Heaven! A review of Zion Mountain Resort
Just got back from trip to the southwest (Sequoia, Zion, Grand Canyon, etc) - Zion Mountain Resort was the highlight. We came across it by accident (driving by - the buffalo herd caught our eye). Wanted to do some horseback riding somewhere and thought this would be something different. My 4 boys (ages 5-14) and wife agreed it was the best day of the trip. Staff was great - horsetrail guides Guy (a postcard cowboy) and Jeff (an outgoing college student) were friendly, wonderful, and made us feel at home. May not be for everyone - but we enjoyed it immensely. Horseback riding was awesome - rode to the canyon edge, Indian Hill (site of an old Indian village), and within a couple hundred yards of the buffalo herd in a large prairie-like area. Even on a short 1 hr ride, we covered a variety of terrain. Longer rides are available. Friendly and accommodating owner went out of his way to make sure we were entertained.
Our experience in the restaurant was great - the buffalo burgers were excellent - everything else was fine. Nothing real upscale, the atmosphere was casual, comfortable, and friendly. Our wait time for food was about average.
Cabins were spacious and immaculate. Had our privacy - our own porch swing to sit back and look up at the stars - what a sky! While not luxurious, these were the nicest accommodations we had for the trip - had a "cowboy" feel, but very clean and well taken care of.
This resort is an excellent choice for families or wanna-be cowboys - I just hope heaven is this good...