Best Places to Stay in Southern Utah

Zennest Transformation

Zennest underwent a significant transformation in 2020, led by developer Les Ottolenghi. Fully renovated and restored, Zennest was Les’s passion project and off-the-grid escape during the Covid-pandemic. Les purchased the cabin in the spring of 2020 and spent the summer and early fall bringing it back to life and completely modernizing it.


Perched 8,900 feet above sea level overlooking the Dixie National Forest, the Zennest luxury cabin, Eagle, looks out on infinite natural beauty. Rustic charm and recreational experiences meet 21st-Century conveniences and smart cabin amenities. Perfect for family vacations, corporate retreats, and special events.

On-site recreation includes two hot tubs, 6,000 square feet of decking, Fuze-ball, horseshoe and bean bag toss games, outdoor seating, and fire pits. Inside Eagle, you will find smart TVs and game rooms featuring a retro Star Wars pinball machine. The property is outfitted with fiber optic broadband for superior connectivity.

Mountains Near Zennest


The mountains surrounding the Zennest development  are majestic and awe-inspiring. Hiking trails are available for those who want to explore the area on foot. Experience the serenity of the forest, the rugged terrain of the mountains, and the stunning vistas that await you at the top.

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National Parks

Zennest is also just a short drive away from Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the country. Bryce Canyon offers stunning views of its unique geological formations, including hoodoos, natural arches, and amphitheaters. The park is a must-see destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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National Parks


Savor local delights in nearby Duck Creek Village and Cedar City.


Take Zennest’s CanAm for a relaxing (or hair-raising!) spin along the Duck Creek Village scenic routes.


Rejuvenate your senses at two outdoor spas, offering breathtaking cliffside views.

Epic view

Experience ultimate relaxation at Zennest's two outdoor spas, offering breathtaking cliffside views.


Game room

First phase Eagle

Wine tours

Zion Vineyards

Snowmobile rental

Enjoy Winter at Zennest

small events held at Zennest

Outdoors view

treks and trails for the hiker

Hike Angles Landing

Bike Trails

Brian Head Trails

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🌟 Immerse yourself in the winter wonderland at Zennest, nestled in Duck Creek Village, Utah! 🌲❄️ Revel in the breathtaking views of Strawberry Point & Dixie National Forest from our inviting decking. Let the seamless blend of nature’s serenity and adventure captivate your senses as you explore our picturesque haven.Our hearts overflow with gratitude for these awe-inspiring vistas, and we can’t wait to share more moments of inspiration and reflection with you! Elevate your winter experience with an unforgettable escape at Zennest. ❄️✨ #Zennest #DuckCreekVillage #NatureViews #UtahAdventures #WinterEscape 🏞️✨
Embracing the winter challenge with the team! ❄️🚙 When the snow blankets the landscape, there’s only one way to reach our destination: through the snowy trails on our trusty UTVs and snowmobiles! It’s not just a journey; it’s an adventure that tests our skills and strengthens our camaraderie. Here’s to conquering winter’s obstacles together! #WinterAdventures #Teamwork #ZennestBound
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Embrace the serenity, discover your inner peace, and let Southern Utah's natural wonders ignite your connection with the world. 🏜️❄️#SouthernUtah #WinterWonders #Mindfulness #NatureConnection #Zennest #Stargazing
❄️ Winter's Magic at Zennest! ❄️Nature's snowy embrace has transformed Zennest into a stunning winter wonderland in the past few days. 🌨️ It's a breathtaking spectacle! Despite the frosty weather, our dedicated crew is on a mission, adding the final touches to the Falcon.There's an enchanting aura that surrounds Zennest during winter. The snow-covered landscape enhances the already mesmerizing beauty of our surroundings. It's a reminder of nature's wonders and the unwavering spirit of our team, pushing through any weather.Big shoutout to our incredible team for their unwavering dedication! Together, we're turning Zennest into a year-round paradise. Stay tuned for more updates on our progress and the exciting winter experiences that await!#ZennestMagic #WinterWonderland #TeamSpirit #FalconInProgress #NatureBeauty #ZennestJourney
🌦️ Embracing the Beauty of Utah's Skies ☁️Greetings from the picturesque Eagle deck! 🦅 As we gather here to welcome the rain, I can't help but be captivated by the breathtaking sight of the clouds parting to reveal brilliant blue skies above. It's moments like these that remind me of the incredible uniqueness of Utah's landscapes, and I'm thrilled to share this awe-inspiring view with all of you.Feel free to share your thoughts and your own encounters with the extraordinary landscapes of Utah in the comments below. Together, let's celebrate the magic of this incredible place! 🏞️ #UtahBeauty #NatureInspiration #ZennestViews #EagleDeckScenes 📸🌟
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Duck Creek Village, Utah, transforms into a winter wonderland during the colder months, making it an idyllic destination for those seeking snowy adventures.Get Your Packing List: www.thezennest.com
Falcon at Zennest isn't just construction; it's a living vision. Nestled in the natural beauty of Duck Creek Village, it's set to be a haven from the daily hustle. Committed to sustainability, luxury, and comfort, Falcon is poised to be the heart of Dixie National Forest. We're counting down to our grand opening in summer 2024, where the Falcon experience will soar. ✨ Stay tuned for updates as we turn this dream into reality! 🌲🏡 #FalconAtZennest #NatureEscape #ComingSoon2024
Elevating serenity to new heights! 🏞️ The Zennest Property Falcon has always been a haven for nature lovers and seekers of tranquility. Now, the visionaries behind this retreat are taking it to new levels—literally—with a colossal deck that will be the crown jewel of this magnificent estate. ✨ #ZennestProperty #FalconRetreat #NatureLovers #TranquilEscape
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