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Red Mountain Resort 3.5

Ivins, Utah, United States

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Pros

  • Adventure and wellness retreat surrounded by red rock cliffs
  • Rooms with large flat-screen TVs; some with red rock views and mini-fridges
  • Villas with soaking tubs, balconies, and fireplaces
  • Two seasonal pools, an indoor pool, and three hot tubs
  • Full-service spa and a modern fitness center
  • Restaurant with healthy fare, a cafe, and terrace
  • Guided hikes, horseback rides, bike tours, and health classes
  • Meeting space and a business center
  • Clothing shop sells outdoor gear
  • Pets allowed (for a fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking, bike rentals, and St. George Airport shuttle

Cons

  • Simple rooms may not suit all guests
  • Resort lacks entertainment at night
  • No kids under 11 (a pro for some)

Bottom Line

The 106-room Red Mountain Resort is an upper-middle-range, all-inclusive adventure and wellness destination nestled amid southern Utah's red rock cliffs. The focus here is on healthy living, with a nutritious restaurant and a wide range of fitness classes, guided hikes, and day trips to national parks as well. The property has a full-service spa, hammocks, fire pits, pools, and hot tubs to help guests unwind. Rooms are simple and classic, and some provide red rock views, while one- and two-bedroom villas have fireplaces. Guests shouldn't expect much in the way of nighttime entertainment, aside from astronomy sessions, though St. George is only 15 minutes away by car. 

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Wellness resort with serene views of red rock cliffs 

This serene wellness resort provides plenty of spaces for guests to take in the surrounding red rock views, including outdoor fire pits

The Red Mountain Resort is an upper-middle-range retreat dedicated to wellness and outdoor adventures with fire pits, hammocks, and a rock labyrinth that’s used for meditation in a serene desert setting. Domed architecture and two-floor, adobe-style buildings blend into the desert landscape with red rock cliff views all around. Interiors are contemporary in the lobby lounge, where guests can relax on comfy beige couches and orange-patterned chairs, read free newspapers, sip cold water, and consult with concierge desks by the check-in counter. Fitness classes are available for kids and teens ages 12 to 17, but most guests are adults -- solo travelers and couples. The atmosphere is social, and the focus here is on healthy living, with guests meeting on guided hikes and a communal dining table for travelers who don’t want to eat alone. Nighttime entertainment, however, is limited and the bar closes early, which makes sense since the resort is health-focused and most excursions depart early. 

Location

On the border of Snow Canyon State Park

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This remote desert location in Ivins, Utah, overlooks the red rock cliffs of Snow Canyon State Park and caters to travelers seeking an outdoor retreat with direct access to hiking trails -- including Inspiration Trail -- as well as horseback riding, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Concerts at Tuacahn Center For the Arts are five minutes away by car. The St. George Tabernacle and St. George Utah Temple in St. George's historic district are a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Golfing is also 15 minutes away by car at the Ledges Golf Club. A free resort shuttle takes guests to the St. George Municipal Airport in about 30 minutes  Guided trips to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park -- which are one and two-and-a-half hours away by car, repsectively -- can be arranged through the hotel. It’s a two-hour drive to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. 

Rooms

Simple, modern rooms plus villas with private pool and hot tub access

The simple Turtle King Room sports standard (if modern) decor that is pleasant enough

Standard and modern when it comes to style, rooms and villas aren’t fancy, but most guests stay here for the outdoor beauty. Furnishings are pleasant and sit among rust-colored accent walls, arched windows, and dark carpeting. Deluxe Rooms offer king or two double beds, and some have red rock views. For solo travelers there are Dragonfly Solo Rooms. One- and Two-Bedroom Villas -- for up to six people -- have living rooms, soaking tubs, gas fireplaces, balconies or patios, and private pool and hot tub access; some have kitchenettes with dining space. Two-Bedroom Villas have two bathrooms. All rooms include air-conditioning, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, safes, coffeemakers, hairdryers, and robes. Some rooms have mini-fridges. Standard bathrooms are basic and modern, with granite-counter vanities, shower/tub combos, and toiletries. Stone tile floors are a nice touch. Pets are allowed in certain rooms with free perks like organic treats and bowls. 

Features

Health and wellness programs include guided hikes, fitness, and healthy dining

Canyon Breeze Restaurant serves healthy dining from a space with an open-air terrace

This resort’s long list of fitness, adventure, and wellness workshops allows guests to tailor their vacations with packages that include spa treatments and weight-loss programs. The main draw of the resort are the outdoor adventures, from guided hikes -- with trips through lava tubes and moonlight walks -- to free bicycle rentals and tours through Zion Canyon. Also offered are excursions to meet wild mustangs, kayak, rappel, or take photography classes. A modern fitness center is on-site and there are over 50 fitness classes offered weekly. Water workout classes are provided with two seasonal outdoor pools, and three hot tubs, including one tucked in the garden. Indoors is a year-round pool. Outdoor gear and active wear is sold in a boutique in the lobby. Nutritional seminars, reiki, and weight-loss workshops are also offered. Calorie and nutritional information is on the menu at the Canyon Breeze Restaurant, which has a healthy buffet (with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, as well as carnivore-friendly dishes), a cafe, bar with wine and beer, and a stone oven on the dining terrace. A domed building houses the salon and spa, which has a lengthy list of massages, facials, hand and feet treatments, nature-inspired treatments, and men's offerings. Nine indoor and outdoor meeting spaces can accommodate up to 100 people and two computers and a printer are in the business center. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel and a free shuttle to St. George Municipal Airport is also available.

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Address

1275 Red Mountain Cir, Ivins, Utah 84738-6178, United States

Phone

(435) 673-4905

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