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Where to stay in Zion with kids; Zion Wild Flower, Virgin UT

Finding fun places to stay is my love language. Ok, so maybe that isn't a love language, but I think a fun place to stay when traveling always makes a trip more memorable and overall enjoyable. That is why I love finding and sharing great lodging options when visiting Zion/Southern Utah.

I recently stayed at Zion Wildflower with my three kiddos, ages 7, 10, & 13. To say that we loved our stay is an understatement, and I am so excited to share why Zion Wildflower is such a great place to stay when visiting Zion with kids.

I love the location. I love how the property is set up so that everything is centrally located. I love the different lodging options. I really just love everything……haha!

I am totally sold on how great Zion Wildflower is for families, but it would also be great for a romantic couples' getaway or a family reunion. This would also be an amazing place for a small wedding or elopement (where my brides at?!?

Reception building at Zion Wildflower in Virgin, UT

WHERE IS ZION WILDFLOWER LOCATED

Zion Wildflower is located on a hill in Virgin, Utah, with stunning views of the surrounding mesas. The small town of Virgin is very centrally located to so many Southern Utah attractions. The popular west entrance of Zion/Springdale is a 20-minute drive, and the off-the-beaten-path Kolob Terrace section of Zion is just 10 minutes up the road from Zion Wildflower.

DRIVING DISTANCES FROM ZION WILDFLOWER

  • Saint Gorge - 45 minutes

  • Las Vegas - 2hrs 20 minutes

  • Hurricane - 15 minutes

  • Snow Canyon State Park - 50 minutes

  • Kolob Canyon Section of Zion - 40 minutes

  • Bryce Canyon - 2.5 hours

  • North Rim of the Grand Canyon - 2.5 hours

  • Kanab - 1 hour 20 minutes


ABOUT ZION WILDFLOWER

Zion Wildflower Resort is a brand-new glamping destination in Southern Utah dedicated to providing luxurious accommodations and an unforgettable experience.

The unique accommodations at Zion Wildflower Resort offer guests glamping at its finest while allowing guests to feel at one with nature without sacrificing the comforts of home.



The Zion Wildflower Grand Mesa tents are their most luxurious option and a perfect way to "Stay Wild" and experience glamping at its finest.

Don't want to glamp or sleep under canvas? Their beautiful bungalows have you covered. Stay in a breathtaking studio or an amazing suite bungalow complete with all the comforts of a luxury hotel room.

Step back in time with one of their beautiful, handcrafted canvas-covered wagons. End your day's adventures looking up at the domed canvas of your wagon while hearing the faint crackles of the fire.

The breathtaking, billowing Single Pole Canvas tents give you the experience of camping under canvas in a unique and memorable way.

Along with the assortment of lodging options, Zion Wildflower has so many great amenities and activities to make your stay extra special.

AMENITIES + ACTIVITIES AT ZION WILDFLOWER

  • Bicycles

  • Fire Pits

  • Pool and Hot Tub

  • Grills

  • Playground

  • Corn hole

  • Ping Pong

  • Movie Nights

  • Live Music

  • Yoga

  • Star Gazing


WHAT WE LOVED ABOUT OUR STAY AT ZION WILDFLOWER

I am a succor for good design, and this place has it. Everything is beautifully done and well thought out.

Family at Zion Wildflower in Virgin, UT

They just recently had a very talented artist create a mural for their reception house, and it is such a beautiful addition to the property!

For the tents and cabins, they kept everything very simple, clean, and minimal. I mean, the floors are plywood, for goodness sake……but it works!


We stayed in one of the Grand Mesa tents with a pull-out couch, king bed, and a bunk bed. I loved that it gave us plenty of room and options for sleeping. The only thing we didn't love was the shower. That was interesting. I really wished they had a larger fridge as well.


Boy riding bike at Zion Wildflower in Virgin, UT

My kiddos loved the complimentary bikes on the property so much. It was very convenient for them to grab a bike to ride around the property whenever they wanted, and I love that it kept them entertained and outside.


One of my favorite things about the property is the big grassy area with a large communal fire pit and barbecue stations. The first night we stayed, there was a sunset concert with kids running around, guests around the fire enjoying the music, and each other's company. It was absolutely magical.


The communal barbecues are so great. We roasted hotdogs the second night. The registration office has plates, utensils, and condiments, so all you have to bring is the meat & buns.


There were plenty of games and things to keep the kids entertained. We played corn hole, ping pong, and 4 Square both evenings on the lawn.

Family hiking at Lambs Knoll in Zion National Park

Another big plus of Zion Wildflower is how close it is to great hiking. One of our favorite hiking areas, Lambs Knoll, is a 15-minute drive up the road, and just a little further up, you have North Gate Peeks, another great hike with kids.

Zion Wildflower is also just minutes from one of our favorite river spots, Sheeps Bridge Park in Virgin.


A swimming pool in the summer with kids is a must and the swimming pool at Zion Wildflower does not dissapoint! The views from the pool along the oversized jacuzzi made this one of my favorite pools in Southern Utah. My kiddos played in the pool for hours and hours.

For food options, you can drive into Hurricane or Springdale. Virgin also has a few restaurants. Here are a few of my favorites to check out

Family at tent at Zion Wildflower in Virgin, UT

A FULL WEEKEND ITINERARY FOR STAYING AT ZION WILDFLOWER WITH KIDS


DAY ONE

  • Check-in & tour the property

  • Grill hot dogs or burgers on communal barbecues

  • Evening concert on the lawn, corn hole, ping pong, swings, riding bikes

DAY TWO

  • La Verkin for coffee and cinnamon roll @ River Rock

  • Back to Zion Wild Flower for an afternoon swim

  • Head to Zion for an evening stroll along the Pa'Rus Trail

  • Dinner at Whip Tail Grill or Oscars

DAY THREE

  • Cereal/yogurt/fruit at the tent for breakfast

  • Head to Lambs Knoll for a morning hike

  • One more swim & then check out

  • Head to Zion. Jump on the shuttle and hike Emerald Pools, Riverside Walk, and Weeping Rock.

Here are a few more ideas for activities and hikes to check out while staying at Zion Wildflower with kids. These are all within a 1-hour drive or less from Zion Wildflower.



Zion Wildflower is such a great place to stay when visiting Zion with kids. From the swimming pool to the big lawn to the complimentary bikes, Zion Wildflower is filled with family fun. Make sure to book a stay on your next visit to Zion/Southern Utah.



Happy Adventuring,

Arika




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