Why Rent a Room when You Can Rent a Canyon?(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps no more than 6)
Just 15 miles from the town of Moab, Utah, Los Vados Canyon House is next to a creek flowing year-round through a spectacular red rock canyon. Los Vados, 'the crossings,' refers to the three creek fords required to reach this end-of-the-road retreat.
Los Vados Canyon House is an intimate 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched red rock cliffs and mesas. Our seven acres sits at the end of a canyon that contains only one other home - a mile away. No road goes through the Los Vados property, though a small herd of cattle amble through twice a year on their way to and from grazing land. To reach Los Vados, you must pass through two locked ranch gates and cross Mill Creek, the only creek in the area running year-round. This (as well as the dirt road leading through the canyon) requires a 4-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle.
Designed by a San Francisco architect and designer and completed in 1998, Los Vados Canyon House is one of only two houses in Utah included in Weekend Houses (Chronicle Books, 2000), which features beautifully designed weekend homes throughout the U.S.
IMPORTANT TO READ PRIOR TO INQUIRY: Three night minimum even if calendar shows fewer days available. Check in is between 4 and 4:30 p.m.; late arrivals cannot be accommodated. No children under 10 years, and those over 10 must be able swimmers. A 4-wheel drive high clearance vehicle is a must. No pets except service dogs. House accommodates 4 guests, tent cabin 2 additional guests (it has no heat). No smoking in the house. No discharging of firearms on property. No open fires. (House has two fireplaces and BBQ.) No off-roading in canyon. Home and canyon are off grid and do not have reliable cell service. Nearest reliable cell service is 10 minute drive. No discounts. Canyon is full of critters.
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Member since: 2008
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- To city folk: Our home is off the grid. There are certain outdoor skills needed for a comfortable and safe stay. For example, you need to be able to drive on a dirt road, through creeks, and be able to find your way without signs and GPS. (The caretaker will show you into the property when you first arrive.) You need to know about not crossing high water in a car. You need to know about what to do if you encounter an animal or bugs. Although you will generally enjoy solitude, a maintenance or service person may have to make a call during your stay or a rancher or hiker may come through. We will try to notify you in advance of workers, but there is no reliable cell/email service in the canyon. You may have to conserve energy and understand instructions for a pellet stove, swamp cooler, and resetting the generator if needed. Rarely there is a flash flood and you have to wait it out inside or (this has happened twice in 10 years), wait it out on higher ground...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
One of only two homes (the other a mile away) in a private red rock desert canyon with a creek running through it. A 4-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle is required to get to and from the home....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 23 - Mar 24, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $140
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tent Cabin Nightly $40
- Tax Rate 10.45%
Please note that 2016 rates will be $325 per night plus a cleaning fee.
Tent cabin rental is $40 (plus tax) per night for total number of nights you rent the house. The tent cabin is NOT rented out separately from the house.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Susan grew up in Utah, Dave in Arizona. We love the desert and its solitude and also having a lot of outdoor activities to do ... or not to do!
Why the Owner Chose Moab, UT, USA:
We fell in love with this house and canyon because of its spectacular setting: in a red-rock canyon, on a creek lined with cottonwood trees. It is quiet and tranquil, yet just minutes away from Moab, with its restaurants and shops, and close to Arches National Park and Canyonlands.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tranquility: a place to relax, read and enjoy the stars, red-rock and petroglyphs, or to mountain bike, jeep and explore. (Biking and jeep trails are close by, outside this private canyon, which contains only one other house besides ours, a mile away.)
- Primary: (801) 532-2651 We can get to emails more quickly than phone.
- Secondary: (801) 971-5304 (Utah, USA)
Complete privacy, even during Jeep Safari Week!
Lounge by the Creek
Anasazi Rock Art
Enjoy a cool dip in the pool with a view!
Enjoy the evening by the fire in the outdoor veranda
The canyon is beautiful year round.
Winter at Los Vados
Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen
Adventure close by!
Year round creek runs through the canyon
The cottonwoods provide plenty of shade in the summer.
View of the back porch in fall.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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