Cabin Life in Park City
There is nothing I love more than traveling with my family and staying in neighborhoods where we can feel like a local, so when Airbnb reached out to dream up some fun family vacations, of course I said yes! As it stands, my family has stayed in so many Airbnbs - from Big Sur and Joshua Tree all the way to the South of France, Italy, and Sweden. We will be exploring West Coast cities that we have wanted to visit courtesy of Airbnb this year which is so exciting. I love searching through listings and getting a sense of like minded people through their aesthetic and lists of favorite parks, coffee shops, and museums. I'm a crazy researcher and it's my way of learning a little bit more about the locals so that when we hit the ground, we won't skip a beat.
Our first trip with Airbnb was to Park City, Utah. My daughters and I are California natives so the snow is a bit exotic for us. The amazing thing about Park City is that it is only a short 90 minute flight from Burbank to Salt Lake City and then you are on the mountain in less than an hour. It beats a six hour drive to Mammoth or a longer flight to Colorado, Washington or Canada to get to really good snow.
Before we booked, I wanted to make sure we found the perfect Airbnb. Thankfully, a short search focused on the key words A-Frame and Cabin brought me to my dream listing.
We had a load of plans before we arrived but we were all having such a good time making big pots of soup and chili, and playing games of scrabble that we only ended up skiing for one day. There was even a little play area for the girls filled with toys, a little horse stable and a mini trampoline so they spent a lot of time exploring that.
One day we spent walking along Main St. in Park City. The girls loved finding little trinkets at Southwest Indian Traders and then lunch at High West Saloon (which was obscenely good - I would have eaten every meal here!) After lunch, we bundled up and took a few rides on the Alpine Coaster. After that, everyone wanted to go home and get cozy for the rest of the day.
We are creatures of habit when we travel and we pretty much hone in on the best spots within a day of orienting ourselves. My California girls were pros at getting all of their snow gear on by the time we were getting ready to leave which was pretty cute.
We made sure we had a late flight out so that we had time to visit the cute 9th and 9th area of Salt Lake City. Before we left, we stopped in the store of one of my favorite children's brands Mabo Clothier and had lunch at the adjacent Pizza Nono. My only regret is that I didn't get an extra pizza for the plane ride home.
It is rare to return from a trip well rested so I will remember this as the trip my girls learned to ski and that we kicked our lingering colds!
Our accommodations were provided courtesy of Airbnb. Thank you Airbnb for inspiring us to take this trip!