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Zion Ponderosa – A Business Retreat & Seminar Haven

Thursday, June 13th, 2013


We’ve made some great strides in recent years in becoming a host for business retreats and seminars. Business retreats and meetings combined with recreation and relaxation are becoming a strong part of our service.

Recently we did a photo shoot to gather some images that show off business people enjoying themselves at Zion Ponderosa and below you will see some of the results of that photo shoot.

Our ranch resort on the border of Zion National Park is the ultimate choice for a Utah business retreat or seminar.   We invite you to learn more about our business retreats.

A woman catches up on her e-mails by the two-tiered swimming pool at Zion Ponderosa.

A woman catches up on her e-mails by the two-tiered swimming pool at Zion Ponderosa.

A woman performs yoga stretches on the rim of Zion National Park.

A woman performs yoga stretches on the rim of Zion National Park.

Business training and development at Zion National Park.

A business leader reaches out to lift his associate. Symbolic of  proper training and development.

Rock climbing wall at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Business associates look on as a woman conquers the climbing wall.

Beer and Wine are a fine compliment to our dining offerings.

A group celebrates their gathering at Zion Ponderosa

A man considers balancing life between business and recreation.

A man considers balancing life between business and recreation.

Skeet shooting is just one of the activities available at Zion Ponderosa

Women enjoy an opportunity to experience shooting sports at Zion Ponderosa.

Ragnar Relay

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Ragnar Relay Trail Experiment

We had a great weekend here at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort! We were fortunate to host the Ragnar Relay Trail Experiment this weekend. There were approximately 45 teams of 8 people participating in this event. The relay teams had to run 3 different trails on Zion Ponderosa property totaling about 15 miles. The three trails included Jolley Gulch, Pine Knoll, and Engelstead.  All three trails have breathtaking views along with challenging terrain. The most challenging thing for the runners wasn’t the trails though, it was the weather. The day before the race we had a storm come through that did not lighten up. It was fun and exciting to watch as the teams came in and out covered in mud because of the continuous rain from the beginning of the race and all through the night. Nothing would stop the runners as they trudged through the cold, rain, mud, darkness, and even hail! We had runners everywhere on the resort. If they weren’t running in the rain they were hanging out around the bonfire, playing ping pong, and sleeping in the recreation barn and even our conference room to get some relief from the rain!
Ragnar at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Having Ragnar at the Ponderosa was a fun experience for all involved. Our Kitchen staff led by Frances, spent hours preparing a pasta buffet and breakfast buffets and lots of food for the hungry runners! Our Recreation staff spent a few weeks before the race shoveling, moving rocks, and literally sweeping the trails to get them ready for the runners! Our front desk staff sat out in the rain and cold checking in runners and directing traffic. Kudos to all of the staff for all of their hard work through the entire race!

Ragnar Relay at Zion

We loved having Ragnar come stay with us and use our facility for their trail experiment, the runners were such troopers and their staff was friendly and great. We also appreciate them donating to the local high school basketball team after they came up and spent hours in the rain and hail showing guests where to park and camp. Look for the next Ragnar event here in May 2013 – it will be epic!

Pool and Poolside Menu

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The Zion Ponderosa Pool is a two tier, gravity edge swimming pool. Owner Steve Neeleman refers to the pool as the “crown jewel” of the resort. It has two hot tubs, two water slides, and easy access to bathrooms and showers that are located nearby. If you are looking to just relax by the pool while your children swim and play marco polo, then you can do just that with poolside chair massages given by our licensed massage therapists or with a poolside polish with our nail technician. You can try to schedule your time so that you are able to watch the sunset from the pool which can be a truly romantic experience for a couple.

Ponderosa Pool

Food and drinks are also available for purchase at the pool from 12 pm – 9 pm. Our menu items include but are not limited to burgers, bratwursts, chicken sandwiches, hot wings, quesadillas, and pizzas. Alcohol, including the local Zion Canyon Beer, is also served in the pool area with the purchase of a prepared food item according to the guidelines of Utah’s liquor laws. You can have a very relaxed meal with your entire family right there at the pool with a less expensive and simpler menu. There is something there for every member of the family.

Whether you are a guest at the resort or just want to pass by for the day from Kanab or Orderville, you can enjoy what we have to offer at our “crown jewel” that is the Zion Ponderosa Pool.

Zion Ponderosa Pool