The Best Glamping Spots in Utah

Famous Monument Valley in the desert of Utah
Famous Monument Valley in the desert of Utah | © 4k-Clips / Alamy Stock Photo
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14 December 2020

Stargazing, nature walks and the ability to unplug from everything are all perks of glamping across the rugged and beautiful landscape of Utah. But glamping also has other bonuses, and many glamping facilities function much like hotels and offer guests amenities such as daily housekeeping and on-site dining. Here are Culture Trip’s favorites, from Zion National Park to Moab and Capitol Reef.

Goulding's Lodge

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Enjoy stargazing at night or an al fresco meal during the day with a cabin at Goulding’s Lodge. Located at the campground, cabins come with all the modern comforts of a hotel room – plus a front porch with a picnic table and access to the property’s amenities including a theater, indoor pool, convenience store, laundromat, restaurant, museum and gift shop. The lodge offers a shuttle service between the campground and the main lodge, and the campground also offers additional picnic tables, grills and a firepit.

Under Canvas Moab

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Newbie glampers will love Under Canvas Moab, which offers luxurious tent accommodations big enough for traveling families. Accommodations vary, but tents can include king beds, lounge areas, private decks with lounge chairs, wood-burning stoves, night-sky viewing windows above the beds, full bedroom wings and private bathrooms. West Elm furnishings combine with white linens and sleek wood furniture for a clean, sophisticated look, and amenities including daily housekeeping and a guest experience coordinator give the feeling of a five-star resort.

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Under Canvas Zion

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Located on almost 200 acres (81ha) near the entrance to Zion National Park, Under Canvas Zion has modern, luxurious glamping tents that can accommodate couples or families. Retreat to your lavish tent for a night in, or enjoy communal activities such as s’mores at the firepit and complimentary camp activities. There’s also an indoor firepit in the lobby, plus grills, a yoga platform and volleyball court. On-site dining offers seasonal menus with locally-sourced produce – plus hot breakfast and coffee, charcuterie boards, salads and kid-friendly options.

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Zion Wild Flower

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Sleep under the stars while still enjoying modern luxuries like fluffy bedding and shower amenities. Zion Wildflower’s canvas tents come with a bed, private deck and rocking chairs, towels, soap, shampoo and a table and chairs. The covered wagons have beds, bunk beds, heating and AC and a sitting area. Both accommodations have access to luxury bathhouses, which include private bathrooms with a shower, vanity and toilet. Relax with front-yard games, firepits, hammocks and endless outdoor activities in the surrounding Zion landscape.

Iron Springs

In Cedar City near Southern Utah’s national parks, Iron Springs offers luxury mining cabins for a glamping feel that still maintains a hotel vibe. Cabin options can include full kitchens, and all accommodation has access to the property’s patio and balcony. Enjoy a cocktail by the firepit, or try your hand at archery, horseshoes or frisbee golf. Take a walk or hike around the property, or for those looking for adventure, there’s horseback riding, mountain biking, and quad bikes on offer.

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  • Zion Glamping Adventures

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    Views of the Canaan Mountain Wilderness Area and a prime location close to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, Coral Pink Sand Dunes and the Grand Canyon are reason enough to choose Zion Glamping Adventures as your base camp for exploration. Canvas tent accommodations include plush queen beds, a table and chairs, and a firepit, grill and picnic table. There’s an additional picnic area with a grilling area for larger parties, and on-site activities include roasting marshmallows and hot dogs around a campfire, horseshoes, cornhole and dummy steer roping.

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    Conestoga Ranch

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    Perched hillside just around the corner from Bear Lake, Conestoga Ranch has rustic yet luxurious canvas tents and wagons that allow you to immerse yourself in the area’s natural surroundings. Grand Couple Tents feature ensuite bathrooms, electricity, king-size beds and a private campfire patio. Grand Family Tents have master bedrooms, and the Royal Tent Suite has an enviable clawfoot tub. Wagons are based on authentic 19th-century designs and can sleep four to six people, featuring king-size beds and bunk beds.

    Zion Ponderosa Ranch

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    Conveniently located on the edge of Zion National Park, Zion Ponderosa Ranch is a great place to rough it with modern amenities. Glamping sites combine rustic wooden furniture with warm accents for a homely feel and include electricity, heaters, picnic tables and grills, and access to the shower house. Deluxe glamping sites come with queen beds, stackable twin beds, decks, grills and continental breakfast. Bathrooms and showers are located near the tents, and glampers can enjoy a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts and on-site dining.

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    Capitol Reef Resort

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    For those exploring Capitol Reef National Park, this resort offers a glamping set-up in the form of tipis and wagons situated beneath the red rock landscape. The 250sqft (23sqm) tipis are water resistant and feature king beds, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas. The private bathroom is steps away, and air conditioning in the tipi means you never have to worry about a sweaty sleep. Wagons can sleep up to six people and also have private bathrooms. Fun resort highlights include llama adventures and guided horseback tours.

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    These recommendations were updated on December 14, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.