Red Mountain Resort
What We Love
- Rates are per room for two adults and include three meals a day and unlimited fitness classes; see details tab for more info
- Guided hikes in the stunning red rock scenery
- Wholesome, hearty meals that don’t taste like crunchy health food
What To Know
- National Park expeditions and alcoholic beverages cost extra
- Average temperatures are in the 40s and 50s in fall and winter, 70s in spring and upper 90s in summer
- Don’t expect nightlife; the spa gets quiet after dark
- The outdoor pools are normally closed between November 15 and April 15
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Red Mountain Resort’s coppery adobe campus blends beautifully into the Mars-like landscape of southern Utah. On 50 acres on the outskirts of the outdoorsy town of St. George, this destination spa has a vibe of natural wholesomeness spiked with a good shot of adrenaline. The buildings wander over fifty-five acres of black-lava gardens and mesquite dotted with a hammock here, a stone carving there.
Bed & Bath
The property still sparkles from a 2006 renovation, with 82 guestrooms in five two-story buildings setting a soothing tone with white walls, dark woods and sleek lines. Twenty-four two-bedroom villas surrounding a pool offer huge rooms and have kitchenettes. Accents in cinnamon and umber, copper and clay reflect the hotel’s surroundings. Bathrooms have double sinks and shower-tub combos with thoughtful touches like candles and exfoliating sponges.
The 2006 renovation also added a $1.5 million spa under a geodesic dome with superb mesa views. There are fitness classes (yoga, tai chi, Pilates, cardio dance) to complement the hotel’s hiking offerings (choose between guided hikes or explore on your own). Grab picnic provisions at the casual Canyon Counter or refuel over the satisfying, healthy fare at the Canyon Breeze Restaurant. In lieu of skimpy spa portions, you’ll find hearty options like char-grilled wild salmon with apple avocado pico de gallo on sweet warmed cole slaw, served outdoors or perhaps in beside the large, double-sided fireplace.
How to Get There
Red Mountain Resort was a terrific experience. The grounds/location are majestic. The staff was helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. The food was very good and healthy. I really enjoyed the wide variety of activities (biking, hiking, yoga, etc.). I recommend the day hike to Zion National Park. The only disappointment was the spa. The building is outdated, the walls are thin and it's not well appointed. The ladies locker room is tiny, has one toilet and a steam room that fits three or four people. The prices are commensurate with high end spas, yet the environment is more like being in someone's basement. During one of my massages, I could hear the toilet flush in the upstairs ladies locker room every single time it was used. When I mentioned this to the front desk, they were well aware and yet continue to book treatments there (they did provide another massage in a different room). Jeannette and Everett were excellent massage therapists. I look forward to returning but hope they invest in a real spa.
the resort exceeded our expectations. the food was incredible and they would change things for you (for example if you wanted one meat but a different vegetable they did it no questions). the service across the board was wonderful, all the staff was friendly and helpful. we did hikes, rappelling and lots of classes in all kinds of exercise modalities. both my sister and i will go again. it is also great for singles , since there is a community table to eat at and you meet lots of people on the hikes.
Last year I took 34 flights and stayed in 18 hotels. I spend $100,000 a year on travel. Checking into this hotel was the most offensive experience I have had at a hotel in the last 10 years. No "welcome to St. George" or "can we get you some water" here. After a 8 hour drive on a pre-paid 2 room booking, we were greeted with "you can't check in until you sign this release." What? A two page 6 point release that I have to sign before I can check in? Sorry, I didn't bring my lawyer with me. I said I was signing under duress because I had no place else to go. That wasn't good enough. They made my wife and my two sons sign a release. Obviously, it is impossible to read and sign this thing and no what you're signing in less than an hour. They said it was because "this is an adventure resort." It looked more like the shuffle-board and mahjong crowd to us. The bell "boy" had to be 75. I've been to adventure resorts like Lizard Island and Belmond Machu Pichu, and believe me, the liability these people are most likely to face is for selling too many drinks to an 80 year old who trips over a dessert tortoise and ends up needing a hip replacement. After they gave us our room keys, they had the audacity to ask if they like for them to make a dinner reservation (this was at 5pm on a Friday night) at their obviously empty and overpriced restaurant. No thanks, I'll gum my food down elsewhere. We checked out at 8am the next morning. It is a horrible idea to patronize establishments that make you sign complicated legal documents that could have major legal consequences for you down the road. I get it if they want you to sign a release if you're renting a RZR or a horse or a bike, but I have to waive liability if I sleep in their bed and their $250 Home Depot gas fire place lights the room on fire?
If you are stressed out, depressed, need to lose a few pounds (or several), just finished a feature film, or just need a spa retreat, head on up to the Red Mountain Resort for a few nights or a few weeks! I literally called the resort on a Monday morning and checked in that afternoon around 1:30 pm...for one of the BEST two days of my life. St. George Utah is a short two hour drive north from Las Vegas and don't forget to stop at the Casablanca casino in Mesquite for the restroom and penny slots! I had a gorgeous, spacious room overlooking beautiful red rock mountains, snow capped peaks, and a hiking trail off my Turtle building room. There was even a hammock to chill out on. Did I mention the tons of fitness classes, wellness lectures, 3 healthy meals per day, pools, gym and YOGA! Most everything was included. I recommend bringing your own bottles of wine (they charge a small corkage fee.) I did not have time to do the awesome SPA treatments but my new friends all had cool treatments like acupuncture, scrubs, massages, etc. There were lots of men enjoying the resort so don't be afraid that it is for chicks only. I met some very interesting gals at the "community" dinner table. We enjoyed WINE, cocktails, and a gourmet menu prepared by the chef. I could not get into the cooking class because it was so popular and they only have room for 12.
I spent a very relaxing and enjoyable week at Red Mountain Resort. I'm glad I booked a Villa King room which had a patio overlooking the swimming pool. The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious. I particularly liked the gas fireplace since it was unseasonably cold when I was there. It is a connecting room, however, and I could hear the people in the next room pretty clearly. There was no robe in my room, which surprised me but the spa gave me robe. Unfortunately, two days later housekeeping took it away and never replaced it (and, I realized this in the morning only so I couldn't get one from the spa). Housekeeping was so-so - they forgot to replace coffee creamer (for example).
Airport pick up/drop off was very easy and check-in was fast. The setting is beautiful since the resort is surrounded by hills and mountains. I like that you can walk out of your room and hike on trails in the surrounding area. The inspiration trail is very pleasant. I hiked every day on different guided hikes and the guides were all wonderful. My only complaint is that guests talk a lot on the hikes. The resort may want to consider designating certain hikes as quieter hikes for those of us who want to listen to nature.
Food is average. The lunch buffet is sufficient but nothing special. Dinner ranged from just ok to very good. Service was excellent. I enjoyed the live music several evenings. The dining room can get noisy, however, when there are large groups who don't realize how loud they are.
My two massages were excellent. And, I got a very good haircut. The resting area can get noisy because groups of guest talk. That was very unfortunate - again, the resort may want to remind guests to be quiet in the spa resting area or have two areas, one for friends who want to talk and another for people who want to relax.
I would return to this resort because of its beauty, great hikes, nice spa, and reasonable pricing for an all inclusive spa resort. I only wish it was quieter.