travel & adventure

Touring An Ice Castle

midway-ice-castle Since moving to Utah, we’ve been trying to find extraordinary things to do. It’s really not difficult given all the beautiful state has to offer. Emmett and I spiced up date night and toured an ice castle earlier this week! Some of you commented on my Instagram story and snapchat, requesting details, and I wanted to follow through because this place is pure magic. Click through for gorgeous images and all the deets!


ice-castle Luckily, Midway Ice Castle is only 30 minutes from our house. I tried to time our visit to coordinate with the sunset. I have to say- I did a pretty good job because the sky turned the most beautiful shades of cotton candy! I’ve tried to put the images in order chronically within the post, so you can sort of experience it.

ice-castle-fun I don’t even know what’s happening in the above image. We wanted a photo, but clearly we weren’t ready. Either that or I was pretending Emmett was the abominable snowman (er, iceman?)… either way, we look ridiculous. It’s hard to show the scale of this place in photos, so I wanted to pop some people into a few of the images to give you a sense for the size.


travel-ice-castle The ice castle kind of resembles a maze… there are plenty of tunnels, nooks, crannies, and corridors to explore.

Cue the cotton candy sky!! I wouldn’t lie to you about that sunset. It was so gorgeous, photos don’t really do it justice.

ice-castle-sunset Below, I’m not really sure where this kid came from and I can assure you he’s not peeing, but I loved the composition of the photo too much not to share. Speaking of little ones, they even had ice slides and obstacles for kids. If you’re considering making a family day or night of this, it’s definitely well suited for everyone.



ice-castle-and-night-sky After the sun went down, the inside of the castle started to glow. This place is engineered with a light show and sound to add to the experience.



multi-colored-ice-castle Pretty magical, right? The only thing we thought they were missing was a bar. How cool would it be to sip a hot cocktail and meander around this place?


ice-castle-and-dark-sky After wandering through the ice castle for almost an hour, we made a night of it and had dinner with friends in Park City. I’m sort of hoping this becomes a winter tradition, because it was way too much fun!

lit-ice-castle It’s definitely going to be hard to top this one. Has anyone else visited an ice castle? What are some of your favorite winter adventures or date traditions?

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    January 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Very cool! My family and I are going to Park City next month and I’ve been looking for other beautiful places to visit while we’re there. I may have to check this out :)

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    January 6, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    WOWOWOW! We just got home from a visit to Park City. Wish I would’ve seen this post BEFORE we left. Well, next year! Thanks for the tip, and the jaw-dropping photos!

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      January 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Definitely next time!! It’s beautiful in person. xo

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    Allison H
    January 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    wow!! that is gorgeous!!! if we are ever up north we will definitely have to make a trip here! so neat!

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      January 6, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      So cool, right?! I would highly suggest. xo

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    Live Simply by Annie
    January 7, 2017 at 6:11 am

    This is too incredible!! Thanks for sharing girl!

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    January 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    What an ethereal experience, Sarah. Thanks to you and Emmett for sharing this unbelievably beautiful destination (and now annual tradition for you two). Cheers and Happy New Year, Ardith

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    January 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful photos, I’m so inspired to create something after seeing them!

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    January 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Waaaaayy too cool! Thanks for sharing!

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    January 9, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    amazing! great shots.

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      January 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you! xo

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