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6 Reasons to Plan a Cougar Vacation in 2023

May 7, 2023 | Cougar Ridge Lodge, Our Blog, Things to do in Utah | 0 comments

Whether you’ve visited our Capitol Reef resort in the past or are thinking about planning your first trip, there’s never been a better time for a Cougar vacation.

Big changes are coming to Cougar Ridge in 2023. From a brand new pool to a variety of festivals, keep reading to learn why this is the year you should book your Cougar vacation.

1. You Can Join a Bonfire Party Every Week

This first event isn’t new. But a Bonfire Party at Cougar Ridge continues to be one of the best ways to spend an evening during your visit to our Capitol Reef resort.

You’ll kick off the evening with a bonfire, where you can roast s’mores and enjoy a hot drink. After a short introduction, you’ll walk to our stargazing location where you’ll enjoy a guided program complete with a telescope.

Back by popular demand, our Bonfire and Star Parties are one of our most popular on-site amenities. Starting in April 2023, you can join a Bonfire Party most Tuesdays and Saturday evenings. These events are open to the public as well as guests of Cougar Ridge and cost $50 per adult and $35 per child. 

2. EV Chargers are Now Available

Bringing your electric vehicle along for your next Cougar vacation? Now, you can charge your vehicle before another day of fun and adventure.

EV chargers are now available at the Reception building at Cougar Ridge. These are available to all guests for just $12 per charge. Park your vehicle for an overnight charge before taking off for a day of exploring nearby Capitol Reef National Park.

3. Our New Pool Opens in Fall 2023

Another amenity that guests planning a Cougar vacation later this year will be able to take advantage of is our brand-new pool. The Pool at Cougar Ridge will be a beautiful facility, complete with a large pool, a hot tub, shaded cabanas with lounge furniture, and stunning landscaping. This will be the perfect spot to spend a relaxing day at the resort, or for enjoying a refreshing afternoon dip after a long morning of hiking. The pool will be available to all guests and is set to be completed in Fall of 2023.

4. Complimentary Breakfast is Served Daily

Another new amenity that was announced in 2022 is our complimentary breakfast. Available daily from 7 am to 10 am in our Reception Center, this breakfast is perfect for grabbing a bite on your way out for a day of fun. This amenity is available year-round and is just another added perk of planning a Cougar vacation.

5. The Resort is Set to Host Several Festivals and Events

Looking for a new and exciting way to spend a visit to our Capitol Reef resort? In 2023, Cougar Ridge is set to host three exciting events.

First up is the Fort Desolation Festival. This three-day music and adventure travel festival will kick off on June 8, 2023. It will feature acts by artists like Morgan Wade, The White Buffalo, and more.

On August 11, Cougar Ridge will host the Utah Symphony on their Forever Mighty Tour. Enjoy a free, full symphony concert with performances by two acclaimed, Utah-based singers, soprano Madison Leonard and baritone Shea Owens. They’ll perform a variety of Broadway, opera, and American folk pieces.

In addition to musical performances, Cougar Ridge will also be hosting a weekend yoga retreat. The High Fitness Yoga Retreat, hosted by Awaken Studios, is a weekend of group fitness classes, personal growth sections, guided hikes, and more.

6. Right Now You Can Save Big on Your Cougar Ridge Stay

Need another reason to plan a Cougar vacation? Right now, you can save big on your next stay!

When you book a stay of three or more nights at Cougar Ridge before June 30, you’ll enjoy a 25 percent discount on your stay. With that savings, you could extend your stay at our Capitol Reef resort, book an off-road tour, or simply save big on another great vacation. But this deal won’t last long—book your stay today to take advantage of these savings.

Planning Your 2023 Cougar Vacation

From the chance to save big on your next stay to exciting new amenities, there’s no shortage of reasons to start planning a Cougar vacation in 2023. 

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