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6 Places to Stay in Southern Utah: Top Vacation Rental Communities for Families

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March 4, 2024

When it comes to family vacation planning, choosing from the many places to stay in Southern Utah is a big decision! From location to onsite amenities and number of bedrooms, there is certainly a lot to consider. That is why we’re sharing this comprehensive guide to some of our top vacation rental communities for families in and around St. George, UT!

1. Desert Color

The Desert Color community in St. George, Utah is unique for several reasons. First, families have access to a 2.5-acre lagoon with white sandy beaches, a real oasis in the middle of the desert! You can paddleboard, kayak, or simply relax on the beach. Second, the resort community has a beautiful outdoor heated pool and spa, plus multiple pickleball courts and a snow cone shack. This resort also hosts craft, outdoor movie, and food truck nights for guests to enjoy! You won’t want to leave, but when you do, you’re only a short drive from all the area’s state and national parks.

2. Dixie Springs

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Dixie Springs is located in Hurricane, just a few minutes from Sand Hollow State Park! This rental community is perfect for families of all sizes. For example, Dune-our-Thing has 4 bedrooms and can easily accommodate 12 guests. The private outdoor pool and slide make this property an extra fun time for the kids. You’ll also have access to Dixie Springs Park, which has a splash pad, pickleball and basketball courts, a playground, a shaded picnic pavilion, and a walking path!

3. Estancia Resort in Green Valley

The Estancia Resort in St. George is located in the beautiful Green Valley area, close to so many amazing hiking and biking trails, golf courses, restaurants, and shops. These condo-style vacation rentals are budget-friendly and fully stocked with all the essentials. Also, you’ll find all the amenities you’re used to, such as a community pool and pickleball courts!

4. Ocotillo Springs

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Ocotillo Springs in Santa Clara is one of the top places to stay in Southern Utah due to its close proximity to Snow Canyon State Park. Inside, the kids will have a blast playing ping pong in the clubhouse and outside, sliding down the red rock slide into the refreshing resort pool. There is a splash pad that is ideal for the little ones, and you’ll also find a large playground and sports courts. This resort community is also minutes from Tuacahn Ampitheatre, and when you book directly with us, you can get discounted tickets!

5. Paradise Village

Families won’t find a better vacation rental community than Paradise Village. At this resort, amenities include two separate swimming locations- one is a big water park, complete with a lazy river and giant water slides! The other swimming area features two large pools and a hot tub. The rental properties are spacious and comfortable, like at My Husband Wishes He Could Stay Here, where the adults can enjoy the outdoor fireplace, grill, and patio area, as well as the private hot tub, while the kids are entertained with the foosball tables, arcade games, and other fun activities!

6. Escondido and Paseos at Sienna Hills

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Stay in Washington, Utah near Sand Hollow and Quail Creek state parks at either Escondido or Paseos rental communities. The amenities feature a large pool area with a 30-foot waterslide and lazy river, as well as plenty of lounge space. The splash pad and multiple pickleball courts will add even more family fun to your stay. From 3 to 10 bedrooms, these rental properties can accommodate families of nearly any size! Plus, they are all new vacation rentals just built within the last few years!

As you can see, there are several amazing places to stay in Southern Utah with lots of exciting amenities for your family. Explore more vacation rental communities near St. George, and don’t hesitate to reach out to the Red Rock team for help finding the perfect property for your family vacation!