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Utah Family Vacations at the Lodge at Blue Sky

A world of mountain adventures for those born to explore

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Find a deeper connection and ignite your sense of discovery under the expansive Blue Sky in Utah, where vast fields of alpine sagebrush make way to sprawling foothills dense with old-growth forest, ringed by the dramatic peaks of the Uinta and Wasatch Mountain Ranges. Strike the ideal balance between savoring moments with your loved ones or having them enjoy guided kids-only experiences, all rooted in our lush natural landscape. From a moonlit snowshoe family trek, swathed in the sweet smell of pine, to letting your kids play ranch hand for the day riding our gentle horses under the warm summer sun, exclusive adventures await for memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Little Vaquero’s Club for ages 4-12

  • Two bedroom suites and connecting room options with flexible sleeping arrangements including cribs, sleeping teepees, and rollaway beds

  • Babysitting services available upon request

  • Personalized welcome gifts and turndown amenities for kids

  • Special experiential dining options for families

Children at the Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Channel Your Inner Cowboy or Cowgirl

Our Little Vaquero’s Club offers expertly curated experiences for kids (ages 4-12) to discover the joys of playing in nature. Daily themed excursions are tailored by age group, and range from treasure hunts spread over fields of alpine sagebrush to wellness days with outdoor Adventure Yoga. Younger guests are also encouraged to harvest vegetables alongside Blue Sky’s farmer, visit our chickens and collect eggs, and help feed and groom our horses.
  • Offered June 1 – October 31

  • Daily morning session: 9am-11am, afternoon session: 1pm-3pm

  • One session: $125/kid; full day: $175/kid

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Play Together

From embarking on wilderness adventures and fun survival skills challenges with expert guides to feeding baby goats and calves on our on-site farm, there’s something for every family.

The Experience

There’s no better way to explore the beauty of our mountains and canyons than on the back of a horse. The whole family will enjoy visiting our stables to meet, feed and groom our gentle horses. After getting to know our hoofed friends, choose from a range of equine adventures, most of which can be tailored for riders ages eight years and older.

The Experience

Unleash your family’s creative spirit with an inspiring outdoor art session, or by creating a one-of-a-kind souvenir to bring home. Take a guided family hike to a gorgeous mountaintop setting to paint inspiring vistas, or enjoy a drawing session on the remote valley floor surrounded by colorful wildflowers. For the ultimate memento, your family can distress and stain a custom trail sign or create a unique antler shed masterpiece to hang at home.

The Experience

Your kids will love staying up past their bedtime to enjoy the magic of this once-a-month lunar event. During each full moon of the year, families will have the opportunity to go on an extraordinary night-time adventure to explore the Ranch, mountain, and streams guided only by moonlight. Full moon adventures will include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, igloo building, rafting, horseback riding, and much more.

The Experience

Revel in nature’s awe-inspiring beauty together with a family hike to remote mountain vistas. Blue Sky’s extensive trail system offers hikes suitable for even our youngest guests. Simply savor the incredible views, or turn your family trek into an educational adventure. Self-guided family hikes are an opportunity for kids to master the use of maps, traditional compasses and GPS devices, while on guided hikes, they can learn about the fascinating local flora and fauna of the region.

The Experience

Surrender your digital devices and recenter together with a family yoga session. Blue Sky provides ample opportunities for your family to root down and rise up in our epic landscape. Our yoga program can be tailored for every experience level and are suitable for even our youngest guests. Enjoy a forest hike to practice yoga surrounded by panoramic mountain views to yoga in silks hung from old-growth trees.

The Experience

Reap the rewards of a day on the farm, as a family or as part of the Little Vaquero's Club. Families can live a day in the life of a farmer. Activities follow the seasonal planting and harvest of vegetables in the greenhouse and in the fields. Follow up by feeding chickens and collecting eggs, before a team lunch with farm staff. Take your newfound skills back home to foster your own green thumbs.

Stay Together

At Blue Sky, families of any size will find the ideal arrangement with large suites and the option to adjoin them for expanded space and flexibility.

Your Year-Round Mountain Playground

From nature hikes through wildflower-dotted valleys to learning the basics of fly fishing and native trout species, our highly curated outdoor adventures are inspired by Utah’s majestic landscape, and designed for the whole family to rediscover the simple joys of playing in the great outdoors. Kids of any age can also experience a true back-to-the-land connection by harvesting produce from our on-site farm, gathering eggs from our chicken coop, and collecting honey from our beehive.

Family Amenities

Complimentary Gear

For the ultimate in-room camping experience, kids 6 years and younger can enjoy a fun teepee set up with a small mattress and pillow. More traditional sleeping arrangements, including cribs, pack-and-plays, and rollaway beds, can also be arranged.

Kids' Menus

Our world-class dining team takes great pride and care in crafting its kids’ menus, incorporating extraordinary ingredients from local producers as well as just-harvested vegetables from our on-site farm. We can also work with you to accommodate allergies, sensitivities—or the particularly finicky palate.


Relax and reconnect as a couple while knowing your kids are stimulated and well-looked after by our highly trained and professional childcare staff. Childcare is available by the hour or on an overnight basis.

Something for Everyone

Children at the Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Customize Your Stay

Reconnect with nature with immersive family experiences that range from a guided hike to learn about the area’s fascinating geology to a mountaintop painting session.
Farm at the Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Year-Round Ranch Experiences

Year-round ranch activities the whole family can enjoy include horseback rides through vast valleys for kids ages eight years and older, and learn how to groom and feed the horses.
View at the Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Getting Here Is Simple

A direct flight into Salt Lake City International Airport followed by a 40-minute drive is all it takes to reach our 3,500-acre ranch and leave the cares of the modern world behind.
Yoga children at the Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Wellness For All Ages

Enjoy a hike or horseback ride to a high alpine field to rebalance as a family with guided yoga and meditation sessions that can be customized for all ages and ability.
breakfast at the Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Campfires & Outdoor Dining

Revel in the serenity of a sunrise horseback ride to the Tavern, an original 1800s cabin, where a private chef will be waiting with an open-campfire breakfast prepared just for your family.
Beekeeping at the Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Learning About the Land

Harvest the vegetables and herbs that will be used in a family-style lunch or dinner held at our farm’s greenhouse. Your kids can also feed baby goats and calves, gather eggs from our chicken coop, and learn how honey is collected from our beehive.

Family Stories from The Lodge at Blue Sky

Kids with baby cow

Play Me and Lucky

Every year we take a family summer vacation to explore somewhere new.  I was beyond excited when mom told me we were headed to Utah to ride horses and play with farm animals. 

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