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Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Apple Valley - Gooseberry Mesa Lodge

Mountain bikers, hikers, outdoor lovers, this is the house for you!

Situated on 1.3 acres of land on top of a mesa in Apple Valley, Utah (4400 feet above sea level), the Gooseberry Mesa lodge is a private, comfortable and relaxing getaway with a view that will keep you coming back. The main house has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 comfortably, while the detached studio apartment above the garage has a king size bed to accommodate 2 more.

The main house includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, a complete set of pots and pans and dishes. There is a counter, bar with stools so your guests may watch you cook while they sit and chat and a large dinner table that sits 6-8. Eat dinner with family and friends while enjoying the view of the mountains. After dinner sit in the living area while watching television, or unwind in front of the fireplace during a cold winter night, or get together with your family and friends for a board game night. Or if you prefer to barbeque outdoors on the porch and later gather around a 'campfire' for some story telling and toast marshmallows instead.

The laundry closet stores a full washer and dryer. All three rooms in the main house have sliding doors that lead out to the enclosed garden where you can relax and watch the kids play in the little playhouse.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Nik
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Bahasa Malaysia
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2016
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About Nik

We love to spend most of our 'free' time hiking, exploring and mountain biking. We frequently escape to our 'Utah' house with our two kids for peace and quiet, and to enjoy outdoor activities this area has to offer. We would love to share this experience with you too.

Nik purchased this house in 2011

Why Nik chose Utah

We fell in love with the panoramic view of Zion NP and surrounding mountains during the day, and at night the sky is an endless blanket of stars.

What makes this house unique

Having lived in big cities all our lives, my husband and I love the peace and quiet this house offers and it's closeness to many National Parks.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(72 traveller reviews)

Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 72 reviews
Goodview, VA
5

Beautiful SW style home

  • 5 of 5

The home was so beautiful and was furnished with everything we needed for our wonderful stay. The house is well laid out and so comfortable with a very workable kitchen and plenty of dining space. The views of the area mountains are fantastic. Also the drive to Zion was easy and to Bryce it took a bit longer but still doable. The house is located in a very quiet area. We had a great time and would like to return again sometime in the near future. Thanks for renting your lovely home.

Janice, Joe , and Corinne

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cave Creek, AZ
5

Excellent location for mountain bike vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Gooseberry Mesa Lodge is perfect for a mountain bike vacation in Southern Utah and away from the crowds flocking to Zion. The home was comfortable for 6 guests and had everything we needed. The views from the property are spectacular. It's an easy drive to Hurricane to stock up on groceries and a convenience store close by for quick items. Highly recommend staying here if you plan to bike Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa, the Jem Trail system, or the many other trails in the Hurricane/St. George area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodsboro MD USA
5

A Gem in Apple Valley

  • 5 of 5

My first thought when Diane arranged for us to stay at Gooseberry Mesa Lodge in Apple Valley was how far it appeared to be from Zion National Park, the principal focus of our 3 night/4-day visit. When we arrived at the lodge, the scenery in almost every direction made me feel that 3 nights wasn't going to be enough to get the full experience the lodge had to offer. The breathtaking views were just a beginning. The interior of the home, with its southwestern décor, well-furnished kitchen, comfortable living room and bedrooms, and clean and spacious bathrooms, was like the proverbial icing on the cake. During our stay, we enjoyed the home and its surroundings and still found time to make trips to Zion, Kolob Canyon, and the town of Hurricane, where we found some very good and quite unique “eats” (Dixie Pizza Wagon and Main Street Café.) We highly recommend Gooseberry Mesa Lodge to anyone interested in a beautiful, southwestern Utah experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Five star oasis in the desert

  • 5 of 5

This is fantastic and well equiped house with all home comforts. Basic essentials in the fridge and larder for weary travellers and the house is close to good supermarkets. The views are to die for with Gooseberry Mesa and Zion changing colour at sunset and sunrise. It is close to Zion and lots of other great areas for hiking in the best of the Utah landscape. Great for outside living with seating areas in shade and sun and a good barbecue. Owners were helpful and informative. One of the best houses we have stayed in anywhere in the world!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Cumberland, PA
5

Nicest home I have rented through VRBO 👍

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, beautiful views! Best accommodations of any home I have ever rented. We arrived and Asked Nik what channel ESPN was to watch Monday Night Eagles Football and he said he didn't have ESPN and shortly after he made a call and we were able to watch the game!!

Loved this place!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Beautifully Charming Get-away

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gooseberry Mesa was more fabulous than we could have imagined. The home was spacious and beautiful, yet comfortable and inviting. The breathtaking views and private setting made our stay feel special and relaxing. We had access to adventures and wonderful national parks, which we fully took advantage of; yet, we could have happily stayed at the house the whole time and felt that our trip was complete. Everything we needed was available at the house, and we could feel the hospitality of the owners who invited us to make full use of their kitchen. The information book provided gave us clear instructions on how to make the most of our time in the area.

We could not be happier with our experience and look forward to encouraging friends to visit Gooseberry Mesa as well. Of course, we will be back too. Our only regret is that we didn't book it for a few days longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Gooseberry Mesa Lodge is a quiet, comfortable and relaxing getaway with panoramic views of Zion National Park, Gooseberry Mesa and the Smithsonian Butte. Far away from the crowd, you can watch wildlife from the porch, star gaze at night or build a fire and toast marshmallows with the kids.

This is a great location for family getaways and adventurers seeking a central base to explore the surrounding National Parks such as Zion, Bryce, North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, all within a day trip away. Many state parks and recreation areas are also close by. We are also within the immediate vicinity to world-class mountain biking trail systems such as Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa and the JEM/Hurricane Rim Trails.

For the adventurous soul, head down the Smithsonian Butte Country Byway in your 4WD. Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway is only 1.5 miles from the lodge and travels for 9 miles between Apple Valley on State Route 59 to Rockville on State Route 9. As the route winds down into the Valley of the Virgin River, you'll experience views of Zion Canyon, Canaan Mountain, the Vermillion Cliffs, and Zion National Park just four miles west. As you reach the highest points on the Byway, Zion's fiery landscaping, filled with buttes and temples, lays in panoramic glory at your feet.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apple Valley, Utah

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£686
for 3 nights
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£174
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £118
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 10.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Apple Valley, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , attached to bedroom #1 (master)
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , In studio above the garage.
  • Bathroom 3 in the studio above the garage will be closed between Nov-Feb (winterized)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , additional twin trundle
    Bedroom 4 (STUDIO) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , CLOSED BETWEEN NOV-FEB (WINTERIZED)
  • The main house has 3 bedrooms. Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2 has queen beds in each and there are two twin or single beds in Bedroom #3. In addition there is a trundle with extra mattress, port-a-crib and full size futon in the living room with high grade mattress available. Bedroom #4 (studio) is above the garage separate from the main house and has a king size bed. THE STUDIO IS CLOSED BETWEEN NOV-FEB (WINTERIZED).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

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