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Large Spacious Home Under the Crimson Peaks of Bryce Canyon! Horse Property!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue


About the property

5 Bedroom 3 bathroom with views of Bryce Canyon and Escalante Mountain. Stables!

Brand New 2015 Listing! Beautiful spacious home is newly remodeled! Quiet remote location! Horse Barn and Stables Available Also! Large open floor plan with Vaulted ceiling Living room. Family room, living room and kitchen are all in one open living area. Dining area opens onto large wooden deck with breathtaking views. Upstairs has three Bedrooms. Master with Bath, one queen, and one with twin beds. Downstairs 2 queen bedrooms,large living room, game room and a full bathroom. Kitchen Fully equipped, BBQ on deck. Living room upstairs and downstairs both have sofa- sleepers! Lots of room!

More Details

Lindsey Jones Or Tad Mecham
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Lindsey Jones Or Tad Mecham

I was raised in Tropic, and I built this home on Mecham family property. It is in the perfect location on the edge of town but Tropic is small enough you can walk to the center if town within minutes. Everything is in our home you will need. and Bryce is only a few minutes drive, or a 2 mile hike from the backdoor!

Lindsey Jones Or Tad Mecham purchased this house in 1992

Why Lindsey Jones Or Tad Mecham chose Utah

Because it's Big, Spacious, Comfortable and the views are breathtaking!

What makes this house unique

The decks are amazing to watch sun-rise over the Escalante Mountain and Sunset over Bryce Canyon! You will be within 2 miles of the park boundry, and hiking trails into the canyon.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full Bath and two closets.
  • All bedroom have bedroom furniture with drawers and closets. Master Bedroom has beautiful views and bathroom attached, 2 closets. Bedroom #2 has queen bed, #3 has twin beds. Down Stairs: 2 bedrooms with queen beds and closets.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events


Very Good! 4/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Large Spacious Home Under the Crimson Peaks of Bryce Canyon! Horse Property!
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews

Sadly disappointed

  • 1 of 5

The house was not in satisfactory condition.

There was a huge safety concern with no fire alarms, smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors in the house. There were hanging wires from the ceiling in multiple rooms. Three of the hanging wires appeared to be for the fire alarms, and one was for the missing light fixture.

In addition, there were many other concerns as well. The kitchen light fixture was missing its panels, so the fluorescent bulbs were exposed. Two light bulbs were out in fixture above the kitchen table. Many of the towels had large holes or tears in them. There were two lamps, one in the living room, and one in the twin bed room, that were not plugged in. The sofa in the living room was not the same one as in the picture. We had a pinkish sofa that had obvious wear on it; material seemed to be peeling in many spots. (This sofa was not pictured in the website.) The other furniture also had various stains on it. The closet doors in the master bedroom were missing. Most of the blinds throughout the home were missing the rod needed to adjust the blinds from seeing in and out of the windows. And the last of our concerns was the cleanliness of the house. It was not as clean as it could have been.

We did reach out to the owners with the hopes of getting the basic safety concerns addressed. We told them about the missing smoke/fire/carbon monoxide detectors. They said they'd have them at the house the next day. The next day we didn't have any detectors and received no phone calls. Again we called the owners, and left a message with no response.

Needless to say, all these problems, combined, were a concern for us. We were booked for three nights and only stayed two. We attempted to get other housing in the area but none was available. Due to the safety concerns, we decided to go back to our airport destination and book an additional night stay there.

We had planned this trip months in advance and were not happy to have to cut our vacation short. It was so disappointing after all this planning to not be able to continue our stay in the area. Additionally the two nights we were there were full of worry and concern for our children and ourselves with missing fire/smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.

We were also required to buy insurance on this property.

After much frustration, we would like to be reimbursed for our booking at this location. We reached out to the owners regarding this request, and no one has responded to us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a group visiting Bryce and Escalante.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with great views especially of the rising moon. Perfectly positioned for visiting Bryce and Escalante parks. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful roomy house near Bryce

  • 5 of 5

This house located in Tropic is a real gem. With 5 bedrooms, six beds 3 bathrooms there is plenty of space for a large family or group. Nice town park, grocery and gas station nearby. The house is well maintained,clean and has a fully stocked kitchen. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a center ally located place to visit all round this part of Utah

Chaim & Chaya Abrams

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, nice location

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a home close to Bryce and found it in the Cowboy Retreat. Only 15 minutes to the park. The house was large and comfortable and clean. Great laundry facilities and fairly well stocked kitchen, although some grilling tools would have been helpful. Bedrooms were clean and comfortable, although one did not have a door! Mountains on the side and the horse farm behind the house were a beautiful backdrop, if you don't mind the sound of frequently barking dogs that were also there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adequate for needs

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the house from June 21-25 this summer. The home is conveniently located for spending time in Bryce and Red Canyon. There is a lot of space, with a fully finished basement and 3 full baths. There were some issues, mainly with the lack of air conditioning. When we returned to the home in the late afternoons, the temperature inside the house would be around 85 degrees (even though we would close all the windows and blinds in the mornings when we left.) We would open all the doors and windows, and by bedtime we could get the temp down around 75 degrees. Lack of fans in the upstairs bedrooms forced all but one couple to sleep in the basement. There are only 2 bedrooms in the basement, so people were sleeping on mattresses on the floors. There was a portable A/C unit that we hooked up in the living room in the evenings that would cool that room, and we moved it to the bedroom in the evening.

Another issue was the numerous hound/hunting dogs that resided on the lot behind the house. The folks sleeping in the basement weren't bothered by them, but my wife and I were upstairs, and more than once we were awakened by the howling and barking during the middle of the night.

The refrigerator ran hot, just barely keeping our food cool, and the ice maker didn't work, and there were no ice cube trays, so we had to buy ice at the local market.

The kitchen had a dish washer, but no drain board for the pots/pans, etc, that we needed to hand wash. Something that basic would have been nice to have.

The coffee maker would only brew 2 cups of coffee at a time, and then stop working. There was no tea kettle (another basic item in most kitchens) so we had to use a pot (without a lid) when making water for tea, instant oatmeal, etc.

Most of the window blinds barely functioned, lacking wands for adjusting them, or lacking the mechanisms for holding them open when raised (we had to tie knots in the cords to keep the blinds up.

Also, the house was advertised with a pool table in the basement, but there wasn't one (not that big of a deal, but a bit of a disappointment for the kids.)

With some improvements, this could be a really nice rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to Stay near Bryce Canyon

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at this lovely home near Bryce. The home is huge and nicely appointed and we would stay here again. The beds were comfortable, they provided ample towels/linens, dinner ware, glasses, utensils. The pots and pans were a bit worn and scratched up. The blinds in the house apparently have had a lot of use since most did not have the wand to open and close the slats. Outside of these few issues we felt it was a wonderful place to stay. We especially liked having the back deck to enjoy the sunsets and watch the beautiful horses near the back yard. It has a ranch-like setting, very peaceful. I would recommend shopping for groceries and supplies in a larger town because Tropic and Bryce City are limited and grocery prices are higher.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tropic, USA

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3 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £61.07
Tax Rate 12.5%

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