groups here annually in November. She reserved the Wasatch Studio where we worked on individual projects in a pleasant rustic environment complete with a fully stocked fireplace. My studio room was in the Mandan complex which is a bit far from the center of the action requiring a short walk in the bracing fall air. A private hot tub provided blissful relaxation before and after full days of exploring and creating with like minded women. The resort offers various activities in the art shack where I really enjoyed a jewelry making class finishing up with a silver pendant. The Grill offers a lovely warm ambiance with good food. There are abundant activities and services to compliment your days in a majestic area. Book now.