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The Wilderness House - Rustic Luxury in the Desert

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Wilderness House is set in one of the most stunning areas of the American Southwest. This house is completely off the grid with no one in site in this unspoilt private canyon, it feels like you are a world away from everything, yet you are still close enough to the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as well as the Colorado river and the excitement of Moab.

Beautiful hikes are on your doorstep. And, you can relax at the end of the day with beautiful red rock and mountain scenery and to the sound of rushing water below.

Preparing this description is quite difficult, because the Wilderness House is indescribable. You will be speechless too.

If you need to quiet the chatter and reconnect with nature, then this is the place.

Keywords: House

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Terry Edwards
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Thu, 11:44 AM

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The Wilderness House

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Terry Edwards

Hello Neal

Terry Edwards asked that I drop you a note regarding The Wilderness House.

I will be returning for my 5th stay at the house the first week of June 2014.

I can not say enough good things about the house and working with Terry on setting up your accommodations. She has always been a pleasure to work with and is very responsive to any of your needs. She is also very good about returning your security deposit right away after your departure.

The house is completely private and very remote. The house sits perked on the edge of the mountain that makes up one side of the canyon walls. You drive a couple of miles into the canyon to get to the house and go through a locked gate which keeps anyone and everyone from entering the canyon except for the guest staying at the house. As you get far enough into the canyon you will begin to see the house sitting perfectly up the canyon wall waiting for your arrival. The only other people you will ever see once in the canyon are the possible guest of the vacation house further up into the canyon ... Buy several times that I have been there we see NO ONE the whole time we are there. The high clearance vehicle Terry mentioned is a MUST! Just a good SUV is needed.

As Terry mentioned, it is about 25 minutes into Moab for anything you might need. The house has a fully equipped kitchen so after several very disappointing meals in town we tend to buy groceries to stock the refrigerator and make meals at the house.

As far as the night skies and stargazing ... you can not pick a better location. If the sky is clear of clouds at night you will see stars like you've never seen before. I live in Dallas where you're lucky to see one or two stars at night. There are plenty of spots around the house to plant a lounge chair and enjoy just looking at the night sky. We've even slept out when the weather permits. If you are looking to go in June you should really enjoy the cool evenings because of the altitude. Check to see if there is a meteor shower scheduled for when you are there. It's pretty spectacular to be there during one of the yearly showers.

Also it gets pretty warm in June so you will be able to enjoy the luxury of having your own pool just out your door. It's big enough for a couple of rafts to just float t
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Spanish Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) All 3 rooms have two twin beds which can be converted to king with special inserts and clamps., Twin or Single Beds (1) All 3 rooms have two twin beds which can be converted to king with special inserts and clamps.
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Radios in rooms have portable device connectivity, i.e. bring your iPod or other mp3 player or cd player.


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The Wilderness House - Rustic Luxury in the Desert
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Rare place, beautiful view, we had a lovely time.

  • 5 of 5

Wilderness House was a perfect place for our family vacation. Dinners on the patio, cocktails in the jacuzzi, well appointed home with fine craftsmanship. Could use a bit more vacuuming and window cleaning.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your comments much appreciated, and suggestions passed on ! It IS a problem keeping the desert dust out of the house - whenever there's a breeze it blows into the house somehow, and into the swimming pool too, so even if the cleaning crew have been in the day before, a pristine state is hard to maintain..... But we are all very glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us..... Best wishes, Terry Edwards, Manager.
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Always amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth or fifth time I have stayed at The Wilderness House. I brought another family with me this time and they stayed in the smaller Casita. Both houses are awesome. I think the comment of one of my invited guests sums it up. "You told me about this place, and I looked at a lot of pictures online, but I just had no idea it would be like this. This place is amazing!"

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, we are always pleased to have you stay, but I'm so glad that your friends liked it too........... Terry Edwards.
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Amazing to say the least!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! Has everything you need and more. The location is truly one of a kind and we were all blown away by the views. The owners made the process of setting up the rental hassle free and were very nice and communicative. Can't wait to visit again next year : )

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good, Dustyn! We shall look forward to seeing you again........Did you find the petroglyphs on the Canyon wall this time? If not, we must make sure that you know where to look on your next visit..... Terry Edwards.
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unbelievable setting.

  • 5 of 5

This place is all about the location. Tucked away in a private little canyon where you can sit in the hot tub and watch the setting sun light up the red rocks all around you.

Pretty heavenly.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are absolutely right, Elizabeth - There really IS something very special about the Canyon! Terry Edwards.
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Wilderness is Right

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, secluded place, with amazing views, and not too far from Moab. The stars are spectacular as there's no light from town. Kitchen is good and the whole place comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dan!
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  • 5 of 5

A private canyon. Shooting stars, caves, mountain views, gorgeous house, peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Isolde! I'm so sorry not to have written before, but we have been traveling and moving house ourselves, living from laptop to launderette, and I only just read your kind review......... Terry Edwards.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Canyonlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak, Green River
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 191
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Car: necessary

Close to Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and Castle Valley. 3 hours drive to Telluride (skiing) and Ridgeway (Orvis Hot Springs) in the San Juan mountains of Colorado.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Taxes, currently @ 10.45% will be applied to accommodation charge, cleaning, and hot tub use (if hot tub required) , but not to the refundable damage deposit.
These are subject to change from time to time by Utah State...... Prices for rentals longer than a week can be negotiated with the Manager.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.