Lodge at Red River Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Rooted in 2,000 acres of wilderness, the grand scale Lodge at Red River Ranch is an authentic southwestern gem, filled with antique furnishings, western artwork and cowboy memorabilia. If you’ve looking for a Wild West themed corner to refuel in after exploring the red-hued rocks of Capitol Reef National Park, then look no further.
Perfect forFans of Spaghetti Westerns and for those looking to explore Utah’s stunning landscape.
In the know
  • Centrally located between all of Utah’s national parks – Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion.
  • Rustic chic rooms decorated with authentic artefacts.
  • Spot herds of American Bison at the entrance.

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Family-friendly
  • History & Heritage
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Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Just 15 minutes west of Capitol Reef National Park, ideally located near all of Utah’s southern national parks.

Rooms at Lodge at Red River Ranch

These snug rustic guest rooms all have wood burning fireplaces, a patio or step-out balcony, private bathrooms and air conditioning. Embodying a traditional hunting cabin, these rooms feature Native American and western pioneer touches, including wagon-wheel chandeliers, beds heavy with patterned quilts and portraits of American Indian chiefs.
For a bit of southern romance, go for the Cornflower Room, which features a beautiful king-sized canopy bed, a writing desk and a walkout balcony with views of the red cliffs and orchard.

Food & Drink

If home style French toast seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon, a mushroom omelette with fresh tomatoes and cheese, blueberry pancakes with bacon or chilaquiles with avocado and scrambled eggs sound good to you, then you’ll love the breakfasts served at the Cliffstone Restaurant. Have breakfast outside and bask in the early light on the patio before heading out on your day adventure to the nearby parks.
The restaurant only serves breakfast, but packed lunches and light dinners are available on request.


Full of peaceful alcoves and scenic spots perfect for catching up on some light reading, the Great Room is the lodge’s hub and has a piano, game nook and comfortable furniture for lazy afternoons. The lodge also has a recreations room with table-tennis and foosball, an exercise machine, a home theatre and an outdoor hot tub.

Activities at Lodge at Red River Ranch

A few minutes’ drive will have you surrounded by the red rock cliffs and bridges of Capitol Reef National Park, where you can cycle around the well maintained roads, fish in the Fremont River, hike to the must-see Hickman Natural Bridge and pick fruit in the green groves and orchards of Fruita. After a drive through the national park’s rocky wilderness, you can hop into a UTV (four-wheel off road vehicle) and explore the Mars-like terrain on hard-to-access trails or walk the many trails around the lodge, keeping an eye out for the herds of American bison and resident beavers.

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Hotel location

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is located in South Central Utah, just 15 minutes west of Capitol Reef National Park on highway 24 – 3.5 hours south of Salt Lake City and 5.5 hours north of Las Vegas.

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