Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort Review

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Twin Knolls Road, Zion National Park UT 84755
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Editor’s Review of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

When traveling through the great Southwest to visit its national parks -- including Zion National Park -- hotel options become limited, mainly to chains providing little more than a comfortable place to sleep after a long drive. The Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is not that type of hotel. In fact, it is a full-blown resort and spending just one day here could bring cries from your children who do not want to leave the fun behind.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch is filled with so much fun, you'll need time to enjoy all of its offerings, as well as the offerings within Zion National Park. One of only two properties within the park boundaries, the ranch resort provides activities for all ages. The resort feels like a sleep-away camp, and
... more families can choose from private cabins, campsites, RV sites and traditional rooms. The resort's general manager serves as your camp counselor and he is always around, day and night, asking how everyone is doing, cheering when a kid gets a hole-in-one at mini-golf, and giving advice on off-the-beaten path hikes that lead to swimming holes in Zion. His staff of camp counselors, mostly young college-aged kids, all work hard to make sure families have a great time at the resort.

Whether you are looking for a place to get away and enjoy the outdoors with the kids for a full week, or you're just passing through, Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is a great place to hang your hat. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Private cabins
  • Kids' and family activities
  • Oversized pool with waterslides
Family Interests
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Horseback Riding
Family Amenities
  • Children's Program
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Zion ponderosa adventure
Reviewed on 08/04/2014
We came here with the WHOLE extended family, total of about 40 people. There were 22 grandkids ranging from ages 1-18. We all had a blast! Something for everybody to do! The staff took very good care of our party and were ...
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The Zion Ponderosa offers a number of accommodations, including camping areas and RV parking.

Western Wagons
While guests camping can bring their own gear and book a tent site, some guests like to enjoy the resort's wagons. These traditional wagons sleep four people with one queen bed and two twin-sized beds (bedding is included). Guests who stay in the wagons have access to the shower house and restroom facilities, with towels provided.

Cowboy Cabins
One-room Cowboy Cabins sleep up to six people and provide a queen bunk bed and sofa beds. The cabins do not provide bathrooms or showers, but instead offer access to the shower house and community bathrooms. Cabins have covered front porches with picnic tables and grills.

Cabin Suites
For more traditional resort accommodations with private bathrooms and showers, choose the Cabin Suites, which can sleep up to six and feature small kitchenettes with mini-fridges, microwaves and sinks. Some cabins feature DVD players and fireplaces, too. The suites offer a bedroom with queen bunk beds and a living room with a sofa bed, as well as a covered porch and grill.

Vacation Home Rentals
Zion Ponderosa Ranch manages four vacation homes within the Zion Ponderosa and 18 homes in the Zion Ridge section with varying sizes available for families. The smallest properties offer two bedrooms and one bath and sleep eight, while the largest property is a seven-bedroom, eight-bath home of more than 6,000 square feet that can sleep up to 40. A minimum of two nights is required for all vacation home rentals. Guests can stay between Thanksgiving and mid-March, when the resort is closed and activities are not available and dining is extremely limited. Guests can request kitchens be stocked before arrival or during their stay, as well.


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