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Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
love2trvlCininnati from: Cininnati
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Sep, 23, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Zion Ponderosa Ranch is awesome!
My friends and I loved this place! The cabin we stayed in was perfect for my friends and I. The resort was loaded with activities and has a restaurant on site which is helpful if you don’t want to cook or go far to eat. The location was great for road trips to Bryce and Zion National Parks. We booked a few activities at the recreation barn on site and could not have been happier with our excursions. You started right from the resort for most of them or you only needed to take a short drive down the highway depending on the activity. My friends and I highly recommend Zion Ponderosa Ranch!!
Amyliz07 from: Southeast, Michigan
Published Date: Sep, 13, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Authentic Western feel
We stayed in a cabin suite, which was clean, spacious and private. It included its own fire pit and outdoor chairs, and a front porch with a clean, plastic picnic table. The Ponderosa definitely offers an authentic Western feel. The property is huge, and just going for a walk to look at all the accommodations and sights is a treat. There are mule deer traipsing through, birds and great stargazing (though there are a few bright lights dotted through the property). The pools and hot tubs and yard are gorgeous, with places to sit in the sun and in the shade. The site is just outside the eastern entrance of Zion NP, and it takes about 30 minutes, with no traffic, to get to the Zion Visitor’s Center (to park and pick up the shuttles). It is such a magnificent, scenic ride, and the park shuttle does not go to the east entrance, so you’re in for a treat you wouldn’t otherwise see if you exclusively shuttle in and out. The disadvantage is that there is one ‘restaurant’ between the east entrance and the Ponderosa, so be sure that you pick up groceries or hit the restaurants in Springdale, as your choices are limited once you get into the park and beyond. The food at the Ponderosa restaurant is decent, with large portions. They bring in pizza for an offering from about Thursday-Monday. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend the Ponderosa, it is great for a family with big and small kids alike. There is so much to do there when you aren’t hiking in Zion.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 4
- Service: 5
405pams from: Beverly, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 9, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Great access to east side of Zion
We chose this accommodation based on its location. We really enjoyed being on the east side of the park. Less crowded and easier access into the park. Also, great access to some hikes that start near here. We also did a 1/2 day canyon tour with East Zion adventures which I highly recommend. We stayed in a cabin suite which was perfect for 3 adults. We wanted an on-suite bathroom. But I’m sure the glamping spots are nice as well. We enjoyed the pool every afternoon and there is plenty of other activities for families - mini golf, etc. The resort did not feel crowded at all despite being quite full. It’s a bit of a drive to get up here but, again, access to the East side of Zion is a bonus!
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Great resort with great employees!
Great spot for a family to stay with kids of all ages. The amenities were all done well and even though they may be understaffed (like most places are right now) you would never know with how positive and kind their staff still treat people. Especially impressed with Charles, the most positive and hun person you could ever meet!
dawnfitzpm from: Silverton, Oregon
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
The cabin was great
We had a cabin and it was pleasant and comfortable. The queen bunk beds were a bit awkward to get in and out of and the ladder for the top bunk was not secured and fell down as we tried to use it. So many activities here. The 2 pools and 2 hot tubs were very nice.