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3 Tips for Choosing the Best Utah Luxury Resorts

May 30, 2024 | Capitol Reef National Park, Cougar Ridge Lodge, National Parks, Our Blog, Things to do in Utah | 0 comments

Summer is almost here, which means that it’s time to start locking down your vacation plans! If a stay in a Utah luxury resort is on your list, you have plenty of options across the state. But while Utah is home to many beautiful resort properties, not all are created equal.

From crowded tourist destinations to a lack of amenities, there are a few things to look out for when choosing a resort. Cougar Ridge offers a quiet, luxury stay away from the state’s busier tourist destinations. But are our Utah villas the right choice for your next getaway? Keep reading to learn a few things you should consider when choosing a resort.

1. Consider the Location

If your goal is to spend a lot of time in Capitol Reef National Park or you’re looking for a centralized location that allows you to take many day trips to parks and other destinations in the region, it’s important to consider the location of any Utah luxury resorts you’re considering.

Torrey. UT hotels and vacation rentals are perfect for exploring all that Capitol Reef has to offer. But Torrey is also a great base camp for enjoying a variety of other day trips and adventures, including Goblin Valley State Park, Arches National Park, Otter Creek State Park, and so much more.

Another important consideration is how the location you choose will impact your stay. Staying in a luxury resort is a great chance to disconnect from technology, slow down and enjoy some quiet, and reconnect with your family and friends. But booking a resort in a busy tourist-heavy destination can mean spending more time sitting in traffic and waiting in lines than enjoying nature.

For instance, while there are tons of resorts located near Zion National Park and the two national parks outside of Moab, both destinations are incredibly busy, especially during the summer months. Your Utah luxury resort experience won’t be the same in either destination. But when you stay in beautiful Torrey, Utah, you can spend more time hiking, relaxing, and otherwise enjoying the quiet natural beauty that surrounds you.

2. Type of Accommodation

The next thing to consider when choosing Utah luxury resorts is the type of accommodation that you’re looking for. If you’re dreaming of a comfortable, luxurious stay, you’re not likely to have a very good trip if you book a stay at a rustic campground or roadside motel. While there are plenty of standard chain hotels, most offer basic rooms with few features. 

Staying in the beautiful Utah villas at Cougar Ridge offers the ultimate luxury experience. Your spacious, private villa is equipped with multiple bedrooms outfitted with plush furnishings, as well as a large living room complete with a fireplace. Outside, you’ll enjoy a private patio with great views of the ranch and a grill great for making a fun family meal.

Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a larger family looking to spend quality time together while still enjoying your own space, our Utah villas are a great way to enhance your next getaway — without breaking the bank.

For larger groups looking for an even more unique and luxurious option, The Grand Lodge at Cougar Ridge is a massive vacation rental with four master suites as well as a bunk room. Multiple kitchens and living spaces, a full gym and spa area, a game room, hot tubs, and a variety of other amenities ensure that this Utah luxury resort is one you won’t need to leave to have an incredible time.

3. On-Site Amenities

The last thing to think about when choosing the best Utah luxury resorts is the available on-site amenities. Most standard chain hotels and motels have little more than a pool. However, having access to a variety of amenities means that you can spend more time relaxing and creating memories at your resort, ensuring a more laid-back stay.

When it comes to Torrey, UT hotels, none can beat the amenities that Cougar Ridge has to offer. We do have a luxurious, resort-style pool for guests to enjoy, as well as several hot tubs. But we also have a variety of unique amenities that you won’t find at most luxury resorts.

If you’re traveling with a group, you can schedule classes on wine and beer making or a private yoga session. Enjoy some friendly competition with a round or horseshoes or sand volleyball. You can even host your very own private rodeo, complete with real cowboys! 

Our resort is a working ranch, which means that guests can interact with our resident farm animals. Rent an e-bike and take a cruise, or join one of our popular Bonfire Parties. While we recommend enjoying the easy access to Capitol Reef during your stay, you could spend your entire visit enjoying all that Cougar Ridge has to offer!

Choosing the Best Utah Luxury Resorts

From chain hotels to campgrounds, there are a variety of lodging options to choose from across Utah. But when it comes to Utah’s luxury resorts, not all properties are created equal.

The beautiful Utah villas at Cougar Ridge not only offer a comfortable and luxurious stay, but also mean that you’ll enjoy access to a variety of unique amenities to enhance your visit. While Capitol Reef National Park is just a short drive away, you won’t need to worry about traffic and crowds, making for a more relaxing experience. If you’re ready to start planning your own stay in a Utah luxury resort, book your stay at Cougar Ridge today!

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