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The Young Home Bed And Breakfast-near Zion Natn. Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,533 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom In Full Basement Apartment, 1 Bath. Full Kitchen, Living, Theater Rm

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 the basement) 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 is a 265 sq. ft. Theater Room with a 126" screen. DISH network provides unlimited offerings and over 250 movies recorded on DVR.

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." This room also has a Murphy Bed, (Queen-Sleeps 2) which can be used for families. ($20 additional 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.


1. Our Navajo Sandstone Suite is 178 sq. ft. and has a wonderful Queen size bed. (VRBO Listing 782074)

2. This Listing: Our Desert Rose Suite is 216 sq. ft. and has a very comfortable King size bed. Also in the room are two twin bunk beds that can be added for $20 more per person.

3. The Toy Room has a Queen Murphy bed (sleeps 2). This can be added for additional family members for $20 additional per person.

All the bedrooms have large spacious windows and window wells that let in plenty of light.

More Details

Gary and Karlene Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2017

About Gary and Karlene Young

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 10 wonderful grandchildren, 5 girls and 5 boys. Five of them live nearby and we love tending and spoiling them. Karlene has been a teacher for 21 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. You'll love my wooden puzzles.

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

Why Gary and Karlene Young chose Utah

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of the biggest reasons I love B & B is the people you meet along the way. Karlene is one of those exceptional hosts. She welcomed us into her beautiful home and immediately make us feel at ease. Kind, thoughtful, and extremely hospitable, Karlene went above and beyond every step of the way, making us to-go lunches each day (which were perfect for our day hikes) and offering great advice when it came to activity suggestions for Zion. We had a beautiful time-thank you for being so warm and welcoming!

So amazing! Would definitely re-book next time if I ever revisit to explore Utah further!
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Toquerville in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1533 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Washer & Dryer-Free Use
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Desert Rose Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed
    Toy Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , One Murphy bed that is a double. Sleeps 2.
  • Our Desert Rose Suite is 216 sq. ft. and has a very comfortable King size bed. There is a TV with DVD/VCR player in the room. Also in the room are twin bunk beds that can be added for $20 more per person. The Toy Room can hold 2 additional family members for $20 more per person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Zion National Park is a short 25 minute drive up the canyon. We are near the town of LaVerkin and Hurricane, which are large enough for your run to the store or restaurant.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Young Home Bed And Breakfast-near Zion Natn. Park
average rating of 4.909091 based on 14 reviews

A Different Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I've been to many houses before but this one has a unique story. The first thing you notice is the flow of the history of this great family through the wooden crafts, toys, books, and pictures all around the home.

When we first checked in we were asked to leave our stuff in the toy room. And that's where we found a lot of interesting handmade toys and beautiful crafts. One thing that you notice about this family is their endless generosity. They share all their memories and stuffs with you. They thought about every possible details to make your stay pleasant. A big kitchen space with full fridge and pantry for you to use, hot showers with all the hair and body care products provided for you, books, puzzles, home theatre and etc. You definitely feel comfortable with all the facilities they provided for you. The only regret is you may not have enough time to use them all!

We missed the chance of watching a movie in their amazing home theatre because we were exhausted after a long hike in Zion.

We were invited to cake and ice cream and had tons of fun with the wooden puzzles and games shown by Gary.

Karlene and Gary were the kindest host we've ever had and they made our stay a lot more fun that we imagined. I can say that I miss their home and would never forget the nice memories they made for us during this visit.

Hope to see you again x.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. What a great review! Thanks for your thorough and kind words. We so enjoyed visiting with you and learning about your home country. I feel like I have a new friend from Iran! We hope to see you again 🙂�
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Excellent location. Beautiful home. Wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Gary and Karlene went above and beyond to make our two nights in the Zion area perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was delightful to meet you and your daughter. Glad you had a great experience at Zion. Come again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Young home for two night when we visited Zion national park. Karlene was very helpful and friendly, Gary was also very nice and showed us a lot of fun wooden toys that he built. The house was really cozy and we really enjoyed our stay there. They made us breakfast one morning and it was delicious! The house is also rather convenient as Zion is only a 40 minute drive away. They provided us with a home away from home and we will definitely recommend them to anyone seeking a cozy place to stay. The only problem is that there's only one bathroom for all of the guests and when it comes to coordinating bathroom time, it gets pretty inconvenient. But overall, the house is amazing and would definitely visit again if we have the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Vivian. We enjoyed getting to know you. Next year if you come again, we will have a second bathroom down there. Hope to see you again.
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Young Home was everything we could have wanted in our road trip to Zion. Gary and Karlene were kind, welcoming, and accommodating, and the breakfasts and food was great! The rooms/apartment area felt like staying in a home while still having enough privacy to feel like a vacation. It was also nice to be away from the tourist-dense hotel areas and the drive to the park was beautiful and not long at all. Thank you again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We're delighted you enjoyed staying at our home. Zion is a beautiful place to visit and we're just far enough away to make it feel you've escaped the crowds. Visit us again!
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Really nice place. Clean and nicely decorated. Owners are both great people.

  • 4 of 5

We chose this place because it was close to Zion National Park. We also used it as our home base when we went to Bryce National Park. The accommodation was nice fully equipped kitchen everything you could possibly want. We had continental breakfast one day and Gary fix this waffles and sausage the next. If there were any negatives at all it was the fact that we had to share a bathroom. This really wasn't an issue for us since we really never saw the other tenants. The room is a little dark since it's in the basement but well-lit with many ceiling lights. Overall we had a great experience love the place and cared much for the people

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Gary and Karlene were very accommodating and hospitable. Our stay was very relaxing and got everything we needed. Gary who is a toy maker showed us his collections and even made us do his toy puzzles which were challenging. If you're planning a trip to zion I would recommend this place it's less than 30 min drive to zion where in that area could get crowded. Thanks Gary and Karlene!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! It was a pleasure hosting your group. Come visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St. George, UT
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Hurricane, UT
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
LaVerkin, UT
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Sand Hollow Resevoir
Car: necessary

Sand Hollow Reservoir is 22 miles away. Boating, water-skiing, beaches available. We'd love to take you boating for an afternoon. Reasonable price!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Toquerville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
St. George Marathon
5 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £15.54 per person per night

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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