23 Mar

Blue Sky Ahead as Big-D Signature Breaks Ground on New Lodge

By: Big-D Signature

Located in the heart of the Wasatch Range, surrounded by panoramic views and untouched wilderness, is the site of the newest project for Big-D Signature. The Blue Sky Lodge will be constructed on Blue Sky Ranch – a 3,500-acre hospitality and recreational complex near Park City, Utah.

A groundbreaking ceremony on March 22 signaled the beginning of construction for new resort that will feature 46 rooms and suites, a conference center, a restaurant, a swimming pool and spa. This will be the third and final phase of the resort. “This is really a dream come true for me and my family,” said Blue Sky owner, Mike Phillips. “Everyone thought we were kind of crazy, but as you can see, there is a certain method to our madness.”

Rendering from ajc architects of Blue Sky Lodge.

With emphasis on its western roots, the Blue Sky Lodge will offer a myriad of outdoor activities including horseback riding, working cattle, fly-fishing, shooting clays, biking and cross-country skiing in the winter. “We want to make this a very special place where you would experience everything you would do in the west,” said Phillips. The lodge will be paired with High West Distillery’s brand new facility that is also located at Blue Sky Ranch. “We are very proud to be part of this project and help bring the vision of both Mike and Barb to reality,” said Vice President and Managing Director of Big-D Signature, Mike Kerby. “This will be a premier hotel that will not only be one of the best in Park City, but throughout the Mountain West.”

Groundbreaking for Blue Sky Lodge

Blue Sky owner, Mike Phillips, addresses crowd for the groundbreaking ceremony. “This is really a dream come true,” said Phillips.

The project will add to Big-D Signature’s growing portfolio. With offices in Jackson, Wyoming, and Park City, Utah, Big-D Signature continues to be a leader in the construction of award-winning residential projects. Over the past few years, Big-D Signature has branched into resort and hospitality projects, including the recent completion of the Yellowstone Club Golf Clubhouse and Condominiums, the Victory Ranch Cabin Homes, and the Park City Mountain Resort Ski Maintenance Facility.

“Big-D Signature has been building high-end, custom homes in mountain resort areas like Jackson, Wyoming and Park City, Utah for almost two decades,” said Big-D Signature Vice President, Jason Dunlop. “We’re bringing that experience and craftsmanship together to build these great resort and hospitality projects. It is an exciting time for everyone at Big-D Signature.” Big-D Signature is also finishing the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Hotel in Jackson. The new hotel is expected to open in April.

Construction on The Blue Sky Lodge is expected to be complete in 2018. Auberge Resorts will manage the operations at the lodge when it opens. “I just knew in my heart that this is going to be a special place,” said Auberge founder, Mark Harmon. “As we say, there is blue sky ahead.”


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