In the mid-19th century, the followers of Brigham Young traveled to Southern Utah to establish the Cotton Mission - an effort to build a self-sufficient community of pioneers through the cultivation of cotton. The birthplace of this initiative was Washington City, the first cotton-growing town established in what would become known as Utah's Dixie.
Today, Washington City is a thriving suburb of St. George and a convenient home base for visiting the countless natural wonders of Southern Utah. So pack your bags and get outside - you'll feel right at home in our Washington vacation rentals.
Perched up at an elevation of 2,724 feet, Washington City straddles Interstate 15 on the southern edge of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. This city of more than 23,000 residents sits five miles northeast of St. George and its many cultural attractions, 14 miles west of Hurricane, and 36 miles west of the incredible red rock landscapes of Zion National Park.
Whether you're in search of outdoor activity or the ease of a mild winter, you'll find it all within the 33 square miles of Washington City.
Make a morning tee time at the Green Spring Golf Course, where you can build your skills on the challenging terrain and enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding desert. In need of a place to beat the summer heat? Visit the Washington City Community Center to cool off in the eight-lane competition pool or the 10,174-square-foot beach-entry pool with a lazy river and a three-story water slide.
Picnic in one of the city's sun-splashed parks or spend the day boating, mountain biking, and OHVing in the red sand dunes of Sand Hollow State Park nine miles east. You'll also be just 12 miles southeast of Snow Canyon State Park, a gorgeous expanse known for its 7,400 acres of sandstone cliffs and volcanic cones.
Perhaps the most alluring feature of our Washington City vacation homes is their close proximity to Zion, one of the crown jewels of the national parks system.
Head west for the day to drive the entirety of the 54-mile Zion Park Scenic Byway or journey through the watery canyons of The Narrows. Catch at least one sunrise at the Towers of the Virgin, one sunset at the Canyon Overlook, and a glimpse of the cliffhanging vista at the top of the Angels Landing Trail.