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: 8 months out
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If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We had a great stay here. The host Robert had everything setup for us and we gave short notice. We booked a same day rental in the middle of the day. There was firewood in the fire pit, very comfortable bed, and a propane grill. We forgot plates, a spatchula and lighter. Luckily all of that was provided at this location! Great communication from the host and even messaged us directions. We would stay here every weekend if we could. Can't wait to go back!
This campsite is gorgeous! It is a great place to relax and spend a romantic evening under the stars. If you are looking for a glamping experience, this is it! The view is great, the bed is really comfortable and it comes with everything you'll need. There's also a park near by and Zion national park is a close distance!
It was a fun place to be at during the November time. Tent and camping place is exactly what is described in the pictures. You dont have to carry anything else except extra layers of sheet (that too if you're travelling in cold days, also host will definitely let you know what to carry just couple of days before your visit) and your food. Also we struggled a little bit to light up the firewood initially, that may be because we didn't know how to light them up, but if you want to take something that can easen the lightening up, you should. Toilets near the camping site are available within the Maxwell Park's territory. You just have to take a 5 min walk to reach there. Its clean and has water for cleaning up. Host had kept two extra sleeping bags as well in case if needed for us. We enjoyed our time there and would love to visit soon again.
Solitary Glaming is exactly as advertised on Hipcamp. The property and surroundings are absolutely breathtaking. The tent was super cool, clean and very well stocked. All you need to bring is what you want to eat. We did some amazing hiking right in the area. The host, Robert, is very friendly and responsive to my inquiries and he really thought of everything for this glampsite. My only recommendation is that it would be great to have a picnic table otherwise everything else was perfect. My husband and I will most certainly be back.
Really nice, well stocked camp site with a beautiful view!! Very close to the park nearby with bathrooms. Robert was communicative and helpful with directions. You can hear a bit of traffic from a road nearby that leads to the park, which scared us a bit because we are easily scared and have overactive imaginations, but that's on us! The site itself was beautiful and had everything we needed and more for our stay. Would definitely recommend!!
Beautiful little corner all to ourselves in the high desert. The site is secluded enough to feel like it is just us, though close enough to a park to use the bathrooms, and to civilization to pick up ice, etc. I would definitely come back!
We had an absolutely perfect time staying at Maxwell Glamp! We picked a weekend in February that ended up being VERY cold, high 39, low 12! But, thanks to Robert, we had everything we needed, TONS of firewood, a tent stove and plenty of extra blankets. We enjoyed an evening by the fire pit and he provided everything we needed for cooking meals, we just had to bring the food! Robert was helpful from the time of booking until we left, and unfortunately forgot something at the campsite. He was very responsive to our questions and graciously offered to ship our belonging back, no charge to us. We enjoyed the view tremendously, the location close to Hurricane (River Rock Roasters FTW!) and Zion where we spent a day hiking. We will definitely be back, in warmer weather!
The glamsite was absolutely stunning...gorgeous views, great trails in the vicinity and a relatively quick drive to Zion National Park. We had great communication with Robert, especially when we woke up to a foot of snow blanketing the area! If you enjoy the privacy of your own campsite in a secluded outdoor setting, this place is for you.
The tent set-up was so cozy and everything we needed was there. It got very chilly the night we were there but the Franklin stove kept us nice and warm, and the bed was so comfy! It was such a pleasure to wake up to that view too.