Open, With Care - 2 Cranes Inn Response to COVID-19

October 20, 2020

Stay Safe to Stay Open Seal of Approval

As of October 13, 2020 Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert introduced an entirely new approach for monitoring and managing COVID-19 across our diverse state. “ The COVID-19 Transmission Index places counties in one of three transmission levels: High, Moderate, or Low. These levels correspond directly to case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization. The data helps us understand the real risk of transmission in our communities. Important health behaviors, based on epidemiology and medical science, are outlined at each level to protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19.” (

Zion National Park has remained reopened with increasing access since May 13, 2020. Park shuttle service up Zion Canyon resumed as of July 1, 2020, with modifications to allow for social distancing to protect both drivers and visitors. Please stay informed ( and we will do our best to help you make the best of your time in the area while Zion Natl park works to maintain safety protocols.

As a host, rest assured that the health and safety of our guests, staff, and communities is always our top priority - before, during and after your travel. Within this context, our updated policies ask that all guests maintain conscientious and scientifically established social distancing practices to address continued concerns regarding COVID-19.

Additionally, 2 Cranes Inn – Zion continues to maintain or exceed state and several other industry guidelines. We continue to follow our enhanced protocols which are based on recommendations made by the CDC and state and local public health officials for hotel and lodging businesses. These include but are not limited to:

  • Applying the highest professional industry standards to thoroughly clean and disinfect all guest rooms before making that space available to new visitors.
  • We frequently clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces like light switches, doorknobs, and handrails throughout the remaining living spaces.
  • All guest communications continue to remind guests of the vulnerable times in which we live and the roles we are all expected to play toward our collective wellbeing.
  • Face masks - basic complimentary or beautifully hand-crafted for a modest price - are available on-site, if needed. There are several sources in Springdale, as well.

A temporary moratorium on the shared use of our beloved communal kitchen continues. However, to help make up for this we have added personal, in-room electric kettle set-ups with coffee and teas, as well as expanded in-room work spaces, should you be working remotely while visiting. (Prudent refrigerator and microwave guest use in the kitchen is also permitted.) We have also established exciting new partnerships with some outstanding local eateries we know you will enjoy. (See our new BREAKFAST tab on our booking page.) Should you book the entire property, the kitchen can be made available for you, under advanced arrangement.

We have all learned to stay fluid with our plans and expectations, so please keep yourselves updated on matters that may impact your plans and health, and please notify us accordingly. We will do our best to keep you up to date if anything stated here significantly changes.

If you should need to cancel your existing reservations, rather than requesting a full refund (our standard policy), we are asking guests to consider leaving their reservation deposit in place as a non-expiring future deposit or transferable gift certificate if at all possible, which will significantly help a small business like ours at this time. We absolutely hope to see you all in the future!

We are all in this together.
Please stay kind (Wear a mask.)
Please stay well. (Wear a mask.)

Lisa and Lizette

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