Let’s admit it… sometimes after we hike all day, the last thing we want to do is come home to our little tent, without a shower. When we’re going on longer 3-day excursions, it’s really nice to have a real toilet and and some warm sheets to sleep in.

That’s where Forever Resorts comes in! Each of their 18 locations (3 of which are in Utah) offer a nice place to rest after a long, hot day in the sun. You can’t beat their customer service, and the cleanliness of all the locations. Andy and I have been to a few, but of course, some of our favorites are located here within our own home state. Check out these resorts and why we love them so much.

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Andy and I spent our 1st anniversary at one of the most beautiful places on Earth (our biased opinion of course). Bryce Canyon is unique and stunning all at the same time. One of our favorite parts about our little getaway was the cute cabin we stayed in, right on the rim of the canyon. Its rustic feel and connecting sidewalks make you feel like you’re part of a community.

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The cabins contain two queen beds, two vanities, complementary toiletries, towel service, and a fireplace. They are quaint, but the high ceilings make them feel larger and more homey. The lodge itself is gorgeous, and provides a splendid array of activities for you and your family. You can choose to go down into the canyon on horseback, or hike down as most people do. One thing we really liked is you can ask the front desk for board games, such as Yahtzee, Clue, etc, and they will let you take the game for the day/night. All the food at the lodge is delicious, but we highly recommend most of all, getting the creme bruleĆ©. (Sadie’s favorite treat).

If you’re looking for a little getaway, or staycation if you live in Utah, we highly recommend coming here. It’s peaceful in the off-season, and can get a little chilly, but it feels so wonderful to cozy up in your cabin next to the fireplace at night. It’s soothing for the soul!

Red Canyon Village

Located in Antartica, near Panguitch (just kidding, it’s Panguitch, Utah!), this place is perfect for a quick night pitstop, or those wit RV’s in tow. Panguitch is just right outside Bryce Canyon, about a 20 minute drive. You can choose from a RV hook-up station, a rustic hiker cabin (the little one), or the standard cabin (regular size cabin).

This place is by far the CLEANEST “RV” Park we’ve ever been to. The fun part is that there is a good mix of cabins and RV trailers here. Everyone is respectful and follows the rules. There’s never unruly guests or loud music, and you can always count on it to be clean.

We highly recommend both of these locations! Let us know if you visit them, and tag #hikrlife on Instagram to share your pictures!

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