Natalie Hollingshead

Correspondent

  • Orem, Utah, USA

Natalie Hollingshead is a correspondent who lives in Utah and covers Salt Lake City and Park City for Forbes Travel Guide. She is a former-magazine-editor-turned-freelance-writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about life in the Intermountain West. Originally from Alberta, Canada, Hollingshead loves spending her free time hiking, biking, skiing, camping and traveling with her husband and three kids.

  • On November 14, 2013
    Natalie Hollingshead answered the question: Natalie Hollingshead

    What bars does The Chateaux Deer Valley have?

    The Chateaux Deer Valley’s Cena Lounge sits directly across from the more-formal Cena Ristorante. The centerpiece of the lounge is a copper-topped bar, where you can order a Frisky Whiskey and sample the lounge’s signature truffle fries while watching guests come and go in the adjacent lobby. Open and airy, Cena Lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with light. Velvet seats and wood finishes lend a bit of luxury to the lounge, but it’s not formal. A flat-screen television provides entertainment while you sip a drink. There is also live music in the lounge from 4 to 6 p.m. every day during the winter season. Kids are welcome in the lounge, too. During the winter season, Cena Lounge is open for lunch, après ski and dinner.
  • On November 5, 2013
    Natalie Hollingshead answered the question: Natalie Hollingshead

    What is the scene like at The Tree Room?

    The scene at The Tree Room is cozy. From the wood-planked floors, ceilings and walls to the stone-covered fireplace and namesake tree in the dining room, the restaurant is comfortable enough but still elegant no matter what time of the year you visit. Accents such as cozy woolen rugs and Native American art keep the vibe colorful and a bit casual while, at the same time, working well with the restaurant’s mountainside location. Warmth radiates from the staff, too, many of whom have worked at the fine-dining restaurant for decades and have a familial rapport with every guest.
  • On November 5, 2013
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    How do you get a reservation at The Tree Room?

    Making a reservation at The Tree Room is always a good idea, especially if you’re visiting during the busy winter season when skiers, snowboarders and Sundance Film festivalgoers fill the resort village. Even during Quiet Time, the resort’s less busy time of year, The Tree Room still fills up quickly with visitors eager to try the signature seasonal mountain cuisine and the locals celebrating special occasions. A tasting menu comprised of Tree Room favorites and can be prepared based on chef availability. Group menus are available for parties of 14 or more, and seating accommodations are available for larger gatherings as well. The Tree Room can also be reserved for private party rentals. To book an event or table, call 866-627-8313.
  • On November 5, 2013
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    What is the dress code at The Tree Room?

    Although the name Sundance may conjure up images of glitzy celebrities at a film festival, no black ties are required at the Sundance Resort’s Tree Room restaurant. Nestled at the base of one of the area’s tallest mountains, Mount Timpanogos, and set amidst soaring trees, the dress code for the entire resort — restaurants included — is business casual. If you’re staying on property, it’s a short walk from the cabins to the restaurants, but at night, it can be chilly — be sure to bring a coat. Don’t forget to wear shoes that are appropriate for mountainside paths, and leave the fancy footwear at home.
  • On November 5, 2013
    Natalie Hollingshead answered the question: Natalie Hollingshead

    Where is Sundance Mountain Resort located?

    Sundance Mountain Resort is located at 8841 North Alpine Loop Road in Sundance, Utah. Nestled at the base of Mount Timpanogos, the second-highest peak in Utah’s Wasatch Range, and spread across 5,000 wilderness miles, Sundance feels like a true escape from the every day. There are no busy roadways, soaring skyscrapers or sprawling retail outlets to disrupt your view. Instead, there are hiking paths, pine trees and art studios. Although the small resort village is sheltered, it is by no means isolated. The nearest city is only a 10-mile drive down the canyon. The Salt Lake International Airport is less than an hour’s drive away while the more exclusive Heber City Municipal Airport sits just 20 minutes from the resort, making Sundance both accessible and secluded.
  • On November 5, 2013
    Natalie Hollingshead answered the question: Natalie Hollingshead

    What bars does Sundance Mountain Resort have?

    Sundance Mountain Resort's Sundance Owl Bar is an intimate but casual bar with wood-planked walls and floors, a cozy fireplace and a small platform where live music is performed on Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 9:30 p.m. The Sundance Owl Bar is actually the present-day home of the beautifully restored and historically significant Rosewood Bar. Built in the 1890s, the Rosewood Bar was originally housed in Thermopolis, Wyoming, where it was frequented by Butch Cassidy’s Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. The Rosewood Bar was purchased and moved to Sundance resort by owner Robert Redford, who starred in 1969 Oscar-winning film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • On November 5, 2013
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    What is the average price of a room at Sundance Mountain Resort?

    The average price of a standard room at Sundance Mountain Resort starts at $299 in the high season and $159 in the low season. But a standard room at Sundance isn’t your typical lodging set-up. The resort’s private quarters are comprised of a cluster of mountainside cabins, outfitted with stone fireplaces, wood-paneled walls, soaking tubs and Native American art that exude a warm yet luxurious vibe. Standards and studios sleep up to two guests, with larger Sundance suites and apartment-style mountain suites permitting up to four guests. For larger groups, mountain lofts have a ladder-access sleeping area and private master bedroom that allow up to six guests to rest comfortably. But for a true home-away-from-home experience, book one of four luxury mountain homes, with two to seven bedrooms.
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