Our reunion group of 15 from all over the U.S. was seeking a small, charming hotel where we could bump into each other casually at our biennial four day event. We found what we were looking for and more at the Goldener Hirsch Inn in Park City, Utah. Telephone and internet arrangements went smoothly before the event and we were thrilled when we arrived to find an inn that had seemingly been whisked out of Austria and plunked down on a mountainside in Utah.
The cozy bar doubled as the breakfast room and its location off the lobby made it a favorite gathering place. Several in our party stayed on the third floor with its comfortable lounge outside the rooms. When we temporarily abandoned our poker game there for a snack, we returned to find the manager had left a note to make sure our stacks of chips were not disturbed!
Our event ended with a private banquet in a lovely room off the restaurant. As we dipped apple slices and bread into the Inn's signature fondue, we agreed that we had found a place where the staff had that unique combination of friendliness and professionalism. We're off to a different site in 2014, but many of us plan to return to this unique property individually.