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Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
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Has Great Potential But Needs Some TLC
User: TravelShan from: California
Published Date: Aug, 21, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
The RV campground needs some love. Grass areas are partially mowed and very uneven as are the rv parking spots. In addition, the campfire ring had been moved leaving ashes around the site. The activities staff were all very nice, however, some of the staff in the front office were rude. The restaurant caters to employees, so much that we had one step in front of us in line and was even helped before us. Another time we walked up to place an order and was told we would have to wait as the employee was only taking employee orders. The food was delicious though. The pool is nice but heavily chlorinated and burned our eyes within minutes. In my opinion activities need to be reduced in price, especially the miniature golf, the rv sites need updating and there needs to be more training of seasonal staff.

Don't camp here!
User: mommylonglegs43 from:
Published Date: Aug, 14, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 1
We camped here in 2015, and loved it. It had great access to Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon, with showers, laundry and a pool to boot. Everything was in walking distance, and we had the time of our lives. We just returned from staying there, and I can't imagine a more horrific experience. They've moved all the campsites to a location too far from the pool to comfortably walk. They haven't finished the dirt work, so there are piles of dirt everywhere. We haven't gotten to the worst part: JEEPS. I started being spammed on my text before I arrived for jeep tours, but little did I know that I would be sleeping with them. Our supposedly secluded tent site was on the jeep superhighway, with loud, incessant motoring occurring until late at night and starting as early as 6 a.m. every morning. It literally drove me mad. Not to mention the flies, which made me suspect the tents were also located next to their dump. NEVER AGAIN. I think their cabins or vacation homes might still hold some allure for those that don't camp, and if you aren't enough of a hiker to own your own tevas or have a hiking pole, they rent shoes and these really big sticks.

Lots to do and good location
User: MamaHurl from: Atascadero, California
Published Date: Aug, 10, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We stayed in a cabin suite with three grandkids, ages 9-11, and had a great time. The cabin was clean, comfortable and convenient with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The kids enjoyed zip lining, rock wall climbing and swimming in the two pools. It’s located just east of Zion National Park and close enough to Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks National Monument for day trips.

Zion Family Get-Away
User: Wayne K from: Granite Bay, California
Published Date: Aug, 6, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Zion Ponderosa Ranch was the perfect place for our family vacation. My wife and I stayed in one of the Cabin Suites while my daughter's family camped at one of the camp sites. The ranch has many varied activities for both children and adults which is nice for the grandparents watching the little ones. The food and service in the restaurant was exceptional and having a free breakfast every morning was wonderful! You can tell the people love working at the resort. They are very friendly and very accommodating. Zion Pondersosa Ranch Resort is a wonderful spot for a family vacation!

TOP resort for families
User: Gisela_2292 from: Munich, Germany
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 3, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We stayed there only for one night, as stopover for our road trip. I choose this place because of the good reviews and the price. Reception staff is very friendly and explained everything for us. It’s really a huge resort with a restaurant and many activities you can join. Unfortunately we didn’t had the time for it. The pool area is amazing but busy as well. It’s really a good resort for families but I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a quiet place to relax. There is a lot of action everywhere. We booked an RV Site which had an amazing landscape view. WIFI signal was unfortunately poor at this site. Toilets and showers were nearby but unfortunately not clean. I couldn’t find information about the cleaning hours but as the facilities are nearby the pool area, I guess that pool guests were using the toilets as well. And you can imagine how toilets look like when people go there totally wet. There were even a few toilets which were blocked, toilet paper was laying around everywhere. It didn’t make a very good first impression of it. We went for dinner at Rays Restaurant. The staff is really more than friendly and helpful. They were really busy but still tried to meet all the guest needs. We were invited for complimentary salad bar as we were waiting long time for our food. We ordered chicken wings and chicken breast with beans. It was all very delicious. In the morning at departure we saw deer at the property - so cute! At Rays Restaurant you can get breakfast from 7 am in the morning. We just took a quick coffee to go. So I can’t say anything about the breakfast. Allover a very nice stay - next time for a few more days to enjoy all the actvities.
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