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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!

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Home setting-we're center left against cliff


Last updated: 09/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Escalante house description

Cross Creek Ranch is part of a 160 acre private inholding in the heart of The Grand Staircase/ Escalante National Monument, located halfway between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. Entered where Scenic Highway 12 ('the golden loop') crosses the Escalante River, it is the hiking trailhead to the renowned Escalante Canyons. Our retreat is one of two homes on the last 40 acres downriver before 75 miles of wilderness area, running into Lake Powell.

This get away is a two bedroom, 2 bath river front home. The home has views on all sides of the Escalante canyon, meadows, cliffs and river. The 1300 sq foot architect crafted home sits in a lush riparian oasis surrounded by 600 ft sandstone cliffs. Hike from your door to first class scenic wonders.

The 16 X 28 foot great room has 15 ft cathedral ceilings, with a massive stone fireplace and a 16 foot built in banco/window seat. The fully equipped cherry and stainless kitchen, with concrete countertops, has magnificent view windows. The master suite with king bed has a glass wall view of a 200 foot slickrock pouroff, and glass mosaic tile shower. Also, 2nd bedroom with queen, 8 X 30 foot deck; all tucked inbetween large cottonwood shade trees. No TV available. Concreted river low water crossing necessary (approx 1 ft deep), high clearance vehicle recommended.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage


              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • This property is the last private inholding in the Escalante Canyons.


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • Games


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities


                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Monument View
                  • Mountain View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rock Climbing


                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


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                  1 night min stay

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

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                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 11.2%


                  We have a maximum of 4 guests. More than 4 must get permission by owners.

                  50% required at time of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to check in.

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                  Last updated: 09/29/2014
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                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 12
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Kiva Koffee House

                  Car: Necessary

                  FROM YOUR DOOR: Premier Southwest riparian/slickrock hiking and riding, Lower Calfcreek Falls, Upper Calfcreek Falls, Escalante Arch, Bowington Arch, Phipps Cave, Petroglyphs/Pictographs, Trout fishing, 1000 year old Indian ruins, Kiva Koffee House.

                  WITHIN ONE HOUR FROM YOUR DOOR: Bryce National Park,Capitol Reef National Park, Slot Canyons; Peek a Boo, Brimstone, and Spooky, Hole in the Rock/Colorado River, Devil’s Garden, Hells Backbone scenic loop, Burr trail scenic road, Anasazi State Park & Museum, Kodachrome State Park, Hell’s Backbone Grill,

                  AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES: Guided expeditions, Horseback riding, Fly fishing/fishing, Hunting.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1993

                  About the owner: Doug and Bev Howland- Doug is a 35 year designer/builder who built most of the house over a 7 year period, commuting 6 hrs each way. Bev has started and run a health food store, a charter elementary school, and manages the property. We have 2 daughters on the west coast. We like to hike, horseback ride, ski, white water raft, and travel.

                  Why the Owner Chose Escalante:
                  It is becoming nearly impossible to find secluded but accessible acreage with water in the southwest, and it's beautiful too.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Many amazing natural wonders within an hour's drive (see above). Look for deer and wild turkey in the meadow in the mornings and evenings. Lie in the hammock and watch the cloud shadows change over the canyon walls. Head down or up canyon into rugged wilderness, and return to a hot outdoor shower or indoor tub, a bbq and and a glass of wine on the deck.

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                  Speaks: english, spanish

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                  • Home setting-we're center left against cliff

                    Home setting-we're center left against cliff

                  • entrance to Calf Creek Ranch

                    entrance to Calf Creek Ranch

                  • great room and kitchen from deck at night

                    great room and kitchen from deck at night

                  • master bedroom

                    master bedroom

                  • Escalante Canyon from Phipps ridge. House is in trees center right.

                    Escalante Canyon from Phipps ridge. House is in trees center right.

                  • kitchen


                  • guest bedroom

                    guest bedroom

                  • loft from loft

                    loft from loft

                  • Home


                  • great room

                    great room

                  • view from deck

                    view from deck

                  • master shower

                    master shower

                  • kitchen and view

                    kitchen and view

                  • slot canyons-peekaboo

                    slot canyons-peekaboo

                  • guest bath

                    guest bath

                  • come join us!

                    come join us!

                  VRBO #228445

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, October 04, 2014

                  $275 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 09/29/14
                  Minimum stay: 1 nights
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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english, spanish
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                  Escalante #228445

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