• Updates from Utah

    POSTED April 11, 2019
  • Updates from Utah

    POSTED April 11, 2019

Chateaux at Deer Valley Residences Available for Nightly Rentals 

Located midmountain at Deer Valley Resort, The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley, part of the Stein Collection, are now available to groups and individuals for nightly accommodations and access to The Chateaux Deer Valley hotel facilities. Typically operating as a private residence club, these luxury three- and four-bedroom residences and four-bedroom penthouses range in size from 2,200 to 2,800 square feet. the-chateaux.com/chxres-rooms.html

Lodge at Blue Sky to Open in May

Auberge Resorts Collection’s newest resort, The Lodge at Blue Sky, is set on 3,500 acres just outside of Park City and plans to welcome its first overnight guests in May. The property is the vision of local developer and rancher Mike Phillips and is the luxury complement to his Blue Sky Ranch, a yearround destination for outdoor adventures.

The lodge’s 46 accommodations range in size from 570 to 2,500 square feet, and the new Auberge Spa offers an open-air soaking pool, treatments, fitness training and mindful pursuits such as yoga.

Sky Lodge is the social heart of the resort and where guests can enjoy meals or relax outside on the patio. The focus of the lodge’s main restaurant will be refined western cuisine using many ingredients that are locally produced or grown on-site. The Refectory, an already established restaurant at High West Distillery at Blue Sky, offers dining, tours, tastings and inventive whiskey-based cocktails. Another option is The Tavern  at Blue Sky, a remote outpost saloon. In summer months, early risers can partake in morning horseback rides up the hillside for a cowboy cauldron-style breakfast made over The Tavern’s open campfire. Blue Sky’s existing meeting and event spaces, in addition to The Tavern, are The Arena, The Remuda and The Terrace. aubergeresorts.com/bluesky

Alta’s New Lodge Incorporates Local History

Snowpine Lodge in Alta opened for business in January 2019 and utilized the site of the oldest building in Little Cottonwood Canyon, which dates back to the 1870s and the original 1941 Snowpine Lodge. Completely restored from the ground up, the alpine retreat offers modern-day amenities with nods to the historic past. In addition to 77 total accommodations, the lodge features five new indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, including a 3,400-square-foot ballroom that accommodates up to 400 guests. The outdoor terrace, lawn and deck can be used for additional outdoor space, and Swen’s Restaurant is an ideal spot for meals and admiring the scenic surroundings with floor-to-ceiling windows. Additional hotel amenities include a slopeside heated pool with hot tubs, spa facility with multiple treatment rooms, indoor grotto, fitness center, oxygen bar, casual bar, game and movie rooms, and fire pits. snowpine.com

Hearth and Hill Joins Park City Dining Scene

The 192-seat Hearth and Hill restaurant opened in December and delivers an upscale-casual environment.  Proprietor Brooks Kirchheimer, the former manager of Daly’s Pub at Montage Deer Valley and Sundance Resort’s Zoom, has assembled a team of local talent including General Manager Mia Yue and executive chef Jordan Harvey. The menu highlights both local specialties and flavors from around the globe, and the bar serves draft beers and signature make-your-own Old-Fashioned, complete with seasonal liqueurs and housemade ingredients. A spacious patio and 36-seat private dining room, both with a fireplace, are among the various seating options for groups. hearth-hill.com

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.


Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.


To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.