|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Just 25 minutes away from the amazing rocks of Zion National Park, relax in secluded, rocky Toquerville! Make your own meal in our full kitchen or the BBQ grill outside. Families welcome!
This is the basement of our home with a separate entrance downstairs; we live upstairs. It is very light and as one guest wrote, "you would never know you are below ground."
1. A large living room, dining and kitchen area that covers 616 sq. feet is the common area. This 44 foot long space includes a living room with a large library of books, a cozy fireplace, a 42" flat-screen TV with cable TV included and several couches. A pool table is in the center, and the end portion has a large dining table and a beautiful corner glass table we call our breakfast nook. This sits atop two large volcanic boulders you will wonder how we got there! There is a full kitchen with fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee brewing station.
2. The bathroom (only one bathroom for both bedrooms) has a tub and shower, and large mirror over the sink. It also has a stack-able washer and dryer that are available for your use free of charge. Soap, shampoo, and conditioner are provided.
3. Also available for your use from 6:00-10:00 p.m. with a reservation, is a 265 sq. ft. Theater Room with a 126" screen.
4. Just for the kids: a separate toy room with doll house, giant ball roller, marble rollers, and various other fun creations from "Grandpa Gary's Wooden Toys." Also in the room: A Queen size Murphy bed that can be used for additional guests for $20 more per person.
5. Outside we have a large natural gas grill available for your use and a nice deck with comfortable patio furniture to enjoy our cool desert evenings.
This listing: Our Navajo Sandstone Suite is 178 sq. ft. and has a wonderful Queen size bed. A small flat screen TV and DVD player are in this room.
About US!! I am Gary Young and my wife, Karlene and I are the parents of 5 grown children, 4 boys and a girl. We have 8 wonderful grandchildren, 4 girls and 4 boys. Five of them live nearby and we love tending and spoiling them. Karlene has been a teacher for 20 years, most of those years teaching drama to all ages. Five things she can't live without: Family, good food, exercise, beautiful music, theater.
I, Gary, have been a carpenter all my life and have been a General Contractor, building houses, for pretty much about forever. We've long lost track of how many houses I've built, but I did build this home in Toquerville. I love to doodle and build wooden toys and other things in my wood shop.
Future travel wants: back to the Mediterranean, explore Europe, Alaska, and Hawaii. We love cruises!
Karlene enjoys many types of books, but especially Young Adult Fiction. She loves Country music, especially if she can sing it, and Broadway music, because she's a musical theater nerd! She loves being in plays. Her mantra: Hope, and trust in The Lord.
I would rather watch an action packed movie in our great theater room than read.
Karlene admits I'm a terrific host, love to meet people, and make a mean Snickerdoodle Cookie. More than anything I love to take people boating. My goal, to still be water-skiing at age 70! I can't live without my wife, fried chicken, pumpkin pie, grand kids, and my wood shop.
Gary and Karlene Young purchased this house in 2004
We decided it was time to move to southern Utah to get out of the snow of northern Utah. Gary and I had met going to college in St. George, Utah, and my Dodge ancestors helped settle this little pioneer town of Toquerville, Utah in 1862. We had driven through it countless times on the way to Springdale, Utah where Gary's family lived. We were drawn to this beautiful, rural town, with it's tree lined main street that explodes with beautiful white blossoms in the spring. We love being close to Zion National Park and exploring it's endless trails and fun.
Because my husband is a builder, we could put our every wish into our final home. We chose this beautiful town because of it's rural, hometown feel, and have been enfolded in it's arms. The people here are warm, friendly, and very giving. We love to help others and make viable contributions to our city and church as well. Zion National Park is the cream of the crop when it comes to great National Parks, and we love having it in our back yard.
We would like to thank you. From the minute we entered your beautiful home we felt that we are most welcomed. Both of you are very generous people who help their guests in any way they can. We travel a lot and have stayed many times in B&B but yours is a very special one and we really feel lucky to be your guests. Thank you for opening all what you have in your fridge and cupboards for us to take and enjoy. Thanks you for showing us your wooden toys and for making us one of them!!! Thank you for letting us use the washing machine and drier! There are so many thanks to you that we can not count them! We hope to come again to this beautiful area of the USA and be able to stay with you! There is something about all Mormons that we got to know since many years, that other people do not have and that is kindness and generousity!!! We hope to see you and your dear family in Jerusalem, in the very near future!
Our stay in your home was wonderful. Your hospitality was exceptional. We enjoyed Zion very much and used your home as a base at the start of our vacation. It was a great base, a great stay, and fun trying to figure out Gary's puzzles. I wasn't successful on all of them. Thank you for the time in your home.
Very friendly and accommodating family. Comfortable rooms with lots of space. Delicious breakfast with plenty of food choices. Helpful with information on local restaurants and things to do. Plenty of space for parking.
The Youngs were so friendly, kind and accommodating. Hospitality at it's finest! We stayed with them while we were traveling to see Zion. It is only about 20 mins to the park. When we arrived the place was immaculate. The Youngs have you choose your own entry code for the door. The entrance is to the back side of the house and you have parking on the side in the driveway. The apartment is very open, beautifully furnished, immaculately clean and very comfy. The downstairs is an open concept with a kitchen to one end, a dining table, a billiards table and at the end of the room a living room with sofas and chairs and flat screen tv. Off of this room next to the stairs is the theatre room. Karlene had he frig stocked with water, juice and essentials. Homemade Banana bread was on the table for us. The first night we had popcorn and watched "The Voice" in their theatre room. We loved that...comfy chairs and sofas. It was like being at the movies (they had movies to watch too, if you wanted) Karlene and Gary are very friendly and we shared time together throughout our stay. Gary took us on a boating trip to the reservoir on our second day when we came back from Zion. We loved that!! We stayed two nights there and totally loved it. They even cooked breakfast one morning for us. If you stay 2-3 nights, they cook breakfast one morning for you. Delicious and a nice treat! You won't be disappointed staying here. It was our best experience and we airbnb and vrboed our way through Utah. This is the setup...The Youngs live upstairs, you stay downstairs (there is a door at the foot of the staircase)...We stayed in the one bedroom which has a queen bed, end tables and dresser, one room has a murphy bed, and one room has a king size bed and bunkbeds. Everyone shares the common area and bathroom. I believe they only rent out two rooms at a time because of the bathroom. One other great perk for us was being able to use the washer and dryer at the end of the bathroom. Loved and appreciated that! There is also a fire pit out back. We did some star gazing while we were there too Gary is a contractor who makes wood toys and puzzles as a hobby. Good luck with those puzzles! They send you off with a puzzle and other goodies as a gift. You will feel like family when you leave. On their door it says enter as strangers, leave as friends. And that's exactly what happened! By the way, Karlene grows the biggest roses I've ever seen. I posted some photos on their FB page.
Zion National Park is a short drive up a beautiful canyon. It takes 25 minutes to drive there. There is a small town, LaVerkin just 3 miles away with a restaurant, grocery store and gas stations. The larger town of Hurricane, just a few miles further has many to choose from. Great website to plan your stay: www.zionpark.com.
About the only things you can do in Toquerville is get the mail and go to church! Founded by some of my Dodge ancestors in 1862, it still has that small town feel, with about 1400 residents. We love the rural feel, the crow of the rooster, the low call of the cows. It truly is a beautiful little pioneer town, a "Tree City!" Spring and fall are especially beautiful.
We can guide you to the best hikes, must see places and great out of the way places only locals know about!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£162|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.