Luxe List: Soak in the Western Spirit

Venture deep into the Uintas to Castle Peak Yurt, or savor Snowed Inn's scrumptious dinner via horse-drawn sleigh experience.

Photography by Vanessa Conabee December 11, 2019 Published in the Winter/Spring 2020 issue of Park City Magazine

Castle Peak Yurt

Take a weekend to recharge and reconnect deep in the wilderness of the Uinta Mountains at the Castle Peak Yurt (435.649.8710, Getting there is half the fun—the trip requires a 2,000-foot elevation gain and complete self-reliance. Hike, snowmobile, ski, or snowshoe in, and remember to pack warm sleeping bags and blankets. The yurt is stocked with all the basics: bunk beds with camp-style mattresses, a three-burner gas stove and cooking accoutrements, wood stove, and a wood-burning sauna. Bring along a cache of gourmet food and spirits, plenty of hot chocolate, and make a memory. $200 per night includes lodging for up to eight people.

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The Snowed Inn Sleigh Company (435.647.3310, at Park City Mountain Resort combines a wintry culinary outing and horse-drawn sleigh ride. Cozy up under blankets as draft horses whisk you to a Western-styled dinner with live music at the signature, slope-side Snowed Inn. Adults $100, Children 3–12 $65. Sleigh ride only for $20.

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