Zion National Park, Utah
As the only lodging located inside the national park, Zion Lodge offers coveted proximity and atmosphere for guests seeking the paramount experience of Zion. The lodge is shaded beneath mature trees on the valley floor and backdropped by the massive sandstone ramparts of the canyon walls. Originally designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood in the 1920s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Zion Lodge offers 82 hotel rooms and 40 historic cabins. After a fire in 1966, the lodge was rebuilt in 100 days with the top priority being to restore guest services. While its original rustic design was sacrificed at that time, it was restored to its classic appearance in 1990. Public spaces, including the grand lobby and dining room, feature timber beams and stone columns, period-style log furniture, leather sofas, and Indian rugs and upholstery. Historic cabins have one queen or two double beds, full bath, gas log fireplace, microwave, mini fridge and private porch. Most hotel rooms have two queen-size beds while some have one king, and all have a private porch or balcony. All rooms have air conditioning, phones, radio alarm clocks and hair dryers.