Looking for unique places to stay in Utah? Cougar Ridge is so much more than just your standard Torrey accommodation.
As a working ranch, guests can enjoy a range of unique amenities you won’t find at a hotel or motel. Visit with our resident animals, schedule a private rodeo, or enjoy some incredible stargazing. In addition to private villas ideal for a short-term stay, our Lodge is available for groups and offers some exclusive amenities perfect for reunions, corporate retreats, and other group getaways, like multiple kitchens, private hot tubs, a bowling alley, game room, and more.
But between our working ranch and the luxury accommodations, you might be wondering whether the best 5 star lodge Utah has to offer is family-friendly. Keep reading to learn the answer, and to start planning your next visit.
Is Cougar Ridge Family-Friendly?
Yes! Cougar Ridge welcomes guests of all ages. We also have tons of amenities to cater to different age groups and interests.
Have an animal lover in your family? They’ll love visiting with our resident ranch animals. From alpacas and steers to our ranch dog, Bronco, and ranch cat, Patty Cake, there are plenty of animals to interact with. Take a stroll around our property, and stop to say hello! If you have older children, you can even join in on some of our ranch work to get a feel for what life is like on a working farm.
When the sun goes down, the whole family will love having a campfire or enjoying some amazing stargazing.
Family-Friendly Lodge Amenities
Guests staying in our private villas have access to a hot tub, their own private patio with a grill, and all of the outdoor spaces at Cougar Ridge. But groups staying in our Lodge also enjoy access to a variety of family-friendly amenities.
Our theater room makes a great spot for a family movie night. Start a friendly competition in the bowling alley. On the first floor, you’ll even find a simulator room with driving and golfing, and a shooting gallery! A bunk room on the third floor features two sets of bunk beds great for kids, as well as a game room with a TV and game table the little ones will love.
Guests in The Grand Lodge can also schedule some unique activities during their stay. We can even host a private rodeo on-site for your group! After the rodeo is over, you and your guests can interact with real, local cowboys. Kids will love getting to ask questions and see their horses up close. We can also set up a private sand volleyball court for your group’s use during your stay.
Want to add a little learning to your stay? We offer several hands-on courses, like photography, horse care, woodworking, and painting. When you call to schedule, talk to our staff about the ages in your group, and they’ll help you choose a learning activity that’s right for you.
After a long day of fun, host a fun family BBQ or grill-out for your group to enjoy.
While there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy on-site at Cougar Ridge, our Torrey accommodation is also a great base camp for exploring all that Southern Utah has to offer.
Capitol Reef National Park is just a short drive away from the ranch and offers family-friendly hikes, sightseeing, and more. Be sure to stop at the Visitor Center to learn more about this unique park and its incredible landscapes.
Depending on your little ones’ ages and interests, you can also enjoy a number of fun day trips. Head to Lake Powell for a day on the water, or to popular Zion National Park for a ride on the Zion Canyon Shuttle to see the park’s famous landmarks.
Planning Your Visit to the Best 5 Star Lodge Utah Has to Offer
While we may offer luxury accommodations, relaxing amenities, and the chance to experience life on a real working ranch, the best 5 star lodge Utah has to offer is still a great choice for families with kids of all ages.
Ready to start planning your own adventure at Cougar Ridge? For couples, solo travelers, families, or small groups of friends, our private villas are a great choice. Each luxurious villa features two bedrooms, including a master with a king bed and a second bedroom with two queen-sized beds. There’s also a separate living space with a TV, a kitchenette, and a patio complete with a Traeger grill available for your use.
These villas can be booked on a nightly basis, making them great for both extended stays and quick getaways. You can even bring your furry friend along for an additional nightly fee! Check out our villas today to book your stay!