Zion Wildflower Resort

Let’s go glamping!

Glamping Resort blooms near Zion National Park

So camping is not your jam, but you want an amazing outdoor experience for your trip to Zion National Park, well then you belong at Zion Wildflower Resort.

This well-designed glamping resort just 15 minutes from the entrance of Zion National Park offers three cool accommodations to fit the needs of any adventure. And yes, they are cool, with air conditioning.

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Checked into the Emerald Covered Wagon.

Zion National Park Glamping

Where Should We Sleep?

Zion Wildflower Resort offers three unique accommodations for your Zion National Park glamping experience.

Watchman’s Canvas Tent

The Watchman’s Canvas Tent sleeps four people comfortably with one king bed and two twin beds. Each tent is equipped with cozy bedding, heating/ AC, rugs, and a table and chairs as well as a private deck with two rocking chairs. There is a short walk to the bathhouse from your tent.

Conestoga Covered Wagon

Choose between the Emerald Covered Wagon or the Showy Covered Wagon depending on the size of your family. Each wagon features a king-size bed and one (Emerald) or two (Showy) sets of bunk beds to accommodate your family.  The wagons have air conditioning. There is a short walk to the bathhouse from your wagon.

Bungalow

For the most luxurious stay choose a bungalow. There are several set ups to meet your needs and family size. Bungalows include a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and private shower and bath. A porch with rocking chairs and a parking spot next to the bungalow are also included in this accommodation.

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An evening view from the lawn

What Will We Do?

When you are done hiking trails in Zion National Park and exploring the many outdoor adventures the area has to offer, Zion Wildflower is waiting for you with open arms and the best amenities.

Bicycles to ride around the property. Take the entire family on a ride with the many bikes available at Zion Wildflower. There are single adult bikes, tandem bikes, and even child-sized bikes (no training wheels).

Roast s’mores at the campfire. The fire burns nightly from 8pm – 10pm. Double check the times and fire locations at check in as they vary seasonally based on fire precautions. A s’mores kit is provided at check in, but I recommend you bring additional if you are glamping for more than one night. You can never have too many marshmallows to roast. Roasting sticks are provided at the bonfire.

Want your own reusable sticks to roast marshmallows and hot dogs? We grabbed these.

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Roasting marshmallows is an important park of the glamping experience

Grill dinner on one of the many grills throughout the property. If you prefer charcoal, bring your own but the resort also has two large propane grills on the lawn.

Children can swing and play at the cottage built just for them. Don’t forget to check out the little library and grab a book to read before bed.

Kids will also love the scavenger hunt! Make sure to stop at the office and grab one so they can explore the property and the exquisite nature that encompasses it. Scavenger hunt boards are $8 each and come with the hunt, clipboard, and a rustic pencil.

Ping Pong, Giant Jenga, Spike Ball, and corn hole are ready for your family to play. The resort even has a soccer ball and a football for you to kick and toss in the cool evening air.

Snacks are available for purchase at the office if you get peckish. Coffee and ice are also available complimentary.

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Children’s Play Area

Where Will We Eat?

Packing snacks is always the best idea because snacks are the best. You can pack a cooler with food or choose some of the many dining options available nearby. We did both.

Cooler items:
Lunch Meat
Hot Dogs to grill
Boiled Eggs for breakfast
Cheese Sticks
Lunchables (or similar)
Gatorade
Bottles of water (freeze them beforehand)

You can also dine in or take out from one of the many restaurants near the entrance of Zion National Park. Our favorites include Zion Brewery and Oscar’s Café. We have heard the Spotted Dog Cafe is also an excellent choice.

If you head the opposite direction from Zion National Park, back toward St. George on Highway 9, you will find more restaurants and cafés. Our favorites in La Verkin include Stage Coach Grille, River Rock Roasting Company, and for a cool treat check out The Big Chill. If you want to drive further, you can find more in Hurricane and St. George.

Pro Tip: There’s a Maverik in La Verkin where you can get “good” ice and a diet coke every morning. Oh, and gas if you need it. Priorities.

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Giant Jenga and a s’more face

What Should We Pack for Zion National Park Glamping?

You are camping, with amazing mattresses and air conditioning, but you’re camping, so pack accordingly.

Some helpful packing ideas:
Slides to walk down to the bathhouse
At least one extra set of clothes
Cool pajamas for summer nights (warm pajamas for fall and spring)
Sunscreen, but you should know that by now

Additional items to consider:
A backpack for your daily adventures
Fishing gear if you are heading to Kolob Reservoir
Buckets and sand toys if you want to play along the Virgin River
Insulated water bottles to keep your water cold.

You will want to be a minimalist when it comes to taking things to your glamping space. Consider bringing a bag or tote that can carry just what you need for the night, especially when your trip includes multiple nights (in a wagon at the top of the hill).

The best clothing recommendation I have when camping or taking outdoor adventures are these shorts. Target nailed it with these (are we surprised?) and they have been our best summer purchase. The shorts are quick dry and go from hiking to swimming to (casual) dining without missing a beat. You can pair them with an athletic tee or even a rash guard, depending on the situation. My husband and both boys wear them constantly and they have held up well.

Boy’s Quick Dry Board Short – All in Motion
(Sam is wearing these in the photo below)

Men’s Quick Dry Board Short – All in Motion

Men’s 7″ Unlined Run Short – All in Motion

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Exploring the Virgin River at Zion National Park

Where Should We Go?

The following are my top recommendations for exploring when you stay at Zion Wildflower.

Find complete details on these locations in our Zion National Park with Kids feature.

Zion National Park

Sheep Bridge Park

Kolob Reservoir

Fort Zion

Confluence Park

Quail Creek State Park

Sand Hollow State Park

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You belong among the wildflowers – Tom Petty
(the view from our wagon)

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