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11 Best Airbnb Rentals Near Zion National Park, Utah

by Brittany Varano
Updated September 15, 2021

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Escape to Utah’s first national park, where vibrant red, orange, and pink sandstone cliffs and canyons meet bright blue skies and lush desert vegetation.

Zion National Park is a massive nature reserve in southwest Utah covering nearly 230 square miles of land. Choosing where to stay near Zion, which is near the Arizona border, is a huge task. Most visitors opt to stay in nearby Springdale or other smaller locales around the park. You can also stay on the east side of the park near towns like Mount Carmel Junction.

In Springdale, you’ll find convenient free shuttles to Zion that bring visitors to the south entrance in order to avoid the crowded and often full parking lots during peak hours. Shuttles frequently depart throughout the day, about every seven minutes, so you never need to worry about missing one.

The shuttles are fully accessible and will drop you off at the walk-in entrance and fee station. From here, you can jump back on a shuttle for a hop-on, hop-off type tour of the park’s main attractions, hiking trails, lookout points, and picnicking spots. Check out our guide to spending one day in Zion if you’re looking at just a short stay.

Here’s a look at 11 of the best Airbnb rentals near Zion National Park for your upcoming trip!

Related: The Ultimate Salt Lake City to Zion Road Trip Itinerary

1. Nama-Stay Vacation Home

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Why you should stay: A rustic fine-wood home within walking distance to Zion National Park and local shops and restaurants.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $535/night

The Nama-Stay vacation home is the place to stay for ultimate peace and tranquility. As you step on the premises, all of your troubles and worries melt away in this outdoor sanctuary surrounded by mesmerizing nature.

The house accommodates up to eight guests via its three bedrooms and six beds, and the interior design is warm and inviting. The property is also in a prime location near downtown Springdale and the south park entrance, for utmost convenience during your Zion trip.

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Related Read: 11 Unique Places to Stay in Utah for the Perfect Getaway

2. Yurt Overlook at East Zion Resort

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Why you should stay: The perfect hilltop views for taking in the incredible and epic Zion sunsets.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $132/night

If the top item on your airbnb checklist is VIEWS, then look no further than the yurt overlook at East Zion Resort. Located in the small burg of Orderville (just 20 minutes of the park’s east entrance), the East Zion Resort is one of the most respected airbnb hosts in the Zion area, also offering up incredible tiny homes, glamping tents, and treehouses.

Any of the accommodations at East Zion are amazing, but of course, the yurts have by far the best views. While you may be “glamping”, the yurts are high-end with plenty of amenities will make you feel pampered. And if you come in summer, the resort has it’s own swimming pool so you can cool off and wash off the dust after a day of exploring.

Also consider joining one of the hosts’ canyoneering tours for an expertly-guided technical adventure through the regions most beautiful and hard-to-reach canyons.

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3. The Loft @ Zion NP

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Why you should stay: Zion National Park is right at your doorstep in this bohemian style lofted apartment.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $302/night

The Loft @ Zion has an artistic vibe, and the hosts claim it’s “one of the closest Airbnbs to Zion National Park.” You’re so close to the park that you can bet the views from the balcony are some of the best in the area. Plus, the shuttle picks up right next door.

Not only that, but this two-bedroom apartment is located above a popular local joint, Cafe Soleil, where you can sip fresh coffee, order healthy dishes, and start your day with a fabulous breakfast. The hosts even provide a free breakfast voucher so you can enjoy a meal on them.

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4. The Ark Tiny House

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Why you should stay: Cool and quirky tiny home with incredible red rock views and a hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $349/night

One of the most unique airbnbs in Utah, the Ark Tiny House and it’s antique-modern vibe makes it feel like you’re staying in a work of art. Of course, it’s location in Kolob Terrace is to die for with incredible canyon views and a secluded (yet convenient location) that gives easy access to the park while staying away from the bustle.

When you’re not off exploring the Zion canyon country, this is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the sunset, stargaze next to the fire pit, or soak your sore muscles in the hot tub after a day of hiking.

The Ark is actually located at Zion Tiny Oasis, a trio of tiny home airbnbs — so be sure to take a look at their Mother Eve Tiny House and Guardian Angel Tiny House as well.

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5. The Boundary Cabin 5

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Why you should stay: A rugged yet luxurious wooden cabin located just one mile from Zion.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $150/night

The Boundary Cabin 5 artfully walks the line between a rugged outdoor cabin and luxury tiny home that just happens to be entirely secluded, away from the busy city — and on 6,000+ acres of ranch land.

Although the space is only 400 square feet, you wouldn’t know it. Furnished with a queen bed, lofted sleeping space, full bathroom, and a heating and cooling system for your comfort, this Airbnb rental lets you hang out in the wilderness in style.

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6. Nama-Stay Suite

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Why you should stay: Sleep nestled next to canyon views in a zen-inspired space for two.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $230/night

Nama-Stay Suite 1 is a brand new guesthouse located in Springdale, just a five-minute drive from the south Zion National Park entrance. There are three suites at Nama-Stay, each with its own private space and outdoor patio.

In this suite, guests sleep comfortably in a studio layout with a king-size bed. You’ll also find a small seating area that has a sofa and coffee table, as well as a kitchenette with a refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave.

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7. Starry Ridge

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Why you should stay: A sprawling high-end cabin with five bedrooms and an eight-person hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 15
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $700/night

Starry Ridge offers parties of up to 15 guests an outdoor getaway to a gleaming log home. The rustic charm continues inside with all-wood furnishings and warm southwestern tones throughout the house.

There are five bedrooms, five baths, and nine total beds for your party’s utmost comfort, not to mention the big hot tub and outdoor balcony for fun evenings of relaxation after a day exploring nature. Starry Ridge is one of the best Airbnb rentals near Zion for large groups.

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8. Cliffside Tiny Homes

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Why you should stay: Feel like hipster in one of these modern and hip tiny homes.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $179/night

Located in Orderville, the Cliffside Tiny Homes are yet another great spot to stay on the east side of Zion. Decked out with rustic-modern decor, these cool little houses would feel right at home in an architectural magazine. Their incredible location just a stones throw from Zion makes them that much more special.

And if you’re planning a day at Bryce Canyon during your Zion trip, Cliffside is one of the best places to stay that’s convenient to both parks.

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9. Off-Grid A-frame

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Why you should stay: Stay fully immersed in nature in a unique convertible A-frame that sits just 140 feet from the East Rim Trail and Zion National Park border.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $150/night

Experience life in an off-the-grid A-frame that takes you out of your busy daily life and transports you into the peace of nature. Suitable for pairs or solo travelers, this Zion Airbnb rental is lovingly designed it to be 100% one of a kind.

The sidewall of this cabin can be fully opened to the deck, allowing outside views to pour in and creating a unique opportunity to stargaze from bed. There’s also a well-constructed outdoor toilet, BBQ bar, fire pit, hammocks and Adirondack seating, and more on the property.

You may be sleeping in the middle of nowhere, but you’ll have the convenience of running water and electricity from the onsite solar panels. The hosts have thought of everything!

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10. Concho Villa

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Why you should stay: An upstairs studio western-chic apartment boasting a balcony with sweeping Zion Canyon views.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $141/night

Concho Villa is a fun-loving retro cowboy home with no shortage of character. Colorful and unique murals greet you on the home’s facade, and inside you’ll fall in love with the outdoor balcony that offers excellent views of Zion Canyon.

This Zion Airbnb is located in downtown Springdale, just minutes away from the area’s best local restaurants and only one mile from the park’s entrance. The free shuttle to Zion picks up right at the villa’s doorstep, taking the hassle out of visiting this epic Utah attraction.

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11. Zion Backcountry Yurt

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Why you should stay: A private and highly secluded stay in the mountains just north of Zion.

  • Sleeps: 11
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $228/night

If you’re looking for the ultimate way to avoid the tangled crowds in Springdale, check out the Zion Backcountry Yurt. As the host describes it: “One of the best features of the yurt is that it offers a mountain to yourself — no noise pollution or noisy tent neighbors — just you, your guests and Mother Nature!”

Of course, the yurt is nearly adjacent to the Zion Upper Narrows, making for very convenient access, although you’ll still need to arrange a shuttle if you’re planning to the entire “top-down” Narrows hike.

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Plan Your Trip to Zion National Park

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Booking one of the best Airbnb rentals near Zion is only half the battle. With your accommodations taken care of, let’s dive into the details. Here are our favorite things to do near Zion National Park.

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