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Zion Mountain Ranch
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Great for kids; temper your expectations.
User: downdarabbithole from: Orange County, California
Published Date: Nov, 29, 2020
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
We stayed at ZMR the week of Thanksgiving 2020 in cabins 108 and 153. PROS: Separate cabins. Lots of animals to see (ducks, chickens, bison, horses, ponies, deer, even puppies when we went!). Lots of open space to enjoy. Serviceable WiFi. Really cool stove in each cabin keeps it nice and toasty. Plenty of hot water for showers. CONS: Cabins were somewhat in a state of disrepair (certain lights didn't work, toilets like to clog, no sink stopper, shower head was sticking out of the wall, window locks were broken) and not as clean as I would have liked. Terrible water pressure (though family who stayed in cabin 149 said their water pressure was fantastic). OTHER THINGS WORTH NOTING: Re: Covid protocols - Non existent. Only a few staff people wore masks. I come from an urban environment so this was weird, but it didn't bother me since I had little contact with the ranch staff. The cabins don't get cleaned every day though someone does come at the end of each day to freshen towels and throw out trash. This area is CRAZY dark at night so if you're driving in for the first time in the evening there won't be any visible signs to tell you where you are. Make sure you understand the location of ZMR. For me, the location was good especially for the kids, but for others it might not be close enough to the heart of Zion National Park. Also, be aware that there's really nowhere to eat around here except their onsite restaurant Cordwood (see my separate review of Cordwood).
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Hidden Gem In Utah
User: Holliem1102 from: San Francisco, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 28, 2020
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
This place is a hidden gem in Utah. Located right next time Zion National Park, there is tons of nature to enjoy. COVID: Some reviews on here are complaining about a lack of masks. Overall, I found most people we were in direct contact with (servers and housing keeping) wore masks. I’ve come to realize you can’t force anyone to wear a mask as everything becomes too political. We stuck to takeout, wiped down our cabin with Clorox wipes, wore masks and felt safe. Keep in mind, you have your own cabin here so you’re not in a shared elevator, nor are you sharing ventilation like you would at a traditional hotel.

ZMR trail ride
User: G6893TNlesliek from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 28, 2020
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
We had better than expected 2 hour trail ride with wrangler, Emily. The horses were well trained and sure footed. We liked the surroundings and views. Emily matched our experience with the horses, checked our tack and comfort more than once, offered to take our photos, was friendly and informative. We stopped at the ZMR restaurant afterwards for the best bison burgers ever. Highly recommend this ranch for horse ride and meal!

Zion Mountain Ranch Restaurant
User: Gallivantress from: Houston, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2020
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
My husband and I really enjoyed our late lunch at the Zion Mountain Ranch which is on the road to Zion National Park. The setting in the cafe is rustic with a great views of the ranch and the animals  that live there. The bison burger was delicious as was the grilled salmon.  One thing to note is that if you order wine in any of the restaurants near the park it is pretty expensive. Our server Henry was especially gracious and helpful   

No mask policy in gift shop
User: Francika218 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2020
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
We stopped in at the gift shop after driving through Zion. Completely agree with other reviews—no employees were wearing masks. In fact, we felt we were being judged for wearing masks. The utter disregard for public health and safety is tragic and reprehensible, particularly during a known COVID surge in the area. I met people in and around Zion who didn’t agree with mask policies, but complied for public safety reasons.

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