Weekend Getaway Giveaway – Homestead Resort Overnight Package (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

{And the winner of the Weekend Getaway Giveaway to the Homestead is… Julie! She said, “Our 9th anniversary is in August and I would love to surprise Joe with this.  What a fantastic giveaway!!!” Have a wonderful time!

For the rest of you, remember that The Homestead has a special price for golf this year in celebration of their 20th anniversary, so go and play some golf!

Thank you!}

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If you’re looking for a relaxing destination to escape to this summer, you’re going to love today’s giveaway!

THE PRIZE

homestead golf course resort midway utah

One VERY LUCKY winner will receive

The overall value of this package is $392, but really… who can put a price on a relaxing night away with your sweetheart?!?

MY REVIEW

My husband and I got to go experience The Homestead, and we loved every minute of our stay there. We dropped off our toddler with Grandma and drove through the beautiful canyon, through Park City, to get to Midway. (I was really tempted to stop by the outlet mall on our way, but my husband really wanted to just get straight to The Homestead…next time…).

We settled into our comfortable, cozy, cottage style room and relaxed for a bit before dinner. We watched some TV and took advantage of their wireless internet – we probably should have left the laptop at home, but there’s always a little bit of work to be done! Thank goodness for the wireless connection…

homestead golf course resort midway utah

Frankly, dinner at Fanny’s Grill was the part I was looking forward to the most, and the food, service, and view of the golf course did not disappoint.

We started out with an appetizer – you can see the enormous mound of nachos in the bottom right picture. That appetizer alone could have fed about 5 people! But then we got our salads and entrees too.

We could have easily fed about 10 people with the amount of food we got, which was all fabulous. I completely out did myself, which wasn’t too hard with my stomach being squashed by a baby… but I just couldn’t help myself, the food was sooo good!

midway utah golf course

The next day we enjoyed a luxurious afternoon out on the golf course, complete with a cart, which is the only way to go. We loved the GPS system that tells you all kinds of information about the hole you’re on, like how far away the hole is and in which direction, if you’re on schedule/ahead/behind, where not to drive, the location of other golf carts on the course, and lots more.

The course wound through some beautiful landscape – having grown up in Oregon, I don’t think Utah is a particularly beautiful place, but Midway and the Homestead are green with lots of trees and just beautiful. I was so glad there were several bathrooms scattered around the course as well!

And since The Homestead Golf Course is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, you can play 18 holes of golf for only $40, and that includes the cart. While we were there I saw some advertisements for a golf/dinner package for around $50 – not bad at all!

Here are some other great features about The Homestead Golf Course (from their website):

  • 7,000 yard, Par 72 course, winding through the Wasatch Mountains and Snake Creek Valley
  • Driving range, putting, and chipping green, perfect for practicing or loosening up before you tee off
  • Award-winning golf shop, offering a wide selection of equipment
  • Sandwich Trap, overlooking the golf course, providing sandwiches, snacks, and beverages
  • Golf Pavilion and canopied patio, ideal for corporate outings and award ceremonies
  • Fanny’s Grill and Patio, with seating on the golf course, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
  • Complete customized award and prize packages available

We had a great time at The Homestead – it might just become a yearly event for my husband and I! If you haven’t been to The Homestead recently, this summer is a great time to check it out!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit HomesteadResort.com
  • Come back here and leave a comment stating why you should win this overnight stay before midnight Friday, May 29.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn up to 30 extra entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest with link back here (copy and paste http://www.vanillajoy.com right into the text box)
  • Subscribe to my feed
  • Sign up for my newsletter
  • Add my button to your sidebar
  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)
  • Facebook about the contest

GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Homestead!

{photos taken with a Canon Rebel XSi}

{ 124 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer b. May 25, 2009 at 6:43 am

Gosh, why should I win this? Because I’m the Mother of 3 kids ages 3 and under and I would REALLY love to getaway with my husband for a nice romantic weekend! lol

2 Jennifer b. May 25, 2009 at 6:43 am

I subscribe to your newsletter.

3 Jennifer b. May 25, 2009 at 6:44 am

Also to your feed via google reader.

4 Natalie May 25, 2009 at 7:42 am

oh my goodness! our 10th anniversary is next month and this would be an AWESOME way to celebrate :)

5 Megan R May 25, 2009 at 8:03 am

I would like to win this because my husband loves golf and we really could use a getaway, being that we have had to live with my parents for the last year.

6 Megan R May 25, 2009 at 8:03 am

I follow you on twitter-JustForMeAndYou

7 Megan R May 25, 2009 at 8:04 am
8 Megan R May 25, 2009 at 8:05 am

I subscribe to your feed.

9 Megan R May 25, 2009 at 8:05 am

I get your newsletter.

10 Megan R May 25, 2009 at 8:06 am

Your button is on my blog.

11 amy p May 25, 2009 at 8:37 am

wow! this place is beautiful. I have heard about it but have never experienced it. My husband and I could use a break bad! it’s been years.

12 amy p May 25, 2009 at 8:37 am

I follow on twitter. 1amypugmire.

13 amy p May 25, 2009 at 8:37 am

I subscribe to your newsletter.

14 amy p May 25, 2009 at 8:38 am

I subscribe to your feed.

15 amy p May 25, 2009 at 8:38 am

I have your button.

16 amy p May 25, 2009 at 8:39 am
17 Judy May 25, 2009 at 8:45 am

we went there on our honeymoon just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary would love any excuse to come home to Utah to have a weekend away while Granmaw and Grampaw watch the kids and enjoy having them around.

18 Judy May 25, 2009 at 8:45 am

i have you in my google reader

19 Kim May 25, 2009 at 8:59 am

I would love this so we can make some family memories… we’re tired parents, we need silver linings.

20 Kim May 25, 2009 at 9:00 am

subscriber

21 Kim May 25, 2009 at 9:01 am

twitter follower (kgail11)

22 Megan H May 25, 2009 at 9:06 am

I LOVE the Homestead. My husband and I have spent many a nights at that beautiful getaway spot…and another stay there is something we always WANT to do, but not always able. I love a relaxing soak in the crater, a horseback ride overlooking the Heber Valley, a yummy dinner in quaint Fanny’s Grill. And a round of golf …well, a few extra minutes in the warm mountain sun is an uplift!
But WHY should I win this giveaway??? Our 7th Anniversary is this coming Sunday….and I would love to be the one to surprise my husband with this…instead of him surprising me! I also have a 14 month old baby….and our last overnight getaway was to the hospital to have her. {Not much of a getaway.}
Thanks for providing this opportunity. Crossing my fingers!

23 Emily S May 25, 2009 at 9:30 am

I would love to win this giveaway! We are MOVING on our 6th anniversary (end of May) and I wish we could do SOMETHING – ANYTHING – together! I went to the Homestead with my family when I graduated from High School years ago and we loved it! I would love to take my husband there for our anniversary (especially since we didn’t get to go on a honeymoon yet!)

24 Emily Albrecht May 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

Any mother would love to win this…we all need a break. I love Midway/Park City area and would love to have a nice getaway with my hubby before our baby comes.

25 Emily Albrecht May 25, 2009 at 10:22 am

I subscribe.

26 Emily Albrecht May 25, 2009 at 10:24 am

I follow you on twitter.

27 Emily Albrecht May 25, 2009 at 10:25 am
28 Emily Albrecht May 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

I have your button.

29 erin May 25, 2009 at 10:42 am

I would love to go to the AVEDA Spa…ahhhh, the smell just relaxes me!

30 erin May 25, 2009 at 10:42 am

I also receive your emails…

31 Megan H May 25, 2009 at 10:45 am

And subscribed to your feed through Google Reader…seriously need a getaway..cranky molar teething baby driving me insane…

32 Christie May 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I would love to win this for my Father-n-law. He could use some good news right now.
Thanks for the opportunity.

33 Lisa F May 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I SO need this; The Homestead is where my husband and I spent our honeymoon — haven’t been back in nearly 15 years!

34 Azucar May 25, 2009 at 3:09 pm

My husband is about to finish his second year teaching teenagers math, I’d love to tell him thanks for all his hard work (much of it unpaid and unrecognized) with an overnight get away. We also didn’t get to celebrate our 10th, or 11th, or upcoming 12th anniversary in any way (that didn’t include eating take out on the couch and hoping one of our kids didn’t cry so we wouldn’t have to pause the DVD.)

Plus, this might be my only chance to convince HIM that golf is fun and awesome.

35 Azucar May 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I follow your tweets.

36 Azucar May 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

37 Azucar May 25, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I tweeted your contest!

38 dalene May 25, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I have two compelling reasons why I want to win this: We once almost stayed at the Homestead because a lousy time-share co. overbooked their reservations. We actually had a babysitter for the night (that never happens) so we stopped at the Homestead and we really REALLY wanted to stay there, but we couldn’t afford it (my husband is a teacher too–third graders for almost 20 years). Instead we came home and sent the babysitter home. I would love to get another chance to stay there. I’d go there for my next anniversary as we spent the last one reeling over a cancer diagnosis received the day before.

39 dalene May 25, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I follow your terrific tweets!

40 dalene May 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

41 dalene May 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I tweeted your contest, too. (I posted other entries, but my comments don’t seem to be posting properly. I’ll check back later to make sure they’re up. Thanks!)

42 Julie May 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Our 9th anniversary is in August and I would love to surprise Joe with this. What a fantastic giveaway!!!

43 Julie May 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm

I’m adding your button!

44 Hilary May 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I need a getaway for my hubby and I so that I can be a less grumpy wife and mom! I think being in the Utah mountains would rejuvenate me! It would be a great 36th birthday present for myself too!!!

Hilary Shirley

45 Hilary May 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

46 LIz May 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

MrsShoogieEnter to win a weekend getaway to The Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah – http://www.vanillajoy.com tweeted about your contest

47 LIz May 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

follow you on ttwitter

48 LIz May 25, 2009 at 6:09 pm

i subscribe to your feed

49 LIz May 25, 2009 at 6:09 pm

i subscribe to your newsletter

50 LIz May 25, 2009 at 6:10 pm

i have your button on my sidebar

51 LIz May 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I would love to getaway at the homestead in midway.. My husband and I culd use a nice vacation without children. I love the rooms so homey!

52 LIz May 25, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Liz Blake Memmott Enter to win a weekend getaway to The Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah – http://www.vanillajoy.com put this on my facebook account

53 LIz May 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm

commented on your non giveaway post…

54 Katie May 25, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I should win this because otherwise my husband and I would be spending our first anniversary at home. We just bought a house so a vacation is not an option right now!

55 Katie May 25, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I subscribe!

56 Heather Buchanan May 25, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Why should I win this? Because I NEVER win anything and I think it would be fun to get away with my hubby without our kids.

57 JaKell May 25, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I am adding you on my blog

58 JaKell May 25, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Now on facebook :)

59 JaKell May 25, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Because my husband deserves the perfect get away after a very eventful year! He has been so good to take care of all of us (me and 5 kids) with everything that has been going on in our lives. Recently we discovered we have been suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning in our home over the last year and a half, we ended up getting a new furnace with all the money we had and then he got laid off work two days later, along with that we got notice his mothers cancer returned and many other obsticals to make life stressful. This past weekend I went in for Gallbladder surgery and have had a hard recovery every step of the way he has been there to love and support me and the kids. He is the greatest dad, father, husband anyone could ever have. He deserves this more than anything! I am wishing he gets the chance.

60 JaKell May 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I recieve your newsletter too :) Thanks!!!

61 Alice May 25, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I need to win because it is beautiful, the food looks great, and I think it would be a fun place to visit for my husband and I’s 10th anniversary.

62 Alice May 25, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I subscribe.

63 Heather D. May 25, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Oh…I’d love to win this great giveaway for my sweet husband and I. With the turn in the economy, my husband lost his job a while back. Needless to say things have been really tight and we’ve chosen to go without buying gifts or doing much for our anniversary, birthdays, etc. I’d love to win and show him how much I love him!

64 Brynna May 25, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I would love to win this. My husband and I have not had a night alone since we had our first daughter almost 3.5 years ago! And Utah is within driving distance from us so it would be totally doable!

65 Brynna May 25, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I’m a Google subscriber!

66 Jennifer Stewart May 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I should win because I never do anything romantic with my husband! 14 years of marriage and 3 kids later…..we need to rekindle that fire! Thanks for the chance!!!

67 Jennifer Stewart May 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I have your button!

68 Jennifer Stewart May 25, 2009 at 9:57 pm

I subscribe!

69 Lauren McRoberts May 25, 2009 at 10:02 pm

One weekend in the spring of last year, my house flooded irreparably and my little brother died unexpectedly. I felt LOST. Having to move out of my saturated home was the “last straw”, and I knew I needed to find a special place to stay temporarily where I could regain my composure and sense of peace. My son had been a missionary years before in Heber and Midway, and I remembered him telling me about this amazing place in Midway called the Homestead (he remembered it for the food, of course!) Since my insurance company was providing lodging for me while I searched for a new home, I just called the hotel and checked in that day.
It was a life saver for me! I walked all over the grounds, ate meals while I watched the deer on the golf course, sat on my balcony early morning and late evening…and began to heal.
I would love to go back and tell them “thanks”…and enjoy their amazing hospitality and rejuvenating environment once again!

70 Terressa T. May 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I am the mother of four children and my husband recently graduated from school. We have never been away on an overnight vacation in the 8 years we’ve been married, let alone on more than 4-6 dates a year…life is just plain busy!! We could certainly use an excuse to get away, just the two of us. My husband enjoys golf, but he only gets to play once a season because of work and applying for more schooling. This is an amazing giveaway! The resort looks so relaxing just on the computer screen, I can’t imagine what it would be like in real life :) Thanks for the chance…I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed ;)

71 Terressa T. May 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I subscribe via email

72 Terressa T. May 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I am a twitter follower; Audi42

73 Terressa T. May 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I have your button

74 Terressa T. May 25, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I tweeted!

75 Terressa T. May 25, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I posted on facebook!!

76 michellew May 26, 2009 at 5:35 am

We will celebrate our 11th anniversary in June and have a 7month old. We need a weekend away to celebrate!

77 Mandy Kirk May 26, 2009 at 6:58 am

I would like to win because I just had a baby three months ago and feel I need a little pampering.
Mandy Kirk

78 Liz May 26, 2009 at 7:59 am

Hi, I just added you to my google reader. Great contest. I deserve to win because:
1. Been married 4.5 years
2. Never got to take a honeymoon
3. First child due in 4 months
5. One more year of law school to go
Thanks!!!!

79 Liz May 26, 2009 at 8:00 am

I just added you on my twitter follow list.

80 Jenny May 26, 2009 at 8:27 am

I love midway! Sign me up.

81 Autumn May 26, 2009 at 9:27 am

Lets see…. Six awesome kids from a great marriage of soon to be 3 years. July of 06 I married the most amazing guy and was blessed with four beautiful bonus kids!! My brood of two great kids is now six and life couldn’t be more fun or crazier. My bonus kids live half of the time with their mom about 45 min away so we keep our suburban warm running back and forth for functions and sports. Between running to six kids worth of activities to jobs to living life we are so busy!! But I bet we could figure out what to do with a night (and golfing!! :) ) by ourself at this gorgeous resort. And yes, maybe a little shopping in park city. Here’s hoping we win. It would be a great anniversary get-away!! Thanks for the chance.

82 Becca May 26, 2009 at 9:30 am

I vote for me to WIN! :) (that’s positive thinking)

83 Nemesis May 26, 2009 at 11:59 am

Oh my gosh. I love Midway and would love to introduce my husband to its delights. Also our first anniversary is coming up and this would be a perfect way to spend it!

84 Kiersten May 26, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Um…I want to win this really, really bad. I would love to get away before with my hubby before he starts his PhD program in the fall and I am a grad student widow for the next 5-7 years!

85 Jessica May 26, 2009 at 6:45 pm

This place looks great.
I would love to win this for myself and my husband. We have not had a lot of alone time since moving to Omaha, and this would be a great opportunity to do that. Also, it is my tenth wedding anniversary this Dec. and since our “honeymoon” was just an extra night at the hotel in Dallas after our temple wedding, we could even call it our “second” honeymoon :)

86 Jessica May 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I have your button and love to check out your blog.

87 Jen T May 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I should win this because I live in KS, but next week I am going to Utah and will be in Midway, and my hubby and I need a place to stay. I am sure grandma and grandpa can take our 4 kids so we can go play here! Pick me! Thanks!

88 Chelsey B May 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I love your blog!! It is our ANNIVERSARY in June.. and with the hustle of 2 crazy kiddo’s , life and work.. a GET AWAY sounds FABULOUS!! My husband has been sick for a few months, and crazy busy trying to get back on top of work.. I would LOVE to surprise him!!

89 Chelsey B May 26, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I added your button!!! LOVE your blog!

90 Chelsey B May 26, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I posted on facebook!! YAY for facebook!

91 Chelsey B May 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I signed up for your newsletter! So excited!

92 Amber! May 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I subscribe to your tweets and you are in my google reader.

So, the MIL and FIL are in love with the homestead and I am in love with the idea of making the hubbs take my golfing. Please, sign me up and call me happy!!

93 Jeri May 27, 2009 at 7:35 am

Blogged about your contest

94 Jeri May 27, 2009 at 7:35 am

You’re also on my Google reader. Pick me!

95 Adrienne May 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

I REALLY need this vacation! Come on…it’s the start of summer with 7 kids at home…do I need to say more?

96 Sue May 27, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Wow – this is such a lovely giveaway. My husband and I have four boys between 12 and 3. I love them, but they’re exhausting! We don’t live near family so it’s hard to find childcare for four to get away. I’d love to go to the Homestead… we could drive up to Utah, leave the kids with Grandma and Grandpa about 45 minutes away and smooch for hours without interruption.

Thanks for sharing~

97 Tina May 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Oh my gosh, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this! Our 3rd baby is due this July & it would give my husband and I that last little (much needed) getaway! Plus, with the pregnancy & the craziness of life, my poor husband hasn’t got that much “action” lately-if you know what I mean;) A trip to the Homestead may be the perfect cure!

98 Brianna May 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I would love to win this…my husband and are are planning on adopting a child. We are so excited…and just in the getting approved stage; so we can’t really do a full on vacation. One or two days…perfect. And, it would be such a great way to enjoy each other and take a break. Thanks!

99 Dev May 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I would love to win this because my husband and I rarely get to spend time alone together. We had a 2 month old baby by the time we hit our 1 year anniversary so we really never got to spend much of anytime together as newlyweds and still don’t. It’s now been 2 years and some days I forget what he looks like cause I go so long without seeing him. :-) This would be so nice!

100 Dev May 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I have your button.

101 Celeste L. May 28, 2009 at 7:48 am

I would love to win this because it would be a perfect for my husband and I. Our very first anniversary is coming up on June 21st and this would be such a fun place to spend it.

102 Celeste L. May 28, 2009 at 7:49 am

I receive your newsletter.

103 Becky Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:12 am

Midway is so beautiful at this time of year! My husband and I would love to have an excuse to go down to Utah and leave the kids with the grandparents and have a night to ourselves!

104 Becky Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:13 am

I subscribe to your feed!

105 Becky Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:13 am

I get your newsletter!

106 Becky Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:13 am

I commented on the pregnancy dinner post
http://www.vanillajoy.com/pregnant-recipe-2.html#comment-36882

107 Becky Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:19 am

Your button is on my sidebar

108 Becky Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:28 am

I facebooked about the contest!

109 Becky Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:36 am

I am following you on twitter!

110 Becky Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:45 am
111 Chelsea May 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Why you ask? I am the mother of two, three if you count my husband who works outside the home as well. We haven’t had a night with out our kids since the second one concieved. So over 15 months. We both really love to golf too. This is a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

112 Chelsea May 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I subscribe to your feed!

113 Chelsea May 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I receive your newsletter!

114 Etta May 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Looks like the perfect place to spend our 10 year anniversary,
or the honeymoon we never had. Time away from the kids, relaxation!

115 Michelle May 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Because I need a break before starting to try for baby #3!!!

116 Kalli May 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm

oh yes please

I’m dying for something like this

DYING I TELL YOU

117 coralee johnson May 29, 2009 at 10:05 am

My 10th anniversary just passed and because things are “tight” right now we weren’t able to do much to celebrate. This would be a fabulous way to really celebrate all the great years we have had together. It looks like a FABULOUS place for a retreat!

118 adele aston May 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

holy cow.. my husband LOVE the homestead… MIdway is actually where he proposed to me… right next to the homestead…Ahhh.. memories

119 adele aston May 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I blogged about it…

120 adele aston May 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I have your button

121 adele aston May 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I facebooked about it…

122 adele aston May 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm

i get your newsletter

123 Kim Lopez May 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

We just had our second baby, and we are exhausted! Some time away with the hubby at a gorgeous resort is just what the doctor ordered!

124 Lindsay V June 2, 2009 at 10:56 am

My hubs and I just had our 3 year anniversary and this trip would be such a nice getaway to celebrate! We haven’t really been anywhere since we had our baby in December. Plus, my husband would FREAK OUT if he got to golf, too! I swear he lives on the golf course…! I would like the relaxation, too!

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