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2 reasons to come to ski in Park City, Utah!!

Number 1 reason!!

Stay at Old Town Guest House.  Walk to the slopes, Main Street with it’s restaurants and shops.  You won’t find a better deal or location.  We are Park City’s best for comfort, convenience and affordability.  To see up to the minute availability and book go to: www.oldtownguesthouse.com

Second reason:

It is so easy to get here!!  Easy peasy to fly into Salt Lake City and come to Park City!  40 minutes from the airport = more time on the slopes.

There are 330 direct flights daily to Salt Lake City International Airport. With Park City only 35 minutes from the Airport we are the most easily accessible destination resort anywhere. Where else can you ski the day you arrive as well as on the day you leave?!

See how quick and easy it is to get to Park City from Los Angeles:

Flying Travel Time and Distance to Salt Lake City International Airport

From City Flying Time (hr:min) Distance
Los Angeles, CA 1:25 585 miles
New York, NY 4:33 1,973 miles
Miami, FL 4:41 2,089 miles
Houston, TX 2:47 1,200 miles
San Francisco, CA 1:21 600 miles
Chicago, IL 3:02 1,260 miles


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24 Amazing hours in Park City, Utah

24 hours in Park City

There’s so much to love about Park City. A mere 30 minutes Uber drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, the mountain town is home to both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain ski resorts and Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton just down the road. Add the Sundance Film Festival and the FIS Freestyle International plus a Main Street filled with bars and restaurants and this may just be the best mountain town going.

Try our 24 hour guide.


Coffee and breakfast at Atticus books and coffee store [738 Main Street]. Locals go for the Goblet of Fire Latte, Australians order a single shot 6 oz latte and call it a flat white. Everyone loves the Boo Radley peanut butter house made bars so fill your ski jacket pockets for a protein boost once you hit the slopes. Order a Buddha Bowl oatmeal mash up for breakie and use the free wifi to post pre slope selfies.


Wander over to the Town Lift (chairlift goes directly from downtown) and ride the lift to the Park City Mountain slopes, the largest ski resort in the USA with 7300 acres of skiable terrain. Free ski, take a three day Ski Academy program to improve your technique, hit the terrain parks, hike the bowls of The Canyons or head out to Jupiters Bowl at Park City.


Ski in to The Miners Camp next to the Quicksilver Gondola and indulge in a hot chocolate on the sun deck.


Ski in to Park City’s best kept dining secret, the Silver Star Cafe, for lunch at the base of the Silver Star lift. Choose from artisan pizzas, gourmet burgers, hearty chilli, house made soups and more. This is one of your Innkeepers favorites!


Continue skiing or boarding and enjoy some of our famous Utah powder.

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End up at the base area of Canyons.  There is always so much going on!!


Head back to your accommodation for a hot tub and to change for more aprés or better still, drop into the town’s local boutiques Cake, Prospect, Panache, Lululemon or Gorsuch and grab some mountain style fashion. Better yet, swing by the best consignment store in all the land – The Exchange Consignment [1250 Iron Horse Drive]. But be warned, you’ll lose yourself in the vintage cowboy boot room.


Time for a cocktail at the only ski in ski out whiskey distillery, High West, in the world [703 Park Avenue].


Make yourself comfortable at one of the many places to eat on Main Street.


Time for a beverage on the rooftop bar at No Names Saloon on Main Street. Don’t forget to look up as you pass through the bar of this iconic Park City destination, expect moose heads, memorabilia and even a motorbike.


Step outside then back in again next door into Oh Shucks where peanuts are complimentary and shells are left on the floor.


Downstairs for a DJ. No, really, Downstairs. This basement bar on Main Street is owned by that guy from That Seventies Show and regularly hosts global DJs.


Take the Karaoke Cab ride home and sing yourself to sleep.


Wake up. Do it all over again.

The Best Deal in Park City for Lodging!!

Stay at Park City’s only B&B!  Old Town Guest House.  1011 Empire Ave

Winter special!!  Book 4 nights and get the 5th night FREE.

Book at www.oldtownguesthouse.com

435 649-2642

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Five Things you must do at the Utah State Fair

Here are the five things we think you will love at the Utah State Fair!

Book your lodging reservations to stay at

Old Town Guest House,

Park City, Utah. 

We are Park’s City’s affordable lodging option.


1. Enjoy The Dairy Council’s Ice Cream Festival


If the vast selection of fried foods does not appeal to you, consider buying a ticket to the Dairy Council’s Ice Cream Festival. With vendors from across the state, a $3 ticket for adults and a $2 ticket for children buys you all the ice cream you can eat. Revel in sweet treats from Aggie Ice Cream, BYU Creamery, Creamies, and more. The 35th year of the event also features music and dairy trivia to entertain fair-goers as they satisfy their sweet tooth. Stop by on Monday, September 12 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the coolest part of the Utah State Fair.

2. Make new farm-raised and high flying friends


From cows and pigs groomed to win top prizes to acrobatic dogs, the fair is bustling with furry creatures. Little Hands on the Farm, an opportunity for children and their families to partake in the duties of farm life, allows city-dwellers the hands-on experience of milking a cow. If you are searching for the dog lover’s haven, The Canine Stars are set to perform their gravity-defying stunts every night of the fair for those who cannot get enough of man’s best friend. The fisherman, the farmer and the dog lover are all invited to enjoy the company of country critters

3. Participate in the year-end butterfly release


Over 200 butterflies will be spreading their wings and flying to California during one of the fair’s most popular traditions. An exhibit showcasing the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and live Monarch chrysalises will be on display to teach those interested about their transformation for the duration of the fair. Attendees will also be able to watch and participate in their release on Saturday, September 17 at 4:15 p.m. This is your last chance to see Monarch butterflies before they migrate to California for the winter, so be there with your camera ready.


4. Get tickets for The Big Top Circus Spectacular


The candy-cane stripped tents are set up and are already producing the exciting rhythms of the circus. For a nostalgic experience you cannot find anywhere else, the Utah State Fair has brought back The Big Top Circus Spectacular. This year is star-studded with performances from “America’s Got Talent” contestants The Sensational Zeman Duo and Cirque du Soleil’s Pedro Carillos and Partners. The show is held three times a day and free seating tickets are distributed at select locations beginning two hours before the event.


5. Visit the annual cow-themed butter sculpture


Perhaps Utah State Fair’s most talked about feature is their creative sculptures made entirely of butter. Commissioned sculptor Debbie Brown is set to reveal a new design this year, and it is surely cow-themed. Past years have featured a cow wedding, a super hero-themed Bat Cow, and, last year, a cow punk band. Starting in 2011, the Dairy Council decided to begin a contest among Utah schools where students across the state submit sculpture ideas. If their design is chosen, the student receives tickets to the fair and ice cream festival as well as Dairy Council swag. The sculptures are located in a display refrigerator located in the Creative Arts building and is a must-see for any Utah State Fair first-timers.


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Best Hikes in Park City, Utah

Your Innkeepers at Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only B&B love to hike!!  Here are a few of our favorites hikes.    For more details on the hikes, go to Hikingproject.com.  This is a great website with details on the hikes.

Book Your Lodging at Old Town Guest House at www.oldtownguesthouse.com.

Park City Base Area Trails
Canyons Village at Park City offers some of the finest hiking trails in the Park City area. Take a scenic gondola ride to access the Mid-Mountain Trail. The Red Pine Nature Trail and Lookout Ridge Trails are great for families or for hikers looking for shorter hikes with great views. The Condor Trail is recommended for those looking for a longer more strenuous hike. Fantasy Ridge Trail is for advanced trekkers looking to reach the highest peak at Canyons Village.

Round Valley Trail System (Easy to Moderate, 30 miles of trails)
Round Valley trail system sits on nearly 700 acres of open space, hovering at about 6,500 feet. The 30 miles of trails can be accessed from several trail-heads including Quinn’s Junction and Old Ranch Road. Check out a map of the entire trail system.

Lost Prospector Trail, Park City (Easy to Moderate, 7.8 mile loop hike)
This loop hike offers incredible vistas of Park City and the surrounding ski areas that are perfect for viewing fall colors. This trail is also popular for mountain biking.  For more info on this trail click here.

Silver Lake Trail, Deer Valley (Moderate, 2.25 miles one way)
The hike begins just off the ski lift at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, and takes hikers over a steep and diverse trail with clear views of the valley below. The trail  winds through forest and the adjacent ski trails and eventually opens up for panoramic views of Jordanelle and the surrounding foliage as it changes colors. For more info on this trail click here.

Jenni’s Trail, Park City Resort (Moderate, 5.1 miles one way)
This trail starts from the Resort and ascends 1,300 feet to panoramic views from the top of Payday Lift. The trail is wide and smooth and it is easy to create a shorter, family-friendly hike that is about five miles by turning around at the Payday mid-station. For more info on this trail click here.

Desolation Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon (Moderate, 7.4 miles out and back)
This trail begins at the Mill D North Trailhead and takes hikers through a stream corridor,  aspen groves, stands of pine and ends at Desolation Lake. This hike includes outstanding views of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains that you won’t soon forget! For more info on this trail click here.

Sundance Resort Trails
Sundance Resort’s location just south west of Midway at the foot of majestic Mt. Timpanogos offers a wonderful selection of easy and strenuous hikes to waterfalls and the last vestiges of last season’s snow. The views across the Heber Valley and Deer Creek are spectacular.  It is a treat to hike at Sundance and enjoy a nice lunch in one of the great resturants!!

For more information on hiking in Sundance, click here.

There is no shortage of other great hikes in the Park City area to get out and enjoy the autumn colors.

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Old Town Guest House B&B bring you the 2016 list of best ski swaps!!!

2016 Ski Swaps

Ski Swap

Each year Ski Utah compiles of a list of the best ski swaps in Utah. Ski swaps are a great way to get the whole family geared up for winter at an affordable price. Most ski swaps consist of a variety of gear, from brand new to used skis and snowboards to skis; from poles to boots to bindings & clothes.



September 3
3119 e 3300 s
Salt Lake City, Ut 84109

9am – approx 12noon (Line starts at 5am)

Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Ski and Snowboard Swap

September 30 – October 2
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird Center 2nd level

Friday, September 30: 12noon – 8pm
Saturday, October 1: 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 2: 10am-6pm

*25% of sales will benefit the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation. Gear older than 10 years is NOT accepted.  FREE admission and NO fees.


Sports Den

October 6-9
Location: 1350 Foothill Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Thursday, October 6: 9am-9pm
Friday, October 7: 9am-9pm
Saturday, October 8: 9am-7pm
Sunday, October 9: 11am-5pm


2nd Tracks

October 7-9
Location: Salt Lake
2927 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Friday, October 7:  9am-8pm
Saturday, October 8: 9am-8pm
Sunday, October 9: 10am-5pm

October 21-23
Location: Ogden
1273 Canyon Road
Ogden, UT 84404

Friday, October 21: 9am-8pm
Saturday, October 22: 9am-8pm
Sunday, October 23: 10am-5pm

October 28-29
Location: Orem
644 North State St
Orem, UT 84057

Friday, October 28: 10am-8pm
Saturday, October 29: 10am-8pm

Weber State Gear Sale and Swap

October 14
Location: Weber State
Lower Bell Tower Plaza, Directly outside the N. entrance of the Student Union Building

Friday, October 14: 8am-3pm

Black Diamond

October 22
Black Diamond
2092 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT

Ogden Ski Swap

October TBD
Location: Weber County Fair Grounds

1000 N 1200 W
Ogden, UT 84404

Snowbasin Ski Swap

October 27-29
 Legacy Events Center
151 South 1100 W
Farmington, UT 84025

Thursday, October 27: 5pm-9pm, (12 and under free)
Friday October 28: 10am-10pm, (12 and under free)
Saturday, October 29: 8am-4pm, Free admission

*A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Ogden Valley Winter Sports Foundation. Please no gear more than 5 years old unless it is an antique/collectible.


43nd Annual Park City Ski and Snowboard Swap

November 5-7
Location: Basin Recreation Field House in Kimball Junction
1388 New Main St.
Park City, UT

Friday, November 5: 8pm-1am, $10 admission fee, (12 & under free)
Saturday, November 6: 10am-6pm, $5 admission fee, (12 & under free)
Sunday, November 7: 10am-2pm, $2 admission fee, (12 & under free)

Equipment Check-in
Early Check-in: Jans & Cole Sport Nov 2-5
November 6 – Basin Recreation Field House 3pm-7pm
Pick-up: Sunday, November 8 3:30-5pm

*30% sales commission benefits the Park City Ski Team. Please, no ski equipment over 5 years old and no used hats, gloves, goggles, sunglasses or other accessory items.

The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA) Ski Swap

November TBD
Location: McGillis School
668 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT

* Nordic ski equipment only – 10% of sales benefit TUNA Junior Programs

Beaver Mountain Ski Swap

November 10-12
Location: Bridgerland Applied Technology College
1410 N 1000 W
Logan, UT

Thursday, November 10 – 5pm-9pm
Friday, November 11 – 9am-9pm
Saturday, November 12 – 9am-4pm

St. Lawrence Thrift Store

November TBD
Location: Zermatt Resort
784 Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

Friday, November  – 9am-6pm
Saturday, November  – 9am-4pm

*No entry fee. Re-stocked daily.


ACE (Alta Community Enrichment) Gear Swap

December TBD
Location: Alta
Our Lady of the Snows Center
10189 Utah 210
Alta, UT 84092

Sunday, December  – AM Gear drop off 7:30amm – 8:30am
SWAP hours are 8:15am – 6pm
*Last chance for gear drop off 8am-9:30am
*Pick-up unsold gear and/or get your money for sold gear from 4pm-7pm

-$1 per item entered into the SWAP
-FREE entrance to BUY!
-20% of sale price goes to Alta Community Enrichment

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Best 4 ways to experience mountain biking in Park City, Utah.. Brought to you by the girls at Old Town Guest House

4 Ways to Experience Park City Mountain Biking

Or how to squeeze as much Park City mountain biking as possible into four days

Go to www.oldtownguesthouse.com and book your lodging at Park City’s only B&B.  Old Town Guest House.  Your Innkeepers love to mountain bike and will get you headed in the right direction.

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Very few summer destinations offer as much range as Park City. The year-round mountain resorts of Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort are amazing.   Most importantly for me, it’s at the center of a 450-mile singletrack network (and counting), for which the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) has bestowed its highest Gold rating.  Old Town Guest House is located smack dab in the middle of it all.

Friday, Day 1: Deer Valley Mountain Bike Park


Deer Valley Resort is one of the more posh ski destinations. In many ways it’s the Gstaad of the United States i.e. the choice of European royalty when taking US ski holiday. The mountain biking crowd at Deer Valley in the summer is quite different. Let’s just say we’re slightly less polished. Among the first to embrace lift-served mountain biking and trail building, Deer Valley has made significant investments over the past couple years to update its 70-mile trail system. In 2015, the resort debuted Tidal Wave, a purpose-built “flow” trail. Designed by Gravity Logic, the company that built its reputation with Whistler’s world-renowned bike park, Tidal Wave is built for speed and air. It features more than a dozen table-top jumps, which can be aired or rolled, and every turn has a high berm to maintain your momentum or flow. It’s the mountain biking equivalent of a rollercoaster. Tidal Wave is rated intermediate (blue). For the 2016 season, Deer Valley is opening a beginner flow trail (green) called Holy Roller, also designed by Gravity Logic.

Saturday, Day 2: Park City Point-to-Point


After a warmup at Deer Valley, I show up the next morning to one of the most challenging one-day mountain bike races in the world. The Park City Point-to-Point is 80 miles of singletrack with more than 10,000 feet of climbing. It takes me more than nine-and-a-half hours to complete and is the toughest ride I’ve ever done. But it enables me to ride some of Park City’s classic trails: Ramble On, Lost Prospector, Deer Crest, Team Big Bear, John’s 99, CMG, Mid-Mountain, Armstrong, and Goldfinger…to name a few. More than anything else, my knuckles were incapacitated from the 10,000 feet of descending. And I was quite thankful to return to The Montage for my recovery.

Sunday, Day 3: Wasatch Crest Trail


Although this ride was on my schedule, I wasn’t sure I’d make it until I woke up the next morning and found I could actually get out of bed. Motivating me was the legendary status of the Wasatch Crest Trail. This is bucket-list material for any mountain biker. Fortunately, it’s also a popular shuttle ride, which means we parked at The Canyons Base Area, the ride’s terminus, and got a lift up to Guardsman Pass (9,700′). This singeltrack trail features 4,000 feet of descending over 14 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing to keep you honest. Perched on the ridgeline between Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon, you’re treated to epic views of Solitude and Brighton Ski Resorts to the left and Park City Mountain Resort to the right. Although there is an option to descend all the way into Salt Lake City, we stay to the right and end up in The Canyons Bike Park for the final descent.

Monday, Day 4: Park City Bike Park at Canyons Village


Park City’s bike park, located at the Canyons Village and served by the Red Mountain Gondola, is a very focused experience. Virtually all of the bike park trails are designed for modern, bike-park riding with burms, jumps, drops, and man-made features. Indeed, several of the trails in the 20-mile network were designed by Gravity Logic.

There you have it!!  Amazing Mountain biking while staying in Park City, Utah!!

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Here is what’s up for Miner’s Day.. from your Innkeepers at Old Town Guest House

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5 Reasons to come to Park City, Utah for skiing 2016-2017


# 1.  Stay at Old Town Guest House Bed & Breakfast.  Park City’s only B&B.

# 2  Save 10% OFF your lodging total if you book your  2016-2017 reservation by November 1st 2016.  Go to www.oldtownguesthouse.com and book by 11/1/2016 and type in 10% in reservation notes.

# 3  You won’t find a better location for walking to skiing and Main Street.  We dare you to check around!  Trust us…  we are the best price for the best location.

# 4  Breakfast is included each morning!!

# 5  We are Park City’s Best for comfort, convenience and affordability.



We are waiting for winter and excited to see you!!!

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#1 Reason to visit Utah National Parks? FREE

This is the time to come to Utah!!  Free National Parks!!  Combine your National Parks trip with a stay in Park City at Old Town Guest House, Park City’s best Bed & Breakfast.

Book two nights at Old Town Guest House and save 10% on your lodging total.

Utah National Park FREE Days

Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion

There are 127 out of 400+ national parks that have entrance fees, but on these freebie days, you can roll right through those fee stations, after you observe the law and stop at the stop sign, of course–unless you want a map. You should probably stop and get a map, and say hello to the friendly people behind those sliding windows and doors.

FREE National Park Entrance Days 2016

January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

April 16 – 24: National Park Week

August 25-28: National Park Service Birthday (Happy 100th!)

September 24: National Public Lands Day

November 11: Veterans Day

Regular Fees for Utah’s National Parks

Passes are valid for 7 days/1 week


Private Vehicle: $25/vehicle

Motorcycle: $15/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $10/person

Bryce Canyon

Private Vehicle: $30/vehicle

Motorcycle: $25/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $15/person


Private Vehicle: $25/vehicle

Motorcycle: $15/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $10/person

Capitol Reef

Private Vehicle: $10/vehicle

Motorcycle: $10/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $7/person

Annual Capitol Reef pass: $30


Private Vehicle: $30/vehicle

Motorcycle: $25/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $15/person

Other National Sites Participating in FREE Admission Days

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Individual: $5/person
Children 15 and under are always FREE

Dinosaur National Monument

Private Vehicle: $20/vehicle

Motorcycle: $15/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $10/person

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Private Vehicle: $25/vehicle

Motorcycle: $20/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $12/person

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Private Vehicle (including motorcycles): $7/vehicle

Per Person: (no car) $4/person

Natural Bridges National Monument

Private Vehicle: $10/vehicle

Motorcycle: $5/motorcycle

Per Person: $5/person

Annual & Lifetime National Parks Passes

Annual Parks Pass

$80 for any park all year long. You can pick one up at any national park fee station or visitor center.

Every Kid in a Park Pass

Are you a 4th grader? Do you know one? You should. They can get you into any national park for free during their 4th grade school year.

Senior Pass

$10 for anyone 62 years old or older. Pick one up at a national park. If you want one via mail, that’ll cost you an extra $20. So just hold your horses and get one when you go on your next national park adventure.

Southeast Utah Group Annual Pass

$50 (Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep NM, Natural Bridges NM) Valid for one year through the month of purchase.

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Top 3 of our Favorites for eating in Park City, Utah this summer

Here are your Innkeepers fav’s for eating in Park City this summer.

Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House…  Park City’s only Bed and Breakfast!!  We will help you will all of our favorites!  Favorite bike trail, hiking trail,, Farmers Market and coffee shops.  You won’t find a better place to stay!!!


A great compliment to the Sunday Silly Market – An amazing Sunday Brunch from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Relax on their beautiful decks overlooking Main Street while enjoying favorites like Mimosas, Vietnamese Iced Coffee, Asian Bloody Mary’s, Benedicts, Salads, American + Korean Breakfasts, Hamachi, Pot stickers, Steamed Buns, Steak Banh Mi, Korean Fried Chicken and Waffles, Black Cod and more!  Call to make your reservation – 435.615.0300.


Get what you want every night at HANDLE! Seasonal American small plates are the focus of this rustic-chic eatery with creative cocktails and they are offering a few summer specials:

– $5 Specialty Cocktail

– $10 Burgers

– $15 Fried Chicken

Available in the bar only, every night this summer.



The award-winning destination at mid-mountain Deer Valley Resort is once again hosting Hops on the Hill, its summer series taking place every Tuesday night from July 12 through Aug. 16. Each evening begins with a craft-beer tasting at 5 p.m., featuring award-winning breweries from artisan brew masters, accompanied by Chef Zane’s mouthwatering food pairings. The live music kicks off at 6 p.m.