Southern Utah town among top Airbnb destinations

ORDERVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Have you ever been to Orderville, Utah? It’s a top destination for Airbnb’s top search destinations, according to the latest report.

Airbnban online marketplace for accommodation primarily used for vacation rentals, reports that customers are looking for ways to travel safely again as COVID-19 restrictions begin to be lifted.

During the pandemic, Airbnb says new hosts have earned $1 billion.

When it comes to the most searched destinations through Airbnb, warm regions, small beach towns, and those near state and national parks top the list.

Of the top 10 most searched destinations, Airbnb lists Orderville, Utah as the sixth most searched destination. The western county town of Kane has fewer than 580 residents, according to the 2010 census.

Orderville is located between many outdoor destinations including Zion National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Dixie National Forest.

According to the city websiteOrderville was established in 1875 under the direction of President Brigham Young and was founded and operated under the United Order, a voluntary form of communalism defined by Joseph Smith, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Although this system allowed the community to flourish, it finally came to an end around 1885.

Airbnb shared a pair of photos, which you can see below, of rental properties available in Orderville:

Here are Airbnb’s top 10 destinations:

  1. Southern Maine
  2. Cape May, New Jersey
  3. Round Top, Texas
  4. Lake Powell, Arizona
  5. Cape San Blas, Florida
  6. Orderville, UT
  7. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
  8. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  9. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
  10. Whitefish, Montana

Airbnb reports that a recent survey found that 84% of respondents were willing to explore unique, remote accommodations for future travel. Cabins, barns and treehouses ranked at the top of the list.

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