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Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Nik
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Bahasa Malaysia
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Apple Valley in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(78 traveller reviews)

Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 78 reviews
Virginia
5

Nice views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our 3-night stay here. The view from the apartment over the garage is incredible! The fire pit was a treat, and the pantry was stocked with everything to make s'mores (such a nice touch). Kitchen had everything we needed, nice appliances. The playhouse out back would be a delight for children! We enjoyed the outdoor seating and the sunsets. Nearby Hurricane has all the stores and restaurants. As noted in the house instructions, be sure to let the ashes cool in the fire pit before putting ashes into the metal can, not directly into the plastic garbage bins which it seems someone may have done prior. We left at sunrise Monday, and boy was it a beautiful sight to see the colorful sky before we left. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderfully quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful retreat near Zion NP. What a great place to get away to and relax! Also, the owners are very quick to respond to our questions both before and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City
5

Great house in a great location. Great for a family.

  • 5 of 5

The house is on a lovely piece of property. Very well stocked. Had everything we needed and more.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable house with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well equipped and comfortable. Plenty of nearby places to go for hiking and sightseeing. I would certainly consider staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OGDEN, UT
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect..... except the cold rainy weather :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house - might need a AWD vehicle in winter...

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Gooseberry Lodge. The house is beautiful with amazing views. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you'd need and the beds were comfortable. My only suggestion to renters is if you're visiting during a time where there might be rain or snow, opt for an all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle. The hill up to the house is steep and a our wheels spun in the rain. And, we were unable to get out of the driveway one day after about a foot of snow. All credit to the host though, who immediately called the care taker to come help.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apple Valley, USA

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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£676
for 3 nights
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£171
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £116.38
Property Damage Protection £45.78
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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