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What is a Vacation Rental and How is Watchman Unique?

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Vacation rentals are becoming more and more popular every year worldwide for both independent and family travelers. Many people are still a bit unsure as to what exactly a vacation rental is and how they are different from a traditional hotel or resort, particularly in Zion Park. What follows is information to help you understand the key characteristics of a vacation rental, what makes them stand out from other lodging options, and what makes Watchman Villas unique among them.

The idea behind vacation rentals is that instead of staying in a hotel or motel, you are staying in an actual home, townhome, or apartment that is owned by a person or an organization (like a property management company, for example). Those who own and advertise vacation rentals hope to provide a more inexpensive, private, comfortable, and convenient lodging option for travelers, making it so you don’t have to worry about all of the headaches that are often associated with finding a hotel room. With hotels, tra…

Villa Spotlight: The Willow

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For this week’s villa spotlight we will be highlighting The Willow, Watchman Villa’s one bedroom / one bathroom ground-level unit. For those traveling either alone or with perhaps one or two others, this is a perfect option for lodging. The Willow is also the ideal choice for lodging near Zion National Park for those needing wheelchair access as this unit requires no stairs and allows you to park directly in front of the front door.

Characteristically smaller in size then our two multi-bedroom units (The Aspen and The Pinyon), this villa maximizes every inch of its 850 square feet and provides a very open, roomy, and comfortable living space. Designed to be more desirable than a traditional one-bathroom hotel room, you will feel more at home and relaxed here than you ever did in a conventional hotel space. The Willow feels more like permanent living space then temporary quarters. All of the amenities you’ll have at your disposable include but are not limited to a desk, a sofa that co…

Villa Spotlight: The Maple

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Need a larger space to stay that will accommodate more than two people? Are you coming to Zion National Park with a group of friends or with your family? Watchman Villas, Springdale's leader in villa rentals, has exactly what you need. The Maple is another one of Watchman Villa’s two bedroom/two bathroom units that will give you everything you need and more. Plus, it is one of three upper-level units which kids usually prefer (in our experience, at least).

If you’ve taken a look at any of our previous Villa Spotlight articles, you’ll see that there are many similarities across all of our units, which is certainly the case with The Maple. By booking this popular unit, you will be privy to some incredible views when spending time on the private balcony with luxurious seating, more space than you expect with an expansive 1300 square foot layout, a full kitchen that is stocked with everything you need in order to prepare a full course meal or simply store perishables in the refrigera…

Happy New Year From Watchman Villas!

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Happy New Year! 2018 is here and we are beyond excited for what the next twelve months will bring to Springdale, to Zion National Park, and to you. We certainly wish all of you the best and hope that all of your New Years resolutions come to fruition. We also hope that you will save room on your list for at least one or more visits to Springdale and to Zion National Park hotels or vacation rentals! Big things are in store for the area and we are confident that 2018 is going to be a landmark year for the city of Springdale and for Zion Canyon.

New construction has been underway now for months on Springdale’s main road, Zion-Mt. Carmel Hwy. By the time the busy season hits, getting around in Springdale will be easier than it has ever been before. All of those involved at both city and federal levels, as always, are striving to constantly make the tourist experience better and better every single year, and this is the reason why we are all confident that this new year is going to provid…