Zion National Park

3 Reasons to Book a Tiny Home Rental Near Zion

Do you want all the modern conveniences of a luxury vacation rental in a small, eco-friendly package? The Dwellings is a collection of tiny home rentals near Zion National Park overlooking the edge of River Rock. Read more for reasons why booking a tiny home rental is...

4 of the Top Restaurants in Southern Utah

Author Virginia Woolfe once said, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well." We cannot agree more, and that is why we are thrilled to talk about a few of our favorite Southern Utah restaurants. From authentic Southwestern to big steaks,...

What to Know About Visiting Zion National Park in 2022

Did spending more time outdoors, reducing stress, or increasing your fitness has made your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2022? A visit to Zion National Park may be just the answer. Whether you’re already planning ahead for a summer vacation or thinking about...

What Do Real Visitors to The Dwellings Have to Say About Their Stay?

With more than 4 million people making their way through the gates of Zion National Park each year, it should come as no surprise that there is no shortage of lodging options to choose from during your stay. From hotels and motels to tiny home vacation rentals and...
4 of the Top Restaurants in Southern Utah

4 of the Top Restaurants in Southern Utah

Author Virginia Woolfe once said, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well." We cannot agree more, and that is why we are thrilled to talk about a few of our favorite Southern Utah restaurants. From authentic Southwestern to big steaks,...

Practicing the Principles of Leave No Trace

Practicing the Principles of Leave No Trace

In 2020, Zion National Park saw an uptick in graffiti in the park. From spray paint on rocks to carvings to mud handprints, these instances left an irreversible mark on the park.  In some cases, the graffiti can be removed. But even then, it comes at a high cost, with...

The Top 5 Hikes in Zion National Park

The Top 5 Hikes in Zion National Park

There’s no shortage of things to see and do during your visit to Zion National Park. One of the most popular is to take a hike. Whether you’re an experienced hiker eager to try one of the park’s famous trails or are looking for a more relaxing way to explore the park...

7 Things You Should Never Do in a National Park

7 Things You Should Never Do in a National Park

Millions of people across the country make their way into national parks each year. Most follow the rules — a select few don’t. Sometimes the result of their rule-breaking makes it on the news, such as one Yellowstone tourist’s recent run-in with a grizzly bear after...

Winter Day Trips to Take From La Verkin

Winter Day Trips to Take From La Verkin

There is no shortage of activities to enjoy and things to see during the winter months in Southern Utah.  Staying at The Dwellings means enjoying easy access to Zion National Park, holiday festivities in nearby St. George, and more. It’s also the perfect basecamp for...

Why You Should Plan a Winter Visit to The Dwellings

Why You Should Plan a Winter Visit to The Dwellings

Winter is often seen as the off-season in Southern Utah. But while the season might draw fewer crowds, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great time to visit. Temperatures in the mid-50s and 60s (Fahrenheit) and fewer visitors make for some great hiking. The occasional...

Our Favorite Mountain Biking Trails in Utah

Our Favorite Mountain Biking Trails in Utah

While a stunning hike or two in Zion National Park is a must during your first visit to Southern Utah, it’s far from the only way to explore the region. A scenic drive or an evening of stargazing are two great, relaxing ways to experience Southern Utah. But if you’re...

Christmas Gifts for the Outdoors Lovers in Your Life

Christmas Gifts for the Outdoors Lovers in Your Life

With shipping delays and supply shortages looming, getting a head-start on your Christmas shopping is even more important this season. But one thing that hasn’t changed this year is the challenge of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. If you have...

The Best Hikes in Zion National Park in the Fall

The Best Hikes in Zion National Park in the Fall

You could take in the changing leaves with a scenic drive this season. But there’s no better way to experience fall in Zion National Park than with a hike. Hiking Zion is a great way to get up close and personal to the brilliant display of colors that arrive in the...

The Ultimate Guide to St. George, Utah

The Ultimate Guide to St. George, Utah

During popular tourist seasons, the population of St. George, Utah blooms by over 30 percent as visitors from around the world flock to this unique and beautiful destination. Drawn by a variety of attractions, including parks, museums, and cultural attractions, the...

Explore Utah Parks & Wildlife

Explore Utah Parks & Wildlife

Look out from the private patio of your tiny home vacation rental, and you might just see deer grazing or a bird swooping down into the canyon far below. Southern Utah is home to a diverse ecosystem, which includes a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, birds, and other...

Why You Should Start Planning Your 2022 Vacation Today

Why You Should Start Planning Your 2022 Vacation Today

While restrictions were certainly more relaxed this summer than they were in 2020, many families still opted to cancel or change their regular vacation plans in 2021. Whether you had a chance to get out and explore or not this year, you’re likely looking forward to a...

5 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

5 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

Whether you opt to relax on your own private patio or balcony or venture out to the many national and state parks located just a short drive from your tiny home rental, you'll no doubt spot some wildlife during your visit to The Dwellings. Capturing a Bighorn Sheep...

5 Reasons a Vacation Rental Beats a Hotel Every Time

5 Reasons a Vacation Rental Beats a Hotel Every Time

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...

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