There’s no shortage of ways to spend a day at Cougar Ridge. Schedule a private rodeo or host a fun event for your group, like a wine or beer-making class. Take a stroll around the property and say hello to our resident ranch animals. Challenge your family to some friendly competition with a round of horseshoes or sand volleyball.
We guarantee that you’ll have no trouble filling a day—or several—during your stay, without having to leave the Lodge. And those are only ideas for how to spend the daylight hours. Come nightfall, there’s even more to enjoy!
Soak in the hot tub while swapping stories with your friends about that day’s adventures. Have a grill out on your private patio. If you’re staying in the Grand Lodge, you can host a family game night with the simulator, bowling alley, or pool table. It’s up to you how you customize your stay. But one activity no one should miss is a Bonfire Party.
Bonfire Party at Cougar Ridge
Looking for a fun family-friendly activity that guests of all ages will love? A Bonfire Party at Cougar Ridge is the answer. This weekly event takes place at Cougar Ridge Lodge and is open both to guests of the Lodge and to the public. Guests enjoy a bonfire and snacks, followed by a guided stargazing program.
Starting April 2023, Bonfire Parties at Cougar Ridge will be hosted most Tuesday and Saturday evenings. The party starts just after sunset, and lasts between one and two hours, though you’re welcome to leave early or stay after the event is over to continue stargazing.
The Bonfire Party costs $50 per adult and $35 per child. The bonfire is provided, as well as s’mores, chairs, hot drinks, and blankets. After enjoying a bonfire and some snacks, you’ll walk to a stargazing location, where your guide will teach you about what you’re seeing. A telescope will also be present to help you get a closer look.
Meeting times and locations vary depending on weather and cloud coverage. Details will be provided on the day of your event.
Why Everyone Should Book a Bonfire Party
Whether you’re staying at Cougar Ridge or passing through Torrey, Utah, a Bonfire Party at Cougar Ridge is a great addition to your visit.
To start, our Bonfire Parties are family-friendly. From young kids to grandparents, everyone can join in on the fun. This activity is perfect for spending quality time together with your whole group.
Capitol Reef National Park is an International Dark Sky Park. This means that the park is a premier destination for stargazing thanks to its low levels of light pollution. Most of Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks are International Dark Sky Parks. But what many visitors don’t know is that Torrey, Utah holds a special designation, too.
In 2018, Torrey became the very first International Dark Sky Community in Utah. This makes it an incredible destination for stargazing. If you live somewhere with a lot of light pollution, you’ll be stunned by just how many stars you can see during a Bonfire Party.
Finally, joining a Bonfire Party is more than just a fun way to spend an evening. It’s also a great way to learn something new during your stay at our Capitol Reef resort. Your guide will teach you about some of the stars, planets, or constellations you’re seeing, and show you how to use the telescope.
Planning Your Stay at Our Capitol Reef Resort
Staying in the best hotels Torrey Utah offers can be a great chance to spend lots of time in Capitol Reef National Park. Located just a short drive from the entrance to the park, a Casita at Cougar Ridge or our beautiful Grand Lodge is the perfect base camp for your outdoor adventure.
But our Capitol Reef resort also offers plenty to enjoy without leaving the property. This is perfect for planning a day of rest in an otherwise busy vacation, or for entertaining a big group without having to arrange for travel for the day. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or family, or with a group of your extended family, coworkers, or friends, Cougar Ridge has something for everyone to enjoy. And there’s no better way to end a day full of memories together than with a Bonfire Party. In fact, it might just be the best on-site amenity at Cougar Ridge.
Ready to see for yourself what makes us one of the best hotels Torrey Utah has to offer? Now is a great time to book your stay at Cougar Ridge. Right now, when you book a stay of three or more nights before June 30, you’ll enjoy a 25 percent discount on your visit. Book today to take advantage of this deal!