Lowdown

  • Established

    2005. Guest ranch since 2019
  • Owner

    Mike & Barb Phillips
  • Manager

    Joe Ogdie
  • Tel

    844-573-6056
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $1,000 - $6,000
    Winter: $900 - $2,100
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Maximum Guests

    102
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery
  • Memberships

    Auberge Resorts Collection
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Situated on 3,500 acres of lush ranch land outside of Park City, Utah, The Lodge at Blue Sky invites guests to slow down and forge meaningful connections with the land, animals and people that call Blue Sky home.

Good time to go

October is a beautiful month. The fall foliage is at its peak, the wildlife is very active, fly fishing is fantastic and the daytime temperatures are ideal for outdoor activities.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over

Blue Sky is very family friendly! Our Little Vaquero's Kids Club is for ages 4-12 (or older, if desired) and offers daily themed activities, such as Farm Days where kids can visit our farm to bottle feed baby animals, pick vegetables & herbs from the garden for use in that night's dinner menu, and collect eggs from the chickens. Blue Sky offers 2 floor/ 2 bedroom suites and 22 connecting suites for families that need more space and flexibility.

Arts & Crafts

coloring, sketching

Activities

hiking, biking, outdoor play area, cookouts, petting zoo

Games

scavenger/treasure hunts, board games

Environmental & Social Practices

Environment

Every element of Blue Sky's design has been done to re-integrate guests with the natural environment.

Local materials were used in the construction of Blue Sky, such as stone from the Browns Canyon quarry about 12 miles down the road.

We have our own water treatment facility on site which we use to treat water from Alexander Creek which runs through the center of the property. This is also the main water supply for High West Whiskey, the distillery for which is located on our site.

We have our own farm, called Saving Gracies, where we grow our own veg and wildflowers for use in meals, collect eggs from chickens. Our farmer is fantastic. She uses a no-till method to help preserve soil quality and instead circulates different animals through the farm to feed in different areas and on different crops which preserves the integrity of the produce and soil.

Most of the animals at Blue Sky are rescue animals, specifically horses and cattle. Barb Phillips, one of our owners, is passionately committed to animal rescue and has a foundation called Saving Gracies which aims to either rescue, rehabilitate or help older animals to retire in a supportive, healthy, dignified way. She works with a method of natural horsemanship called Vaquero which is incredibly gentle, and which works with the natural energies and personalities of the animals.

The Edge Spa will utilize products that are natural, and the treatments will have local influence.

The entire ethos of Blue Sky is focused on reconnecting people with the natural environment through immersive activities, special dining experiences, events, and wellness pursuits.

Conservation

Most of the animals at Blue Sky are rescue animals, specifically horses and cattle. Barb Phillips, one of our owners, is passionately committed to animal rescue and has a foundation called Saving Gracies which aims to either rescue, rehabilitate or help older animals to retire in a supportive, healthy, dignified way. She works with a method of natural horsemanship called Vaquero which is incredibly gentle, and which works with the natural energies and personalities of the animals.

Ranch History

Owners Mike + Barb Phillips are genuine stewards of the earth. Together they have designed five mediums through which guests can reconnect with the natural world:

The understated elegance & organic architecture of Blue Sky’s 46 rooms + suites; nourishing mountain modern cuisine utilizing storied, sustainable ingredients;an iconic wellness sanctuary perched at the edge of a precipice where earth meets sky; the High West whiskey distillery which lovingly crafts small-batch whiskey from grain to glass; and curated activities for guests of all ages which invoke a rich Western heritage.

Blue Sky is a place of soul and spirit, located 40 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style
  • Alcohol

    available for purchase
  • Enjoy dining in

    patio, dining room (casual attire), lounge, in-room dining, private dinners
  • You'll definitely love

    farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free

Yuta at Blue Sky is located in the Sky Lodge and features elevated mountain cuisine which celebrates organic meats, fish and vegetables, many of which are locally sourced or grown/harvested on site. The Bar + Lounge offer guests a chic, serene environment in which to relax, enjoy the impressive views and savor inventive craft cocktails, High West Whiskey flights or light gourmet snacks.

Your Chef, Executive Chef Galen Zamarra

Helmed by James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Galen Zamarra, Yuta offers and inspired menu of refined mountain cuisine utilizing storied, sustainably sourced seasonal heirloom ingredients. Chef Zamarra draws on a breadth of experience as Chef/Owner of Mas Farmhouse in New York City, and he previously worked under esteemed chefs David Bouley and Alain Passard. Yuta's menu draws inspiration from a deep reverence for the land and the many cultures that have passed through this lush mountain region.

Lowdown

  • Address

    27649 Old Lincoln Highway
    Wanship
    Utah
    84017
    USA
  • Remote Location

    No
  • Elevation

    5925 ft
  • Private Land

    1000-5000 acres

Nearest Town - Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah has a population of 8400 (approx), and is situated 16 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Park City, Utah include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Park City, Utah offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Ranch shuttle

Yes, during ski season only to/from the Ski Lounge

Nearest Airports

Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City

Distance

42 miles / 45 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle

Private transfers


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

Park City

Travel by

Helicopter, Airplane

Distance

15 miles

Ranch shuttle

Private transfer

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding, English Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Rides are grouped by

    Rides tailored to guest requests
  • Guest Horses

    70

The Setting

Private Land (1000-5000 acres)


Our Riding

Guided rides

WHITE TAIL TRAIL

Saddle up for a gentle walking ride across varied terrain in the foothills of the beautiful mountains of our ranch

Take in stunning mountain views while ambling through aromatic scrub oak and sagebrush

This is an ideal trail for riders of all levels, and younger guests ages 12 and older

1 hour | May–November | 8 guests max

 

MOUNTAINS AND MEADOWS

Embark on an excursion through mountains, meadows, valleys and alongside creeks while taking some much-deserved, adventuresome alone time

A longer excursion for those who want to stay out and enjoy solitude from the best vantage point - the back of a horse

Commune with nature in a secluded setting while pausing mid-ride for light refreshments

3 hours | May-November | 8 guests max

 

 

THURSDAYS: SUNRISE BREAKFAST RIDE

Saddle up at dawn to embark on a sunrise trail ride while the skies lighten and mist evaporates from the hillside

Spot diverse wildlife as you gradually ascend to a secluded, high-alpine field

Arrive at The Tavern, a secret cabin set in a peaceful mountain meadow dating back to the late 1800's, where you'll find a private chef cooking you a hearty campfire breakfast

3 hours | Thursdays, June–September | 8 guests max


Why our riding stands out

  • Many of the horses at Blue Sky are rescue horses. We have a foundation called Saving Gracie's which is dedicated to horse and animal rescue.
  • We employ Vaquero style of natural horsemanship methods. It's very respectful to the animals and works with the horses' individual energies and personalities.
  • We have a 30,000 square foot indoor riding arena for lessons, in addition to many miles of ranch trails.

Riding Lessons

RIDING LESSONS IN THE REMUDA

Spend time with one of our experienced wranglers in The Remuda, The Lodge at Blue Sky's 36,000 square foot state-of-the-art indoor riding area

Master the basics or hone your existing skills with walking, trotting and loping

Learn to saddle your own horse and build trust with the animal

Experienced riders can do pole work, caveletti work, dressage and equitation

Each lesson is highly customizable based on a guests’ comfort and level of experience

1 hour

Details

lessons are additional

Location

in the arena

Natural Horsemanship Clinic

Clinician

Jon Ensign

Details

Additionally charged

Focuses on

HORSEMANSHIP AND CATTLE WORKSHOP

Meet in The Remuda, The Lodge at Blue Sky's 36,000 square foot, state-of-the-art indoor riding arena for a group experience that will foster richer connection

Our wranglers and cowboys lead the group through a private workshop that focuses on Vaquero style of natural horsemanship which is founded on using non-verbal, energetic cues as a means of effectively communicating with your horse

Become a part of this old Western tradition that has echoed through the ages

Led by renowned horseman Jon Ensign, who uses groundwork to help his students teach the horses to achieve balance

4 hours | 20 guests max

 

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP LESSONS

All of our horses are trained in the "Vaquero style" of natural horsemanship which is a method of communication focused on non-verbal, energetic cues

Experience an introduction to the philosophy and practice of horsemanship as you explore the essence of the human/horse relationship through non-verbal communication, action and perception

Arrive seeking an understanding of a horse and leave with a powerful connection, deeper understanding and enriching sense of realignment

2 hours

Cattle work - pasture gathers

THE GATHERING

Saddle up with real cowboys in this signature Blue Sky experience, where you’ll learn to push cattle up the mountain to higher altitudes for summer grazing, or bring them back down to lower plateaus for the winter

A truly unique excursion for those looking to take part in the work of the real ranch experience

Connect with a rich sense of Western heritage

Offered in May and September

When

May, Sep

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $1,000 - $6,000
    Winter: $900 - $2,100
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Style of accommodation

    Luxury 5-Star
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

The Lodge at Blue Sky can cater for up to 102 guests. Accommodation includes Lodges and Houses. See below for details and indicative rates.

Lodge | Sky Room

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $975
Winter: $700
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Located in the Sky Lodge. 9 Rooms in Total. • King-Bed • Living area with desk and sofa • Bathroom with twin vanities, soaking tub, rain shower • Air conditioning, TV, sound system, safe. Interior square footage: 576. Patio square footage: 115. 

Rooms

9

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, cable / satellite tv

Lodge | Sky Suite

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $1,100
Winter: $770
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Located in the Sky Lodge. King-Bed • Living area with desk and sofa • Bathroom with twin vanities, soaking tub, rain shower • Air conditioning, TV, sound system, safe. Interior square footage: 820. Patio square footage: 130. 

Rooms

4

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, cable / satellite tv

Lodge | Peregrine Suite

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $1,250
Winter: $875
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Located in the Sky Lodge. King-Bed • Living area with desk and sofa • Bathroom with twin vanities, soaking tub, rain shower • Air conditioning, TV, sound system, safe. • Corner unit with mountain and valley views • Enlarged lounge area • Large indoor jacuzzi • Double closets. Interior square footage: 1,030. Patio square footage: 130. 

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, cable / satellite tv

Lodge | Red Tail Suite

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $1,500
Winter: $1,050
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Located in the Sky Lodge, this is a 2-bedroom suite. Each master bedroom has a king bed. • Living area with desk and sofa • Bathroom with twin vanities, soaking tub, rain shower • Air conditioning, TV, sound system, safe. Expansive living room • Dining area which seats four • Double closets. Interior square footage: 2,000. Patio square footage: 480. 

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

mini-bar, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible

Entertainment

tv, cable / satellite tv

Lodge | Signature Suite

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $3,000
Winter: $2,100
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Located in the Sky Lodge. These two-floor, two-bedroom suites are ideally suited to families. 

First floor: • Dining area that seats eight • Expansive living room with desk and sofas • Private terrace

Second floor: • Two Master bedrooms, each with king bed (which can be converted into two twins) with en suite bathrooms and private patios. Bathrooms have twin vanities, soaking tub, rain shower • Air conditioning, TV, sound system, safe. 

Rooms

4

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, cable / satellite tv

Lodge | Earth Suite

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $1,100
Winter: $825
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Located in the Earth House. Built into the side of a lush undulating hillside• Canyon views • King bed (can be converted into two twins) • Outdoor rain shower • Outdoor fireplace on terrace • Views of the surrounding mountains and valley.  Interior square footage: 735. Patio square footage: 245. King-Bed • Living area with desk and sofa • Bathroom with twin vanities, soaking tub, rain shower • Air conditioning, TV, sound system, safe

Rooms

16

Bathrooms

Private bathroom, Outdoor shower

Amenities

safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, cable / satellite tv

House | Creek House

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $1,250
Winter: $875
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Located Creekside.• Built along the banks of the river that winds through the center of Blue Sky’s property • Large outdoor terrace with swinging benches • Lush Aspen foliage surrounding for privacy • Soothing murmur of the creek • King-Bed • Living area with desk and sofa • Bathroom with twin vanities, soaking tub, rain shower • Air conditioning, TV, sound system, safe. Interior square footage: 780. Patio square footage: 200. These accommodations are for adults only. 

Rooms

5

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, cable / satellite tv

Lodge | Earth Suite Deluxe

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $1,315
Winter: $920
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Located in the Earth House. Built into the side of a lush undulating hillside• Canyon views • King bed (can be converted into two twins) • Outdoor fireplace on terrace • Views of the surrounding mountains and valley.  Interior square footage: 900. Patio square footage: 245. King-Bed • Living area with desk and sofa • Bathroom with twin vanities, soaking tub, rain shower • Air conditioning, TV, sound system, safe.

Rooms

6

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv


Booking Policy

For reservations arrving until December 17, 2020 Book With Ease - 48 Hour Cancellation. One night room and tax deposit due at booking. Depsoit is refundable if cancelled more than 48 hours from arrival. Remaining room and tax deposit it taken 48 hours prior to arrival and becomes non-refundable.

We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due at 60 days prior to arrival. All remaining charges incurred during the group’s stay are to be paid within 30 days of departure.

For cancellations occurring 90+ days prior to arrival, guests will receive a full refund.For cancellations occurring 61-90 days prior to deposit, guests will receive a 50% refund of initial deposit.

For cancellations occurring within 60 days prior to arrival, all payments are forfeited.

Included in your stay

ranch shuttle, lodging

Extras

Tax

10.47% per night per room

Gratuity

11.05% per night per room Service Fee

Lowdown

  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone.
  • Cell Networks

    AT&T, verizon.
  • Business Services

    computer and fax hookups, printers.

Onsite

Shopping

The Boutique at Blue Sky is filled with treasures that will serve as a thoughtful mementos of your time spent in the mountains. 

Outdoor Activities

mountain biking, Yoga, sporting clays, Shooting - trap / clays, Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Axe Throwing, Sporting Clays, Forest Bathing, Meditation, Yoga Adventures, Heli-Program, Creativity Program, Little Vaqueros’ Kids Club

Water based Activities

outdoor pool

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures, Foot Reflexology, Guided Breathwork, Foam Rolling, Yoga Adventures, Alternative Energy Journey, Chakra Sleep Ritual, Manifestation, Forest Bathing, Mountain Cacao Ritual

Winter Activities

cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, down hill skiing, snowshoeing, winter ice fishing, Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sporting Clays, Fly Fishing, Axe Throwing, Heli-Skiing, Resort Skiing, Dog Sledding, Sleigh Rides


Fishing & Wildlife

Guests of Blue Sky will have unparalleled access to miles of private waters that other anglers would not otherwise have access to, including Blue Ribbon streams and remote, high-alpine heli-fishing. 

Fishing on offer

spin, fly, river, stocked pond, lake, stream, equipment available, guided inclusive, guided non-inclusive, BYO equipment

Wildlife

Deer, moose, elk, mountain lions, rabbits, birds. 


Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 75-100.

We can host corporate retreats of any size, for groups up to 102 guests. We have wonderful meeting facilities, such as our 8,000 square foot rustic Arena, or our intimate Wine Room locate in the Lodge for smaller groups. 

Weddings

We can cater for groups of 100 & over.

Events at Blue Sky are as unique as they are memorable. Our 3,500 acre ranch provides an authentic backdrop for weddings, meetings, milestone celebrations and product launches.


Local Attractions

Utah Olympic Park

Just outside of downtown Park City, at 7,300 ft. elevation, the Utah Olympic Park still buzzes with excitement and enthusiam that one might have expected 15 years ago when the Park hosted five events during the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games: bobsled, skeleton, luge and the Nordic combined events. 

Distance

15.4 miles miles / 30 mins

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

Required


Sundance Film Festival

Every winter in Utah, the Sundance Film Festival becomes the ultimate gathering of orginal storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. 

Distance

15.4 miles miles / 30 mins

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

Required

Highs

  • Set in 3,500 acres in the beautiful Wasatch Mountain Range of Utah
  • Close and yet far enough from Park City Mountain Resort
  • Open year-round
  • Guests can enjoy a full heli-ski experience and helicopter service to and from the ranch, and Park City Mountain Resort
  • Part of the esteemed Auberge Resort Collection

Lows

  • If you prefer a rustic log cabin design, this may not be for you as the design of the lodge is clean-lined and organic

Visitor Reviews

Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

BEWARE don't stay here , you'll never ever want to leave

My wife and I consider ourselves well traveled and this was the nicest resort we've stayed at , ever............. There is no way to describe in words the experience of staying here other than one step above heaven. We stayed in a creek suite but my guess would be that all the suites are 5 star. The service was impeccable and the use of E-bikes to cruise the ranch were a bonus. My prediction is that when the word gets out this will become THEE premier resort on the west coast to stay for the who's who and it will be near impossible to secure a reservation here.

5 stars

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