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Luxury Glamping in Southern Utah at Open Sky Zion

If you want to experience the desert landscape but don’t want to rough it when you spend the night, you will love luxury glamping in southern Utah at Open Sky Zion.

The safari tents at Open Sky Zion let you immerse yourself in nature and sleep under the stars in indulgent accommodations with gorgeous views, unlike anything you have every experienced.

Experience Desert Luxury at Open Sky Zion

Open Sky Zion is the perfect place to stay for getting off-grid in luxury with your favorite people for a romantic couples getaway or a family destination if you have older kids (though this probably isn’t the best spot for young families to fully appreciate).

The property is stunning and conveniently located, and the accommodations provide a truly luxurious experience of glamping in southern Utah near Zion National Park.

I have had the pleasure of staying at Open Sky Zion twice – once on a romantic couples getaway and recently with my three kiddos. Both experiences were truly unique and special.

My couple's getaway was right when the property opened. It was such a relaxing stay where we soaked up every moment at this magnificent new property tucked into the desert. I highly recommend Open Sky Zion for a memorable couple's getaway where you can have a special experience surrounded by nature and entwined with your significant other.

I also recently went back to visit or a low-key staycation with my kiddos…or as low key as a staycation with three kids can be, haha. We took our time to enjoy the property and just BE there. We played board games, walked the property, soaked in the cedar hot tub, played cornhole at the pond, and went for a little hike to a hoodoo on the property.

We also ate at the amazing onsite restaurant Black Sage and hiked and explored just above the property where you’ll find the most amazing view point of Zion. It was such a treat to have a little time away, immersed in nature, with my kiddos at Open Sky Zion.

Glamping in Southern Utah at Open Sky Zion


Open Sky is located in the town of Virgin, UT, and is only a half hour drive to the west entrance of Zion National Park. In fact, the property actually borders the far west side of the park.

Note: The road to get to Open Sky Zion is a dirt road, but it is accessible by any vehicle.


Open Sky Zion sits in a gorgeous sandstone paradise with spectacular views, and it’s very conveniently located to Zion and all the adventures the national park has to offer. Plus, the property itself features 5 miles of hiking trails to explore so it’s easy to take a quick hike without even going anywhere.


The glamping tents at Open Sky Zion are specially designed to integrate into the surrounding landscape, and each tent has been located with intention to maximize both breathtaking views and privacy. You can also enjoy the amazing outdoor space from the private patio attached to each tent, complete with a gas fire pit. Some of the tents even have a cedar soaking tub and stargazing sky lounge.

These safari tents feature so many luxurious amenities, you might not even realize you’re in a tent! The tents all have private ensuite bathrooms as well as indoor & outdoor showers, and the luxurious linens, bath towels, and robes really make it feel spa-like.

You’ll stay comfortable no matter the desert temps with air conditioning and an indoor gas fireplace. Each tent also has WiFi, bluetooth speakers, and lanterns. A small refrigerator and microwave lets you enjoy leftovers and a Keurig coffee maker helps get you going in the morning.

Open Sky Zion also offers a continental style breakfast at the reception tent each morning. You can enjoy sausage & egg breakfast sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, juice, and coffee to start your day. (My kiddos especially loved the tasty breakfast sandwiches.)

Open Sky Zion Highlights


Black Sage is the wonderful on-site restaurant at Open Sky Zion which features a lovely ambiance and incredible food. Every dish our Chef served us was so beautifully prepared and made with the highest quality local ingredients. The whole dining experience was amazing and paired beautifully with the luxurious experience of staying at Open Sky.

Note: Reservations are required for Black Sage, and the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.


Just a short drive (less than 1/4 mile) above Open Sky lies the most amazing view I have ever seen of Zion's West Temple mountain…and believe me, I have seen a LOT of views of Zion! :)

Mountain bikers know this area as the start of the famous Guacamole Trail, but for my kiddos and I, it was an awesome area to run, play and explore.

In fact, I loved it so much that I'm going to be adding this to the roundup of Zion Adventure Photog's photoshoot locations, and I am so excited to shoot here! This area is so freaking stunning.......did I already say that? But it’s just so true, ha!

Happy Adventuring,



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