Most of the hundreds of annual visitors that make their way to Cougar Ridge plan to spend at least a little time enjoying beautiful Capitol Reef National Park. But while this incredible natural gem is worth a visit, there’s also plenty to do right here at our resort.
Cougar Ridge is one of the most unique lodging options in Southern Utah. Combining the experience of a working ranch with a luxury vacation destination, guests can enjoy a number of on-site amenities and activities, including everything from sand volleyball to massages.
Ready to start planning your next visit to the best vacation rentals Torrey UT has to offer? Keep reading to learn 6 unique activities you didn’t know you could do at Cougar Ridge.
1. Relax and Unwind in a Sauna or Steam Room
While our beautiful Villas are certainly some of the best vacation rentals Torrey UT has to offer, groups can also opt to rent out our Lodge. In addition to having four master suites and a bunk room, The Grand Lodge also comes with a number of unique amenities. Enjoy a movie night in the theater room, a bowling alley in the basement, multiple hot tubs, and more.
One of The Grand Lodge’s most luxurious features though is the sauna and steam room. Step inside to let go of stress, tension, and toxins. Use the rooms on their own, or book a massage to enjoy a full spa day for you and your guests. This is perfect for relieving sore muscles after a few long hikes in Capitol Reef.
2. Learn a Brand New Skill
While there are plenty of options for relaxing or enjoying some excitement during your vacation, if you’d also like to mix in some learning, why not book a special course for you and your guests to enjoy?
From wine and beer making to photography to a course on horses and their care, we offer a variety of courses to choose from. Schedule ahead of time, and learn a brand new skill during your next trip.
3. Take in a Private Rodeo
There are plenty of 5 star hotels in Utah. But how many offer their guests the experience of their very own private rodeo? We’re pretty certain that we’re the only one!
Groups staying in our Lodge can book a full, private rodeo to enjoy on-site. Local cowboys and girls come right to our ranch to demonstrate their skills on horseback. Watch as they zip around barrels and twirl perfect lassos like you’ve only ever seen in movies. After the rodeo, you can ask the cowboys and girls questions about this unique sport.
This activity is an additional charge but is a truly unique way to treat guests during a corporate retreat or even a family reunion. It’s certain to be an experience that your guests won’t soon forget!
4. Take a Hike With a Llama
During your stay at Cougar Ridge, you’ll get a chance to see some of our resident ranch animals up close. But if you’re looking for a different way to interact with some animals, plan to book a llama hike during your visit. While not technically on-site, just a short distance away, you can book a llama hike, and enjoy either a full-day or two-hour hike with a llama at your side to carry your gear and keep you company.
5. See Stars As You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Another thing that sets us apart as the best 5 star resort Utah has to offer is our incredible views — and we don’t just mean before the sun goes down. At night, the skies above our ranch come to life with an incredible display of stars.
Torrey, Utah is a certified International Dark Sky Community, while nearby Capitol Reef National Park is a certified International Dark Sky Park. This means that both areas experience little light pollution, making them destinations for stargazing. Unless you live in another Dark Sky Community, odds are that the night skies that you see during your trip will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen at home. Plan a scheduled stargazing event, or simply relax in the hot tub or around a campfire taking in the views.
Planning Your Stay at the Best Vacation Rentals Torrey UT Has to Offer
From hiking with llamas to enjoying an evening of stargazing, there’s no shortage of unique activities to enjoy during your stay at Cougar Ridge. Whether you’re booking a private villa or our Lodge for your group, our staff will be happy to help you choose the add-on activities or amenities you’d like to enjoy during your stay, helping you to fully customize your experience.
Ready to see for yourself what makes Cougar Ridge’s Villas and Lodge the best vacation rentals Torrey UT has to offer? Book your next visit today!