If you’re looking for a fun vacation experience, consider staying in cabins near Zion National Park. Located in Southwestern Utah, the park is known for its sandstone canyons with spectacular views, hiking trails, and a variety of outdoor activities.
Not only will you be surrounded by the area’s natural beauty, but you’ll have access to all the amenities that come with a cabin from comfortable beds to fully-equipped kitchens and more.
Use this Zion National Park travel guide to find the best type of cabin for your getaway!
Whether you’re planning a family vacation or just want to get away for some fresh air and relaxation, there’s no better place than Zion cabins.
Zion National Park should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Utah if you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, scenic drives, photography, and more!
Use these 1, 2, and 3-Day Zion Itineraries to plan your trip:
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A Photo Tour of Zion National Park
Take a visual tour through Zion National Park to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!
Things to Know Before Visiting Zion National Park
Zion National Park is open to visitors twenty-four hours day, every day of the year. You will want to check the website because some services and facilities do close or reduce hours during parts of the year.
Zion Shuttle and Parking
The Zion National Park Shuttle begins operations during the weekends starting mid-February. Around the first part of March, the shuttle runs daily between Zion Canyon and the town of Springdale.
While the shuttle is in operation, Zion Canyon is the only Zion National Park scenic drive where private vehicles are not permitted. The shuttle also runs during the Christmas holiday so check the website if you’ll be visiting Zion during that time.
When the shuttle service is not in use, Zion National Park can still experience overcrowding. When this happens, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will close to the public once all parking lots are full. Be prepared and make alternative arrangements if you’re planning a Zion itinerary between December and February.
It’s important to know all the rules and regulations for parking at Zion National Park! Visitors can park only in designated parking spaces and should avoid parking along roadways, on vegetation, and in a way that blocks traffic. If a parking lot is full, do not wait for a spot to open up. Instead, move on and look for parking elsewhere. Anyone who fails to park in designated spots will be subject to a fine and may have their vehicle towed.
You can also park in Springdale, just outside the park entrance. Use the free shuttle that takes you to Zion. Be aware though that you must pay for parking in Springdale and that a park entrance pass does not include town parking, and vice versa.
Best Time to Visit Zion National Park
If you’re wondering about the best time to visit Zion National Park, below you’ll find specific information about what it’s like during the different seasons of the year to help you decide.
It’s important to know what to expect during each season: Zion National Park weather, services, and things to do that time of year.
- Zion National Park in the Spring
- Zion National Park in the Summer
- Zion National Park in the Fall
- Zion National Park in the Winter
Zion & Bryce Canyon AUDIO TOUR
“Download the app to your phone – no cell or wifi service needed. Based on your GPS location, the app takes you on a guided tour of the park and points out all the interesting features and stops. It’s like having a park ranger in the car with you.”
Cabins Near Zion National Park
You can choose from a variety of cabins options near Zion from rustic cabins at RV Parks to vacation rental cabins with all the amenities of home!
One thing to note when looking at cabins at Campgrounds and RV Parks – check to see if bedding and linens provided!!
Here’s a list of the cabins you’ll find at Zion National Park and in the surrounding towns near the park:
Zion Lodge is the only “in-park” lodging at the park. It’s located in Zion Canyon and is open year-round. Guests can stay in historic cabins that include a full bath, gas log fireplace, private porch, microwave, and mini refrigerators.
There are 28 cabins with two double beds and 12 cabins with one queen bed. All are within walking distance of the lodge.
Located near the East Entrance of the park along Highway 9 is a stunning 4,000-acre, full-service, multi-night destination near Zion National Park.
The property has two cabin options:
Rustic Cabin – equipped with a private bedroom, full bathroom, living room, air conditioning for those hot summer nights, and a gorgeous front porch.
Cowboy Cabin – queen size bunk bed, a couch and a dresser. Cowboy Cabins do not have bathroom facilities within the cabin – use the shower, bath, and laundry facility adjacent to the cabins.
Located in Virgin, Utah about 15 minutes west of Zion National Park, you’ll find luxury bungalows with the comforts of a hotel room, but in your own private building. There are a range of bungalow options that all include: a full bathroom, microwave, swinging chairs, mini fridge, and a personal parking spot.
The resort amenities include a pool and hot tub, yard games like giant Jenga, spike ball, and ping pong, free WiFi, fire pits, and gas BBQ grills.
Located 15 miles from the park in Virgin you’ll enjoy unique cliff dwellings patterned after ancient Anasazi kivas. Each one has a stunning view from your own roof top deck with a private hot tub.
The unit also includes a BBQ grill and fire pit, two comfortable queen beds or a single king, private bath, central heating and cooling, kitchenette complete with cookware, microwave, refrigerator, and a two burner cook top.
If you’re looking for places to stay between Bryce Canyon and Zion, a fun lodging option can be found about 25 miles from the East Entrance of Zion in the small town of Orderville, Utah.
You’ll find new cabin-type accommodations in a tiny house or treehouse. All of the units are modernized with luxury finishes and include features like a fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, smart TVs, a couch bed, grassy area, fire pit, BBQ grill and outdoor seating!
The resort also features two hot tubs and a pool. The heated swimming pool is available from February 28th to December 1st, and the hot tubs are open year-round! The resort does not allow pets in the area.
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Packing List for Zion National Park
Use our Zion National Park Packing List to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting any time year! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!