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12 Gorgeous Cabin Rentals Near Zion National Park, Utah

by Sarah Lamagna
Updated July 26, 2022

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Zion National Park is an increasingly popular tourist destination, but there are still plenty of places to find some solitude.

Southwestern Utah might not be known for its tree-lined ecosystem, but it does have every shade of orange on the color spectrum. This region of Utah is unique in every season and brings its own magic throughout the year. Whether you like hiking or backpacking or simply watching the stars (Zion became a certified International Dark Sky Park in 2021), you  won’t be disappointed when you visit this gem of a place.

Whether you’re only spending a day in Zion or roadtripping from Salt Lake City, the possibilities for adventure are endless. There is no shortage of unique tiny homes, rustic log cabins, luxurious stays, and convertible A-frames. Check out the list of ideal cabin rentals near Zion below!

1. Live Simply Cabin

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Why you should stay: within walking distance of Zion National Park trails.

  • Nearest town: Springdale
  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $251/night

It’s well worth the bumpy ride to get to the Live Simply Cabin on the eastern side of Zion National Park. All-wheel or four-wheel drive is recommended to access its front step but the solitude is unmatched. This custom-built tiny cabin provides endless opportunities for immersing oneself in the surrounding desert ecosystem.

Travel minutes by car to the trailhead for the popular Observation Point and enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets on this earth. Or ride out the midday heat by hanging out underneath your private gazebo and cooking up some barbecue at the outdoor kitchen. You’ll want to stay fueled up and hydrated to make the most of your Zion adventure!

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2. Cabin Among the Junipers

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Why you should stay: you won’t need a car to find a good canyon view here, just look out your deck.

  • Nearest town: Mt. Carmel Junction
  • Sleeps: 16 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $545/night

Is it possible for a cabin to feel both rustic and luxurious? The answer would apparently be yes if you were staying at this high-class cabin on the edge of Zion’s borders. Surrounded by junipers and immersed in nature, this glamorous retreat will be perfect for your next family reunion.

If the Park doesn’t entertain you enough — although it should — Zion’s Ponderosa Resort is within walking distance of the cabin. Take your fill of water slides, zip lining, rock climbing, and ping pong. No one can complain of boredom in your party while you stay here.

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Related Read: 11 Fun Family-Friendly Hikes Near St. George, Utah

3. The Eco-Friendly Cabin

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Why you should stay: jaw-dropping vistas.

  • Nearest town: Hildale
  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $196/night

You might be wondering that you’ve stepped into some fairytale when you stay at The Eco-Friendly Cabin in southern Utah. The A-frame style allows for ample windows to connect fully with the natural beauty that surrounds the area. Even one of the sides of the cabin converts to an overhang where you can let the desert breeze lull you to relax.

The attached raised deck boasts a sitting area, dining table, small outdoor kitchenette, and a barbecue. There’s also plenty of space for your four-legged friend to sit at your feet while you read a book or enjoy the view. Fido even has his own dog house to snooze in.

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4. The Ark

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Why you should stay: witness the entire spectrum of orange hues as the sun sets while soaking in a private hot tub.

  • Nearest town: Virgin
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $514/night

Move over Noah, there’s a new ark in town! To be fair, there’s only about 70 days of rain and 16 inches of rain that falls in Zion National Park, nothing close to biblical standards. But, since monsoon season carries the risk of flash floods, you’ll be safe and sound staying at The Ark.

The tiny house and attached covered porch are decorated with teal furniture and cabinets that perfectly complement the deep red and orange hues that make up the surrounding canyon. Pick between the Adirondack chairs around the fire pit, the outdoor couch, the day bed, or the actual bed to relax in.

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5. The Smithsonian Retreat

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Why you should stay: the massive game room would put Dave and Buster’s to shame.

  • Nearest town: Apple Valley
  • Sleeps: 14 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $265/night

The Smithsonian Retreat is likely one of the cheapest rentals you’ll see out there for the number of guests it can accommodate. But just because it’s low on price, doesn’t mean it’s low on amenities.

The adobe-style home has more than enough beds to bring your entire brood and entertain them as well. They’ll play shuffleboard, pool, watch some Netflix, play some Xbox, or enjoy a nice “hang” in the hammock chairs outside. There’s even your own personal tennis court!

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6. Apple Hollow Cabin

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Why you should stay: no need to get apples at the grocery store, there’s are 14-acre apple orchard on the property.

  • Nearest town: Glendale
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $215/night

This one-of-a-kind cabin is a perfect place to make as a basecamp for your next adventure to southwestern Utah. Apple Hollow Cabins are within an hour to both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks but also sits in the valley of surrounding mountains. Chill out in your private hammock or roast marshmallows around the fire pit. Regardless of your idea of relaxation, this home will make you forget about any other responsibility and allow you time to reset.

Need more room? Simply check out the other cabins on their listing and book more than one cabin to accommodate your whole party.

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7. Coral Pink Ranch Cabin

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Why you should stay: you won’t need an alarm clock here since the rooster will likely wake you up.

  • Nearest town: Fredonia
  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $74/night

Located on the Coral Pink Ranch, this tiny log cabin will put you in the throes of what the Old West was all about. It might be small, but it still has everything you need to make a well-rounded breakfast before heading out on a cattle drive. OK, maybe you won’t be going on a cattle drive, but the ranch does have horses, chickens, dogs, and cats.

You might even hear the haunting calls of the coyotes as the sun sets. Hang out in the hammock chair on the deck to see what else might be lingering in the dark valley or the mountains that surround the property.

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Related Read: When is the Best Time to Visit Zion National Park?

8. Convertible A-frame

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Why you should stay: experience the Milky Way Galaxy like no other.

  • Nearest town: Mt. Carmel Junction
  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $174/night

You might be wondering what exactly a convertible A-frame is and you wouldn’t be alone. Turns out, some homes have walls that can be converted into awnings! And this cozy A-frame does exactly that. The cabin itself has room for only a bed and some shelves but the outdoor space allows you to feel like you’re in a mansion.

The outdoor kitchen has tiki bar vibes without the terrible Hawaiian shirts that don’t look good on anybody. The bath house is even better with a barn door to the outdoor shower and a composting toilet with an exhaust fan means no smell! It’s a win-win.

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9. Cowboy Bunkhouse

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Why you should stay: take a shower under the stars.

  • Nearest town: Fredonia
  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $49/night

If you’ve ever dreamt about what it might be like to live on a dude ranch but don’t want the “wake up at the crack of dawn” / ”live out of a sleeping bag” experience, then look no further than this quaint cabin.

The low nightly rate means you won’t be surrounding yourself with the razzle and dazzle of a Ritz Carlton. Instead, the “dazzle” will come from the sparkling stars and the quiet whinnying of the horses on the property.

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Related Read: The Ultimate Zion to Bryce Canyon Road Trip Itinerary

10. Boundary Cabin

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Why you should stay: it’s less than a mile from the entrance to Zion National Park.

  • Nearest town: Mt Carmel Junction
  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $200/night

The Boundary Cabin looks as if it could’ve been plucked out of a ghost town, obviously without the run-down exterior or creepy haunted spaces. But it will make you want to bring you cowboy boots, a ten-gallon hat, and maybe even a lasso because you never know when you might need it. The cabin itself is cozy enough to feel romantic but also has enough space for when a lover’s quarrel breaks out. The corrugated steel roof allows the pitter patter of rain to fill your ears and the loft gives a fun space to relax in.

However, if the real reason you’re in this part of Utah is to see the sights, this cabin is central to all of the surrounding natural features. Take your pick between Zion National Park’s east entrance, Checkerboard Mesa, Weeping Rock Trail, Observation Point, or Angels Landing trailhead – all within 8 miles of the cabin.

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11. Luxurious Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: you can say you’re roughing it by staying in a log cabin but really, it’s got more class than Saks Fifth Avenue.

  • Nearest town: Mt Carmel Junction
  • Sleeps: 10 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $595/night

Bring the whole dang family when you stay at this stacked log cabin on the quieter side of Zion National Park. Kids will love staying here with its close proximity to the Ponderosa Resort with swimming pools, mini golf, horseback riding, and more.

Adventure enthusiasts will love it with easy access to all the sights around southwestern Utah. Even parents will love the quiet oasis of the master bedroom and the attached bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

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Related Read: 10 Best Airbnbs in St. George for Your Southern Utah Getaway

12. Zion On The 9 Cabin

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Why you should stay: it comes with cowboy hats for the whole party.

  • Nearest town: Virgin
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $1,000/night

The Zion On The 9 Cabin is the opulence you never knew you needed. There is nothing rustic or quaint about this beautiful home. Instead, the kitchen feels like an old-timey saloon where you can order up a whiskey while someone plays on the grand piano. The chandelier over the dining table provides just enough ambiance for a rowdy game of Texas hold-em or to get cozy with your lady of the house.

Although the common spaces look like the Old West, the bedrooms are no bordellos. They’re classically appointed with simple beds providing every comfort. The barn doors bring you to the bathrooms which are exquisite. The deep soaking tub is perfect for washing off the grime of the desert or reacquainting yourself with your partner.

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