You could easily spend several weeks exploring all that Southern Utah has to offer. But if you find yourself with just a weekend to get away, you can still plan a fun and memorable visit to Water Canyon Resort.

Whether you opt to spend your weekend relaxing and enjoying all of the features of our Utah canyon resort or enjoy a day trip to Zion National Park or the Grand Canyon, there’s no shortage of ways to customize your trip.

Ready to start planning your own Water Canyon getaway? Keep reading to learn a few tips to help you make the most of your time.

Check-In and Enjoy Some Rest and Relaxation

No matter what time you plan to check in on Friday evening, the first day of your trip is a great chance to take advantage of Water Canyon Resort’s stunning property and luxurious cabins. Drop off your bags in your one- or two-bed luxury cabin and head to your private outdoor space to take in the beautiful views of the Canaan Mountains in the distance. Take in a movie on the flat-screen TV. Or get in a little last-minute work at the workstation.

Had a long drive in? Grab a quick nap and then head into Hildale to enjoy a delicious meal at Berry Knoll Pizza or Brother’s Bistro, or grab a drink at Edge of the World Brewery. If you get into town early enough (and call to schedule it ahead of time), Friday evening is also a great chance to enjoy the next tip on this list.

Book a Wine Tasting Experience at Water Canyon Winery

If you’ll be arriving at your Water Canyon Resort cabin on Friday afternoon, why not kick off your fun weekend getaway with a wine tasting? 

The brand new Water Canyon Winery is located just a short distance from the resort and is a family-owned and operated winery. Here, we specialize in producing natural wines that honor each bottle’s sole ingredient; the fresh grapes grown in our very own vineyard. Every bottle is carefully crafted to feature delicious, fruit-forward flavors that are as fresh and vibrant as the stunning Southern Utah views you’ll enjoy while you sip them!

The new winery is set to offer wine tastings, educational natural wine tours, and a variety of other events. Wine tastings can be scheduled over the phone ahead of your visit. And right now, when you book a two-night stay at Water Canyon Resort, you’ll enjoy a complimentary wine tasting experience during your visit!

Start Your Morning With a Hike

If you found time to visit the Water Canyon Winery on the first day of your visit, Saturday is a great chance to explore Hildale, do some hiking, or even take a day trip to one of Southern Utah’s popular national and state parks.

Looking for a low-key day? Head to the Water Canyon Trail. This 1.5-mile hike will take you along the upper end of Water Canyon, with stunning views of the mountains, as well as waterfalls and pools, if there has been enough rain, and narrow, slot-canyon-like passageways. If you didn’t get a chance on Friday, you can follow up this hike with a vineyard tour and tasting, and a delicious meal in Hildale.

If you’re up for a longer adventure, a day trip to Zion National Park or the Grand Canyon is also a great choice. 

Zion is just an hour’s drive from Water Canyon Resort. This means that you’ll have plenty of time to ride the shuttle into the park and enjoy a hike or two. If you’re hoping to hike famous Angels Landing during your visit, make sure to apply for a permit in the park’s new lottery system ahead of your trip. A Seasonal Lottery takes place a few months ahead of each season, while a second lottery is also available each day to award a small number of permits for the following day.

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is about a 2-hour drive from Water Canyon. This remote section of the park offers equally stunning views of this world wonder, and is much faster and easier to access from Southern Utah. Here, you’ll find plenty of overlooks and viewing areas, as well as hiking, a visitor center, and more.

Getting the Most of Your Departure Day

After a long day of fun and exploring, don’t be afraid to sleep in a bit on Sunday morning! When you do wake up, grab a complimentary cup of coffee from your coffee machine in your cabin’s kitchenette, and head outside to your private patio. Take in the incredible views of the mountains in the distance as you sip your coffee and reflect on your weekend getaway.

Planning a Weekend at Water Canyon Resort

Planning a weekend getaway at Water Canyon Resort is a great way to enjoy some rest and relaxation or fun and excitement, and to get a taste of all that Southern Utah has to offer. You’ll no doubt go home ready to start planning your next visit!
Ready to enjoy your own weekend getaway at the best Utah canyon resort? Book your stay today to take advantage of our free wine tasting experience promotion with a two-night stay.