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Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
MontaukSurfer from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
East Zion Ranch "Experience"
If you are driving your own 40 footer with a half dozen quads in tow, this is the place for you!
COMPLETE disregard for ANY social distancing, face masks or personal safety. Not a single employee exhibited any concern or care for themselves or their guests. The lobby and restaurant are WAY too confined to allow any social distancing. No guest was found to wear a mask and no one is maintaining any personal space.
The cabins could have been pleasant. However, we were in #14 which had tobacco stains all over the carpet and limited kitchen amenities. Basically it's a "bring your own" type of establishment.
The grounds around the cabin could use a good weed wack. I would bring a cycle bar, if I ever return, to allow for some space around the picnic table and camp stove.
As for supplies, carry in your own refreshments, food and utensils. The nearby town (30 minutes away) has got a gas station to buy some beer and pretzels. Slim pickings can be found at the tiny mart store. Triple the cost at the Ponderosa Ranch.
- Value: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great Family Time
First, I am NOT a camper. I don't like dirt, uncomfortable surroundings, or days without showers so if I LOVED this place, you will, too. Great family time. This place has everything to keep you busy, and a quiet spot for you if you decide you don't want to be busy. Great for families to reconnect and to have lots of choices. Our three teens were engaged in all the activities we chose to do off site and had fun exploring the amenities on site. Paint balling, canyoneering, jeep touring, swimming, pickle ball playing, zip lining, campfires, pool, ping pong, miniature golf, horseback riding, even Capture the Flag . . .at NIGHT! The glamping tents were as advertised. Wonderful accommodations for us who do not like "full camping", roomy enough for 5 fully grown people. Plus the showers were private and CLEAN. The restrooms were also clean and spacious. A small store on site for essentials left at home. EVERYONE tries to make you feel welcome and the guides were all professional and experienced. Can't recommend it enough. You won't be disappointed. The place was running at full capacity, yet we never felt like we were on top of anyone. A haven in the midst of this pandemic.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Cheryl P from: San Diego
Published Date: Jul, 4, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Great experience and perfect for families!
We absolutely loved our time at the ranch. We stayed the first 2 nights in a Glamping Tent which was really cool but the wind was so loud that we decided to move to a Cowboy Cabin. This has queen bunk beds which are fun...except there's no railing on the top bunk so it's a bit scary with kids!!
The best part of the ranch though is all of the activities and things to do with the kids! We did ziplining, a pony ride, a 1 hour trail ride, miniature golf, swimming, pool/ping pong at the Rec Barn....we were never bored!
The wranglers are the absolutely best and so friendly! They are always willing to hang with the kids and let them pet the horses or feed the goats! My kids never wanted to leave!
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4
vnhaas92 from: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Published Date: Jun, 28, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
We were staying in a gated community not even 5 mins away from here so we came to check out the pool. Make sure you pay in the main lobby, not the pool itself. It was $5.00 for the day and they said there was no weekly pass, although my brother and his wife went two days after us and they paid $10.00 and they said they could come back all week. I guess the workers make up the rules as they please. But all in all, the pool was great and a much needed break from the heat and hiking. Only downside is this is a family resort, so there were a lot of noisy kids who were splashing constantly. The worker at the pool was super friendly and seemed to really enjoy her job.
Lisa R from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Beautiful resort. Excellent customer service! Will definitely return! We tent camped...bathrooms were clean. So much to do within walking distance. Dutch oven dinner was amazing! Zion is absolutely breathtaking!