Posts Tagged ‘Zion Ponderosa’

Zion Ponderosa Featured – St. George Magazine

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Zion National Park's Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

St. George Magazine highlights Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

The March issue of St. George Magazine included an article about Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.    The story highlighted the unique location of our 4,000 acre ranch resort on the border of the park and our elevation which brings cooler summer temperatures and even better views of the star-filled night skies.

One of our prior guests, Annie Huff, was quoted multiple times in relation to her experiences at Zion Ponderosa.  Annie mentioned that her family already has reservations to return again with her family to the resort this year.   The article emphasized the diversity of our operations with so many different lodging options, along with our on-property dining experiences, and the largest number of activities of any resort in the entire region. You may visit this link to read the story.

New Season – New Faces

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Flora in Zion Park Utah

Spring Floral Arrangement - Zion


Zion Ponderosa
is always open with our Vacation Homes but each March we open the rest of the resort which includes our Cowboy Cabins, Cabin Suites, Western Wagons, Campgrounds, dining facilities and activity services.   It’s a big operation to prepare for the main season, but we get pretty excited about it, especially when we have some new things to announce.

NEWS – Announcing a New Chef: Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort announces the hiring of our new Chef Frances Van der Stappen.  Frances comes with an exquisite resume and accolades from those who have experienced her cuisine.   Frances will oversee the dining operations at Zion Ponderosa which include the Blue Belly Grill and Gus & Rosey’s restaurants.   Other dining services include the Narrows Cafe & Espresso Bar, In-Cabin Chef services, and catering.  Learn more about Frances and the dining services at Zion Ponderosa -  Here.

Spring Packages: We like to provide some fun incentive to visit us in the Spring and Fall, so check out our Adventure Packages page for some special offers.

Changing Seasons at Juniper Spa

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The winds of autumn brought a new massage therapist to our Juniper Spa – Darren Christensen.  Actually, Darren is a returning staff member of Zion Ponderosa Ranch and knows the resort, activities, and people well.  He’s happy to be back here and the area with the fresh air, beauty, and the magic of the mountains.

During his first tour at Zion Ponderosa, Darren experienced a minor injury of a pulled muscle.  This led him to the Juniper Spa where the massage therapist worked on his injury.  To his surprise, the work helped him sleep that night and he woke up the next morning without pain.  This was where the idea to follow this path began.  As he pursued this new career, he found that Jeremy, the massage therapist here at Zion Ponderosa became a mentor and helped him through school when he was a student at Utah College of Massage Therapy.

Following his graduation in October of 2007, Darren flew to Hawaii to begin his career in style.  On Maui he worked for both The Whaler Maui Resort and the Napili Kai Beach Resort.  In 2008 Darren returned to Utah where he began working with a few chiropractic offices in the Salt Lake City area.  Through this work he found a passion and desire to serve others through massage that offers relief of pain and aids in healing.

After our peak season came to an end and our Juniper Spa massage therapist moved on, our manager contacted Darren and invited him to return to Zion Ponderosa.  He accepted and arrived here just over a week ago.  With a servant’s heart, Darren dove into work the day after he arrived.

To complement our fall lodging specials, during the month of October Darren is offering the Warm Desert Stone Massage for $99 and a special couple’s massage combination.

Fall into Juniper Spa this autumn!