Hipcamp host Rich M.,
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The original idea for Zion's Camp and Cottages was to provide a space for campers when the Park was full. Well the city did not want me to do that, so we came up with something even better. We have now built 24 bunkhouses on three acres. It is still in the city, but not on the main highway. They are really more like hotel


Are the campsites full? Stay with us!   

The original idea for Zion's Camp and Cottages was to provide a space for campers when the Park was full. Well the city did not want me to do that, so we came up with something even better. We have now built 24 bunkhouses on three acres. It is still in the city, but not on the main highway. They are really more like hotel rooms than bunkhouses with a king size bed and a set of bunk beds. It is the setting and peacefulness that really sets us apart from both hotels and campgrounds.

Our property is a little under three acres. Each bunkhouse has a king sized bed and a set of bunk beds (pillows included).  Each also has a full bathroom, TV, WiFi, full size fridge, microwave, and AC/Heat. They also include a hair dryer, blender, crockpot, toaster, rice cooker, coffee maker, and cooler for your use.

We’ve made an effort to make the property as environmentally friendly as possible.  The property is powered by 96 solar panels which is enough to supply all the energy we need.  The water heaters in the bunkhouses are electric (no natural gas required) and each bunkhouse has a high efficiency air conditioner and heater that are super efficient and quiet, to make your stay as comfortable and as low impact as possible.  The buildings are also outfitted with high efficiency LED lighting to reduce energy consumption. We also use “green” cleaning supplies and cleaners to lessen the impact on humans and the environment. We’ve made linens optional which will also reduce resources dedicated to laundering sheets and towels.  The water for the lawn and plants is pressurized irrigation water which does not take away from the culinary drinking water in the area.

The bunkhouses are set up with two per building, so if you have a larger group you can rent two units and use the connecting door.

This is a beautiful piece of land with a grove of large cottonwood trees as its centerpiece. We are constantly improving the property by adding more plants and trees to attract birds and other wildlife. Outside you will find hammock posts for you to set up your own hammock and enjoy the stars. We try to have minimal outdoor lighting to preserve the tranquility of the night sky. We also have a communal food prep area where you can set up your own camp stove or use one of the several charcoal or propane barbecues onsite, on a first come, first serve basis (charcoal is not provided, propane is).

Laundry facilities are not available onsite, but there is a laundromat a few minutes away.

We are located off the main highway, so it is relatively quiet. The neighborhood is a mixture of older homes and newer ones. La Verkin is a small town located about 20 minutes from the entrance to Zion National Park. The scenery on the short trip to Zion is beautiful. We have a great grocery store, a couple of gas stations and an excellent coffee shop. We are also located next to Hurricane, which has fast food places, Walmart, movie theatre, restaurants etc. If you need more than that, we are about 25 minutes from St. George, which has much more.

If you are also going to Bryce National Park, you will have a drive of a little over two hours. Many of our guests use our place as a home base to visit both of these amazing parks. Bryce is a little more isolated than our area and that seems to be one of the reasons they use La Verkin as a base of operations.

When you visit Southern Utah, you are guaranteed to see spectacular sights with plenty of places to go and things to do. We hope you stay with us and then return again, like countless guests before you.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Rich a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


This will likely be the main thing you come to this area for. The hikes here are world famous.


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Wildlife watching


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11 Reviews

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Hipcamper Emma
Emma S.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2021

A great space at a great price, in a very convenient location.

Hipcamper Breann

The perfect place

Breann C.
recommends this listing.
March 3rd, 2021

This place had everything we needed. I am so grateful my fiancé & I stumbled across this gem while looking for a place to stay by Zion. It’s a 20 min drive from the park. I would definitely being staying here in the future again. Check out River Rock Coffee Co. for amazing food & drinks which is a quick drive from our stay.

Hipcamper Julia
Julia M.
recommends this listing.
February 17th, 2021

The cabin was clean, modern, and a step above basic. The hvac is a split unit which is quiet, though the thermostats does take about 10min to sense the temperature change you set. There’s the described cooking appliances and plenty of supplies. Bedding was comfortable, though the large bed is quite unstable, so if you move, the whole bed moves. The mattress itself is comfortable though. Hot water gets hot almost immediately in the kitchenette and bath, and there are plenty of towels, both cloth and paper.

The location is ideal to Zion and other little businesses in La Verkin and Hurricane.

Hipcamper Christina

Great value

Christina F.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2021

Super clean, with all the necessities. The bunk houses are nice, spacious, and very comfortable. We made s'mores at the fire pit. And prepared dinner in our room, which saved money. Over all, is recommend to anyone. We loved our stay 💕

Hipcamper Brianna

Great place to stay

Brianna C.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2020

This place exceeded my expectations. Perfect place right outside of Zion.

Hipcamper Theresa
Theresa K.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2020

Nice, spacious room. Appreciated the full refrigerator and access to a BBQ.

Hipcamper Steven
Steven G.
recommends this listing.
November 26th, 2019

Great location while visiting Zion. Room was clean with plenty of space. Having a fire pit was nice to warm up and heat up food. We would definitely stay again!

Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca S.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2019

The Zion Camp bunk house is perfect base camp for exploring the National Park and surrounding area. It really did exceed our expectations -- all the creature comforts were provided, amd the space was super comfortable for our group of four. Thanks for a great stay!

Hipcamper Tess
Tess W.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2019

Super clean and nice spot to hangout after a day of hiking! Had all the essentials with gas grill and a very nice communal firepit. Super close to gas stations and grocery stores and 20min from Zion. Only thing to note is that it is not in a secluded area, very close to other houses and roads. If your looking to get lost in nature this is not the place but a fantastic stay otherwise! Would definitely recommend.


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