Situated on the eastern edge of Zion, Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is renowned for its tranquil setting and beautiful surroundings. While we’re also known for adventure, Zion Ponderosa’s secluded location has become a peaceful haven for guests seeking a relaxing retreat.
Tranquility awaits—and it’s yours to experience in your own way. Wake to morning meditation in the mountains. Bring your easel to capture east Zion’s spectacular beauty on canvas. Zoom in with your binoculars or focus your camera on local wildlife and birds soaring overhead. Sit in the shade of a ponderosa pine as you immerse yourself in a good read. Swim beneath the expansive skies in our two-tiered gravity edge pool, and then soak away the day in the soothing comfort of the hot tub.
Zion Ponderosa guests craving peace and quiet, instead of high adventure, can also enjoy some of our more laidback activities. Clip clop along the ranch on horseback, follow our trails on your bike, and enjoy a peaceful walk in the woods on our many miles of trails as you listen—really listen—to nature’s song all around you. In the evenings, imagine the creak of wagons and the scent of leather and sage as you wind through the ponderosa pine forest on a Western wagon for a Dutch oven dinner excursion. Watch a breathtaking sunset over the horizon during our Sunset Jeep Tour to Pine Knoll.
Guests seeking solitude can request a cabin or campsite further away from the main resort area. For an even more secluded experience, we recommend staying in one of our mountain vacation homes in Zion Ridge, where you’ll be able to read a book on the balcony, relax in a garden bathtub in the master suite, or set up your easel to paint Zion’s colorful sky at sunrise. You can even have a massage therapist come to your Zion Ridge vacation home for a relaxing spa treatment.
Looking for a little “me time” while dad and the kids are off adventuring? The licensed professionals at our exclusive Juniper Spa, located right on Zion Ponderosa, can help you relax, rejuvenate and restore your mind, body and spirit with a hot stone massage, revitalizing facial, or a Ponderosa polishing scrub. Surrounded by the tranquility of Zion, our ranch resort is perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway.
Spend the evening grilling with family and friends and watching the sunset from your private cabin or vacation home. No relaxing evening experience at Zion Ponderosa is complete without s’mores around the campfire beneath the clear, starry night sky.
Far away from city lights, you’ll be in awe of the millions of stars twinkling above our secluded 4,000-acre ranch resort—and the Milky Way looks even more brilliant as you sit back, relax and wait for the next shooting star.
Escape to the peaceful side of Zion. Doesn’t it sound perfect?