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    4 Bedrooms

four distinctive bedrooms, each with their own keyed entry, en suite private bathrooms and window vistas. All upstairs rooms have private desk spaces - Work from Zion!

  Large communal kitchen

Fully equipped, allowing you to plan and prepare your meals in any way that suits your own travel style. Additionally, all guestrooms are provided private hot kettle with beverage set-ups.

  Extensive Garden Areas

Lots of outdoor spaces, including wrap-around porch, fire pit, hammocks, fruit trees, covered back porch with bbq grill & hand-built riverstone walking labyrinth


Just 5 miles from Zion's south gate, 2-3 miles from Springdale restaurants, & centrally located for several other parks including Bryce, Grand Canyon, Cedar Breaks...

    An eco-conscious business

Low-impact local and global approaches, fully solar powered! Fine-tuning and improving all the time...

  Community Partners & Events

Top-notch art adventures, narrows outfitting, canyoneer & scenic guiding, massage, yoga, bike & ebike rentals... many local partners & world-class events to deepen your experience!


We are located on Utah State Hwy 9 in quiet, tree-lined Rockville, Utah at the mouth of Zion Canyon, just around the corner from lively Springdale and only 5 miles from the south gate of stunning Zion National Park.

2 Cranes Inn is also just a 2 hour drive to Bryce Canyon National Park, 90 minutes to Cedar Breaks National Monument and Brian Head ski resort, less than 3 hours to Glen Canyon/Lake Powell, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We are less than an hour from several other colorful recreation areas, including Snow Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Quail Creek, Kolob and Sand Hollow Reservoirs, and several world class mountain biking trail networks, including Gooseberry Mesa and Guacamole. There are also several nearby golf options (including disc golf!)
We are a 2.5 hour drive from Las Vegas airport, where there are convenient and affordable shuttle services right to the area: (St George Shuttle and St George Express.) The Inn is also less than an hour’s drive from either Saint George (SGU) or Cedar City (CDC) airports.

You will never run out of things to do here!

Find your own way to us...

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Just a few of Our Guest and Visitor Services Partners...

Listen, Delicious Logo

Listen, Delicious is led by our friend and local artist, Lanell Dike. Enhance your visit with her unique art activities, perfect for group gatherings of any size. Lanell also offers personalized watercolor hikes in Zion Natl park, with art supplies provided, allowing you to experience and capture the beauty of Zion in a truly creative way. Even buy travel art supplies locally. The spirit she brings to her offerings is phenomenal! Contact Lanell directly here: listendelicious.art

Zion Guru Logo

Holistic outfitting, Narrows equipment rentals and guided tours in and around Zion National Park, Utah.
We help you with the What, Where, and How so you can explore the "Why." To learn more: zionguru.com

Zion Cycles Logo

A full service bike shop and guided trip operator. Rent bikes for your next great Zion adventure, get out of your car, avoid parking! An authorized Trek reseller, they rent quality bikes for every age, skill level, and interest. To reserve and arrange rental of bikes and ebikes, contact Zion Cycles directly, or visit them in Springdale, just behind Zion Pizza Noodle. They’ll set you up right!

So Many Local and Regional Events!

Rockville Utah Town Logo     Springdale, Utah Town Logo

The close sibling communities of Rockville and Springdale host a variety of holiday and arts events throughout the year, including the Butch Cassidy 10K/5K run, Earth Day, Zion Canyon Music Festival, and several festive small-town parades for St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July, and the winter holiday Zion Joy to the World Light Parade competition. All are warmly welcomed. Please see the above links to confirm dates and times.

Zion Natl Park Forever Project Logo

Zion Natl Park Forever Project hosts the ongoing Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, combining the scientific, photographic, literary and historic.

Several other events are sponsored by Z-Arts, our local Zion Canyon Arts and Humanities Council.

Roaming slightly further, DOCUTAH is the International Documentary Film Festival held annually in nearby St. George, Utah. Just a bit north is the annual and reknowned Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.

If larger outdoor competitions are more your speed, there are several running races, including the Zion Half Marathon, Zion Ultra Marathons and Trail Half Marathon. The infamous Red Bull Rampage is an extreme, invitation-only freeride mountain bike competition held just minutes away, in Virgin, UT. Not-to-be-missed for MTB enthusiasts!

Natl Parks Service Logo

Zion National Park's official website has ongoing information happening within the park itself, for both the planned and the naturally occurring but far less planned! To that point, often Zion Natl Park's most up-to-the-hour updates may be found via the park’s official social media pages. For road and trail conditions, etc. you may want to check Twitter: @ZionNPS, Instagram: zionnps, and Facebook: @zionnps


Guest Spaces at 2 Cranes Inn

Cozy, roomy, peaceful, playful, comfortable...

Set back from the main road, there are four comfortable bedrooms to offer, each with their own full private bathroom. Three rooms are queen-sized, one king, with extra bed options if needed. All upstairs rooms have simple private work space. One room is on the ground floor with easy access. Each interior guestroom has its own secure lock and key.

2 Cranes Inn invites guests to relax in our many common areas. At this time we emphasize our spacious and always lovely outdoor grounds, including for take-out dining.

Our beloved communal kitchen and indoor dining areas are now available again, and fully remodeled! We also provide within each private guestroom full kettle and hot beverage set-ups, including fresh-ground coffee and a small assortment of teas to get you started.

Outdoors, guests are welcome to relax on the wrap-around porch and use the large gas grill on the covered back patio. There is a large sandstone-lined fire pit and extensive garden with fruit trees in which to meditate, or swing in a hammock. There is also a large river-stone and grass walking labyrinth in which to wind, and unwind.

Learning from our time working at a local outfitting/guiding shop, and mindful of the many different food preferences and allergies, we offer a different model than a typical B&B prepared breakfast, so you can better plan your meals in any way befitting your adventure schedule and eating routines. In our large and fully equipped communal kitchen you will hopefully find all you need, including complimentary fresh-ground coffee, an assortment of teas, a room-specific cupboard for all your shelf-stable items, and a shared refrigerator. There are some convenient food items available (oat meals, juices, non-dairy milks, trail bars, late snacks) especially helpful if you happen to arrive late. There are also excellent grocery and restaurant options in the nearby town of Springdale, just up the road at the entrance to the national park.

To support and enhance your canyon retreat experience there are no televisions. Our free high-speed wireless internet is available throughout the property should you need to dip back into the digital world during your stay. There is also a digital printer available for guest use.

The Kolob Elk Room is our spacious and colorful upstairs suite with a queen-sized bed, full attached private bathroom with shower/tub combo, and a dining table for 2 and another full-sized bed to comfortably sleep up to four. It offers a warm and cozy atmosphere. Perfect for stretching out on longer stays.

The Red Fox Room is our peaceful upstairs northern den with a roomy King bed, full attached private bathroom with shower/tub combo, and views of the red rock bluffs. Great for sleeping late.

The Dragonfly Room is our sunny upstairs room with queen-sized bed, full attached private bathroom with walk-in shower, personal writing desk, and southern views. It overlooks the front lawn with river-stone labyrinth and many fruit trees, and offers a peek of spiring Eagle Crags. Great for early risers.

The Desert Tortoise Room, our smallest, is downstairs and sunny with queen-sized bed, easy access, and full attached private bathroom with walk-in shower. The windows face our spacious front lawn and enormous pecan trees.

Most upstairs rooms can accommodate an additional single roll-away or air bed upgrade if needed.

All rooms may be reserved at once for larger gatherings, retreats, weddings, holidays, corporate off-sites, or other special events.

You might even be able to stable your horses right over the fence from us if they travel with you! (Just call ahead to arrange.)

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About Us

2 Cranes Inn Proprietors atop Angel's Landing

Formerly operated as the quaint Rockville Rose Inn, this beautiful property changed ownership in 2016 and soon thereafter took flight with new vision as 2 Cranes Inn - Zion.

The 2 Cranes Inn proprietors, Lisa Benham and Lizette Byer, are originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and between them bring a broad range of professional, academic, and life experiences to the venue. These include tech development and design, fine arts, music, parenthood, environmental and sustainability education, meditation instruction, mindful running, and professional Integral Coaching. Their additional work with the local business Zion Guru as former canyoneering outfitters, guides, and operators of their custom hybrid trailhead shuttle service, 2 Cranes Shuttle, all provide guests with a broad package of adventure information and options.

2 Cranes Inn has a uniquely designed, hand-constructed river-stone walking labyrinth in the front lawn, and continuing plans to gently expand the function of our property to accommodate yoga, massage, meditation, and other engaging and restorative offerings.

May this broad arc of joys, passions and intentions inform the inn's ambiance and your experiences during your stay here in the canyon.

Our Values

In no particular order (because that's so mutually exclusive and linear...)

global awareness




connection with nature



joy & awe!

great guest experience


What our guests have to say...

fun facts

semi-random facts about where we live


millions of years evidenced that cranes have been on earth


hours the sun beams to Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global needs for an entire year


square miles of red rock landscape preserved within zion National Park


distance in METERS from your 2 Cranes Inn backyard to nearest Zion Natl Park Boundary

(as crow flies)

Contact Us

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  email us: rest@2CranesZion.com

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  map & directions:
125 East Main Street (Hwy 9)
Rockville, UT 84763