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Whether it’s your first time booking a vacation rental or just your first time renting from a new vacation home rental agency, there are some important questions that you’ll want to get answered before your arrival. In fact, some of these questions are ones that you should ask before your vacation rental is ever booked.

Asking these questions can help ensure that the vacation rental that you’re choosing is the right fit for your travel party. They can also help you to better understand any rules you might need to follow during your stay. Or help you learn guidelines to help you fully enjoy the property’s amenities.

If you’re planning a stay at Copper Rock Vacation Rentals, keep reading. We’re breaking down some common questions guests have before they arrive in the best vacation rentals Utah has to offer. 

How Many Guests Can a Vacation Rental Accommodate?

One of the most important questions to ask before you book is how many guests a unit can accommodate. This is usually a number that you can find directly on the listing. When you book St. George vacation rentals from Copper Rock, you’ll find the number of guests each unit can accommodate beneath the name of each vacation rental. You’ll also find the number of bedrooms and bathrooms each unit has.

Too many first-time vacation home renters overlook this number. For instance, they might see that a vacation home has a spacious living room or basement. They might think that they could set up inflatable mattresses to accommodate more people than the listing advertises. However, the number of people listed on a vacation rental is often a safety measure, and should never be ignored. This number often reflects how many people a home can legally and safely accommodate due to fire codes.

Before you start planning, know the maximum number of guests that will be joining you. Then, book a vacation rental that can accommodate your entire group. If your plans aren’t set just yet, book a larger rental than you expect to need. Planning a visit to Southern Utah with a large group? Our vacation home rental agency has multiple homes that can sleep more than 20 guests, as well as one that can sleep 25!

What Time is Check-Out/Check-In?

Another important question you’ll want to ask your vacation home rental agency is what time check-in and check-out are. Knowing these times can help you make your travel plans, including flights and other travel arrangements. If you know that you’ll be arriving early on your first day, consider planning a group activity like a fun lunch or shopping trip. That way you aren’t just sitting around waiting to get into your rental. 

Occasionally, early check-ins or late check-outs can be accommodated. However, these are never guaranteed, and should always be viewed as a bonus when available.

What Do I Need to Do When I Check Out?

If you’ve only ever stayed in hotels in the past, you might not be expecting check-out procedures for your stay. But many of the best vacation rentals Utah has to offer have some guidelines that guests are asked to follow before checking out. These help to keep the home safe and prepare it for the cleaning crew’s arrival.

You’ve no doubt heard the horror stories of Airbnbs with multiple pages of chores guests need to complete before they check out. But at Copper Rock Vacation Rentals, we have a few simple guidelines that we ask guests to follow. 

These will take you just a couple of minutes on your way out the door, and include things like locking the doors and windows and starting the dishwasher. These guidelines can be found on our FAQ page. They are also provided in your vacation rental upon your arrival. 

Is There Anything That I Need to Know to Use the Vacation Rental?

Along the same lines as asking about check-out procedures, you may also want to ask if there’s anything you need to know to use the vacation rental’s amenities. Often, any information that you’ll need will be provided in the home when you arrive.

At our St. George vacation rentals, for instance, you’ll find guidelines for how to get your private pool ready for use, if your rental includes one. For instance, your pool may have a cover on it and a vacuum running upon your arrival. You’ll find detailed instructions for removing the cover and vacuum and enjoying the pool in your rental. These can also be found on our FAQ page ahead of your arrival.

Asking Your Vacation Home Rental Agency These and Other Questions

Copper Rock Vacation Rentals’ stunning homes are the perfect basecamp for exploring all that Southern Utah has to offer! Whether it’s your first time booking a vacation home or you’re an experienced traveler, these are just a few of the questions you might have before your arrival at one of our beautiful vacation homes.

The answers to these questions and many others can be found on our website. Many are located on the FAQs page. This page is dedicated to answering common questions our guests have before they arrive in our St. George vacation rentals.

But if you find yourself with more questions that you’d like to ask your vacation home rental agency, we’re just a phone call or email away! Contact us today to get your questions answered so you can start preparing for your arrival at the best vacation rentals Utah has to offer!

If you’re planning a stay in one of our Zion vacation rentals this summer, you’ll likely find yourself riding a Zion Canyon Shuttle bus at least once or twice.

For all but a few short months, the Zion Canyon Shuttles are the only way for visitors to get around the popular Lower Canyon. This is where you’ll find the historic Zion Lodge and many of the park’s most famous trailheads. 

Riding the shuttle, as well as the accompanying Springdale Shuttle, for the first time can be a little confusing. That’s why the team at Copper Rock Vacation Rentals has compiled this guide. We’re breaking down what you’ll need to know to ride the shuttle like a pro during your stay in our Zion National Park vacation rentals.

Springdale Shuttle Loop

Before we cover what you need to know to ride the Zion Canyon Shuttle system within the park, we need to cover how you’ll get there. The best vacation rentals Utah has to offer are located in St. George, Utah, a short drive away from the main entrance to Zion. If you get to the park early in the day or are visiting during the week or a less busy time of year, you’ll likely be able to park right inside the park, in the lot adjacent to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.

But if you get there a little later, or are visiting during a busy time of year, you’ll need to park in a public lot in Springdale instead. Luckily, a second shuttle system ferries guests from nine stops in the town to the entrance to Zion.

The Springdale Shuttle Loop is designed to help reduce traffic entering Zion National Park. With parking spots in the park filling up early each day, this shuttle also allows visitors to park elsewhere in Springdale or even leave their vehicle at the hotel or campground they’re staying at.

The shuttle makes 9 stops in Springdale:

Zion Canyon Shuttle System

While the Springdale shuttle loop is mainly for convenience and to help alleviate some parking issues within the park, the Zion Canyon Scenic Loop is a bit more vital. You can get to the park without taking the in-town shuttle, but you can’t drive the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive in your own vehicle. 

From March to late in November, and a few weeks around the December holidays, the shuttle is the only way to enjoy the beauty of this drive or to access the many stops along its path. Depending on how busy the park is and traffic conditions, shuttles leave from the visitors center every 7 to 10 minutes on average. It then travels through the park, making 8 stops along the way. 

Zion Canyon Shuttle Stops

Knowing the stops you plan to visit ahead of time can help you be better prepared to make the most of your time in the park during your stay in our Zion vacation rentals. Here’s where you can hop off the shuttle and check out the park’s trails, overlooks, museums, and more:

Planning Your First Stay in Our Zion Vacation Rentals

Zion National Park is a bucket-list destination for many individuals. With so many people flocking to the park, the National Park Service has implemented a number of measures over the years to manage the crowds and allow everyone to have an enjoyable, relaxing time in the park. This includes the Zion Canyon Shuttle and Springdale Shuttle.

Riding the shuttle for the first time during your stay in our Zion vacation rentals can be a little confusing. But with this guide, you can better plan your route on both the Springdale and Zion Canyon Shuttles. The operating hours for both shuttles are updated seasonally by the National Park Service. Be sure to check the NPS website ahead of your arrival at your Copper Rock Vacation Rental so that you’ll know when you can catch a shuttle during your stay.

Ready to start planning your next stay in the best vacation rentals Utah has to offer? Check out our guide to visiting Zion National Park today to start planning your trip!