The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection
What We Love
- An on-site whiskey distillery
- A Mercedes-Benz fleet—cars are available to resort guests for complimentary rentals
- The wild sage and mineral salt foot bath at the cliffside spa
- Championship-caliber shooting clays
What To Know
- The property’s organic farm provides herbs, wildflowers, honey, and vegetables to the resort’s restaurants
- Thanks to the resort’s partnership with heli-ski operator Powderbird, guests can access the area’s most unvarnished and secluded peaks
- The 22 Earth Suites contain private outdoor showers
- The Little Vaquero’s Club, aimed at younger guests, offers a daily menu of kid-friendly adventures like horse-riding, wildlife education, and fishing
- Free WiFi
Mother Nature and mod cons aren’t mutually exclusive at this grand Western getaway, spread across a 3,500-acre ranch outside Park City
Imagine drifting to sleep, lulled by the whisper of a river, then rising to a panorama of grassy, undulating hills. The good news? No tent required. At this 46-room retreat, your alpine adventure won’t mean roughing it. Instead, choose from a trio of lavish accommodation styles that range from expansive lodge-style rooms (conveniently attached to the property’s main lodge), canyon-facing family-friendly suites, or the ultimate high-altitude escape: a freestanding home set in an Aspen grove along the banks of a creek. They’ll all make for perfect crash pads after an adrenaline-rich day of outdoor yoga, hiking, and horseback riding (all the steeds here are residents of the equine healing foundation onsite). Fight the urge to hibernate by suppering and socializing at the main restaurant Yuta, named for area natives, the Ute Indians. Conceptualized by James Beard Award winner and Bouchon Bakery alum Galen Zamarra—translation: don’t skip the bread basket—the menu here showcases refined mountaintop fare such as wild king salmon wrapped in swiss chard and sagebrush-smoked brisket.
In the Area
The remote resort is a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport (arriving by helicopter is also an option) and transfers are available year-round. Nestled between the Uinta and Wasatch mountain ranges, summers here are best for treks, trail rides, axe-throwing, and fly-fishing, while the colder months give way to pursuits like the lodge’s own take on a bi-athalon, combining cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing with sporting clays in their covered and heated pavilion. Blue Sky guests are granted gratis access to the property’s private ski lounge at Park City Mountain Resort (about a 25-minute ride away), offering gear and tune-ups.