Group Lodging

We would like to invite you to Mount Carmel Junction, Utah, centrally located on the east side of Zion National Park. Mount Carmel Junction is central to Utah's most popular national parks and monuments and only 12 miles from Zion National Park. The lodge is the perfect place for groups who plan to visit both Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. Choose from BEST WESTERN rooms, a large vacation house, our RV Park or a combination of our accommodations. Area Map
Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge
East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

Stay at the BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, making vacations a unique and memorable experience for couples and families alike. Rustic and quiet, this hotel offers a vacation paradise, nestled among the White Cliffs and set on a lush green golf course. Private balconies and patios allow guests to fully experience the beauty of their surroundings.

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The BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge has clusters of connected rooms, set on the Thunderbird golf course . Spacious balconies and patios lend comfort to the enjoyment of the beautiful views.

Best Western Small Group Accommodations


Kokopelli Rooms:
This is a group of four rooms connected by an indoor stairway.

Room 208 - Two queen beds, refrigerator, and the private balcony overlooks the hotel pool.

Room 209 - Deluxe suite, raised king bed, raised jetted tub, separate shower, refrigerator the private balcony overlooks the hotel pool.

Room 109 - Two queen beds, refrigerator and private patio across from the hotel pool.

Room 108 - King bed, picture window, jetted tub, sitting room,, microwave, refrigerator, with sliding glass door across from the hotel pool.


Toll Free Reservations: 1.888.848.6358                                         


East Zion Vacation House

Zion Vacation House click for larger house photo The East Zion Riverside Lodge is a great vacation lodging choice, priced at just $500.00 a night for large groups. Guest can enjoy six bedrooms, sleeping 29 in beds. The house has a large living area and huge country kitchen with the East Fork of the Virgin River flowing right behind the lodge. All guests are welcome to use the community, seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub across the road on the Golf Course. All this is set in the quiet resort area of East Zion. The lodge is beautiful with unique architecture and rock work, vaulted ceilings and country charm. 

Reservations: 1.435.648.2203


Zion Lodging

The east side of Zion National Park offers a vacation paradise, nestled among the towering mountains of Mount Carmel Junction. Let our Zion National Park itineraries guide you to memorable locations in Southern Utah. Nowhere in the Southwest can you be central to so many of natures finest attractions than in Mount Carmel Junction. Inside the Zion National Park vacation guide you will find vacation itineraries directing you to the best that the Southern Utah National Parks, National Monuments and National Forests have to offer. Browse through our guide and make your vacation the best it can be!

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Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon
Grand Canyon
Cedar Breaks
Coral Pink Sand Dunes
Grand Staircase
Cedar Mountain
Red Canyon
Paria Canyon


Mileage from
Mt. Carmel Jct.

Zion National Park 12
Bryce Canyon 60
Grand Canyon 85
Cedar Breaks 45
Grand Staircase 9
Dixie Forest 22
Sand Dunes 11
Coyote Butte 57
Red Canyon 47
Tuweep 90

Lodging on the east side of Zion National Park is a spectacular choice.  Nowhere else in the world can you be so close to so many national parks and incredible national monuments. See our Zion National Park vacation guide to plan your trip. This guide includes information on lodging, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, shuttles, fees, Utah maps and everything you need to plan your Southwest vacation.


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