we took a cowboy cabin in the ponderosa ranch resort - the idea was to get some kind of 'authentic' american experience. well, the cabin itself was not that bad - fully made of wood, with queen bunk bed, and space to park the car right near the cabin.
however, the area near the cabin was not attractive - no landscape design of any kind, just some unattended bushes and grass.
on top, the cabin does not have a wc/shower, which we expected, but shared shower and wc were not very clean. i understand we took the cheapest accommodation option there, but i guess i can expect the public areas to be clean.
overall, it did not leave to the name 'resort', definitely not recommended for any romantic getaway.
also, on the check out, caused me a couple of unpleasant moments - my card was declined, there was no atm within few miles around. when i called the bank they told me the hotel is charging the card via internet transaction, for which I have the limit set. this is the first time i came across hotel charging card via internet transaction, usually card is swiped and my internet limit does not apply. my bank increased the limit and hotel could charge me, but this was frustrating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the top of Zion National Park amidst a forest of Ponderosa pine trees, Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort offers great lodging options; Vacation Homes, Cabins Suites, Cowboy Cabins, Western Wagons, and RV / Tent Campground. We offer excellent dining services at our Blue Belly Grill and Gus & Rosey's restaurants. We offer more activities on-property than any resort in the region, including horseback riding, jeep tours, zip line, climbing wall, canyoneering / hiking excursions, ATV tours, miniature golf, paint ball, and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zion Ponderosa Ranch Hotel Zion National Park
- Zion Ponderosa Hotel
- Zion Ponderosa Resort