Pinewoods is under new management! And we are passionate about the memories you come to make and the role we get to play. Frank May has been the owner/operator of a regional chain of Backyard Living Superstores in East Tennessee and Western Carolina for many years. As a Chattanooga native, he was the only member of his graduating class at Chattanooga Christian School to attend university west of the Mississippi when he chose the University of Utah in 1993. It was in his time at the U that Frank fell in love with the geography and people of Utah.
In 2017 Frank and Nicole purchased a family home that doubled as a rental in the tiny desert town of Apple Valley, Utah very close to Zion National Park. Needless to say, the May kids have made MANY trips to Utah from Tennessee, and they have had the opportunity to really explore what Southwest Utah has to offer. In one of our many trips to Bryce from the Zion area, we drove through Duck Creek village and pulled off at Aspen-Mirror Lake one day. It was love at first stop. Though our Utah home is down in the desert, our hearts are calmed by the high-altitude forest. Oh, and we LOVE the Utah snow. So we kept coming back to this special place with SO much to explore and nights so cool and comfortable in the blazing desert summers.
Frank has developed what is now a 26-home resort in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, and, combining a passion for hosting and a passion for the wilderness and wonder of Southern Utah and the family’s fondness for Duck Creek Village, in particular, we are so excited to take over Pinewoods and develop the resort, and your experience of the area to the fullest potential.
This effort will be led by Jeffrey Morales and his wife Cora who relocated from Chattanooga to assume the role of GM at Pinewoods. Jeffrey is as passionate about your positive experience as he is about food, and he is quite the energetic and creative chef, bringing new taste, quality, and vigor to Pinewoods Restaurant which we will rename Woodlands Grill upon release of our new menu in July.
We take your vacation and adventure seriously and want your experience to be so good you cannot wait to return and explore this amazing area more! The May and Morales families are united in this goal and honored that you have chosen to trust us with a night or more, and, oh what-a-meal!