Hotel in Park City, Utah
Washington School Inn is nestled among the majestic mountains of the
Wasatch range and conveniently located a half hour from Salt Lake
City and two blocks from the Town Ski Lift. The understated elegance
of the Washington School Inn Bed and Breakfast delights guests with
unexpected luxuries. Wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee,
a delightful assortment of fresh fruit, delectable pastries and hot
breakfast entree baked daily. Take a dip in the jetted hot tub, or
visit the sauna located in the spa and private ski locker facility.
History of the Washington School
Built as one of the three original schools
in Park City, Utah, the school was named for
George Washington. Yes, of the cherry tree
fame. The schoolhouse was built in 1889 of
Limestone and contained three rooms, each 30
x 30 with 16 foot ceilings. Classes --
grades one through five -- began on November
18,1889, The Park Record newspaper reported
the school to be one of the finest in the
Though close to going
up in flames in Park City’s Great Fire of 1898, the hammered
limestone façade of the school house survived. So did the name.
After the stock market crash of 1929, enrollment declined and the
school house was sold in 1936 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. It
was used for dances and social events until the 50s.
In 1984 the building was purchased and renovated into a bed and
breakfast, The Washington School Inn, which served its visitors and
community well until a new idea for the iconic landmark took hold.
On completion of a total interior renovation (think gutted to the
studs), this fabulously preserved 1889 limestone gem reopened in
December 2011. In 1889, the editor of the local paper, The Park
Record, wrote that the school building was “one of the finest in the
territory.” He was delighted that, “elegant furniture is being
installed.” Washington School House, he said, “will lack for
nothing.” We are happy to report that well over a century later,
this property is one of the finest in the territory. And elegant
furniture is installed. Oh, and of course, it lacks for nothing.
Washington School House Hotel
PO Box 536
543 Park Ave.
Park City, UT 84060