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Beautiful 1 Bedroom Guest Home in the Escalante Canyon

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom Guest House on 40 acres in the Escalante Canyon

This property is part of a 160 acre private in holding in the heart of

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, seated halfway

between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park.

Located where Scenic Highway 12 ('The Golden Loop') crosses the

Escalante River, it is the hiking trail head to the renowned Escalante

Canyons. The main home (see vrbo 228445) and guest house are the

only structures on the last 40 acres downriver before 75 miles of

wilderness area that runs all the way to Lake Powell.

This getaway is a quaint 2 story 1 bedroom, 1 bath river front guest

home that is perfect for two. The 700 sq. ft. home faces views of the

Escalante Canyon, meadows, cliffs, and river and sits in a lush

riparian oasis surrounded by 600 ft. sandstone cliffs. The guest house

faces away from the main house 600 ft. away, so as to maximize

privacy. Hike from the front door to first class scenic wonders.

Magnificent views can be seen from the living/dining area, and from

the fully equipped kitchen that has granite counter tops, cherry wood

cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom with a

king bed is on the 2nd floor. The bedroom and 6x12 balcony have

beautiful meadow and red rock canyon views. The shower is an oval

glass mosaic tile walk in, no doors needed, with a colorful, local

river pebble floor. The walls of the home are plastered with the

beautiful red canyon sand. The home has excellent wi-fi and no TV. A

high clearance vehicle is preferable for the concreted low-water river

crossing (generally 1 ft. deep).

More Details

Owner
Katie Howland 2
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Katie Howland 2

About the owners Doug, Bev, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug is a 35-year designer/builder who built this beautiful home. Bev, a jack-of-all-trades, has owned a health food store, opened a charter elementary school, run a motel, and managed their various properties over the years. Their youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, she now manages the family’s properties. They built the house over a 7-year period in the late 90’s, commuting 7 hours each way from their home in Arizona. Doug and Beverly now migrate between their properties in Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii. They like to hike, horseback ride, ski, practice yoga, whitewater raft, dance, and travel in their free time.

They also have vacation rentals in the town of Sedona in Northern Arizona and on the North Shore of Kauai.

Katie Howland 2 purchased this house in 1993

Why Katie Howland 2 chose Utah

Doug and Bev came across this property in the early '90s. They fell in love with it not only for its beauty, but also because it is both accessible and secluded, with the Escalante River flowing through it.

What makes this house unique

There are many amazing natural wonders right out the front door and within an hour's drive (see above). Look for deer and wild turkey in the meadow in the mornings and evenings and watch the cloud shadows change over the canyon walls. Head up or down the canyon into rugged wilderness, and return home to comfort.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Boulder in Garfield County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This property is the last private in holding in the Escalante Canyons.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful 1 Bedroom Guest Home in the Escalante Canyon
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Our splurge lodging for Utah parks trip

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, well equipped cabin in the most private of locations. It was a very pleasant antidote to busy Moab where we stayed a few nights before. Loved the beautiful construction and details of wood and windows. The peace and quiet and night sky were very special. We even tracked one satellite as it crossed the sky from horizon to horizon.

We didn't see or meet the owners, but communication was excellent.

I would point out that the bedroom is an upstairs loft and the bathroom is on the 1st floor. Folks who get up in the night might want to consider this slight inconvenience.

We rented a Jeep in Salt Lake which we definitely recommend for the river crossing. The water was low when we were there so we had no problems, but I think some cars would be unhappy with the steep angle of the banks and/or more than a few inches of water. The walking path to the highway which some people mention as an alternative when the water is high was very overgrown, and we did not follow it all the way.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gem in the Resource

  • 5 of 5

The home was peaceful and completely accommodating set in a quiet valley next to the Escalante River and surrounded by the red sandstone of the area. Location was excellent for exploring the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument including the Calf Creek State Recreation Area practically next door. As quiet of an area as one could imagine with an inspired house design rich in natural wood and well placed windows. Definitely would return and stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This guest house is in the best location in Escalante, surrounded by a canyon, you have the feeling you're miles away from anything else. Gorgeous sunrise and sunsets. The house looks just as pictured and has everything you need. I feel spoiled having stayed here and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else next time I visit. The Howlands were easy to get in touch with and gave me all the information I needed for the house and even recommendations in Escalante and Boulder. No complaints at all, I will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Escalante Canyon Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and peaceful- no tv or internet! Wild turkey and deer and beautiful scenery. Great base for viewing the area scenic attractions! Hated to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wenatchee, WA
5

At one with the surrounding nature

  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting this area for over 20 years and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to stay in this beautiful home for the first time- what a special place! The owners have crafted a retreat that nestles into the surrounding red rock valley near the Escalante River. The place is small but feels spacious with great natural light and all of the comforts of home. The full size kitchen makes preparing meals easy. The upstairs loft bedroom allows you to fall asleep to starlight and wake up to views of the morning sun hitting the rock walls the area is famous for, all from the cozy nest of a very comfortable bed. The convenience of having a washer/dryer was much appreciated as well! I found the location ideal for trips to both Escalante and Boulder, and most importantly for hitting the adjacent trails that explore the river corridor and side canyons. I certainly hope to return again during a future visit to the area and would recommend this place to anyone who loves the outdoors and has an eye for beauty.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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EAU CLAIRE, WI
5

Peaceful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for exploring in the Escalante area. The house was exactly as described and very well maintained. We especially enjoyed the very private setting and the views from every one of the many windows. There is no light pollution here, so at the end of a long day of hiking, it was fun to view the stars from the second story balcony. As mentioned in other reviews, the river crossing was a concern for us, but we had no problems with the crossing. Even if the river had been too high to cross, it was an easy hike to the parking area on highway 12.

Renting from the owners was a very pleasant experience, with all of our questions actually anticipated and answered before we even asked! Thanks to the Howlands for this perfect experience in the Grand Staircase area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
311 Miles
Las Vegas/Salt Lake City
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Kiva Koffee House
Car: necessary

From The Front Door: Premier Southwest riparian/slickrock hiking and riding, Lower Calfcreek Falls, Upper Calfcreek Falls, Escalante Arch, Bowington Arch, Phipps Arch, Petroglyphs/Pictographs, trout fishing, 1000 year old Indian ruins, Kiva Koffee House.

Within One Hour From The Front Door: Bryce National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Slot Canyons (Peek a Boo, Brimstone, and Spooky), Hole in the Rock/Colorado River, Devil’s Garden, Hell's Backbone scenic loop, Burr Trail scenic road, Anasazi State Park & Museum, Kodachrome State Park, Hell’s Backbone Grill,

Available Activities: guided expeditions, horseback riding, fly fishing/fishing, hunting.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Boulder, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018 new rate
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£222
for 1 night
From
£165
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£213
for 1 night
From
£156
£1,152
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £266.04
Cleaning Fee £57.01
Tax Rate 11.2%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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