Updates from Utah

Chateaux at Deer Valley Residences Available for Nightly Rentals 

Located midmountain at Deer Valley Resort, The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley, part of the Stein Collection, are now available to groups and individuals for nightly accommodations and access to The Chateaux Deer Valley hotel facilities. Typically operating as a private residence club, these luxury three- and four-bedroom residences and four-bedroom penthouses range in size from 2,200 to 2,800 square feet. the-chateaux.com/chxres-rooms.html

Lodge at Blue Sky to Open in May

Auberge Resorts Collection’s newest resort, The Lodge at Blue Sky, is set on 3,500 acres just outside of Park City and plans to welcome its first overnight guests in May. The property is the vision of local developer and rancher Mike Phillips and is the luxury complement to his Blue Sky Ranch, a yearround destination for outdoor adventures.

The lodge’s 46 accommodations range in size from 570 to 2,500 square feet, and the new Auberge Spa offers an open-air soaking pool, treatments, fitness training and mindful pursuits such as yoga.

Sky Lodge is the social heart of the resort and where guests can enjoy meals or relax outside on the patio. The focus of the lodge’s main restaurant will be refined western cuisine using many ingredients that are locally produced or grown on-site. The Refectory, an already established restaurant at High West Distillery at Blue Sky, offers dining, tours, tastings and inventive whiskey-based cocktails. Another option is The Tavern  at Blue Sky, a remote outpost saloon. In summer months, early risers can partake in morning horseback rides up the hillside for a cowboy cauldron-style breakfast made over The Tavern’s open campfire. Blue Sky’s existing meeting and event spaces, in addition to The Tavern, are The Arena, The Remuda and The Terrace. aubergeresorts.com/bluesky

Alta’s New Lodge Incorporates Local History

Snowpine Lodge in Alta opened for business in January 2019 and utilized the site of the oldest building in Little Cottonwood Canyon, which dates back to the 1870s and the original 1941 Snowpine Lodge. Completely restored from the ground up, the alpine retreat offers modern-day amenities with nods to the historic past. In addition to 77 total accommodations, the lodge features five new indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, including a 3,400-square-foot ballroom that accommodates up to 400 guests. The outdoor terrace, lawn and deck can be used for additional outdoor space, and Swen’s Restaurant is an ideal spot for meals and admiring the scenic surroundings with floor-to-ceiling windows. Additional hotel amenities include a slopeside heated pool with hot tubs, spa facility with multiple treatment rooms, indoor grotto, fitness center, oxygen bar, casual bar, game and movie rooms, and fire pits. snowpine.com

Hearth and Hill Joins Park City Dining Scene

The 192-seat Hearth and Hill restaurant opened in December and delivers an upscale-casual environment.  Proprietor Brooks Kirchheimer, the former manager of Daly’s Pub at Montage Deer Valley and Sundance Resort’s Zoom, has assembled a team of local talent including General Manager Mia Yue and executive chef Jordan Harvey. The menu highlights both local specialties and flavors from around the globe, and the bar serves draft beers and signature make-your-own Old-Fashioned, complete with seasonal liqueurs and housemade ingredients. A spacious patio and 36-seat private dining room, both with a fireplace, are among the various seating options for groups. hearth-hill.com

To take a look at the happenings in Tuolumne County, we’ll zoom in on three areas: Yosemite National Park, Gold Country and High Sierra.



Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.


Snow Bear Chalets, the world’s first ski-in/ ski-out luxury treehouses, has completed its first year of welcoming groups and individual guests at Whitefish Mountain Resort with great success. The three tree - houses, situated alongside the slopes, sleep a total of 22 guests. The three-story Cedar Chalet is ideal for a retreat, sleeping 10 and featuring four bathrooms, a living room/ kitchen/dining area that seats 20, and a spacious outdoor deck with seating for 10.