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Zion Mountain Ranch
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 11, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Perfect ranch cabin near Zion and Bryce
Gorgeous ranch with sweet cabins. Ours had a large soaking tub to relax in after a day in one of the parks. The ranch has a restaurant featuring their own produce, bison meats and fish from the ranch. Gift shop is nice and has high end bath products and souvenirs. There are horses, Buffalo, mini horses, rabbits, a fire pit, pond, geese , gardens and a greenhouse that is sometimes open for dining. Great place for kids and adults alike! There is no tv, signal but they do have wifi. Views from the cabins are really nice and include the east entrance to Zion in the distance. Cabins are clean and well appointed. Loved our stay!
weaver111 from: North Saint Paul, Minnesota
Published Date: Oct, 7, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Did not live up to expectations
I was disappointed with our experience at Zion Mountain Ranch (ZMR). The room heater made so much noise we had to turn it off. When the heater ran, it gave off a foul smell that did not subside. We decided it was better not to ryn the heater. Unfortunately, the temperature in the unit dropped to the low 60's making it uncomfortable. The TV did not work. Wifi was not available. The seal on the front door was not flush with the door frame so we could see the outside. The opening was large enough mice could make their way into the unit.
- Value: 1
- Location: 5
- Service: 1
michelem846 from: Hugo, Minnesota
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
No bison this time around!
This is our second stay. The first time we stayed was October 2020. We had loved our stay last year so we booked again hoping for the same experience. However, we did not get the same experience this time. There were no bison in the main pasture, we were told that it’s mating season and the bison have broken several sections of the fence. However we did not see any broken sections of fence. Last October it was mating season and the bison free-roamed around the range and even walked by our cabin. This was THE reason we stayed at this ranch a second time. Also this year I was not allowed to take a wine out of the restaurant to the fire pit like I was last October. I was told by restaurant staff that I would have to consume my wine in the restaurant, which is not what I wanted to do as last year I was able to drink it by the fire. I understand where they come from but I was expecting to be able to drink a wine by the fire pit. One other suggestion would be to build a shelter for the horses when it’s sunny/hot, raining or snowing. Other than these items, we did enjoy our stay. The reception staff were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The Great Pyrenees dogs are still awesome, and the location is so peaceful.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 4, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
While the website leaves much unanswered,, this property is beautiful and our cabin had everything we needed. The views are phenomenal. Restaurant is delicious and picturesque. We found it nice to stay in East Zion because we were able to get away from the Zion crowds and soak in rural views. Kid horseback riding was great. Chickens, rabbits, horses, bison, miniature horses, vegetable gardens…. Just a lovely place. We got groceries in Springdale at Sol Foods. They have everything you need albeit at a high price.
ByHolly from: Norwalk, Connecticut
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 27, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Think there will be buffalo here during your stay? Think again!
Had they made good on their promise that buffalo would actually be out grazing during our stay at the pasture-front cabin we booked, I wouldn’t have minded paying $2500 for a 3-night stay. We booked ZMR SPECIFICALLY for the buffalo experience.
But the moment we checked in, we were told it was “mating season” and the bulls were too frisky to be out in the pasture, so they moved the herd someplace down the road. They also claimed that a couple of the males had broken a few fence poles. We saw neither broken fence poles nor any workmen during our 3-day stay.
For sure, paying $2,500 for 3 nights in Cabin 156 — WITHOUT buffaloes — is absolute robbery. The cabin is furnished like a frat house, with mismatched draperies, second-hand furniture, and walls in disrepair. The utensils in the kitchen were thrift-store quality, and the bath/shower was so unappealing we didn’t want to use it. It is outrageous and unreasonable that they provide such poor quality accommodations. Oh, and they removed the wall thermostats so what you get is what you get temperature-wise.
Again, had the buffaloes been there, we would have overlooked everything else. And since they know they don’t put the buffaloes out during mating season, they should have told me at booking. It’s a buffalo farm; they know their cycles. Failure to disclose that information, and instead promising a unique experience, is fraudulent.
Although the location is quiet and off the beaten path, I feel completely taken advantage of by ZMR. Patrons beware.