Actor and director Robert Redford, a benchmark of contemporary cinema, has shown throughout his life a personal philosophy permeated by humanistic and ecological values. These principles led him to create, during the early 1980s, the Sundance Film Festival, held annually in Park City, Utah, United States. In this idyllic setting of intense natural beauty, the actor also founded a magnificent resort, the Sundance Mountain Resort, recognized among the world’s most appreciated tourist destinations.
Established in 1969, the real luxury of the resort lies in its beautiful earthly surroundings. With multiple accommodation possibilities–rustic suites, cozy cottages or comfortable cabins–the Sundance Mountain Resort becomes a quiet escape and an alternative to the numerous big resorts that dominate the area. It is a place where comfort, peace, privacy and a family atmosphere come together in a stunning environment.
Many celebrities come to the Sundance Mountain Resort every January, during the film festival. Here, Redford and his wife, the German painter Sibylle Szaggars, found the ideal balance between ethics and esthetics. The resort is tucked away on 12,300 acres of forest, in the shadow of Mount Timpanogos. It is a most excellent option for revitalizing the soul and body and, at the same time, enjoy a broad array of activities ranging from art exploration to skiing, hiking, biking and fly fishing.
Each of the rustic suites, cottages, and houses at Sundance is discreetly hidden in the mountainous landscape and decorated with wood finishes from local forests and crafts with Native American motifs. Most accommodations feature all kinds of amenities and modern equipment including kitchen and living room—many of them with high ceilings–overlooking a natural landscape of infinite beauty.
Moreover, the resort boasts an eco-spa inspired by the native cultures of North America. The natural products used for the treatments and the expert hands of masseurs will help you renew your inner balance.
The Sundance Mountain Resort features the Tree Room Restaurant, with soft lighting and a romantic atmosphere for an exceptional culinary event. Guests can taste the best mountain cuisine while admiring Robert Redford´s collection of indigenous art. The establishment, awarded four stars by the Forbes Travel Guide, also received the 2014 Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.
A stay at the resort will result in an unforgettable, stimulating sensory experience. As the actor says, “For us, this place is and will always be a dream. All that is perceived here is unique: what you see, smell, taste—everything is a dream that has been carefully cultivated. What we offer in the form of art, culture and relaxation is food for the soul.” ■