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Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Mountain bikers, hikers, outdoor lovers, this is the house for you!

Situated on 1.3 acres of land on top of a mesa in Apple Valley, Utah (4400 feet above sea level), the Gooseberry Mesa lodge is a private, comfortable and relaxing getaway with a view that will keep you coming back. The main house has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 comfortably, while the detached studio apartment above the garage has a king size bed to accommodate 2 more.

The main house includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, a complete set of pots and pans and dishes. There is a counter, bar with stools so your guests may watch you cook while they sit and chat and a large dinner table that sits 6-8. Eat dinner with family and friends while enjoying the view of the mountains. After dinner sit in the living area while watching television, or unwind in front of the fireplace during a cold winter night, or get together with your family and friends for a board game night. Or if you prefer to barbeque outdoors on the porch and later gather around a 'campfire' for some story telling and toast marshmallows instead.

The laundry closet stores a full washer and dryer. All three rooms in the main house have sliding doors that lead out to the enclosed garden where you can relax and watch the kids play in the little playhouse.

More Details

Owner
Nik
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Bahasa Malaysia
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Nik

We love to spend most of our 'free' time hiking, exploring and mountain biking. We frequently escape to our 'Utah' house with our two kids for peace and quiet, and to enjoy outdoor activities this area has to offer. We would love to share this experience with you too.

Nik purchased this house in 2011

Why Nik chose Utah

We fell in love with the panoramic view of Zion NP and surrounding mountains during the day, and at night the sky is an endless blanket of stars.

What makes this house unique

Having lived in big cities all our lives, my husband and I love the peace and quiet this house offers and it's closeness to many National Parks.

Amenities

Apple Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , additional twin trundle
    Bedroom 4 (STUDIO) - 1 king , CLOSED BETWEEN NOV-FEB (WINTERIZED)
  • The main house has 3 bedrooms. Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2 has queen beds in each and there are two twin or single beds in Bedroom #3. In addition there is a trundle with extra mattress, port-a-crib and full size futon in the living room with high grade mattress available. Bedroom #4 (studio) is above the garage separate from the main house and has a king size bed. THE STUDIO IS CLOSED BETWEEN NOV-FEB (WINTERIZED).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(83 traveler reviews)

Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa
average rating of 4.9638553 based on 83 reviews
5

Well layed out space. Great for families.

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect home for our Utah family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We can't offer enough superlatives about Gooseberry Mesa Lodge. We traveled to southwest Utah from the east coast to experience Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon North Rim national parks with our young adult children. This house was the perfect accommodation for us. It is comfortably appointed and immaculately maintained. We all had space and privacy AND enjoyed together time on the patio (with views of Zion and Smithsonian butte), around the fire pit, and companionably prepping meals in the very thoroughly equipped kitchen. Zion is about a 30 minute drive from the house and the scenery along way is spectacular. Our trip to both the north rim and Bryce took between 2 - 2.5 hours. The driving is easy though - nice roads and minimal traffic. The nearest towns from the house are Hurricane and LaVerkin, both with a decent amount of shopping and dining options. We highly recommend Gooseberry Mesa Lodge and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Perfect spot, sparklingly clean, comfortable, roomy, quiet, sunny, gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! Sparklingly clean, comfortable, roomy, well equipped, quiet, sunny, gorgeous views. Nik was available at all times by phone, and accommodated our questions and requests. It's a lovely drive to Zion.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Ventura, California
5

Peaceful, serene, with everything we would ever need!

  • 5 of 5

Great.house with magnificent views. It was like a luxury suite in a fancy hotel - without the people! Zion was breathtaking. Don't miss Kolob Canyon and Kolob Terrace to avoid the crowds. One day we decided to use one of our four days (way too short) just staying "home" and enjoying the house and its surroundings.

Wonderful house. Almost too BIG for the two of us. Thank you for a memorable time!

PS: The Main Street Cafe in Hurricane has scrumptious food and friendly service

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Loved every minute I was there

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home, amazing location, would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Virginia
5

Nice views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our 3-night stay here. The view from the apartment over the garage is incredible! The fire pit was a treat, and the pantry was stocked with everything to make s'mores (such a nice touch). Kitchen had everything we needed, nice appliances. The playhouse out back would be a delight for children! We enjoyed the outdoor seating and the sunsets. Nearby Hurricane has all the stores and restaurants. As noted in the house instructions, be sure to let the ashes cool in the fire pit before putting ashes into the metal can, not directly into the plastic garbage bins which it seems someone may have done prior. We left at sunrise Monday, and boy was it a beautiful sight to see the colorful sky before we left. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Car: necessary

Gooseberry Mesa Lodge is a quiet, comfortable and relaxing getaway with panoramic views of Zion National Park, Gooseberry Mesa and the Smithsonian Butte. Far away from the crowd, you can watch wildlife from the porch, star gaze at night or build a fire and toast marshmallows with the kids.

This is a great location for family getaways and adventurers seeking a central base to explore the surrounding National Parks such as Zion, Bryce, North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, all within a day trip away. Many state parks and recreation areas are also close by. We are also within the immediate vicinity to world-class mountain biking trail systems such as Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa and the JEM/Hurricane Rim Trails.

For the adventurous soul, head down the Smithsonian Butte Country Byway in your 4WD. Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway is only 1.5 miles from the lodge and travels for 9 miles between Apple Valley on State Route 59 to Rockville on State Route 9. As the route winds down into the Valley of the Virgin River, you'll experience views of Zion Canyon, Canaan Mountain, the Vermillion Cliffs, and Zion National Park just four miles west. As you reach the highest points on the Byway, Zion's fiery landscaping, filled with buttes and temples, lays in panoramic glory at your feet.

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Rates & Availability

Apple Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.3%

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.
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