Two Peas and Their Pod

Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort

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Last week we went to Deer Valley Resort for a dream ski vacation with Kevin and Amanda.  We go to Deer Valley every summer for the outdoor concerts and after every concert I tell Josh I want to stay at the Black Diamond Lodge, well, we finally had our chance. It was everything I dreamed of…and much much more.

The Black Diamond Lodge, is located slope-side at the Snow Park base of Deer Valley Resort. It is the prime location for skiing. Our three bedroom condominium was a ski-in/ski-out residence with a beautiful view of the mountains.

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The Black Diamond Lodge is inviting and offers the perfect mountain ambience for a ski vacation. The lodge provides complimentary underground heated parking, ski valet services, ski locker room, fitness center, steam room, sauna, and game room. They also provide a continental breakfast and complimentary après-ski snacks in the afternoon.

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photo via Amanda

Our condo had a huge open living room, dining area, and kitchen. I think this one area was bigger than our entire house:) The pictures don’t do it justice. I posted a Vine video (TwoPeasandPod) to try and capture the fabulousness of our condo, but that is still just a glimpse. I’ve never stayed in such a grande place!

We loved the spacious great room lined with windows. The mountain scenery was gorgeous!

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photo via Amanda

 The couches and chairs were so cozy! We sat and talked by the fire while Caleb watched cartoons and ran around.

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Deer Valley also spoiled us with a basket of goodies-chocoaltes, popcorn, chips, pasta, candy, and more! The perfect foods for a snowy ski vacation.

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The kitchen was amazing! It was fully equipped and had everything we needed. We could have whipped up a fancy meal, but we were on vacation and not in the mood to cook:)

Luckily, Deer Valley provided us with us with a few fabulous prepared meals from the Deer Valley Grocery Cafe. All we had to do was turn on the oven to warm up our delicious meal. I loved the vegetarian lasagna. And the best part, we didn’t have to do any dishes. Oh, how I love vacation:)

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Every morning we brought our complimentary continental breakfast upstairs so we could eat together. The dining table was large enough to fit us all and they even provided a high chair for Caleb.

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photo via Amanda

Our condo also had a second living room with a television and game table. I loved that they used skis and snowshoes as decor. So fun and fitting for a ski condo.

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Our bedroom had a king bed with a corner sitting area. There was also a door that opened to the large balcony. It was cold, but we still enjoyed walking outside to breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Our room also had a gigantic walk in closet. We put Caleb’s crib in the closet. Don’t feel bad for Caleb, his “room” was plenty big…and we were still close by if he needed us. He slept like a champ!

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The stone fireplace in our room might have kept me in bed a little longer than usual. I loved waking up to a toasty fire! I could have laid in bed all day if we didn’t have to hit the slopes.

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photo via Amanda

Our bathroom had a huge tub, shower, and dual sinks. It also had a heated towel rack. I loved getting out of the shower and wrapping myself in a warm fluffy towel.

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photo via Amanda

The second bedroom had a king bed and private bathroom.

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photo via Amanda

The third bedroom was a fun one-bunk beds! There was one queen bed and three twin beds. There were also trundle beds that pulled out. This room would be perfect for a bunch of kiddos.

Caleb certainly loved this room. He loved the horse picture, cow chair, and climbing the ladder. Don’t worry we helped him up and down:)

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photo via Amanda

There was even a laundry room in our condo. We put the washer and dryer to good use after our first day of skiing. It was nice having it right in our own condo. No need to visit the laundry mat on vacation!

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 We had the best view! We loved watching the ski lifts from our condo windows.

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photo via Amanda

Our balcony had a dining table with a hot tub. You better believe we used the hot tub! It was cold getting in, but so worth it! Talk about relaxation!

The accommodations at the Black Diamond Lodge were amazing…and you can’t beat the location. We loved being right on the mountain. The staff was also super helpful and friendly. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay!

I will be sharing two more posts about Deer Valley-one about our ski adventures and one all about the food, so stay tuned! You don’t want to miss out! We had so much fun at Deer Valley Resort!

Thank you Deer Valley Resort for hosting us, of course all of our opinions are our own.

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35 Responses to “Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley Resort”

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 19, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    What an amazing vacation! I’ve only ever gone skiing on the East coast, so I can imagine that Deer Valley was incredible! I love the look of the resort too. It’s like your home away from home! :) Can’t wait to read the rest of the posts!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 9:31 am

      Thanks Caroline! You will have to come west to ski! Deer Valley is amazing!

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    Jenny Flake — February 19, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    What a gorgeous showcase of Deer Valley! The photos are just stunning! Next time my family needs a ski resort this will be it :)

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    gina @ skinnytaste — February 19, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    This looks like a dream vacation for a family or group of friends. Love how beautiful the rooms are for those who prefer to stay in the house instead of hitting the slopes. Thanks for the great post!

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    Amy — February 19, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    That looks gorgeous! I need to remember this. We’re always looking for a nice condo for family trips that have enough space for us to spread out now that we have 2 teens that don’t like sharing much of anything. NICE!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 11:04 am

      The Black Diamond Lodge is perfect for a family vacation!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 19, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    What a gorgeous lodge! We need a ski vacation this year…

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    HeatherChristo — February 19, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    This looks like a DREAMY vacation Maria!! I would love to go there!

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    Marla Meridith — February 19, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Condos are the ONLY way to go for ski vacations. This one looks AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing this with us Maria. A place I would love to visit some day.

    • Two Peas replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 11:03 am

      You need to come ski at Deer Valley! You would love it!

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    Kim @ Soliloquy Of Foods & Such — February 19, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    I’ve never been skiing. Gravity challenges me daily; I’m more of a snowshoer….or sip hot chocolate in a lodge-er. Nonetheless, this looks like a great destination.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — February 19, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    What a beautiful resort and condo. Certainly a home away from home.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 19, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    wow i’m so jealous! looks like a wonderful vacation spent with lovely friends and family!! i wish i could’ve been packed into your suitcase :)

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    Meaghan — February 19, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    Wow- looks amazing! We have been to Deer Valley three times in past years and have always stayed at one of their lodging options. I’m pregnant this winter so no skiing for me, but I can’t wait to go back. I’m excited to hear what food you tried at the resort- best ski lunch ever!

    -m

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 19, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    So gorgeous!!!

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    Sara — February 19, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    How sad that I have lived in Utah my whole life and I’ve NEVER been to Deer Valley! I guess I’m a poor teacher!
    It sure looks so wonderful! I know I would be able to do some MAJOR relaxing in such splendor!
    Thanks for sharing your grand vacation with us!

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    Gaby — February 19, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    omg so dying to go there!! It looks amazing :)

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — February 19, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    Oh wow! What a fabulous resort! I’d love to visit Deer Valley now!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — February 19, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    What a fabulous vacation! I really love the way the condo is decorated. Refined but still rustic. My kind of place!

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    Crystal — February 19, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    What an amazing trip!! Beautiful lodge!!

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — February 19, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    Wow, looks like a perfect winter vacation! Glad you had a great trip!

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    Emily@Decorchick — February 19, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    WOW!! Looks amazing!!! I haven’t been skiing in years, and would love to visit here.

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    Myra @ MyBlessedLife.net — February 20, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    What an incredible place! Beautiful!!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 20, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Wow. What a gorgeous place to call home for a few days. It looks so warm and cozy!

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    Holly Waterfall — February 20, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    i LOVE Deer Valley! I don’t ski, but we’ve stayed up there at my parents’ condo and it’s just fabulous. Your vacation home is just stunning! I’m sure it was hard to leave.

    • Two Peas replied: — February 20th, 2013 @ 11:08 am

      It was hard to leave. We are lucky we live close enough to go back though:)

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    Amanda — February 20, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    Such a stunning retreat! I would love to go there someday!

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    Jane — February 20, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Wow! Looks like so much fun. Looks like the perfect place for a family vacation.

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    Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke — February 21, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    Looks fabulous! love that bunk bed room, and love that they have meals available, too!

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — February 21, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    looks wonderful, you must have had a fabulous time!

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    Deborah — February 26, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    I have added this to my bucket list – gorgeous!!

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    John Davis — March 14, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Maria and Josh,

    Thank you for your kind comments about our unit! We did spend a lot of time and money up front to outfit it more like a primary residence than a typical rental condo, even in the Black Diamond. How wonderful to have had you as guests! For those wishing to rent our unit, you will have to specifically request Unit 231. We would love to welcome the readers of your blog to our home. Thanks again!

    Lesley and John

    • Two Peas replied: — March 14th, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

      Hi Lesley and John-we absolutely loved our stay in 231. Thanks again. Everything was perfect. We felt right at home. We hope to come back this summer for the outdoor concert series-my favorite time of the year! Thanks for creating such a lovely place and sharing it with us and our readers!

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