Our glamping site, located in the less crowded, backside of Zion offers a relaxing experience. The nights allow for stellar star gazing that can't be seen from a crowded city. You'll find our site offers a true outdoor experience, while only a couple minutes from local restaurants and grocery stores. Strategically located in Hildale, the site provides access to several Natio
Our glamping site, located in the less crowded, backside of Zion offers a relaxing experience. The nights allow for stellar star gazing that can't be seen from a crowded city. You'll find our site offers a true outdoor experience, while only a couple minutes from local restaurants and grocery stores. Strategically located in Hildale, the site provides access to several National and State Parks including Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. We happily welcome couples, solo adventurers and friends.
The site is set on 95 acres of wilderness, private property that sits at the base of the Canaan Mountains. It is easily accessible by any vehicle. Being 400 ft from the Maxwell Park entrance traffic can be heard since the park is visited frequently by vehicles and ATV's throughout the day and sometimes into the night.
The site is equipped with a 10 X 12 ft. canvas tent that allows the guests to feel at home with nature, while enjoying the amenities that make it a comfortable experience. The queen bed is set up to accommodate two people, but we do allow you to bring a sleeping bag or blankets to use inside the tent on the wood platform to accommodate up to four people. The thick canvas tent is water and mildew treated, keeping you dry when it rains and keeping the temperature cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The front of the tent has a full screen door while the other 3 walls have screened windows, allowing great airflow while keeping bugs out. All of this is placed on a solid wood platform that keeps you out of the dirt and makes the tent very secure. A solar shower by heating the water with the Sun allows for a quick wash on extended stays. A small cabinet holds all of the utensils, dishes and a propane camping stove to prepare meals. A cooler is available for storing items and ice can be picked up locally. By visiting the nearby grocery store you're able to find the necessary ingredients for some great campfire food that can be enjoyed at the site. Nearby restaurants also provide a variety of local food options.
We suggest that once you arrive, you take a moment to breathe and relax to enjoy the beauty of nature and enjoy the peace outside of the constant hustle of life. Sit in our Adirondack chairs on the front porch and watch the sunrise and sunset light up the surrounding mountains.
The weather in this area is very desert based. During the summer it can be very warm, with comfortable night temperatures. The Spring and Fall seasons create perfect hiking weather - light jacket weather in the early morning, but very peaceful temperatures during the day. Sitting inside the tent with the front door open during a fall rain shower with a warm cup of cocoa and a book is one of our favorite experiences.
Critters and bugs: You are outside of the city paved streets. There are some small animals such as squirrels and rabbits throughout the area. During the winter some deer occasionally make their way down through the valley. Spiders, ants, and black flies enjoy the area just as much as we do, but we have found the wood platform under the tent keeps you out of the dirt and with some bug spray, they're likely to not ruin your trip.
Noises: During the day or night you can occasionally hear birds and other critters. The gravel road is about 400 ft away that leads to the nearby Maxwell Park. Cars and occasionally ATV's can be heard as people in the area enjoy visiting the park for picnics and retrieving water from the natural spring.
From the site several trails are within walking distance including the Water Canyon Trail head known for its canyoneering and primitive trails. Above Water Canyon lies the Natural Bridge trail that travels across the mountain top making for a several hour hike. Near the Water Canyon Trail head is the start of the Squirrel Canyon Trail that travels along a creek bed for 1.5 miles before coming upon a natural amphitheater. While all those trails are considered primitive, for the more adventurous there is the El Capitan trail that travels several thousand feet up giving a vast view for miles.
The site is very centralized for travel to several national parks including Zion (1 hr), Grand Canyon (2hr), Bryce Canyon(2hr) and several state parks including Snow Canyon, Quail Creek, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Sand Hollow, Lake Powell, and Cedar Breaks. Mountain biking on Goosberry Mesa is also only 20 min away with several other bike trails.
Clean public restrooms are located in the park right next to the property and are within walking distance.
Potable water is also available in the park that comes from a natural spring up near the base of the mountains and is piped into the park.
Interaction with guests
The goal of establishing this glamping location is to allow guests the opportunity of solitude and privacy in an incredible part of the country. Due to this, the owner won’t be seen unless requested and can be contacted at any time.
Other things to note
Cell phone service is very limited with one bar at best. Guests have received a text at the location through AT&T, but it is not reliable. Service is more available one mile down the road. It is advised to download or print out any directions before traveling to the site.
There are several places to eat in the town including a Bees Marketplace, (grocery store), Dollar General, Subway, Merry Wives Cafe and Berry Knoll Bakery.
Traveling to the glamping site takes you through the town of Hildale. For those that do not already know, it is known for being the home of many FLDS members who dress in solid colored dresses. There are several weathered and unfinished homes, but the glamping site takes you away from all of this.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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My girlfriend and I had a great night at Maxwell Glamping. Robert is very responsive. The tent has everything you need, including firewood, pots & pans, silverware, cups, bowls, large jugs of water, water bottles, battery powered lights, a propane powered stovetop for easy cooking, a fire pit, and a franklin stove inside the tent. We stayed on a cold night (20 degree low) in November, cooked a meal and drank by the fireplace while watching the stars. The stargazing here is incredible. At night, we were initially warm with the fire going outside and the stove going inside, though by morning the fire had died and we were glad we brought a lot of layers to bundle up underneath the blankets. We did have some trouble keeping the smoke from the stove out of the tent. There's a chimney for the exhaust but we still managed to have smoke seeping out. I'm sure we did something wrong. The site is secluded but as some other guests mentioned, you do hear vehicles on the nearby road. I'm not quite sure what all these people are doing late at night on this small road. One driver was doing donuts in the parking lot nearby. Another driver must have mistaken their camp site for ours and entered our site late at night, which required taking down the rope and everything. They circled around our vehicle before taking off, which left us momentarily terrified. After that though we fell asleep bundled up and woke up just before sunrise to head off for Zion. We cooked some eggs & bacon on the propane stove. The individual coffee packets Robert included were perfect for warming up. We weren't sure if the expectation was to wash the dishes. We tried, but my hands were too frozen to go on. Sorry that we left a mess, Robert! On the way to Zion or to Robert's tent from Vegas, stop at the River Rock Roasters! We would definitely stay again.
Though this listing is classified as "near Zion", it's about an hour away. The town of Hildale is somewhat desolate and there's not many amenities. But, this glamping tent was stylish and well-done with a comfortable bed and everything you might need to cook on the propane stove. We had trouble with the indoor fireplace and gave up on it after about an hour of messing with it and lots of smoke. The nearby bathrooms at Maxwell Park are fine, but heavily used by other people at all hours of the night and we could easily hear them from where we were. I would probably prefer a composting toilet near the tent. The stars were incredible at night though, and Robert was one of the most responsive hosts I've ever had.
Wonderful spot!!!! They literally had everything we could have needed in the spot except a fridge full of food. Amazing spot that's even better than the photos. A little close to the road but still great. The only suggestion I have: they have a book that has details of everything, except how to use the castiron heater/stove. We had some trouble using it. It would have been nice if instructions on that were included in the book. All in all, we will absolutely return to this spot in the future.
This site was great. Robert answered very quickly to our questions. All the equipment including tanks of water, firewood and a map with tips were available. The tent was beautifully located in a canyon. We had a great experience!
We had an amazing experience there. Absolutely beautiful, peaceful and magical place. No regrets. Nice, cozy tent with comfortable bed and pillows. We wish we could stay there longer, not just for one night...