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4 Places for Some Friendly Competition at Cougar Ridge

Oct 31, 2022 | Capitol Reef National Park, Cougar Ridge Lodge, Our Blog, Things to do in Utah | 0 comments

At Cougar Ride, we offer a couple of lodging options. Our Capitol Reef National Park hotel offers private Villas that are ideal for families, groups of friends, couples, or even solo travelers. We offer 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas, as well as the option to rent a single suite in one of our 3-bedroom villas. 

Our 2-bedroom VIllas each feature two bedrooms, with a King-sized bed in one and two Queen-sized beds in the other. There’s also a living room area and kitchenette, and a private deck complete with a Traeger grill. The 3-bedroom Villas also feature a similar layout but with an additional Master King Suite. Our 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas can sleep between 6 and 8 guests comfortably. But what if you’re traveling with a larger group?

The Grand Lodge at Cougar Ridge is designed with groups in mind. From family reunions to corporate retreats, our Lodge is the perfect destination for your trip. It features 4 private Master Suites, as well as an additional bunk room.

In addition to the luxurious accommodations and plenty of space, The Grand Lodge comes with some exclusive amenities—including a few that are perfect for inspiring a little friendly competition with your group. Keep reading to learn a few great spots to go head-to-head with your friends, family, or coworkers during your stay.

1. The Indoor Bowling Alley

Need to pass a rainy afternoon, or looking for a fun way to stay in after a long day of exploring Capitol Reef? Head to the first floor of The Grand Lodge. Here, you’ll find the ultimate entertainment area—and the first thing you’ll see is our two-lane bowling alley!

For an additional fee, your group can enjoy a couple of rounds on the lanes, complete with digital scoreboards so you can easily keep track of who’s in the lead! Cozy up to the mesquite bar alongside the bowling alley for a drink while you cheer for your team.

2. Hit the Simulator

Also in the first-floor game room, you’ll find our simulator room. This state-of-the-art simulator lets you and your guests enjoy a round of golf, a car race, or even a shooting gallery. Pick your game, choose your teams, and set the stakes for an evening of fun! This is definitely one of the most unique features of choosing the best Capitol Reef National Park hotel.

3. In a Game of Sand Volleyball

Visiting with a larger group that loves some competition? Let us know in advance, and for an additional fee, we’ll set up your very own private sand volleyball court! This is the perfect addition to a spring, summer, or fall visit to Cougar Ridge, and is a great way to get a larger group, like a corporate retreat or big family reunion, in on the fun all at once!

The private volleyball court is available for $75, which includes set-up and take-down. We also have Spikeball available.

4. With a Round of Horseshoes

Also included in your rental of The Grand Lodge is the Cougar Ridge Horse Shoe Pit. Enjoy a little classic, old-school competition as you toss shoes with some incredible views of our ranch around you. 

5. In the Game Room

The third floor of Cougar Ridge is a kid’s paradise—and a paradise for the young at heart! This floor is home to our Bunk Room, which features 2 sets of bunk beds and a bathroom with a shower. Here, you can also access the Lodge’s incredible Cupola. This amazing overlook provides spectacular 360-degree views of our Lodge and the stunning landscapes that surround it. This might just be the best view in all of Southern Utah!

Also on the third floor, you’ll find our Game Room. Included for free with your Lodge rental, this room is home to a pool table, game table, and TV. Turn on the game, cheer for your team, and start up a little friendly competition with friends and family. This is the perfect spot to hang out.

Planning a Stay at the Best Capitol Reef National Park Hotels

If you love enjoying a little friendly competition, you’ve come to the right place. Staying at the best Capitol Reef National Park hotel means enjoying plenty of amazing amenities. When you stay at The Grand Lodge at Cougar Ridge, you’ll enjoy access to some of our exclusive amenities, like our game rooms, bowling alley, simulator, and more. 

After going head-to-head with your friends, coworkers, or family, enjoy some of the Lodge’s other exclusive perks, like our well-equipped exercise room, spa with a steam room, sauna, and massage room, multiple hot tubs, an outdoor dining area with a fire pit, and more.

Ready to see for yourself what makes Cougar Ridge one of the best Southern Utah resorts? Book your next stay at The Grand Lodge or our private Villas today!

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