1. Does Sweetwater Kitchen serve breakfast?
Sweetwater Kitchen serves breakfast for guests of Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. A simple continental breakfast is included in the lodging price. It consists of organic gluten free granola, fruit, boiled eggs, and freshly made muffins. Upon check-in to the lodge, you will fill out a breakfast card with your choices and drop it in one of the boxes around the main lodge.
2. Does SWK offer lunch?
SWK is not open for lunch but does offer to-go lunches. They are either in a wrap or salad and come with napkin and cutlery if necessary. You can order the night before or during breakfast. Please view the menu here. https://sweetwaterkitchen.com/menu/
3. What are SWK hours and days of service?
The restaurant is open for breakfast from 7am – 9am daily, and dinner service is from 5pm – 9:30pm most days. Sometimes the restaurant is closed for private events. Please see the online schedule and inquire about a reservation at www.sweetwaterkitchen.com/reservations.
4. Are there options for dietary restrictions and allergies?
We love catering to anyone’s special needs. On our daily menus, we always have vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and nut free options. Please alert your server of any allergies and restrictions and we will be happy to cater to your needs.
5. Do we need reservations?
Reservations are not required but they are highly appreciated. You can make one by phone: 435 335 7482
6. Can you cater our event?
Of course! SWK absolutely loves catering all sorts of events. Our staff is experienced and passionate about making your event the best and most memorable occasion possible. Weddings, retreats, workshops, corporate retreats, birthdays, anniversaries, and family reunions are all examples of what we have catered in the past. Please visit https://sweetwaterkitchen.com/catering/ for more info.
7. Is there alcohol or full strength beer available at SWK?
Sweetwater Kitchen has a full liquor license so you are welcome to enjoy full-strength beer, wines and cocktails. Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch also has a resale license giving you the choice to purchase Utah strength beer in the downstairs store.
8. Is SWK family friendly?
Definitely, SWK’s dining room and patio is perfect for children. We also offer several booster seats and high chairs. We have coloring materials and a kids menu as well.
9. Where is SWK located?
We are located right inside Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch on the second floor. You can reach the restaurant from the staircase on the East side of the Guest Lodge. Parking is available in front of the lodge.
10. Is SWK’s food really all organic and local?
We try our best to source the best ingredients possible, and we mean it. We have our very own on-site organic garden that we harvest from daily during the season. We also have relationships with several hyper-local farms and gardens that supply us with items we can’t grow ourselves. Our beef is also from our very own ranching operation on the other side of town; Headwater Ranch beef. The meat is from a Red Devon variety and is completely grass-fed, organic and of course local. The ranch uses permaculture techniques that are beneficial to the land like herd rotation, and carbon sequestration.
11. What time does SWK close?
SWK usually takes its last table around 9:30pm. Please advise us if you are going to arrive later that that.
12. Is SWK open year round?
We are a seasonal business. We are typically open from April through the end of October.
13. Is there any food to buy besides what’s available at the restaurant?
Yes, SWK and BMGR offer several different kinds of foods for you to cook on your own in your kitchen or by the fire. We also have a microwave in the Great Room where you can heat up one of our handmade burritos or enchiladas. The BMGR store is open daily and food items can be found there.
1.What is the best time of the year to hold an outdoor event?
Our business is open from April through October (sometimes we can hold events in March and November.) Typically each season has its own advantages and disadvantages. The best times seem to be late spring, or late summer and early Fall.
2. How many people can BMGR / SWK cater to?
Based on our venue capacity, the best group size is about 100 people. Yet we are capable of upwards of 150 people.
3. What daily activities are available for guests on the property?
BMGR is the perfect place for your guests to either relax or enjoy an outdoor adventure. BMGR sits on 170 acres and is bordered by the Dixie National Forest on one side and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument on the other. There are several hiking trails on the property one of which brings you to a lovely waterfall. A collection of natural pools make for a perfect way to cool off in the heat of the day. Our neighbors also offer horseback riding and you may hire a local guide to take you on a hike off property for a super unparalleled experience. To really make it a relaxing experience, you can book a yoga session for you and your group, a massage, or an acupuncture treatment. Let us know what you desire and we’ll make it happen.
4. What are some of the best things to do around and in Boulder?
In the town of Boulder there are several attractions. One of the best is the Anasazi State Park and Museum. There you will explore several real ruins left by the original inhabitants of this area. There is also a gift store and outside in the parking lot Magnolias Street Tacos offers a delicious lunch. You can also find a lovely trail at our Town Park, see some local art and get a latte at Burr Trail Outpost and then take a scenic drive down Burr Trail Road, which starts right in the center of town.
5. Is parking available on the property?
There is a large parking lot in front of the main lodge and you can also find parking right in front of our accommodations that are outside of the lodge.
6. Does BMGR / SWK offer floral arrangements or decorations?
Usually people bring floral arrangements and their own decorations for their events, but depending on the season we might have some beautiful flowers growing in our garden that we will be more than happy to turn into arrangements for your event.
7. How many people can lodge at BMGR?
BMGR’s onsite capacity is 56. There are several near properties where we can house guests if needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for info and rates on our auxiliary properties.
8. Is camping available at BMGR for events?
Camping is great way to offer your guests unique options and increase the number of people on-site for your event. We have several camping areas with access to bathrooms and washing facilities. Contact email@example.com for more information on camping.
9. Is there cell phone service at BMGR?
At our guest ranch and most locations within the region, there is no cell reception whatsoever. Please prepare for this by printing out driving directions and alerting friends and family that you will be out of range. Guests are more than welcome to connect to our wifi in the main lodge and from there we suggest apps like WhatsApp, Google Duo, and Facebook Messenger for communicating.
10. Are there wild things or insects I should be aware of?
We are located in a very wild place and sometimes contact with insects and animals can be a reality. There is nothing to be afraid of but always being cautious and aware of your surroundings is a good idea in any remote location. On a hike in the summer bringing sunscreen, insect repellant and more water than you think you need is always a safe-bet to ensuring everyone enjoys their outings.