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

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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
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
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
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

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

Paddling

Sand Hollow is home to some great kayaking

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at 5B Hotel and Camping Alternative in Utah.

Desert
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at 5B Hotel and Camping Alternative

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Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor H.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2018

This place was awesome!! It is such a clever way to provide full amenities at an affordable cost, and with the ability to sleep five people, this place is a no brainer for families traveling into Zion. Speaking of Zion, it is only a 25 minute drive to get to the entrance of the park, which means you'll have a better chance of making it on that 6am shuttle in the park's busy months. The beds were comfortable, the shower was excellent, and between the gas bbq and the partial kitchen we had all that we needed for both breakfast and dinner. Bringing our own linens didn't feel like a hassle at all, and besides that the room felt just like any other full service hotel room. Overall, we had an excellent experience, I would definitely recommend staying for both its proximity and price!

Hipcamper Will
Will S.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2018

Room was well kept and clean.

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.

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 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 Jennifer R.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2019
Hipcamper Ken S.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2018
Property
Zion's Camp and Cottages
State
Utah
$87/night
1 Site
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