Luxury resort affects local community

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Locals have known for generations what makes the Upper North Platte River Valley special: 360-degree sunsets in colors so vivid they seem unreal, sagebrush taller than a grown man, untouched terrain that spans the Sierra Madres and alpine lakes at 10,000 feet.

Regional treasures go by appropriate acronyms. The GEM, for example, is short for the Grand Encampment Museum. For decades, Carbon County was one of Wyoming’s best-kept secrets, but as of late, some of the world’s elite have started to take notice.

Just this summer, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Princess Beatrice of York visited what was once empty prairie, but is now a luxury resort for supermodel Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner’s wedding. Kushner, perhaps, learned about Brush Creek Ranch from his brother, Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has frequented the area with his wife, Ivanka Trump.

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Category: Tourism, Resorts