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Horse Valley Ranch Rural Mid-Southern Utah Outdoor Getaway

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

Horse Valley Ranch is located on the foothills of the Thousand Lake Moutain. This is an ideal place to forget the rules and enjoy ATV and horseback riding, hunting, fishing and hiking. (WE DO NOT OFFER ATV RENTALS)

4500+ sq ft.

6 bedrooms (3 walk in closets)

3 bathrooms ( 1 master bathroom with jacuzzi)

TV room

Pool Table

Full Kitchen with Bar

Spring Water

Fireplace

Large Front and back porch

Trampoline

Area for addtional RVs or Trailers

Garage

800+ acres of farmground

Miles of ATV and hiking trails

Neff's reservoir (40 min ATV ride for secluded mountian fishing)

More Details

Property Manager
Alisha Neil
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Alisha Neil

Mark Newman and his family have owned and has enjoyed this ranch for over 15 years. When asking Mark why he bought this property, he said ' I bought it so I had a place to go where no one could bother me.' Our family is from Riverton Utah. We are the outdoor/sporty type. We have spent many weekends hunting, fishing, hiking, riding motorcycles, ATVs and horses at this ranch.

Alisha Neil purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Alisha Neil chose Lyman

It's located right between Fish Lake and Capital Reef National Park. Also, many miles of hiking and ATV trails can be access directly from the front porch.

What makes this cabin unique

We love making time to spend at Horse Valley. If we want to relax, there is no quieter place. If we want to plan a hike or adventure of any kind, the options are endless. There is a refreshing and revitalizing feeling that comes from a few days spent at the Horse Valley Ranch.

Amenities

Lyman Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Horse Valley Ranch Rural Mid-Southern Utah Outdoor Getaway
average rating of 4.3157897 based on 19 reviews
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Property was beautiful, but you feel like you're walking on eggshells b/c of an overzealous owner!!

  • 2 of 5

Arrival- there were many flies buzzing around the inside of the house. House wasn't clean -piles of dead flies in the window seals, dirty fridges with many expired items taking up space. Also a very "funk" smell coming from the downstairs bedroom area -like a dead animal. Chose to ignore all if these negatives -had a great time at the property. We even did laundry, cleaned kitchen, swept, and killed many flies before we left. Worth mentioning -we dealt with 3 different people from the time we rented the cabin till our actual stay. Paydon was nice in the beginning when we first rented the property. Turned out to be a little impersonal as he wouldn't answer my calls, but instead sent a text message saying to contact Shasha when I tried to reach him closer to our rental date. Shasha turned out to be his sister, Alicia. No complaints about her -easy to deal with. She ended up traveling to the UK shortly before our stay, so she passed us off to Brenda, the mom. At first Brenda seemed nice. She answered any questions -no issues. It wasn't until our stay was over and I sent her a text message to thank her, that Brenda turned very nasty. She told us that we treated the property more poorly than any other guests (maybe they don't get many guests). Safe to say that we were all aghast that she would say this especially due to leaving the property borderline cleaner than when we arrived. One of the kids threw up on a sleeping bag which we tried to clean, but was too large to fit in the washing machine (what else could have been done?). Said the house cleaner found gum on the floor in the kids room. Brenda sent pictures, so it appeared that the gum was a simple matter of picking it up and throwing it away. She also claimed that we broke a picture. The picture fell down randomly when my wife was standing in the hall. Tried to put it back, but it was not secured very well at all (the reason it fell down in the first place). Tried calling Brenda right away to apologize & discuss the issues. She wouldn't answer my call & later sent me a text message saying she was watching a movie. I texted back & was very apologetic, but never got a call back (impersonal & unprofessional). Claimed via text it took 4 hours to clean house (may want to look at hiring a new cleaning person). Didn't know that they would file an insurance claim if cleaning was too long. Brenda's change in demeanor and attitude left a very sour taste in our mouths and made us want to warn others.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While it is true that this stay caught us at a time when management of this property was changing hands, and that the house is truly a ranch house with the occasional dead fly, the reason for the up-charge and insurance claim is very understated in this comment. This family DID leave the house dirtier than any previous renter. They exceeded the number of occupants allowed in the house, allowed in numerous pets who left messes in the house, and clearly did not clean as well as they thought. The sleeping bag that the child threw up on was wadded up and stuffed in a closet and had to be thrown away. The pets left muddy paw prints on bedspreads and sheets. Ground up chips were left in the carpet. The multiple pictures knocked off the walls had been hanging there for years and no previous renter had disturbed them. The farmer who manages the fields in front of the property told the adults twice that they needed to stop turning donuts in the alfalfa because they were damaging it. Leaking garbage bags were left on the hardwood floor. Furniture was moved and not replaced. Bed skirts were removed and left who knows where. Stuff was smeared on the walls. Yes Brenda was probably a little unprofessional but to be honest, she is a housewife. She doesn't like conflict and was more upset than you know that the house we trust to families like yours had been treated so poorly.
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5

Amazing cabin, far better than expected

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was even more spacious and well situated than the pictures. Awesome views and centrally located between Capitol Reef and Fish Lake with additional lakes and ponds closer by for some quick fishing trips. Excellent place to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a ranch "house" is different then a "ranch house" (for those of us from the East)

  • 5 of 5

amazing property in the middle of no where if you are from the city but in the middle of everything if you love nature and the milky way. Nicely cared for. Clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Horse Valley Ranch

  • 4 of 5

Nice comfortable cabin, only thing I'd recommend is if your going to stay take your own grill and propane the ones there are not very clean and in pretty tough shape plus if your afraid of mice take sticky traps we caught several. Other than that really comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Once a year our family meets in Utah from all over the country, to ride "off-road" dirt bikes. We all met at the House in Horse Valley Ranch. It was secluded, but had all of the things necessary for our stay. I even heard my Father say "When we come here next year we won't need to bring as much stuff as we did this year". The accommodations were the best we have had and we have been meeting up in Utah for 19 years. The house was nice , there were plenty of beds for all of us and the owner was very accommodating. The stay was affordable and Dish Network was provided in the Family Room. We even had a pool table to play on when it was raining and we could not ride. We plan to stay here next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Awesome place to stay - definitely one we'd come back to!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great rental property, and I have to say, the pictures really don't do it justice. It was so much more charming than we anticipated, with lots of homey western-themed touches. The views are incredible out the big front windows, and if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet place where you can see millions of stars at night, this is for you. I think we saw all of two vehicles on the road leading to the property the entire time we were there. There was plenty of room for our party of nine, and although we brought our own food, we were pleasantly surprised to find all kinds of supplies in the cupboards which we could have used if we were doing more cooking. The kitchen is well stocked, and we had everything we needed, although we did go out to buy napkins, and paper plates, as the dishwasher soap was gone. I expected something rougher, but found it to be a very nice house - up-to-date kitchen, nice bathrooms, etc. It might not have the beds of a five-star hotel, but they were adequate, and overall we felt like it was a great place all the way around.

There was a pool table that could double as an extra table if needed, and our boys were perfectly happy the entire time just brushing up on their pool skills. There were games and movies as well, so we had plenty to occupy us in the evening hours after sight-seeing.

The bathrooms were clean and very nice. We didn't run out of hot water as a previous renter had mentioned, but knowing that it could possibly be an issue, we didn't have all nine of us showering at once. As it was, we were just fine.

We used this rental as a base for seeing Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Goblin Valley. It's a good location for getting around any of Central Utah, but VERY close to Capitol Reef.

The nearby towns are very small, but there are places to gas up, buy a few groceries, and even eat out, although the best dining is probably about 15 miles away in Torrey.

Be aware that this is an isolated rental, out in the middle of open country-lots of birds, rabbits and squirrels in the early morning and evening hours, and incredible night skies. But like any cabin, you also get a few flies or see the occasional sign of a mouse.. It wasn't anything that disturbed us, and we loved being away from everything - so worth it. Cell service was very spotty.

This is a great vacation rental for a family or group. We wouldn't hesitate renting it again. Everyone in our party loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

From Lyman, Ut, travel 3 miles east on a gravel road and you'll find yourself at Horse Valley Ranch (Take the right at the fork in the road when you see the sign for Horse Valley Ranch). This is the place to experience fresh air, spring water, and complete freedom. Your family can enjoy ATV riding, hunting, fishing horseback riding, and hiking adventures that all conveniently start right from the home; there is no extra traveling required. Spotting Deer, Elk, and other wildlife is an everyday normality. You will have the option to fish nearby lakes and the Fremont river with local professional fisherman as your personal guide to guarantee fishing success! The property is located between Fish Lake and Capital Reef National Park. If you would like to further expand your outdoor options, Capital Reef is 35 miles away and Fish lake is about 30 miles out where even more great fishing, hiking, and senic views can be found. Calf Creek Falls is an amazing hike located 66 miles away which includes ancient ruins and a breath taking water fall.

Additional attactions

-Cainville (premier natural terrain freestyle motocross and atv riding)

-Grand Staircase Escalante

-Goblin Valley

-Fremont River

-Neff's Reservoir

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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