The Most Instagram-Worthy Spot in the American West: Yonder Escalante

The Most Instagram-Worthy Spot in the American West: Yonder Escalante

It’s time to start planning your next getaway, and we’ve got just the place for beautiful, desert chic, Instagram content without the crowds! Yonder Escalante, a 20-acre desert resort, is the best-kept secret in Southern Utah and the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors in both comfort and style. Yonder boasts luxury accommodations such as custom-designed cabins and vintage Airstreams, plus modern amenities such as an oversized lounge pool and hot tub, open-air Lodge, spa-inspired bathhouses, general store with curated provisions and meal kits, food truck, and drive-in movie theater – all amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Below, we’ve rounded up the most “Instagrammable” spots at Yonder Escalante and the surrounding area for unforgettable photos and memories:

Classic Cars at the Drive-In: Snap a photo with one of nine classic vintage cars at the onsite drive-in, where the mountains serve as a perfect backdrop. Stay for a cult classic movie, which play nightly, and enjoy a variety of concessions from the cars (fully equipped with heat and sound for ultimate comfort).

Yonder Escalante drive in theatre

Lounge Poolside Amidst the Desert Oasis: Not many places offer a luxury pool in the middle of the desert like Yonder! Grab your favorite beverage from the general store and spend the day swimming and lounging with your besties or SO. When the temperature drops at night, move over to the oversized hot tub to keep the vibes going.

Cozy Up Cabin Style: Make all your elevated glamping dreams come true in one of the many custom-designed cabins with floor-to-ceiling for stunning views. Nestle up with a good book, a cup of coffee (or a nice glass of vino), and you’ve got yourself the perfect Instagram shot without even leaving bed.

Yonder Escalante cabins

Fireside Dinner, S’mores & Cocktails: Every accommodation at Yonder has their own personal firepit, which makes for the perfect gathering and wind-down spot. The general store serves custom curated meal kits and utensils to cook everything over the fire, and pre-made S’mores and cocktail kits – so you can show off your cooking and bartending skills without really doing any work (we won’t tell!)

Yonder Escalante

Bask in the Great Outdoors: Yonder Escalante’s prime location is within 45 minutes of some of Southern Utah’s most scenic gems like the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon. To capture the perfect IG shot (without the Moab and Zion crowds), try hiking the mysterious slot canyons or Upper Calf Creek, four-wheeling along Hole-in-the-Rock Road, and boating or canoeing at Wide Hollow Reservoir within the Escalante Petrified Forest.

Image credit: Aleks Danielle Butman