Sunrise Lodge by Hilton Grand Vacations

Sunrise Lodge by Hilton Grand Vacations

Sunrise Lodge by Hilton Grand Vacations is in Park City Utah.

Sunrise Lodge by Hilton Grand Vacations

Video by Patrick PJ Cook

Day One Travel and Arrival


Going to Utah for me starts with a flight from my home on the East Coast. The flight was under 7 hours and a straight connection from my airport in Norfolk, Virginia. My flight came in to Salt Lake Airport and then I rented a car and drove to the resort, which was about a 40 minute drive.

The Park City area is popular for skiing. Each year from December to April, the Winter Season brings in skiers from around the country.

Once I drove to the resort, checking in was very easy and fast.

The resort offers many accommodation options, from simple rooms to suites that are 1-4 bedrooms in size. The 4 bedroom suites are giant at almost 2,500 sq ft. My 1 bedroom suite was very roomy as well at 880 sq ft.

Villa Amenities

  • Balcony/Porch
  • Blender
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/Range


Then the resort itself offers all of these options.

Resort Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Business Center
  • On Site Restaurants
  • Fitness Center
  • Concierge Services


One thing that remains a constant with Hilton Resorts is how well they are maintained. You can really count on them being clean and well maintained no matter what resort you visit. I think that is why I really enjoy this brand. It is that consistency that makes you comfortable booking and staying at the Hilton resorts.

After checking in and touring the resort some, I was ready for dinner and looked in the area for some good dining options. Park City has more restaurants per square mile that any area I think I have stayed. These restaurants are used to serving large numbers of guests during the winter time rush and can really provide high-quality meals.

I was ready for some meat. I never quite understand why I wake up one day and just decide it is time for a steak or whatever I am in the mood for. But today I was thinking about a good filet and some kind of potato on the side. It is just what called to me.

I found Butchers Chop House I started my meal with an appetizer because I was hungry after my flight and travel today. So I chose to try their Lobster Nachos. I have had seafood nachos before but these had real lobster as the meat on the nachos which was a first for me. Year ago in my 20s when I was living more hands to mouth (as many do in their 20s) I used to order a cheap version of seafood nachos from a local restaurant. Those had the fake crab on them, and as you might imagine, these nachos with the real lobster put those to shame.

After that I had an 8oz filet and a fully loaded baked potato.

Not long after the meal, I was back to the resort for some sleep.


Day Two Seeing Park City

Video by Roamaroo

What to Do in Park City During Winter



Winter sports are great fun! You can ski or snowboard, or even go sledding. Snow is very cold, but you can stay warm by wearing layers. Ice scrapers are useful tools when driving in snowy weather.

Sundance Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Park City, Utah, United States. It was founded in 1978 by Robert Redford as a showcase for independent American films. Since then, the festival has become known for discovering new talents and launching careers. In addition to screening films, the festival also hosts numerous events, such as panel discussions, workshops, seminars, concerts, and parties.


Deer Valley Resort


Deer Valley is an upscale ski resort located in Utah. It serves as the site of several Olympic events, including freestyle moguls skiing, aerial, and alpine slalom. It was opened in 1981. It has a large population of deer, and it is known for its upscale amenities. It offers free parking shuttles and free ski valet services. It also limits the number of tickets sold per day. Its uphill lifts are over 50% more than other nearby resorts.

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Deer Valley limits the amount of lift tickets on a daily basis. This means during prime dates, they do sell out. So planning your trip and lift tickets for skiing in advance will help make sure you don’t fail to win tickets for the dates of your visit.


Horse-drawn Sleighs


You’re not going to Grandma’s house. Uh, huh. The Snowed Inn Horse-Drawn Sleigh Company takes you directly up the mountain to an ice-covered lodge, where you can enjoy a hearty meal and live music.

Snowboarding is fun because you can sit down while riding. You can also go up the mountain without hurting yourself. And if you’re feeling bad about how much you’re hurting yourself, there are lifts to help you get back up again.

Tubing at Gorgoza park is an activity that involves riding a snowmobile while wearing snowmobile skids. You can go skiing or tubing at Gorgoza park. This is a great activity for people who love winter sports.

Winter is a great time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Go skiing or snowboarding at a resort near you. Or go ice skating, sledding, or cross-country skiing. You’ll be glad you did!

I was in the area during the summer because I am not much of a skier. For whatever reason, it has not been on my list of favorite things. I have tried skiing a few times, but even growing up on the water (as example) I have never water-skied. I think my brain just did not desire to go through the learning and falling process.

I preferred tubbing behind a boat and going downhill.

So when visiting the area, I chose summer as my target time to visit the area and learn about Park City.


What to Do in Park City During Summer


summer in Utah means outdoor activities. You can fly through the air on a zip line, ride your bike down a mountain, or even ski. All these activities are great ways to beat the heat.

There are many types of music. Some people listen to classical music. Others listen to rock or country music. People who enjoy listening to music go to concerts. Concerts are held in parks or in other places.

Farmer’s markets are fun places to go to buy fresh produce. There are many activities people can do while shopping in the market. People can enjoy the atmosphere, meet new friends, and learn about the farmers who grow the food. In addition to buying fresh fruits and vegetables, people can also take part in other activities such as swimming, boating, and tubing.

Paddle boarding at Jordanelle state park mountain biking. Ride hundreds of miles cross-country trails or swap your two skis for two fat wheels at resorts where ski runs turn into rideable downhill bike trails in the summers. That ought to keep your adrenal glands primed till winters.


Feeling fishy?


The nearby rivers are packed to the gill’s with trout and park city is full of fly-fishing outfitters who can imagine nothing better than waking up at dawn and walking to a perfect river and fishing for the fresh catch.

I used to go to Northern Virginia near Madison County when they release the fish from the hatcheries to start the official fishing season. The little rivers and brooks there are lovely but pale in comparison to this fishing.

Since I was in the area outside of ski season, I focused on some of the summer things that are unique to the area. I headed for Rockport State Park.

Rockport State Park


Rockport State Park is dedicated to offering many recreational opportunities to anyone and everyone. The launch ramp on the east side of the reservoir is a great place to launch a boat. Rockport Reservoir has good fishing for both trout and bass, and in the summer it is a busy lake with many people tubing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. There are also over a hundred campsites available for camping year round.

It opened to the public as a state park in 1966.
Park Elevation: 6,000 feet
Park Acreage: 770
Surface Water Acreage: 1,080

Many species of animals also call Rockport home, including mule deer, chipmunks, jackrabbits, cottontails, yellowbelly marmots, badgers, raccoons, weasels, fox, and Uinta ground squirrels. Elk, moose, coyotes, bobcats, and cougars live in the area, but they seldom seen.

I chose this park because I wanted to spend some time reconnecting with nature. Park Hours: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Before heading to the park for some water fun and time walking around the area, I wanted some breakfast, so I headed to Five5eeds where I had a big breakfast and got fueled up for the day.

I think some of the healthy eating in the area comes not only from the active outdoor customers the area attracts, but also the altitude. If you eat like you do at lower altitude here, you will feel bloated and lower on energy. Eating clean and healthy helps your body contend with the altitude.

After time at Rockport Park, I headed for OP Rockwell a fun speakeasy themed pub or bar that offers great drinks and live music. This location is open Thursday–Saturday only 5PM-1AM.


Day Three More to See


Pamper my day started with a visit to one of many SPAs in the area. Now and Zen SPA grabbed me with the fun name. I opted for a Thai massage and that was the best hour of the trip. Not that this trip has not been fun but because the massage was perfect.

During the summer, Deer Valley has a music festival for about a month each year. This is the home of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. Today I am going for a live performance. Live music is always best, but for classical and Opera there is no second best.

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