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Private, Beautiful Home at the Famous Sunset Canyon Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 BR, 2.5 Bath 3,000 sq. ft very private home on ranch bordering Zion Park

For those who want to experience Zions without the hassle of a million other tourists! A very exclusive, private, home away from home on a spectacular 750 acre ranch adjacent to Zion National Park. Home sits deep in a magical canyon where the mountains light up at sunset. 3 BR/ 2.5 BA/ sleeps 6/ huge, completely equipped kitchen for family cooking/ two tv viewing areas with tons of movies/ dishwasher/ washer & dryer / wi-fi / two porches /access to pool and tennis court / catch and release pond fishing & pedel boat / trampoline / large BBQ area near pool.

Age restriction for children: due to the many possible hazards on the ranch, we do not allow children under the age of 5.

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Vickie Moyle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Vickie Moyle

Owners, Hank & Vickie, quit the pollution of the big city twenty years ago and moved their family to the Sunset Canyon Ranch...and have never looked back. We wake up in Zions every day! Need we say more!

Vickie Moyle purchased this house in 1992

Why Vickie Moyle chose Utah

We fell in love with Zion National Park when we had a vacation home in nearby St. George, Utah thirty years ago. We always dreamed of owning a ranch and then one day, after five years of searching, the most enchanting place in the world presented itself - an old famous ranch bordering Zion National Park. The ranch had been used as a location for several movies through the years and we fell in love.

What makes this house unique

When you drive into the gates of The Sunset Canyon Ranch you are enthralled by the stunning view of Kolob and Cougar Mountain. Down a long steep drive into the canyon, your heart melts as you view the green pastures, surrounded by white fences. A lovely creek runs through the entire property and cottonwood trees line the banks. Several ponds are claimed as home by ducks and a variety of fish. This is a veritable jewel oasis in the desert. But the best thing of all...and the story behind the name...is as the sun settles for the day our canyon comes aglow with stunning orange colors. The peace one feels in our magical kingdom is second only to the majesty one feels in Zion National Park.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Private, Beautiful Home at the Famous Sunset Canyon Ranch
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Turin, Italy


  • 5 of 5

The "log cabin" is more like staying at a friend’s house while they're away.

The setting is beautiful, remote and tranquil. It has two different porches that were made for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery. You can hear the cascading water from the river that runs along the property. There is also a wonderful patio that has an outdoor eating area as well as comfortable furniture for relaxing. The property has a beautiful landscape with fig, pomegranate, apple trees, lots of flowers as well as the wildlife on the ranch.

The living space is well laid out and incredibly comfortable. The home is fully stocked; more movies than you could watch in a year and your choice of big screen TV’s to watch them on. All of the necessities; pots, pans, coffee maker, spices, washer/dryer etc. We grilled most nights on the patio making good use of the propane grill. Excellent wifi for internet access. The beds and furniture are very comfortable.

The owners are very friendly and accommodating and made us feel very welcome and comfortable.

This is one of the rare places that makes you feel absolutely at home

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect place

  • 4 of 5

This property was very privacy, cozy and quiet which is perfect for relaxing. there are tons of kitchen supply can make easy cook. only one thing was uncomfortable, Our group was 3 couple who looked the 3 bedroom but one of bedroom has full size bed hard to sleep 2 persons together so I slept on the couch, everything else was perfect. specially the owner's couple was very gentle & helpful

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. The bed you refer to is a queen size bed, but it is true that most people are accustomed to sleeping two in a King these days. I'm sorry you did not notice the inflatable queen size bed stored in the closet of that same bedroom and chose to sleep on the couch instead. We hope you enjoyed all else about your stay with us. V. Moyle
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Beautiful setting, beautiful experience

  • 5 of 5

There are so many good things to say about our stay. What stands out for me is the peacefulness and beauty both in the home and the surrounding ranch. We went hiking at Zion but actually had wonderful experiences just exploring the settings nearby. The owners are very gracious and welcoming. It is an outstanding place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Cloud, Minnesota

Perfect place for a family hiking adventure!

  • 5 of 5

The Log House at Sunset Canyon Ranch was the perfect place for our family hiking adventure to Zion National Park! 3 adult couples each had their own areas (the master bath/bedroom are simply luxurious, plus two additional bedrooms with another bath/shower and a third bathroom); the kitchen/dining/living room area spacious and very well stocked, but beyond that - gorgeous gardens, an outdoor living room next to a babbling brook, shaded deck where we laughed at the flocks of hummingbirds...and a hiking trail with a waterfall on the property. Did I mention the large pool after a great day hiking? We've stayed in many places around the country - this log home and ranch far exceeded our expectations, and we are already planning another stay with other family members who've seen our pictures. Easy access to Zion National Park and even road tripped over to Bryce Canyon one day. Owners Vickie, Hank and Heinz wonderful and so very helpful. Can't recommend highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An idyllic oasis in stunning landscape

  • 5 of 5

The Log House & the ranch far surpassed our expectations. The accommodation was spacious & very comfortable & the ranch is ideally situated to access the valley floor at Zion but also the quieter & cooler areas towards Kolob Reservior & Kolob Canyons which we loved. We had 2 boys with us who had an amazing time exploring, fishing & swimming. Vickie, Hank & Heinz were delightful & really put themselves out to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iconic Ranch Style Living

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at one of the homes on this lovely family ranch as an alternative to staying at a hotel closer to Zion. Property is well-maintained and stocked with all amenities/appliances we needed. The backyard is absolutely gorgeous. It's a relatively short drive from the highway and Springdale, and as long as you follow the directions closely, the property is fairly easy to locate without GPS. The owners were very cordial, flexible, and available for anything we could have needed. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area looking for something other than the usual lodge/hotel style accommodations you typically find when visiting national parks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St. George
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Brian Head
Car: necessary

Imagine a private, unique interlude with Zion sans thousands of tourists. Nestled in a deep canyon beneath the red rock and volcanic mesas of Zion National Park, you’ll find the perfect, very exclusive, hideaway for your vacation rental. Green pastures, a gurgling stream, ponds and ancient trees create a stark pastoral contrast to the raw, wind-sculpted red mountains of Zion. This 750 acre working ranch is bordered by Zion National Park and BLM land and is centrally located for your day visits to Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Las Vegas.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Virgin, Utah

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
19 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Minimum cleaning fee £120
Refundable Damage Deposit £401
Tax Rate 10.3%

A $500 security deposit will be required, which will be returned upon satisfactory cleaning, inspection and inventory.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Virgin, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , private loo
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Nice deep tub for soaking after hikes
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Sink & Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master with sitting room & private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed room, small, but comfy
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom, ideal for children, but comfortable for adults
  • Large master bedroom with king bed with sitting room with tv viewing area and its own bathroom Queen room, small, but comfy, surrounded by books Twins in light, airy room, large walk-in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Sunset Canyon Ranch is an old famous ranch which has appeared as the backdrop in several movies. It's location and natural beauty cannot be matched. A stay here in this peaceful getaway engenders a peace that you'll take with you long afterwards.

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