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Mollie Bates

Member since: 2011
Speaks English

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19 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday home in Utah - THE BIG CHILL ~ REUNION HOUSE

Memories, Fun, Adventure, Convenience~Fabulous Local Amenities, ~ 9 bds, 5 baths

Amazing recreation surrounds with biking, hiking, camping, fishing, National Parks in every direction! Parowan is right out of a Norman Rockwell painting with small town appeal, local events and beautiful natural amenities. Petroglyphs, the hoodoos of Cedar Breaks, fresh running clear streams, beautiful valleys, colorful rock mountains, skiing, snow boarding, tubing and so much more! Local gym, Gym on Main, with classes, free weights, circuit weights, Power Plate! Come back from vacation in better shape than when you left home!

Family, Adventure, Romance and Convenience! Historical Pioneer Home built in 1885 with a modern renovation and addition in 2005 make this home the perfect combination of history and modern comforts. Romantic and functional, it is the perfect location for your next family or corporate event!

The house is 4500 sq ft of living space with a backyard sporting a 1/2 basketball court, trampoline and lots of space for football, soccer or just playing catch. A breathtaking view of the P-Hill with seasonal color changes and four distinct seasons make this an ideal meeting place/destination- 3 hours North is Salt Lake City, 3 hours south is Las Vegas. Truly a location that offers something for everyone! Check availability for the holidays and get ready to fall in love with Parowan and Southern Utah!

Petroglyphs, National Parks, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Old Rock Church, This is the Place, Heritage Park

Adventure, Competitions, Races- Dixie 200, Ride the Gap, Underground Turkey Trot, Parowan Half Marathon, Yankee Meadow Half, Mountain Bike Races.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mollie Bates (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English

About Mollie Bates

We moved out to Parowan from the Clearwater FL area almost 10 years ago and LOVE southern Utah! So clean, tons of outdoor recreation, friendly people and so many national parks. We purchased the house which was built in the late 1800's and remodeled and added on to it while preserving the historical architectural features that make the home so special. It truly was a feat but feel that the home had already survived for over 100 years and we wanted to give it at least 100 more years! We know you will love it! It has the modern conveniences and so many amenities! Enjoy southern Utah and prepare to fall in love with Parowan (: Best wishes for a great vacation!

Mollie Bates purchased this house in 2003


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Best home yet!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family (almost 30 of us) rent a home every year or so for a family reunion, and this by far is our favorite! We were not familiar with Parowan and as a small town not too much is online, but the size was perfect so we went for it! Boy we are so glad we did!

The house was perfect...our favorite part of the house was the various lounging areas where some could hang out in TV room and others could be in the living room holding conversations and visiting without the distractions of TV and loud noise. The rooms were separate enough that mornings could still be quiet with some up at the crack of dawn, kids (even adults) could take naps during the day and putting the kids down at night didn't require activities to stop! Every two rooms shared a bathroom which was extremely convienent. We had plenty of linens, towels, and blankets. The kitchen had the feel of your kitchen at home, utensils, pots/pans, dishes...anything you may need was there. Two large dining areas were ideal and allowed us a kids area and adult area- very handy!

Our family really enjoyed the backyard! The in ground trampoline was a huge hit with both parents and kids alike! There was basketball and even a fire pit that made for some great evenings by the fire roasting marshmallows and making s'mores! Plenty of chairs and seating helped make it a popular hangout for everyone!

Mollie was fantastic and available for any questions, really made the experience painless!

We certainly did not need to worry about activities! While the town is small it was amazing...we walked a few blocks to a fun park and town ice cream shop and spent an afternoon or two at the city pool (bring your own shade though!) And that doesn't even begin to cover all the hiking, Yankee Meadows reservoir, Brian's Head, Cedar Breaks Natl Park were all amazing experiences! Cedar City is about 15 mins down the road with a Walmart and all the amenities of a large town! One particularly hot day we spent at the Cedar City Aquatic Ctr (huge indoor water park), an absolute blast!

We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again! I would recommend this house to anyone and it is a fantastic area for being outdoors! Thanks Mollie!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lindon, UT

Wonderful place for our reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here at our family reunion. The 30 of us fit comfortably. We loved the house...beautifully decorated and furnished, fun and interesting. Many gathering places for games, talking, group activities. Great A/C, and we enjoyed the yard and trampoline a lot. Fun sleepy town, and we loved how close the mountains are...up to 11000 ft in about 30 minutes! Did some hiking, climbing and mountain biking.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Place for a Large Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We were holding a large family reunion for 36 people and two babies, and we needed at least nine bedrooms and several baths. Once we found this house on VRBO, we knew it was a perfect solution. It was located in the heart of Southern Utah, which was where we wanted to be. It had just the number of rooms and bathrooms we needed, as well as all of the other amenities we were looking for. As we were planning our trip, we had several questions, which the owner answered promptly and thoroughly.

When we arrived, we found that the house was everything we were hoping for. It has a nice homey feel. It has a modern kitchen with an island with plenty of counter space for preparing meals. The kitchen has one oven which worked great! The kitchen adjoined two large eating areas that could seat almost everyone at mealtimes. The kids would eat outside in the yard too.

The huge backyard was a big hit, especially with the kids. There was a trampoline, which received a lot of use, and and the rest of the yard was used for Ultimate Frisbee and other similar games. Inside, there were a living room and family room that allowed large numbers of people to gather for various activities. There were a number of TVs as well. And there were plenty of bathrooms. We used the washer and dryer a few times as well.

The one thing we didn't realize we needed to bring with us was bar soap. There were some movies, toys, and games, but the selection was eclectic and not always complete, and so you may want to bring your own.

The house is also close to the Old Rock Church. It is about 30 minutes from the stunning Cedar Breaks (which doesn't open until early June, so plan accordingly), 20 minutes from Cedar City, and 1-1/2 hours from Bryce and Zion (which we did not visit given our limited time). Other places we found interesting were a cemetery about a mile away that had many old and interesting graves, the Mammoth ice caves that adults and kids alike could explore, the Petrogylphs, and a rocky climbing area with dinosaur tracks and other interesting finds that the kids loved. The house has several maps, and the Visitors Center is two blocks away. Great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An incredibly delightful experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house is conveniently located just minutes away from hwy 15, right across from a gas station but still very quiet and secluded. It is also within short driving distance to the ski resort of Brian Head (half an hour) and the natural wonderland of Bryce Canyon (about an hour and half).

We arrived during Christmas holiday and the street was beautifully decorated with holiday lights. The house was a delight to behold. Its snow-covered roof tops added much charm and made it look like one from those fairy tale books. Inside it felt quite festive with its Christmas trees and holiday deco causally arranged around the house. There are many historical buildings in the town and the house has picture books telling their stories.

Our group had 29 people of adults and children of different ages. The house was spacious and has good design. Throughout the house there are many heart-warming decorations here and there. Each of the nine bedrooms carried a theme but its functionality and practical use were not compromised, all excellent reflection of the house owner’s dedication to make the stay a pleasant one for every guest.

We love the fully equipped kitchen with everything a good cook would need, from sets of utensils to all sorts of pots and pans, roomy fridges, spices, zip locks, trash bags, serving dishes of all kinds for any occasions. You name it! We had many happy memories and shared laughter in the kitchen and the dining room where we cooked and enjoyed the foods together.

There were good selection of books, table games, videos and other entertainment options suitable for all ages. We made good use of the large screen TVs for our group gatherings and the Wi-Fi signal was steady and strong throughout the house.

On the day when it was not snowing, the kids in our group went to the backyard. They made snow men, did snowball fights and had a blast on the trampoline.

We also love the well-stocked laundry room with its new washer and dryer. The snow shovels, ice pick and salt provided on the premise were very helpful as well. There was plenty of on-site parking for our group of 8 vehicles. The heater in the house worked well but it would be nice if there were extra blankets available.

All in all, this is truly a home away from home and we cannot say enough good things about this house. We highly recommend this house to anyone looking to share our experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Winter Vacations

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 families (18 people ) , we are 100% Satisfied with everything, the house has a plenty of space, rooms and bathrooms, the kids have fun every single day of our stay.

Mollie and her husband are the nicest persons in the whole world, they were looking for our comfort and always worried for us.

Thanks Mollie for everything!!!!, and for sure we will back on December 2016

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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College Station, Texas

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend in Parowan! The house is big and has lots of gathering places for large groups. We enjoyed the large kitchen, it was well stocked with everything you need to cook for a large group. When I booked I thought the home was in Brian Head but in the end we didn't mind that it was on main street Parowan, which is a cute little Utah town. The house is 30 minutes from Brian Head resort and 20 minutes from Cedar City but there is a small hometown grocery store 5 minutes away with everything you need. There was even a pass to the local fitness gym a couple of blocks away which several people in our group enjoyed. I would definitely recommend this home and would stay again. Thanks Molly!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Cedar City, Utah
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pizza Barn
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Cedar City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pizza Barn, La Villa Mexican, Hamburger Patty's
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Brian Head, Utah
Car: not necessary

Petroglyphs, beautiful, picturesque National Parks, hometown conveniences and an beautiful home!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Brian Head, Utah

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Cleaning Fee £229 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £76
Tax Rate 10.2%

Check out list will be provided. If items are completed to satisfaction of owner, $150.00 cleaning fee will be refunded.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Utah, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Room with a View - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king
    Downstairs King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King
    Tree House - 2 Large Double Bed , One Queen or open trundle for 2nd queen
    Beach - 2 Single Bed , Two twins
    Cozy nook - 2 Single Bed , twin bunk
    Log Bed - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , queen lower with twin bunk
    Queen upstairs with private bath - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen
    A Moment in Time - 2 Large Double Bed , Two Queens
    Jungle Room - 3 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 3 twin singles plus full futon
  • 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, tankless water heater, 3 living rooms and full VIP access to local gym! You will love this home this time and for years to come! Plenty of room for everyone for relaxation, business or FUN!
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming

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