HEBER, Utah — Black Rock Mountain Resort is a semi-hidden gem in Heber, just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport, and offers easy access to some of the best skiing, water sports, and other outdoor recreation in warmer months. If you’re looking for an adventure, no matter the season, Black Rock Mountain Resort, developed by Mark 25 Homes CEO and Co-Founder Richard Wolper, is worth checking out. If anything, Black Rock’s restaurant, the Overlook, and the On the Rocks bar have become happening local spots throughout the week and weekends.
Black Rock Mountain Resort has full-time residences and hotel guest rooms. Choose from residences ranging from a cozy 1,269 square feet to over 4,500, perfect for any lifestyle, including those with pets. There are three different layouts for residences with one, two, or three bedrooms and lock-out options for rental opportunities.
The hotel is under the management of N-Group, a subsidiary of PEG Hospitality Group. Construction is still underway for an outdoor hockey arena adjacent ballroom and event center.
“What we have tried to do is make this a one-stop shop,” Wolper said. ” We will have a ballroom room that is 7,500 sq. ft for weddings and conferences. There are 12 units above that. There is also the event center which will allow for all kinds of activities, ice skating, hockey, concerts, etc., and 12,000 sq. ft for a high-end workout facility.”
Guests can spend days lounging by the pool year-round (complete with heated concrete surrounding) or sharpen their shuffleboard skills in the game room while watching sports on one of the seven mounted TVs. Have kids in tow? The arcade will keep them entertained for hours. Fitness buff? Get workouts in with a visit to the fitness room, then relax in the sauna or steam room.
Black Rock Mountain Resort’s Overlook restaurant is named for its views of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Diners can indulge in a host of unique American-style dishes by Executive Chef Ernesto Rocha and his signature Southwest fusion. Rocha has decades of experience cooking for Parkites under his belt at establishments like the Washington Schoolhouse, Grappa, and Powder.
Tracy Wolper did interiors for Black Rock, whose attention to detail is evident throughout. Wasatch views grace the upstairs bar, On The Rocks, that serves crafted and local drinks and delicious grub from Overlook restaurant. Live music is provided on the weekends.
“The idea for us is year-round, so we don’t have a shoulder season and we really pride ourselves on service, ” Wolper said. “Right now we are almost already booked [out] for next September and October in our conference center that will be ready early summer.”
With a few more phases of construction slated to be finished in the next 12-14 months, Black Rock Mountain Resort is sure to be a welcomed addition to the luxury offerings Utah has come to be known for.