Escalante Escapes in Escalante, Utah.

Escalante Escapes: Unique Tiny Home Rentals In Utah

I’ve always wanted to stay in a tiny home and when I found myself traveling through Escalante in Utah, my dream finally came true. Now I just have to convince myself I absolutely could not live in one…or can I?

Escalante Escapes hosts nine beautiful tiny homes available for rent, and after your stay you just may grow an inkling to start living the tiny home life too.

Each of the tiny homes are nicely designed and built to provide all of the modern day comforts we all love to have, but with a minimal twist. It was definitely difficult to leave this tiny sanctuary, no matter how good the adventures out there were!

Keep reading to learn what it is like to stay at Escalante Escapes and the closest adventures out there for your Southern Utah trip!

Where Is Escalante Escapes?

If you plan on visiting the Utah Mighty 5 – Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands National Parks – you’ll find yourself driving though Escalante, a small city in Southern Utah.

When I say small I mean a population of less than 1,000 people!

Luckily this makes finding Escalante Escapes a piece of cake. It sits right on the edge of the little city, as you can see in the map below.

US-12 is the Scenic Byway (aka main highway) that leads right through the city. Escalante Escapes is just a stones throw away, yet still feels remote enough for that quiet privacy.

Staying At Escalante Escapes

As far as the tiny homes themselves, well, they are fully equipped with all of the essentials and are quite cozy!

Escalante Escapes has 3 different layouts that you can choose from:

  1. King Series – smallest tiny home yet most spacious with a king sized bed in a private bedroom and sleeper sofa in the living room.
  2. Bunk Series – perfect for those with kids as it features 2 separate bedrooms: one with a king bed and the other with a twin sized bunk bed.
  3. Loft Series – the largest tiny home featuring private bedroom with a king size bed, sleeper sofa in the living room, and a loft with two twin sized beds.

You’ll also get to enjoy the following amenities during your stay:

  • Keyless entry
  • Running water
  • Electricity
  • Full kitchen
  • Toilet & shower
  • Laundry
  • Fire pit in front yard
  • Driveway
  • Television
  • Airconditioning

During my stay I shared one of the lofted tiny homes with my friend. It was the perfect home base for all of our adventures around Escalante and lived up to our standards. I mean, it was much better than camping days on end in the summer heat!

All of the information was sent to us prior to our arrival and we especially enjoyed the keyless entry. After an exhausting day of hiking and working up an appetite, the last thing we want to do is deal with a check-in process.

Between the sun, sweat, and dust out there, being able to take a hot shower in the middle of our trip was something we were most grateful for.

If you were ever curious about staying in a tiny home, or are looking for a very unique place to stay, I highly suggest checking out Escalante Escapes!

Now, if only there were some outdoor adventures you could do during your stay…

My Favorite Things To Do Near Escalante Escapes

You’re in luck because I’ve explored around Escalante several times over the years and it is one place my heart keeps yearning to return to. There are so many fun family friendly and dog friendly things do to in the area. Let’s dive in!

1. Sightseeing / Parks

  • Right down the road is the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park where you can view some amazingly large pieces of petrified wood. The park also has a reservoir where you can rent kayaks and get out on a body of water! My favorite part- they are dog friendly.
  • Visit the Escalante Heritage Center to learn about the pioneers who braved the trek to Southern Utah to establish settlements. The history is quite fascinating and it is dog friendly! The center is located right along the side of US-12 and is free to visit.
  • The Anasazi State Park Museum is a 40 minute drive into Boulder, UT but worth taking the drive for a day trip or stopping on your way to Capitol Reef National Park. At the museum you’ll have the chance to view the original site of an Ancestral Puebloan village and learn about the people who occupied it.
  • Take a little drive down a dirt road to Devil’s Garden to walk among the hoodoos! This place is family and dog friendly but very remote, so you’ll likely have it to yourself for some time.

2. Hiking

  • Nearby is the Escalante River Trail which is a 6.1 mile long round trip hike that offers shade, water, and an overall pleasant hike. You don’t have to hike the full 3 miles in as you always have the option of shortening your hike. Hike in, enjoy the water, then turn around whenever you are ready!
  • If you’re traveling with your dog and looking for a dog friendly slot canyon to explore, I highly suggest checking out Big Horn Canyon! It is only do-able in spring or fall when the temperatures are lower, but you’ll likely have it to yourself for some time.
  • There are so many great hikes, backpacking routes, and dinosaur tracks you can find around Escalante, and a lot of them are located off of Hole In The Rock Road! I highly suggest visiting my post – Complete Hole in the Rock Road Hiking and Camping Guide – that lays it all out for you!

I’ve been dreaming of visiting Escalante Escapes again because the tiny homes are so wonderful, but also there is so much more to explore in the area!

I hope this post has convinced you to rent a tiny home for a night or two, and has helped you find some fun things to add to your itinerary.

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