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Home located in Escalante Canyon (center left against cliff)

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Last updated: 09/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Cross Creek Ranch (the property) is part of a 160 acre private in holding in the heart of The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, seated halfway between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. Located where Scenic Highway 12 ('The Golden Loop') crosses the Escalante River, it is the hiking trail head to the renowned Escalante Canyons. The main home and guest house (see vrbo 652481) are the only structures on the last 40 acres downriver before 75 miles of wilderness area that runs all the way to Lake Powell.

This getaway is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath river front home tucked in between large cottonwood shade trees with views on all sides of the Escalante Canyon, meadows, cliffs, and river. The 1300 sq. ft. house sits in a lush riparian oasis surrounded by 600 ft. sandstone cliffs. Hike from the front door to first class scenic wonders.

The 16x28 ft. great room has 15 ft. cathedral ceilings with a massive stone fireplace and a 4x16 ft. built-in window seat. Magnificent views can be seen from the fully equipped kitchen with concrete counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom with a king bed has a glass wall view of a 200 ft. slick rock pour off, and a glass mosaic tile shower. Beautiful canyon and meadow views can be seen from the second bedroom (queen bed) as well as the spacious 8x30 ft. deck. The home has excellent wi-fi and no TV. A high clearance vehicle is preferable for the concreted low-water river crossing (generally 1 ft. deep).

The $275 per night rate is based on 2 persons.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non-smoking property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo:

    For radio and CDs; Aux cable for mp3 player/iPod use...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    This property is a private in holding located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The home is located inside the Escalante Canyons looking up at massive slickrock canyon walls...moreless

  • Rural:

    Although only .4 miles from the main road, the property is the last private parcel before 75 miles of wilderness area to Lake Powell...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The 40 acre property is divided by 1800 ft of the Escalante River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In-floor heating...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$275
$1,925

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.2%

Notes:

50% due upon confirmation; balance due 60 days prior to check-in

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


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Calendar

Last updated: 09/13/2016
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Location

311 Miles
Nearest Airport
Las Vegas/Salt Lake City
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 12
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kiva Koffee House

Car: Necessary

From The Front Door: Premier Southwest riparian/slickrock hiking and riding, Lower Calfcreek Falls, Upper Calfcreek Falls, Escalante Arch, Bowington Arch, Phipps Arch, Petroglyphs/Pictographs, trout fishing, 1000 year old Indian ruins, Kiva Koffee House.

Within One Hour From The Front 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, Hell's 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 the house. Bev has started and run a health food store, a charter elementary school, and a motel, and manages the property. They built the house over a 7 year period commuting 7 hours each way. Doug and Bev have two daughters on the West Coast. They also like to hike, horseback ride, ski, practice yoga, white water raft, and travel.

Why the Owner Chose Boulder, UT, USA:
Doug and Bev came across this property in the early '90s. They fell in love with it not only for its beauty, but also because it is both accessible and secluded with the Escalante River flowing through it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are many amazing natural wonders right out the front door and within an hour's drive (see above). Look for deer and wild turkey in the meadow in the mornings and evenings and watch the cloud shadows change over the canyon walls. Head up or down the canyon into rugged wilderness, and return home to comfort.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Home located in Escalante Canyon (center left against cliff)

    Home located in Escalante Canyon (center left against cliff)

  • Front view of home

    Front view of home

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Loft

    Loft

  • 'Peek a boo' slot canyon

    'Peek a boo' slot canyon

  • Entrance to Calf Creek Ranch

    Entrance to Calf Creek Ranch

  • View from deck

    View from deck

  • Great room and kitchen from deck

    Great room and kitchen from deck

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master shower

    Master shower

  • Guest bath

    Guest bath

  • Escalante Canyon from Phipps ridge (house located in trees center right)

    Escalante Canyon from Phipps ridge (house located in trees center right)

VRBO #228445

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/13/2016

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