When you book a stay at Zion Ponderosa Resort, you’ll experience the best of Zion National Park lodging. Only 10 minutes from the east gate entrance of Zion National Park and 75 minutes from Bryce Canyon, Zion Ponderosa rests on a 4,000 acre resort and features a full-range of world-class lodging from deluxe vacation homes to rustic cowboy cabins, RV sites to tent camping and glamping.
Accommodations don’t stop at lodging options, Zion Ponderosa features a two-tiered swimming pool, adventures and activities from jeep tours to sunset yoga, and quality cuisine at Ray’s Restaurant and Narrow Coffee Bar.
Whether you’re staying at our Zion resort, or looking for lodging near Bryce Canyon, Zion Ponderosa has the biggest array of places to stay near Zion National Park.
We were just looking for a place to sleep, checked out the first camping outside of Zion east entrance and decided to check out the next closest one according to info from the Zion ranger. Info said 2 miles, but more like 7-8. Upon arrival my kids eyes lit up and we booked 3 mid week nights. Free, private hot showers. Dish was station. Free pool and hot tub, ball sports, playground and fitness trail. Pay for stuff like bungie trampoline and rock wall and put put. 2 camp stores recently equipped, even individual beers(4%). Our site was a little small, tent was to close to the fire ring to feel comfortable with a fire. We peaked at the glamping tents and were jealous, maybe next time. Great spot at $30 a night plus taxes etc.
We finished out our Spring Break Outdoor recreation trip by clamping in one of the canvas tents at Ponderosa. I'd never been so excited to sleep in a bed. We slept with 5 people in each tent. The tents were accommodated with 4 beds (2 twin, 1 Queen, and 1 pull-out couch). We were provided with a power strip for phone charging as well as electricity, extra blankets, and towels.
While we were too tired to take advantage of all the activities offered at the resort, we spent a good amount of time in the hot tub and pool which we had all to ourselves. We then finished out the evening by cooking burgers over the fire and taking showers.
We woke up the next morning to a light dusting of snow, but were not cold during the night. We then enjoyed the all you can eat breakfast which was very nice, especially after having to wake early and make our own food over a temperamental stove each morning.
All in all, Ponderosa was a fabulous experience and I would highly recommend it (Plus it's located literally just outside of the Zion Park border).
Lots of fun for kids. Horseback riding, putt putt golf, pad boards, cabins, tents and Rv sites.
Great facility with plenty of amenities. Everything from tent camping all the way to cabins. we go back every year if not twice a year. Located to plenty of outdoor adventures
The Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is a large area with cabins, yurts, a lodge and a campground. The campground is located away from the resort features which we appreciated, so that is was a little more of an authentic camping experience. We still had access to the resort features including a pool, restaurant, and activities to sign up for, which could be a nice feature for some people. The campground area had a small store and great bathrooms and showers. Our site was fairly small but large enough for our small tent and car as well as a fire pit and picnic table.
The tent sites are well spaced and surrounded by trees. The showers were clean and plenty of hot water. There was potable water and a dish sink at the shower house. The pool and hot tubs were an awesome bonus. I enjoyed eating at the restaurant onsite even though it has limited hours. The coffee shop is open all day though! Great place to stay you really can’t beat it at 14 bucks a night!