Stay in the heart of Angel Canyon

Volunteer shifts must be scheduled as far in advance as possible. Each animal area has a maximum number of volunteers it can accommodate during each shift. To get started, please visit or contact the Sanctuary Volunteer Department at or 435-644-2001, ext. 4119.

We truly appreciate the wonderful work our volunteers do towards making a difference in the animals’ lives and would love to welcome you as a volunteer.

If you are planning a trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, consider staying at one of our cottages, cabins (studios) or RV sites, all located on the Sanctuary grounds. Please note that our accommodations tend to book well in advance, so make your reservations early.

Transportation is not provided, so you’ll need your own vehicle to get around. The Sanctuary is spread across more than 3,700 acres, so you’ll need to drive to and from the Welcome Center, animal areas and other locations. Many of the animal areas are several miles apart, so walking is not a viable option and bicycles are not allowed on most Sanctuary roads. Volunteers in Dogtown will need access to a car for their entire shift.

RV’s longer than 21 feet will have difficulty maneuvering some of our Sanctuary roads and parking areas. Therefore, if you are traveling in an RV longer than 21 feet, you will need to make arrangements to have a car available for travel throughout the Sanctuary.

Click here to access our online reservation system

Be sure to check out Best Friends Lodging FAQs before booking your reservation.

Important travel information

The Virgin River Gorge

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Monday that motorists should be prepared for around-the-clock restrictions and intermittent delays on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge beginning in early April and continuing through spring 2020.

During the first phases of the construction, northbound and southbound I-15 will be narrowed to one lane between mileposts 13 and 16, which will cause delays, especially during high-traffic times. ADOT is advising motorists to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment. Drivers should also prepare to merge into the other lane.
Alternate route: Those seeking an alternate route to avoid traffic can take Highway 91, which can save travel time and reduce congestion in the gorge.

Virgin River Gorge

The highway bypasses the gorge entirely, intersecting with I-15 at Exit 8 in Littlefield, Arizona, to the south and connecting to St. George at the north via Santa Clara and Sunset Boulevard. Attached is a map showing this alternate route. St. George Airport Closure The St. George airport will be closed to all flights from May 29-Sept. 26, 2019, for the runway repair and replacement project.
Alternate airport: Please keep in mind that you can fly into Cedar City, Utah, which is the same distance to Kanab as St. George, usually cheaper and the drive is very scenic.

Angel Canyon cottages

Nestled in the red cliffs of Angel Canyon, near the Welcome Center, with a view of the horse pastures.

Accommodating up to six guests and three pets
$130-$150/night, March through November
$95/night, December through February

Click here for more information or to make a reservation.

Angel Canyon cabins (studios)

A smaller, cozier alternative to the cottages with easy access to walking trails.

Accommodating one to two guests and two pets
$85-$105/night, March through November
$60/night, December through February

Click here for more information or to make a reservation.

Angel Canyon RV sites

Two fully-equipped RV sites offer a spectacular view.
30/50-amp electricity, water, septic tank, 35-foot concrete platforms
$30-$50/night, March 15 through October 31 (closed November 1 through March 15)

Click here for more information or to make a reservation.

To make a reservation please go to For additional information, call 435-644-2001, ext. 4826 or e-mail

Offsite accommodations in nearby Kanab, Utah

There are additional lodging options (hotels, motels, RV parks and campgrounds) in Kanab and the surrounding area. View offsite lodging options. If you are volunteering at Best Friends, make sure to mention it when making your reservations, as many local businesses offer discounts.

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