Hello everyone! Well this seems about right, it would take me being quarantined to get a another blog post up here. This one I’ve actually slowly been working on since January, yes January!!! So the fact that I have all the free time in the world right now there are no excuses and I’m excited to share this special gem of a hotel with you all in a travel guide. Although we are not traveling now, I hope this gives you all little escape and once we are all back to traveling you can check it out.
Back in January my dear friend and travel expert, Tiffany Bowne of Lounge Couture, invited myself, Alex and health and wellness specialist, Claire Greive to The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. When I think of Utah the first thing that comes to mind is the Sundance Film Festival and second is skiing, which those of you that follow me know how I’m an expert of aprés ski but not so much the slopes. LOL. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect on this trip, but WOW did it blow my expectations.
Before I dive into the deets I want to give you a little background on the property. The Lodge at Blue Sky sits on 3500 acres, nestled between the Uinta and Wasatch mountain ranges and surrounded by pristine wilderness. The hotel features 19 one and two bedroom rooms and suites with private terraces with mountain and valley views and easy access to the main amenities of the resort.
Arriving to Blue Sky
Alex and I spent the holidays in Colorado so the flight to Utah was quick and easy. Once we landed in Salt Lake Tiffany had arranged with the hotel for transportation which took 30-40 min from airport to hotel. Love the fact the resort is not a far drive from the airport, but you feel as though you are ways away when you are on the property.
Upon arrival we were greeted and escorted to Yuta for breakfast while we waited (only a 30min wait and we arrived at 10am) for our room to be ready.
I’ll let the pictures do all the talking for the room and well most of the property because my words will not do the property justice. So jumping forward, we got unpacked and a little rest in before meeting everyone. After lunch we did some snow shoeing (Ok, Claire and I did it for about 10 min and got some cute pics) then we jumped in the van and went up to the top of the mountain to the Yurt. The Yurt, I believe, was my favorite part about the property. We walked in and it was so dreamy with a fire inside and out, they also had a whiskey tasting set up for us. You can check out videos of my stay on my instagram (@saucistyle) and clicking on the Blue Sky Utah highlight. We went up to the Yurt a few times during our stay. We also did axe throwing and Claire hosted a Yoga session.
One of the best parts about staying at Blue Sky was the endless amount of activities. We were there in the winter and I’m already dying to go back this summer because they have so much to offer.
Alex and Claire are skiers so they headed into Park City one morning to hit the slopes. The hotel arranged for boot and ski fittings and provided a complimentary shuttle to the mountain which took about 20 min. They first hit the exclusive Blue Sky Ski Lounge located at the base of the Silver Star Lift at Park City Mountain Resort.
If skiing isn’t your jam (that’s me) you can head over to Edge Spa and enjoy a massage, guided meditation or indulge in their relaxation pool overlooking Alexander Creek. On our 3rd day we headed to a meet and greet with their horses, which again is on property, we did hat fittings, and they had a High West Whiskey bar set up for us while we hung out. Once special thing is many of the horses at Blue Sky are rescue horses. They have a foundation called Saving Gracie which is dedicated to horse and animal rescue. In the summer there are trails for horseback riding, they offer a Heli-program, live music to meditation, and a guided tour of their High West Whiskey distillery.
I can honestly say that out of all the hotels I’ve stayed at the food at Yuta was not only one of the tastiest but healthiest food experiences. Enjoy seasonal dishes that incorporate organic, locally sourced vegetables and herbs, many grown or harvested on the property. Another activity that added that special experience to me was when we had lunch in the Arena and then they set up the most epic homemade s’mores (yes I said homemade) and fire pit.
If you have been searching for a unique luxury getaway Blue Sky is it.
In collaboration with the hotel we are pleased to offer an incentive to stay. Use promo code DEPARTURE-LOUNGE when booking online or directly with the hotel (855-569-5543) to book your stay. For stays between May 1st- Dec 31st, 2020, receive a 60 Minute Custom Edge Spa Massage. All reservations with this code will receive room upgrade on arrival, subject to availability; breakfast credit for two people per room daily ($50 max per person per day excludes alcohol) $100 US Resort Credit; Early Check-In/ Late Check- Out, subject to availability.