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Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Twin Knolls Road PO Box 5547, Zion National Park, UT 84755
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#3 of 5 Specialty lodging in Zion National Park
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Located on the top of Zion National Park amidst a forest of Ponderosa pine trees, Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort offers great lodging options; Vacation Homes, Cabins Suites, Cowboy Cabins, Conestoga Wagons, and RV / Tent Campground. We offer excellent dining services at Ray's restaurants. We offer more activities on-property than any resort in the region, including horseback riding, jeep tours, zip line, climbing wall, canyoneering / hiking excursions, miniature golf, paint ball, and more.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bicycle rental
Game room
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Self-serve laundry
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Marybeth B wrote a review Apr 3
Birmingham, Michigan12 contributions12 helpful votes
We had an amazing stay in the cabin suites! There are hikes located close to the ranch if you don't want to drive back to Zion. (Observation point was amazing). The breakfast that was included was a great way to start our day. Friendly staff and cute, clean cabins! Great spot for families!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Mark Wade, Guest Services / Front Office at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Marybeth for you review and rating! We are so pleased you had a great time at the resort! We are glad you were able to access the Observation Point trail head close to our resort!
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Paige A wrote a review Mar 2021
Bryce Canyon City, Utah8 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed in the glamp tent. We had just come from Under Canvas Moab and I so I was expecting to be let down in comparison -- I was SO wrong! Here are some of the reasons we loved it. - HUGE tent -Comes with a firepit outside WITH firewood already there -close access to restrooms/showers (showers are hot) -2 heaters inside (that work well) -Texting service (that helped us make dinner reservations and answered our questions quickly). -Love the summer camp feel! We will be back! -Super friendly staff - Thank you Charles!!!! (@ Rays) We only stayed one night and were blown away, can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Get a glamp tent! You won't be disappointed!
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Mark Wade, Guest Services / Front Office at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Wow, we were blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! We can't wait for you to come back and experience more of our resort!
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Jill G wrote a review Mar 2021
Omaha, Nebraska8 contributions
What a wonderful resort! While searching for vacation rentals, I can across their Winter Special, and I’m so glad I did! We stayed in Lot #1, Casa De Canyon, a beautiful 3-bedroom home. It was a great location, very private, and we even had 3 deer in the yard. We had called the office requesting coffee, since there wasn’t any to be found in the kitchen, and they promptly brought some out to us. We ate dinner at Ray’s our first night there. The staff, service and food were all really good. The only activity that we did onsite was the Sunset Jeep Tour. Lindsay did a great job driving and narrating during the drive, and the sunset was gorgeous!! Both drivers were super nice, offered us blankets, which we needed since it was still pretty cold in the evening, and we hadn’t really been as prepared as we should have been. We loved staying everything about our stay there! We couldn’t have found any better.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Mark Wade, Guest Services / Front Office at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Responded Mar 8, 2021
Hi Jillg324. We are so pleased to hear all the detailed experiences about your trip to Zion Ponderosa Resort! We are so glad you had a wonderful time here. Our staff and guides work so hard to make the best possible experience for our valued guests. Thanks for sharing your review and comments about our Resort.
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CaliLederHat wrote a review Jan 2021
10 contributions7 helpful votes
I took my kids for a trip to see Zion and we were so glad we stayed here AND visited during the Winter. There were no crowds and we booked multiple activities on site through East Zion Adventures that were wonderful. This ranch has multiple on site activities and friendly staff and a restaurant. We stayed in a Cabin Suite which had plenty of room and was a nice, private, safe way to stay - distant from other cabins. Not sure how it would be in the Summer when it gets busy but we HIGHLY recommend this place to stay during non-peak times and DEFINITELY check out the activities from East Zion Adventures. One thing to note is that any other town is at least 20 minutes away so if you need supplies / groceries / food (not from their restaurant), you should plan that in advance.
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Date of stay: January 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Mark Wade, Guest Services / Front Office at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Responded Jan 27, 2021
Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to write you concerns. We are so glad our staff was able to provide a good experience doing our activities and eating at Ray's Restaurant. We work very hard to keep our resort clean and safe for all guests. We are so pleases to hear you enjoyed your time at the Ranch.
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Getaway783880 wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions
Fantastic, cozy cabin that was perfect for 5 people, great activities (my kids did skeet shooting and zipline), so close to Zion's entrance. Staff could have been a little more helpful in planning Zion and Bryce itineraries (not through their adventure company, just going on our own) and in suggesting appropriate bike riding in the area. Restaurant allowed us to take out food given Covid concerns but I suggest that should be standard for breakfast and not require a special request.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Mark Wade, Guest Services / Front Office at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Responded Jan 27, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a rating and review. We appreciate you letting us know about your concerns. Your feedback helps us get better.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort?
Nearby attractions include Observation Point (3.6 miles), Zion's Main Canyon (4.0 miles), and Hidden Canyon (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cordwood, Red Rock Grill, and Ray's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.