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Red Mountain Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ivins
Certificate of Excellence
Saugus, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2008

I just recently returned from Red Mountain Spa which turned out to be a delight -- a total mind, body, spirit experience especially for my very first spa vacation. For whatever reason, I was upgraded to a king villa and it was just gorgeous. The only downfall was that is was a tad far from everything but that also made it more tranquil and there is definitely something to be said for that. The selection of activities are wonderful as are the morning hikes. I did all Treker 1's because I really wanted to enjoy my surroundings and take photos. I still feel I got a good workout but was also able to enjoy the scenery which is unique. My spa treatment was incredible as was the food. Travelling alone, I enjoyed dining at the Community Table and made lifelong friends. I highly recommend this Spa.

  • Liked — The spa tub
  • Disliked — Location of villa
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gorillazoo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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nyloveroftraveling
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2008

Red mountain spa was my first spa experience. I picked it because of the location and because of the variety of activities. The morning adventure activities included hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing etc. Some of the guides (e.g. Todd for rock climbing) are awesome...very supportive for beginners and made it challenging for people with higher skill levels. Other guides especially Connie are not very good. She leads some of the advanced hikes and leaves the group behind. There was a girl in the group who was slower than the rest and never looked back to see if she was ok or needed anything. There were many times where no one in the group could keep her pace and she just went ahead on her own leaving the WHOLE group to catch up to her. There were other instances on the hike that were dangerous and steep and she continued to go ahead and leave people behind (not caring to see if they were hurt). Her response was that there was a schedule to keep (she was alotting 3 hours for a a posted hike of 4 hours) and if you can't keep up you should not be here. Not surprisingly the activity ended over an hour ahead of schedule and people were rushed (and not able to enjoy thee xperiecne) for no reason. I am told by other guests that this is a common theme with her and not an 'off day'.

The stretching classes were very good.

The spa services were great!!! and the food was pretty good too. The majority of the staff are considerate. The accomodations are nice but not luxourious.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank nyloveroftraveling
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2008

Disappointing - I agree with the reviews that say this place is over-rated (thin walls, modest rooms, no strenuous hikes) and over-priced (cancellation policy is outrageous). We do an annual girls weekend, and would not recommend or return to this place.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank eyeterri
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boston, MA
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2008

We just came back from our first visit to Red Mountain Spa and have thoroughly enjoyed the stay. As said in previous posts, the morning hikes are definitely the highlights of the day. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and the guides are all knowledgably and passionate about what they are doing. Even if you are not a morning person, you should at least try it once and you will not regret!

All other classes are great; especially the salsa and hip hop class, so much fun! The food is healthy and very tasty, and you will never go hungry. The one thing I will miss a lot is having all these different options of healthy foods right in front of me.

The room (the regular, not the villa rooms) is nice and well decorated. It is definitely on par with a regular Hyatt or Hilton kind of standard. And the surrounding is just simply glorious. We have combined 7 spa treatments, all very good. All resort staff is friendly and helpful.

There are some minor points the resort probably can improve on. But overall this is a great experience and I will come back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank atravellerboston
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ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2008

I had high expectations as a return guest to Red Mountain but was overall disappointed with the experience. First, one of the best things about the place are the morning hikes. But they no longer offer the Trekker 3 (the most intense) hikes every day. They are only 3 days a week now and the trekker 2 hikes are no comparison - they are essentially strolling along talking about plants. This was a major disappointment. Second, pets are now allowed and despite the property only being about 40% full, I had two barking dogs in the rooms on either side of me. Pets should NOT be allowed at a spa of all places which is about relaxing and no stress. To listen to barking dogs left in the rooms all day was not relaxing and many guests were displeased as the barking echoed out over the propertly. I really couldn't believe it. Third, too many men now. It used to be very much a women's getaway and having so many men there really changes the feel of the place. Every time I turned around there was another man in the hammocks, bumping into me in exercise classes or talking loudly in the spa. Women want to go to a spa to relax and not worry about how they look. Fourth, the place needs to be better about actually enforcing their supposed no cellphone policy. Tables on either side of me at dinner would have people talking away on their phones and even on the hikes! That's incredibly inconsiderate of other guests and not in keeping again with relaxation. And lastly, many activities that used to be free are now pay activities which was quite disappointing (especially given how expensive the place is). Not sure whether I will go back again.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York, NY
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2008

Nice overall experience. Great destination for those who want lots of activities to do.

Very hot this time of year but you get acclimated to it.

The am hikes were nice. Did both Trekker 1 and 2. With 1, you enjoy the scenery and learn more, and with 2 its a better workout and less time to smell the cactuses so to speak.

Classes were for the most part great, like Equinox/Sports Club LA great, with the exception of a few. Something called the hydrochallenge was especially bad; it was just too chaotic and not a good workout). Loved, loved, loved the stretching classes as it introduced me to the FOAM ROLLER, ooh ahhh, a must.

Food was good. Not sure all things were super healthy, like the cookies at lunch (which were very yummy but probably not low fat)
Dinner was good, the only thing I didn't like was the Trout with amandine which tasted like it had gone bad. (bleh!) The BBQ pork medallions were delicious. The waitresses seemed inexperienced as others have posted but all were sweet and nice.

Spa was a good deal. I agree that the bathroom area is probably too small, with only 1 toilet and 2 showers, but not a problem this time of year. The relaxation area was nice but wish they had emphasized soft voices. Even the therapist yell out names! (the banana chip snack was yummy, but a high fat snack that is especially noisy)

Stayed in the residences section in the King Villa Suite which was worth the money for the extra living room with great teddy bear material covered sofa and kitchenette. An additional perk of the suite is the washer and dryer (so you can wash your grimey hiking clothes daily). The A/C was central air and not noisy. The maid service was so-so. They made the bed and hung up towels but hard to say if they gave us fresh linens and towels (may be the in "green" thing some hotels do now). Also had its own outdoor gated pool. Noticed children in this area.

The fitness rooms were nice. They should have longer pools though for the people who like swimming laps and a more oasis like pool for those who like to lounge. These were just basic rectangular pools on the smallish side with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Very local town rec center type of pool but not as big.

Weird that we didn't get a tour when we checked in. Would have been helpful. But the property is small and by the 2nd day you can navigate it easily.

The fellow spa goers were an especially nice bunch, easy to make friends especially during the hikes.

All in all a nice spa trip that was easy to plan. Would come again.

  • Liked — Large size; extra room, w/d.
  • Disliked — average maid service
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank traveloni
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2008

My husband and I stayed for two days not knowing how we would like our first spa experience. Red mountain spa made it very easy to love. The surroundings are clean, calm, peaceful and friendly. There was almost too much to choose from in terms of exercise/stretch classes. We felt like we had to try everything while were there for such a short time. Next time, I would definitely try to stay at least three days. The food was really great-very healthful yet yummy. The only complaint was that the air conditioner in our room and the fan in the bathroom was a bit on the loud side.

  • Liked — Beautiful calm setting
  • Disliked — Room had loud air conditioning
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Shoper
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Property: Red Mountain Resort
Address: 1275 Red Mountain Cir, Ivins, UT 84738-6178
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Location: United States > Utah > Ivins
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ivins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Mountain Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A World-Class Adventure RetreatBlended naturally into a landscape of vivid red rock cliffs and canyons of southern Utah, Red Mountain Resort has everything you need to relax, renew and rediscover your passion for adventure. Eighty-two beautifully designed rooms and twenty-four villa suites are carefully sited on fifty-five acres of black lava gardens and fragrant mesquite with stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. All amenities, from nutrition seminars to massages, are a short, scenic walk away.Red Mountain’s ideal location allows convenient planning of a customized adventure to Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks, while Snow Canyon State Park is only about a quarter of a mile down the road. Our dedicated staff is here to encourage and support you in being as active or relaxed, social or private, as you wish – whether meeting new friends during an exhilarating rock climb or savoring a solitary walk on our private trails. ... more   less 
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