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8 Best Zion National Park Glamping Spots to Spend the Night

Nothing beats a night under the stars in a beautiful landscape – especially when your sleeping arrangements are a little more luxurious than your typical tent.


Surround yourself with the red sandstone of southwestern Utah and treat yourself to a fancy stay in the desert at one of these exceptional glamping Zion National Park spots.

While I live right by Zion National Park, I’ve taken many staycations to experience the local lodging, and glamping near Zion truly can’t be beat for an adventure with a touch of indulgence.


The Top 8 Glamping Zion National Park Spots

Here are the top 8 amazing properties for Zion National Park glamping that I would highly recommend (and I’ve stayed at all of them):

  1. Zion Glamping Adventures

  2. Under Canvas Zion

  3. Zion Wildflower

  4. Basecamp 37

  5. Open Sky

  6. AutoCamp Zion

  7. Zion Ponderosa

  8. Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch


1. Zion Glamping Adventures

Zion Glamping Adventures features plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable, but the key attraction here is truly the location. You’ll get to soak in stunning views of the red rocks without all the crowds in Zion itself.


At this glamping Zion National Park spot, you can choose to stay in one of the 21 bell tents, which include standard or deluxe glamping tents, a couple dry tents, and the special suite tent. There is also a rock cavern, which is a unique cabin with a jacuzzi and spectacular mountain views.


You book the type of tent you want online, then you walk around the site and choose the perfect accommodation for you upon your arrival.


Read more about team mate Matti's experience glamping with a baby at Zion Glamping Adventures here!


LOCATION

Zion Glamping Adventures is located about an hour from Zion in Hildale, UT on Water Canyon Road.


AMENITIES

  • Each tent (except for the two “dry” tents) has wifi, electrical outlets, heat, and A/C

  • Shared bathrooms & showers (with provided shower gel & shampoo)

  • Private and communal hang out areas with picnic tables, fire pits, grills, and yard games

  • Pet-friendly & child-friendly


2. Under Canvas Zion

Under Canvas Zion ups the glamping game with luxurious safari-style tents featuring ensuite bathrooms…and they definitely cater to families, with some tents having adjacent tents specifically designed for kids.


Under Canvas is also a great glamping Zion National Park spot because they offer tons of activities and experiences. Under Canvas features camp programming including outdoor games, live music, and yoga, all for free. And for an additional fee, you can book guided adventures like mountain biking, canyoneering, and rock climbing in the desert playground near Zion.


Read more about my family stay at Under Canvas Zion here!


Note: Under Canvas Zion is only open from mid-March to early November each year.


LOCATION

Just 25 minutes from the Springdale entrance to Zion, Under Canvas is quite conveniently located.


AMENITIES

  • Safari-style tents with private bathrooms

  • Bedside battery packs to charge devices

  • Nightly firepit w/complimentary nightly s’mores

  • Counter service dining available on the premises

  • Games & activities for the whole family


3. Zion Wildflower

Glamping at Zion Wildflower is a truly special experience. The location, the property layout, the different camping options…I seriously love everything about this place! It makes a wonderful getaway for families and would also be lovely for a romantic couple’s trip.

Zion Wildflower has a number of accommodation options…including covered wagons!...but the Grand Mesa tents are what the glamorous part of Zion National Park glamping is all about. These tents practically feel like a luxury hotel room, and each Grand Mesa tent has an in-suite bathroom and a private deck where you can appreciate the amazing views of the red rock landscape near Zion.



LOCATION

Zion Wildflower sits on a hill in Virgin, UT, just a 20 minute drive from the Springdale entrance to Zion and 10 minutes from the Kolob Canyons area of the park.


AMENITIES

  • Air-conditioned tents

  • Luxury bathhouses

  • Pool & hot tub to soak in

  • Yard games for kids and the whole family

  • Fire pits to use in the evening

  • Complimentary bicycles to borrow


4. Basecamp 37°

If you’re seeking a secluded spot to stare up at the starry night skies, you can’t beat BaseCamp37° for Zion National Park glamping! This amazing place only has 5 tents on the property, so you’ll find unspoiled views on the 37th parallel.


BaseCamp37° is a small, off-grid, women-owned and operated glamping property, and you’ll truly feel at home in the desert here. Each tent has a Cal King bed with handmade Oaxacan bedspread, and some of the tents also have an additional futon if you’re bringing the family or a bigger group.



LOCATION

BaseCamp37° is located in the Chocolate Cliffs of the Grand Staircase, only ten minutes from downtown Kanab and just under an hour from the east entrance of Zion National Park.


AMENITIES

  • Each tent has a private porch to relax on & soak in the views

  • WiFi & solar-powered charging bank

  • Two bathrooms in the main house with hot showers

  • Communal kitchen with indoor appliances & outdoor grill

  • Hammocks and outdoor seating areas

  • Fire pit (s’mores supplies stocked in the kitchen)


5. Open Sky

Take glamping near Zion to the next level at Open Sky, which offers seriously 5-star accommodations in their safari tents. Each tent is designed to blend into the landscape and positioned to maximize both breathtaking views and privacy. And these luxury tents are so decked out, you might not even realize you’re in a tent!


While you’re well-situated to explore Zion and other hikes in the area, Open Sky also features 5 miles of hiking trails right on the property, so you can take a nice stroll before settling into your glamping accommodations for the night.


LOCATION

Open Sky is in Virgin, UT and actually borders the far west side of Zion National Park. It's only a half hour drive to the west entrance of the park.


AMENITIES

  • Each tent has a private patio with gas fire pit

  • Private ensuite bathrooms and indoor & outdoor showers

  • Luxurious linens, bath towels, and robes

  • WiFi, bluetooth speakers, and lanterns

  • Air conditioning & indoor gas fireplace

  • Small refrigerator, microwave, & Keurig coffee maker


6. AutoCamp Zion

For a unique spin on Zion National Park glamping, check out (or into!) AutoCamp Zion. Here you’ll be glamping in an Airstream instead of a tent…although some of the suites combine an Airstream with a tent for families and bigger groups. The classic Airstream trailer includes a queen bed under a panoramic window, a sitting room, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom with a rain shower.


Along with a community firepit and lounge area, you’ll have your own patio with a fire pit to enjoy and unwind on. Plus, you can soak in the pool or dip your feet in the Virgin River, which runs right through the property.


LOCATION

AutoCamp Zion is located right along the Virgin River in Virgin, UT, just 20 mins from the west entrance to Zion National Park.


AMENITIES

  • Modern clubhouse and a general store to grab groceries

  • Complimentary mountain bikes to use on the property

  • Swimming pool (which is heated seasonally)

  • Spa-inspired bathrooms in each Airstream

  • Free coffee, tea, and granola each morning


***Images courtesy of Zion Ponderosa


7. Zion Ponderosa

Zion Ponderosa is a large resort that offers a wide variety of accommodation options, from vacation homes to cabins to Conestoga wagons to campgrounds. While I have stayed at Zion Ponderosa many times, I haven’t tried their Zion glamping options, but I’ve always had great experiences here.


You can choose from standard glamping or upgrade to the deluxe glamping tents at Zion Ponderosa, which have a deck, table, and grill. Showers and restrooms are available in a separate building nearby. You’ll also have access to the resort amenities, including a pool and hot tub.



Note: Glamping at Zion Ponderosa opens in March each year.


LOCATION

Nestled on the east side of Zion National Park, Zion Ponderosa is perfectly situated to easily get to the less crowded east entrance of the park in just 15 minutes.


AMENITIES

  • Electricity and WiFi in the glamping tents

  • Complimentary continental breakfast

  • Hot showers in the shower house

  • Access to resort facilities including a pool and hot tub

  • Guided experiences you can book, such as canyoneering & Jeep tours


8. Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch

Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch is really something special, and my team and I got to visit for a little glamping getaway. It was a magical experience where we hiked and explored the property, paddled the lovely pond, got out of our comfort zone with an exhilarating cold plunge, and laughed around the crackling fire just outside our tent.


We stayed in a luxury canvas cabin, but Cave Lakes also has a few waterfront glamping tents and even a unique tent in its own amazing private cave. While Cave Lakes is the perfect home base to visit Zion, Bryce, and other awesome places in southwestern Utah, the ranch itself offers so much to explore, you might not want to leave!



LOCATION

Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch is set in a private canyon just 6 miles north of Kanab, UT and half an hour from the east entrance to Zion National Park.


AMENITIES

  • Access to the 2.5 mile long private canyon

  • Three spring-fed ponds and 110 natural water springs

  • Onsite tour company offering adventures

  • Hot showers and restroom facilities

  • WiFi and power outlets to keep things charged


Nothing beats a night under the stars in a beautiful landscape. Immerse yourself in the stunning red sandstone vistas of southwestern Utah and indulge in an upscale desert experience at any one of these remarkable glamping options near Zion National Park.



Happy Adventuring,

Arika




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