St. George: Southern Utah’s Vacation Playground

Stay and Play Accommodations are a Golfer’s Delight

It’s only a 10-hour drive from Denver, but a visiting St. George, Utah, is like traveling to a different planet. The Nikon-prompting countryside is acclaimed for its surreal red-rock landscapes, plunging canyons, par-busting golf courses and vibrant community celebrations.

St. George’s sweet enticements are definitive, and so are the lodging alternatives.

Anchoring this increasingly popular vacation destination is the sumptuous Inn at Entrada, a luxury boutique resort nestled near limestone-enriched Snow Canyon State Park and the vermillion cliffs of Tuacahn Outdoor Theater. A TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence winner, Entrada features 44 rooms and casitas, swimming, tennis, spa, meeting space, and golf privileges at the private Snow Canyon Country Club.

Centrally located, The Inn at St. George is a favored lodging option for budget-minded travelers as well as vacationers who prefer the nearby convenience of historic St. George (Brigham Young’s winter home is just behind the hotel) and the town’s eclectic restaurants, galleries, shops and entertainment. Guest amenities include newly remodeled guest rooms, swimming, special adventure packages and complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfasts.

In nearby Ivins, Red Mountain Resort is an award-winning luxury property located within easy driving distance of Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks and 7,000-acre Snow Canyon State Park. Its one- and two-bedroom non-smoking villas accommodate up to six guests, plus it’s pet friendly and handicap accessible. Amenities include casual dining, swimming, multi-treatment spa and salon, expansive meeting space, fitness and health programs, complimentary Wi-Fi and an outdoor recreation concierge.

Sand Hollow Resort is another preferred overnight option. Located in nearby Hurricane, Sand Hollow’s luxe accommodations range from a 4,000-square-foot, six-bedroom villa to modest one-bedroom casitas. Each fully furnished room includes kitchenettes, outdoor balcony, complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite-equipped TV, plus access to John Fought-designed golf, swimming, fitness facility, fine dining, and expansive event space and catering.


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Chris Duthie is a contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer, the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it. It publishes eight issues annually and proudly delivers daily content via