Pools and Pedis
You don't need to be a gate-crasher to get into Park City's most luxurious hotel pools this summer.
Photograph: Courtesy of Spa Montage
Park City’s population of luxe hotels has skyrocketed over the past few years, but how do we mere mortals get to play there without the cost of the stay there? Purchase a treatment at any of these fine establishments, and you can use the full facilities for the rest of the day, including their beautiful outdoor pools.
The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge (435.645.6475, steinlodge.com/spa)
With 15 treatment rooms, a lavish locker room, and relaxation lounges, you could skip back and forth between the eucalyptus steam room and cold dip tub all day and be perfectly happy, but be sure to check out the relaxing outdoor pool.
Remède Spa at St. Regis Deer Valley (435.940.5830, stregisdeervalley.com/spa)
The Remède Spa spreads out on several levels that are connected by a lavish spiral staircase and soothing running water features throughout. The fitness center, hot tub, sauna, and steam room areas are divine, but don’t skip the outdoor pool with views of Deer Valley’s ski slopes.
Golden Door Spa at the Waldorf Astoria (435.647.5555, goldendoor.com/parkcity)
One of only four Golden Door Spas in the country, this is as luxe as it gets. The hot stone chairs in the ladies’ lounge will warm you to the bone, and the atrium pool with enchanting fireplaces and a bar is one of Park City’s prettiest.
Canyons Resort Spa & Health Club (435.615.8035, canyonsresort.com)
With three hot tubs, a gazebo, a large swim area with a waterfall, and swim-through entry to the spa inside, the pool at Canyons Resort’s Grand Summit Hotel is the envy of many a passerby. Enjoy a concentrated foot or scalp massage at the spa, and then dive in.
Spa Montage (435.604.1400, spamontage.com)
Mid-mountain at Deer Valley, Montage is like an oasis unto itself. With 29 treatment rooms, you can be sure to expect a wide assortment of therapies. The water in the 30-by-70-foot rectangular Alpine Pool is as smooth as glass and reflects the beautiful mountain flora of Deer Valley Resort.