The red rock canyon country of southern Utah has long been known for its mystical and spiritual qualities. And this winter, Zion Lodge is offering reduced rates so travelers can spend more time exploring the park with great value packages.
The only in-park lodging, Zion Lodge is offering “Winter Magic in Zion” rates as well as holiday packages.

“A trip to Zion typically features comfortable temperatures in the 50s and 60s during the day and plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy spectacular hiking and scenery,” said Daisy Hobbs, general manager of Zion Lodge. “The pace here is slow then, and it is easy to find yourself in the relaxation zone.”

The Winter Magic in Zion package includes an overnight stay and features breakfast for two each morning. From Dec. 1, 2012 through March 15, 2013, this package rate for a Sunday-through-Thursday stay is $99 for a standard room, $109 for a Western Cabin and $119 for a suite. On Fridays and Saturdays, the rates are $10 higher. The rates are $124 for a standard room, $134 for a Western Cabin and $144 for a suite during the holiday periods of Dec. 24-30, 2012 and Feb. 16-18, 2013. Each additional person over the age of 16 in the room is $10 with breakfast available for purchase separately. The Winter Magic in Zion package is not available on Dec. 31, 2012. Guests should mention the promotion code “WNTR” when making reservations.

Zion Lodge also offers a New Year’s Eve Celebration Package featuring a deluxe New Year’s Eve dinner in the Red Rock Grill, followed by a special midnight reception and toast to welcome in the new year and a New Year’s Day brunch. The rates are $209 for a standard room, $214 for a Western Cabin and $224 for a suite plus taxes and gratuities for two people in a standard room. Guests should reference the promotion code “NYE” for the New Year’s Eve package.

The President’s Weekend Package features two nights of accommodations Feb. 15 and 16 or Feb. 16 and 17, 2013, a gift shop coupon good for 20 percent off products made in the United States, a president-themed dinner for two Feb. 16 and breakfast buffet for two each morning. The two-night package rates are $268 in a standard room, $288 in a cabin and $308 in a suite. Guests should reference the promotion code “PRES” for the President’s Weekend package.

The Zion in Winter, New Year’s Eve and President’s Weekend offers can be booked online with the applicable promotion code or by following the link to the promotions page at www.zionlodge.com or by calling 1-303-29-PARKS (1-303-297-2757) or toll-free at 1-888-29-PARKS (1-888-297-2757). All of the above quoted rates are based on double occupancy, does not include taxes, gratuities or park entrance fees.

Zion National Park’s world-class hikes include The Narrows up the Virgin River and Emerald Pools not far from Zion Lodge. The climb up to Angels Landing features switchbacks called Walter’s Wiggles, and the last half-mile portion of the hike is truly a white knuckler. In all, there are some 200 miles of picturesque trails in Zion National Park.

Other exciting activities at Zion include climbing, backpacking, canyoneering and bird watching. Zion Canyon and the rest of the park are also renowned for their texture and light that appeal to photographers of every level.

Zion Lodge offers 82 rooms, 40 cabins, a restaurant and gift shop. The park is renowned for its sightseeing and hiking and is open year round. Most hiking trails are open throughout the winter.