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Visit the Homestead in Midway, Utah

20 Feb
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Homestead in Midway, Utah

Utah is full of surprises. One of Utah’s great surprises is a little city in the middle of the mountains called Midway. You’ll know you’ve run into Midway when you start feeling like you’ve stumbled upon an area that looks more like Switzerland than any place in the United States. Midway is quaint, beautiful, and there are a lot of fun adventures to be had here in this small town.

Last week, it being Valentine’s Day and all, my husband stole me away to a nice getaway at the Homestead in Midway. The Homestead is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a fun, romantic, and moderately priced staycation in Utah. Besides enjoying the gorgeous town of Midway, here are some fun things you can do at the Homestead.

Swim – Of course, they have the regular indoor pool and hot tub, but the fun doesn’t stop there. They also offer snorkeling and scuba diving in…get this…a natural cave, similar to a Mexican cenote. The water is warm, the dive is fun, and it’s a great way to enjoy a bit of scuba diving in the middle of nowhere.

Hiking/Snowshoeing – There are a lot of amazing places to hike, or snowshoe, depending on the season. You can either find an empty trail yourself, or ask the front desk what trail they recommend.

Other Activities – There are a few ski resorts that aren’t too far away, if you’re planning to make a weekend out of staying at the Homestead. If not, check out some of the cool ice sculptures around the area. If you’re visiting during the summer, consider golfing, or visiting the spa. Oh yeah.

The Homestead is the perfect little place for a fun getaway in Utah. 

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Park City, anyone? Stay in the Waldorf Astoria!

3 Jul

Brandon and I had a wonderful getaway, that wasn’t so far away after all.  Usually when we go away, we go places like Russia, or Poland, or Mexico, or California, but this time, we decided to take it easy and drove to Park City to enjoy the great state of Utah.

We spent a lovely weekend in the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, and we did it the cheap way!

Not sure if you’ve been to the Waldorf, but the first thing, and most important thing, you must know about the Waldorf is the kitchen is awesome.  I’m taking I want to have that kitchen when I grow up awesome.  Instead of eating out, Brandon and I took about 1/4 of what we would’ve spent eating out and went hog wild at the grocery store.  We spent the next couple days playing Food Network in the kitchen and came up with steaks and veggies, crepes, and homemade pizza.  When I say we, I actually mean Brandon.  Brandon is sort of the chef in the family.  I’m the cook, but he’s the chef.  There is a difference.

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The spa was awesome too.  Of course, we are poor, so we didn’t get a special treatment, but we did enjoy the free services.  We went to the jacuzzis, the steam room, the repose room (a great place to read, relax and listen to weird music), and drank tea and ate skinny people treats in the lounge room.  It was awesome.

Not only was the hotel awesome, but the surrounding area was a dream.  The Waldorf is nestled right below the Canyons ski resort, which makes for great hiking in the summer.  Brandon and I found a fun trail and had a wonderful time hiking in the beautiful Park City mountains.

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I’ve been to Park City a handful of times, and while I didn’t go into town on this trip, I must recommend it to all.  Park City has a ton of quaint art galleries, great restaurants and a lot of outdoor fun. When you’re in Park City, make sure to check out the hiking/biking, the Alpine slide, Main Street and the outlets, to name a few.

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