Vibrant Management, the management team behind Sointula Lodge, manages more than just picturesque fishing lodges in British Columbia. Based in Southern Utah, Vibrant also manages several hotels and vacation rental properties in the region. One is Cougar Ridge.
Cougar Ridge is a unique, family-owned vacation destination, home to a large Lodge that can be rented out by groups and large families, as well as a number of smaller Casitas, perfect for small families and couples. Located in Torrey, Utah, just outside Capitol Reef National Park, Cougar Ridge is the perfect destination for those looking to enjoy a relaxing getaway or an outdoor adventure.
Unlike British Columbia, Utah enjoys more mild winters and can be a great destination during the typical travel off-season. After Sointula Lodge closes at the end of the summer season, consider mixing up your travel destinations with a visit to Southern Utah and Cougar Ridge. If you’re ready to learn more about this unique destination, just keep reading.
A Vacation Destination in Beautiful Southern Utah
Like all of Vibrant Management’s properties, Cougar Ridge is a unique, boutique travel destination. You won’t find any standard hotel chain touches here; instead, you’ll enjoy a touch of luxury and all the comforts of home, whether you opt to stay in the Lodge or a Casita.
Located on over 40 acres of land, Cougar Ridge is surrounded by some of the stunning red rock cliffs that Southern Utah is known for. Today, it’s both a working farm and a vacation destination, as well as a wedding venue that can host everything from small elopement ceremonies to large receptions hosting 150 or more guests.
At Cougar Ridge, you have two options to choose from when it comes to lodging. One is our Lodge, our largest accommodation designed for traveling families and other groups. The other is our Casitas, private accommodations perfect for couples and small families.
The Main Lodge
Finding accommodations for a family trip or large group gathering can be a challenge. But our Lodge makes it easy. With four beautiful master suites as well as a bunk room for additional guests, the Lodge is perfect for hosting wedding guests, family reunions, corporate trips, and more. Besides the guest rooms, you’ll also enjoy a game room with a pool table and game table, a well-equipped exercise room, a spa with a steam room, sauna, and massage table, hot tubs, a bowling alley, a theater room, and more. Two fully-equipped kitchens and a dining area with seating for 10 make it easy to host any kind of get away without worrying about having to leave the property.
For couples and small families or those looking for a quick overnight trip, nothing beats our luxury Casitas. Each Casita features two rooms; one with a king-sized bed and another with two queen-sized beds. Some of the Casitas also have a bunk option in the queen room that can sleep one additional guest. In the living room, you’ll find a TV and kitchenette. Outside, on the private deck, each Casita has a Traeger grill perfect for cooking up hot dogs, hamburgers, and more after a long day of hiking. Traveling with a four-legged family member? Two of our Casitas are pet-friendly!
Endless Activities to Enjoy
Cougar Ridge’s close proximity to Capitol Reef makes it easy to fill your visit with hiking, sightseeing, and scenic drives. But there’s also no shortage of things to do on the property.
Cougar Ridge is a small working ranch and home to tons of animals, including alpacas, horses, ducks, and donkeys, as well as a resident lodge cat and a dog. You can take a stroll around the property, walk in the small orchard or visit our animals.
Play a round of horseshoes or sand volleyball. Grill up your own delicious dinner or host a backyard BBQ. For something a little more unique, groups can arrange for a private rodeo on-property. If you want to add a little education to your trip, you can even schedule a workshop and learn how to make your own beer or wine, how to care for horses, photography, and more. Spend your evenings relaxing in a hot tub under the stars or roasting marshmallows and swapping stories around a campfire.
Planning an Off-Season Adventure at Cougar Ridge
Already have your next visit to Sointula Lodge booked? After a few exciting summer days spent casting a line for salmon in the clear waters of British Columbia, why not plan a post-holiday escape to an equally beautiful outdoor destination?
Cougar Ridge is the perfect place for a getaway any time of year, but especially from late fall to early spring each year. Take a hike in Capitol Reef and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air. Warm-up beside a campfire while you take in the stars in a clear winter sky. Cozy up in your private Casita or enjoy some quality time with your extended family in the Lodge — and maybe bring along some of your fresh caught frozen fish from your stay at Sointula Lodge to grill up at dinner time!