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Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Stanley O from: topeka
Published Date: Jan, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
back home on the ranch
Top notch, reasonable prices, great food, very nice people and the place is spotless. Lots of things to do on the ranch (horseback riding, climbing, swimming pool) so 2-3 days is a very fun filled stay.
Beth092 from: Minneapolis, MN
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Not much to do in winter
Our room (a cabin) was nice, but given the lack of activities in the off season, overpriced. Wifi was very weak. The restaurant is mediocre but friendly and convenient. The hostess was often away from the host stand doing other things.
Check in was slow, the person working the desk was on break, out smoking and getting lunch. Strange for a place supposedly active and outdoorsy to have a smoker be the first staff we encounter. Before arrival I tried ending, calling, and using the chat feature on the website and was unable to reach anyone regardless of time of day, and got no response to my email.
The activities advertised on the website were misleading. I believe the website even boasted that winter is a great time to visit, but in reality the majority of activities were totally closed for the winter, even though the website showed availability. We booked a hike which was canceled, but no one told us that, so we showed up ready to go and then finally someone told us it had been canceled. I even inquired about it at check in (same day) and the person checking us in didn't know it had been canceled. Overall very poor communication.
The property is beautiful, on top of the mountain right outside the park entrance. Note that it costs $30 to drive through the park. The park itself is pretty awesome.
If you go in the off-season, I'd recommend choosing one of the cheaper, smaller motels near the park entrance since there was really no benefit to being on the larger property.
Direwolf73 from: Richmond, Virginia
Published Date: Dec, 24, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Back again and this time stayed
In 2017 we stayed only a night couldnt even scratch the service. In 2019 I stayed alone for three nights and two whole days and still so much out there. It was a great time with amazing service from everyone involved. Even better I had booked a wagon that they did not even use anymore so I got upgraded to a nicer wagon at same price. Super amazing service. East Zion Adventures provided me with a great first horseback ride at sunset and this was just overall an amazing time!! This is one of the best places to stay in south Utah.
- Rooms: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
Jeron E from: Clinton, Utah
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Nov, 5, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
I have stayed in several resorts all over the world but this place makes you feel at home! Wonderful location and the amenities are superb! Wildlife everywhere and you can have a fire out side you accommodations to give you the camping aspect! Truly amazing place! Better then any other resort around Zions!
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
So let me just start by saying I am a city boy. This place is awesome and only 3 1/2 hr drive from Las Vegas. I know nothing about camping so we opted for the cabin suite while our friends who are experienced campers went with a tent. Everyone here is so nice and helpful. Grounds are beautiful with lots to do from horse back riding to games and playing with baby goats. Only negative was we went with a group of 25 and made reservation way in advance so we could all be together, but we were all spread out on the property. I recommend you call a few days prior to confirm your location on the camp ground if you are traveling with others.