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Looking Back on a Wonderful 2018

January 23rd, 2019 by castlecreek

What an incredible year we had! Thank you for being part of it. Here are a few highlights:

More Wedding Photos

August 10th, 2018 by castlecreek

What an absolutely joy it is to share in your special day! Enjoy these lovely wedding day photos!

Summer Weddings

July 5th, 2018 by castlecreek

Here are some photos from our latest summer wedding. What a joy it is to share in these blessed days with our lovely guests. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your lives!

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th, 2018 by castlecreek

Come Make Your Own Fireworks at the Castle!

We’re so blessed to live in our beautiful country. I hope you’re able to spend quality time with your family today.

To celebrate, we’re running our fireworks special once again! Get $25 off any room from now until the end of July, 2018. This offer is good for new reservations only.

To redeem this special, make your reservation online at and enter promo code “Fireworks” before proceeding to Checkout.

Thank you for being part of the Castle Creek Family. Best wishes to you and yours!

Castle Father’s Day Package

June 1st, 2018 by castlecreek

Announcing the Castle Father’s Day Package!🕺

This process has been enlightening. I know all you menfolk think you’re so simple and easy-going, but you’re so wrong. Women are ridiculously easy to surprise. Get her chocolates, flowers, jewelry, take her to her favorite restaurant, or simply make her a bowl of ice cream and she’s elated for days. For me, it’s as easy as bringing home a fresh block of sharp cheddar to make my heart flutter.😍💗🧀

After conversing with several men, from various walks of life, I’ve finally settled on the most universally satisfying package the Castle can offer for Father’s Day. But, listen, it was an uphill battle to get here.🤪

Ideas ranged from having t-shirts, hats, or socks with sports team logos, favorite anime shows, video game characters, or funny sayings in your room at check-in, to movie tickets and a night on the town, to renting out my husband’s Nintendo Switch for the night. But every time I relayed one man’s suggestion to the next, he was like, “Nah. How about this other totally unrelated and random thing?”😂🤣🤔

It was after a few men pointed out that Father’s Day is all about celebrating Fatherhood and just spending quality time with your family, I realized I needed to keep it simple and focus on the aspect of spending time together. In this case, spending time with the woman who made you a Father, and with whom you’re building your life. And that’s what the Castle is all about! I guess it should’ve been obvious!🤷‍♀️

So, if you’d like to celebrate Father’s Day here at the Castle, you’ll be treated to the guest room most fit for a king, the King’s Lodge. You’ll be served a delicious dinner for two, dessert included, either in the Grand Dining Hall or in your room. You’ll be able to enjoy all the best junk foods America has to offer, as well as a Deluxe Bath Set waiting for you on your jetted tub.💦🛁

I tried my best to make this Bath Set look manly. 💪While putting it together, I thought of this amazing exchange from Psych:

Henry: “I have taken baths for years, Shawn. That is where I think. I’ve solved dozens and dozens of gruesome, gruesome murder cases sitting in a tub. FYI, historically, real men have always taken baths.”

Shawn: “Name one.”

Henry: “John Wayne. Rio Bravo. Bath.”

The Deluxe Bath Set comes with a wonderful lotion that’s perfect for a foot massage, which was mentioned by a few guys. (*Hint for all you loving wives! 😉)

As always, our movie library will be available for some added entertainment, and if you’d like, we will bring breakfast to your room. The King’s Lodge has a lovely dining area and is just perfect for a quiet meal together.👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨

The Father’s Day package is available for purchase here. While it can be purchased online, an online purchase doesn’t reserve a date for you, only the package itself. Please call to set up your actual reservation. (801)567-9437.😊

Happy early Father’s Day!!! Dads are just the absolute best!💘

The Wonderful Colors of Spring

May 22nd, 2018 by castlecreek

I have the feeling I’ll be going a little photo crazy from now until the end of summer. I just love the colors, the sunshine, and all the adorable decorations this time of year brings!😍

I’m especially in love with the little snail. Isn’t he the cutest?

Oh, and can you find Anthony Hopkins and Mary Hoppins? I spotted them while uploading the pictures. I still love the names so much!

My Favorite Treat in the World

May 22nd, 2018 by castlecreek

I so wish you could all taste these! They are so tangy and creamy. We may have to make up a few more pans just in case these all disappear while I’m still here. 😍😋😘

Castle Book Club?

May 22nd, 2018 by castlecreek

The Castle loves to be involved in our amazing community here in the Salt Lake Valley. We have such a unique, diverse society and we feel so blessed to be part of it.

One thing I’ve had my eyes opened to recently is how many aspiring writers we have in the state. Just this year we’ve rented rooms to somewhere around fifteen writers looking for a quiet, private place to finish books and other projects.

One thing they all had in common was the need for readers to give them feedback on drafts and rewrites without having to spend a fortune on a beta group. This got me wondering how I could encourage and help them. And I thought…

What about a Castle Book Club?

I LOVE to read. The experience of immersing yourself in a good book is incredibly satisfying. Especially if the story is brand-new and not well-known! I always feel like I’m in on a kind-of secret when I find a book like that.

I’d like to have a Castle Book Club dedicated to reading and critiquing local aspiring authors only. They would send me a copy of their manuscript to share with the club and we would give them feedback as we read each week. This would give us a chance to create close friendships as well as offer a valuable service to our fellow Utahns while being entertained.

It would likely begin this fall and be once a week, at a set time, in the Castle dining room. We wouldn’t be able to accommodate children for this, unfortunately. I don’t anticipate there being any cost to join the club, but we would probably have a lunch menu available for members to order food, drinks, and desserts. I haven’t made any concrete plans, so these details could change.

Watch for updates as I finalize my plans!

My Favorite Moments

May 22nd, 2018 by castlecreek

I love the evenings I get to spend at the Castle. This is my view as I wait for our guests to check in. There’s really nothing else like it. What a joyous life!

Tea Parties

May 22nd, 2018 by castlecreek

Our April tea parties were so much fun, we’ll now be having afternoon tea available Monday-Friday at noon. Just call us to reserve your table!

Announcing a Great Award

April 23rd, 2018 by castlecreek

We’re so happy to have been chosen for this awesome award! Thanks so much to Volkswagen SouthTowne. Check out their article

Mother’s Day Package Now Available

April 15th, 2018 by castlecreek

I’m so excited to announce our Mother’s Day package! It will go on sale beginning Monday.

Treat your dearest loved one, the woman who made you who you are today, to an unforgettable experience here at the Castle! Upon arrival, she’ll be shown to her overnight guest room and greeted with a warm, soothing tea or hot chocolate of her choice, and a half-dozen homemade chocolate-covered strawberries accompanied by a long-stem rose either in a vase or laid next to the tea tray–your choice!

She’ll enjoy that universally-coveted jetted bubble bath with our Deluxe Bath Set, then it’s dinner, and the dessert of her choice.

Though I personally prefer the gift of a solo night away for Mom, there will be an option to add a guest. You can’t go wrong with some romance or maybe even a girls’ night out.

Watch for the coming announcement with pricing and a link to purchase the Mother’s Day package online! I can’t wait for all of our sweet moms to enjoy the royal Castle treatment they so deserve!

A Wonderful Retreat! Thank you!

April 13th, 2018 by castlecreek

I think this was the most anxious and excited I’ve ever been for an event here at the Castle. About an hour before it started I just started taking pictures to calm my nerves. We covered such meaningful, raw, and sensitive topics and I wanted it to be just perfect and comfortable for all the incredible women who came! It was an amazing night with strong, inspiring women, and I’m so grateful to have been part of it. I can’t thank our wonderful attendees enough. You’re family now. 🌹 I’m so looking forward to the next one!💖


The Castle Dungeon

April 13th, 2018 by castlecreek

Happy Friday the 13th! A lot of guests ask or joke about a dungeon here at the Castle. What we’ve never told you before is that there is, in fact, a dungeon in the Castle. I don’t want to give you too much of a fright, so here’s a tiny glimpse inside!👻


April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

I have THE BEST NEWS for our 2-day countdown to the Women’s Support Retreat. Ladies, you might wanna sit down for this one!

I just spoke to the owner. Because this event deals with something so personal and emotional, she wants to thank those who are coming to share their stories and support the other women in attendance. The best way she felt she could do this is to enter all the names of our attendees in a drawing for A FREE NIGHT AT THE CASTLE!

Yes, you read that right. Every one of your names is immediately being entered.

If you’ve been on the fence about coming, hopefully this will influence your decision. We would love to see you tomorrow night, and there are a handful of tickets still available. If you’ve already purchased your ticket, you’re already in the drawing!

The best part is, she’s going to draw the name tomorrow morning and come to the event to PERSONALLY announce the winner. She’s very excited to meet you gals!

Make sure to get your ticket by tonight. She’ll be drawing the name early tomorrow to prepare the winner’s Gift Certificate. A link to purchase tickets is included in the event. You can also call if that’s easier for you (801)567-9437.

*Please note, you must attend the event to win. The winner will be announced only at the event, and not publicly.*

Can’t wait to see you!💖

3 Days!

April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

We’re 3 days away from the Women’s Support Retreat! I hope you’re as excited as I am for this awesome group of women to meet and have a raw discussion about the pain of pregnancy loss and infertility. It’s going to be wonderful! Let me know if you need assistance getting your tickets! There are still a handful left. 😘

Remember, if you have food allergies, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event begins (so by 6pm tomorrow evening).

Support Flowers

April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

Here’s an example of the beautiful material flowers that come in the infertility and miscarriage packages. Their symbolism will be discussed at the Event on Tuesday. These I photographed in my own home so please ignore the stray dog hairs. I didn’t notice them until I’d left the house!

Please note the amazing Ninja Turtles flower, a great example of how they’re custom made for each couple. Heidi knew they are my favorite superheroes and got this material special for my bouquet. 

I can’t wait to show you in real life on Tuesday! I’m so excited, guys, truly! See you all then!

Cherries, or no cherries?

April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

A cute couple last night asked for a banana split but without the strawberry topping or cherries. As a lover of cherries, I was sad at first, but I think it turned out beautiful with just the chocolate and caramel, and hopefully as delicious as it looked! What do you guys think? Does strawberry topping add or distract? Do you like a cherry on top? 😍

Of Lemon Squares and Heaven

April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

Oh man! I need to stop working on the nights the staff makes these glorious lemon squares. They’re going to be the death of me. Or at least the reason I can’t fall asleep tonight!😍

5-Day Countdown!

April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

Today begins the 5-day countdown to the wonderful Women’s Support Retreat! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. It seems like just yesterday we announced the date! In order to get everybody excited, I’ll be posting a few details each day until Tuesday.

First off, we do still have a few spots available, so get your tickets if you’re wanting to come. You can either call (801)567-9437 or order them online at:…/Reserva…/Lodging/RetailAndSpecials/5…


The retreat will be run by two of the most amazing, powerful women I’ve personally had the pleasure of associating with. Their names are Emily and Heidi, whom you glimpsed in a past post. Without disclosing too much (I have to save some for the rest of the countdown!), let me tell you a bit about these rock stars. 

Born and raised right here in the Salt Lake Valley, Emily is outdoorsy and adventurous. If I’m still around for the apocalypse, I definitely want to be in her camp, which I can guarantee she’ll be running safely and efficiently. She’s as fierce and strong-willed inside as she is outside.

Emily has suffered loss with four of her eight pregnancies. Two of those losses were stillbirths. I was able to attend both funerals and I can tell you this spiritual giant of a woman has learned the hard way to make building blocks out of tragedy and excruciating pain. She is fighting the good fight, teaching her children how to brave the storms of life and, not only survive, but thrive!

A successful professional woman, Emily somehow manages to balance family, work, and outreach wherein she blesses the lives of countless women by offering emotional and communal support. Don’t expect her support to come wrapped neatly in a box with a ribbon and bow. She will not sugarcoat anything. She knows that what a woman suffering loss needs is raw, unadulterated, naked truth. She acknowledges the pain of miscarriage and stillbirth with the words many of us only utter in prayer, or while crying alone, and will discuss with us the uphill battle that is survival and recovery.

Emily is great at transforming feelings into words. You will likely experience relief and entertainment simultaneously when you interact with her. She is real and loving and charitable and empathetic and beautiful, and your own beauty and determination will be strengthened by welcoming her into your life. She is an excellent person to have in your corner.

After suffering miscarriage, Heidi immediately knew she needed to reach out to others who were suffering pregnancy loss. She didn’t skip a beat in establishing her nonprofit, Footprints in My Heart, and creating care packages that she personally delivers to couples she either knows herself or hears about from family and friends. Her ability to mourn with those who mourn is stunning. Hers is the purest love.

Heidi is well-traveled and fluent in French. She understands various cultures and ways of viewing the world. She knows not everyone processes pain and loss the same way. She is an expert in finding many ways to succor those who cross her path. I guarantee you will feel welcome, comfortable, and at home in her presence no matter your background or current situation, as I always have.

At the retreat, Heidi will present many ways in which you can become involved in the nonprofit. She makes these beautiful material flower bouquets and other gifts for both the mother and father. There can never be too many hands helping with these awesome projects! She also has a care package for those suffering from infertility. There are many ways you can contribute your efforts to the cause.

First and foremost, Heidi wants to help YOU! If you would like to receive one of these care packages at the retreat, whether for pregnancy loss, infertility, or infant loss, please get in touch with us so we can get them ready for you. As always, these packages come free of charge. They are created from the goodness of this incredible woman’s heart.

I’ll post more about Emily and Heidi as we get closer to the event. I’ve included the event schedule below. Please take a look and let me know if there are any questions!

Women’s Support Retreat Event Schedule

Check-In: 4:00-6:00 PM
If you choose to reserve a guest room for the night, check-in goes from 4:00-6:00 PM. Guest room reservations are NOT required for you to attend the event. Each room can accommodate single or double occupancy and the cost can be split between guests who would like to share a room. You must call to reserve your room. Breakfast is included on the morning of the 11th for all guests staying overnight.
Guest Room: $99

Main Event: 6:00-8:00 PM
This part of the event will include welcome and introductions, dinner, our wonderful keynote speakers, a quick presentation about local charities and support groups, including information on how you can receive support and also become involved in supporting others who suffer from infertility or pregnancy loss, as well as an open discussion with all attendees.
*Guests who are attending the event, but not reserving an overnight room, please arrive between 5:45-6:00 PM.
Main Event: $35

Networking: 8:00 PM Until You Choose to Leave
Beginning at 8 o’clock, you’ll have the chance to network with our keynote speakers and the other attendees. There will be signup sheets for those interested in becoming involved with a support group. While this event is designed to connect women, please don’t worry if you’re shy and don’t like speaking in groups. You don’t have to speak or share anything personal if you prefer to just listen and participate in your own way!

Dinner Menu:
A variety of nonalcoholic beverages
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Potato Bar
Green Beans
*If you have food allergies, please include them in the “Preferences” section of your online reservation, or make sure to let our staff know if you purchase your ticket over the phone.
*Dinner is included for everybody at no additional cost.

Please note: The Women’s Support Retreat is for women ages 16 and up. Exceptions cannot be made for this event.

Thank you! We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Thor or Loki?

April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

Sometimes I help set the lights in the guest rooms. When I do, I can’t help but take pictures because everything is just so peaceful and lovely.

Today, I even set one of the TV’s (pictured below), which is unusual, but I’m getting pretty good at it. To test the Plex system, I turned on Thor: Ragnarok and watched a couple minutes to make sure everything is running smoothly.

That reminded me of a little debate that took place among the ladies of the Castle staff. We never did come to a conclusion, so maybe you can help us settle it.

Who is the true Asgardian beauty? Thor or Loki? I’ll be honest, my vote, though a close call, ultimately went to Loki.

Tea Party Invite

April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

Grandparents! You’re invited to get dressed up and bring your grandchildren (ages 3+) for a fancy Castle Tea Party! Parents, aunts and uncles are also invited. You’ll get to have your picture taken with the Princess of the Castle. Photos can be emailed to you at no additional charge.

For reservations, call: (801)567-9437

See dates, times, and other info at

Adults: $25
Children ages 3-12: $20

The Beautiful Veranda

April 9th, 2018 by castlecreek

This is the perfect time of year to talk about our beautiful Veranda. With wedding ceremonies, receptions, renewing of vows, birthday parties, and family reunions, we’re renting this baby out faster than we may be able to keep up with.

There are still a few finishing touches to be made, but it is fully functional and available for rent if you have a special occasion coming up this Spring, Summer, or Fall.

Did you know the entire Castle is available for rent as well? This rental includes our ten guest rooms, the dining room, front patio, backyard Veranda, and entire parking lot for your group.

One of the most common questions I receive is pricing for these entire-facility rentals. Multiple night rentals are crazy popular for couples with family flying in from out-of-town for their wedding. We do a lot of rehearsal dinner + ceremony + reception + wedding breakfast rentals. Lots of couples even stay through their honeymoon!

Though pricing varies for each group (those who use our caterers and additional services end up spending more than these prices) these are our typical rental prices:

Weekend: Friday & Saturday $2,999.00
Weekday: Monday-Thursday $2,499.00
*Additional weekday rentals after night one: $1,999.00

Veranda or Dining Room Rentals begin at:

Weekend: Friday & Saturday $129.00 / hour
Weekday: Monday-Thursday $99 / hour

Events are not available on Sundays at the Castle unless you’ve rented the entire facility for Saturday and Sunday. In which case, Sunday is half of the Saturday price. Staff and catering services are not available on Sundays.

See more information on both types of rentals available at:

Happy, Happy Easter

March 30th, 2018 by castlecreek

Happy Easter!🐇🐣🌺

This post is a couple days early because I’ll be spending Easter weekend with my family and won’t have a chance to post again until Monday. I’ll miss hanging out with you all on here. You always make my day!😘

I hope you’re able to enjoy this wonderful Holiday and begin the coming week rejuvenated and at peace with the world. May you be filled with love. 💖

For those not celebrating, I hope your weekend is special in its own way and that you’re able to begin the week with new energy and excitement for life. 🕊

Isn’t life beautiful? We all have challenges, but we also have each other. I’m so grateful for that, especially during this season of renewal and grace. Thanks to each of you for brightening my life. 🌞🌟

Alright, I’ll “see” you all in a couple days! Once again…

Happy Easter!💕

I Truly Can’t Help Myself

March 30th, 2018 by castlecreek

I know I said I was going to control myself with the excessive Ultimate Romance Package photos, but just look at this adorable little Easter bunny! The owner got him special for the package because it was so close to Easter Sunday. I’m beside myself.

I don’t even use this phrase, but “You guys… I just can’t!”

Once I took his photo, I had to snap the rest of the package. After all, it’s set up in my favorite room and looks so amazing. 

Sometimes I feel bad for giving Ivanhoe so much attention. It’s kind-of spoiled that way. But it gets away with it because it’s just so handsome. (I guess you could say Ivanhoe is like the Brad Pitt of Castle guest rooms. )

Anyway, I just saw that we have another Ultimate Romance Package on Saturday. Looks like we’re gonna have to find another adorable bunny!