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“Nice Boutique Mountain Hideaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Goldener Hirsch Inn
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7570 Royal Street East, P.O. Box 859, Park City, UT 84060   |  
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Nice Boutique Mountain Hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed at the Goldener Hirsch for four nights during a long ski weekend. This boutique hotel is tucked away in the Silver Lake Village area of Deer Valley. We liked the fact that it is a hideaway with only a modest sign that alerts one to its presence. The hotel is a 4 to 5 minute walk from the lifts through a pedestrian only area assuming you are carrying skis or a 3 minute walk without skis, unless you are a leisurely walker. There is a ski rack outside the hotel door where you can leave your skis. The staff will take your skis off the rack and store them for you after the lifts close or you can use free storage near the lifts if you prefer not to carry your skis for a period longer than thirty seconds. There are also ski rental shops within steps of the door of the hotel.

Upon arrival, we were met by the manager, who welcomed us to the hotel and from whom I have already received a thank you letter for staying at the hotel. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient. We would learn that the entire staff was friendly and efficient.

Our room was a deluxe room with a seating area and fireplace. It felt like a suite even though it was not a suite and was a good value by Deer Valley standards. The room was spotless. The only nits I had about the room was that there was a little but of grout under the outside of the shower door that needed to be replaced and there was fuse box in the bathroom the door of which was painted the color of the bathroom wall, but we could still tell it was a fuse box. I realize that I am being picky but this this is the type of hotel where they want to know these things since it is obvious they strive for perfection.

The bed and linens were very comfortable. The furnishings were of alpine design. We could have been in Zermatt, Murren, Innisbrook, Salzburg or Grindelwald.

We enjoyed the small boutique atmosphere of the hotel. Most of the hotels in the area are very larger and just are not our style. The interior of the hotel is blessed with a lot of natural light, thanks to its many windows. Both our room and the public areas were beautifully lit during the sunny days with which we were blessed.

The waitstaff in the morning and evening were great and the various shifts communicated with each other. After I mentioned the the bartender one evening that the style of coffee at breakfast was not my style, the server at breakfast the next morning made me a coffee using expresso. The bartender was very accomplished and made drinks that would be in place in the best lounges New York, Paris, or Rome. He has also created an excellent beer list and list of liqueurs to go along with the hotel's award winning wine list. We had dinner one night at the hotel. The Chef distinguished himself in a trout preparation that combined germanic and mediterranean elements---delicious.

The hotel offers shuttle service to Park City. The drivers were friendly and full of useful information. They strived to make our stay better. The only issue with the service that we encountered was being given less than accurate directions to a restaurant by one of the clerks. However, the rest of the service was so excellent that this Goldener Hirsch still deserves the five star rating.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The Goldener is our favorite hotel to stay in while visiting Deer Valley. Its quaint and not overwhelming like other larger hotels. The staff is helpful and friendly. I recommend staying here, you'll never want to leave. The beds and sheets are incredibly soft. Each room has a wood burning fire place. Lovely fire place in dining area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful small hotel. Great location 50 yards from lift. Service is exceptional. Excellent breakfast included. Very convenient shuttle to Main Street in park city. Rooms are well appointed with marble bathrooms. Would avoid rooms on ground floor if possible. Overall exceptional stay and would love to return.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We booked our first visit to Deer Valley and could not have been more pleased that we chose Goldener Hirsch. Beginning with the reservation process, everything aspect of our stay was a pleasure. We chose Goldener Hirsch because it is privately owned and managed, although we never anticipated such a superlative level of service. We were treated like family from the time we arrived and this standard was consistently maintained until we sadly departed. Kelly Davidson and his entire team (too numerous to mention individually) all anticipated our needs even before we did (no small feat), without ever being intrusive, and provided a combination of friendliness and efficiency which is second to none.

The authentically replicated Austrian chalet provides a salubrious respite from the outside world. The beautifully appointed rooms are indeed a sanctuary, and the beds are a haven made in heaven. The restaurant served up splendid meals through the entire day, beginning with gourmet breakfasts replete with fresh baked pastries and ending with expertly prepared and beautifully presented dinners in an elegant setting. On Christmas evening we enjoyed an extraordinary meal from the a la carte menu, while another nearby notable establishment was gouging customers at $500 for a limited fixed price meal for two in a noisy cafeteria style setting. The dining room is very unique in that it is broken up into one ample room with fireplace, and two cozy adjoining alcoves. The wine list is comprehensive and impressive, and wines by the glass are very quaffable.

We are retired travel industry professionals and have encountered the best and the worst in the past. The service and staff at Goldener Hirsch are definitely the best we have ever experienced globally, and we look forward to returning to our new home away from home. Many thanks to all of you who made our visit so memorable.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I almost don't want to tell everyone about this wonderful hotel. I am afraid it will be impossible to book next time I want to visit. It is very small by hotel standards, more an inn, and privately owned. The rooms are charming and influenced, with permission, by a famous inn by the same name, in Salzburg, Austria.
Location is ideal for skiing at Deer Valley, just steps from Deer Valley's Silver Lake Lodge and the free ski storage. The inn oozes with charm and my room, a deluxe, was spacious, had its own balcony and an attractive view. It is very quite at night. I was told that the rooms are all different, no cookie cutter room design.
Best is the excellent service as provided by a family owned business and management which has as its goal to duplicate a high-end Austrian ski inn experience. As a tiny example, the bath robes, which are folded on a shelf, already have the belts in place, Room humidifiers are kept operating by the household staff. Needs are anticipated and help constantly offered.
What the inn describes as a European breakfast buffet is included in the rates and it is excellent. The bar is a great place for a drink after skiing and there was a singer performing German and English language favorites on one of the week-end apres ski afternoons. I really enjoyed their glüwein (hot spice wine popular in Austria).
Parking in the inn's small garage incurs a nightly fee. I had a rental car but it never left the garage until check out. Follow the hotel's advice and use their excellent car service to get around town and don't bother to rent a car. Additionally there are numerous excellent places to eat or shop up at Silver Lake itself so you may not even want to go downtown much.
There are both outdoor and indoor hot tubs for relaxation. Fitness facilities are otherwise minimal but I can't imagine staying on the mountain and wanting a gym workout when you have the magnificent outdoors.
The only downside to staying at the inn which would be the same for any property on the mountain itself is being at high altitude.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Amazing stay in every way. The staff was attentive and accommodating to a T. The property is small and intimate, and stunningly decorated. I've also stayed in the Goldener Hirsch in Austria and can say that this one has done a wonderful job emulating that style and making it feel like an authentic European ski resort right here in the US.

It's VERY close to the slopes, the staff will drive you around to Park City and will recommend great restaurants. The rooms are spacious with fire places and balconies, and the beds are very comfortable. Huge bathrooms. I am already dying to go back!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We normally rent a condo in Deer Valley, but we found a great deal on the internet for GH for a late season family ski trip. GH is a small, Austrian ski inn type experience. It is mid-mountain right next to the Stein Erickson lodge. It is easy walking distance to the slopes and ski lifts.

We had a suite which contained a separate bedroom for us and the kids slept on a fold out sofa in the living room. It was sufficiently large for the 4 of us, and the extra space was helpful for a week long trip. The rooms/furniture are a little dated and traditional, but that was consistent with our expectations for a small Austrian style inn. Amenities also are limited--no pool, workout facility (although there is a stairmaster), etc.

Although we missed the convenience of a kitchen, GH serves an extraordinarily large breakfast every morning. The food both at breakfast and dinner was very good. Dinner was, however, expensive, so we ate out in Park City most of the time. It's convenient to have a car because GH has a garage under the building and does not charge extra for parking.

The staff was exceptionally good and really made our stay a pleasurable experience. They went out of their way to help us and make us feel comfortable. They would always be available to help with ski gear, answer questions, drive us to town, and accommodate our requests. It's what distinguishes this kind of small inn from a much larger hotel with more amenities.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7570 Royal Street East, P.O. Box 859, Park City, UT 84060
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Location: United States > Utah > Wasatch Range > Park City
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Park City
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Hotel Class:5 star — Goldener Hirsch Inn 5*
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