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NEW! Kanab home artfully decorated, great views, a lush green park & fun extras!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,545 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Central to Zion, Bryce, Best Friends, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Coral Pink Dune

Here's what guests at the Roost say, "truly the best of what the VRBO experience is all about." C.K.; "The most comfortable vacation rental that I have ever stayed in." D.S.; "The house was comfortable, clean, and well-stocked with conveniences and comforts." L.H.; "This was the best AirBnB we have ever experienced and it has set a high bar for our expectations going forward." N.T.

If you looking for accommodations with character, look no further. The Kanab Red Rock Roost offers a unique and playful vacation setting for up to (8) eight guests. 3 BR/2 BA.


*Artfully decorated with original works of art and hand-forged ironwork crafted by the owner; *Open floor plan with comfortable seating; *Luxurious, quiet and dark sleeping areas; *Central air and heat; Ceiling fans in every room; *Giant flat screen TV with fast 1 gbps fiber-optic internet; *A foodie's kitchen with plenty of cookware, dinnerware and staples; *Multiple outdoor seating areas with red rock views; *Wood fire pit and Propane BBQ grill; *Ample parking for trucks hauling toys *Kayaks and Bicycles available for your use; *Discount at our business, Blacksmith Adventures. We offer 1 or 2 1/2 hour experiential blacksmith classes in the evenings.


Need to stretch your legs? The Kanab Red Rock Roost is conveniently located across from a grassy, tree filled city park which offers the perfect place for travelers to stretch after being cramped in a car all day. Take a leisurely stroll around the 1/2 mile track, enjoy a heart pumping game of soccer, throw some Frisbee or fly a kite - all using the equipment available in the Roost's toy box. Alternately, you can cruise the neighborhood on the Roost's bicycles or use their kayaks for a quick trip to Jackson Flats Reservoir.

Prefer relaxing? Then you can enjoy the views of contrasting crimson red and verdant green scenery while you do some grilling on the Roost's flower filled back patio or watch an amazing sunset from the front porch while sipping your favorite cold beverage. Later, you can gather around the outdoor fire pit (wood supplied) for some fireside stories, songs and marshmallow roasting.

When it comes to mealtime, the Roost's roomy kitchen is well stocked for cooking up your family's favorites. Besides the stove/oven combo and microwave, there is a large and small crock pot; an electric griddle for pancakes and such; a food processor for quick prep; a blender for all your frozen favorites; and a dishwasher for quick clean up. There's also a water filter system for your drinking water; a coffee pot; french press; and an electric water pot for tea. As for cooking essentials, the Roost provides a more than adequate supply of pots, pans, lids and bowls to prepare most dishes; along with a nice array of spices and staples like flour, sugars, oils and condiments. Plus, your hosts, George and April, are right next door and are happy to share any ingredients or conveniences they may have on hand. More about the hosts later.

For evening entertainment beyond the TV, you will find a variety of games and puzzles, true old west cowboy apparel and gear for dress up photo fun and a quick craft box. When you are ready to be low key, the HUGE flat screen TV is there. The Roost provides Netflix, a variety of DVD's, an HDMI cable connection for entertainment streamed from your device through the fast 1GBps fiber optic WIFI or there's a Red Box Rental at both of the nearby grocery stores for newer releases.

You may want to take advantage of our short blacksmith classes taught several evenings a week. We offer our guests a discount. For more information go to Blacksmith Adventures in Kanab.

When you are ready to soothe those tired muscles, enjoy a hot soaking bath in the Master Suite's garden tub with complimentary bath salts. The 50 gallon, quick recovery water heater will ensure everyone has hot water to bathe before bed. Speaking of bed, the romantically decorated Master Suite features a stately king sized poster bed with a luxuriously plush pillow top mattress piled high with pillows and made up with invitingly soft, clean sheets. Cellular shades and black-out curtains make sleeping-in so inviting. The Master bedroom is decorated in a romantic shabby chic decor that is full of soft, inviting textures to make you feel oh so pampered. Enjoy the cozy, mood setting electric fireplace as you wind down from your adventure filled day in the beautiful Southwest Utah.

The second bedroom is all horses and cowboys with denim and cowhide. It is aptly named the Cowboy Room. The semi-firm, queen size Serta pillow-top mattress is piled high with cozy bedding and tons of pillows. The headboard is crafted of Juniper wood made from a tree that shaded a livestock shipping corral in it's former life. Blackout curtains and cellular shades close the world out to let you dream peacefully. A comfortable spotted cowhide chair seconds as a quiet reading nook for an assortment of magazines. The Cowboy room features double closets and is adjacent to the roomy guest bathroom which features a tub/shower combo.

The third bedroom is a bit prickly. Just kidding, it's the Cactus Room featuring artwork of desert landscapes. It has a couch-like trundle bed, again piled high with pillows. The trundle converts into two firmer standard twin size beds which will comfortably accommodate adults as well as children. There's a bookshelf filled with intriguing books and magazines about cowboys, the wild west, and all that Utah has to offer, as well as some blacksmithing books that feature the owner's work. The cabinets in the Cactus room contain some of the funnest family games, quick crafts and puzzles around!

The fourth sleeping option is a couch that converts to a double bed located in the office area off to the side of the living room and kitchen. This sunny spot is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or an afternoon nap. The office area includes a desk that is outfitted with a charging station, phone for local calls and our insider's guide to Kanab and the surrounding area. You are sure to enjoy the Roost's fiber optic internet speed of 1GBps - a rarity for a small town like Kanab.

The West facing dining room seats eight and provides gorgeous views of the red rocks and lush green surroundings. A separate breakfast bar has seating for three. The pub height, back patio table seats six with additional seating in two areas including an the outdoor fire pit that's perfect for campfire songs and roasting marshmallows or just soaking in varying hues of color the sky and red rock cliffs try on as the sun sets. If you prefer to dine out, downtown Kanab is just 2 miles away and offers some unique as well as many familiar dining choices for your pleasure.

The Kanab Red Rock Roost has central air conditioning and heat, ceiling fans in every room, and an extra large washer and dryer for guest's convenience. Kanab's city water is of good quality but the Roost also has a filtered drinking water system for discerning taste buds. It makes the coffee taste wonderful.

Kanab itself is becoming a destination place with many enjoyable activities within a 20 mile radius of the city. New lighted basketball and tennis courts have recently been installed by the city as well as a skateboard and pump track, also lighted. The Kanab City pool is great fun with slides, toddler pool and splash pad. Three new hiking/equestrian trails have recently been installed as has a 17 mile mountain bike trail. Jackson Flat Reservoir is a great fishing spot off shore or with canoes/kayaks. The Reservoir features a 3+ mile paved walking track that encircles it. There are several fun festivals that bring in a variety of excitement throughout the year. Not to mention all the amazing programs that Best Friends Animal Sanctuary offers.

Visit Kanab and stay at the Roost! You'll be glad you did.

More Details

April and George Witzke
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About April and George Witzke

George and April fell in love with Kanab 15 years ago when they traveled through on their way to an art show but they never imagined they would live in the quaint, beautiful town. George, a hobbyist turned professional, has been an Artist Blacksmith for over 25 years. One of his most notable projects is the iron railing at the Grand Canyon's Mather Point Amphitheater though he has built many gates, bed frames, pot racks, wine racks, lamps and easily a gazillion hooks through the years.

In 2014, while living in New Mexico, George was offered a partnership opportunity in a blacksmith shop to be located just outside the east entrance into Zion National Park. The concept was to build an open air, public demonstration shop where travelers could enjoy watching the blacksmiths work in the primitive manner the age old craft first began. The blacksmiths in turn, would sell their hand forged ironwork to the tourists in the local trading posts. As tourism is seasonal, they would only be open six months.

One trip to the area renewed George and April's passion for Kanab's beauty and so, they seized the opportunity and soon began constructing the shop.

April has always been an integral part of George's blacksmith business, helping to run the business and work with the clientele. She also has a side business of building protective leather aprons for metal workers but her business is portable so, their adventure began!

The first season was a great success. Back to New Mexico for the off season. Near the end of the second season, George and April found they didn't want to return their remote, ranching corner of New Mexico. Kanab had become their home.

Their home in New Mexico sold quickly which, in turn, meant they had to quickly find a home in Kanab, a very hot and limited real estate market. When they found the Powell property with two homes on one property, they decided they would share Kanab's beauty with others by hosting a vacation rental.

April and George Witzke purchased this house in 2017

Why April and George Witzke chose Kanab


We strive to be excellent communicators; to answer your questions quickly and thoroughly; to clearly and accurately describe our rental home and rules in order to avoid misunderstandings or surprises.

Our priority is to provide you a comfortable, clean home with the conveniences that make staying at a vacation rental over a hotel more than just a financially smart decision. We have tried to anticipate your every need whether it’s plenty of clean towels, an extra blanket, everyday staples in the pantry, plenty of cookware and dinnerware, a first aid kit or just restaurant recommendations, maps and local input about the surrounding area.

We do live next door so can loan you a cup of sugar or quickly address an issue if needed but we respect your right to privacy. Other than to say hello, we will only engage with you when you initiate it.


The Kanab Red Rock Roost is just two miles from the center of downtown Kanab. Besides being in the hub of all the National Parks and Monuments, it is convenient to a variety of restaurants, two grocery stores, numerous shops and galleries, one live performance theater and one movie theater, a work out center and, of course, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.


Located right across the street from The Roost is a green, tree filled ten acre city park with plenty of room to stretch, lounge and play! We know you probably don't travel with a soccer ball, Frisbee or kite so, we have a toy box filled with those items and more for our guests to enjoy while here.

The weather in Southern Utah is usually beautiful and mild but there are times when being outside isn't so inviting so, The Roost has an array of board games, puzzles, quick crafts, and good books for our guest to enjoy.

Your hosts, George and April love adventure from kayaking to ATVing, hiking to jet skiing so they are happy to offer whatever insider tips they can about where to go, how to get there and the best deals to be had

What makes this house unique

The Roost is filled with art we have collected and made or had custom made for us over the years. Our choices in artwork reflect the things in life we value, the places we love and it tends to evoke memories of our younger days when we rode horseback working on ranches, guiding hunts and living the fulfilling but tough cowboy lifestyle!

Not a day goes by that we don't tell one another how grateful we are to live in this beautiful area surrounded by God's art. The hues of both earth and sky are constantly changing from sun rise to sun set. And the Roost is perfectly positioned for a panoramic view of it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and this place is fabulous. Thanks for the treats and thank you for your hospitality.
Jan 2018
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Kanab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1545 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No smoking, candles, or open flames permitted inside house.
  • Fire pit must have an adult present at all times while embers are live. Renter responsible for teaching/enforcing fire safety and extinguishing fire.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , 50 gallon quick recovery water heater
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Multiple jet settings on hand held shower head
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Plush memory foam pillow top with firm coil springs
    Cowboy - 1 queen , Semi-firm Serta Pillow top mattress
    Cactus - 2 twin/ single , Den, no closet and privacy screen versus door
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Couch converts to double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Kanab is located less than two hours from 10 of America’s best natural attractions. It's the hub of all kinds of outdoor adventure. You won’t have to travel far to enjoy off-roading, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, boating and jet skiing, canyoneering or horseback riding. Expose yourself to the tons of history surrounds this little piece of paradise from dinosaurs to Native Americans to the early settlers.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

I'd stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew. We enjoyed hosting you and your wife, Kerrie. Now that you know how much off road riding there is to enjoy in the area, I am sure we will see you and your Razor again!
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Richmond, VA,

This is what is right about the VRBO experience

  • 5 of 5

From the responsive and friendly owners, the beautifully decorated home, the location, and all of the little things....this is truly the best of what the VRBO experience is all about. We stayed in this home for 4 nights in early April. Two adults and two teenage kids. Getting to Red Rock Roast was like a breath of fresh air after staying in various hotels for the first 3 nights of our trip. They had everything ready and available to us: the lights were on, the kitchen was fully stocked, all toiletries were available, coffee, information about the town and where to shop, eat etc. They even had small gifts waiting for us. We had plenty of room to spread out in the home. The master bathroom is awesome. They had everything we needed for a bon fire one night. We rode bikes that they provided one morning. We used this home as a launching point for Zion (1 hour to visitor's center with an incredibly beautiful drive), Bryce (70 minutes), and lake Powell (maybe an hour). All were very easy drives. We would get up early to beat the crowds and thoroughly enjoy the parks and be back at the house by mid/late afternoon to relax, sit on the front porch, and enjoy the evening. I would be hard pressed to ever want to stay in a hotel in Kanab when a home like this is available. You will be very happy with your experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Artfully remolded, very clean and quiet. Everything was provided from comfortable beds to spices. Easy drive to Zion, Brice canyon, Grand canyon north rim and Lake powell. The most comfortable vacation rental that I have ever stayed in.

David and Rachel

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Great house conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time at Red Rock Roost. April and George thought of everything and their home was the perfect location for our family of five to spend the week. The house was comfortable, clean, and well-stocked with conveniences and comforts. We looked forward to returning each night after a long day of sightseeing in the surrounding parks. We would definitely return again if we plan a future trip to the area. Thanks for a making our trip to Utah so memorable.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so fun hearing about your daily exploits. You guys were awesome guests. We particularly enjoyed watching your boys play. We hope to see you again some day and thank you for leaving your maps and travel guides.
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  • 5 of 5

This home was in a wonderful location. Easily assessable. It was decorated very tastefully, was emaculate. and more than adequately stocked with ALL that we needed. April and George were wonderful hosts and extremely helpful and understanding. Would definitely recommend this home to anyone traveling in this area. It was Perfect. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sure enjoyed having you guys and hope to see you again soon! I was disappointed not to hear about your Wave hike but so happy you won the lottery. The weather was perfect wasn't it?
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Immaculate home! Centrally located to Zion, Bryce National Parks and many other attractions.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a must stay if your visiting this area of Utah. April and George make you feel so welcome. April has thought of everything to make our stay perfect. House is exactly like the pictures on the website. The grill and fire pit was a bonus. April was always available to help answer any question we had. She goes above and beyond to make you comfortable. We also visited there business “Blacksmith Adventure and did the hour tour to lean more about the blacksmith business. We even made our own bottle opener/keychain as souvenirs. A must do if visiting April and George’s place. We will definitely be back next March and stay at Red Rock Roost again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you, your husband and lovely grand-daughter as guests. You guys are such awesome grandparents! I am glad you had so much fun. I imagine it was good to be home so you could get some rest after your busy vacation! lol.
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Nearest Airport
84 Miles
St. George
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Juniper Ridge Restaurant, Saloon and Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Thunderbird Golf
Nearest Ski
77 Miles
Brian Head
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Lake Powell

The Kanab Red Rock Roost is adjacent to a 12 acre city park and is just two miles from the city center. Kanab is central to five (5) National Parks and (2) National Monuments; the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell (Glen Canyon Recreation Area), Grande Staircase Escalante and Bear's Ears National Monuments. So much adventure awaits!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 13.52%

We want all of our guests to be aware that we live on the same property in a separate unit. It makes it convenient for you when you need assistance. In an effort to respect your privacy, after our initial meeting, we will not engage in conversation unless you initiate it. Of course, we will still say hello when we see you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.