New Chef & Dining Services – Rave Reviews

Our new Chef Francesca P. Van der Stappen has been receiving rave reviews from our guests.   Frances has great experience in preparing dining experiences that meet the unique needs or desires of any guest.  Here’s one comment from a guest this spring at Zion Ponderosa. “We arrived at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort expecting beautiful scenery and a quiet …

Zion Ponderosa Featured – St. George Magazine

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 …

New Season – New Faces

  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 …

Changing Seasons at Juniper Spa

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 …

Observation Point Trail from Zion Ponderosa

Observation Point is one of my favorite hikes in Zion National Park.  Although the park is full of stunning vistas, various levels of hiking trails, and an abundance of water and vegetation, Observation Point remains my favorite.  Why?  Well, accessing it from our property here at Zion Ponderosa makes it easy and the hike is filled with diverse landscaping and …

Making Fathers Day Memories in Zion

In 2004, Tom and his family came to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort for a family reunion.  This past Tuesday he brought his family back here after spending a few nights in the Grand Canyon.  They’ve rented one of our vacation homes through Saturday morning, when they return to their home in Corpus Christi, Texas. After watching Tom with his family, …