The Center for True North®, located on the second mesa of the Kolob Plateau section of Zion National Park in southern Utah, is a completely off-the-grid, facility. Our secluded setting includes stunning red rock monuments, seasonal waterfalls, ancestral caves, superb hiking trails, herds of cattle grazing green pastures, horses basking in the afternoon sun of a vermillion backdrop and deer & elk meandering along the sloping Cedar, Pinon & Ponderosa Pine and Utah Juniper hillsides.  Under a painted and star-beaded sky at our 6000-feet elevation, fragrant varieties of sagebrush and high desert wildflowers abound.  With Kolob Reservoir to the north, Virgin River to the south and North Fork Creek to the east, this top of the world sacredness is unparalleled.


Experience True North:
  • Relax and renew on our various patios or at our picnic areas.
  • Bask in the sound of wind chimes being played by the afternoon breeze in our chair hammocks hung on thousand-year old Juniper tree.
  • Enjoy the star studded night from our outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Climb or stroll through numerous world renown hiking trails.
  • Explore the numerous caves with petroglyphs and pictographs  in Cave Valley just out our front door.
  • Express the playful part of you – shoot hoops or throw horseshoes in our recreation area or (seasonally) go sledding down nearby snow banks.
  • Ride horses or travel on four wheelers right outside our doors for miles and miles.
  • Ride wave-runners in numerous nearby lakes are available.



The True North® facility includes a spacious great room gathering place with indoor twin, red cedar trees and a stone fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor barbecue, and semi-private room lodging in our five-bedroom facility with additional lodging in its own RV site and adjacent visitors' cabin. We maintain and appreciate you supporting us as a non-alcoholic facility.


Guests are responsible for their own meals.  Guests may choose to prepare their own meals and bring their provisions with them.  The Center for True North® provides a fully equipped indoor kitchen and outdoor barbecue area.  Guests may choose (preferably in advance) to have their meals prepared by a variety of wonderful accommodating gourmet caterers.  Catering menus may be provided prior to your visit. 

Lodging Fees and Availability:

For current pricing, availability and more information, please visit ZionVilla.com

or contact Hank at 435.680.1668

To arrange for lodging at The Center for True North®, Contact us or Register here.

Explore other Services, Activities and Practices that will be available to you.
The Center for True North is located just outside of the town of Virgin, Utah, inside Zion National Park.  

Via Las Vegas: Many guest fly to Las Vegas International Airport (LAS) on their way to our location as it is our closest major airport.  The Center for True North is approximately a 2hrs. 45min. drive from Las Vegas. Guests can either:

  • Rent a car in Las Vegas and drive to  our location,
  • or take one of the frequent shuttles from  Las Vegas Airport to St. George and we can arrange to pick you up at the shuttle stop in St. George.
St. George Shuttle information:  St. George Shuttle or St. George Express

Via Salt Lake City: Guests may also fly directly to the St. George Airport (SGU) via Los Angeles or Salt Lake City and either rent a car in St. George and drive 45 min. to our location or we can arrange to pick you up at the St. George Airport.

Directions From St. George to Virgin

Directions from Las Vegas to Virgin

Directions from Salt Lake City to Virgin

Directions from Springdale to Virgin

Directions from Virgin to The Center for True North: From Hwy 9 in Virgin, turn North on Kolob Terrace Road, (look at/mark your odometer), travel 9.2 miles, and True North will appear on your left (Reddish Brown stucco wall and building).  Please use North (which is the main or 2nd) entrance.