The location of this resort is breathtaking in itself, but a short bike ride brings you right into Red Canyon Country. Zion National Park is an hour away and an easy and spectacular day trip. I went with a friend who wanted to go to a health spa, and certainly Red Mountain offers all spa treatments as well as constant exercise classes including TRX, pilates, zumba, etc. The food is very fresh and there are lots of low cal choices.
My goal was to get away from the city to somewhere beautiful and see the Southwest. This totally fit the bill. You don't have to do the full spa program - you can pay a la carte if you wish. I would go have dinner at local restaurants, just to try something new. It's great place for those who want to diet and those who don't to go together. Some people use it as a base for hiking. We went in February and the temperature was in the 60s during the day.
Our room was spacious with a huge bathroom and fireplace (we upgraded). Keep your eye out for specials, as the upgrade was not expensive. The grounds are spread out, which I quite liked, but someone with difficulty walking would want to be near the centre of the resort. They have guided hikes daily, horseback riding in the canyons, and other activities, but you can also easily hike alone. It's easy to meet people or keep to yourself, as you please.
We flew in and out of Las Vegas, and it was fun to spend a night on the town there on the way. Next time I will rent a car for the whole trip and take in Bryce Canyon as well as return to Zion. There is a shuttle bus from the Las Vegas airport to the resort (not free) and you can rent cars when you get there if you like for a day trip, or go on one of the resort's many excursions. If you primarily want to stay at the resort, you don't need a car.
This is not Canyon Ranch in terms of luxuries, but it is clean and attractive and has good exercise classes and spa treatments. It also doesn't cost nearly as much as spas like Canyon Ranch and those who just want to see a beautiful part of the country - while getting in shape at the same time - should be very happy here. Men feel comfortable here as well, as do single travelers. I'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A World-Class Adventure RetreatBlended naturally into a landscape of vivid red rock cliffs and canyons of southern Utah, Red Mountain Resort has everything you need to relax, renew and rediscover your passion for adventure. Eighty-two beautifully designed rooms and twenty-four villa suites are carefully sited on fifty-five acres of black lava gardens and fragrant mesquite with stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. All amenities, from nutrition seminars to massages, are a short, scenic walk away.Red Mountain’s ideal location allows convenient planning of a customized adventure to Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks, while Snow Canyon State Park is only about a quarter of a mile down the road. Our dedicated staff is here to encourage and support you in being as active or relaxed, social or private, as you wish – whether meeting new friends during an exhilarating rock climb or savoring a solitary walk on our private trails. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Mountain Hotel Ivins
- Red Mountain Spa
- Red Mountain Resort Utah/Ivins