American Beauty Retreat: for rock climbers, yogis, adventure-lovers, hikers, trial runners, and sunset chasers! Just hearing someone say “Utah” is reason enough to pack up a bag and head out to that special, quiet desert. Join Alison Bernasco and Abbe Ciulla for the adventure of a lifetime!

The Location:

BMGR is located in Utah’s scenic red rock canyon country close to Escalante’s Grand Staircase and Capitol Reef- both home to some of the world’s best and most scenic hiking trails without the mess of crowds. The hiking and outdoor activity opportunities are absolutely endless.  The three hour drive down to Boulder from Salt Lake Airport is nothing less than awe-inspiring, in fact, Iconic Highway 12 cuts right through the heart of Boulder and is named one of the most scenic highways in the entire country.
A short drive up from the Ranch will lead you to the hidden mountain paradise of Dixie National Forest. A true green emerald, placed in the middle of a slick rock paradise, would be a fair description. The mountain’s close proximity to the stunning sandstone deserts below display the stark contrast of nature’s diversity and can be seen in very few other places on Earth.

The Ranch:
The property is simple yet breathtaking.  An organic farm & ranch set back within view of the Grand Staircase national monument. A stroll through the property is both relaxing and entertaining in itself. A fully-organic garden and greenhouse complete with a flock of chickens and ducks. Hikes are accessible directly from BMGR, one of which leads to a year-round flowing waterfall.

The Food:
All food is served through Sweetwater Kitchen, a fully organic, farm-to-table restaurant that sits right on the property.  Chef Arballo’s core quest: “To be in touch with every ingredient on the plate.”
All meat is organic and pasture raised and from the state of Utah. Sweetwater Kitchen offers a full liquor and wine menu.
Cuisine is influenced by Southwestern traditions, neo-American flavors and some international fare. Sweetwater Kitchen also caters to all kinds of dietary restrictions and they will accommodate any need of their guests.

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