Nestled in the red rock desert cliffs near Capitol Reef National Park is a luxury ranch oasis. While private and remote, the Cougar Ridge Lodge of Torrey, Utah is far from isolated, providing prime day-trip access to Lake Powell and each of the five national parks of Southern Utah–Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonland, Capitol Reef, and Arches. This kind of convenience won’t stay a secret for long. “People are starting to figure that out,” says owner Gary Bagley.
The secluded Cougar Ridge Lodge celebrates the beauty around it and was built on a family heritage of ranching. Gary has made the Lodge more than a ranch house. We’re talking world-class facilities, the best-of-the-best in amenities and location.
While the patio views, on-site hikes, and activities might make it tempting to stay put, Utah Luxury Tours uses the Cougar Ridge Lodge as an outstanding “home base,” making full use of its close proximity and easy access to the national parks and gems of Southern Utah.
The Cougar Ridge Lodge offers many unique activities that provide a culturally sought-after experience. A favorite is the thrilling “private” rodeo. Local cowboys and cowgirls impress guests with their calf roping and barrel racing skills. They will even teach guests how to rope and train horses. Cougar Ridge has a special way of combining relaxing experiences and learning opportunities. They offer a variety of classes, ranging from painting and photography to woodworking and winemaking.
Between the classes, private movie theater, and a two-lane bowling alley, there’s plenty to fit in between sightseeing.
Cougar Ridge prides itself on its culinary expertise. Restaurant fare on a getaway may seem routine, but the Cougar Ridge redefines the norm and offers a “grill your own” service that allows guests to choose from a variety of meats, salads, sides, and desserts delivered right to their Casita on any chosen day. Award-winning private chefs, state-of-the-art barbecue facilities, and other accommodations guarantee an elevated dining experience.
When guests return from a day of luxury touring, they’ll be treated to seclusion and relaxation in one of Cougar Ridge’s seven Casitas. Within these two-bedroom personalized retreats, guests enjoy upscale accommodations including a kitchenette, living area, and private deck with a Traeger grill.
Both the Casitas and the Lodge itself incorporate world-class craftsmanship, designed for comfort and utility, allowing guests all the comforts of home with beautiful views of red rock cliffs and farmscapes outside their windows.
The prime location and a long list of on-site activities and accommodations make this retreat a 5-star destination. Guests will experience the beautiful scenery of Capitol Reef National Park while also enjoying the comforts of home.
Whether you decide to take full advantage of the lodge’s luxurious accommodations or spend more time sightseeing in the expansive backyard of Southern Utah, the Cougar Ridge Lodge can tailor to any traveler’s dream adventure.
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