Lodging Spotlight: Cougar Ridge

by Vibrant Management


Jan 22, 2023

Each of the tours offered by Utah Luxury Tours is designed to help you discover some of the most incredible national parks, state parks, and other outdoor destinations the U.S. has to offer. You’ll visit all of Utah’s national parks on The Mighty 5® Tour. On The Yellowstone & Grand Teton Tour, you’ll see the geysers and wildlife of Yellowstone and the snow-covered peaks and alpine lakes of Grand Teton.

But the destinations you’ll explore each day of your tour are only the beginning. You’ll also spend your evenings staying in luxurious, unique lodging options. On a few of our tours, the lodging is a central part of the tour itself. This is certainly the case with The Cougar Ridge Experience. 

The Cougar Ridge Experience

The Cougar Ridge Experience is a 7-day tour for up to 8 guests. This tour kicks off at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Your personal tour guide will be there to greet you and kick off the start of your tour.

Your first full day will be spent exploring Zion National Park. Splash through the Narrows, hike to the challenging peak of Angels Landing, or enjoy a more relaxing stroll along Weeping Rock Trail. Fill up with a delicious meal at a local restaurant, called Spotted Dog, before spending your evening relaxing at Cliffrose Springdale, a Curio Collection by Hilton.

That will be your only evening in Springdale. The next day, you’ll head to Bryce Canyon National Park to see its famous hoodoos, before retiring to this tour’s namesake; Cougar Ridge.

The rest of your tour will include a full day of exploring Capitol Reef National Park, a scenic air tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Park, and a full day to enjoy all that Cougar Ridge has to offer. And when you find out just how much there is to do in and around this unique resort, this will no doubt be the day that you’re most looking forward to on your trip! You can go off-roading, fly fishing, canyoneering, or relax and enjoy some of the resort’s other amenities and activities, like massages, indoor golf, or even an interactive class.

Cougar Ridge

The crowning jewel of The Cougar Ridge Experience is Cougar Ridge itself. This incredibly unique resort is located in Torrey, Utah, just outside of Capitol Reef National Park. The property covers more than 40 acres and was once home to a family ranch. 

Today, the focal point of the property is The Grand Lodge. This massive, multi-store sandstone masterpiece is packed with 5-star amenities. It features four master suites and a variety of other unique features, including:

  • Multiple full-service kitchens
  • A beautiful mesquite bar
  • Wine cellar
  • Bowling alley
  • Golf simulator
  • Game room
  • Fitness center with a steam room and sauna
  • Theater room

Two of the master suites feature their own private hot tubs. An additional hot tub is also available to Lodge guests on the patio. Head to the third floor of the Grand Lodge, and you’ll find access to the Cupola. This outdoor space features 360-degree views of the beautiful red rock country that surrounds you. It even features a fire pit. Additional details like stunning stone fireplaces, clawfoot tubs, walk-in closets, plush beds, and amazing views out every window make this one of the most incredible resorts in all of Utah.

Other outdoor amenities include a BBQ and fire pit, an optional sand volleyball court, and horse stables. You can visit with the ranch’s resident farm animals, and even learn about ranch life firsthand. 

The Grand Lodge is only the beginning. Cougar Ridge also offers a variety of optional activities and adventures, from off-roading and fly fishing to private wine-making or woodworking classes. You’ll get to choose from the many available activities during your free day on The Cougar Ridge Experience Tour.

Booking Your Next Trip With Utah Luxury Tours

Cougar Ridge and The Cougar Ridge Experience are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, families, and everyone in between. This unique resort is great for exploring a side of Southern Utah that many tourists never get to see. 

But this is far from the only trip option from Utah Luxury Tours that’ll have you skipping the tourist traps and standard chain hotels! Each of our tours is designed to help you experience your destination like a local, getting off the beaten path and trying new activities you might otherwise have never tried. You’ll stay in a variety of luxurious and unique hotels and resorts along the way.

Don’t just take our word for it! If you’re ready to start planning an amazing vacation in 2023, check out our Scheduled Departure Tours and Private Tours to find the right one for you!

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