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Zion Mountain Ranch
Excursion572914 from: Kansas City, Kansas
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Sep, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Excellent with two exceptions
Me and a few friends of mine decided to do some hiking in Utah and picked this place because of the location and ability to get bed for each of us.
Pros: The log cabin was awesome with two bathrooms, a kitchen and laundry, a deck with a great view of the pasture with the buffalo, and fire pit. The beds were very comfortable and the showers had plenty of hot water. The staff at the office and restaurant were very friendly and helpful. We only ate one meal in the restaurant but it was fabulous. I highly recommend the bison prime rib. One of the best pieces of meat I’ve eaten.
Cons: There were a lot of field mice in the cabin. They got into any food that was left out and could be seen scurrying across the floor and up the stairs. You could hear them in the walls and in the couch. One was even in the drawer of my nightstand. While someone came each day and made the beds, took the trash out, replaced the towels, and cleaned up, they never cleaned the toilets.
Overall a good place and I would give 3 1/2 stars if I could.
mamadivesdeep from: Eustis, Florida
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Perfect location for multiple parks!
We absolutely LOVED our stay here! Spent 3 nights in one of there deluxe cabins. We visited Zion and Bruce Canyon from this convenient location. The cabin was fully equipped with a coffee maker, sink and mini fridge. They also have toiletries and a blow dryer! Enjoyed eating at their restaurant with “farm to table” cuisine. The bison filet was wonderful. Chris provided exceptional service with a personal touch. The claw foot tub was AMAZING to soak in after our long hikes. You can also take in the roaming buffalo from your front porch swing. We will definitely return!
Jim N from:
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
My advice ... a terrific location to explorer the area. Considering how you are literally in the middle of no where the is a solid restaurant and good facilities here. There were a few minor items, but overall excellent visit. Peaceful, good internet service, polite staff, etc... . Good place to unplug.
286jone from: Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 9, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Disappointed with the cabins and service!
2 couples travelling together, booked by the same company months in advance and yet ZMR let us down badly. Initially 4 of us sent to a basic 1 bedroom studio lodge with one double bed.
Returning to reception they insisted that this was all that was booked, despite our paperwork confirmation, but they’d sort something out. Offered a lodge with 2 beds in the same room which we refused. Eventually offered a 1 bedroom lodge and the original lodge, which we had no choice but to take. About 100 yards apart so not easy to empty the car. Original lodge very basic the 1 bedroom lodge poorly maintained and in need of a good clean and stocking up with crockery/cutlery etc. The sofa was torn, the rail on the balcony was split and dangerous and the fridge had broken shelves which fell apart every time the door was opened.
The “restaurant” had a very limited, expensive menu and we did not use it.
The staff were not apologetic or very helpful and with the condition of the cabins, particularly lack of maintenance, especially appearance, we felt the business was in difficulty.
Compared to the pictures on the website there was no comparison!
The only highlight was the Bison in the fields between the lodges and reception one morning!
Our travel company will be investigating!
Pat D from: Dromore, United Kingdom
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Revisit to Zion National Park
We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of our 40th wedding anniversary road trip. We explained this at check-in and the receptionist was most helpful. She even informed the other members of staff of the significance of our stay. Unfortunately the rest of the staff ignored it!
The cabin was comfortable but dinner here was very expensive for what was on offer. A mix up over a complimentary bottle of wine was misconstrued and we ended up paying almost $40 for this. Disappointing to say the least. Check Utah state laws too!
On checking out, the same receptionist tried to repair the damage but it was too late as the damage had already been done.
I would suggest you make other arrangements for dinner as this is more than too expensive for what is served here.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 2
- Service: 3