I recently had a little long weekend getaway with my husband and a friend. We took off a Friday and a Monday from work and drove to Las Vegas on Thursday evening, where we stayed with our friend who lives there. In the morning, the three of us (and a little dog) made the drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. We had an amazing drive through the park on our way in before we settled in our awesome little vacation rental property.
I had a great time exploring Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. However, the vacation rental we stayed in was another star of the trip. If you’re like me and you live in a fairly crowded, urban location, there’s nothing quite like getting out in the middle of the country where it is truly quiet and truly dark at night.
If you’re like me and you’re looking for a little bit of rest and relaxation in an incredibly peaceful place, allow me to recommend the East Zion Escape.
This cabin felt truly remote…you have to drive down a long dirt road that is off of a rural part of the main highway to get to it. Although there are other homes along the road, you don’t see any of them while you’re in the house, so you really feel secluded.
At night, the stars come out and it’s one of the most incredible sights I’ve ever seen. I’m so used to noise pollution and light at night that I only get to see a few stars at home. Here, I sat outside just looking at the sky in absolute wonder and awe. I could see all the constellations, the international space station, and even the milky way. It was incredible. This place is a stargazer’s dream.
In the mornings, we cooked breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen and I spent my evenings after long days of hiking in the national parks in their really luxurious bathtub.
This property is dog friendly, too. That’s why we chose it to begin with, since we would have a dog traveling with us. She even left us a little goodie basket which we discovered upon arrival that not only had wine and snacks for us, but also a few dog treats.
This house is very convenient to Zion National Park, and is a good location for day trips to see Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Grand Staircase National Monument, the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, and many beautiful State Parks.
The one thing you should know ahead of time is that since this location is so remote, you’re pretty far from the nearest grocery store and there aren’t any restaurants nearby. Bring some groceries. If you do need to shop, it’s about a 30 minute drive to Kanab, where they do have a grocery store.
The property does come with wi-fi, so definitely bring your tablets and laptops. It’s useful for looking up information online, as well as entertaining yourself at night. There was no TV so if that’s something that’s important to you, bring a laptop with some movies. Personally, I enjoyed just hanging out and reading in the quiet. It was a nice escape for me to not have the constant noise of a TV yammering on all weekend. Also, she has a selection of books for her guests to read during their stay, so if you forgot something to read, you’re in luck.
The property will comfortably sleep about 4 people. There is a bedroom downstairs with a queen sized bed and another queen sized bed in the loft, upstairs. There are two bathrooms.
I loved my stay at this property and will definitely stay there again next time I visit the area. If you’re interested in booking a stay at the East Zion Escape, you can do so at this link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10628466