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Zion Mountain Ranch
nicksG4375ZE from: Cornwall, New York
Published Date: Nov, 4, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
beautiful setting but Not near entrance to Zion national park.
So my family of 5 stayed here for 2 nights in August of 2019. The setting was beautiful and the cabin we stayed in was spacious and luxurious. The issue with this place is it is about 30-40 minute car drive to the Zion visitor center and its best to get to Zion first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds on the trails. If you want to watch the buffalo heard and don't care about Zion national park, this place would be ideal.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 3
- Service: 3
simon-t8t from: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 30, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
We only stayed for one night after a day at the National Park, and wished we could have stayed longer. The cabins are cosy and well equipped. The ranch is interesting and a great place to stay. Check in was friendly quick and helpful. We also really enjoyed the restaurant.
dougnjo from: London, United Kingdom
Published Date: Oct, 29, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Fabulous stay at the Ranch
We stayed for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom lodge and it was perfect! We loved the views of the Bison on the hills and being able to feed the horses and baby bison Betsy any time. The lodge was very comfortable, warm and luxurious. We were sorry not to be able to stay longer! I took the advice of other reviews and left food either in the car or very securein the cupboards. My husband didnt believe me and as expected we had some mice in the kitchen who sadly found the S'mores and my gloves! But it wasnt a surprise!
The bathrooms were fabulous too. The restaurant was rustic but very tasty. The breakfasts were fantastic as was the evening meal. Only complaint was perhaps to have cushions on the chairs which were cold to sit on.
We did the early morning Hillside Ride which was AMAZING! Highly recommend even as someone who rarely sits on a horse but advice is to wrap up and wear gloves and warm shoes not trainers!
Marie H from: Calgary, Canada
Published Date: Oct, 25, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
I travelled to Zion recently from Vegas where I was speaking at a conference and wanted to spend a couple of days hiking in the National Park. My travel agent suggested this accommodation and I must say that I was disappointed. As mentioned in some of the other reviews, I stayed in a smaller cabin that was across the highway, with limited to no internet reception, and felt isolated. After hiking solo all day in the park, it felt very lonely to return to no TV or internet (but perhaps others would enjoy this!). I agree that it did not have the "ranch" feel that I was hoping for, the accommodations are sparse / outdated, the sofa in my room had limited support, and the location outside of the east end of the park was very far from any other amenities. I did not eat in the hotel restaurant and next time will find accommodations in Springdale, closer to the park and various other restaurants and amenities.
- Location: 2
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 4
R2063NGanthonyv from: New York City, New York
Published Date: Oct, 22, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
The cabin was spacious, and as someone else noted, the hot water was more than adequate. Parking next to the cabin was convenient. The views of the stars at night were exquisite, since there was so little light pollution. Heating was good, definitely a plus since it was chilly outside!
Restaurant had a great menu of local, farm-to-table items. Good wine selection (key after driving for 4+ hours from Monument Valley) too.
But let's face it, I'm a sucker for seeing baby animals being hand-fed and seeing Betty the bison being fed her dinner was just too much. ;) The daily staff meeting (aka the herd on the property) was fun to watch and made for a great backdrop.
Would definitely recommend!
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 4
- Service: 4