Fodor's Expert Review Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Twin Knolls Rd., Orderville, Utah, 84758, USA

Just a few miles beyond Zion National Park's east entrance and about 16 miles northwest of Mount Carmel Junction, this scenic, 4,000-acre ranch offers a varied lineup of lodgings and a dizzying array of activities. Choose from cabins of different sizes, rambling vacation homes with kitchens, glamping options, or even a Conestoga wagon with bunk beds that sleeps six; you can also pitch a tent or hook up an RV. Kids love the cubbyhole-like sleeping areas shaped like covered wagons (they sleep up to four). Play miniature golf, or go ziplining, horseback riding, or rock climbing. After a long day on the ranch or exploring the park, head to the spa for a massage. Other amenities include a a restaurant and a large pool area.

PROS

  • family-oriented
  • scenic
  • close to Zion
  • many activities
  • lots of family-friendly activities
  • tranquil setting near Zion's east entrance
  • off-season packages include breakfast and Jeep tours

CONS

  • pool area gets crowded
  • high-season service can be hit or miss
  • pool gets crowded in summer
  • very kid-centric
  • not many dining options nearby

QUICK FACTS

Resort
ViewsFamily
Lively
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-293–5444 | 435-648–2700

HOTEL DETAILS

31 cabins
Rate Includes: No meals

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