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13 HIP & ADVENTUROUS Airbnb’s in Southern Utah

With over 2 million visitors annually, year round perfect weather, and a central location to the likes of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, Las Vegas, & the Grand Canyon, it’s no wonder that people flock to St. George from all around the world.

However, just because you may be visiting doesn’t mean you have to act like it. Look like a local and vacation in style with Airbnb! Fully immerse yourself in the area with these hand selected, unique homes (and I promise you, these homes are INCREDIBLE!) From a convertible A-frame cottage, to an off the grid yurt and even a luxury downtown apartment, these Southern Utah Airbnbs are sure to accommodate just about any adventure!


1. Convertible A Frame in Zion National Park

Sleeps: 2          Bedrooms: 1         Baths: 1          Price: $145/night

What a dream come true! (Seriously, I can’t get over how much I love this place!) Imagine sleeping under the stars set amid a back drop of evergreens and Zion views. This convertible A-Frame is completely off the grid and perfect for a couple seeking solitude. Live “authentically” (as coined by Thoreau) in this homage to nature. The lovely hosts also provide trail maps, water bottles, a snack basket, organic steel cut oats for breakfast, and assorted board games for a lively atmosphere.

*Word of the wise: leave the small pups at home. Eagles pose a real threat.

2. Howling Wolf Retreat

Sleeps: 3          Bedrooms: 1          Baths: 1          Price: $129/night

Why yes, that is a real wolf you see and yes, you can pet him. The Howling Wolf Retreat is a wolf sanctuary located only 8 miles from Zion National Park in Apple Valley.  Enjoy hiking, biking, canyoneering, horse riding, star gazing, etc.; or forgo rigorous activities for a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi tub, or even receive a custom massage and do yoga, pilates, and a guided meditation with your amiable host, Ellen.


3. 1959 Streamline 35 min from ZNP

Sleeps: 4          Beds: 3           Baths: 2          Price: $26/night

You read that right, only $26/night! This fully restored streamline trailer is decked out in vintage charm, complete with a vintage pink stove, crystal chandelier and shabby chic decor. Go back in time, yet have all the comforts of modern living with a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, window mounted AC unit, WIFI, hot water, a laundry room and on site showers.


4. The Treehouse

 Sleeps: 3          Beds: 2         Baths: 1          Price: $149

Built on the trunk of their beloved 100 year old cotton tree, The Treehouse is the newest edition to The Escape tiny home resort in Orderville, Utah. Keeping the adventurous in mind, this home comes equipped with a rock wall, hobbit door, rustic finishes, and immediate access to Zion, Antelope Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Monument Valley, and beyond! Amenities include a kitchenette with a two burner stove, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and microwave, free wifi, DirectTV, and access to netflix/hulu/etc.


5. Zion Back Country Yurt

Sleeps: 9          Beds: 7          Baths: 1          Price: $210/night         

A yurt bunkhouse? Sign me up! I don’t know how you feel about these “hippie” bungalows I’m sending your way, but I just can’t get enough of them. I hope you enjoy solitude and stars, because that’s precisely what you’ll get here. Located in a primitive, back country area of Zion, overlooking trails and canyon views, this yurt is perfect for an adventurous group looking to become one with nature.

*Take note: there is absolutely NO cell phone reception, no plumbing or running water to or from the yurt, no electricity or outlets to plug in anything, nor are there any generators, and, of course, there is no internet and or satellite phone. The toilet, shower & outdoor sink are located in a separate facility adjacent to the yurt. This is a truly authentic experience, only for the most dedicated nature lovers, so good luck!

6. The Escape – Orderville, UT

Sleeps: 5          Bedrooms: 2         Beds: 3         Baths: 2          Price: $139/night

The Escapes is an entire resort dedicated to tiny home living (I just absolutely love tiny homes!) Designed with modern minimalism, these units offer both a luxurious and adventurous experience. They have partnered with East Zion Experiences (canyoneering/atv tour company) which gives guests private access to local slot canyons and unforgettable adventures at a 25% discount. Enjoy being picked up right at your front door and having easy access all the Southern Utah National Parks and beyond!

7. Zion Lofts Historic Luxury Studio

 Sleeps: 2          Beds: 1         Baths: 1          Price: $159/night

Posh. Modern. Bright. Luxurious. Stylish: just a few words to describe this lavish studio located in a historic mercantile. Built in 1912, this studio has been completely renovated and includes a gourmet, full sized kitchen, spa-like bathroom, hardwood floors, library and trendy design throughout.

This place may be divine, but it’s location is even better! You can find it at the intersection in Hurricane leads to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, and much more!

8. Zion Lofts Historic Luxury Apartment

Sleeps: 4          Beds: 2         Bedrooms: 1         Baths: 1         Price: $149/night

While the studio is ideal for lovebirds, this luxe apartment is perfect for a small family or group of friends traveling together. With similar design and luxury finishes, this pad makes for a serene escape in the heart of adventure!

9. Canyon Views in Zion National Park

Sleeps: 12          Bedrooms: 4          Beds: 9          Baths: 3          Price: $520/night

This place may be a bit spendier, but I just couldn’t resist including it. I mean, just look at those views! (Besides, with a large group splitting the cost, you’d barely be spending anything at all.) This dream home sits on 5 wooded acres in Orderville and is perched on the rim of a canyon with Zion views. Both private and serene, you’ll certain feel like a king or queen!

10. 1500 SQFT Modern Casita on the Hill

Sleeps: 8          Bedrooms: 2          Beds: 5          Baths: 1          Price: $89/night

I’m such a sucker for a contemporary design, especially when it comes in casita form! Located in Cedar City (about 45 minutes north of St. George) this home is probably one of the best deals you’ll find for the amount of people it can accommodate. Adventurous excursions from this locale include: Kanaraville Falls, Cedar Breaks, Kolob Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Brian Head Ski Resort, and much more!

11. Bell Tent at Moonlight Oasis, #3

Sleeps: 4          Beds: 2          Baths: 1/2         Price: $75/night

The kids these days call it “glamping.” “Moonlight Oasis” Camp Zion is an  eco-chic camp on a private 1200 acre ranch, featuring luxury 16 foot wide x 9 ft fully furnished tents. Views overlook Zion National Park and the location provides refuge from the insane crowds, yet only minutes to town – making off-the-grid living as comfortable as possible.  Hosts call it “rustic yet chic” where you’ll find them riding horses to work and minding the ranch. Oh, and don’t forget about the stellar star views!

*Noted: showers aren’t really a thing here. Your hosts do provide shower bags, but paid hot showers are available in Springdale near the Zion NP main gate entrance. Also, bring a solar charging cord for your phone, because electricity isn’t really a thing either… It’s all a part of the rustic charm!

12. Adobe Granary

Sleeps: 6          Bedrooms: 2          Beds: 4          Baths: 2          Price: $99/night

This is the only home I managed to find in the downtown St. George area with rustic and unique elements, like the previously mentioned homes. This restored granary sits on the lot of the historic William F Butler Home and is one of the earliest buildings erected in St. George. Its pioneer charm is rich in history and is located walking distance from the downtown district. Enjoy finding chic furniture and fun vintage apparel at Urban Renewal, or grab a pie at Rigatti’s Pizzeria (my fav pizza joint in the area).

13. Escalante Escapes Tiny Homes

Sleeps: 6          Bedrooms: 2          Beds: 4          Baths: 1          Price: $179/night

So… For some reason, I can’t create a list of the “bests” without including at least one thing from Escalante. Besides St. George, of course, Escalante is one of the most magical and beautiful places I’ve ever found myself. It’s central location allows for immediate access to Capital Reef, Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, endless slot canyons, Coyote Gulch, Calf Creek Falls, and more! Enjoy the rustic charm of the area in style, here! The Escalante Escapes are located just off beautiful Scenic Byway 12 in the Grand Staircase Escalante Monument and offers a luxurious stay for the end of an adventurous day.




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