Planning a trip to Utah begins with deciding what part of this amazing state to explore. Fortunately, tent cabins (sometimes frugal, sometimes plush) are not in short supply. There are some great tent cabin options near Zion, Bryce, Arches and other great Utah National Parks. Plus, there are plenty of other beautiful corners of Utah that don’t require you to have a parks pass to enjoy the stunning scenery.
We’ve chosen five cabin rentals in Utah that offer a variety of different tent cabins to choose from. Sometimes confused with yurts (after the round Mongolian shelter found in many campgrounds) tent cabins are indeed very similar to yurts, but they’re not round and they tend to be a bit more rudimentary. Check out these five destinations in Utah where you can try out this upgraded camping experience.
Steinaker State Park
Steinaker State Park offers a number of tent cabin rentals in Utah from Tentrr, located just south of the Flaming Gorge area. This state-run park sits next to a beautiful lake for water views from most tent cabins—and easy access to kayaking, boating, swimming and more. Campers can also find themselves surrounded by history—Steinaker State Park is well-known for its frequent fossil findings.
Wasatch Mountain State Park
If you are looking for supreme luxury AND you don’t want to travel too far outside Salt Lake City, head to the serene tent cabin rentals in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain State Park just 45 minutes from the city center. At Tentrr’s tent cabins in the park, you’ll have solitude, a king sized bed, a washroom close-by, and kitchen amenities.
The real advantage of this glamp adventure is the serenity, quiet and seclusion. Cabin rentals here even offer solar power to keep your devices charged, if stargazing gets dull.
East Canyon State Park
East Canyon State Park is a glamping destination for couples, families and groups with a huge array of tent cabin rentals to choose from. Situated on the scenic East Canyon reservoir just north of Salt Lake City, this destination is ideal for groups and families looking for an easy first step into camping—just bring the firewood and blankets! A picnic table, fire pit with a grill, a solar shower, and portable camp loo are also provided, and campers are able to use the park's restroom facilities as well.
Whispering Pines is also known for its taste of the old west through glamping chuckwagons. Like Conestoga, this private park offers a selection of unique pioneer chuckwagons for sleeping and lounging.
Located strategically within a day’s drive from Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon this lovely setting is the perfect wilderness to glamp and explore Utah. The area is a mix of meadows and tall pines, and has every amenity imaginable, including trampoline, hammocks and horseshoes. Whispering Pines is true luxury-style tent cabin rental, and prices range from $100 to $180 per night depending on the season.
At Up the Creek Moab
Moab is always a popular Utah destination for the scenery and huge variety of outdoors pursuits. The area has over two dozen campgrounds, from very primitive side-of-the-road style spots to luxury accommodations. At Up the Creek, a tent cabin experience awaits with a comfy bed revealed under the privacy of a tent flap.
These “luxury tent” rentals offer 2 twin or 1 queen bed options, two comfy camp chairs for indoor or outdoor use, and a firm wooden foundation and floor. Up the Creek has amenities such as showers and toilets—but be aware neither dogs nor campfires are permitted here.
This list provides just a brief introduction to tent camping and glamping lodging options in rugged, scenic Utah. As summer road trips and tent rentals in Utah continue to gain popularity, expect tent cabins (and chuckwagons) to become trendy glamping and camping vacations.