April 14, 2023

6 Ways to Spend an Afternoon at Cliffrose Lodge

Most visitors to Springdale, Utah are on their way into Zion National Park. But while you’ll definitely want to spend some time in the park during your visit, it’s far from the only thing to do during your stay.

There are also many Utah state parks, other national parks, museums, art galleries, shopping, and more to enjoy just a short drive away. Better yet, when you stay at Cliffrose Lodge, there’s plenty to enjoy just steps away from your room.

From our beautiful gardens to our on-site spa, our Zion resort is packed with unique amenities. Keep reading to learn a few of the ways that you can spend an afternoon during your stay at Cliffrose Lodge.

1. Take a Stroll Around the Grounds

One of the details that make Cliffrose Lodge so unique is its stunning grounds. Set against a backdrop of Zion’s red rock peaks, the resort features beautiful, manicured gardens. The gardens were planted by the resort’s founder in 1988, and have since blossomed into a sanctuary in the midst of busy Springdale. 

During your stay, be sure to enjoy a stroll and take in the lush trees, colorful flowers, and array of local plants. The grounds change with the seasons, which means that there’s always something new to see. 

2. Visit Five Petals Spa

Whether you’re sore from hiking Angels Landing or you’re simply looking for a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, nothing beats a visit to our on-site spa. Five Petals Spa is the ultimate place to enjoy some relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa is just a short walk from your room, making it easy to fit in a massage or facial between day trips to Southern Utah state parks or shuttle rides into Zion.

The Zion Essentials Massage is a popular treatment that’s designed specifically to help treat sore muscles after hiking Zion’s challenging trails. A Hot Himalayan Stone Massage can help you soothe away stress and tension while also releasing toxins. Or, customize your experience a Five Petals Signature Customized Massage.

3. Have Lunch at Anthera

After a morning of sleeping in, a hike in Zion, or a massage at Five Petals Spa, head to the on-site restaurant at Cliffrose Lodge. Anthera is a patio restaurant that specializes in serving up fresh, healthy dishes. Start off with a hummus platter to share before digging into pasta, salads, pizzas, and more.

Anthera serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. They also offer an array of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

4. Look for Wildlife Along the Virgin River

Cliffrose Lodge is situated along the gurgling Virgin River, which winds its way into Zion National Park’s Lower Canyon. Take a stroll along the river to listen to the babbling water, and make sure to keep your eyes open for birds, mule deer, and other wildlife along its banks.

5. Cool Off in the Pool

On a hot summer day in Southern Utah, nothing beats a dip in the pool to cool off. Cliffrose Lodge has not one, but two pools located on the property. Each offers incredible views of Zion National Park and the resort’s grounds, and is the perfect place to take a break from the heat. Our new Riverside Pool and Hot Tub are just steps away from the Virgin River, so you can listen to the sounds of the river as you relax and cool off.

On cooler days, sink into one of our two hot tubs to warm up, relax your sore muscles, and take in the views while you chat with your friends about your plans for the rest of your trip.

6. Relax on Your Private Patio

You don’t have to go far to find a great spot to relax during your stay. Many of our unique rooms feature a seating area. But if you want to enjoy the views and some fresh air, head to your private balcony or patio.

 Here, you can watch for hummingbirds, listen to the river, and enjoy the views as you relax and unwind after a long day or sip your morning coffee before heading out on an adventure.

Planning Your Stay at Cliffrose Lodge

Whether you plan to spend your trip relaxing in your beautiful room or exploring Zion National Park, Cliffrose Lodge is the perfect base camp for your next getaway. From our unique, comfortable rooms to our luxurious spa, delicious restaurant, and beautiful grounds, there’s no shortage of things to do during your stay.

Ready to start planning your next getaway at Cliffrose Lodge? Check out our rooms to find the perfect option for you and your family.

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