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NEW Wellness – Fitness Retreats

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Utah Wellness Retreat

Wellness Retreat at Utah’s Zion National Park

It’s time to strengthen your whole body wellness and Zion Ponderosa is the place to do that in 2014.  We have just launched a new program that is slated for two specific weeks where you, your friends, associates, and family can experience the physical activity and relaxation that can truly bring rejuvenation.

Utah Wellness Retreat

Enjoy the seclusion of our 4,000 acre resort on the border of Zion National Park.

Join us this coming May 4-10 or September 28 – October 4 for a week that will help you to be physically active, and provide the atmosphere where your mind and soul can gain the strength and wellness that you’ve been hoping for.

Wellness Retreat Coordinator

Mandy Woodhouse

Directed by our in-house Wellness expert Mandy Woodhouse, you’ll have the opportunity to experience fitness classes, guided hikes, guided scenic tours, and outdoor adventure.  See a  sample itinerary here.

This retreat includes excellent healthy dining options, access to our 4,000 acre forested ranch, plus the amazing surroundings of Zion National Park.  While this is not specifically a weight loss experience, you are likely to firm up your muscles, and gain greater physical tone, and potentially lose weight as you enjoy our delectable meals, and wellness activities.  We invite you to share this experience with your friends, family, and associates on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

Learn more about our Wellness Fitness Retreats at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

 

Massage at Juniper Spa

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Juniper Spa at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort offers a wide range of relaxation options for their visitors including Shiatsu, Swedish and Deep Tissue massages, Reflexology, Body Scrubs, and a  Poolside Polish. They will even come to your cabin or vacation home rental. Two visitors share their experience here.

Spa Treatment Services

Spa Treatments at Zion Ponderosa

“There are two massage artists at Zion’s Ponderosa, both of whom welcomed me with such gracious and easy manners, I immediately felt relaxed.  They had me fill out a sheet telling them some of the things I was looking for in a massage, then I went to a private room to dress down and prepare for the massage.

 

The rooms were clean and warm, with relaxing music playing.  The bed linens had obviously just been changed and I felt pampered before the session even began.  My masseuse asked me a few questions then got started by using some aromatherapy to help me relax.  The following massage was thorough and well performed.

 

My masseuse was able to deepen when asked and lighten when asked and I was very satisfied with the massage over all.  I also loved the light conversation during the session, which helped me to stay awake (I have often missed my massage by getting too relaxed and sleeping through it!).  At the end of the massage, I was able to take some time to gather myself and get dressed, I did not feel too hurried.  When I left, they even gave me a chocolate.  I felt very pampered and cheerful the rest of the afternoon.” Katie, College Park, MD

Juniper Spa

Juniper Spa

Massage Treatments at Zion Ponderosa

Massage Treatments

     “I really enjoyed the massage at Zion’s Ponderosa Ranch Resort. The therapist that worked with me had many years of experience in the health care industry and was so professional!  It was a perfect addition to a true vacation of family fun and personal relaxation.  I remember thinking DO NOT LET THIS END. Clean, comfortable facilities, perfectly lit with the smell of lavender in the air made it delightful. A joy.” Carolyn, Highland, UT

Where to Stay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Hello fellow visitors to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort! Allow me to introduce myself.  I’m Susan Strayer – an outdoors woman with two kids, a garage full of gear and a house in the mountains. I love Utah’s National Parks, so I was thrilled to discover Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort during a recent family reunion.

Hiking with tots at Zion National Park

Hiking with tots at Zion National Park

For us, a family reunion is no small feat – there are forty two of us total. We try to get together every year, but it’s getting harder and harder to find places that can accommodate such a crowd. But at Zion Ponderosa Resort, my parents, all my siblings (there are nine of us), our spouses and kids, all fit easily. We convened for one long weekend to visit, sight see and try to relax amid the mass of playing children.

The Moose Lodge, where we stayed, had eight separate bedrooms, a bunk area for the kids and an amazing industrial kitchen. It was easy access to the amenities of Zion Ponderosa Resort and surprisingly comfortable for forty two guests. It’s rare to find a place that can fit us all without feeling like we’re living on top of each other.

Moose Lodge

Moose Lodge

Apparently Moose Lodge isn’t the only vacation home rental either. The options at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort include everything from a small two bedroom Overlook cabin to the 6,000 square foot Zion Ridge Family Lodge. There’s a huge range of sizes and amenities that would fit any crowd.  We were so impressed with Moose Lodge, my husband and I are coming back to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort to try out some of their other housing options.

Cabin Suite

Cabin Suite

As an outdoors family, our normal accommodations are sleeping bags and our trusty dome tent. Tent and RV camping sites are options at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, but this time around I think I’d rather sleep on a bed – in one of the resort’s log cabins. The Cowboy Cabins are like having a private bedroom complete with a porch overlooking the beautiful surroundings. The larger Cabin Suites each have a private bedroom, bathroom, and sitting room with sleeping space for up to six. And right now there’s a 20 – 40% discount on lodging if you book a two night stay!

 

I’m excited to try out the more intimate space and spend some time in the beauty of that area with my husband. Zion Ponderosa Resort seems like the perfect place for a fun filled weekend getaway. Can’t wait!

 

Susan Strayer spends a lot of time hiking, camping, and loving the outdoors with two kids in tow. Read more at www.mountainmomandtots.com.