It is amazing how a few minutes drive, climbing up the Little Cottonwood Canyon road, can leave a world of heat and hustle behind. The Iron Blosam Lodge (yes, it is spelled that way because it takes its name from a mine that was near the current location) is one of the first time share properties ever created. I use a unit that was purchased by my grandfather, and now is under my stewardship--third generation. That is also typical. Many of the families will own one or two weeks, and come for a reunion each summer. Some of them have told us they have been coming for over thirty years. This is a unique property, built of concrete, with grass-covered roofs, also way ahead of its time with a living roof--which is so popular today. There is a feeling of family among the visitors. Some folks are just renting from the units that are not in use that week, but most are return guests. We love to enjoy our meals on the balcony, facing the exciting mountain vista, watching wildlife wander through the meadows. At night, you can hear the sound of the mountain stream tumbling over rocks, gently lulling you into a pleasant night of slumber. Those who do not find a place at Iron Blosam have many other choices, some including restaurants and other retail amenities at the Snowbird Lodge. All is within walking distance. There are wonderful play areas for the younger guests. Iron Blosam has a pool and spa area for adults only, and a large pool for the children to enjoy. Certain times of the year there is a restaurant--closed during the summer, but open for ski season. The Snowbird Center provides access to the Tram, and a chair lift, alpine slides, many other activities, but best of all, access to the mountain trails. On Sundays, there is a worship service at 9:00 in the morning for guests who are interested. I found the nice LDS people so pleasant to visit with. That became a highlight for the day. The water at Snowbird is uniquely pure and tastes so refreshing. It has travelled through old mine shafts and has an excellent quality and flavour. I look forward to another visit next year. This is by far one of the loveliest places on earth.
- Also Known As:
- Iron Blosam Hotel Snowbird
- Iron Blosam Lodge Snowbird, Utah