|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
There is no limit to the number of guests you can have, but there is an additional fee for more than 22 guests, per person, per day. Any guest (day guests, those using the pool and those sleeping over) beyond 22 total incur an additional charge of $10 per day, per person. Children over 12 months of age are counted in the 22 maximum guests allowed for the fee advertised.
Enjoy the vaulted ceilings, spacious country kitchen, Direct TV, 56' HDTV, DVD/VCR, phone with free local calls, wireless internet, 6 bedrooms with their own bathrooms and private entrances (all but the loft), 3 queen sofa beds, and the use of a hotels seasonal pool & hot tub.
Mileage (all highway miles - there is no city driving at all!) from Mount Carmel Junction
Zion National Park: 12 miles
Bryce Canyon National Park: 60 miles
Grand Canyon National Park: 85 miles
Cedar Breaks Natl Monument: 45 miles
Grand Staircase Natl Monument entrance: 9 miles
Dixie Forest on SR-14, also called Cedar Mountain: 22 miles
Coral Pink Sand Dunes: 11 miles
Coyote Buttes (The Wave - Buckskin Gulch): 57 miles
Red Canyon - Dixie National Forest on SR-12: 47 miles
Maynard Dixon Studio - 1 mile
Slot Canyons are all around us!
Photo is Tanya Milligan - Fern & Jacks granddaughter, co-owner of the Thunderbird and author of the hiking book: Favorite hikes in and around Zion National Park.
This was the home of Fern Morrison, who along with her husband Jack (my Grandparents) were the founders of the Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, Thunderbird Golf Course, Thunderbird Restaurant and more. The area seen today and this house is what they built in their life time. The house is historic and huge.
All bedrooms have their own private bathroom. All but the loft has private air/heat control, a private entrance, & flat screen TV. The house is HUGE. The living room has two pull-out sofas, and there is another in the foyer. The kitchen is large country kitchen and there is also a quaint tea/coffee room. The only rooms upstairs are the bedroom loft and bedroom 4.
The house was in an amazing location, close to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Great size for our large family reunion, 40 people, including 9 couples and 22 children. Large, well equipped kitchen, plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms. 11 Queen beds and three full size hide-a-bed couches. Some bedrooms 2 or three Queen beds per room as well as couches and one cot. More than adequate bedding. Nice patio out back with BBQ, tables and chairs, and small lawn area. Spot lights available for night activities.
Beautiful setting with access to RV Campground, golf coarse, swimming pool, hot tub, gas stations, restaurants, and convenience stores. Small town of Orderville is very close with a wonderful little league ball field we used for games and Church. Very friendly people.
Gordon, the owner was very accommodating and available.
Would have given five stars except it is located right next to Hwy 89. Just need to watch small children. Also one sink flowed slowly, one shower the same. Ice maker in fridge was not working, but Gordon allowed us to take care of our ice needs from gas station across the Hwy. AC was not stellar but adequate.
All in all we would be happy to return.
We had a family reunion and this home easily accommodated 8 adults and 5 grandchildren. The kids loved the roominess; we had big family meals together; the kitchen was well equipped; the back patio was lovely in the evening. We visited three national parks - Zion, Bryce, and north rim of the Grand Canyon while we were there. We would recommend it for other families or large groups traveling in southern Utah.
Our group had a fantastic time. This house is located perfectly for our week long stay as we went to Zion, Bryce, Tuweep and Cedar Breaks. One night we went out to the sand dunes for star gazing. Each room was equipped like a hotel room, so we never did trip on each others toes. There was a door in each, bathroom and TV. We had 3 families there, with a total of 20 and the house was the prefect size. We felt adventurous one day and found Red Canyon and Red Hollow slot canyons, and then booked a tour to see Red Cave. It was the first time we had seen slot canyons and we had a blast. The fireworks in nearby Kanab weren't all that great, but we didn't expect much in a small rural area. The kids enjoyed the pool at the hotel across the street that comes with the house, and we all went tubing in the Virgin River one afternoon after hiking in Zion. I loved that the house had a mini-kitchen, so the early risers could have their coffee before waking up the sleepy heads in the rest of the house. We were so tired at night that we enjoyed watching the old VHS tapes in the video library. At night after the sun would set we would gather on the back patio by the river and BBQ. There is plenty of outdoor seating and tables provided and we would set our trash bag out front every morning and it magically disappeared daily. Gordon made us feel welcome was seemed to work every day of the week, so although we never needed anything he was handy.
We had 30+ people in the house for a week. We used the RV park right out the door as well for the light sleepers. We swam in the pool across the street almost every day. We enjoyed the national parks located all over the place and Zion right up the street. We enjoyed the air conditioning and the kitchen. It was a great time for our family reunion. Don't expect new because the house has a history and it shows in places. Suspicious doors that don't open and floors that are interesting to say the least but the place is clean and accommodating. Gordon is awesome. Cute junction of a town. Thanks for letting us visit.
We had a great time and everyone loved the house. We had three families and a couple there but still had room to have your own area. Great time thank you Gordon and Tonya it was perfect.
While my group had a long stay in March, we all wished we could just give up our jobs and stay there for good. We never ran out of things to do, even though March is a time of changing weather. One day it's warm, and another it's cold. The house accommodated our large group well, and it was exceptionally well stocked. If we did run out of anything, the owner offered to restock our linen, but we never had any problem. There was so much. The kitchen had several sets of pots, and enough dishes for us all. There were tables in the garage that we setup one day so we had a big family meal all sitting together. Each room has its own TV, and even its own door. We loved this. I can't rave enough about our long vacation there. We visited Zion, Bryce and even ventured into the Grand Staircase. The pictographs at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes were an added treat we had not planned for. Next trip we are going in the summer so we can do some tubing, and go to the North Rim Grand Canyon and Cedar Breaks.
Important! The outdoor pool does not open until mid to late May to early June, depending on the weather and is closed in the winter. You can trust our calender on VRBO. It is up to date!
Don't get stuck in a city, when you are headed to the National Parks to enjoy nature and unwind. Here you are in a resort community, rather than secluded in the mountains, so you have the best of both worlds.
Enjoy golf (low fees!), scenic drives, hiking, biking, canyoneering, slot canyons, ATV's, photography, fishing, ghost towns, rock art, tubing, kayaking, sand dunes, Utah history, clean air, bright skies and some of the most incredible scenery on the planet!
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
House Maximum is 22 for the advertised fee. 6 day minimum. Any guest (day guests, those using the pool and those sleeping over) beyond 22 total incur an additional charge of $15 per day, per person. Children over 12 months of age are counted in the 22 maximum guests allowed for the fee advertised. There are 3 queen sofa beds that can be used when additional people stay with a paid fee. There is no limit on guests as long as the fees are paid.