Glamping near Zion National Park with Basecamp37°
Imagine camping under a star-filled sky, taking in expansive views that stretch for miles and miles, and watching colorful sunrises and sunsets from the private deck of a luxury safari-style tent.
At BaseCamp37°, you get all the magic of camping in the desert plus the comforts and amenities of home.
This post is part of a paid partnership with BaseCamp37. All ideas and opinion are 100% my own.
Basecamp37° is a unique glamping experience near Zion National Park, Kanab, Lake Powell, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon National Park.
WHAT IS GLAMPING?
Glamping is camping in a tent but without the roughing it part, like sleeping on the ground.
Glamping at Bascamp37° means a comfy kingsize bed and luxuries you don't usually get while camping like heated blankets, hot showers, and a fully stocked kitchen that is surrounded by nature and wide-open desert views for miles.
ABOUT BASECAMP 37°
BaseCamp 37° is a small, off-grid, women-owned and operated glamping property since 2017. The property gets its name from its location - right along the 37th parallel.
The five glamping tents on the property are spaced out far enough away from neighboring tents to provide plenty of privacy.
Each glamping tent has a comfy kingsize bed, a small cooler, headlamps, a private porch with a propane fire pit, wifi, and a solar-powered charging bank for charging all your electronics.
The main house has a large communal kitchen and two bathrooms with hot showers. Just a short walk away from each tent; the main house is beautifully designed and stocked with all the kitchen and bathroom essentials you could ask for.
It's even stocked with all the ingredients for smores!
The outdoor area has a large fire pit perfect for roasting smores in the evening and telling ghost stories.
The outdoor space also has plenty of seating, a barbeque, hammocks, and a small cowboy pool to cool off on those hot summer days.
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For entertainment, there is a considerable selection of board games and cornhole for guests to enjoy.
This property would be perfect for hosting a small family gathering or an intimate elopement. Book out all the tents and have the place to yourselves!
WHERE IS BASECAMP37° LOCATED
BaseCamp37° is located in the Chocolate Cliffs of the Grand Staircase, just ten minutes from downtown Kanab in the Southwest corner of Utah.
To get to BaseCamp37° you can fly into Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport, rent a car and drive 3 hours.
You can also fly into the Saint George Regional airport. This airport is much smaller with minimal flight options, but if you can find one that works for you, the time savings and convenience will be a huge bonus. It's only a 1 hour 30-minute drive.
The next closest major airport is Salt Lake City. Salt Lake is a 5.5-hour drive.
OUR EXPERIENCE STAYING AT BASECAMP37°
My kiddos and I love visiting Kanab any chance we can get. Since Kanab is just an hour from our home, it makes for the perfect little staycation.
My kiddos were a little hesitant when we turned down the dirt road a few minutes outside of town, but once we pulled up to our tent, they were thrilled to run around and check out our base camp for the weekend.
Our tent had a king size bed and a twin-sized bed for my 13-year-old. My younger two were happy to cuddle with me in the kingsize bed for the weekend.
Amy, the host, and owner of BaseCamp37°, was quick to greet us and tell us about the property. She was awesome and gave me some great ideas for kid-friendly spots to check out close by.
We took our groceries over to the main house and explored all the shared space. Everything was so beautifully designed and functional. I loved that there was plenty of room to cook dinner and eat breakfast. It's so nice not to have to eat out every meal when traveling with kids.
The weather was perfect, and we spent the evening in the outdoor communal space. I was in awe of how lush and beautiful the cactus and desert sagebrush were on the property. I even asked Amy if they had done landscaping. She just laughed and said no. It was all natural.
My kiddos found the hammocks and spent the evening fighting over them...haha! 2 hammocks + three kids = fighting!
After roasting smores, we walked the short distance to our tent to cozy up in bed and listen to the sounds of the desert at night. The dark sky was filled with millions of twinkling stars. It was so magical!
I woke up in the morning just before sunrise and enjoyed the pink glow on the horizon. Everything was so quiet and still. That is the magic of the desert. Away from all the hustle and bustle, you get a peacefulness that is so rare these days. It is just what my soul needed.
We enjoyed a slow morning, eating breakfast in the main house and exploring the property before heading out for the day.
I love that we didn't have to drive far to find all sorts of things to do for a day of adventure and fun.
That night I made dinner for the kids in the communal kitchen, and we hung out inside and played UNO at the large table. It was a perfect evening after a long day of adventuring.
The following day we woke up and had another slow morning, eating breakfast and swinging in the hammocks before checking out.
OUR FULL WEEKEND ITINERARY
Day 1 - 1/2 day
A Stop at Best Friends Visitor Center in downtown Kanab to pet the kittens
Dinner at Big Als Frost Stop - Buffalo burgers, sweet potato fries, and yummy milkshakes
Check in to BaseCamp 37
Spend the evening swinging on hammocks, watching the sunset, and making smores under the magnificent Southern Utah sky
Day 2 - Full Day
Wake up early to watch the sunrise from the tent
Slow morning with coffee and cereal and exploring BaseCamp37
Hike The Nautilus (Thanks, Amy, for the great recommendation!)
Lunch in Page @
Swimming and cliff jumping at The Chains area of Lake Powell
A quick stop at Horseshoe Bend
Dinner at BaseCamp37
UNO at the kitchen table
Day 3 - 1/2 day
Breakfast and slow morning, then check out
Coffee at Kanab Creek Bakery
Hike Squa Trail - Local trail right in town with views of the town
Explore Moqui Caverns
Explore Belly of the Dragon
Scenic drive home through Zion National Park
When I say that BaseCamp37° is close to so many things to do, I'm not kidding! Check out this list I have put together of 15 hikes and things to do close to BaseCamp37°.
Most of these things we have done but there are still a few on my list for next time and I'm sure I will continue to find more and more.
2 - Hike Buckskin Gulch
4 - Hike Whitehouse Trail
5 - Hike Coyote Buttes North
6 - Hike The Wave
10 - Visit Horseshoe Bend
11 - Swim at Lake Powell
12 - Hike Mansard Trail
13 - Hike Water Canyon
14 - Go Canyoneering
For more inspiration and info about staying in Kanab check out this post