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Ultimate Zion/Bryce retreat: Secluded cabin on horse ranch-- Lydia's Lodge

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Glendale - Lydia's Lodge

Ideal secluded cabin with 3 bedrooms/2 baths and grand mountain views

Lydia's Rustic Lodge at Happy Ours Ranch, located between Bryce and Zion National Parks, is the perfect retreat for a weekend get-away or a long, slow vacation. Lydia's Canyon, just north of Glendale, Utah on Color Country's Scenic Highway 89, is known for its colorful maples and towering pines, lush meadows, and clear creeks and ponds. The property includes horse stalls and pasture, as well as a unique canyon with rocky ledges and grand views, perfect for an afternoon hike.

The three-bedroom, two-bath lodge has a roomy living area with classic open beams and a 55" screen TV. The upstairs bedroom is good-sized and boasts a large built-in closet. It is near the full, upstairs bath stocked with comfortable towels and all the amenities. The basement stays cool in the summer and houses an open game area and two more bedrooms. Both have comfortable queen-sized beds. Bedroom #2 adjoins a bath with a shower, and bedroom #3 has an additional twin bed. There is twin-over double bunk bed and a queen-sized futon in the downstairs living area. The kitchen hosts an antique cook stove with full electric capability and is fully stocked, whether guests want to eat in or take food on the go. The large, covered, wrap-around porch complete with a new BBQ grill "makes" the log cabin and is perfect for a quiet evening or a cook out with a crowd. Come and enjoy a rustic feel with all the latest technology, including wifi and a smart TV.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Hal and Mercy Stout
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Hal and Mercy Stout

We are Hal and Mercy Stout. We met while attending college in nearby Cedar City and moved to Lydia's Canyon to build a home on family land in 2002. Hal spent his childhood summers in this canyon and it has proven to be the perfect place to raise our family. Lydia's Lodge is located a half mile up the canyon from our home. We were thrilled to acquire it along with 18 acres as an addition to Happy Ours Ranch. We are excited to share this amazing place with your family or group as headquarters while you explore the marvels of southern Utah.

Hal and Mercy Stout purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Hal and Mercy Stout chose Utah

Lydia's Lodge is conveniently located between amazing Zion and Bryce National Parks. It is a two hour drive to venture to Grand Canyon or Lake Powell. The Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Red Canyon, Escalante Grand Staircase and Cedar Breaks National Monuments, as well as Brianhead Ski Resort are all within an hour's drive. In short, you'll never see it all in one trip! Make the lodge your headquarters and visit the sights of southern Utah.

What makes this cabin unique

At Lydia's Lodge, we can turn your get-away into a counseling retreat for couples or families. Owner Mercy Stout is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health counselor. Mercy innately believes that positive change is possible and knows that the peace of this place makes it ideal for reconnecting and strengthening relationships. Call Mercy directly to inquire about this unique benefit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great vacation stay. We had everything we needed for a relaxing get-away from our busy lives. Accommodations were spotless and spacious. We would have stayed forever if real life didn't interfere. Multiple families were comfortable. Thanks again!
Jul 2015
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based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Ultimate Zion/Bryce retreat: Secluded cabin on horse ranch-- Lydia's Lodge
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 21 reviews

Great home base for Utah hikes

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Lydia's Lodge, which serves as a great home base for local attractions. We did day trips to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Coyote Buttes, all within about an hour or so of the cabin. I really loved how the Cabin had a rustic look (wood exterior and interior, porch swing, etc) but all the modern conveniences (Wifi, smartTV, fridge, microwave, etc.). I was also impressed with how clean the cabin was when we arrived, and how restrained the interior design is--charmingly rustic but not kitschy or old-fashioned. The hosts were very helpful and responsive and we loved roasting marshmallows on the fire pit outside while looking at the stars.

For future travelers there is no cell service (at least for us) at the cabin. While there is a small grocery store nearby, there are virtually no places to eat out for miles, so you'll be using the kitchen a lot!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Rustic Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our group of three women touring southern Utah and National Parks found Mercy & Hal's log home to be a good choice. As advertised, it is centrally located to the Parks in the area, as well as Kanab and Cedar City. It is clean and charming, with wonderful covered outdoor spaces that were well-used by us, even though it was raining during much of our stay. The kitchen is nicely equipped, although we could have used several more wine glasses. Mercy is cheerful and very responsive.

My only suggestion would be to improve the TV station access. Since we were touring, we would have enjoyed having a news source for my elderly mother after long days of walking around the Parks. There were a few DVDs provided and some limited wifi movies (Netflix), but none of those were realtime, nor were they easily accessible since the number of sign-ons was limited. Since TV/movies were not our main focus, it was okay, but it would have been nice.

We did enjoy our stay, and it was a nice comfortable home base!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the great suggestions!
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Quiet and beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! More than enough space! Very clean!

We'll be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Property was as advertised and expected. Recommend for families or small groups that want to enjoy the areas natural beauty.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had great time. Its proximity to zion and Bryce is unmatched. We saved lot of time traveling to those places.We loved their property. The kids enjoyed too. This property is highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lydias Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at Lydia's Lodge. The cabin was so clean and comfortable. We were in the midst of a two week road trip and so loved the break from hotels. We used the grill and well equipped kitchen to prepare some home cooked meals and pack lunches for our hikes in Zion and Bryce. The location was great for our trips to Zion and Bryce. Being from Pittsburgh, PA, the dirt road and seclusion was so different from our norm, but part of a great adventure for our families! We are glad that we choose to stay here rather than a nearby hotel. The property is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
St. George Municipal
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Thunderbird Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Thunderbird Restaurant or Golden Hills
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Brain head Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Glendale, Utah

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 15 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £106
Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Tax Rate 12.2%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Glendale, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming

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