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Zion Mountain Ranch
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Fantastic Ranch Vacation
User: cherylsU5449YW from:
Published Date: Jun, 27, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
My husband, daughter and I spent 4 nights at ZMR so we could explore Zion, Bryce and the surrounding areas. From the moment we arrived, every one of the staff members we came in contact with made us feel welcome. We arrived a bit early and had some time before our cabin was ready for occupancy so we decided to take a look around. Having a horse farm of our own, my daughter and I were immediately drawn to the paddock housing two mares and their young foals. As we were admiring and petting them, Tim told us we could get some carrots from the front desk to feed them…needless to say, we wasted no time. I have to say all of their horses and animals were obviously well cared for and happy. Spending time with their sweet dogs, Rex and the puppies, was always a highlight of the day! The first night we had dinner at Cordwood and we all thoroughly enjoyed our selections. My daughter had the pasta, my husband the filet, and I had the top sirloin special, which was served over pistachio bread pudding…absolutely superb! The combination of flavors and textures was flawless. While we were at dinner, one of the mares was brought to the grassy area next to the main building with her foal. Guests were encouraged to interact with them under the supervision of one of the wranglers, Taylor. As we waited for our chance to get close after dinner, we had a lovely chat with Ashley, the manager, regarding their horse program. We sincerely appreciated her willingness to spend time with us and were very impressed with her extensive knowledge and experience. We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom Preserve Cabins and it was the perfect size for the three of us. I really liked that it provided my daughter with her own bedroom and full bath upstairs so we never felt like we were on top of each other. The cabin was clean, the furnishings very comfortable and the kitchenette allowed us to have a quick hot breakfast and coffee before we began our daily explorations. Upon arrival we had an issue with the lock on the front door and advised the front desk on our way to dinner. Within a half hour of returning to our cabin that evening, maintenance arrived to fix it. One of the highlights of our stay was the two-hour Windmill South Trail Ride to Parunaweap Canyon. We were thrilled to find out that Taylor would be our guide as we had spent quite a bit of time chatting with her when she brought the mares and foals out in the evenings. She was absolutely phenomenal and made it one of the most enjoyable and fun trail rides we’ve been on! We loved talking horses and sharing stories with her as we rode. Each of us was paired with a perfect mount that was very well trained and in great condition. The two hours flew by as we rode up the mountainside and back with great company and surrounded by beautiful scenery…especially the view from the top of the canyon. We were all very sad when we had to leave because our experience at ZMR was exceptional from beginning to end.
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Beautiful but needs TLC
User: Lisa A from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 15, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 2
The location was peaceful and beautiful with resident horses and colts.The architecture of our cabin was interesting but required immediate maintenance. Although sanitary in the bathrooms, the interior is just old and dirty. No television service and only personal internet. The pricey restaurant is wonderful. Our trail ride with perfect.

Family trip to Bryce & Zion
User: 880nf from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 11, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
They have an amazing location if you want to explore both Zion and Bryce. It could just be so much better. The service was disappointing. Many staff members just seemed like they couldn’t be bothered or were simply grumpy. The food was ok. The cabins have so much potential to be amazing but just lack the attention. All in all it just could be a wonderful place but fell short in many ways, from service to food, general helpfulness… If you do venture there, the website oversells it, so lower your expectations. On the positive side if they put in some more effort and expenditure, it does have lots of potential to be great. The horse ride we took was our highlight.

5 Star Plus Restaurant!
User: kevin m from: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 31, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We had a first class gourmet meal served by the lovely efficient and helpful Jessie ✌️ The best Caesar salad and special soup, chuck roast special as good as it gets followed by seven layer carrot cake😎 Thank you Two happy campers Kevin & Elaine

Wonderful experience at Zion Mt Ranch
User: J7512MQemilyd from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 29, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
We recently stayed at the Zion Mountain Ranch. We had a wonderful time. Our initial impression when we pulled up was excitement when we saw the dogs roaming around, the roosters, the bunnies, the cute baby horse the mini horses, and the open landscape, it was just a beautiful site. Our cabin was spacious and we were happy to have 2 King sized beds for our family of 4. We ate in the restaurant several times and were impressed with their delicious gourmet food. We did a horseback ride which was a fun experience with friendly & knowledgeable guides. We had an issue with our door that was addressed promptly. We are very happy with our stay at ZMR.

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