Modest temperatures, vibrant foliage, and the ever-popular Fall for Luxury Package have all returned to the Stein Eriksen Lodge. We're talking a hotel that normally charges $750 - $2255 per night in the winter offering package rates beginning at $99 per person, per night for Deluxe Room accommodations and $125 per person, per night for a Luxury Suite.

The Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts and a member of the exclusive international association of independent luxury hotels and resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The deal lasts through November before Deer Valley Resort opens. You won't be able to take advantage of the ski in/ski out living but then you will be able to fully appreciate the Lodge itself.

The Fall for Luxury package includes one-night accommodations, a three-course dinner at the award winning Glitretind restaurant, and complimentary valet parking. There's an onsite spa with fitness center, hottub and pool, free shuttle to Park City, shops in nearby Silver Lake Village, hiking and mountain biking out their back door. (Lift-served biking at Deer Valley Resort has closed for the season but you can still ride on your own if you have the lungs for it.) Take a drive over Guardsman Pass into Big Cottonwood Canyon before the road closes and photograph the fall colors.

Park City itself offers a variety of activities to keep any fall traveler entertained. You won't be bored checking out everything from art classes and gallery strolls at the Kimball Art Center to weekly farmer's markets and ski movie premieres. If you have kids, try to book over Halloween so they can experience the spooky weekend in all its 6,000 participant glory.

Main Street closes to vehicular traffic, merchants open their doors and baskets to trick-or-treaters and the Street floods with costumed kids of all ages. The Washington School Inn later invites everyone to wander through its halls for a free haunted house tour.

There's the state-of-the-art Redstone Cinemas and a soon-to-open bowling alley at Kimball Junction on rainy days; or hop onto I-80 East to Salt Lake City and visit the Children's Discovery Museum at the Gateway Center or the Living Planet Aquarium in Draper near the Cottonwood canyons.

Utah's only Aquarium is completely enclosed and filled with fascinating and stunning species you wouldn't normally see in a land-locked state. Kids will love running their hands through a touch pool of friendly stingrays or going nose to glass with sharks and jellyfish. It won't take more than an hour or two to navigate the Aquarium but it's worth the trip.

More information:

Stein Eriksen Lodge, or call 800-453-1302. 

Living Planet Aquarium