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Homestead Resort to donate mattresses

Mattresses go to local charities as resort upgrades

Legacy Resorts-owned and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts-managed property, Homestead Resort, is taking the opportunity to give back to the community as upgrades are made. The Homestead selected various local non-profit organizations to receive a donation of 150 mattresses.

"As a significant employer in the Heber Valley, Legacy Resorts regularly engages in opportunities to give back to the beautiful community in which we are fortunate to live and work," said Steve Eddington, managing partner of Legacy Resorts and owner of Midway’s Homestead and Zermatt resorts, in a press release. "We recognize that mattresses are costly items that are in demand by many non-profits, so we were pleased to have a substantial quantity to contribute."

The recipients include St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Wasatch County School District’s Refugee Program, the Salvation Army, various Latter-day Saints wards and employees.

"The mattress donation was very helpful for us," said Sue Carlton, Director of St. Lawrence Thrift Store comments. "We were able to sell them to our customers, boosting the viability of St. Lawrence Thrift Store, an important asset to the Heber Valley community."

The 125-year-old Homestead Resort is in the midst of a four-month closure while significant upgrades are made to the properties. Multiple guest room enhancements include replacing mattresses.

Mattress donations were made in late January to the selected non-profits. All mattresses that were deemed in good condition were donated.

The Homestead Resort’s anticipated reopening is on schedule with guest rooms completed for occupancy beginning March 30. Lobby and conference facilities will reopen shortly thereafter. For more information regarding Gemstone properties visit or

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