By now you’ve probably heard that SXSW-goers got to enjoy HBO's immersive Westworld experience over the weekend. Yes, the premium channel brought its hit television show to life in the J. Lorraine Ghost Town Manor just outside of Austin in anticipation of its new season, which premieres April 22. Hoards of iPhone wielding influencers and fans were bussed in to a replica of Sweetwater, the fictional theme park's town, to watch sentient robot cowboys and saloon dwellers perform shoot outs, serve whiskey, deal cards, and do more things that sound very PG compared to what Maeve would actually condone. If you have no idea what any of that means, carry on.
For superfans who missed the opportunity to vist Westworld, we're sorry. Though it looks like you can still have another chance to partake in a Westworld setting, but in a totally unrelated way.
Those who want to dig even deeper into their obsession (and into their pocketbook), can head to the high-end Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Colorado for a Westworld themed getaway this spring.
The resort was founded by John Hendricks, the founder and former chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, and is located on the Colorado and Utah border, near the Palisade rock formation, which is where many of Westworld's scenes are shot.
The Westworld Package includes cigars and ingredients for Moscow mules and sherry cocktails for your room, horseback riding, a campfire dinner at Palisade Ranch with Wild West tales as entertainment, and a choice of skeet shooting, archery, or laser tag, along with a massage at the spa.
The package will set couples back $999 per night, and that's based on a three-night stay between May 1 and September 30. It's pricey, but the resort is also home to numerous luxury amenities including its own helicopter lift pad, numerous restaurants, guided outdoor activities, and views to die for.
To book, call 866-671-4733, and use the code ‘west’ when booking.