Sure, Election Day is here, and snows are falling in the high country of the Rockies and Sierra. But that doesn't mean you can't get one more blast of fall at a deal when it comes to lodging.
At Zion National Park in Utah, the Zion Lodge is offering rates nearly a quarter-off through this month. Those “Fall into Great Deals” rates include breakfast for two and lodging for one night.
For stays Sunday through Thursday nights, rates begin at $134 per night for motel rooms, $144 for Western cabins, and $154 for suites. Rates are slightly higher on Fridays and Saturdays. The rates do not include taxes and are not available Nov. 22-24.
You can book the “Fall into Great Deals” rates online at www.zionlodge.com using the promotional code "FALL," or by calling 1-303-29-PARKS (1-303-297-2757) or toll-free at 1-888-29-PARKS (1-888-297-2757).
Fall color changes in Zion National Park typically begin in late October and often can be enjoyed throughout the month of November.
Temperatures in the park are usually in the mid-60s during the day and drop to the high-30s in the evening. Cooler temperatures are conducive to many of the park’s activities such as world-class hiking and climbing, backpacking, bicycling, birding and canyoneering.
Centrally located in Zion Canyon is Zion Lodge offering 82 rooms and 40 cabins plus a restaurant and gift shop open year round. Built in 1924 by the Union Pacific Railroad, Zion Lodge was designed by famed architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. A fire in 1966 destroyed the original lodge. It was rebuilt in 100 days, and a 1990 remodel restored its original look.
The cabins were built in 1927 and are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Renovations were performed in 2010 to restore their original look and feel but with modern materials as well as plumbing and electrical components and systems.