See breathtaking southwestern landscapes while exploring the highlights of Utah’s National Parks.
Adventure is not a one-size-fits-all, nor do you have to be halfway across the world to get a taste of it. It can happen anywhere, even right outside your doorstep, and because adventure means something different to everyone, there’s no recipe or right way to experience it. With Club Adventures’ Retreat itineraries, you’ll dip your toe into the adventure in the most authentic ways with the company of a local guide to immerse you into the culture of their home.
Zion Ranch Stay
During Club Adventures’ Zion Ranch Stay Retreat you’ll encounter breathtaking southwestern landscapes while exploring the highlights of Utah’s National Parks. Traverse the rugged terrain of Monument Valley in a four-wheel-drive vehicle and hike through the coral-pink sands of Peek-a-boo Gulch. For four days, become entirely immersed in the beauty of the world and nothing else. You’ll stroll the rim of Bryce Canyon and steal a glimpse of Horseshoe Bend while getting in touch with the environment on a variety of stunning hikes in the area. You’ll even have the chance to truly embrace the southwestern culture as you partake in a traditional home-cooked, family-style Navajo lunch after a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley – a truly unique way to see this part of the country.
Living Like a Local
This retreat is all about getting in touch with the destination and there’s often no better way to do this than to sleep like you’re in the destination too. On retreats, you’re based in one location for the duration of the trip which not only allows for you to relax after unpacking just once but also helps you geographically center yourself. You and your fellow travelers will become familiar with the area as well as the people you encounter during your stay.
Visiting the Southwest pushes you to reconnect with nature and this retreat embraces all that the wide-open areas of Utah have to offer. From hosting a roaming herd of bison on site to being surrounded by deer, horses, bunnies and chickens, staying on the ranch links you back up with your local surroundings and allows you to relax and fully experience the destination during your hours off from exploring the surrounding parks.
Zion Mountain Ranch
The Zion Mountain Ranch, your home throughout the adventure, is perfectly situated to evoke feelings of serenity while ensuring you know exactly where you are – nestled in the mountains of Zion National Park. Equipped with several variations of accommodations, you’ll stay in a rustic-styled cabin or quaint lodge boasting modern luxuries sure to help you unwind. Styled to bring memories of weekends well spent away from the frustrations of day-to-day life, these cabins will assist you in getting back in touch with yourself. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, the ranch introduces a whole new way to explore your own backyard in an authentic, meaningful way. By staying in one central location, you’ll get a sense of what it’s like to truly live in the destination. You’ll wake up to magnificent sunrises and pastures dotted with roaming bison, and you’ll fall asleep under millions of twinkling stars each night. Being miles away from the nearest city lends itself to having some of the most pristine night skies for stargazing.
But it’s not just the landscape that pushes you to embrace local life; the ranch is careful to treat the land with respect as any superb rancher does. This means that sustainably sourced food is of utmost importance, and what isn’t grown directly on the ranch, the kitchen takes careful consideration to select where the ingredients come from. Enjoying the local fruits of the land is just a piece of what assists you in getting in touch with the destination and knowing that local vendors and farms are benefitting only ensures you form a stronger connection with the community – and you reap the benefits of delectable dishes. The ranch bases its menu off farm-to-table style cuisine meaning that all your meals are fresh and designed from the recent harvests. And, if you’re a foodie, you know there’s no better way to appreciate the destination than to taste the local foods.
Whether it’s a girls’ weekend away, a honeymoon or a family trip, the Zion Ranch Stay offers something for everyone. Discover all that the extraordinary terrain of Utah has to offer by staying in a one-of-a-kind luxury ranch featuring exquisite farm-to-table dining and accommodations framed by the untouched landscape of Zion National Park. Most of all, take advantage of the opportunity to slow down from daily schedules and stress and get back in touch with nature as well as yourself through relaxing in an impeccable location under the stars and exploring the remarkable parks of the Southwest.
To learn more about this trip, speak with a AAA Travel agent.