Located in a secluded area of Escalante, Utah, The Shooting Star RV Resort offers a resort experience unlike any other. From traditional tent camping to glamorous RV rentals, the resort offers an option for all tastes. The helpful staff are very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and local attractions and are more than happy to point guests in the right direction. The RV Resort borders on the Grand Staircase National Monument, perfect for hiking and exploring.

Guests will also enjoy walks along the Escalante River where there are hammocks scattered along the pathways, perfect for an afternoon nap. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at dusk bring out the classic cars and a drive-in movie for all to enjoy. There is even a concession stand for snacks and drinks during the movie. Guests will love the rustic, camping experience of the secluded Shooting Star RV Resort.

1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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There are eight renovated and glammed up Airstream RV's for reservation at the resort. These Airstream's are each custom-designed to suit different Hollywood themes. When guests book six nights, they receive the seventh night free in one of the themed Airstreams. Each Airstream features a full kitchen, bedroom with bedding and a bathroom complete with bath towels and amenities. All of the Airstream RV's are outfitted with air conditioning and heat for whatever the weather may bring.

Ann's Cabin is themed after Ann Margaret's retreat during her filming with Elvis in Viva La Las Vegas. The furnishings are colorful, complete with an L shaped couch which even folds out to a sleeper. There is a queen size bed in the bedroom, a kitchen table booth, HDTV for entertainment and a bathroom boasting a sink, toilet and shower. Linens are provided so there is no need for guests to pack any from home. The kitchen is also fully stocked with cookware, utensils and all the dishes needed during a visit. A private deck is attached with a stunning view of the Escalante Mountains and a propane barbecue for outdoor meals. This Airstream can accommodate up to four people.

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2.More Accommodation Options

More Accommodation Options
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The Kids Hideout is a throwback to the Wild West and themed after the Airstream Robert Redford stayed in while filming Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The period furnishings and Native decor add to the theme and create a fun atmosphere. There is a cozy little sleeping alcove featuring a queen size bed, which suits a single or a couple. For entertainment there is a flat screen HDTV. Included is a private bath with toilet, shower and sink, plus lush towels and eco-friendly bath amenities, plus a fully stocked and equipped kitchen for creating meals. Guests can enjoy their private view of the Escalante Mountains from the deck and even do some grilling on the propane barbecue. This Airstream can accommodate up to two people plus one pet.

Cary's Cabin is themed after Cary Grant's Airstream while filming North by Northwest. It features a deep blue couch which converts into a bed, wooden blinds and a flat screen HDTV. There is a full size kitchen with everything guests need to prepare their own snacks and meals including a fridge and microwave. The full size bedroom has the second bed. This Airstream also has a private bath stocked with linens and bath amenities. Outside, guests can enjoy their Escalante Mountain view while barbecuing. This Airstream will accommodate up to four guests (not all adults) and pets are permitted here as well.

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3.More Accommodation Options

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Boagie's Boathouse resembles the quarters of Humphrey Bogart's during his work on Key Largo. The couch in the living room transforms into a bed, and the wooden accents including blinds all add to the boathouse feel. The bedroom features a queen size bed made up with luxurious, comfortable bedding. Guests will enjoy the full kitchen with all kitchen needs to create their own cuisine in the comfort of their own quarters. The bathroom has a toilet, sink and shower along with all necessary linens and bath products. The private deck has panoramic views for guests to enjoy while relaxing or barbecuing on the propane grill. This Airstream will accommodate up to four guests.

The Duke is themed after, none other than, John Wayne's Airstream during his work on The Searchers. It will accommodate up to four people with a leather couch that converts to a bed plus a queen size bed in the bedroom which has its own entrance for added privacy. The decor of this Airstream has a true Western feel, with cow print window accents and rope trim. There is a private bath complete with toilet, shower and sink plus bath linens. Guests can cook in the full size kitchen which comes with all necessary amenities. The private deck overlooks the Escalante River and has a propane grill for outdoor cooking.

Sugar's Shack is a nod to the Airstream of Marilyn Monroe during her filming of Some Like it Hot. The leather furniture, and dark decor coloring add to the luxurious feel of this Airstream. The couch converts into a bed, plus there is a queen size bedroom with its own television. A full size, fully stocked kitchen is within for guests to create their own meals, plus private bath with sink, shower and toilet plus bath linens, so guests need not bring their own. The private deck has beautiful expansive views plus a propane barbecue for outdoor cooking. This Airstream will accommodate up to four guests.

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4.More Accommodation Options

More Accommodation Options
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Holly's Hideaway is themed after Audrey Hepburn's surroundings during Breakfast at Tiffany's. This Airstream is perfect for up to four guests. It features a light blue leather couch which folds out into a bed, a booth seating dining table, cupboards with etched glass, and even custom made window treatments. The bedroom has two twin beds. Guests will enjoy the full kitchen with anything and everything needed to create meals or snacks as well as the private bathroom complete with shower, sink and toilet. All bath and bed linens are provided. Guests can unwind on the private deck, while enjoying panoramic views or even grilling up a feast on the propane barbecue.

Mrs. Rutledge's Room pays homage to Lauren Bacall's character in The Big Sleep. The upholstered couch turns into a bed and there is also a bedroom boasting a queen size bed made with super comfortable, luxurious bedding. In the private bathroom, guests will enjoy a make-up sink, toilet, plus a full size tub and shower, complete with bath linens and bath amenities. The full kitchen has everything guests need for cooking and enjoying meals. The private deck is perfect for enjoying the stunning views or grilling on the propane grill. This Airstream accommodates up to four guests.

Guests are welcome to bring their own RV and reserve one of the many pull through sites. Tents are also welcome at The Shooting Star RV Resort. Some sites have full hook up, some have power and water and some have power only. There is one full bath with shower and toilet located at the back of the main office for use of campers without facilities in their RV or those tent camping.

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5.Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation
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There is no restaurant on-site at The Shooting Star RV Resort, as most guests prefer cooking their own meals within their RV's. However, there is a snack booth set up for movie nights at the drive-in for anyone looking for some drinks or munchies on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Just a short drive into the town of Escalante, guests will find a number of restaurants and cafes which serve up a variety of foods and styles from simple coffee shops to burger joints and pizza grill restaurants. When guests choose not to cook, finding an alternative will not be difficult.

Although there is no bar or lounge for guests to visit at The Shooting Star RV Resort, a good time isn't far away with the town being only a two minute ride away. Cowboy Blues is a restaurant which has delicious margaritas and tapas on order. They are opened until 10 p.m. daily and not only serve up a variety of drinks, also have a full menu. There is live entertainment provided some weekend evenings as well.

The Shooting Star RV Resort is the perfect place for a family vacation. Not only is it affordable, but guests can opt to bring their own RV or rent a themed RV right at the resort. There is no extra packing required if renting an RV. It is also cost effective in that families can cook up their own meals in the comfort of their own space and enjoy many outdoor activities.

Families will also love the drive-in movies shown Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. For an additional $20, a classic car can be reserved for seating in style. Snacks can be purchased at the concession booth.

Families will be happy to know that some of the Airstream RV's are pet-friendly, so the furry members of the family are welcome to visit as well.

The resort strives to preserve the natural environment surrounding their property. Provided in every Airstream RV are eco-friendly bath products with a mind for being kind to the environment while using bath amenities.

With the resort being in such close proximity to the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument, guests will love the different levels of hiking awaiting them. There are some easy hikes, as well as some good climbs for those interested in something a little more intense. Guests can also drive along Smokey Mountain Road which will take them into the heart of Grand Staircase where further exploration can be done into hidden rock canyons. Guests will also fall in love with the stunning view for miles atop the Kaiparowits Plateau which is a 50 mile mountain top.

Following Hole-in-the-Rock Road will take guests to Peek-a-Boo Canyon and Spooky Slot Canyon. Guests will also enjoy exploring a different era at the Jurassic Dinosaur Track Site or they can check out Devil's Garden with amazing rock formations.

Guests can inquire with the resort staff about anything from ATV rentals to guided outings and they are always happy to help and point them along in the right direction for a day of fun.

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2020 UT-12, Escalante, Utah 84726, Phone: 435-826-4440

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