Sundance Resort4.0 out of 5.0
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My husband and I were so eager to try the zip tour, and the experience was just rotten. We did the Bear Claw tour, and it started to snow on our way up the mountain, with visibility that was already limited. By the time we reached the top, visibility was so poor that we couldn't see the next station, the signs telling us when to slow down, etc. And the snow was icy snow, so as we were zipping down, it felt like our faces were being pelted with pebbles. The staff on the zip line was courteous, but after we were returning our equipment, the staff at the office were terrible. They were so discourteous and unhelpful as our frozen selves were trying to take off all of our equipment to turn in. I normally love Sundance, but I am jaded after this really poor experience. My husband and I were the last people to zip down the mountain that day. Even people behind us in our group weren't allowed to zip down beacuse it was so miserable, so I feel like we paid a lot of money for a sup-par experience, and that we also should not have completed the zip tour this day.
This beautiful Valley and resort makes you feel a million miles away from civilization but in fact you aren't. Great food, wonderful service, very comfortable accommodations and the most beautiful area that you can imagine. Lots to do or not! Will definitely return. Have been here in summer and fall. Both fabulous! Our room, a studio has a very small kitchen so bring your snacks or breakfast or go to one of the four restaurants on the property. The sandwiches at the deli are the best ever!
My wife, daughter and I love to zipline. We've only done 3 others but Sundance is far and away the best. They told us it was the third longest but that it may be the steepest and fastest. You can travel up to a mile doing 70 mph. WOW.
Take a trip all the way up the Sundance mountain!! The pros: takes around an hour a half/ two hours to go up one side and down the other, reservoir and "beach"(small hilly gravel-y beach) halfway thru, completely paved roadways, many areas to stop off and park for picture taking, hiking galore, Robert Redford owns the resort halfway up the mountain on Alpine Loop, breathtaking views of clean pure snow capped Utah mountains surrounding you. Just beautiful!!!! No cons! The air is thin- 8060 feet high!
Stayed here for a conference and can't remember feeling so relaxed and comfortable at a hotel. The food that we were served was consistently fresh and elegant, especially for conference food. The conference center was comfortable and well equipped. My room was in the Mandan suites and sleeping with open windows with the sound of owls and the creek running nearby was peace personified. The cabins were rustic but luxurious (floor warmer in the bathroom, deep tubs, wonderful bed and pillows, a perfectly adequate kitchenette with a coffee pot). The walk to the base was wonderful and natural and the ski lift to the top of the mountain was worth the very relaxing trip for the views and the cafe waiting at the top (the nachos looked amazing!). I would love the opportunity to come back when I have more time to explore. There were so many nice touches and staying here was a real pleasure.
If you love the outdoors, all four seasons, and look for rustic mountain beauty, along with cozy laid-back ambience and great food, do not miss this jewel. The Owl's Nest is the coolest little bar ever. Weather permitting, don't miss the hike to Stewart Falls. Parts are intermediate due to short water crossings and narrow paths with drop offs on one side. I don't much like heights but just looked straight ahead and did fine, they are not that long. Hiking shoes/boots should be worn - and hiking poles are helpful for downhill and slippery rocks. We took the chairlift up - gorgeous views - did the hike to the falls, crossed over rock to rock the very shallow and narrow river at bottom of falls, and hiked back down the other side to the resort to a beer and delicious lunch. You need to be in decent physical shape, but at 63 and 72, we were just fine. Such a treat. If not for Robert Redford refusing to cave to developers, this whole area would now be nothing but luxury condos like a Vail. Thank you Mr. Redford!
Some positive aspects of the Resort: lovely suites, beautiful location, wonderful ski lift. Some downsides: food offerings are quite limited. The "general store" is a shelf of overpriced granola. The service at the Deli is horrible. The Foundry Grill food is good but expensive and menu is limited. The clothing store has prices for women's clothes that were just laughably high. Hiking trails are poorly maintained and even the "easy" trails had some difficult areas. The suite we stayed in was a good 10 minute hike from the "base" where the food and other amenities were located. Resort guests are poor competition for the constant conferences and other events held on the grounds.
I just came back from my annual Summer Visit to Sundance Resort. Everything was beautiful and great as usual. I'm happy to see that there is a new Orvis Flyfishing Center and I even bought an Orvis Starter Flyfishing Rod and Reel set to take home with me. Brian who heads up the Flyfishing Center is great and also on Tuesdays famous Craig Bench "The Fly Ninja" gives free fly tying lessons at the Resort. Unfortunately I came out on a Wednesday and just missed him as I was out at Altamont, UT trying to learn how to flyfish for Utah trout (I caught a Rainbow Trout!) and hanging out with fanatical flyfishers before swinging by Sundance Resort. Sundance has the Lower Provo and it's almost impossible not to catch a river trout, especially a German Brown Trout. If I can do it, you can too; especially if you go out with one of Sundance's Orvis Certified Guides! p.s. As a long time Resort devotee who has been coming here for years, I have a tip for Sundance Resort newbies (especially after I read the unfairly bad review below from the family from the UK)... Request an Upper Unit if possible if you prefer lots more Natural Light and High Ceilings versus a cozier Lower Unit. The Lower units are nice and several have outdoor hot tubs, but generally don't have the high ceilings and the higher level of natural sunlight found in the Upper Units. The Resort prides itself as not being a cookie cutter hotel like you'll find in Park City and Deer Valley...each Sundance Unit is uniquely decorated and no Units look exactly alike...All are great! Enjoy Sundance!
Sundance is a beautiful resort nestled up against Mt. Timpanogos. Although wI have only visited in the summer, I have no doubt that it is even more beautiful in the winter. Sundance offers cozy accommodations, delicious food, and endless outdoor activities. From ziplining to hiking to live music and s'mores roasting, Sundance has thought of everything.
It's hard to write anything but a stellar review for Sundance Resort. It's a special place, no doubt. But, I'm disappointed in the Bearclaw zip line tour ($99). Beautiful scenery, great staff and overall experience, but I paid additional money for the 2 1/2 hour tour, which only lasted 1 hr 40 mins. NOT EVEN CLOSE to advertised. If I didn't wait 10 minutes for the shuttle bus back to base, it would have taken 1 1/2 hrs which is time advertised for the Maverick zip line tour ($69). If it took 2 hrs, I wouldn't bother writing a review. Maybe they expect you to stop to eat for an hour. Regardless, it left me disappointed and unsatisfied. Brian B
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 416 reviews