Zion Lodge is located in Zion National Park, Utah, United States. The lodge was designed in 1924 as a compromise solution between its developer, the Utah Parks Company, which wanted a large hotel, and National Park Service director Stephen Mather, who desired smaller-scale development. The Utah Parks Company had been formed in 1923 as a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Railroad, and was, like many similar programs, intended to stimulate passenger rail traffic to the national parks of southwest Utah.
Gilbert Stanley Underwood designed the Zion Lodge as part of a series of similar structures for the Utah Parks Company at the north rim of the Grand Canyon and at Bryce Canyon National Park. Underwood's design was more modest in scale and detailing than those at the Grand Canyon and Bryce, substituting milled lumber for whole logs in a "studs-out" style. Underwood used less stonework, in smaller pieces. The structures were designed to be more in keeping with the character of the valley floor, which at the time of construction was still inhabited by settlers. Underwood would go on to design all of the Utah Parks Company buildings in the valley, many of which are included in the Zion Lodge Historic District, which surrounds the lodge.
A fire in 1966 destroyed the original lodge. It was rebuilt within 100 days, but the original rustic look was lost in favor of expedience in reopening the lodge. A 1990 remodel restored its original look.
In addition to the main lodge building there are a number of original buildings that remain in the lodge complex. This includes guest cabins built in 1927 and 1929, employee dormitories built in 1927 and 1937, and a few support buildings. All were designed by Underwood.queen's university quincy university seattle pacific university seattle pacific university south dakota state university southeastern oklahoma state university southern utah university st louis university stockton university texas a&m university texas christian university trident university university high school university of california university of california riverside university of connecticut university of indianapolis university of london university of michigan university of nebraska lincoln university of new england university of north alabama university of north carolina at chapel hill university of north carolina wilmington university of oregon university of south dakota university of south dakota university of tampa university of texas football university of washington acceptance rate university of west florida university park mall upper iowa university valdosta state university valparaiso university vanderbilt university viterbo university walden university webber international university webster university where is northwestern university york university american military university login ave maria university buffalo university carlow university case western reserve university castleton university cedarville university cedarville university central state university claflin university clarke university colorado technical university concordia university texas creighton university duke university face masks dunkin university east carolina university east stroudsburg university emory university hospital evangel university fisk university fitchburg state university franklin pierce university george fox university george washington university harding university indiana state university indiana university bloomington jacksonville university judson university kansas university keiser university keiser university blackboard limestone university lock haven university marymount university mercer university minot state university mount st mary's university mount st mary's university norfolk state university northeastern illinois university northern illinois university northern michigan university