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7 Secluded Cabins in Utah for Getting Away From It All

Whether you're headed to the national parks or the mountains, embrace your experience with a cozy stay at one of these seven quiet cabins across Utah.

From mighty sandstone towers to dramatic snowcapped peaks, Utah’s diverse landscapes call every type of adventurer. Head south to explore the Beehive State’s Mighty 5 national parks – where hoodoos, slot canyons, and red rock reign supreme – or steer your ride north to ski “The Greatest Snow on Earth” in the Wasatch Mountains.

No matter where you wander, you’ll need a pleasant place to rest your head at day’s end. Instead of crowded hotels, book a cozy Utah cabin where you can cook, crash, and relax in total privacy. With options in mountain towns and near national parks, you’ll surely find a perfect pick for your next vacay.

Modern Cabins in a Southern Utah Apple Orchard

Harvest crisp apples alongside mountain vistas at Apple Hollow, a set of secluded, modern cabins in a 14-acre apple orchard—just off scenic U.S. Highway 89. Located 25 minutes from Zion National Park and 55 minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park, Apple Hollow is an ideal basecamp for exploring southern Utah.

Each custom-designed tiny home features a private fire pit for watching the sunset outdoors, comfortable beds, and a contemporary kitchen for cooking your meals. Far from city lights, go stargazing on the deck under clear, dark skies.

Visit from July-September to pluck fresh apples off the orchard’s trees, or year-round for easy access to Utah’s scenic wonders. For only-in-Utah thrills, drive five minutes into Orderville to hike Red Hollow Canyon. This family-friendly slot canyon requires no technical gear and beautifully showcases these narrow, winding red rock wonders.

Apple Hollow Cabins

Glendale
9.2 Excellent (61 reviews)

Hip, Private Home Near Capitol Reef National Park

Just beyond Capitol Reef National Park’s gates, find Torrey Springs House – a stylish home near beautiful hiking and biking trails.

Take in Boulder Mountain views from windows overlooking the creek, or use two patios for relaxation or entertaining. Watch the sun come up from the east deck as wild deer, elk, and turkeys go by, or enjoy the sun setting behind red rocks from the west patio’s comfy lounge chairs.

With two bedrooms on opposite sides of the house, you’ll have privacy from the other guests in your party when desired. Or come together in the comfy communal space for game nights and movies on the flat screen television.

Venture into Capitol Reef National Park to find a treasure trove of sandstone arches, cliffs, and canyons without the crowds of other Utah parks. See pioneer-era cabins and schoolhouses in the Historic Fruita District, and stop to harvest in-season apples, apricots, and pears from the national park’s historic orchards.

Exceptional Capitol Reef National Park Vacation Rental Home In Torrey, Ut

Torrey
9.4 Excellent (176 reviews)

New Hilltop Homes Overlooking Zion's Quiet East Side

Whether you’re viewing Zion National Park’s Checkerboard Mesa or hiking out to Observation Point, you’ll love hanging your hat at the Treetop Houses at East Zion Resort on the park’s less-visited east side.

Take in unobstructed views of the Southern Utah countryside from huge windows in these two-story, hillside dwellings. Each modern unit is air-conditioned and features a private bathroom, kitchenette, fire pit, patio, and gas grill. Televisions and speedy WiFi let you stay connected and work from “home” if necessary.

When you’re ready to get lost in the red rock, drive 22 minutes to Zion National Park’s eastern gate and hike the majestic Canyon Overlook Trail for panoramic park vistas. Then head south on U.S. Highway 89 to the up-and-coming adventure hub of Kanab for hiking, biking, and ATV driving. On your way, peep in Belly of the Dragon, a manmade tunnel dug through the red rock for drainage. It’s right under U.S. 89, and both children and adults will love wandering into this abyss.

Tree Top House #1 At East Zion Resort

Orderville

A Secluded Mountain Retreat Near Snowsports and Biking

Ride Park City’s ski resorts and stay near an idyllic Swiss-themed town at Midway Mountain Cabin, a huge home that sleeps around 12. The location up Snake Creek Canyon on two private acres provides plenty of privacy with immediate outdoor adventure access.

Your group can go mountain biking, snowmobiling, or ATVing riding right on the property or on nearby trails. If wakeboarding and boating are more your jam, drive 20 minutes to Jordanelle or Deer Creek Reservoirs. Deer Valley’s award-winning, skier-only slopes are just 15 minutes from the cabin.

Back at the house, enjoy a two-car garage when snow piles up and a video and board game collection for keeping your crew entertained.

While it’s tempting to stay in all night at a cabin this nice, don’t miss taking a dip—or snorkel—in Midway’s famous Homestead Crater. This geothermal hot spring in a 55-foot limestone dome is a wonder to behold, and it’s the only warm water scuba diving destination in the United States. (Plus, hot spring swimming is a great après activity after a long ski day.)

Secluded Midway Mountain Cabin Near Park City And Snow Sports

Midway
9.1 Excellent (40 reviews)

Getaway at a Classic Cabin Overlooking Mountain Meadows

Escape to the mountains at Duck Creek Village Cabin, a rustic retreat surrounded by 75-foot pines and an eclectic array of wildlife. With room to sleep eight, make it your gathering place for an intimate friend or family celebration.

The mountain-inspired design channels classic cabin vibes, but its best feature is outside: a 1000-square-foot deck with endless vistas of Duck Creek Meadow, Bryce Canyon, and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy grilling and chilling on the spacious patio, or lay back to survey the starry night skies.

Nestled in the mountains with no nearby neighbors, this is the private mountain retreat your crew needs. When you need a dose of civilization, drive 30 miles to Cedar City for shopping, wine tasting, and classic theatre at its annual Shakespearean Festival.

Family & Pet Friendly! That Cabin With An Amazing View!

Duck Creek Village
9.4 Excellent (101 reviews)

Epic Treehouse Near Zion National Park

When a one-hundred-year-old cottonwood tree died, the team at East Zion Resort saved the trunk and built The Escape Treehouse on top of it—creating a Swiss Family Robinson-esque retreat.

Though small, this creative space doesn’t skimp on amenities. It features a plush, private bedroom 16 feet off the ground, a compact kitchen, and space for dining on the elevated patio or at the indoor bar.

Located in quieter East Zion, just 25 minutes from Zion National Park, this secluded destination is home to hiking, slot canyons, and off-road tours, but still feels away from it all. The treehouse is within walking distance of grocery stores and restaurants and an easy drive to two national parks—making it an ideal home base for exploration. When adventure calls, hit the road and drive toward Kanab for extreme sand sledding in Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

The Escape

Orderville
9.5 Excellent (145 reviews)

Urban Cabin Near Downtown Salt Lake City

Explore Salt Lake City from its hip east bench at this Urban Cabin. Located close to the University of Utah and just a five-minute drive from downtown, it provides excellent city access away from the hustle and bustle.

Styled with modern décor, a full kitchen, and sleeping up to six guests, it’s made for a traveling family or group of friends. Spend evenings hanging in the large backyard or unwind with technology thanks to free Wi-Fi, cable, and Netflix.

Drive 20-30 minutes to ski or hike in the mountains of the Cottonwood Canyons, or stay local and walk a few blocks to the 9th and 9th neighborhood for funky coffee shops, boutiques, and bars. Take a brunch break at nearby Tulie Bakery for avocado toast so delicious, you just might want to move to Salt Lake City and eat it every day.

Urban Cabin - Near Downtown, Trolley Square, Trax - Two Bedroom House, Sleeps 6

Salt Lake City
9.1 Excellent (37 reviews)