by Julie Bielenberg
Nestled in Southwestern Utah’s red rock bluffs, Red Mountain Resort is a one-of-a-kind active destination retreat, inspiring guests and families to pursue health, wellness, balance and joy.
The resort is located on 1,300 acres of the Soronan desert, and is a must if you’re looking for a place to take your teens on vacation for a place to roam and disconnect and enjoy one of the best night skies in the states. An incredible aspect of the resort’s location is that “light pollution” is prohibited in the area that leads to magical night skies with the older kiddos. The resort’s professional astronomer shows guests planets, stars, constellations and the lunar surface through a high powered telescope.
With one of the country’s most breathtaking natural settings as its backdrop, the resort features a comprehensive selection of fitness classes and programs, outdoor and hiking adventures, nutritious cuisine and personal discovery seminars. The award-winning Sagestone Spa and Salon provides an array of unique spa services. Red Mountain Resort is conveniently located 30 minutes from St. George Municipal Airport and two hours from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, allowing visitors an easy commute.
For reservations and information, call toll-free at 877.246.HIKE, or visit RedMountainResort.com.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite astronomer
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Hiking adventures galore
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
One review called this a 3-star resort with 5-star prices. I concur, except I only give 2 stars for cost-benefit. The main attraction is the view, but everything else is average at most. The room was ok, until it wasn't (shower broken). The resort is fine, but in itself nothing much. Our bed only had a nightstand on one side; the safe was small; the pool was basic; the food was ok. That's not terrible, but you can find all that in less expensive resorts / hotels / vacation homes in the same area, including the view.
Make sure to be on the 2nd floor; you'll loudly hear every step of the person above you. For their price, that shouldn't happen.
Shower didn't work. As we were there for one overnight and had plans, there was no time to deal with people going into our room. Staff wasn't apologetic, but we thought they might offer us something for the hassle. They didn't. Staff said we could shower in the spa at the other end of the resort. We agreed, and asked if we could have a late check-out, which they denied. I understand one can't always grant that, but if a shower doesn't work in such a resort, you don't say no. (note: we checked in early but came ready to stow our luggage by the reception. We were in our hiking clothes and had a bag for the spa for later, so we just dropped off our luggage in the room and left, only returned after official check-in time). We were eventually offered a mini discount, but later our check-out receptionist didn't know about it, which led to an awkward last discussion.
Lastly, we had an expensive Caprese sandwich at the resort - it was very basic, looked unappetizing, and was accompanied by limpy fries.
Except for the broken shower nothing was really too bad, but overall the resort is unacceptable for the price.
A peaceful, quiet place to recharge and set new goals. So many options for activities of all kinds. This was a wonderful experience, made especially so for me by Ian, Alicia and others who shared their kindness and wisdom. Highly recommend for solo travelers who might otherwise hesitate.