Planning a vacation usually involves making a few big decisions. One of the most important ones you’ll need to make is where you’ll stay during your trip.

While hotels tend to be the popular choice, vacation rentals are rising in popularity, especially as new and unique options offer travelers benefits that a hotel simply can’t match.

If you’re ready to start planning your next adventure, keep reading to learn why a vacation rental beats a hotel every time.

1. Space to Stretch Out

Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway or a family-friendly vacation, having space to spread out and relax in between adventures can only enhance your trip.

While many hotel rooms offer little more than a bed and a small bathroom, with a vacation rental, you’ll enjoy more room to unwind, unpack, and unload after a long day of hiking, off-roading, or roadtripping. 

While our luxury tiny homes might be a practice in small-space living, they utilize their space in a modern, efficient way. Depending on your needs and the unit you choose, you’ll enjoy a variety of in-unit amenities and a layout that gives your family or group plenty of room to relax.

If you’re traveling with little ones or a group, our Shocking View Stackers feature a bedroom with a queen-sized bed as well as a unique bunk loft with 2 sets of bunk beds. In the living room space, you’ll also have a full-size designer sleeper sofa. This means you’ll have room for 2 to 8 guests, making it ideal for larger families or groups. 

Large bathrooms, kitchenettes, and a living room area in each unit give you room to unwind in the evenings or enjou a quick bite before starting your day. Plus, every unit features plenty of outdoor space to enjoy.

2. Get a Little Privacy

Though many of the hotels in the area do offer features that allow guests to take in the beautiful views that surround them, they’re a far cry from the private outdoor space you’ll enjoy when you stay with us. 

Instead of a small balcony with just enough room for a chair—if you’re lucky enough to have a balcony at all—you’ll enjoy a private patio or yard space with plenty of room for your entire family to relax. Sit beneath the stars or take in the mountain views while you sip your morning coffee.

Inside your rental, enjoy a similar private experience. No worrying about thin walls or squeezing past other guests in tight hotel hallways. Instead, you’ll get a private tiny home that’s just yours, with exterior access that makes it feel a little more like your home away from home.

3. Enjoy the Comforts of a Home Away From Home

Traveling is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and take a break from your daily routine. But having a few of the comforts of home can help make your trip a bit easier, especially when traveling with family.

From wet kitchens and simple kitchenettes to irons, cooking utensils, coffee makers, and high-speed internet, The Dwellings offers just the right touches of home to help you relax in comfort—even if the view out your window looks quite a bit different than your one back home!

While some vacation rentals require you to bring your own towels, linens, and toiletries, we provide all of the necessities for your stay. From soap and shampoo to luxurious sheets, pillows, blankets, hairdryers, and towels, everything will be waiting for you upon your arrival.

4. You Don’t Have to Leave Furry Family Behind

A pet-friendly vacation rental makes it easy to bring Fido along on your family vacation! With private, fenced-in patios and turf lawn spaces, your pet can feel just as at home during your trip as you do!

While your pet may not be able to take to most of the trails at Zion, many of the state parks in the area are pet-friendly, and there’s even one trail, Pa’rus Trail, in the park that allows four-legged hikers.

5. Get Access to Some Unique Features

While the creature comforts help to make a private vacation rental the convenient choice during your stay, the unique features you could enjoy are certain to enhance your trip!

Communal fire pits offer the perfect place to swap stories about your adventures and take in the starry skies. The sweeping views of your cliff-side rental are the ideal way to experience the unique landscapes that are a big part of what draws so many visitors to this area each year. And our luxury tiny homes are a unique experience in themselves, giving guests a small taste of sustainable living.

Choosing the Right Vacation Rental

From the private space you’ll enjoy to having some of the comforts and conveniences of home on hand during your stay, there’s no shortage of reasons to book a vacation rental instead of a hotel for your next vacation. But choosing the right vacation rental can determine whether you’ll get to enjoy these and other benefits.

At The Dwellings, you’ll enjoy a unique, luxurious experience. Our tiny homes offer the comforts of home and features like space for up to 8 guests and private outdoor spaces. Book your stay today to see for yourself the difference a vacation rental can make!