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Zion Wellness Retreat – Interest Growing

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Recently we announced that Zion Ponderosa would be offering two week-long Wellness Retreats in 2014.

This new press release provides more details that are suitable for re-posting and publication.  WellnessRetreat-May2014-ZionPonderosa.  <—Press here for PDF.

Utah Wellness Retreat

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

For Immediate Release (also see PDF file above)

Get Away To Get Well

Zion National Park, Utah – January 2014 – In 2014 Utah’s Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is offering two exclusive week-long opportunities to build whole-body wellness. The first wellness retreat is slated for May 4 – 10, and offers a daily physical schedule that includes options for hiking, zumba, aquatics, yoga, and pilates. Informative seminars and outdoor adventures will round out this unique experience.

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The “getaway” is often touted as a method for stepping aside from personal issues and cares, and in essence walking away from your current environment, to distance yourself from everyday challenges. This act of physically moving to a new locale is step one, and step two is to move yourself mentally and emotionally.

A natural setting is perhaps the best possible place to get away when seeking greater personal wellness, and few places are more natural than a National Park. With 4,000 acres of private property Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort sits on a forested plateau at the top of Utah’s Zion National Park, literally bordering the park boundary. This private location is definitely high on the natural setting list and offers a prime foundation from which to build personal wellness.

“Wellness is greatly enhanced when the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of life can each be effectively addressed,” says Wellness Retreat Director Mandy Woodhouse. “Our week-long itinerary provides a well-rounded approach offering clean fresh air in a wonderful mountain setting, excellent instruction, physical activities, and a serene environment for personal introspection.”

These week-long experiences are limited to a small groups so that wellness retreat leaders and instructors can focus on specific needs of each individual. Participants will have time to explore Zion National Park and other nearby attractions, plus enjoy evening campfires, star-gazing, and other entertaining opportunities. “Our guest will have the opportunity for active participation in activities or processes that will build greater physical and inner strength and provide the foundation to better manage life,” says Woodhouse.

This all-inclusive experience comes with fine lodging, healthy dining, and days full of activities.

Contact: Mandy Woodhouse – See her contact information on the PDF file (link at top of page).
Web: www.ZionWellnessRetreat.com

Happy New Year

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is excited for 2014! Here’s what we have happening this year – we’d love to have you join us.

Full amenities open mid March. Come stay in one of our six lodging lodging options and enjoy our onsite activities and dining as part of your Zion National Park vacation.

Ragnar Trail Relay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Ragnar Trail Relay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

The Ragnar Trail Event is April 25-26, 2014. Teams of 8 or 4 run an average of twenty two hours through beautiful trails and tough terrain. Interested? Register here.

Zion Ponderosa is offering a NEW Wellness – Fitness Retreat May 4-10, 2014. Focus on your health as part of the new year and sign up for a week of outdoor exercise, nutrition classes, and healthy meals in a beautiful setting.

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

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

Summer Activities – From mid May to Mid September we offer evening activities for Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort guests that range from bonfires, games, crafts, even a rodeo and barn dance!

The second Wellness – Fitness Retreat  will be held September 28- October 4, 2014. 

Cabin Suite

Cabin Suite

Full amenities close in late November after Thanksgiving, but Zion Ridge Vacation Home rentals are available year round. We hope you join us in this coming year!

Susan Strayer is an outdoors blogger. Read more at www.mountainmomandtots.com.

Observation Point – Zion National Park

Monday, December 30th, 2013

A while back we posted some photos about Observation Point in Zion National Park.  The easiest way to get to Observation Point is from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, and this road access is open to the public anytime of year. Here’s a short video clip from that same hike that we did recently to Observation Point.

Remember that there can be some snow in the winter at this elevation, and it may be a good time to snowshoe or cross country ski to Observation Point.  Be aware that snow is not consistent at this elevation, in winter months, and you can expect either zero inches of snow on up to one or two feet, depending on the year.  Either way, this is a great overlook to experience even in winter months from the trail-head at Zion Ponderosa.

The other way to Observation Point in winter is from the bottom of the park, and the trail is not recommend during this time-frame.

Summer or winter, remember the best access to Observation Point is from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort on the east side of the park.  Read more about it here.