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Starting at $500 per person per night
Wanship, Summit County, Utah, United States
Starting at $2,200 per room per night
At Blue Sky, anything is possible! Saddle up for a sunrise ride to a secluded clearing for a campfire breakfast. With an onsite horse rescue foundation set amidst the splendor of the Utah mountains, the equine experiences are like no other in the country. Snowshoe to a high-alpine yurt for a fireside yoga class, embark on a private heli-skiing experience in the Wasatch Mountain Range or sooth stressed muscles with a nourishing CBD oil massage. Spy hundreds of elk that come down from higher elevations during winter months to graze in the open fields.
Unique Features: The Lodge at Blue Sky is set on a working ranch, and horses and riding are part of their DNA. Begin your stay with a riding lesson or natural horsemanship lesson where you will learn to communicate with your horse using non-verbal cues, before embarking on a private horseback ride with jaw-dropping views.
Accommodations: Blue Sky was designed with deep reverence for nature’s beauty and its unique setting on 3,500 acres of lush, untamed landscape. Choose from three unique accommodation styles and locations: Sky Lodge, Earth Suites, or Creek Houses. Each celebrates the unique elements of the natural environment on which they are situated, and are located within a 3-minute walk from the main amenities of the resort.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Creek Houses at Blue Sky which are one-bedroom, free-standing suites situated along the banks of Alexander Creek, the river that runs through Blue Sky’s property. The soothing sounds of the wind moving through the surrounding Aspen grove and the murmuring of the creek is the ultimate soundtrack for couples looking to unwind and forge meaningful connections with nature and with each other. These open-concept suites are located within a 3-minute walk from the Sky Lodge and Edge Spa.
Dining: Dining at Blue Sky is inspired by, and revolves around, the incredible ingredients found throughout our lush mountain landscape. Utah locals and Lodge guests are invited to reconnect with loved ones over a mountaintop picnic, a campfire breakfast at The Tavern (a secret cabin dating back to the late 1800s), late-night snacks beside a crackling fire or an elegant multi-course feast on Yuta’s terrace amidst dramatic views of Alexander Canyon. Yuta’s menu draws inspiration from a deep reverence for the land and the many cultures that have passed through this lush mountain region.
Activities: From horseback riding on private trails to fly fishing on miles of private waters, the unique pleasures of this mountain retreat await adventure-seeking guests of all ages. In winter, skiers and snowboarders can board one of the luxury transfers with a hot drink and head to the exclusive Blue Sky Ski Lounge, located at the base of Park City Mountain Resort just 25 minutes from the Lodge.
Spa & Fitness: The iconic Edge Spa at Blue Sky is a wellness sanctuary like no other. Aptly named for its dramatic location perched on the side of a dramatic precipice overlooking Alexander Creek, the Edge Spa seeks to restore guests after an enriching day exploring the great outdoors. Five treatment rooms house regionally inspired treatments and products which feature natural, bloom-to-bottle ingredients, some of which have been grown or wild-harvested on-site.
Location: The town of Wanship exists as a small, unincorporated community. There are a few businesses, including a filling station, and a museum in an old barn that contains a collection of antique carriages and other western memorabilia. The Wanship Dam, creating the Rockport Reservoir, was built south of the town in the mid 1950s. As of the census of 2010, there were 400 people living in the CDP.
Closest Airport: The nearest major airport is Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC / KSLC) which is about 40 minutes away. Another major airport is Ogden-Hinckley Airport (OGD / KOGD), which has domestic flights from Ogden, Utah and is 54 miles from Wanship, UT.
Children’s Programs: No. They do not offer any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. Celebrate with your loved ones amidst the splendor of the mountains. the unique and memorable venues provide the perfect backdrop for intimate or large weddings, elopements, family reunions and milestone celebrations. A dedicated team takes a highly personalized approach to each and every detail from planning and event coordination to custom menu planning.
Meetings: Yes, they can easily host a successful business meeting for you. The Lodge at Blue Sky iis 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.
Extra Info: Experience a day on the working organic farm. Start your day with fresh herbal-infused lemonade as you learn the philosophy of the ‘farmhers’ field-to-fork practices, what’s in harvest this season and budding in the Three Sisters Gardens. Spend time learning about the starter plants keeping cool in the greenhouse, and what plants are maturing in the hoop house. You’ll also be able to meet the chickens and rescued horses, learning the philosophy and vision of Saving Gracie’s Foundation.