Staying in the Springdale vacation homes at The Bungalows at Zion is already a great way to maximize the value of your next vacation.
Instead of cramming into a tight, boring hotel room, you’ll get a spacious, modern, and private Bungalow. Besides having a space to sleep, you’ll enjoy a living room perfect for relaxing or catching up on your favorite TV show. The desk nook in each unit is great for catching up on emails or maybe penning a postcard to send home.
But if you’re looking for even more ways to add value to your stay, there are a few ways to save on your next visit. Keep reading as we explore the best ways to save during your stay in Springdale vacation homes.
1. Visit During the Off-Season
If you have some flexibility in when you travel, one way to save on your stay in Springdale vacation homes is to book your next trip during the off-season.
Most of the more than four million visitors who make their way to Zion National Park each year visit during the summer months. With so many different destinations to explore and trails to hike, it’s still possible to enjoy a fun visit this time of year. But if you’re looking to get a better deal on your stay in the best lodging Zion has to offer, visiting outside of the busy season is a great way to do so.
Winter is the least popular time to visit Southern Utah. But ask any local, and you’ll learn that this might just be Zion’s best-kept secret. While temperatures drop this time of year, Zion and other popular attractions see fewer visitors. Snowfall can turn parts of the region into a beautiful winter wonderland. You can even enjoy some winter activities, like snowboarding and cross-country skiing, in nearby Brian Head.
2. Utilize the Zion Shuttle System
Saving a little money here and there during your visit can add up. One small decision that can have a big impact is choosing Springdale vacation homes that are close to the park’s entrance.
Staying in Springdale within the Springdale Shuttle Loop will allow you to leave your car parked at your rental home each day and ride to the entrance to the park. When you stay in Zion lodging outside of Springdale, you’ll have no choice but to drive into town each day. While there is limited parking at the entrance to the park, this often fills early in the day. Once it’s full, your only option is to pay to park somewhere in Springdale.
Not only does this mean another cost, but it can also take time to find a spot to park. This means less time to enjoy the park. When you stay at the Bungalows at Zion, you’ll enjoy quick, easy access to the national park each day thanks to the Zion Shuttle system. Leave your car conveniently parked at your Bungalow, ride the Springdale Shuttle to the park’s entrance, then hop on the Zion Canyon Shuttle to start exploring!
3. Bring Food in Zion
Even if you’re using the Zion Shuttle System, going to and from the park in the middle of the day to grab lunch or dinner will take some time. Dining out for multiple meals a day can add up, too.
Another simple way to save some money is to bring food in Zion with you each day. Pack a simple lunch or some tasty trail snacks that you can enjoy while hiking and sightseeing. Each of our Springdale vacation rentals comes with a kitchenette, complete with a counter, sink, mini fridge, and microwave. This is not only the perfect spot to whip up a picnic lunch, but also convenient for making a fast, inexpensive breakfast during your stay.
4. Earn Rewards for Your Stay
At The Bungalows at Zion, we’re excited to introduce a brand new way to save on your stay in our Springdale vacation rentals. Now, when you register with Stash Rewards, you’ll earn points for every dollar spent at our resort. You can use those points to earn free nights, and you’ll even get special rates for being a member.
Not only can you earn and use points at our Zion resort, but you can also earn and use those points at more than 160 independent hotels across the country.
5. Purchase a National Park Annual Pass
If you’re staying in the best Zion lodging for more than seven days, visiting more than one national park during your visit, or if you plan to visit other national parks in the next year, this next tip can help you save.
An annual pass for the national parks called the America the Beautiful Pass provides access to all National Park Service sites for two cardholders and two guests for one year. This pass gives you access to many Southern Utah destinations, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
When you consider that many national parks in the Southwest charge anywhere from $20 to $35 per carload to enter, the $80 price on the annual pass might just help you save money during your stay.
Saving Money During Your Stay in Springdale Vacation Homes
If you’re looking to save some money during your next stay in our Springdale vacation homes, these tips are a great start.