About the property
- House700 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum StayNone
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).
Katie Howland 2
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Katie Howland 2
About the owners Doug, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug is a 35-year designer/builder who built this beautiful home. His youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, Katie 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 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 Boulder
Doug 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful cabin on gorgeous land. Host did an excellent job of sharing details about the home and the area. Super comfortable and visually inspiring. I only wish we could have stayed longer!
Beautiful house in a perfect location.
Better than expected!!!
Superb in every way.
We were ready to like the place from the photos, and the reality exceeds the pictures. The setting is fabulous: exceptionally beautiful, very private, remarkably peaceful, perfectly integrated into the landscape. And the inside of the house is also wonderful with notable architectural details (love that bathroom!), windows with great views, a very cozy design, uniquely well-stocked and well-appointed.
Katie, our host, is also wondrously responsive.
Our stay was very special. Even on a rainy morning, we enjoyed just being in the beautiful house.
Very nice small guest house in a beautiful location.
We had a great time in this house. It is a two minute walk from the main house where our friends were staying. The house is very charming and perfectly clean and everything was in perfectly working order. The location is gorgeous.
There are really no adequate words to describe this magnificent property. If remote location and exquisite craftsmanship with canyon red rock wall views out every window is what you’re looking for, look no further. Excellent hikes right out the front door to Indian ruins, petroglyphs, and waterfalls. A perfect gateway to explore Grand Staircase Escalante and Bryce Canyon. Experienced a full moon in this valley which was off the hook. The cabin had every thing you could possibly need. The bed and linens were devine. The outdoor patio was perfect for morning coffee and evening sunsets. Would return in a heartbeat!
The home was just what we wanted. Very clean, very close to the hikes we wanted and quiet! We loved the drive in including going over the river! The home had everything we needed for our stay, it was comfortable and homey! I love that there was no television!! We loved our stay, thank you for opening your beautiful home in a gorgeous location!
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.
Additional pricing information
If you pay via eCheck instead of credit card we will offer you a 3% discount on our nightly rate ($195 standard and $185 winter rate). We can also split payment into multiple installments if need be.