Park City, UT, October 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The right ski accommodations can turn a pleasant time on the slopes into an unforgettable family experience, filled with meals around a big dining room table, cozying by the fire or gathering in the home theater. A private home gives families the space to keep everyone happy with the privacy to share quality time together.
Finding the right property can become a daunting task with so many options available, from professionally managed condos to properties rented by owners. Asking a few important questions, however, can help you determine the best lodging for a safe and seamless experience.
For those looking to avoid unnecessary hassle, Deer Valley property management expert Resorts West offers these four tips for selecting a ski home:
A good vacation rental should provide the same safety features as a hotel. Ask to see a certificate of occupancy, and inquire about essential items such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Renters should also provide pre-arrival safety inspections and maintenance support.
Staying in a private home shouldn’t mean compromising your cleanliness standards. Look for a home with industrially cleaned linens and a professional housekeeping staff. If the property has a hot tub, ensure that it has been drained and refilled upon your arrival. Some property management companies even offer daily housekeeping to ensure your home stays fresh and clean. If you choose a home rented by an individual owner, ask about the cleaning policy and whether housekeeping is available.
Build a relationship
Choose a property management company with a trusted reputation and verifiable contact information. If renting from an owner, request references. Always establish a reliable point of contact who can address questions throughout your stay, from tricky TV remotes to burned-out light bulbs or more serious maintenance issues.
Research the value
For a truly hassle-free ski experience, research everything your accommodations entail when comparing nightly rates. Ski access, transportation services and home amenities can make a significant difference in the time you spend planning your vacation versus actually relaxing. Consider how close you’d like to be to the slopes, whether you will need transportation around town, and what amenities you don’t want to sacrifice.
For guests seeking minimal inconvenience, Resorts West offers complimentary transportation throughout Park City, ski-in/ski-out access and a Private Concierge who contacts guests the moment they confirm to assist with any pre-arrival needs, such as grocery delivery or luggage shipment. When guests arrive their Concierge greets them at their property for personalized on-site check-in and a home tour. Guests can contact their Concierge throughout their stay for any need. To learn more about choosing a private vacation home for the most seamless experience, visit www.resortswest.com.