Posted on May 4, 2010 by Sarah Myers | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
Congratulations to Jessie Richards, the winner of our Mother’s Day promotion. Jessie is the mother of two young children, teacher at the University of Utah and currently in pursuit of a PhD.
We here at the Lodge wish her a wonderful Mother’s Day and will treat her to a day of pampering and relaxation at The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge with a 50-minute Stein Signature Massage and 50-minute Nordic Experience Facial in the newly renovated 20,000 square foot spa. She will also have access to the relaxation room, sauna, hot tub, pool and fitness center on the day of her treatments.
Posted on April 19, 2010 by Cara Schwindt | in Wine Tips from Cara | No Comments »
As the weather warms it is the perfect time to try light refreshing wines.
Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris
Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same grape variety. Pinot Grigio is the Italian spelling and pronunciation and Pinot Gris is the French version. The difference is often the style. Pinot Grigio is usually picked less ripe so the finished wine is crisp and refreshing. Pinot Gris is usually picked a little riper so the grapes have more fermentable sugars, making a wine that is more full with more tropical flavors.
Pinot Bianco & Pinot Blanc
Just like Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Blanc are the same grape variety, just different spellings. Pinot Blanc is a mutant of Pinot Gris which is a descendant of Pinot Noir, the grapes having mutated hundreds of years ago. Pinot Blanc is grown in Alsace, France and in small pockets around the world. It is often grown in the vineyards of Burgundy and can be used as part of the blend to make the great chardonnay based wines of the region.
Private wine tastings available, call 435.645.6455.
Posted on February 2, 2010 by Sarah Myers | in About Stein Eriksen Lodge, History of Park City, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
We are neck-and-neck, 50/50 with the Lake Tahoe Region in the voting for “Favorite Ski Destination.”
Help us win by voting for Utah!
(once there, click to become a “fan” of the Travelocity Roaming Gnome on Facebook)
You can vote as many times as you want.
VOTING ENDS TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY AT 10:00 am MST
If we win, the Traveling Gnome will make his ski vacation in Utah with lots of free publicity
Posted on January 19, 2010 by Chef Zane Holmquist | in Chef Zane, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
In case you missed Chef Zane’s appearance on the Today Show you can watch the segment online and also find his scrumptious recipe for Norwegian potato pancakes, a favorite amongst summer guests.
Watch the Today Show Segment
Check back next week for the recipe for the Lodge’s famous Wild Game Chili, served at the Skiers Buffet and Sunday Brunch throughout the winter months.
Posted on January 18, 2010 by Sarah Myers | in About Stein Eriksen Lodge, Visiting Park City | Comments Off
The 2010 Sundance Film Festivalis three short days away. The next ten days are prime for people watching here at the Lodge as well as in Park City. It is not uncommon to see celebrities walking through the Main Lodge on their way to Skiers’ Buffet or to the Troll Hallen Lounge for Apres Ski.
This year there are over 200 dramatic, documentary, and short films presented at the festival. Tickets are now available online. In addition to films there is the music cafe which features various artists over eight days of the festival including one of my all-time favorites Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
Posted on January 5, 2010 by Sarah Myers | in History of Park City, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
Freestyle athletes will make their second to last stop before the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Park City, Utah. The three day event takes place at Deer Valley Resort on January 14 – 16, 2010. Fans can watch these future Olympians free of charge as they compete in moguls and aerial competitions. Here is the detailed schedule of events.
The past few years I have watch the final ladies’ and mens’ mogul competitions. If you have a chance to get to any of the events I highly recommend it. Don’t forget to come to the Lodge for apres ski by the fire in the Troll Hallen Lounge.
Posted on December 16, 2009 by Cara Schwindt | in Wine Tips from Cara | No Comments »
As the winter weather arrives wines that warm us up take precedence over the refreshing white wines of summer. The dark-fruited red grapes from the Rhône department of France are great wines to enjoy anytime, but they are especially delicious during the colder months because their dark fruit flavors and lush texture pair so well with hearty fare.
The Rhône valley is divided into two distinct regions; northern and southern. The northern Rhône is renown for the wines made from Syrah and Viognier. Here you will find the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Croze-Hermitage, St-Joseph, Cornas, Condrieu and Château Grillet. Vines have been grown on the hill of Hermitage since the Romans occupied the region. Both Pliny and Martial mention the wines of Hermitage in their writings. The name of the appellation is on the label, not the grape variety.
The southern Rhône is a patchwork of numerous grape varieties with the most recognizable red grapes being Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Cinsault. The primary white grapes are Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Lirac, Vacqueyras, Vinzellas, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, are all wines made in the southern French wine region. Each of these appellations have slightly different rules as to which grapes can be blended into the wines.
Read Cara’s complete wine newsletter The Grapes of Rhône
Posted on December 15, 2009 by Sarah Myers | in About Stein Eriksen Lodge | No Comments »
Come to Stein Eriksen Lodge this holiday season to see the awe-inspiring gingerbread creation, favorite attraction of the Lodge. This year’s creation is a nine feet long, four feet wide and five feet tall gingerbread Thomas the Train. The edible confection is the eighth such masterpiece of executive pastry chef Raymond Lammers, who oversees the design and construction of a different gingerbread structure for the Lodge each year.
Featuring over 250 pounds of gingerbread and 80 pounds of icing, Thomas has operating wheels, eyes and colored icing to match the original colors of Thomas the Train.
In addition to marveling at the gingerbread masterpiece, young guests can express their own creativity in gingerbread classes led by Lammers and executive chef Zane Holmquist. The Build Your Own Gingerbread House parties will be held Monday, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 from 4-5:30 pm. The cost is $60 and includes hot chocolate, gingerbread panels, icing, candies, and instructions. Guest will want to book early by calling 435.645.6460, class size is limited and children eight and under require adult supervision.
Posted on November 11, 2009 by Sarah Myers | in About Stein Eriksen Lodge, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
Stein Eriksen Lodge was awarded the coveted five-star status from the former Mobil Travel Guide (renamed Forbes Travel Guide under a new licensing agreement) for the third year in a row. The Lodge joins the ranks of 37 other U.S lodges to earn both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards.
Read the entire USA Today article
Posted on October 8, 2009 by Sarah Myers | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
View of the Spa from Silver Lake Village
The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge renovation is on schedule and will open on December 4, 2009. With the expansion from 9 to 16 treatment rooms we have the flexibility to add new and exiting treatments to the 2009/2010 winter spa menu.
The Women's Relaxation Room
While the entire treatment menu is designed to combat the high altitude and dry climate in Park City, there are some exiting new treatments worth noting. First, The Great Salt Stone Therapy treatment which utilizes salt candles and salt massage stones to remove toxins from the air and body through the production of negative ions. The Crystalliline Gemstone Facial that utilizes the energy of micronized crystalline gemstones blended with bentonite clay to create a high energy, tightening and detoxifying result. Lastly, the High Altitude Package which combines three of the spa’s signature treatments with a focus on replenishing the body’s oxygen supply.
The outdoor heated pool deck
The new fitness facilities will include a wide selection of fitness equipment, including resistance machines, weights, stair machines, and treadmills. Guests can also enjoy breathtaking views of Deer Valley Resort from the year round outdoor heated pool, unwind in the outdoor hot tub and gather around the new fire place which was installed during the recent 2,000 square foot expansion of the deck.