When the thermometer hits 95 degrees, your melting mind scrambles for an escape from the sweltering sun.
And since Utah may not be the greatest beach destination, you may think that your local pool will just have to cut it. But have you ever thought about the mountains?
Sure, they're a great retreat for skiing, but in the summer, Park City enjoys a breezy 78 degrees on good days.
The Montage Deer Valley offers an assortment of escapes from the valley's heat, and this enormous resort doesn't have to be simply a weekend trip once a summer. You can buy your very own residence within its upscale walls.
This home was designed and furnished by Barclay Butera in Park City. The elegant design and luxurious ambience really make this one of the classiest mountain homes in the Rockies.
"Uniquely designed to reflect mountain elegance with elements of western transitional sophistication, the rich colors mixed with leathers, plaids, animal prints and traditional rug pieces are woven together with timeless Ralph Lauren fabrics, wallpaper and furniture," said Ed Rehill, director of residential sales for Montage Deer Valley.
Residences come with two, three or four bedrooms and range from $3 million to $8 million. So yes, it's a pretty big investment, but with your own home in the hills, you can enjoy all the cooling amenities that the Montage offers.
The list of family-friendly activities goes on and on, including a Wii lounge, a bowling alley, billiards and classic arcade games.
While the kids are having fun playing air hockey and shooting some pool, you and your spouse can unwind and de-stress in the Montage's state-of-the-art spa. Get a facial, a clay wrap, a massage—the relaxing possibilities are endless.
That night, enjoy a five-star meal at one of the Montage's many fine restaurants. The farm-to-feast menu will have you salivating before you even take the first bite. Be sure to grab some gelato when the breeze dies down because trust me, with this dry, summer heat, you won't want to miss out on that icy treat.