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Frequently Asked Questions About Staying with Open Sky Zion

Open Sky is designed to provide solitude, privacy, and space for our guests. As a result, social distancing is built into your experience if that what is desired. We follow the highest standards for cleaning, sanitizing, and prepping all indoor and outdoor spaces in between guests. Hand sanitizer is available in public spaces.

Our climate requires special needs, especially with so many adventures for you to experience. Please read our article dedicated to what we provide for you and what we recommend you bring with you to optimize your experience.

Elements at Open Sky is Now Open! Here’s our current menu:

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No, unfortunately not. Though we love animals, our top priority is to preserve an atmosphere of peace and tranquility for our guests so that they can immerse themselves into the surrounding nature of Open Sky. For those who have a pet with them, we recommend that you board your pup at the Doggy Dude Ranch located in Rockville, UT which is just down the road from Open Sky. You should also know that dogs are not allowed on the trails inside of Zion National Park.

Yes! We have both. because your comfort is essential to having an extraordinary experience. We provide a mini-split unit in every camp for heat and AC. In addition, there is an indoor gas fireplace for ambiance and warmth.

The main West Entrance to Zion is 15 miles from Open Sky, or twenty minutes driving. Our property is unique in that it remotely borders the far West side of Zion National Park with stunning views included. Technically, you can hike into Zion National Park from our property, but to enter the park through the main entrance, you will need to drive into Springdale first.

We recommend flying into either Las Vegas International Airport or St. George Regional Airport. You can rent a car from either location and drive to Open Sky.

From Las Vegas to Open Sky – Approximately 2 hrs 45 minutes. Please keep in mind the 1 hour time difference between Nevada and Utah when planning your travel.

From St George Regional Airport to Open Sky – Approximately 45 minutes.

From Open Sky to Springdale Shuttles / Zion National Park West Entrance – Approximately 20 minutes.

You don’t need 4-wheel drive to get to Open Sky. The drive to Open Sky is paved highway with the exception of three miles of improved dirt road, Dalton Wash Road. This road takes you off the beaten path and is maintained by private land owners. Depending on weather and usage, it can be quite wash-boarded. If you take it slow, no matter the road’s condition, we promise you’ll enjoy some gorgeous scenery driving in. We do recommend keeping an eye on regional weather conditions. The outdoors can be rugged in the Zion region and we are experiencing drought conditions. Exceptionally heavy rainfall can cause the roads to be slippery or wash out. 

The closest services for gas, food, ice, laundry, groceries is LaVerkin and Hurricane. We recommend stopping for your shopping needs before driving up to Open Sky.

Please see our Travel Plans page for more information.

 

You will be required to place a 50% deposit at the time of booking your reservation. The remaining balance is due when you check-in.

CHECK IN TIME: 3PM

CHECK OUT TIME: 11AM

We do not offer early check-in or late check-out at this time because each camp requires the full amount of time for cleaning and preparing for each new guest. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to plan your travel accordingly.

Our lobby tent is open from 7 am to 10 pm daily. If you will be arriving later than 9 pm for your check-in, please call or text to let us know so we can make arrangements for you to access your camp.

All tents have a framed doors that lock. Entry is with coded keypads. Even with accommodations that lock, we urge you to keep any valuable items in your locked vehicle. Though it is highly unlikely that theft would be an issue at Open Sky Zion, there is always a possibility of theft.

If your plans change after your reservation is confirmed, cancelation notice is required 21 days in advance of your arrival date. You will be refunded your deposit, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

If you cancel your reservation 21 days or less prior to arrival date, you are responsible for the entire cost of your reservation. Your credit card on file will be charged in full. This is why we highly recommend travel insurance! Open Sky does not recommend any specific insurance company or policy.

If you plan to travel to Utah from another country or state, you may want to have travel insurance as a financial safeguard for pandemic-related trip problems. Travel insurance can provide that safety-net to protect your deposits and more. This is especially true if you’re traveling abroad, where your health plan may have limited global coverage. Again, Open Sky does not recommend any specific insurance company or policy.

Our cancellation fee also applies to changes in your arrival/departure date which result in a shorter stay. No refunds are provided for late arrivals or early departures.

Cell phone coverage is spotty at the property. To accommodate your connectivity, we have added WeBoost services and Starlink internet services to the on-site reception office that amplifies data and cellular signals. We have found that Verizon tends to have the best coverage at Open Sky Zion. We welcome you to use these services during your stay.