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Fish Hard, Rest Easy

June 24, 2020 | Wyatt Davis

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Fly Fishing the Provo River

Stewart Mountain Lodging is a cast away from world-class fly-fishing on the trout rich Provo River.  From beginners to experienced, the Provo River offers anglers of all ages, a  chance to land a trophy size brown or rainbow trout just minutes from your door.

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3rd Night Free + 20% Off

October 1, 2019 | Vicki Cox

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3rd Night Free + 20% Off 

It's time to roll out our favorite late fall tradition with some of our favorite mountain cabins and cottages at a discounted rate. Now is the time to book a quiet escape in between seasons and experience the solitude of Sundance, UT. 

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Top 5 Scenic Drives Near Sundance

September 17, 2019 | Vicki Cox

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Fall Colors Not to be Missed

Sundance, UT is central to some of the most spectacular drives in the state. We recommend taking a break after a hard day of playing and put some miles in behind the wheel to any of these classic drives within a short distance of your cabin .....

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Extend the Family Drive this Fall

September 2, 2019 | Vicki Cox

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Utah Fall Foliage

The weather forecast predicts snow in our future and we couldn't be more excited. Everytime we hear something mentioned about El Niño we get goosebumps but that doesn't mean you don't still have time to enjoy the best of what autumn in Utah has to offer.

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Pet Friendly Sundance Mountain Cabin Vacation

May 14, 2019 | Vicki Cox

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Bring the Whole Family 

We are dog people and the thought of leaving the furry family member behind at a kennel or with a neighbor is heartbreaking! Many of our cabins in Sundance are pet friendly and our experience has been the 4 legged guests have the best time and are sometime better behaved ....

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Utah Spring Skiing

February 26, 2019 | Vicki Cox

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Spring Skiing in Utah

Springtime may be right around the bend, but that doesn’t mean the ski season’s ending here in Utah. Grab your skis and come experience what Sundance, Utah has to offer this time of year. We are located 45 minutes from the SLC airport and 45 minutes from Park City, UT.

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Spring Special - 20% OFF + 1 FREE NIGHT

February 21, 2019 | Vicki Cox


Early Spring Special

Take advantage this year of the 250 inches of snow we received this season in Sundance, UT. We could easily have snow up here well into April and May. Come experience the canyon with our best offer of the year. With so much to do why not stay a little longer and receive your third night free? Indulge with ....

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Family Winter Vacation

January 8, 2019 | Vicki Cox

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Family Winter Vacation

Kids love snow- it's that simple. There is nothing better than watching a child visiting us in Sundance, UT that is playing in it for the very first time. More memories have been made with family time spent in our cabins .....

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Family Reunions in Sundance, Utah

May 6, 2017 | Vicki Cox

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Utah Family Reunion

You and your family can experience all that Sundance, Utah has to offer during our two best seasons. We offer vacation mountain cabins large enough to sleep up to 16 or smaller cabins nestled together ...

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40% Off

November 26, 2016 | Vicki Cox

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40% Off select cabins

An offer so good that everyone is doing it. Who doesn't love to save when traveling to their favorite mountain destination? Your very own private cabin in Sundance, UT ranging from cozy cottages on the stream to luxurious lodges with more bedrooms and amenities than you will know what to do with. 

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4th Annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast

April 14, 2016 | Vicki Cox

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4th Annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast 

Save the date for Saturday April 30, 2016 and join us, the Sundance community and everyone who loves Sundance in supporting our local fire department. Breakfast will be from 8-11 am at the Sundance Resort in the Rehearsal Hall. 

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Time to Relax (for less)

March 10, 2016 | Vicki Cox

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Time to Relax (for less)

We want you to experience everything Stewart Mountain Lodging has to offer, so to help you extend your stay we're giving you a complimentary 3rd night. Take an extra day to unwind amongst nature, dine at the Sundance Resort, and explore your surroundings

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Nordic Center Experiences

December 30, 2015 | Vicki Cox

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Experience the Sundance Nordic Center

We are always surprised by how many of our guests staying in Sundance don’t actually ski. We wonder what draws them to the mountains, but are quickly reminded by how many things there are to do that don’t require the activity or skill level of downhill skiing. 

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3rd Annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast

April 14, 2015 | Wyatt Davis

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3rd Annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast 

Save the date for Saturday May 2, 2015 and join us, our guests, the Sundance community and everyone who loves Sundance in supporting our local fire department. Breakfast will be from 8-11 am at the Sundance Resort in the Rehearsal Hall.  

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Our Next New Neighbors

March 18, 2015 | Vicki Cox

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Golden Eagle and Red Tail Hawk- Private Release

We will be welcoming a new friend to Sundance March 29, 2015. Patti and her team at Great Basin Wildlife have a Golden Eagle and Red Tail Hawk ready to soar over Timpanogos and nest in our backyard.

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Relax Longer with a Third Night Free & 20% Off

February 25, 2015 | Vicki Cox

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Relax Longer with a Third Night Free & 20% Off - Sundance, Utah

With so much to do why not stay a little longer and receive your third night free? Indulge with our private massage, culinary delights with a private chef or seek adventure in the great outdoors.

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Real Estate for Sale in Sundance

January 11, 2015 | Wyatt Davis

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Luxury Real Estate- Sundance, UT

Winters bring you to Sundance but summers keep you here. We have been a part of the community here in Sundance longer than most have ever considered buying up the canyon. Sundance is home and we hope you will be lucky enough to call it that as well someday. We love showing off where we live and sharing what the Sundance Lifestyle is all about. Ask us about life on the mountain as either a full time resident or as someone wanting to buy to visit when you can escape real life.

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Sundance Scenic Fall Hit List

October 9, 2014 | Vicki Cox

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Utah Autumns

It's the perfect time to grab the camera, jump in the car, hop on a plane and get out to see what we wake up to each morning this time of year. The cool evenings and warm afternoons, the smell of fall in the air are all part of the package.

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Sundance Bird Release

May 23, 2014 | Vicki Cox

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Bird Release

If you are looking for a memorable experience for your family, group or business we have it all here. Great Horn Owls, Red Tail Hawks, Falcons and an occasional Eagle have all been with Great Basin Wildlife Rescue and available for your participation in a bird release. We promise it will be one of the most remarkable and unforgettable aspects of your time in the canyon.

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2nd Annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast

April 14, 2014 | Vicki Cox

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2nd Annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast

Save the date for Saturday May 3, 2014 and join us, the Sundance community and everyone who loves Sundance in supporting our local fire department. Breakfast will be from 8-11 am at the Sundance Resort in the Rehearsal Hall.  

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Nature Deficit Disorder

April 7, 2014 | Vicki Cox

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Nature Deficit Disorder

Our children are spending more time indoors doing what kids do now. When they are forced into the harsh outdoors they're most likely on their way to some structured activity. The result is they are out of touch with fields, streams and woods. They need to explore! We call this condition nature deficit disorder and we believe we have the solution.

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Best Mother/Daughter Weekend Escape Ever!

February 6, 2014 | Elyse Weadock

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Will She Love It Like I Do?

Just because my choice of the perfect getaway is Stewart Mountain Lodging in Sundance, Utah does not mean that my 16 year old daughter would agree...actually, she would probably rather disagree just for the sake of doing so.

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Autumn Equinox

October 10, 2013 | Vicki Cox

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Autumn Equinox Party

We held our first annual Autumn Equinox party at Hanks. Our dear friend and talented Chef Kris Dews hosted a private party on the stream, under the stars. It was an intimate group of 25 guests and close friends, gathered to enjoy and share this beautiful time of year in the mountains.

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Fall Foliage

September 15, 2013 | Vicki Cox


Fall in Sundance, Utah

There is nothing more breathtaking than the fire red maples, golden aspens, tall deep green pines all against the Rocky Mountains. Throw in a pocket of snow below the luminous peaks of Timpanogos, a single-track bike path and voilá, Shangri-La in your backyard.

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Enchanted Dinner in the Forest

August 17, 2013 | Wyatt Davis

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Dinner with the Stars

Gourmet food, great live music and an enchanting location all in Sundance, UT. We were just happy to be part of such an incredible event with wonderful friends, both old and new. We have a feeling this will be the first of many more to come.

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Bike like a Pro on the Alpine Loop in Sundance Utah

April 26, 2013 | Wyatt Davis

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Biking the Alpine Loop

Just because the snow has melted doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite mountain vacation. In fact, the weeks between the ski resorts closing days and the start of summer operations are prime time to visit the mountains with special offers to lure you in. What’s even better, you’ll have the entire place practically to yourself.

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ELEVATE- Local 5K Run - Auction - Family Fun

April 11, 2013 | Vicki Cox

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Be A Hero!

Stewart Mountain Lodging is proud to support our friends and heros of Elevate Fitness and Rehab. April 20th will be their second annual 5K run - auction - and family fun held to benefit local families suffering from cancer. Both a silent and a live auction will be held with incredible items to bid on with 100% of the proceeds going to the 3 families selected.

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Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast

April 1, 2013 | Vicki Cox


Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast Sat- April 6, 8am - 11am

Enjoy a Breakfast of Champions with the local firefighters of the Sundance community and get fingerprints on all their shiny tools. The Sundance Resort is hosting a Pancake Breakfast for the North Fork Fire Department

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Escape from Condo Hell

January 30, 2013 | Vicki Cox

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Escape from Condo Hell

We all have our own definition of what a vacation is or should be. It varies from husband and wife, your family and the in-laws, one culture to the next. For some it is simply not being at work but many have a sense of adventure ....

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Newest Mountain Retreat

November 26, 2012 | Vicki Cox

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New Timber Frame Mountain Retreat

We are happy to share with you our newest Sundance cabin- Elk Meadows. Although this isn’t a ski-in/ ski-out lodge, it is the perfect setting for your next ski vacation. This is just one of several larger mountain homes we offer.

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Too Much Sugar?

July 19, 2012 | Vicki Cox

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Hummingbird Frenzy

It's July and the hummingbirds are out in swarms. Check out this great video Brad caught of a hummingbird feeding frenzy!

* Make sure your volume is up to get the full effect.

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"Darling Companion" Movie Set

May 25, 2012 | Heather Shannon

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We're famous! Well, our cabins are. Our own Chalet on Timphaven and Eagle's Nest Lodge were recently the set of the the newly released film, "Darling Companion" by Sony Pictures starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline!  

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Mountain Romance

May 3, 2012 | Heather Shannon

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Mountain Romance 

Hand-made rings, a candelight cabin in the  mountains, a surprise proposal: all of it happened right here last weekend! Our intern Whitney got engaged! 

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Guest Testimonial: Too Much Fun on the Zipline

April 2, 2012 | Vicki Cox

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Dear Vicki and Brad, 

Sorry we had to leave so fast that we did not have time to sign the guest book ... we barely made our flight! We were having so much fun riding the zip line that nobody wanted to stop! can't say enough about the wonderful accommodations, the mountain, the food, and of course you guys! 

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Guest Testimonial: Porch Fish

March 16, 2012 | Vicki Cox

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Guest Testimonial: "The Porch Fish"

Hey, Vicki.

Sorry for my tardiness but here's certifiable documentation that the "Porch Fish" had a strange day...

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Guest Story: Jaws, Shakes, and The Birthday Girl

February 10, 2012 | Kelsey Friday

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Jaws, Shakes, and The Birthday Girl

Day One at Sundance, Shakes and I went fly-fishing, something she'd always wanted to do. My husband is an obsessed fisherman, so I had tried fly-fishing before. Jeremy, our guide, was great looking and personable, and he supplied all the gear, snacks and instruction we would need. It was a picture-postcard, River-Runs-Through-It perfect sort of day. Suited up in our waders and boots  and equipped with fantastic rods, we were ready to take on the Provo river and hook some brown and rainbow trout.

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Guest Story: Coming Home

January 17, 2012 | Linda Barber


Coming Home

Late September 1993

I silently slipped out the door of the Salt Lake City convention hall, leaving behind the horde of overly zealous, juiced up conventioneers.  Free at last. My rental car and I headed southwest toward Sundance

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