To celebrate the official opening of the Sundance Film Festival today, here are some (unrelated) photos of our little detour to check out the Sundance Resort while we were in Utah.

The Sundance Resort was everything I expected and more.  Simple, rustic, relaxed, comfortable, natural, fresh, no hint of Hollywood anywhere.  We had a beer and a huge plate of nachos at The Owl Bar.  The restored 1890’s bar is the original Rosewood Bar once frequented by Butch Cassidy’s Hole-in-the-Wall Gang and was moved from Wyoming.  Of course I made a stop at the General Store and picked up a couple of gifts and a little something for myself.  Sustainability is everywhere and has been since the resort opened from the solar panels on the Rehearsal Hall to the hybrid SUV’s parked out in front of the Creekside building, organic cotton Sundance onesies (a gift for a friend who is expecting) to the softies handmade in Kenya.


on the way there, it’s hard to find ‘big sky’ like this on the east coast…




on the bridge, creek next to The Owl Bar


quilt hanging outside the Deli and General Store


painting and entrance to the Deli


pond along the Rehearsal Hall


icicles at the Screening Room

If you are ever in the area it is so worth a visit even just for a couple of hours.  It seems like a place that one could truly get away to.

I tried to convince the boy we should change our week in Utah next year to Sundance week but he’s not one for big crowds.  Maybe someday…  In the meantime you can catch the happenings during Sundance, the festival on the Sundance Channel like I do and also watch shorts on the website starting on the 18th.

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