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Anyone know where this photo was taken?? Hint, it's in Utah.

Nope, it's not Angel's Landing, but it is in Zion National Park. I thought Angel's Landing was the highest hike...only to find out there's a hike even higher: Observation Point. 1,000 feet higher than Angel's Landing! (Angel's Landing below)

Not only is Observation Point 1,000 feet higher than Angel's Landing, it's also VERY near a 4,000 Acre Ranch Resort. This Ranch happens to be on the Edge of Zion National Park: Zion Ponderosa Resort! Zion Ponderosa sits at 6,500 ft. high in the sky, on one of Zion's many plateaus.

Sounds pretty dreamy right?

The more I read and hear about Zion Ponderosa Resort the more excited I get to share it with you. We've partnered up with Zion Ponderosa for something big! But let's hear a bit more about this wondrous place.


There's a variety of ways to staycation at Zion Ponderosa; renting vacation homes, cabin suites, cowboy cabins, wagons & tents (GLAMPING coming 2017) and RV parking. I mean, check out this Aerial View.

Seems they have something for just about everyone. Not only does Zion Ponderosa boast some amazing Zion National Park hikes right from their resort, they have a slew of activities.

  • Climbing Wall
  • Miniature Golf
  • Trampoline Bungee
  • Zip Line 
Scheduled Adventures (Advance reservations recommended)
  • ATV Tours
  • Canyoneering
  • Guided Hiking
  • Hiking / Shuttles
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jeep Tours
  • Paint Ball
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shotgun Range
  • Wagon Ride & Dinner

Open-use Activities
  • Basketball
  • Billiards / Foosball
  • Horse Shoes
  • Ping Pong
  • Tennis
  • Pool & Hot Tub
  • Field areas for Softball
  • Volleyball

Events / Kids Camp
  • Evening Activities
  • Rodeo
  • Kids Camp
  • Wagon Ride & Dutch Oven Dinner


Ray's Restaurant sits right in the property, along with some dutch oven cooking, poolside grill, plus they cater too! Breakfast is included with most rooms.

This year is Zion Ponderosa's first year being open during the winter months, and we are SUPER excited to share a staycation with one lucky reader! This lucky reader will have to chance to stay in one of the cabin suites, hang out with the migrating bald and golden eagles, watch the unreal sunrises, hike in Utah's MOST popular National Park and sleep under Utah's clear starry sky. For real people, this is a first time opportunity and sounds ever so dreamy.


  • Two-night stay in a cabin suite $398.00 value (up to 4 people)
  • Six recreation vouchers ($72.00 value)
  • Valid for use between these dates:
    • Dec.15, 2016 to Jan. 4, 2017
    • Jan. 12 to 17 2017
    • Feb. 10 to 20 2017
    • Mar. 12 to 30 2017
  • Breakfast included (up to 4 people)
  • Recreation available with advance reservation (weather permitting).
  • Must be reserved at least 14 days in advance, and is based on availability.
  • May not be combined with any other offer. Offer expires on March 31, 2017.
  • Printed proof of voucher must be presented upon arrival.
  • Please view their website for further information at Zion Ponderosa.

To Enter:

  • Leave a comment below about why you need this Staycation!
  • Additional entries on our Instagram account!
  • Must be 18 years old to enter.


Giveaway will end Wednesday 11/23/2017 at Midnight. Winner will be randomly chosen and contacted directly.

*All Photos used with Permission from Zion Ponderosa.

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Heather Demke Mon, 11/21/2016 - 07:54

This place looks like a dream. My husband and I and little kiddos could really use some fun together time. With how busy life gets, we'd love a chance to reconnect and there's no matter way to do it than out in nature.

Kimberli Tripp Mon, 11/21/2016 - 08:45

Sounds like a blast! I've never taken my children to Zion's park... I'm sure they would love it! Great memories for me.

Shelly Hill Mon, 11/21/2016 - 09:53

This would be amazing ..we love to hike ..we have a daughter in college who worked all.summer and didnot get to spend any time with us and we have 3 children from 18 to 15 to 5 an d it's so hard to find things to do for that span of age but they all love would be amazing to win.this and spend time.with everyone together..thanks for the chance to win would be a.dream staycation!

Lisa Pearson Mon, 11/21/2016 - 09:58

I would love this! I'm trying to teach my kids that living an active and healthy lifestyle is fun. This would be great for my family.

Ashley Monson Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:02

I would love to win this giveaway! With two toddlers now, going on vacation seems few and far between -- this would be the perfect getaway for my husband and I or even possibly a fun little family trip :) crossing my fingers

Bonnie Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:04

I would LOVE to take my 5 year old son to Zion in winter!! And I seriously need a trip, I spend all my free time studying for my graduate program. We would love this!!

Melody Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:10

I would sooo love this! I love the hiking there! It's incredible! I'm all about getting my kids outside and enjoying the beauty around us. They would so love to go to Zions again.

Naima Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:13

I wish I could leave a photo comment! I was looking at the resort's website last night! What a coincidence. My kids have never seen any of our 5 beautiful national parks and it has been TWENTY years since I have, either. Such a shame. We need to take advantage of what our beautiful state has to offer & give thanks.

Amber Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:27

I love love Zion. It's too crowded to stay in the park or in Springdale, so east side is where it's at! The ranch looks AMAZING!

Brinley Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:28

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win this giveaway Because I love what I have seen of Zion and I can't wait until I can explore more. My husband has never been and with the dates available, I could go on my birthday!
Thank you for all the effort your put into the salt project. It is so helpful and we have been able to experience things we otherwise wouldn't have!

Sara Curtis Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:30

Definitely need this trip! With the craziness of planning my daughter's wedding this summer, we could use a a winter vacation to recover. This beautiful place looks like it'd be the key we need to recharge. Thanks for the chance.

Marissa garner Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:31

This would be an amazing prize! Zions is on my bucket list and we are moving to Texas in January so it our last chance for a real Utah adventure. Moving expenses and Christmas have us strapped so winning would make it possible to get away from all the stresses of moving. Such a cool prize. We have loved following you along salt project.

Jenni Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:37

After months of being in the" in-between stage" transition from college grad to obtaining a job, we'd love to let our hair down and have some fun to celebrate as a family!

Dixie Casasola Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:40

Nature is my happy place and being outside is my therapy. I would love to win this and take my daughter (and maybe a couple of friends) for a trip to beautiful southern Utah.

Mea Bradshaw Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:40

I need this staycation because my little family and I need a vacation!! It would be so great to get away this winter and go enjoy our favorite National Park! Thanks for the fun giveaway!!

Dixie Casasola Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:42

Nature is my happy place and hiking outside is my therapy. I would love to win this and take my daughter (and maybe a couple of friends) to beautiful southern Utah.

JASMIN M Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:42


Kreig Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:44

I would love to win this to surprise my wife with a mini getaway! She does so much to take care of our little kiddos while I'm at work and she could really use a vacation.

Ryan Pirouznia Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:45

This looks incredible! I didn't know this existed until I read about it on Instagram.

JASMIN M Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:47


Kallie packer Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:55

This looks like Heaven, I'm pregnant with my third child and currently potty training my toddler ☹️. A win would really be nice right about now. It would be so wonderful to have a babymoon before my husband and I become outnumbered. Truly looks like an amazing place.

Annie J Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:01

Zion is beautiful! We tried to go in October but our babysitter caught hand foot and mouth disease. We were hours into the drive and had to turn around and go home. This looks like an awesome giveaway!

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