A Note Before We Dive In: Please make sure to always let your host know your intentions when you rent an AirBnB. Before you book anything, reach out and ask for permission to host a ceremony in someone's home! I personally will not shoot even the smallest of ceremonies at an AirBnB unless I know that my couple has confirmed that it's a-okay with the owner!
Utah is absolutely full of beautiful AirBnB's that you can stay at when you get married. Almost too many to decide from! I've narrowed down some of my absolute favorite eco-friendly cabins, houses, and yurts that have incredible views, the ability to watch the stars from at night, share s'mores with your closest friends and family, and are only a short drive away from some of Utah's National Parks & wild places! Here are my top 5 Eco-Friendly AirBnB's in Utah to stay at for your elopement!
1. Zion Without The Crowds
Can you say dreamy? This A-Frame is right outside of one of the Big Five in Utah, Zion National Park! I highly recommend visiting Zion during the off season to skip the crazy crowds. Remember to ask your photographer for the best places just outside of the park to elope at ;) This cabin is solar powered, has a composting toilet, and blends beautifully into it's environment. With the Zion Mountains in the background, you wouldn't even need to leave the AirBnB to have an incredible ceremony.
2. Pinyon Yurt Retreat
This absolutely gorgeous yurt is on 6 acres to explore, but is also only 40 minutes from my personal favorite, and underrated National Park, Canyonlands! The views while you're getting ready for your elopement would be magical, and they feature solar power, access to hiking, rafting, and climbing (if you're into that), and the owner cares deeply about Leave No Trace principles, one of the most sustainable practices that we can all practice when we go outside!
3. Eco-Friendly Townhome With A View
Utah is known for it's red rocks, but it also features unparalleled mountain views, which you'll be able to see from this gorgeous cabin in Park City. Built with green architectural practices, this location allows up to 7 guests, ooor the perfect amount for a tiny elopement with your nearest & dearest. If you're into skiing, it's just a few miles from Deer Valley, Park City, and The Canyons as well, and a cozy winter elopement can be absolutely beautiful.
4. Off Grid Stargazer Canyonlands Tent
This one might be my absolute favorite on the list — it's totally off grid, which means no power or fossil fuels are being used for your stay. I'd definitely only recommend this location for your elopement if you're pretty adventurous! Canyonlands is one of the best places to view the stars in Utah, so you can only imagine how perfect it'd be to cozy up to a campfire with your partner the night before your elopement and think about how magical our planet is. PS — the images you would get here would be absolutely incredible. ;)
5. Cave House Grand Escalante
Alright, so technically I'm cheating with this one — it's not listed on AirBnB, but on Vrbo. But holy heck, if this ain't the coolest place ever?!? I mean, just look at it. Not only could you stay someplace this cool, but it's located right in Grand Escalante National Monument, powered by hydro-electricity from the nearby river, and on 40 acres with, and I quote, "endless hiking." Oh the possibilities. PS — this location is only accessible with a 4x4, so get ready to adventure on your wedding day!
Which location is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments where you'd want to stay for your elopement! I love researching different locations for my couples, and where to stay is super important to creating an incredible experience! I say this a lot, but I really do think it's important to be an elopement guide, and not just a photographer. I'll be here to support you the whole dang time!
Kira McGrigg Photographer & Guide is based out of Utah and specializes in elopements that connect couples more deeply to the planet through sustainable practices and incredible experiences.