Accolades and Media Highlights
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The World's 50 Best Hotels 2023
“Awarded to a resort that positively interacts with its environment and offers a unique and special guest experience, we can’t think of a more deserving recipient for the first-ever Lavazza One To Watch Award as part of The World’s 50 Best Hotels,” says Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director for The World’s 50 Best Hotels.
Wine Spectator | 2023 Award for Excellence
Each year, Wine Spectator identifies and acknowledges restaurants hailing from more than 75 countries & territories for their excellent wine programs. In 2023, The Lodge at Blue Sky's restaurant, Yuta, was given the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence in recognition of its thoroughly curated wine selection.
Forbes | 2022 & 2023 Five-Star Award Winner
"This sprawling 3,500-acre ranch offers three distinct accommodation types: suites with dramatic views of the Wasatch Mountains, rooms built into a lush hillside and free-standing cabins next to a rushing creek. Each is designed with inviting earth-toned décor inspired by, and sometimes sourced from, the surrounding natural environment."
TripAdvisor | 2022 & 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award Winner
Every year, Tripadvisor recognizes businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to hospitality excellence with a Travelers’ Choice Award—and this year, The Lodge at Blue Sky made the list.
Travel and Leisure | Intelligent Traveler: Extra Credit
"Travel has long been a way to learn about the world. Now a range of next-gen educational vacations are making it easier to learn about history, pick up a language, or gain a better understanding of our planet. At the Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection (aubergeresorts.com; doubles from $1,349), farmer Lynsey Gammon teaches guests sustainable practices by letting them get their hands dirty irrigating crops, cultivating vegetables, and planting seeds in the on-site greenhouse."
Condé Nast 2021 Readers' Choice Awards | Top 20 Resorts in the Pacific Northwest & West
"The entrance to the main Sky Lodge—a modern edifice of local limestone and glass—isn’t as impressive as the vista that greets you from the lobby’s gargantuan picture window: a private canyon with oxidized-steel Creekside Cabins nestled into one side and a twinkling infinity pool on the other, backed by endless pine- and Aspen-dotted mountains. From this perch you just might spot one of the elk herds on property, or a wandering moose—the feeling is one of true remoteness and lung-clearing altitude."
Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Awards | #1 Resort Hotel in Utah and #15 Resort Hotel in the Continental US
"Just under an hour from Salt Lake City and its airport, this year-round mountain escape in the picturesque Wasatch Mountains feels totally isolated from urban life. Outdoor activities (fly-fishing, wildlife tracking, and snowmobiling, among others) take full advantage of the setting, while the luxurious accommodations and world-class spa offer respite and balance. "One of the best places I've stayed," summarized one reader, who praised the resort's "service, attention to detail, and wide range of activities." A fan of the broader brand called it "the most amazing Auberge property we have ever experienced."
Andrew Harper Editors' Choice Awards 2021 | Hideaway of the Year
"Even in a normal year of globetrotting, The Lodge at Blue Sky would have stood out as one of the best new hideaways in the world. Auberge Resorts has reimagined an existing ranch on a 3,500-acre estate outside Park City, Utah, creating a stylish 46-room resort set amid a picturesquely rugged landscape. In 2020, all hotels faced COVID-related difficulties, but The Lodge at Blue Sky did not let them affect it's level of service."
US News & World Report | Gold Badge Winner
"The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection impresses guests with its scenic location and incredible amenities. Recent visitors describe the setting as "stunning," "serene" and "magical:" The property occupies 3,500 acres of land in the Wasatch Mountain Range, which makes for snowy vistas in the winter and rolling green hill panoramas in the warmer months. Guests can enjoy activities like fly-fishing, yoga, meditation, hiking and snowmobiling, among other pursuits. Skiing, snowboarding and heli-skiing are also popular activities here, and the hotel is within a 50-mile drive of several major ski destinations, such as Alta Ski Area, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort."
Travel + Leisure | World's Best Awards 2020
No. 2 hotel in the West | No. 4 hotel in the US | No. 47 hotel in the World | - "Though it’s only 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport, this 3,500-acre ranch in the Wasatch Mountains feels worlds away from civilization. Wildlife-viewing hikes, a sustainable farm, and fly-fishing in alpine lakes are all part of the experience here."
Town and Country | 2020 Hotel Awards
"Take a western ranch (3,5000 private acres of land with horseback riding, fly fishing, mountain biking, and clay shooting), cross it with a contemporary luxury resort (minimalist wood, stone, and marble, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spa, pool, organic farm, and a renowned chef manning the kitchen), et voila: the 46-room Lodge at Blue Sky. Additional benefits: closeness to Salt Lake City’s airport, a helicopter to take you heli-skiing in winter or 10,000 feet up in warmer weather for mountaintop yoga. And the air smells of sage."
Departures Magazine | 2020 Legend Awards
"Open since June 2019, The Lodge at Blue Sky is the newest property in the Auberge Resorts Collection. The 3,500-acre ranch, located just outside Park City, is a mountainous paradise with a High West Whiskey distillery on-site. The Lodge at Blue Sky’s design, by AJC Architects, is particularly distinctive set against the northwestern backdrop; We love the usage of marble, wood, and slate, and of course, the 70-foot infinity pool."
Travel + Leisure | 2020 It List
"Auberge Resorts Collection’s new Utahn retreat knows how to make a first impression: The entrance is oriented so arriving guests can take in uninterrupted vistas of the sagebrush-studded hills. Step into the lobby and you’re greeted with a towering slab of striated marble running floor-to-ceiling over the fireplace, and two-story windows that face out on the ridges and ravines of the property, which feels a world away from nearby Park City."
Organic Spa Magazine | 2020 Spa Media Wellness Travel Awards
"Families find the meaning of life at The Lodge at Blue Sky, a ranch in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, where nature itself becomes the spa. Children can participate in mindful farm days, forage for products to make their own meals, enjoy intimate animal encounters at the Saving Grace Horse Rescue Sanctuary and practice kid yoga and meditation. A 3,500-acre ode to wilderness, the Lodge keeps families active with pursuits from heli-skiing to fly fishing. The five-suite spa straddles a cliff above a creek with limitless views."
AFAR | 2020 Stay List
"For all the beauty of Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, most of the area’s hotels are located in Park City for easy access to the ski slopes. But the remote setting of the Lodge at Blue Sky—a 25-minute drive from Park City—allows guests to feel truly immersed in the American West. Part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, the lodge features 46 rooms and suites, some with outdoor fireplaces, built from wood and limestone that blend with the landscape. Adventure seekers will love the cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horse riding on the property’s 3,500 acres, but downtime is taken just as seriously: A 90-minute High West Whiskey Rubdown includes a shot of the local spirit."
Hemispheres | 2020's Best New Hotels
"For years, the 3,500-acre Blue Sky ranch, about 25 minutes outside Park City, has been a gateway for outdoorsy folks to access heli-skiing in the Uinta and Wasatch Ranges, trail-riding through elk-filled sagebrush country, or fly-fishing for trout in Alexander Creek. Last May, the ranch partnered with Auberge Resorts Collection to open a 46-room hotel, where the decor skews natural and the views would wear out Ansel Adams's clicker finger."
Kiwi Collection | 2020 Best Family-Friendly Hotel Award
"Nestled on the outskirts of Utah’s Park City, The Lodge at Blue Sky offers a rugged countryside retreat that’s perfect for the whole family. Against a backdrop of the Uinta and Wasatch Mountain Ranges there’s a swathe of activities to be discovered, ranging from guided kids-only experiences to moonlit snowshoe family treks. Let the kids play ranch hand for the day, guiding the resort’s gentle horses around the ample 3,500 acres of space. Thoughtful personalized welcome gifts and turndown amenities make younger VIPs feel right at home, while farm-to-table cuisine, the High West Whiskey Distillery, and cliffside wellness sanctuary are just some of the other highlights on offer for older guests. No matter the size of your tribe, the Lodge’s two-bedroom suites with connecting room options offer flexible sleeping arrangements to fit all."
Harper's Bazaar The Ultimate Travel Guide 2020 | No. 15 Hotel in the World
"Utah, USAIf you’ve ticked off the Northern Lights, but are still interested in starry nights, head to Utah, which has no fewer than 15 Dark Sky Parks – certifications awarded when the after-dark landscape is impressive and when visitors can experience astronomy-based activities as a result. Although, the state’s mesa-studded scenery and multicoloured wild-west terrain visible during the day makes for tough competition."
Jetsetter 2020 Best of the Best Awards | Best for Communing with Nature
"The Lodge at Blue Sky, a 46-room resort on 3,500 acres outside Park City, is a next-level approach to ranch life. Yes, there’s horseback riding and mountain biking but also fly fishing and heliskiing. Among the restaurants and bars are The Tavern, a remote 1800s cabin turned saloon that cooks breakfasts and dinners over an open campfire, and High West Distillery, which produces its own whiskey. There’s also a 7,500-square-foot spa with open-air soaking pools and, for skiers, an exclusive ski-in/ski-out lounge at the base of the mountain where tune-ups and gear storage are supplemented with hot drinks and fireside snacks. Let’s not forgot the rooms. The Sky Lodge and Earth House are built into the hillside with grass roofs and feature outdoor fireplaces overlooking Alexander Canyon."
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12 of the Best Hotels in the World for Whiskey Lovers
"The Bar at Blue Sky, meanwhile, offers bespoke High West Whiskey cocktails, each featuring herbs with garnishes harvested from the property’s farm. Also on offer: Some rarer releases from the distillery’s impressive collection, like A Midwinter Night’s Dram or the now annually released Campfire whiskey. Additionally, the hotel features complimentary weekly bitters tasting." ~ Wine Enthusuiast, August 2023
This Resort in Utah Heals Animals and People Alike
"Enveloping 3,500 acres of pine-studded nature, scooped with valleys, rasped by undulating rivers, and layered with soaring inclines, The Lodge at Blue Sky, AUBERGE RESORTS Collection near Park City, wedges into its own secluded corner of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Both a metaphorical and literal breath of fresh mountain air, the upscale hideaway exudes a natural curative energy. Land gives back when it’s loved, and it’s easy to see that this mountainous expanse of ranchland has formed a spiritual union with the owners, Barb and Mike Phillips, who have, in turn, then trusted the fine Auberge group to manage their parcel of enchantment." ~ Insider's Guide to Spas, February 2023
The Healing Power of Horses
"There isn’t much scientific research around equine therapy, but several studies out of the University of Arizona show it can lower blood pressure and heart rates and regulate the nervous system. These days, as more people are tapping into the natural world’s healing powers, hotels are taking note. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, a 3,500-acre ranch in Utah, gives guests the chance to work with rescued mustangs and thoroughbreds." ~ Condè Nast Traveler, January 2023
A Vintage Meets Eclectic Barn Wedding at a Utah Ranch
"A work trip before they even got engaged led Nicole to the perfect venue: The Lodge at Blue Sky in Wanship, Utah. “Upon arriving, Nicole sent photos to Tyler, excitedly admitting to having found the most perfect wedding venue for the future. Low and behold, it was the first venue we reached out to after getting engaged, and the only venue we traveled to to visit in person,” says the pair. “It was our dream—the most picture perfect place we could have ever imagined saying ‘I Do.’ From the luxurious yet rustic aesthetics to the remote, intimate feeling of the property, we couldn’t wait to welcome our family and friends for a weekend full of celebrations!'" ~ Brides, December 2022
Best Resorts for an Adventurous Honeymoon
"From archery and trout fishing to wildlife tracking and holistic horsemanship classes, there’s seemingly no end to the warm-weather adventures at Blue Sky. During winter, it’s possible to heli-ski, go dogsledding, or ride fat tire bikes across snow-covered trails. There are meditation and alpine art classes for mellower days, while joining a private ceremonial sage blessing with a Shoshone tribal elder might also appeal." ~ Brides, December 2022
America’s Best Ski Hotels For Your Ultimate Winter Vacation | Forbes
"Blue Sky Utah is a 3,500-acre community and recreational paradise in the Wasatch Mountains, about 25 minutes from Park City. The new Lodge at Blue Sky from Auberge Resorts just opened in 2019 - and quickly earned a coveted Forbes 5-Star rating. It features 46 rustic-luxe rooms and suites inspired by the natural surroundings, with lavish bathrooms and outdoor living spaces. There’s a full spa, signature restaurant, and a very wide range of outdoor activities and adventures on site, from horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, and winter sporting clays to heli-skiing, snowshoeing and even biathlon."
Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best Experiential Travel Gifts
"Set on a 3,500-acre private working ranch, horses are a part of the resort’s DNA. In addition to trail rides and private riding lessons in the indoor riding arena, guests have the opportunity to learn about and experience various Equine Adventures. The Lodge at Blue Sky is home to Saving Gracie Equine Healing Foundation, which has become a forever home for 45 horses. Veterinarian Amanda Petty and the ranch team have created a program that provides neglected farm animals with the very best medical care. During the time spent at Gracie’s Farm, guests work one-on-one with a single horse, participating in and learning about the specific horse’s needs. The result is an incredibly rewarding and genuine connection." ~ Forbes, December 2022
This Luxury Resort Uses Recycled Water and No Single-use Plastics | The Cool Down
"The Lodge at Blue Sky is part of The Conscious Travel Foundation, a selective group of travel professionals that “helps people explore the world with purpose and reason, forming meaningful connections with the places they visit.” They see travel “as a force for good” – shifting industry practice as sustainability becomes the new luxury." ~ The Cool Down, November 2022
The 23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023
"Twenty minutes from downtown Park City in the rolling Wasatch–Uinta Mountains region, the Lodge at Blue Sky’s newest offerings include unique guided backcountry ski adventures via snowmobile and psychic-led alternative energy journeys in a new creekside sanctuary." ~ Condé Nast Traveler, November 2022
9 Western Ranches to Live Like You're on Yellowstone
"For those who want a taste of the rural ranch life without veering too far from civilization, there is the Lodge at Blue Sky, an Auberge Resort, which sits on 3,500 acres in the Wasatch Mountain Range yet is just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City. And with Park City being the winter playground it is, the long list of activities includes dog sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiling, sporting clays, wildlife tracking, sleigh rides, and all possible types of skiing, be it heli-skiing, Nordic skiing, or exploring remote backcountry trails with a pro. It's all just as glorious in the summer, too, when you can horseback ride, hike, and fly fish." ~ Town & Country, December 2021
The Lodge at Blue Sky Featured on History Channel's 'From Scratch'
"The show’s premise is to illustrate where food comes from with a deep dive of farm to table. Moscow met with Galen Zamarra, executive chef at the Lodge at Blue Sky, and enjoyed a dish of trout roulade, acorn fritters and Four Corners potatoes... While staying at this private mountain retreat, guests can fish for native Utah trout on secluded streams, visit the on-site sustainable farm or get grounded with yoga and meditation." ~ Mountain Express Magazine, October 2021
Top 500 List
"Included in the 2021 Top 500 list of best hotels in the world. | As the travel industry confronts unprecedented challenges, resorts, hotels, and safari lodges around the world are rising to meet the moment, acting as beacons of resilience and hospitality for both guests and their local communities. Drawing on results from the past year's World's Best Awards survey, we're bringing back this iconic list to recognize the 500 best properties, as chosen by our discerning readers. We hope it will serve as a trusted resource for your next adventure, wherever-and whenever-it may be." ~ Travel + Leisure, March 2021
11 Relaxing Babymoon Ideas for Parents-to-Be
"Get lost in the Utah mountains | Prospective parents have the run of the 3,500-acre ranch at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, in Wanship, Utah—and all the hiking, biking, and fly-fishing therein. In the summer, adventurers can helicopter to a 10,000-foot-high peak in the Uinta Mountains for a private yoga and meditation session, or stay grounded with spa treatments soundtracked by a burbling creek." ~ Condé Nast Traveler, February 2021
Let's Go Out!
"Now | Ski season in Park City, Utah, can last through April, making it the perfect location for an extended spring getaway. Skip the socially distant lift lines and book a room at the Lodge at Blue Sky, which features heli-skiing and snowshoeing for the pod. The slopes have both intermediate and advanced runs, as well as a private, heated yurt at the top of the mountain for an après-ski ASAP." ~ Town & Country, February 2021
5 Magical Ski Destinations for a Safe Winter Getaway
"Located on 3,500 private acres of ranch property in the Wasatch Mountain Range, the Lodge at Blue Sky offers a tranquil setting removed from the crowds of Park City. Guests are provided private transportation to their very own lift area and have access to Blue Sky's guest-only lodge at the mountain base in town. Ideal for social distancing, Blue Sky’s private dining venues serve up refined mountain cuisine all made with seasonal, responsibly-sourced ingredients." ~ Marie Claire, January 2021
36 Hottest Ski (and Après-Ski) Experiences Across the Country This Year
"Taking a sleigh ride is about as classic as it gets and The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, has doubled down with their Après Sleigh offering. The guided sleigh ride takes guests on a journey near migrating elk that wander to Blue Sky every fall and winter. It begins and ends at a cozy tent that’s anything but rustic, where a hot cocoa bar, curated books, and western music awaits." ~ Departures, January 2021
Ski Your Own Private Mountain With These 8 Over-the-Top Ski Experiences in the US
"Heli-skiing usually offers completely private terrain, but there’s one drawback: it’s often reserved for advanced skiers. Rarely can non-veteran skiers find a private heli-program that will bring them to exclusive blue square trails rather than double black diamonds. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, offers heli-skiing, leaving straight from the resort, to 200,000 acres of secluded high-altitude terrain." ~ Departures, December 2020
14 Reasons We Can't Wait to Travel in 2021
"And if slogging uphill seems like too much work, the Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, in Utah, has introduced heli-skiing for intermediate levels and above with ski butlers, warming yurts, and guides for those willing to drop big bucks to glide off the grid." ~ Conde Nast Traveler, November 2020
Ski Season: Just In
"Less Extreme Heliskiing: The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection in Wanship, Utah has introduced a private heli-ski experience at its Mountaintop Yurt. With access to 200,000 skiable acres, guides can find terrain equivalent to a resort’s cruise-y blue runs, alpine bowls or challenging chutes. Added pampering includes a chef prepared breakfast and lunch and an open stocked bar for acres ski." ~ Essentialist, October 2020
5 Places to Travel Locally This Fall
"Want to really, really get away from it all? Go to The Lodge at Blue Sky. Set upon 3,500 acres (yes, you read that right, its in the thousands) this Utah resort opened quietly last summer and, like so many, had to shut down in March due to COVID-19. However, now Blue Sky is back and better than ever. A place that embraces its vastness, the activities list is almost endless: you can go for hikes (there are so many options that the ranch has its own trail list), e-bikes, horseback rides (Western or English style), shoot sporting clays, axe-throwing, or fly-fishing." ~ Vogue, October 2020
Where to Elope if You’re Considering Quietly Tying the Knot
"Set upon 3,500 acres, The Lodge at Blue Sky in Wanship, Utah, is surrounded by stunning scenery: mountains, sage, Aspen tree groves, and winding rivers. At a high point overlooking them all is the property’s yurt, a rustic-chic space embodying western charm. There are faux fur throws, weathered leather couches, aged barrels, and a deck with a blazing fire pit. When this writer visited the yurt back in July, it had already had been the site of a few intimate weddings, all catered by James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef, Galen Zamarra." ~ Vogue, September 2020
An Adventure-Themed Wedding in the Snowy Hills of Utah
"The couple knew right away that they wanted their celebration to reflect their love of adventure. 'We wanted a location where we could either snowboard or mountain bike with everyone before and during our wedding weekend, Teissia says. 'We also wanted to be in an area that was beautiful and had a charming downtown so that our less outdoorsy guests and family members could enjoy a more low-key adventure, as well.' The couple landed on in Wanship, Utah, just outside of Park City." ~ Martha Stewart Weddings, September 2020
26 Workations To Take Right Now
"If you need space to stretch out, bring your briefcase to this 3,500-acre ranch a half hour outside of Park City. Suites overlook Alexander Canyon, but if you need to focus on finishing that report without any distractions, socially distanced co-working spaces are available elsewhere on the property." ~ Forbes, August 2020
Resorts Now Offering Work Related Travel Options
"The Lodge at Blue Sky is redefining “kids education” with Mountain Classroom, a variety of options for families looking to work in a beautiful, inspiring mountain setting. Kids can do their virtual classroom for a few hours each day in the safety and privacy of their mountain-view suite. After virtual classes, their education will continue in other fun, experiential ways with The Lodge at Blue Sky’s Little Vaquero’s Kids Camp." ~ Forbes, August 2020
Summer Road Trip Ideas: The Best U.S. Hotels You Can Drive To
"Set on 3,500 acres in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, the Lodge at Blue Sky is a contemporary ranch with a design focus, elevated cuisine and renowned horsemanship and wellness programs. The property is intimate, separated into three different sections." ~ Indagare, June 2020
Former Manhattan Chefs Find Bigger, Better Opportunities Outside NYC
"If you think running a New York City restaurant is challenging work, try cooking a gourmet dinner in a yurt at the top of an 8,000-foot mountain — in the middle of a blizzard. That’s just one of the culinary adventures Galen Zamarra has experienced since moving to Utah as executive chef at Yuta, the signature restaurant of the Lodge at Blue Sky outside Park City." ~ New York Post, February 2020
Why You Should Never Buy Ski Gear Again
"Elsewhere, Park City’s Lodge at Blue Sky offers a full-service fireside fitting. After getting kitted out with gear, you’ll find it waiting in the hotel’s exclusive Ski Lounge at the base of the mountain, where your boots will be waiting pre-warmed, your skis will be waxed and you can pop back at any time for wine or beer." ~ The Wall Street Journal, February 2020
Valentine’s Day 2020
"Yuta are offering a special four course dinner with Park City’s Ritual Chocolate’s cacao featured in each dish prepared by Chef Galen Zamarra. $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. In addition to Yuta’s dinner, guests may attend a complimentary Ritual Chocolate Workshop at Blue Sky. 2-4pm or 4-6pm. They will discuss the fascinating history and uses of cacao and how their chocolate is lovingly crafted in small batches. Blue Sky’s Edge Spa will be offering Cacao-Infused spa treatments to restore body, mind and spirit with cacao." ~ Gastronomic Salt Lake City, February 2020
12 Unforgettable Family Trips, From Sri Lanka to the Hebrides
"USA | A dreamy wilderness retreat in the wilds of Utah, The Lodge at Blue Sky, which opened last summer, is ideal for adventure seekers who don't want to skimp in luxury. The lodge offers hiking, biking, fly fishing, horse-riding, skiing and heli-skiing. It also offers thoughtful, educational outdoor experiences for children and its Little Vaqueros Club caters for five to 12 year-olds." ~ The Telegraph, February 2020
Katherine & Paul
“During the days leading up to the wedding, their guests played in a variety of ways: snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, a spin class at Boom Cycle, spa time at the St. Regis, and trap shooting and whiskey tasting at High West. Their hosted 40-person rehearsal dinner was held at Bill White’s Farm. Blue Sky Ranch hosted the wedding day—a natural fit for the Kentucky-native bride and the groom who spent childhood summers on a family ranch in Northern California." ~ Real Weddings, February 2020
Open for Wellness
"The Lodge at Blue Sky, Wanship, Utah: an Auberge property boasting the High West Whiskey Rubdown: Sip a glass of whiskey during a salt and sage foot soak, followed by an old-style liniment massage and hot-towel compress. Opened June 2019." ~ Sunset, February 2020
Lost & Found
"Caroline and Tim wanted to share their vows with a view — and Blue Sky Ranch was just the ticket. Caroline grew up skiing in Park City and fell in love with the Beehive state. 'Being surrounded by grazing horses and untamed mountain terrain was simply magical,' Caroline says Highlights included heartwarming vows, a tender father-daughter dance and sweet family speeches. Another unforgettable moment? When the couple’s dog, Dakota, made her debut — both as a wedding cake topper and a dance floor VIP." ~ Utah Valley Bride, February 2020
"Want to get back to nature - but still enjoy some luxe living? Western-inspired outdoor adventures at this 3,500-acre ranch include fly fishing, hiking, clay shooting and horse riding, or in winter, ehli-skiing and snowshoeing. And now, there's a sumptuous hotel where you can unwind after a day full of activity." ~ You & Your Wedding, January 2020
2020 Best of the Best Awards | Best for Communing with Nature
"The Lodge at Blue Sky, a 46-room resort on 3,500 acres outside Park City, is a next-level approach to ranch life. Yes, there’s horseback riding and mountain biking but also fly fishing and heliskiing. Among the restaurants and bars are The Tavern, a remote 1800s cabin turned saloon that cooks breakfasts and dinners over an open campfire, and High West Distillery, which produces its own whiskey." ~ Jet Setter, January 2020
The Ultimate Travel Guide 2020
"Facing the magnificent Wasatch Mountains, the Lodge at Blue Sky is the perfect setting for horse-riding or fly-fishing in the spring-fed creek. In colder months, guests can warm up with yoga in a hilltop yurt that is heated by a blazing fire." ~ Harper's Bazaar, January 2020
Helicopter as Ski Lift in Utah
"The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, a luxury ranch just outside of Park City, Utah, is entering its first winter season with a helicopter skiing and snowboarding experience on 200,000 acres of terrain between the Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges. The land is “super-remote to get to, so it’s rare that you’re going to see anyone else, even snowmobiles,” says director of adventure Henry Hudson." ~ 805 Living, November 2019
Don’t Phone Home: 4 Off-the-Grid Escapes for a Digital Detox
"The 3,500-acre ranch in the Wasatch Range, about 25 miles outside Park City, catapults the luxury mountain hideaway to otherworldly levels. Offering everything from fly-fishing, to heli-yoga, to an 18-stand sporting clay course, it’s easy to succumb amid this sprawling, private sanctuary. Equine enthusiasts will be floored by the Blue Sky Remuda, home to both trail and ranch horses trained in the tradition of Buck Brannaman, known as the horse whisperer." ~ Sharp Magazine, October 2019
Ditch the Kitchen and Enjoy Thanksgiving at These 8 Luxury Farm Hotels
"A new luxury outdoors-focused hotel just outside Park City, Utah, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, sits on a 3,500-acre ranch with 46 plush rooms, a wellness center, a distillery, and a farm. If you’re feeling sporty this holiday, on November 28th, join the Saving Gracie’s Turkey Trot 3K and race through Blue Sky Ranch to the finish line at Gracie’s Farm, where you’ll be greeted by some barnyard friends. Gracie’s Farm is the resort’s on-site 1.5-acre organic farm that yields eggs, veggies, herbs, wildflowers, and honey, which are all used at on-site restaurant Yuta." ~ Robb Report, October 2019
Cool Ski Resorts Around the World Are Getting Hot, New Hotels
"Auberge Resorts Collection, the brand behind favorites such as Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo., and Napa Valley’s Auberge du Soleil, has opened the Lodge at Blue Sky, a 46-room oasis on a 3,500-acre former ranch. Its Earth Suites, built into the hillside with grass roofs, have outdoor fireplaces that overlook Alexander Canyon. A heli-skiing program offers exclusive access to three private ski zones in the Uinta and Wasatch mountains, consisting of more than 200,000 acres of bowls and chutes." ~ Bloomberg, October 2019
2019 Travel Awards: 33 Winners Who Wowed Us This Year
"Game Changer: This new lodge just outside of Park City reinvents the dude ranch with an on-site whiskey distillery and helicopters that whisk guests to the Wasatch Range for yoga, hiking, skiing, and horseback riding. Spread across 3,500 acres, the lodge offers plenty of options for experiences authentic to the West. What you won’t find: Western kitsch. The 46 rooms eschew antler chandeliers and cowhide rugs in favor of modern interiors." ~ Sunset, September 2019
Auberge Resorts’ New Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah a Modern Stunner
"An on-site whiskey distillery and helicopter adventures are just a few of the wow-factor offerings at the Lodge at Blue Sky, a new Auberge Resorts Collection property on a 3,500-acre ranch 25 minutes outside Park City, Utah. Five years in the making, the 46-room hotel melds the exceptional service, modern design and discreet luxury of Amangiri, Utah’s most exclusive stay, with authentic Western activities such as horseback riding, fly-fishing and skeet shooting." ~ Houston Chronicle, September 2019
Utah’s newest fine-dining restaurant is called Yuta
"Hey, Utah, have you been to Yuta? It’s a new fine-dining restaurant — pronounced just like the state’s name — that opened about 20 miles east of Park City. It has an award-winning chef, an organic farm and is located inside The Lodge at Blue Sky — a new luxury resort in Wanship. Utah diners might be familiar with the place. It’s on the 3,500-acre Blue Sky Ranch, which has been home to the High West Distillery and restaurant since 2014." ~ The Salt Lake Tribune, September 2019
Blue Sky Ahead
"An on-site whiskey distillery and helicopter adventures are just a few of the wow-factor offerings at the Lodge at Blue Sky, a new Auberge Resorts Collection property on a 3,500-acre ranch 25 minutes outside Park City, Utah. Five years in the making, the 46-room hotel melds the exceptional service, modern design and discreet luxury of Amangiri, Utah’s most exclusive stay, with authentic Western activities such as horseback riding, fly-fishing and skeet shooting." ~ Luxury Life, September 2020
I’m Running Away to This Fancy New Resort in Utah and None of You Can Stop Me
"The water rippled as the wind picked up on the pond. I flicked my rod, watching the lure dance above the surface and back in the air — straight into a tree. Henry Hudson, who oversees adventures for Blue Sky and bears no relation to the explorer of the same name, laughed it off and pointed across the shore. 'See how the waves are going toward that bank? That's your spot right there...'" ~ Travel + Leisure, August 2020
This Utah Dude Ranch Comes with a Luxurious Backdrop
"When planning a luxury vacation, corralling horses doesn’t typically come to mind. But, the Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah has managed to combine the two seemingly opposing ideas and redefine the ranch experience. How? The contemporary luxury resort located on a 3500-acre ranch just outside of Park City offers a wide range of authentic Western-inspired adventures. During your stay, you can try fly fishing, clay shooting, snowshoeing, and horseback-riding. Children can even spend the day being a ranch hand by feeding the horses and taking on other farm duties. And there’s a saloon onsite." ~ Lonely Planet, July 2020
How to Spend It
"Park City is one of North America's finest (and swankiest ski resorts, a winter wonderland in northern Utah where craft beers and Ruinart flow, and fist-bumping and air-kissing are equally acceptable forms of greeting. But the arrival here of Auberge Resorts (aubergeresorts.com) augurs its ascent as a year-round playground. The Lodge at Blue Sky (from $975) is the latest iteration of the American West ranch fantasy, but in this case it's one with a decidedly 21st-century bent." ~ Financial Times, June 2019
The Lodge at Blue Sky
"In May 2019, Auberge Resorts Collection debuted The Lodge at Blue Sky, its first Utah property in the scenic Wasatch Range just outside of Park City. Located at Blue Sky Utah, a 3,500-acre ranch paradise created by local developer Mike Phillips, the newly built Lodge is a true year-round getaway, introducing guests and locals to a modern interpretation of western adventure. With panoramic views of dramatic peaks and mountain streams, for the first time, overnight guests can experience 'Luxury with Wild Abandon'." ~ Western Home Journal, June 2019
Wake Up Here
"The Wasatch Range mountains are echoed in the earthy tones of this secluded resort. Channel the spirit of old Westerns by riding horseback across 3,500 acres of untouched land – or if you’d rather leave the adventure to the fictional heroes, walk a few miles up the bubbling creek to discover a library complete with a log-burning fire and a wide selection of whiskeys." ~ Suitcase, May 2019
Best of the Year Ahead
"Blue-sky ranching | The Lodge at Blue Sky, a 3,500-acre luxury ranch near Salt Lake City, Utah, opens this month, with 46 rooms and experiences for every season, from riding to skiing (Nordic and heli)." ~ The Sunday Times, February 2019
Great American Breaks for 2019
"11. Utah ranch adventure | The Lodge at Blue Sky, just outside Salt Lake City, opens in May in the mountains of Park City, Utah. It features an Olympic-size equestrian centre, private trails for riding, hiking or mountain biking and, in winter, heli-skiing on Utah's most remote and beautiful peaks. Inside, the design is sleek and contemporary, with picture windows leading the eye to the tips of the Wasatch Mountains." ~ The Times, February 2019
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"13. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah | A 3,500-acre ranch in the Utah mountains that offers guests not only immersion in ranch life - horse riding, fly-fishing, skiing, corralling cattle, gathering eggs, feeding creatures at the lodge's rescue centre - but exclusivity in some pretty interiors, whether that's in the plant-roofed Earth suite or a wooden cabin in the creek." ~ The Times, February 2019
The Smart Guide
"Across the border, THE LODGE AT BLUE SKY (aubergeresorts.com) offers a different sort of get-away-from-it-all experience. At this 1,416ha ranch in the Wasatch mountains near Salt Lake City, fly-fishing, hiking and, in the winter, heli-skiing and moonlit snowshoeing are the order of the day – adventures best topped off by a nature-inspired spa treatment, an aerial yoga session in the forest or a feast of seasonal fare cooked up with ingredients grown on site." ~ Net Jets, January 2019
24 Hotels You'll Want to Check Out This Year
"Is this the year you jump in a Cadillac and have a true Western lifestyle experience (with a splash of luxury)? Check out The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah, located on a 3,500 acre ranch in the Wasatch Mountain Range. Try fly fishing, trekking on horse back, working cattle, hiking, biking and cross country skiing. Or just check out the Auberge spa. The Lodge also offers you the chance to experience the whiskey-making process at the award-winning High West Distillery, Utah's first legal distillery since 1870." ~ Country & Town House, January 2019
A New Park City
"In June the Auberge Resorts Collection opened The Lodge at Blue Sky (aubergeresorts.com)—46 decadent rooms and villa-style suites set on a 3,500-acre ranch located 16 miles from the lifts at Park City Mountain (where The Lodge has a private club lounge and locker room). Guests can also heli-ski or cat-ski right from the hotel to over 200,000 acres of terrain in the Wasatch Mountains or take private, backcountry- skiing courses with expert guides." ~ Luxury Magazine, Winter 2019