Working and Long-Distance Learning

Last month, we talked about how working from home can now mean working from anywhere, including Park City! This month, we’re going to cover the great advantages of working and long-distance learning from a vacation rental!

working and long-distance learningThere’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Covid-19 has changed the way we all live, and probably will for a long time to come. While we in no way mean to minimize the hardships that many people have been through, we also want to talk about the ways in which our lives have expanded.

As many schools and employers have embraced the work-from-home paradigm, the fabric of our lives is changing, in ways we could never have foreseen even a scant year ago. 

While many of us have chosen our place of residence based on career commitments or a good school district for our children, those physical tethers are disintegrating. Many of us are in a kind of awakening that we actually have a lot more freedom than we used to. 

With that in mind, we want to underscore some of the really important reasons you should consider working and learning long-distance from a vacation rental, particularly one in Park City.  

You Already Know You Love It

You’ve been coming here season after season, year after year. You’ve got your favorite trails, your favorite shops, your favorite restaurants. working and long-distance learning

While Park City may look a lot different than “home”, it’s known to you. It’s a place where you’re comfortable, you already know your way around and you already know your heart speeds up just a little bit every time you arrive.

Who wouldn’t want to work and learn long-distance from a spot you already love?

Try Out a Different Lifestyle

Tell the truth, you’ve dreamed of being a ski bum on at least one occasion, right? That’s okay, who hasn’t? While it’s probably not an option to spend every day on the slopes anymore, it is definitely possible to enjoy the lifestyle a mountain town offers. Things like close proximity to nature, a healthy outdoors lifestyle and yes, the slopes right there when time allows are all alluring features of life in the mountains. 

Change is Good for the Soul 

working and long-distance learningIt’s a great big world out there. Don’t let life pass by without seeing as much of it as you can. Working and long-distance learning from a vacation rental in Park City will teach you things you didn’t know about yourself and your resilience, your curiosity about life, and your environment.

Open Spaces

We enjoy lots of safe, open space here. Get outside and enjoy it!! Whether your passion is fishing, swimming, water sports, hiking, mountain biking, skiing or snowboarding it’s all here for you in Park City! And all at an appropriate social distance. 

Look Towards Relocation

If you’ve ever considered the big move of relocation, working and long-distance learning from a vacation rental in Park City will give you the best possible idea of how you would like our environs as your permanent home base.working and long-distance learning

Talk to our staff about the different areas of Park City and their unique features. We’d love to help! 

 

Last, but by no means least, wouldn’t you rather wake up to the sight of our magnificent mountains than your neighbor’s driveway? Just sayin’…

We hope to see you soon!

Work From Home in Park City

We Welcome You to Work from Home in Park City

So many things have changed in the last 6 months. Who would have ever believed face mask fashion and working from home would become “things”?  

There’s no doubt that the Coronavirus has had a profound impact on all of our lives. It has affected the way we interact with the world, from the way we shop to the way we exercise to the way we hang out with our friends and family. It’s created a whole new world and it takes some getting used to, right?

It’s hard to see a silver lining in all of this, but there is one. And that’s that there are now more remote workers than ever before. More and more employers are jumping on the “work from home” bandwagon and location freedom has become a real thing for many employees. 

In times past, the only people lucky enough to work from home were self-employed. The trade-off was the instability of self-employment. 

Now, remote workers get the best of both worlds. The ability to work in their pajamas, and not have to endure endless meetings AND have a steady paycheck and benefits. 

What could be better?

Ummm,  a change of pace, maybe?

Upgrade Your Views While Working from Home

That’s where we come in! Everyone is feeling a little stir-crazy after months of stay-at-home orders and endless Amazon boxes delivered to our doors. And staring at the same walls around our makeshift home offices can get, well, boring. 

Since you can now work from anywhere, why would you not want to work in Park City? While there are some safety measures in place (face coverings and social distancing are important here), many of the things you’ve always loved about Park City are open and available for your enjoyment! 

Plenty of Activities in Your Off Time

All of our 400 miles of open hiking and mountain biking trails are open. Just be safe and courteous to fellow hikers and bikers. Need a trail guide or outfitter? No problem, they’re open for business. Check out this list of available outdoor activities.  

Looking to hit the slopes in your downtime? Good news – the resorts are open. Since Social distancing is pretty much already built in to skiing, not much has changed, but check with each individual resort as a precaution. 

How about a romantic dinner or a kid-friendly night out? Check. While restaurants have altered their seating practices (parties must be seated at least 6’ apart), many of your favorites are open for inhouse dining. And of course, if take-out or curbside is more your jam, that’s available, too. 

If you’d like to pamper yourself or a loved one with a spa day, you can make it happen with the appropriate social distancing. 

Looking to stay out of the fresh mountain air for a few hours? Some of our wonderful arts and culture venues have reopened for our guests and locals.

You’re Safe with Us While You Work from Home

All of our vacation rental properties offer you the safety and security of your own private space, CDC-guidelines cleaning, WiFi, and the comfort of a home-like atmosphere while you’re working from home! A view of those mountain peaks, whether inside or out, is always inspiring!

You and your dedicated quaranteam deserve the adventure of a Park City work (or play) vacation! We look forward to providing you with a treasured family memory!

Park City Romance Guide

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the romantic month of February, this post is for everyone who loves and celebrates love.

Read on for romantic day or evening activities to pamper your beloved with. And after that, we’ll delve into some of the most swoon-worthy restaurants Park City has to offer and finish it up with perfect accommodations. 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Imagine yourself ascending into the clouds while marveling at the colorful sunrise over the mountains. All of that, plus mimosas, can be yours when you schedule a thrilling hot air balloon flight with Park City Balloon Adventures, Skywalker Balloon Company or Bigfoot Balloons

Sleigh Ride

What could be more romantic than bundling up together in the cold night air with hot chocolate and warm cozy blankets riding in an open sleigh over the town and mountain scenery? Book your adventure with Rocky Mountain Outfitters for a memorable ride around the Homestead Resort, within the beautiful Heber Valley. 

Looking to add a totally unique element to your cozy sleigh ride? Book a reservation at the Viking Yurt and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime Nordic mountain fine-dining adventure. 

Horseback Riding

Go back to Pioneer days and get in touch with the natural world atop a beautiful horse, as you meander through alpine meadows, along waterfalls and in view of the Wasatch Mountains and Mount Timpanogos. Rocky Mountain Outfitters has a variety of trails to choose from, including sunset rides. Red Pine Adventures and Destination Sports & Adventure are also ready to help you plan your horseback riding adventure. 

Couples Wellness

No list of romantic activities would be complete without a couple’s massage suggestion. Here in Park City, the possibilities are many for a relaxing spa treatment with your sweetheart. Try Align Spa, Park City Massage & Spa, or Massage Express. If you’d like the ultimate decadence of an in-home experience, try Rapha Massage, or Massage Artistry.  

Restaurants

Some of our favorite romantic dinner spots include: 

Riverhorse on Main – One of the oldest and most well-loved restaurants on Main St. Their rotating menu of classic favorites is sure to please any palate. 

Grappa – this rustic classic Italian eatery earns its place on our list for its romantic atmosphere and gorgeous views from the top of Main St. 

Purple Sage – for a delightful old meets new Western cuisine experience, look no further than the Purple Sage. Be sure to try the meatloaf! 

Chimayo – offering deliciously eclectic Southwestern cuisine in a cozy, firelit atmosphere, Chimayo is sure to become one of your Park City go-to’s.  

Accommodations

Because your choice of accommodations is one of the most important decisions you’ll make on your Park City romantic adventure, we’d like to suggest some of our favorite “can’t-go-wrong” condos and homes!

Westgate 3901A offers a fireplace and gorgeous mountain view in a luxurious setting with resort amenities.  

Stillwater 2013 boasts plush carpeting, fireplace, sliding glass door to patio overlooking the Mayflower Ski area AND 2 full baths. 

Prospector 731 is a gorgeous loft studio condo right in the heart of downtown Park City. Sleep under the stars with a large skylight in the loft sleeping area. 

Newpark Nevis 13 offers an incredible PRIVATE rooftop deck and hot tub and features awe-inspiring views of the Wasatch Mountains. 

Now that we’ve made it so easy for you to plan your romantic getaway to Park City, we can’t wait to welcome you and your sweetheart!