It’s a fact that KANAB, Utah, is a central jump-off point for visiting the most beautiful National Parks and scenery in the American West. Our location makes KANAB the perfect place to hole up for the duration of your trip and provides you with a cool small town retro vibe to “boot”, pardon the western pun… Choosing the best places to stay, play and dine isn’t always easy. It makes perfect sense to defer to locals when making decisions on how to spend your precious vacation time.That’s where WINDOWS OF THE WEST comes in! Over the years, we have seen many businesses come and go and we have great insight into the very BEST OF THE BEST. Simply relax and allow us to assist you in planning the perfect getaway…
All of the recommendations listed and linked below, will provide you with a comfortable stay, surprisingly fine dining and an unforgettable experience. These all come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. When you plan your adventure with WINDOWS OF THE WEST, you can always expect the best – FIVE generations can’t be wrong!
FUN FACT: Booking a few outings with Windows Of The West will complete your trip and provide you with the best the west has to offer! REALLY!!!
Where to stay
Tucked away in the beautiful Elkheart Cliffs, the XbarH Lodge offers comfortable accommodations in a unique setting, ideal for exploring or just getting away from it all. People- and pet-friendly accommodations.
Zion National Park Lodging
Located at the beautiful east side of Zion National Park in the heart of the Southwest parks, choose the Best Western lodge, a cabin, a vacation house, or other lodging.
East Zion Lodging
CANYONS COLLECTION – WE GUARANTEE you will fall in love with the ambiance and hospitality offered by this diverse collection of privately owned boutique hotels. Choose to stay at the newly renovated Canyons Boutique, complete with new Sego Restaurant dining experience (described further in RESTAURANTS below), Quail Park Lodge for a retro vibe, Flagstone Studios complete with kitchenettes for longer stays, or Kanab Cottages, separate homes for larger groups. Each hotel in the collection boasts its own unique style, complementary bikes to explore town, free breakfast and WiFi. Some of the properties have a gym, swimming pools and fire pits. All properties highly recommended.
COMFORT SUITES – Brand new with contemporary casual style, complete with outdoor pool and hot tub, complimentary breakfast and WiFi, meeting room and gym. Comfortable, clean and well-appointed.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – Newly renovated, indoor pool and hot tub, complimentary breakfast and WiFi, gym. Comfortable, clean and well-appointed.
SEGO RESTAURANT – Located in the lobby of the newly renovated Canyons Boutique Hotel, Sego boasts refined New American cuisine, craft cocktails, wine and microbrews. Surprisingly refined, beautiful decor, consistently delicious small plates and full meals, desserts. Live music at the comfortable fire pit on weekends.
ROCKING V CAFE – Casual dining with an artsy atmosphere, housed in a historic building that lived a previous life as a grocery store. Creative and fun menu, always delicious, complete with second floor art gallery so shop while you wait! Serves lunch and dinner.
PEEKABOO CANYON WOOD FIRED KITCHEN – Located at the Canyons Flagstone Boutique Inn. Brand new dining experience, serves artisanal pizzas and other delectable dishes, Utah beers, wines and spirits. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
JUNIPER RIDGE RESTAURANT AND SALOON – Two dining areas, lounge and sports bar inside beautiful rustic building of native juniper. Stunning views, steak, seafood and diverse farm-to-table menu, full bar.
JAKEY LEIGHS – Cozy cafe serves breakfast and lunch items, full coffee bar and delectable homemade bagels made fresh daily. These are fabulous and sell out quickly so arrive early!
KANAB UNITED DRUG – All of your pharmaceutical needs complete with sizable, tasteful selection of gifts. Charming soda fountain serves delicious ice cream, handmade shakes and sundaes. Variety of freshly-made sandwiches available at the lunch counter. Outdoor seating at cafe tables, refreshing misters, lights after dark.
WILLOW CREEK CANYON OUTDOOR – Fine outdoor wear and gear, books, full espresso bar – best coffee in town – with limited cozy seating.
Things to do
CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK – Gorgeous warm pink drifting sand dunes, amazing photo ops particularly at sunset, rent sand boards and sleds. Sandboarding is an utter blast and is a must-try especially if you have older kids and teens!
RAVENS HEART GALLERY – Owned and operated by Best Friends founder and artist, Cyrus Mejia. Displays local artistry and eclectic art from around the world.
The official visitor information site for Kanab, gateway to the natural wonders of southern Utah and northern Arizona, central to the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and more!
Zion National Park
One place among the collection of National Parks and National Monuments shines above all the others, Utah’s Zion National Park.
Zion National Park
East Zion Tourism Council
Visit East Zion