Developers of a new resort in Utah are hoping to bring luxury to guests looking for a taste of nature.
Light on nature. Heavy on luxury.
Located 1 mile from the entrance to Zion National Park, Spirit will feature 1,100 acres of property and 40 individual suites and homesteads along the eastern slope of the Clear Creek Mountain Range.
Visitors will have breathtaking views of Checkerboard Mesa, Burger Peak, East Temple and West Temple, and more of the world-famous Zion rock formations.
The development will feature 36 one- and two-bedroom suites ranging from 800 to 1,100 square feet, and four five-bedroom retreats of at least 6,000 square feet.
The luxury and views come with a hefty price tag. Room rates are expected to begin at $3,000 per night.
“Having grown up locally and witnessed firsthand how unbounded commercialization and land division can spoil the natural tapestry of a community, the concept of conservation and the importance of protecting the inherent integrity of our environment was introduced to me early on and has been the guiding vision for Spirit,” Kevin McLaws, founder and partner of Zion Spirit Group, developers of the project, said in a statement.
Zion Spirit Group has also developed Zion Mountain Ranch in nearby Mt. Carmel, Utah. It hopes to bring the same philosophy to the new project.
“We have a once in a lifetime opportunity with this property to set a new standard for gateway communities, one that inspires guests to not only be a part of the land’s continued story but to become equal stewards of it,” McLaws said. “It has been so encouraging to see our neighbors band together behind Spirit’s ‘contributive mindset’ mission, which we know will ultimately preserve the Zion experience for generations to come.”
Construction on the project has already started, with the first phase expected to be open by summer 2022. The development is expected to be complete sometime in 2023.
Each of the suites will offer a living room, wellness studio, expansive bathrooms, and a bicycle base station with two electric bikes for guests to use. The development eventually hopes to have 35 miles of bike trails accessible from the location.
Suites will have leaf-shaped rooftops, solar panels, wraparound terraces, and panoramic views.
All of the quarters will be centered around a lodge that will include an aquaponic greenhouse, library, and natural swimming pool, among other features.