The Lodge at Blue Sky
27649 Old Lincoln Hwy., Wanship
Situated in the Wasatch mountains about twenty-five(ish) minutes outside of Park City, The Lodge at Blue Sky isn’t exactly a “lodge” at all. At least not since Auberge Resorts took over in 2019. Sure, there are working stables, wild elk roaming freely, even a horse refuge on property (and by property, we mean 3,500 acres of sweeps-you-off-your-feet serenity). You’ll also find things like a gorgeous spa built right into the surrounding landscape. Creekside Cabins and design-centric Earth Suites with marshmallowy beds, sliding glass doors, and firepits to huddle around with s’mores. There’s even a High West Distillery about five-minutes down the road. And then, of course, there are the activities: snowshoeing, skeet shooting, horse riding, fly fishing, heli-skiing, axe-throwing, whiskey sipping, and too many only-on-a-ranch activities to list here. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is whether to step foot off property or not.
Based in Utah, Angie Godfrey is a shamanic astrologer whose work focuses on the idea that we should embrace and understand ourselves as limitless potential rather than something that needs to be fixed—and that this journey of self-discovery is ongoing. Her comprehensive astrological readings cover both your natal and draconic charts, and she uses Reiki, foot zoning, and brings twenty-five years of metaphysical study to the table. For couples, she also offers relationship readings in which she analyzes two charts together and provides guidance in how you could be fully supporting one another.
The Aman Spa at Amangiri
1 Kayenta Rd., Canyon Point
Every treatment at this stunning spa in the middle of the Colorado Plateau starts with a smudging ceremony—a nod to the Navajo, who have lived here for centuries. The swirling smoke clears your head, helping to set the intention for the rest of the experience. Next you get a custom-blended aromatherapy shower, and only after that does the facial begin. The Amangiri Signature is a classic cleansing facial, while the Zone Facial uses targeted pressure-point massage for toxin elimination, and the Hot & Cold Stone Facial, which includes a neck and shoulder massage, is supremely relaxing. Each treatment ends with an incredible crystal sound bath.
1 Kayenta Rd., Canyon Point
Located in the remote canyonlands of Utah, Amangiri has some of the best sunsets we’ve seen anywhere—and for good reason: The sky constantly changes as the sun shifts across the desert, bathing the already-dramatic buttes and mesas in pink and purple light. The resort itself is built into the landscape, and though the architecture is sleek and modern (the corresponding interiors are classic examples of the Aman’s brand of neutral, pared-down luxury), it all essentially blends into the rock. The surrounding desert offers plenty of activities, from rafting to horseback riding to hiking—even private plane rides over Lake Powell. If the food were just a little bit better, it would be one of the more perfect stays in the United States (and there aren’t really any other options nearby).
1600 Snow Creek Dr., Park City
New kid on the block Five5eeds is totally in line with the Aussie café culture that's sweeping NYC and SF these days. Settle in for a nourishing plate of Moroccan shakshouka or the PC superfood grain salad (wild rice, quinoa, farro, BBQ charred corn, chai-soaked goji berries, and arugula). For the littles, there's a special menu featuring a mini stack of hotcakes and fruit. Currently they're open for breakfast and lunch.
Nestled in the Wasatch Mountain range, Deer Valley Resort consistently tops lists for its customer service. In skiing parlance, that translates to on-site ski valets to help you unload your gear, immaculately groomed slopes, and well-appointed lodges. (Stop for lunch at Royal Street Café at Silver Lake Lodge—it's far cry from the cafeteria-style dining you're used to mid-mountain.) What's nice about Deer Valley is there's a little something for everyone, making it a great mountain for families—there are easy cruisers like Bluebell and Lucky Jack, plus some solid steeps like Daly Bowl and Lady Morgan. Deer Valley is one of the last skiers-only holdouts, so like neighboring Alta, no snowboarders are permitted. Photos courtesy of Deer Valley Resort
1105 Iron Horse Dr., Park City
Charming chocolatiers Robert Stout and Anna Davies decided to try their hand at the whole “bean-to-bar” thing back in 2010 and have been going strong ever since. They make their own single-origin chocolate (in flavors like Fleur de Sel and a Mid-Mountain blend) using just two ingredients: carefully selected cacao and cane sugar. They’re primarily focused on working with purveyors who practice sustainable farming and ensuring fair wages are paid to the farmers. The bars (which include sweet pairing notes on the inside of the wrapper) are made, hand-wrapped, packed, and stamped out of their Park City storefront. The café serves a killer s’more hot chocolate, too.
The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge
7700 Stein Way, Park City
The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge is pretty large, spanning 23,000 square feet and housing sixteen treatment rooms, with separate men’s and women’s relaxation rooms, each of which have access to a sauna, steam room, and hot and cold plunge baths. In addition to a classic menu of top-notch massages and body treatments, couples can check into one of the spa’s treatment suites outfitted with private showers, tubs, and a fireplace.
Sugati Spa & Wellness Center
Sky Blue Rooftop Lounge, 201 Heber Ave., Park City
With an emphasis on both Eastern and Western modalities of detoxification, relaxation, and wellness, Sugati offers full body treatments with an alpine slant. Consider a soak in one of the Japanese Ofuro tubs, which through minerals, salts, and plant medicine, helps to stimulate circulation.
509 Main St., Park City
A skate shop in a ski town doesn’t sound so novel but Prospect is far from run-of-the-mill. Here, you’ll find an interesting high-low edit: Socks by Stance (there’s some for ladies too), hoodies from WeSc, slick Nixon watches. Tucked into the back corner is Billy's Barber Shop, an Orange Country import, that features an antique barber chair and traditional lather machine to boot. Swing by to clean up with a hot shave (or haircut if you've gone full-on mountain man) before dinner on Main. Upstairs, there are pressed juices and elixirs by Land Juicery, as well as coffee from Pink Elephant.
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