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10 Best Places To Stay Near Zion National Park (Camping, Yurts & Airbnbs)

According to the National Park Service (NPS), Zion National Park was the 10th most-visited national park last year with 5 million visitors passing through, and this park’s popularity means there are plenty of great accommodations close by. When it comes to places to stay near Zion National Park, there’s truly something for everyone — Airbnbs, yurts, backcountry glamping, traditional hotels, camp grounds, and more. But so many options make for difficult decision-making! To simplify your trip planning, here’s our list of ten top places to stay in and around Zion National Park. 

Cost To Stay Near Zion National Park

Zion National Park has lodging options for every budget. At the lower end of the spectrum, the National Park Service operates several campgrounds within the park, with the cost for a standard campsite ringing in at $20 per night. On the other end of the spectrum, you can spend upwards of $2,500 a night for a 15-bedroom Airbnb near Zion National Park. Hotel rooms generally range between $200 to $400 per night. For most vacation rental properties, expect to spend around $250 a night. But keep in mind that the cost of any rental will depend on a variety of factors, including how far away it is from the park’s top attractions and the time of year you plan to go.

Options for Staying Near Zion National Park

From modest campsites to palatial Airbnbs, there are options to suit everyone. Here are some of the best places to stay as you soak in the majestic splendor of one of the nation’s finest national parks.

  1. Conestoga Wagon Glamping
  2. Zion Wildflower
  3. Solitude Tent Glamping
  4. South Campground Zion
  5. Lava Point Campground
  6. Watchman Campground
  7. Zion River Resort RV Park & Campground
  8. Ladybird Loft
  9. The Historic Rose Cottage
  10. Zion Hummingbird Villa

Read on to learn more about each of these great places to stay near Zion.

Best Glamping Spots Near Zion

For those who want to connect with nature but aren’t ready to part with creature comforts, glamping is the perfect compromise.  

Conestoga Wagon Glamping

Wagon glamping near Zion

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Ever wondered what it’s like to spend the night in a covered wagon? Wagon Glamping makes it happen. $163 per night will get you bunked down in your own Conestoga Wagon. Each one will sleep up to six people, with a bathroom and showers just steps away. Each wagon comes with its own picnic table and fire pit right outside, perfect for s’mores and campfire singalongs. Housed on the Ponderosa Pines Resort, you’ll be treated to a complimentary breakfast and access to resort amenities, including a pool and hot tub. Now who says you’re roughing it?

Bed inside covered wagon

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Zion Yurt Glamping

The Zion Wildflower near Zion National Park strongly resembles the iconic yurt with its circular walls and towering ceiling. Just minutes from Zion’s South Entrance, the long-distance views feel much farther from civilization than you really are. At $449 per night, these yurts near Zion National Park are perfect for couples or small families. Each one features one king bed and two twins. With a bathroom and showers close by, you can commune with nature without sacrificing access to the modern conveniences that matter most.

Solitude Tent Glamping

glamping yurt near Zion

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This glamping option near Zion National Park will have you questioning if you’re really roughing it at all. The Solitude Tent Glamping is a safari-style dwelling designed to blend into the surroundings. Each unit is fully furnished with electricity, heat, A/C, super comfortable beds, a private indoor bathroom with a shower and clawfoot copper tub, heated tile floors, a separate outdoor shower, a stargazing observatory, and a huge wrap-around deck with furniture and grill. All of this is set on over 80 acres, 20 minutes or so from the South Entrance. At $581 per night, it’s not cheap, but the good memories it creates are sure to last a lifetime.

inside luxury yurt Zion, UT

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Best Campsites Near Zion

The NPS operates three campgrounds in Zion National Park.

By far, the most popular is the South Campground. It’s close to the town of Springdale and many of Zion’s main attractions. The Lava Point Campground and Watchman Campground are also great choices. They’re a little farther afield but are great for those looking to get away from the crowds. At just $20/night, staying at any of these campgrounds is a real bargain. Each one includes a spot for a tent or RV, along with its own picnic table and fire ring. If you plan to go in the winter, the Watchman Campground is the only one open year-round. 

Zion River Resort RV Park and Campground

If you’re looking for more of a 5-star RV and camping experience check out Zion River Resort. This top-rated campground is located minutes from Zion, has numerous prime campsites for guests, and a heated pool and spa to unwind after a long day hiking. 

Check out these other great hikes in Utah while staying in Zion.

Best Airbnbs Near Zion

There are numerous Airbnbs close to Zion National Park. From frugal to extravagant, here are some of our favorites. 

Ladybird Loft

A mere 20-minute ride from the South Entrance, the Ladybird Loft is a modern studio loft with jaw-dropping views. This snug spot comes with a small kitchenette, queen bed, and a private deck overlooking Kolob Terrace and Zion’s West Temple. At $139 per night, this place is an ideal budget-conscious choice for couples and solo travelers who want an upscale feel without a price tag to match.

The Historic Rose Cottage

Rose cottage Airbnb Utah

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One of the highest-rated Airbnbs near Zion National Park, the Historic Rose Cottage is an ideal home base for exploring the area in and around the park. It’s located in the heart of Springdale, the gateway town right on the edge of the South Entrance. Gift shops, art galleries, restaurants, and grocery stores are all within easy walking distance. This two-bedroom, one-bath cottage is an ideal choice for a small family. At $268 per night, it offers far more space and amenities than a similarly priced hotel room.

view from Historic Rose Cottage Utah

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Zion Hummingbird Villa

The expansive four-bedroom, five-bath Zion Hummingbird Villa can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. This 4,000 sq. ft. custom home is minutes from Zion’s South entrance and is surrounded by majestic mountain scenery. A central great room, spacious gourmet kitchen, and a sunken living room with large picture windows and a sandstone fireplace provide lots of excuses to gather and enjoy the views. The size and $900-per-night price tag make this cabin an ideal spot for a multi-family group.

Exploring beyond Zion? Check out these great camping and Airbnb options in Moab, UT.

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