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The Ranch at Wild Rose



Near Alton , Utah


A family legacy continues on the Ranch at Wild Rose, spectacularly nestled between Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.



Overview

180 Acres9 bedrooms
Sleeps 308 bathrooms

Unique Features

Cattle Drives
Near Bryce Canyon National Park
Near Zion National Park
Near Grand Canyon

A self-guided experience

Pre-arranged pickup location for keys, self guided, guests are on their own for meals, landowner representative can be contacted in an emergency.

About the Ranch

The History

The Ranch at Wild Rose is fulfilling the Cox family's lifelong dream to share the cowboy way of life. Purchased in the spring of 2022, this exclusive mountain treasure is nestled on 180 acres of gorgeous Utah landscapes. But the story of Wild Rose didn’t begin here. Harmony’s great great grandfather was an original settler of this area. His Wild Rose Ranch, just a few miles east, is where the tradition of hospitality began. Johnathan was well known for taking in weary travelers, offering them a bed and a warm meal. Ahead of his time, Jonathan had an incredible eye for livestock breeding and crop production. He took pride in the work of his hands, but always felt his most important work was his family. Dustin and Harmony Cox and their six cowgirl daughters continue his legacy. They live and raise cattle and crops much the same as grandpa Jonathan. They recognize how rare and special a life they live. Their goal as a family is to not only continue the legacy, but to also share it..

The Experience

The Ranch at Wild Rose is the perfect place to set up base camp for visits to Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Arches National Park. To make the trip even more spectacular, if you fly into Las Vegas, your drive to the ranch takes you through the Virgin River Gorge and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. This is awe inspiring country, and there is so much to see.
In addition to the majesty all around, the ranch has plenty to keep you occupied for several days. Enjoy activities such as horseback riding, hiking, trail running, bird watching, and shooting sports. End your days watching the sun set from the back porch while watching the elk and mule deer who come in to graze.
If you're looking for extra adventure, the Cox family hosts multi day cattle drives and branding experiences. Grab your hat and take part in an old west tradition.

The Accommodations

The ranch's lodging consists of multiple structures offering options and privacy for larger groups. The main lodge is a three bedroom three bathroom spacious custom built home with a large kitchen and living area. The master king suite and a secondary king suite are on the main floor. Downstairs is the bunkhouse room with three twin bunks and a queen bed. The upstairs loft also has a queen sleeper sofa.
Next to the lodge are three individual one room queen cabins. They all feature back decks and outdoor seating to enjoy coffee in the mornings and refreshments in the evening.
Just a short walk down the road from the lodge is the Hitchin' Barn. There is an apartment on the second floor of the horse barn. It sleeps 10 in three bedrooms, one king room, one queen room, another bunk room with a king and queen, and a sleeper queen sofa in the common area. The Barn may be rented separately from the main lodge and cabins.


The Land

In addition to the cattle and chickens on this working ranch, the area is home to mule deer, elk, Utah prairie dog, pronghorn, chipmunks, cougars, fox, and many bird species including Peregrine Falcons and Golden Eagles, and Red Tailed Hawks..

From The
Ranch
Owner

From The
Ranch Owner

"The original Wild Rose is where our great great grandfather, an original settler of this area, worked the land and livestock with his family. We continue his legacy. His story is part of our story, and we look forward to being part of yours."
-Dustin and Harmony Cox

The Lodging

The Lodge, Cabins and Hitchin' Barn sleep 20 comfortably allowing for both space and privacy. The chef's kitchen and large living and dining spaces, and well as an expansive wrap around porch provide ample area to gather and relax.
Lodge
6,000 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
sleeps 14
Guest Cabin 1
300 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 2
Guest Cabin 2
300 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 2
Guest Cabin 3
300 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 2
Hitchin' Barn
2,000 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 10
The Lodge, Cabins and Hitchin' Barn sleep 20 comfortably allowing for both space and privacy. The chef's kitchen and large living and dining spaces, and well as an expansive wrap around porch provide ample area to gather and relax.
Lodge
6,000 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
sleeps 14
Guest Cabin 1
300 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 2
Guest Cabin 2
300 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 2
Guest Cabin 3
300 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 2
Hitchin' Barn
2,000 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 10

amenities

Wifi
Cable/Satellite TV
Washer & Dryer
Fireplace
Coffee maker
Hot tub
Iron
Hair dryer
Linens
Towels
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioning
Outdoor Grill
Kid-Friendly
Non-Smoking
No pets allowed
Activities
Days on the ranch are filled with horseback riding, hiking, biking, and shooting sports. If you're interested in the working ranch life, spend time feeding and watering the animals and gathering eggs from the chicken coop. And after a day's work or play, gather on the porch to watch the wildlife as the sun sets and then wait for the stars to fill the dark sky above.
Biking
Bird watching
Hiking
Horseback riding
Stargazing
Trail running
Wildlife Viewing
Rifle Range

Equipment Available

Horseback Riding Tack - 10
Shotgun And Rifle Shooting Equipment - 10
Paddle Boat

Available Activities

Let us know what you're interested in when you request to book.

Cattle Drives

Choose from multi day or single day cattle drives. Have an authentic cowboy experience on the range. Please inquire for additional information and pricing.

Cattle Branding

If you want to experience true working ranch life, inquire to learn more about seasonal cattle branding.

Guided Experiences

For guests who want a more hands on stay, guided excursions and cowboy experiences are available. Pricing on request.

Catering / Box Luches

You're on vacation and you don't feel like cooking. Let us help with the option of catered meals. And for those days that you plan to visit the National Parks, box lunches can be delivered prior to departure, so you can enjoy a great homemade lunch on the trail. Pricing on request.

Request to stay at The Ranch at Wild Rose

In County near Alton

In order for us to ensure you have the best experience, we take your requested date and party size and confirm with the ranch owner before you finish and pay for your booking. You will not be charged to request to book.

512-230-3345
info@exploreranches.com

$2,080

Per Night
3 night minimum
Max number of people: 30
Semi hosted and hosted experiences including cattle Spring and Fall Cattle Drives are available. upon request, otherwise bookings are self guided experiences. Catering and box lunches can be added to stay.
Arrival
 
Departure

Adults

Kids

512-230-3345
info@exploreranches.com

Cancellation Policy

50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Ranch Rules

Don't litter and please pick up any trash you see on the ground.
Be respectful of all wildlife and your surroundings.
Please do not climb into pens of livestock unless accompanied by host, or given permission by host - the exception is the chickens.
Guests are allowed to gather the…

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Access

35 miles from Zion National Park
40 miles from Bryce Canyon
2.5 hours to Grand Canyon's North Rim
3.5 hours from Las Vegas
4 hours from Salt Lake City