Blue Sky Ranch – Auberge Resorts
ALLOW US TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE LODGE AT BLUE SKY: Set on 3,500 acres of forested land in the Wasatch Mountain Range, The Lodge at Blue sky is your home away from home for mountain adventure and luxury accommodations. Just 36 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, this private mountain sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to reconnect with nature close enough to the city for convenience but far enough from the cares of the modern world to decompress in style. Venues at Blue Sky are as unique as the couples that choose them, ranging from a converted barn to a historic tavern, and an adventuresome heli-wedding location atop a majestic mountain. Elevate your event. Whether it be a destination wedding, corporate retreat, or outdoor activities, Blue Sky is your own personal mountain oasis—the ultimate alpine retreat for your upcoming celebration.
LUXURY AS NATURE INTENDED: Wind down and winter longer at the luxurious Lodge at Blue Sky in the scenic Wasatch Mountains. From guided snowshoeing excursions through wooded aspen tree trails, to horse-drawn sleigh rides, and heli-skiing for all skill levels, there’s something for every thrill-seeker at Blue Sky. Hundreds of elk can be spotted during winter months as the come to graze in the expansive fields. You can start your day with a High West Whiskey Rubdown at the cliffside wellness sanctuary or head out for the ultimate heli-skiing snow escape embarking right from the property. From intermediate to advanced skiers, all adventure lovers appreciate the scenic alpine views to be experienced at Blue Sky.
After a day spent exploring and working up an appetite, satisfy all your cravings with delectable farm-to-table cuisine by James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef Galen Zamarra. Savor all the tastes and flavors that Blue Sky has to offer, including the world-famous Yuta Terrace Restaurant boasting dramatic views of Alexander Canyon, The Yurt, The Arena, The Tavern, or the Refectory Restaurant at the High West Distillery on Blue Sky’s Property. Whether your want intimate Yurt dining overlooking the valley, whiskey tastings with live music, or inspired award-winning cuisine, the private dining venues at Big Sky deliver tenfold.
“After a quick ten-minute flight that skimmed over snow-dusted pine trees and steep crags, our helicopter touched down. We were just above a slope in the Sessions private ski zone in the Wasatch Mountain Range, with nothing but wide-open space and endless horizons stretching in every direction. The small group of skiers I had with me couldn’t wait to hit the pure, untouched powder. But they weren’t extreme skiers, or even expert ones. All four were just intermediate skiers—and they were heli-skiing for the first time in their lives.” – Tommy Clark / Adventure Director
ADVENTURE-THEMED WEDDINGS: Blue Sky weddings have been featured in Vogue Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings, touted as “an adventure-themed wedding location in the snowy hills of Wanship, Utah.” A whimsical nod to the rich Western history of days gone by, the varied venues at Blue Sky serve as picturesque locations for brides and grooms seeking captivating views and scenic spots for cherished celebrations. If you’re ready to take your love to new heights with a bold, boundless outdoor wedding, look no further than the breathtaking beauty of Blue Sky in Utah.
Please peruse these short descriptions for some of the highly sought-after locations on property:
The Arena / 8,000 square foot converted barn ideal for large weddings and celebrations • The Terrace / Flagstone patio with breathtaking views • The Yurt / Ideal for elopements and intimate weddings • The Pergola / Covered wooden platform ideal for cocktail hours and whiskey tastings • The Tavern / Original 1800’s cabin as the current outpost saloon • Heli-weddings / elevated elopements and celebrations.
From outdoor weddings, micro-weddings, elevated elopements, to family reunions and team building retreats, Blue Sky beckons with spectacular views and a team of spirited wedding professionals eager to bring your vision for a unique mountain wedding to life. Be it barbeques or bonfires, poker nights or whiskey samplings with your wedding party, experiential dinners or traditional outdoor picnics, the beautiful Blue Sky venues offer endless options for memorable experiences with your loved ones.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: We recently met with General Manager Joe Ogdie to discuss why Blue Sky Ranch is such a popular destination for events of all types. Joe tells us about The Arena, The Terrace, The Yurts, and especially about the amazing new lodge finished in 2019.
BLUE SKY REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES: If you’re ready to celebrate with your nearest and dearest amidst the splendor of the Wasatch Mountains in scenic Wanship, Utah, read some of the stellar reviews from former clientele.
“Oasis in the Mountains. The lodge was AMAZING and everyone went out of their way to ensure that we had an incredible time. Jody in the restaurant is the most kind, caring, and lovely lady!!! Loved the pool with a great view!… Took a yoga class and really enjoyed that too! All of the staff were wonderful, and we truly enjoyed our stay! Hope to come back to visit very soon!” – Rosita F.
“Wow, what an amazing place for our autumn wedding. The Arena is outrageously beautiful and was a great space for our 150 guests (who were all blown away by it) and the patio out back was perfect for our outdoor ceremony. LeAnne and her team were accommodating during the whole planning process and Lane made sure the big day went off without a hitch. Very highly recommended!”
– Katie E.
“This place rocks. World class whiskey distillery and dining venue on a lofty path to first class dude ranch. ‘Greg’ is a tour guide extraordinaire! Even the shuttle driver has a cachet of knowledge about this little piece of Northern Utah heaven.” – Orly G.
“As I slipped my feet into the whiskey, salt, and sage foot bath, I am given a shot of whiskey. If this is how all massages started, I would get them weekly. I hadn’t intended to get a massage as I rarely get them back home. However, my friends and I had been out horseback riding in the mountains the day before, and we were going hiking later in the day, so I wanted something relaxing. Going to The Lodge at Blue Sky was a reunion for my college buddies. While we have kept in touch, it has been since the last wedding that we have all gotten together with just us guys.” – Thomas S.