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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon - Special Discounted Rate August 2017

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms + Lofts (Sleeps 4), 2 Bath House on 40 Acres in Escalante Canyon

Cross Creek Ranch (the property) is part of a 160 acre private in holding in the heart of The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, seated halfway between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. Located where Scenic Highway 12 ('The Golden Loop') crosses the Escalante River, it is the hiking trail head to the renowned Escalante Canyons. The main home and guest house (see vrbo 652481) are the only structures on the last 40 acres downriver before 75 miles of wilderness area that runs all the way to Lake Powell.

This getaway is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath river front home tucked in between large cottonwood shade trees with views on all sides of the Escalante Canyon, meadows, cliffs, and river. The 1300 sq. ft. house sits in a lush riparian oasis surrounded by 600 ft. sandstone cliffs. Hike from the front door to first class scenic wonders.

The 16x28 ft. great room has 15 ft. cathedral ceilings with a massive stone fireplace and a 4x16 ft. built-in window seat. Magnificent views can be seen from the fully equipped kitchen with concrete counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom with a king bed has a glass wall view of a 200 ft. slick rock pour off, and a glass mosaic tile shower. Beautiful canyon and meadow views can be seen from the second bedroom (queen bed) as well as the spacious 8x30 ft. deck. The home has excellent wi-fi and no TV. A high clearance vehicle is preferable for the concreted low-water river crossing (generally 1 ft. deep).

The $275 per night rate is based on 2 persons.

More Details

Owner
Katie Howland 2
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Katie Howland 2

About the owners Doug, Bev, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug is a 35-year designer/builder who built this beautiful home. Bev, a jack-of-all-trades, has owned a health food store, opened a charter elementary school, run a motel, and managed their various properties over the years. Their youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, she now manages the family’s properties. They built the house over a 7-year period in the late 90’s, commuting 7 hours each way from their home in Arizona. Doug and Beverly now migrate between their properties in Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii. They like to hike, horseback ride, ski, practice yoga, whitewater raft, dance, and travel in their free time.

They also have vacation rentals in the town of Sedona in Northern Arizona and on the North Shore of Kauai.

Katie Howland 2 purchased this house in 1993

Why Katie Howland 2 chose Utah

Doug and Bev came across this property in the early '90s. They fell in love with it not only for its beauty, but also because it is both accessible and secluded with the Escalante River flowing through it.

What makes this house unique

There are many amazing natural wonders right out the front door and within an hour's drive (see above). Look for deer and wild turkey in the meadow in the mornings and evenings and watch the cloud shadows change over the canyon walls. Head up or down the canyon into rugged wilderness, and return home to comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a joy it was to stay in your fabulous home in the middle of a glorious spot away, literally, from it all.

Richard and our non-children (James 28 and Chris 30) enjoyed days of hiking, while I enjoyed days in glorious solitude reading and working on music. Everything was perfect!
Sep 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Escalante in Garfield County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft 1 - 1 Single Bed , Loft with (1) twin bed
    Loft 2 - 2 Single Bed , Loft with (2) twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
Notes:
This property is the last private in holding in the Escalante Canyons.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon - Special Discounted Rate August 2017
average rating of 4.975 based on 138 reviews
5

Beautiful home and excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a quiet, peaceful, relaxing location to enjoy a weekend away from home and work to celebrate our anniversary and also a business milestone. The home was comfortable, and beautiful, and the location as absolutely perfect! We had a great time, and really hope we are able to come back and do it again. We even discussed making it an annual trip! Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 6 nights here and can't wait to return. It was located in a beautiful area that you don't even need to leave the house. The house is the nicest one we have ever stayed in. The workmanship is fantastic. I loved the bench seat by the large cliffs and layed there for hours just looking out at stars. We were very fortunate to meet Doug while we were there. He left us in privacy but also when we wanted we had fun chatting with him about the area, the house and life. We feel like not only did we find a wonderful place to stay we found a friend. The house has so many little extras that you don't even think of when you pack or shop. Beds are very comfortable and I slept the best I have in ages. The internet connection was very good and I was able to share my photos online with my friends easily. It is a wonderful place for photography without leaving the house. The golden hours on the rocks, the milky way. Just amazing. Our dream was to stay in this house. Now our dream is to come back to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Place!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and the surrounding land were absolutely beautiful. It was as advertised. The home was isolated and the surrounding area offered many adventures. The Escalante River was a wonderful place to explore and fish. It is centrally located to many areas that are worth discovering. We stayed for a week and still didn't see all we wanted to.

Owners were extremely attentive and available when questions arose.

We will certainly return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for 4 wonderful nights in this beautiful home. The house was just as beautiful as the pictures show!! The kitchen was awesome and had some spices that I forgot to pack. The location was so fun to get to, driving across the river was fun. There were little lizards around the house and my little 18 month old grandson loved watching them play and crawl around. Doug came over on the first day and was so very kind and informative about the area. We would love to come back for another visit!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Surrounded by Beauty

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed every moment of our trip to this beautiful home in a peaceful valley right on the Escalante River. The views from the big picture windows were amazing along with the great deck to enjoy perfect weather. I'll definitely be back to explore all the canyons we didn't have time to get to.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning retreat in Escalante wilderness

  • 4 of 5

I celebrated my 40th birthday here with my friends and family...and enjoyed the solitude, beauty and location very much. We came prepared with supplied and groceries to spend our down time relaxing. The kitchen is supplied with everything we needed to do so.

The hike to Phipp's Arch is about 6 miles round trip from the front door, there are interesting petroglyphs across the road above the Escalante trailhead, and Lower Calf Creek falls trail is just up the road. This was great access for not spending a lot of time in the car every day.

Our other adventures took us to Bryce cabin and down Hole in the Rock Road to Peekaboo and Spooky.

The beds were comfy, although we had a daddy long legger issue that kept most of us awake at night. The views out every window are fantastic al day and especially by moonlight. Wireless service was reliable and the house phone came in super handy. Great spot to really enjoy Utah wilderness!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello April, I am happy to hear you enjoyed the house and location for your birthday. Though I am so sorry about the the intrusion of daddy long legs. Right after seeing your comments we got the exterminators out to the house and handled the issue. We have never had this issue before, and will make sure to keep an eye out so it will not happen again. I regret that this in any way effected your stay and hope you will stay with us again.
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Location

Nearest Airport
311 Miles
Las Vegas/Salt Lake City
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Kiva Koffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Ranch Entry
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiva Coffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Wilderness Area Boundary
Nearest Point of Interest
pictographs
Nearest Point of Interest
indian ruins
Nearest Point of Interest
phipps wash
Nearest Point of Interest
calf creek falls
Car: necessary

From The Front Door: Premier Southwest riparian/slickrock hiking and riding, Lower Calfcreek Falls, Upper Calfcreek Falls, Escalante Arch, Bowington Arch, Phipps Arch, Petroglyphs/Pictographs, trout fishing, 1000 year old Indian ruins, Kiva Koffee House.

Within One Hour From The Front Door: Bryce National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Slot Canyons (Peek a Boo, Brimstone, and Spooky), Hole in the Rock/Colorado River, Devil’s Garden, Hell's Backbone scenic loop, Burr Trail scenic road, Anasazi State Park & Museum, Kodachrome State Park, Hell’s Backbone Grill,

Available Activities: guided expeditions, horseback riding, fly fishing/fishing, hunting.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Escalante, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£331
for 1 night
From
£238
£1,756
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £93.23
Additional Guest Fee £27.19 per person per night
Damage Deposit £388.45

50% due upon confirmation; balance due 60 days prior to check-in

50% required at time of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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