Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley Invests $5M

By Nancy Barth
Apr 19, 2013

Picture of the Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley UtahStein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley is constructing a brand new ballroom in one of its largest expansion in more than three years.  The construction is already well underway and the luxury resort plans to open the new ballroom in May.

This project is the first meeting-space expansion since the 2002 Winter Olympics.  The lodge is doubling its meeting space and enclosing a larger portion of the space for guests. 

“We are fortunate to have such amazing views of Flagstaff and Empire,” said Sarah Myers, the Marketing and Public Relations Director for Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley, “and that’s what you would have as a backdrop to meetings and events here.  This was a need in the area, and it doubles our conference space.”

The new ballroom will seat 500 guests, making it one of the largest meeting spaces in Park City.  An entire wall made of retractable glass will open onto an additional 3,700 square feet of outside terraces.

Costs for this project are estimated to be more than $5 million.


By Nancy Barth
Jan 06, 2013

Picture of the Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley UtahIn a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley was named one of the 10 coziest hotels in America.  The hotels mentioned on this list are all true destinations in themselves as well as places on whose premises one could “happily exist for days, no matter how alluring or nearby the off-site attractions.”

According to the article, these hotels, ranging from a luxurious 88-room clubhouse in downtown Manhattan to a working cattle ranch in Montana, “allow for the unapologetic enjoyment of idleness. They promote sitting by a fire, taking a long bath, getting a massage, reading a book (remember those?), lingering over a meal and finishing it all off by having a deep sleep.”

The luxury ski-to, ski-from Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley, which is #4 on the list, is set up with serious skiers (no snowboarders permitted on Deer Valley slopes) in mind. “Valets take care of cumbersome gear in the hotel's ski locker room, cleaning boots and drying wet clothes. The hotel also has plenty of options for less active guests. The recently renovated 23,000-square-foot spa is full of nooks and crannies, with day beds and soft blankets and a fireplace that flanks the outdoor heated pool. The hotel itself has a European-lodge feel, with dark wooden beams and plush leather furniture. Three versions of fondue (traditional cheese, chocolate, beer-infused) are served daily all winter in the main lodge's Troll Hallen lounge. Twice nightly, a 30-minute horse-driven sleigh ride departs from the main lodge, in an open vehicle outfitted with cozy blankets (a setting so romantic that the hotel estimates about 15 couples get engaged on the ride every winter).”

For more details on the top 10 coziest hotels in America, please click this article.

Stein Eriksen Lodge Expansion of Meeting and Conference Space

By Jim Barth
Sep 23, 2012

Picture of the Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley UtahThis Wednesday, September 26th, Stein Eriksen Lodge located at Deer Valley Resort, Utah will be in front of the Park City Planning Commission. 

The Lodge is a requesting to amend the Stein Eriksen Lodge condominium record of survey plat to reflect a proposed expansion of the existing support meeting and conference space and to reflect a Porte Cochere structure to be constructed at the front entrance. All proposed additions are within the existing platted common area and will remain designated as common. 

There are 197,858.26 square feet of residential floor area within the Stein Eriksen Lodge. There are currently 5,566 square feet of support meeting space within the Lodge. The Deer Valley Master Plan Development Agreement (MPD) allows a square footage amount of support meeting space equal to 5% of the total residential floor area. Therefore, a total of 9,927 square feet of support meeting space is allowed.

Stein Eriksen Lodge proposes to construct 4,361 square feet of enclosed meeting space, located on the 4th level of the Lodge (primarily above the existing large meeting room) for a total of 9,927 square feet of support meeting space. Additional circulation, storage, and back of house areas will be constructed in conjunction with the meeting rooms. The area is currently used as outdoor meeting space, and the proposal would enclose this area to be better utilized throughout the year.

This addition would put the total meeting space area at the 5% maximum allowed by the Deer Valley MPD.  The enclosed meeting rooms are proposed to be located on the paved patio area, above the existing lower level meeting rooms, within the central area of the Lodge. An additional 3,600 sq. ft. of building footprint is proposed where the new construction is not located over existing footprint. The height of the addition complies with the Deer Valley MPD allowed height of 35’ from existing natural grade for this parcel. Maximum height of the addition is 29’ from existing natural grade.

A Porte Cochere is also proposed to be constructed to provide protection from the weather and elements at the front entry. The proposed amendment maintains a minimum of sixty percent (60%) open space; actual open space would be 61.9%. The applicant proposes to add the support meeting space and the Porte Cochere within existing platted Common Area. The proposed Second Supplemental Sheet for All Phases of the Stein Eriksen Lodge reflects the proposed improvements to the Common Area for the meeting space expansion and the proposed Porte Cochere.

No changes in ownership are proposed, and the amendments reflect the proposed structural improvements within the Common Area as required by the Utah Condominium state code provisions. No changes are proposed to the residential area and no changes are proposed to the support commercial areas or to any residential or private area within the building. The applicant has provided Park City with exhibits depicting views into the project from surrounding properties, demonstrating the location of the addition and how the exterior views looking towards the projects would change. Exterior materials and architecture of the addition match those used on the existing buildings.

The Park City Planning staff finds good cause for this record of survey plat amendment in that the amendment reflects proposed physical changes to the common area and includes support meeting space consistent with the Deer Valley MPD. The enclosed meeting space will provide for more all season use of the area. The total meeting space of 9,927 square feet will not exceed five percent (5%) of the total residential floor area. No changes are proposed to the resort support commercial. A minimum of sixty percent (60%) open space is maintained. The additional floor area is support meeting space for the use of owners and guest staying at the Lodge. As such, the additional space does not require additional parking.

Please let us know if you might like additional information.


By Nancy Barth
Jul 22, 2012

Picture of Stein Eriksen Lodge, Luxury Hotel in Deer Valley UtahStein Eriksen Lodge, located in the Silver Lake area of Deer Valley Resort, is inviting guests and residents to meet the brew masters of the top Utah Craft Breweries and sample their products paired with the BBQ style local food of Chef Zane Holmquist. The tastings feature a different brewer each week as well as live music. The event will take place from 4:30 - 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings. The schedule of breweries and music each week is as follows:

July 24: Epic Brewing Co. and Holy Water Buffalo 

July 31: Uinta Brewing Co. and Swagger

August 7: Red Rock Brewery and Mister Sister

August 14: Squatters beers and Jagertown

The price is $30 in advance and can be purchased online at or at the door for $35.

For more information, please contact the Stein Eriksen Lodge at 435.645.6455.