Weekend Retreat - Park City, UT

Washington School House Hotel If you're looking for a place to rest your head during the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, look no further than the new Washington School House Hotel in the heart of Park City, Utah. This stunning historic landmark recently opened after an eight month gut renovation of the town's 1889 limestone schoolhouse.

Meticulously restored and upgraded, the interior features beautiful reclaimed oak barn wood floors, locally quarried Utah quartzite, and ice-white marble and heated floors in the baths. Guests will appreciate the curated collection of European antiques, vintage modern paintings, crystal chandeliers, silver flatware and serving piece as a welcome respite from standard mountain town decor.

The former school's belfry makes a perfect beacon as the hillside heated pool calls for a little après-ski unwind. Let the ski valet take care of the rest. Or, if you prefer, engage in post-film dialogue in the spacious fireside lounge over organic culinary dishes courtesy of the private chef.

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There are seven rooms and five suites in all, just enough to accommodate your entire entourage – or not. Rates from $700 per night. Washington School House  Hotel, Park City, UT. 800-824-1672.

posted by: Nancy H. exterior photo (top) by: Michael Spengler, PRNewsWire

Aprés-ski Heat

Planika portable fireplaceTemperatures are dropping and first snow is hitting the mountain regions. What better way to toast your toes from the comfort of, well, anywhere. This portable flame by Planika Fires is bio-fueled by ethanol, so it has all the warmth and beauty of a real fireplace without the smoke or soot. Just perfect for igniting those aprés-ski activities.

seen at Robert Verdi's Luxe Laboratory; source Chantico / Planika Fires Author: Nancy H