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Secluded Luxury Riverfront Ranch on 9 Acres between Bryce Canyon & Zion

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Very private luxury retreat close to Bryce Canyon and Zion sitting on 9 acres, with the Sevier River meandering around the property.

The Sevier River Retreat is a secluded and luxurious ranch house that sits on 9 acres surrounded by the Sevier River on 3 sides, and close to Bryce Canyon and Zion. The house looks directly at the back of Bryce Canyon and the Sevier River. Most windows in the house have a view, and there are no neighbors.

The property was entirely renovated, decorated and furnished in 2015 with an neo-industrial/farm style mixing wood and metal. The house features accents of barnwood (most of it from the property itself) and many of the furniture pieces and lighting fixtures were custom made from local artisans using reclaimed barnwood. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (the master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and separate tiled walk-in shower, while the upstairs bathroom has a large tub / shower combination with a view of the river) and a half bath, with a size of approximately 1800 sf.

The house offer all the amenities of home including high speed wifi (30 Mbps) throughout the house, four LCD flat screen TVs that offer Netflix and Amazon Video streaming service (no broadcast, cable or satellite channels), as well as Pandora for music and ambiance. We provide many extras for our guests, such as a printer to print out itineraries and boarding passes, cellphone chargers, reverse osmosis drinking water, locally made artisan soaps, shampoo, coffee from the region and much more. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances and is well equipped for cooking lavish meals and baking treats in the convection oven. A German style wood barbeque is available outside for grilling. Washer and dryer is also provided. Note that the Retreat does not have air conditioning, as summers do not get very hot at the higher elevation in Hatch, but all windows have screens so they can be opened to take advantage of the breeze.

The downstairs master bedroom has a split king bed, ie two separate twin natural latex mattresses side by side. The second bedroom has a normal california king bed with spring mattress, and the third bedroom has two separate twin beds also with spring mattresses.

You will enjoy a good night rest in eery silence. If you're from the big city, it will take some getting used to!

During the winter, cuddle up around the automatic pellet stove in the living room, which provides radiant warmth with a cozy fire (sufficient supply of pellets is provided for your entire stay), and watch the snowy landscapes outside.

During the summer, open up the double doors and blur the lines between inside and outside, as you watch the pink cliffs light up during majestic sunsets, and animals and birds using the river while you have dinners on the wraparound decks. Or watch horses or cows grazing during afternoon tea on the outdoor rocking chairs.

The property is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic locks so that guests can check themselves in at any time, and late check-in is not a problem. Guests have access to the entire house, and can roam freely on the 9 acres as well as fish (with a Utah fishing license, that can be purchased online) and swim in the Sevier River.

We live 4 hours away in Las Vegas, and will leave you in complete privacy. However we are always available to answer any questions or give you tips for daytrips or restaurants. We speak fluent French, German, Spanish and English.

Do not hesitate to reach out with any question, prior or during your trip.

There is no public transportation. You will need a car. 4x4 or high clearance is recommended in order to enjoy the surrounding trails, but a regular low-clearance sedan is sufficient to access the Retreat itself.

We have a strict no-pet and no-smoking policy.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Owner

I was born in Germany, grew up in France and moved to Las Vegas in 2002. I enjoy the outdoors and all our great National Parks in the area. Do not hesitate to reach out before or during your stay, for any questions on the area. Let's pick the adventures nearby that fit your unique vacationing style.

Why Owner chose Utah

We were looking for a property that had a river running through it, which is rather unusual in our desert. We looked at online real estate portals and followed all rivers, looking for properties listed for sale nearby. We stumbled on this one and immediately decided to buy it, due to the very unique situation where the property is bordered by the river on 3 sides.

The house itself needed a lot of remodeling and updating, and it took a year and a half to make it truly luxurious, modern and unique. We tried using local craftsmen and local materials whenever possible. Many of the barn wood features in the house use wood recycled from an old coral right on the property.

What makes this house unique

There is no other property where you are bordered by a river on 3 sides, have no neighbors, and are looking at the pink cliffs of Bryce Canyon! The property is ideal for a cozy vacation during the winter as well as the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I spent 3 days in Sevier River Retreat in the summer of 2017, with my family (4 adults, 2 children).

The house is a gem. Its location, interior design, furnishings, things it is equipped with, all is top-notch. Great place for a larger group of family/friends, that normally would have to take at least 2-3 separate hotel rooms. For everybody who wishes to take a break during a busy "Wild West National Park Cruising", there cannot be a better place.

It offers you plenty of comfort, a lot of living space, great view from the porch and above all - privacy. Interior design is just fantastic, fully equipped kitchen gives you "home-like" feeling.

Hatch is a very small, rural, drive-thru town. Do not expect Santa Monica and also it has no tourist value. Gas station, a restaurant, some antique shops, nothing more. To be there, it is just because of the Retreat itself + obviously because of the proximity to Bryce and Zion National Parks.

Very good communication with the owner.

What was also mentioned in other comments, the cleaning costs are only announced after doing (a non-refundable) reservation, so it was a bit dissappoiting while completing my reservation, as it greatly affects the final cost. Because of that, I would recommend staying there at least 3 nights - then 190 USD + tax are "digestable".

You need about 30 minutes to reach Bryce Canyon City, but the overall comfort of the house is worth the drive.

Conclusion: highly recommened.
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hatch in Garfield County

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


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Secluded Luxury Riverfront Ranch on 9 Acres between Bryce Canyon & Zion
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews

A house beyond compare!!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say?! This house is spectacular in EVERY way! We used the house to stay in for our visit to Bryce Canyon NP. The drive was about 30 minutes - a very easy drive. The house itself was clean, new and finally decorated. The kitchen had everything you could need. The deck was beautiful. There were 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. A large family area, a nice dining area, a beautiful kitchen and the outdoor yard was fantastic!! We would highly recommend this property and if we find ourselves in the area again, we will definitely stay here!! You will feel right at home!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate all of the details you shared about the house - indoor and out - and, most of all, are thrilled that you and yours enjoyed your stay! We hope you had a fabulous time at Bryce as well and would be honored to host you again someday! Warmest wishes, Trynn - Assistant to Jean
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Convenient to parks but beautifully secluded

  • 4 of 5

This is a great spot for relaxing and getting away from it all while still being very convenient to Escalante, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Dixie National Forest. The scenery from the porch is stunning. We sat out there most evenings and enjoyed the view and the wildlife. Deer, bald eagles, horses nearby. We did shop for food early in the week as there isn't much locally but that worked out well. There is a binder with lots of useful information which was much appreciated. We were sorry we hadn't booked for two weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pamela, Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review. How wonderful to have seen some bald eagles and the incredible, nearby parks! Your input regarding the binder, the home's location, and nearby grocery options is also much appreciated. It was a joy to host you, and we hope you can come again! Warmest wishes, Trynn Assistant to Jean
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Hatch is a new favorite place and the Sevier river retreat is as well. One of the best stays we have ever had.

Watching the sun rise on the porch alone was with the stay. So many things to do! I especially recommend Willis Creek slot canyon for first timers.

The book of suggestions was well thought out and full of great ideas.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joel, Thank you so much for this thoughtful review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, had a beautiful sunrise, and found the book of suggestions to be helpful. We would be happy to host you again! Trynn Assistant to Jean
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Perfect tranquil location with a beautiful trout stream and close to Bryce & Zion NP's

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a few days here in late June to wrap up our week-long road trip of the Southwest (Las Vegas, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion). We chose this house for several reasons; it's proximity to Bryce and Zion National Parks, it's peaceful and tranquil setting surrounded by horse and cow pastures, and most importantly to me at least, was the cold stream flowing through the property which provided a trout fishing respite in the early morning hours before we headed off to the parks to explore and hike.

The house was beautifully decorated and provided us with all of the amenities we needed during our short but magnificent stay in Southern Utah. It was difficult for us to leave; we felt very "at home" here. I cannot say anything negative about this house or it's location or the wonderful hosts who provided us with their home for a few days. If we are ever in UT again, we will be sure to come back here for another stay.

We enjoyed the local restaurants in Hatch, although few, they were close and convenient. Our favorite local eatery was Cafe Adobe. We found great food here and a friendly and helpful staff. If I could make any recommendations for anyone staying here it would be to bring any food or provisions with you before you arrive. There are places in nearby towns to shop, but it is a bit of a drive to get to most of them.

We visited Bryce and Zion during our stay here and both were less than an hour drive in either direction from their location. Spectacular is all I can say!

Regarding the fishing; I am a fly fisherman, and I had no trouble coaxing several brown and rainbow trout out of the stream on the property (catch and release of course!). Due to our limited time in the area I found the stream perfect for me to just wake up and walk out to. I didn't have time to explore the other area streams, but this one was just fine. My youngest son found it a perfect place to swim as well. Chilly water to cool off after a long day spent hiking! He left his mud smiley-face artwork on the stream bank for the next guests to discover . . .

If you are reading this post then you must be considering a stay here. I would highly recommend booking it. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb retreat by meandering river. Secluded. Stylish interior.

  • 5 of 5

Close to Bryce & Zion. Immaculate condition, with beautiful hand-crafted fittings. River is fun to play in, but watch out for (harmless) snakes. Could have stayed weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Royal Oak, Michigan

"Rancho Relaxo" perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 really enjoyed staying at the Sevier River Ranch. Location was perfect, between Zion and Bryce, right on a peaceful river with a breath taking view. The host was very easy to communicate with, and we were even able to have a package shipped to the house during our stay which was very convenient considering the area is pretty remote. We enjoyed coffees in the morning on the beautiful deck, preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen, and grilling on the German style fire pit. Our stay was so relaxing - everyone was so impressed and decided there is no other place in the area we would rather stay! The house interior is very nicely decorated and clean. The beds are comfortable although a little squeaky. Even though there is no AC, the house stayed cool and we had no problems even with temperature in the 90s+. The visitor guide book also contained great recommendations. There was no downside, other than having to leave! Would definitely recommend this place and suggest you stay as long as you can!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you for your warm review! We love our house and have put a lot of effort and time to make our guests feel at home and even better. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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The following Parks / Monuments can each be seen within a half or full day trip from the retreat:

- Bryce Canyon National Park

- Red Canyon

- Zion National Park

- Cedar Breaks National Monument (Close in the winter)

- Duck Creek

- Grand Staircase Escalante

- Grand Canyon (North Rim)

- Lake Powell National Recreation Area, and its majestic sandstone cliffs

- Pink Coral Sand Dunes State Park

- Buckskin Gulch Slot Canyon (longest one in the US)

- The Wave (requires permit from BLM)

- Best Friends animal sanctuary (free tours)

- Brian Head Ski Resort (during the winter season)

- Horseback riding (available in Bryce Canyon)

- ATV rentals (summer) and snowmobile rentals (winter)


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