NEW YORK, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ -- Travelers seeking a year-round resort to enjoy the best of the West will have a distinctive new option starting May 1, 2019, when The Lodge at Blue Sky debuts in Utah. Unique among other resorts of this style, Blue Sky will feature contemporary décor and a convenient location. The luxury resort is set on a 3,500-acre ranch just 15 minutes from the fabled ski town of Park City and 40 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. With direct flights from many parts of the U.S., guests can leave home in the morning and be riding a horse by noon.
The Lodge at Blue Sky will provide complimentary benefits exclusively for travelers who book their stay through an advisor affiliated with global luxury travel network Virtuoso®:
- Upgrade on arrival if available
- Breakfast credit for two daily
- $100 USD credit for use during stay
- Early check-in/late check-out if available
"The Lodge at Blue Sky will be the ultimate outdoor playground, where upscale travelers can enjoy understated elegance with wild abandon," says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso's senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. "Guests are invited to slow down and forge meaningful connections with the land, animals and people, which reflects the owners' strong commitment to sustainability. The Lodge at Blue Sky offers a powerful opportunity to reconnect with nature in this recreational paradise."
The Lodge at Blue Sky has a modern, organic design that blends harmoniously with the landscape. The 46 suites feature three styles of accommodations that echo the natural surroundings, showcasing beauty from all angles: Sky, Earth and Creek. The 46 accommodations range from an intimate, airy 570 square feet to 2,500 square-feet two-floor apartments. Local materials were used responsibly in the resort's construction. The Edge Spa offers indulgent treatments, yoga, guided meditation and products with nourishing bloom-to-bottle ingredients. Dining features organic, locally sourced ingredients with many grown or harvested on site. The on-property High West Distillery – Utah's first legal distiller - produces award-winning whiskey, offering guests tastings and tours.
In summer, The Lodge at Blue Sky offers experiences including horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Blue Sky is also home to a foundation called Saving Gracie's, where rescued abandoned and abused horses from all over the continent are rehabilitated. In winter, skiers enjoy complimentary transfers between Blue Sky and Park City Resort as well as a lounge exclusively for Blue Sky guests. Other winter activities include heli skiing/snowboarding, where a helicopter picks up guests on Blue Sky's property and with a 10-minute flight provides them access to more than 100,000 acres of mountainous terrain.
The Little Vaqueros program offers children daily themed excursions tailored to their age group where they are encouraged to interact with the land and animals that call Blue Sky home. Activities include natural horsemanship lessons, riding, fishing, wildlife education, and farm days where they collect eggs from chickens, feed baby calves, collect herbs from the garden, and care for the horses.
Owners Mike and Barb Phillips are stewards of the earth who have designed ways for guests to immerse themselves in nature, including the organic architecture of Blue Sky's rooms, nourishing cuisine with sustainable ingredients, a wellness sanctuary perched at the edge of a precipice where earth meets sky; and activities that connect guests and the land.
The Lodge at Blue Sky is the most recent property to launch with support from the renowned Virtuoso Preview program, which includes perks solely for clients of affiliated travel advisors. Preview is part of Virtuoso's acclaimed Hotels & Resorts Program, with more than 1,300 world-class properties in over 100 countries in its luxury portfolio.
These valuable benefits at The Lodge at Blue Sky are only available through a Virtuoso-affiliated advisor. Travelers may reserve a stay directly with an advisor or at www.virtuoso.com, where they will be paired with an advisor to service the booking as well as other aspects of the trip. To locate an advisor, visit https://www.virtuoso.com/advisors#.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 20,000 elite travel advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with over 1,800 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $26.4 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.
About The Lodge at Blue Sky
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. 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.