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Under Canvas Zion
Matthias E from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 14, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 1
not worth the money
We spent 3 nights as a family (2 adult, 14y and 16y kids) and booked a VIP-Pass. Tent far to small for a family with 4. Very uncomfortable bedsofa, daughter spent three nights on floor. The food was ridiculous and far away from description on website. We spent an ridiculous amount of money per night - organized tours were partly double paid (after arguing I got a refund). The VIP was charged with approximately same amount as stay per night - still don't know what for since excursion were paid extra! From second day onwards we had all meals outside the camp (although everything included) - stay out!
- Location: 3
- Cleanliness: 2
- Service: 1
taniatiarathompson from: Las Vegas, Nevada
Published Date: Nov, 11, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Fun Adventure with our Boys!!!
Two Mom's and their boys... we wanted to take a camping trip but didn't want to pitch a tent ;) This was a perfect way to take the boys camping and leave our husbands at home. The setting is spectacular and driving from Las Vegas meant a quick and easy trip with plenty of stops along the way. Before arriving the staff were super helpful so we could be prepared for this little overnight adventure. We arrived early and were able to check in right away and get out hiking. The check in was a breeze with plenty of info and surprising comfort for both day and night. There was a misting system for the warmth of the day and warm cozy beds for the chilly nights. I suggest turning the misting system off if you are away from your tent as we left ours on and the floors got wet ...ooops.
The facility was great with games and relaxation areas. The food was also good however if you need to order a picnic lunch it has to be done the night before. The kitchen area is very small and can't handle too many people. Night time was beautiful and they put on a fire pit with smores which our boys enjoyed tremendously before the played in the dirt by our tent under the night sky. We had a full moon so not so great for stargazing- we'll plan that better next time. My only complaint was the coffee....ughhhh should have bought my own coffee machine that was extremely disappointing. Otherwise well run, comfortable, great staff and plenty to do and see.
Jon G from: Brooklyn, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 19, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Could be perfect, if not for one flaw
We loved staying here. We really, really, really loved staying here. The service and attention you receive from the minute you arrive is excellent and of the appropriate tone for a tent camp. Casual but respectful. Every question answered. We stayed for 3 3 days 3 nights and the service never wavered one iota. We always felt appreciated for being there.
The setting is also beyond excellent. It's one of the most beautiful places in the vicinity of Zion that you can hope to stay. Rugged and separated from the masses of the valley. Clear skies give you starry nights and my wife and I saw shooting stars every night.
The food is better than any we had in the valley. I had the trout 2 nights in a row. Healthy, hearty, satisfying. Decent wine as well.
And the tent itself is perfect. A cozy bed, the light you need, a little wood burnning stove, a view and very little else.
So where is the rub? The weather - and we had the worst weather you could ask for in a glamping situation - wind. The wind was so bad and the tents are not anchored at the torso so that the flapping tent wall kept smashing into the bed all night and we were unable to sleep. Them's the breaks when you are in an exposed setting of such raw natural beauty. It was a flaw. I almost broke out my gear and rigged the rear tent wall so that it would hold up the wind better.
I know this is a petty complaint. And if it had been raining instead of blowing, I wouldn't be mentioning it at all because the tents are sturdy to all other weather conditions, and plenty warm with the stoves. But the wind kept us up 2 out of 3 nights.
Other than that, the place is perfect. Truly. And I would recommend it. I would just be ready for the wind.
- Rooms: 5
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 5
Sarah E from: Los Angeles, CA
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 17, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Incredible Stay...Can’t Wait to Come Back!!
We stayed one night at Under Canvas Zion and we only wish we could have stayed longer. The “glamping” site is spectacularly positioned on the outskirts of Zion with outstanding views. The staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast at the on-site restaurant (Embers) — food was great, and we loved that they have board games to play in the communal areas. We booked one of the tents with 4 twin beds for our family, and although there was no in-tent heater/stove we weren’t cold at all (the exceptionally cozy double comforters were perfect for the October chill). Truly can’t wait for our next trip to Under Canvas Zion — perfect stay!!
aiyaaah from: Los Angeles, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 14, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Great way to glamp in Zion
We spent one night here last week after a day in Zion. We didn’t know what to expect since neither of us have glamped before, and I haven’t camped since I was a child. I was interested in Under Canvas because the pictures made it seem so wonderful plus I was lured by the idea of having a private bathroom with running water and an actual bed. We booked the stargazer tent and were really glad we did because the patio and entrance is not facing the main pathway where cars and people walk along. Our view was nearly unobstructed and luckily for us, it was clear skies at night so we could see the stars. The previous reviews were right about getting a tent with a bathroom if it’s cold because it was freezing at night and in the early morning so I can’t imagine having to walk to use the restroom or shower in that weather. I would recommend heating up the furnace before using the bathroom because it does get very cold and the furnace is very efficient in warming up the tent. The only reason why I didn’t give Under Canvas 5 stars was because of the noise factor. Yes it is camping-like and you are staying in a tent, but you can hear a lot of noise around you such as children playing, babies crying and people having conversations while walking back to their tent. There’s quiet hour after 11 pm, but there’s still some people making noise after. I think guests just need to be a little more considerate of the noise they make even though the tents are spaced apart.
Overall, a great experience and would definitely do it again.