Guest Information

Guest Information and Trip Planning Tips for Your Visit to Southern Utah

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Checking in and out: Our homes are self-service and check-in. Arrive, check-in, and make yourself at home. A few days prior to arrival, you will be emailed a unique access code that you will input into the electronic keypad on the front door when you arrive, which will provide access to the home throughout the duration of your stay.

 

 

Check-In and Out Times:
Check-in is 4:00 pm. Check-out is 11:00 am.
Checking out promptly is very important for our housekeeper's and inspector's schedules. They need time to prepare the home for our next arriving guest on that same day of your check out. If you're scheduled to arrive earlier or depart later, please contact us with that information.

 

How to Check-in:
We are family owned and operated and love meeting and welcoming every guest upon arrival. However, sometimes it isn't possible. So we offer self check-in, allowing you to go to the home without checking in at the reservations office. Three days prior to arrival, you will receive your check-in information by email, which includes your unique entry code to enter the home on arrival. This code will give you access to the home for the duration of your stay. No keys are necessary. Also provided in this email will be driving directions and map, information about the home's amenities such as WiFi connectivity, garbage day, etc. Additional useful information about your vacation home will also be provided.  

  

Early Check-In / Late Check-Out
For $100 nominal fee, you can check in two hours early (at 2 pm), and for an additional $100, you can check-out two hours late (at 1 pm). Checking our earlier or later than two hours requires purchase of additional day. We strive to accommodate requests for an early check-in or late check-out. Contact reservations of guest services to make arrangements. Requests are based on availability and some restrictions may apply. 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR RENTAL HOME

If you've never stayed in one of our vacation homes before, you're in for a treat. You can expect a quality home that is clean and equipped with furnishings, bedding and linens, kitchen supplies to prepare and enjoy meals, satellite or cable TV programming, internet, and a hot tub (select homes).

 

  1. Bedding and linens. Clean comforters, pillows, blankets and sheets are available. Select homes provide a more plentiful supply than others. One towel per person is standard because we provide a washing machine and complimentary travel size detergent.
  2. Bathroom travel-size amenities. There is enough shampoo/conditioner and bar soap for a few uses in each bathroom. 
  3. Kitchen supplies. Basic cookware, serve ware, glass ware, cutlery, utensils, roll of paper towels, dish soap, and dishwasher detergent are provided. We don't provide specialty appliances such as slow cookers/roasters, blenders, or griddles.
  4. TV programming. We are contracted with Direct TV and provide basic satellite programming, which includes ESPN, News, and local channels. 
  5. Internet. We are contracted with Century Link for internet service. We provide internet at no charge because the wireless signal in the home can be unreliable at times depending on weather and sensitive equipment.
  6. Hot Tub. Our hot tubs are serviced and cleaned regularly by certified pool and spa technicians. We provide this amenity at no charge because weather and sensitive equipment can sometimes render tubs unusable.

Packing List Suggestions & What To Bring 

Plan for Extremes

What to pack ultimately is based on what you plan to do while in southern Utah; extreme hiking in Zion National Park is much different than simply shopping at the outlet malls in St. George. Southern Utah has elevation changes of several thousand feet and for those areas, the proper clothing can keep you safe. Weather varies depending on where you are. You are in a desert climate so dress accordingly. However, if planning to visit high mountain elevations in Dixie National Forest, Snow Canyon, or Zion National Park, you may want to pack warmer clothing. 

Things we recommend for your packing list:

  • Sunscreen and Chapstick or lip balm
  • Appropriate clothing for desert climate or mountain areas you plan to visit
  • Extra pillow or blanket 
  • Spices (not supplied in our homes)
  • Additional laundry or dish soap (fo prolonged visits), and shampoo or conditioner
  • Additional bath or beach towel 
  • Tissues
  • Personal toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • First aid kit
  • Specialty hiking gear (if hiking the various parks)
  • Food (we do offer grocery delivery and catering - call guest services)
  • Slow cooker/roaster or griddle

Suggestions to Make Your Utah Vacation Memorable

Consider taking advantage of our guest services to greatly enhance your stay and save you money: 

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN UTAH BEFORE YOU VISIT

Planning your Southern Utah trip requires you to know about some of the area's climate. In southern Utah, depending on where you plan to explore, you'll need to pay attention to the forecast for occasional afternoon thundershowers and flash floods throughout the Red Rock Country of Utah's National Parks.

Climate
The climate in St. George's is a desert climate and is quite a bit warmer than the rest of Utah. Summers in Southern Utah: Summers are hot and long Winters in Southern Utah: Winters are short and cool, but temperatures don't drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 41.3 °F in December to 87.9 °F in July, while there are 60 days with 100 °F + highs (the average window is June 29 thru August 13), 122 days with 90 °F + highs (the average window is April 27 thru October 5), and 61 days where the low reaches freezing (the average window is November 12 thru March 14, however the average first freeze date is December 3 and the last is January 31). Freezes in winter can be common because of the radiative cooling so plan accordingly if visiting in winter months. 

St. George and surrounding southern Utah cities have abundant sunshine year-round, and averages over 300 sunny days per year with 8.80 inches of precipitation annually. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, except a dry period from late April through June (after the Pacific storm season but before the southwest monsoon). Precipitation mostly comes from the Pacific Ocean from late fall through early spring.

Flash Flooding
Localized, but often intense thunderstorms from mid-July through mid-September can occur. Observing forecasts before attempting a hike in the Narrows or other slots canyons in southern can help you avoid getting caught in deadly flash floods. 

Time Zone
Southern Utah is in the Mountain Standard Time zone (MST). It is 2 hours behind Eastern Time, 1 hour behind Central Time, and 1 hour ahead of Central Time.

Area Codes
Southern Utah's area code is 435.

Airport Transportation
The closest airport in southern Utah is St. George Airport. This is a municipal airport, which was recently built on the south part of St. George just outside of town. Skywest Airlines offers flights to Salt Lake and Las Vegas for more convenient visits to Zion National Park or St. George. The closest major airports near southern Utah are located in Salt Lake City (SLC International Airport) and Las Vegas, Nevada (McCarran International Airport). We offer discount rental cars and ground transportation for guests at a great discount. Call (801) 747-0218 to make a reservation.

Liquor Laws
There are many misperceptions about Utah when it comes to liquor laws. Getting a drink and ordering a meal is very easy in Salt Lake.

Important Numbers to Know
Road Conditions and Traffic: dial 511 
Outside Utah Toll-free: dial (866) 511-UTAH
Services for the Disabled Information: dial (800) 333-8824
Temperature and Time Information: dial (801) 467-8463
Airport Information: dial (801) 575-2400

Emergency Numbers
Police, Fire, and Medical: dial 911
Police (non-emergency): dial (801) 799-3000
Highway Patrol (UHP) Office: (801) 887-3800
Helpline of the Highway (limited mobile): dial *11 

PET POLICY

Our southern Utah vacation rental homes do not allow for pets at this time.