Zion Lodge, National Park Hotel

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Zion Lodge

Visitors have been staying in the heart of Zion Canyon since 1924, when Zion Lodge first opened its doors to the crowds, who still marvel at the hotel's incredible surroundings. Book Online.

  • Zion Lodge is the only hotel inside the park boundaries.
  • Stay in a historic cabin with a fireplace and private porch.
  • Visit in winter, when the lodge offers significant discounts.
  • Enjoy two restaurants with outdoor terraces.
  • Take a horseback ride to the Court of the Patriarchs.
  • Tackle the famous Emerald Pools Trail or Angel's Landing.

Overview

Between the Narrows, Angel's Landing, Weeping Rock and the many other attractions, Zion Canyon deserves a few days of exploration. Since 1924, visitors have been taking advantage of the park's only hotel to experience and appreciate the Zion wilderness.

Head out into the middle of the canyon... while sipping a cappuccino from Red Rock Grill's second story balcony. Don't forget to look up at the night stars before going back to your cabin; it's a view to remember.

Reservations

Particularly in the summer, reservations are highly recommended, as rooms fill fast. Be sure to take advantage of the winter season discounts, generally available until March.

For questions or to book a room, call 435-772-7700 or Book Online. Reservations are accepted up to thirteen months in advance.

Location

It's tough to imagine a better place for a hotel. Set on the flat canyon floor in the middle of Zion Canyon, the lodge offers a unique experience, listening to the sounds of Zion at night from the comforts of a full-service hotel.

To get to the park from Springdale or Mount Carmel, enter the park, then simply follow signs to the lodge. Most cars are prevented from continuing onto Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, but hotel guests are permitted to continue. The hotel is located about 2.5 miles north from Canyon Junction. 

Nearby Attractions & Activities

One of the benefits of staying in the park is the convenience of everything. Just by walking out the door, there are great outdoor options to choose from. 

The bus stops directly in front of the Zion hotel, so take advantage of the lodge's location by heading to Weeping Rock or hiking to the Zion Narrows, then being back in time for lunch at the lodge before another activity in the afternoon.

If you can muster the strength, the hike to the top of Angels Landing is one of the most impressive sights in the entire park. Take a day to complete the hike, then relax in the comfort of the Zion National Park hotel.

Take the 0.5-mile Grotto Trail for an enjoyable outdoor picnic, or head straight across the Virgin River to visit the hanging gardens at the Emerald Pools. If you're looking for a bit more activity, head back to the lodge via the Kayenta Trail, making for a fun 3-mile loop.

Horseback riding starts right across the river, so saddle up for an hour or a half day ride through the park. The trail leads past the Court of the Patriarchs and around the Sand Bench Trail, passing beautiful vistas the entire route.

Details & Services 

There are a few different options for accommodations at the Zion National Park Lodge, including Lodge Suites, Western Cabins, and Motel Rooms. Some of these are in historic buildings, and some in modern buildings built in similar styles.

All cabins have gas fireplaces, while both the motel rooms and cabins have porches to sit and reminisce about the incredible sights of the day. All 75 rooms and 40 cabins are air-conditioned.

The Red Rock Grill is a full-service restaurant located at the Zion Lodge, Utah, with all three meals served daily and an open-air balcony during the warmer months, located on the second floor above the lodge entrance.

The Castle Dome Cafe is a seasonal restaurant, with quick and filling options for every meal. This is a chance to sit in the shade of the terrace and sip a coffee, or grab a burger to go.

There is a gift shop in the hotel, an internet kiosk and complimentary wireless, as well as banquet facilities.

Historical Tidbit

The hotel and complex was designed in 1924 by architect Gilbert Underwood, who worked with the Union Pacific Railroad on many buildings in National Parks, notably Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon Lodge, Grand Canyon Lodge and many others.

The Zion Lodge burned to the ground in 1966, only to be hastily rebuilt in less than 100 days. In 1990, the lodge was renovated to represent Underwood's original design. Many of the buildings and cabins surrounding the lodge, however, are the historic originals.

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