Zion Lodge Virtual Tour
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- Overview of Zion Lodge. A very short version of this tour. Includes a few photos of the lodge and cabins, and also photos of the interiors of typical guest rooms.
- References/ Bibliography. Sources for additional information on the lodge for those who want to research even deeper than what is offered here.
The historic cabins are not the only lodging units at Zion Lodge. There are also two recently-constructed modern hotel buildings. The architecture of these buildings blends well with the historic cabins. The rooms are what you would expect in a typical two-star rated establishment. Most rooms have two queen beds, a few rooms have a king bed. We'll take a quick look at the hotel units, then get back to the historic buildings. The hotel/motel units have been remodeled after these photos were taken, they now have new paint colors, new funiture, and new fabrics.
Modern hotel buildings with interior hallways.
Rear view of one of the hotel buildings. Notice the wall behind the building. The purpose of the wall is to redirect any water, mud or rocks that might roll down the hill away from the building.
This is one of the lobby/lounge areas in the hotel unit buildings.
Typical hotel room interior. Suites are also available, but I was unable to get the management to show me one.
The hotel units have a single bathroom sink in a alcove open to the room. The toilet and tub/shower are in a small separate room. You can just barely see part of the toilet through the door at the lower right of the photo.
The toilet and combination tub/shower (behind door on right) in the hotel units. The wildlife on the tiles adds a bit of interest to an otherwise stark bathroom.
Historic Employee Dorms and Support Buildings
The original Women's Dormitory (built 1927) is perched on the hillside above the Western (deluxe) cabins, and is almost completely hidden by trees. It is still used for employee housing.
Looking up at the women's dorm through the trees.
Looking down at the back of the women's dorm from the hillside.
The side of the women's dorm building. Note the sandstone rockwork on the foundation and chimney.
Exterior framing details on the women's dorm building.
These old, narrow, sandstone steps lead up to the women's dorm building from the cabin area. This is about all that is left of the original flagstone walks.
The original men's dorm (built 1937) is now used for employee housing and is now called the Canyon Vista building. The old men's dorm is about one block down the canyon from the cabin area. Just follow the paved service road from the cabins.
Side and rear view of the men's dormitory building.
Another view of the men's dorm. The piece of equipment on the right side of the roof in the photo is a evaporative cooler.
This small building was built in 1931 as the bakery. It is now located just north of the old men's dorm (on the side closest to the cabin area.)
You can tell this bakery building and the mattress storage building below were relocated. They don't have the original rock foundations like the other buildings.
This building was originally used to store mattresses. This mattress storage building was originally located at the Birch Creek complex. It is now located just southeast of the men's dorm.
Another view of the mattress storage building.
This is a water pipe coming down the hillside north of the men's dorm. Notice the rock pipe supports, and the numerous cables holding the pipe in place.
This small horse rental building is located across the street from the Lodge next to the river. I am not sure if it is historic, or just a very good reproduction of the historic buildings style. I couldn't find any historic records relating to it.
More Zion National Park Scenery:
This is Crawford Arch, also called Bridge Mountain Arch. Named for an early settler, William Crawford, who was the first white settler to actually notice it. It is also called Bridge Mountain Arch. Few park visitors see this arch, even though it is visible from the main highway. This photo was taken from the Zion Human History Museum using a telephoto lense.
This is the actual view of Crawford Arch from the Zion Human History Museum. Can you find the arch? Don't feel bad if you can't. Tip- click on the photo to view a higher resolution image of the photo.
Click here for the Bridge Mountain Arch location.
Historic park service photo of Crawford Arch.
Next, the historic stables and shops.
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Unless noted, all photos above were taken on approximately April 16-18, 2007. Click on photo for a better quality image. Photos may have been digitally altered to enhance details and blur faces.
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