For over 25 years the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Annual Rug Show has called Park City home. As the leaves begin to fall and the air tinges with the winter chill, we wait in anticipation and excitement to view the year’s offerings of hand woven Navajo rugs, craft jewelry, traditional baskets, and mostly the smiling and welcoming faces of the various Dine’ (or Navajo) families. The elders travel from their traditional tribal lands in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona up to the (often snowy) mountains of Park City. Park City Lodging is a proud supporter of the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program. Each year we provide lodging for some of the Elders and their families who undertake the long trek.
Each year the show celebrates a different style of rug weaving. This November the event will showcase the Teec Nos Pos style of weaving, known to be the most intricate of all weaves. Remarkably, each rug is meticulously woven by hand, they say you can feel the hands of the individual weaver in each rug. To give an idea of what an incredible task this is, a typical 4’x6’ rug takes an average weaver up to three months to create (working full time), while the more intricate styles can take up to six months!
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder program started in the 1980’s as a way to support the traditional lifestyle of the Native populations that live in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Today the program supports over 500 Native elders with food, simple medicines, clothing, fabric, and yarns. 100% of all proceeds made at the annual Rug Show go directly to the families. It’s quite an experience to fall in love with a rug, meet the weaver, and know that every cent of your purchase is going to support their traditional lifestyle.
This year’s event marks the 28th year and will be held at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Lodge from November 10-12. In addition to viewing the rugs, jewelry, and woven baskets, you can enjoy weaving demonstrations, Navajo children’s dances, and the unforgettable – and absolutely hilarious – Native American Grandma and Grandpa Idol contest! Visit www.AnElder.org for more information.
Since 2002, Summit Land Conservancy has been protecting the open spaces in Park City and Summit County. Park City Lodging has been a long time contributor to Summit Land Conservancy’s 1% for Open Space. We are proud to help protect the places we play.
New Check-in Office: Park City Lodging is pleased to announce the opening of our Main Street area check-in office. Located in the Rio Grande building at 820 Park Ave. This new check-in location will serve all of our Main Street area properties for added convenience to our guests.
The historical Rio Grande building has been updated and expanded to include luxury ski-in & ski-out penthouses. Park City Lodging’s newest check-in office is located on the ground floor of the Rio Grande building among other local businesses and shops.
Bike Rack: In May, Park City Lodging was awarded one of six bike racks from the Park City Area Lodging Association. The bike racks were funded through the Summit County Restaurant Tax grant money. “It’s a great way to promote biking in Park City and encourages our staff to ride their bikes to the office,” said Park City Lodging President, Rhonda Sideris. The bike rack has been installed on the south side of our office at 1897 Prospector Ave.
Rooftop Garden: As part of Park City Lodging’s green building initiative, incorporating a green or “living” rooftop was crucial. Not only do our roof top gardens offset (or absorb) carbon, they give our staff the opportunity to grow their own food. As summer goes into full swing, our green thumbs have been busy at work! Getting dirt into the planting beds was the first challenge. Replenish Landscape Garden Products out of Salt Lake City was able to pump 8 cubic yards of soil into our garden beds. It was no easy task, but they creatively came up with a system of ladders to move the soil up to our 4th floor roof. It sure beat having to move that soil up 4 flights of stairs. Each bed was adopted by a member of the staff to plant and cultivate throughout the growing season. A mix of vegetables, fruits, and native bee-friendly flowers have been planted. A drip watering system will be installed to keep the plants well hydrated as they soak up the Park City summer sun.
The City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of plastic grocery bags in Park City. The ban will go into effect later this month. Park City is the first municipality in Utah to create such a ban.
Three stores in the Park City area will be affected by this ban: The Market, Rite Aid, and Fresh Market. To start the ban focused on stores that were over 12,000 square feet and used plastic bags with a thickness of the less than 2.25 millimeters. Grocery bags are notorious for breaking Park City’s recycling equipment. The hope is that the ban will reduce litter in the Park City as well as keeping the recycling equipment running more smoothly.
“Providing reusable grocery bags to our guests always seemed like the right thing to do. We are in the hospitality business and the environment is our economy. We want our guests to be able to enjoy Park City as the pristine place we fell in love with so many years ago. Park City Lodging is committed to keeping Park City a place people want to return to year after year,” said Park City Lodging’s President, Rhonda Sideris. Park City Lodging has been a longtime supporter of green initiatives and socially responsible practices. One of those initiatives is providing all guests with reusable grocery bags at check-in, which we have been doing for the past three years.
Paper bags will still be allowed, but some stores will be charging 10 cents per paper bag due to the increased cost of paper over plastic. We strongly urge our guests to use the reusable grocery bags we provide them to help keep Park City the vibrant community that we all love.
For more information on our socially responsible initiatives, please click here: https://www.parkcitylodging.com/about-us/social-responsibility/
About the Property: 820 Park Avenue Condominium’s prime location combines exceptional convenience and mountain access in addition to the vibrant Main Street community. 820 Park Avenue is located steps from the Town Lift for lift access to Park City Mountain Resort, the United States largest ski resort. It’s fitting that the residences’ premium amenities are on par with their incomparable location. These two units may be rented individually or together since they share a private hallway.
820 Park Avenue Unit #203 is a 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom unit features a breathtaking kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and gas range. With seating for 6 around the custom dining table and 4 at the counter, dine in after a long day skiing or riding. The living room is anchored by a large fireplace and surrounded by large windows that accordion to one side. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed, private bath and private balcony. Both guest bedrooms have two twins that can easily be converted into king beds.
820 Park Avenue Unit #204 is a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom unit that boasts breathtaking views of Park City Mountain Resort. This property, much like its sister property, has the unique feature of accordion windows that allow the living room to completely open up. The open layout with a high-end kitchen is perfect for entertaining while taking in Park City’s beautiful mountains. The master bedroom has a King bed and luxurious bathroom. The two guest rooms feature flat screen TVs and beds that configure as either a king or two twins.
Elevators provide entry to residences on the second floor, opening to semi-private foyers that eliminate the need for long hallways in the building. Guests will enjoy private underground parking, an extremely rare and valuable amenity in downtown Park City. And a ski prep lounge offers plenty of secure storage for equipment as well as a comfortable, warm place to put on jackets and boots. Crowning the building is an extensive rooftop deck with a hot tub and lounge seating perfect for soaking in the winter’s sunsets, listening to summer’s quaking aspens, stargazing, or watching the town’s traditional Fourth of July fireworks show. Premier rating.
Our Opinion: There is no better location in Park City. There… we said it. With an entrance connected to Town Lift and beautiful, uninterrupted views of Park City Mountain Resort this property is the place to be. Main Street—and many of Park City’s award winning restaurants—are just steps away. Powder hounds and night owls can both rejoice as 820 Park Avenue’s location has it all.
Our Advice: Take advantage of this property’s unique feature to sleep up to 12 people comfortably. Few places, if any, on the Town Lift Plaza can accommodate this many people through one shared, private entrance. Book 820 Park Avenue Unit #203 and #204 now to reserve your group or family’s epic stay in Park City.
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