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Stay at the Theater House - a Bluebird Cottage Vacation Home.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Top of the line remodel with a fabulous outside covered porch and game yard.

Theater House is a 100 year old home that has been totally renovated and remodeled in 2017. It is located in the middle of town next to the Bicknell Theater.

There are two private bedrooms with queen beds and a gorgeous bathroom with plenty of storage and a glassed wall shower. The South bedroom is smaller but comfortable with a large closet. A chest of drawers is located inside the closet. The views from the windows are wonderful. The North bedroom is larger with French doors leading to the back patio. It also has a large closet with chest of drawers inside.

A convenient mudroom is located at the back entry with full size washer and dryer, coat racks and bench along with a handy folding area.

The kitchen is brand new with lots of storage, amenities, pots and pans, oven cookware, utensils, glassware, dishwasher, garbage disposal, oven, cooktop and refrigerator. The kitchen looks out into the dining and living room areas.

The dining room seats 6. The living room is cozily situated around an electric fireplace and TV. Again, gorgeous views from the windows.

The back porch is ready for a party or relaxation. Tables, chairs and more grace this wonderful space located on the shady side of Theater House.

***City ordinance requires off street parking. There is plenty of room on the North side for parking. Entrance is behind The Bicknell Theater via a gravel easement.

Our landscaping is a work in progress. Our future plans include a dry garden at the back of the lot and more shrubs/flowers along the turf. Also 1-3 raised beds with flowers and herbs for your use.

We have installed artificial turf to cut down on water and maintenance use. We have installed a permanent croquet court for your use - it is ready to go at any time. A horse shoe court is now in progress and should be ready by June 21, 2017.


Capital Reef National Park and Boulder Mountain offer a range of thrilling adventures and fabulous views.



Horseback Riding


ATV & Jeep

Bring your own gear or rent in nearby Torrey (open April-October).


For a great day’s adventure, Calf Creek Falls is a must. Take a delightful dip in the pool at the bottom of the falls.

Capital Reef National Park

This link details each of the hikes available in the park.

Hiking Trails:

ATV & Jeep

Discover the beautiful views of mountain lakes and red rock cliffs using the outstanding variety of off-road trails.

Fishing & Hunting

Fishermen love Boulder Mountain for its sparkling streams and lakes and abundant fish.

If you’re interested in guided trips, experienced guides are available locally April-October.

Hike with Llamas - Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas @ Capital Reef Resort.

Bicknell Town has a public swimming pool. Open Monday-Saturday 8:00 am - 6/8:00 pm

Local Restaurants

Bicknell and Torrey host a variety of restaurants to choose from.

Just a few:

The Badger Den - Bicknell

Great Pizza! Voted #5 out of 10 for Utah’s Best Secret Restaurants

125 N. HWY 24

The SunGlow Family Restaurant - Bicknell

91 E Main St

Cafe Diablo - Torrey

599 W Main St

Slackers - Torrey

165 E Main St


The Famous Bicknell Theater completely refurbished in 2015 features current movies with multiple showtimes all year. This beautifully restored theater gave Bicknell the distinction of being the smallest town in America with an operating movie theater!

Restaurant open daily except Sundays 11-9

Showtimes: 6 days a week - check their website for up-to-date info.

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Property Manager
Laura or Nancy
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Laura or Nancy

Two long time friends with one great idea: to welcome visitors to the magical beauty of Capital Reef Country with comfortable and affordable vacation rental homes.

Nancy, a retired University of Utah research professor, her husband, Wayne Border, retired Chief of Nephrology, University of Utah and Laura, a retired Montana State University educator, have renovated homes for use as vacation rentals in the historic town of Bicknell, UT.

Nancy and Wayne have had a home nearby in Grover since 1995. Laura has recently moved to the area.

Nancy and Laura share passions for gardening, raising vegetables, cooking and preserving foods. They also love designing spaces and have exceptional skills as hostesses.

Laura or Nancy purchased this house in 2016

Why Laura or Nancy chose Bicknell

We love the magic of this area! There is something about the red rock. If you like to hike, fish, scenic rides or just relax in the calm beauty, this is the place for you.

What makes this house unique

Visit Capital Reef, Bryce and Zion National Parks. Our community is friendly and helpful. Bicknell is the smallest town in America that has a working movie theater. The are movie festivals, music festivals and The Entrada Institute hosts many festivities - see


Bicknell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • City ordinance requires off street parking. There is plenty of room on North side of home. Entrance is behind Bicknell Theater via easement.
  • As our home is in a neighborhood, please be considerate of our community. Keep noise to a minimum after 9:30 pm. Keep garbage cleaned up. Thank You!
  • There is a information book provided for guests in Theater House. There are a few bakeware/kitchen care notes. Please read/follow care instructions.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beautiful and plenty of storage. Double sinks and custom glass shower doors. Shampoo/conditioner Bar soap Some ‘forgotten’ items provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Comfy down comforters, selection of pillows, pretty views and roomy closets with chest of drawers. Each bedroom has either a chair or setee.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
We strive to give our guests the best possible experience when visiting this beautiful area. We try to supply any ‘forgotten’ items a guest may need. We live in town close to home. Guests are welcome to text with any questions or concerns. To the best of our ability, we will help.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stay at the Theater House - a Bluebird Cottage Vacation Home.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Salt Lake City, UT

A beautiful property in Bicknell, UT

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful rental property in the middle of downtown Bicknell, UT. A co-worker and I stayed here two nights for a work trip and those nights couldn't have been better. The property has been updated throughout and looks spotless and modern. All of the little extra touches and amenities truly make the property a rare find. There is even a croquet course and horseshoes set up in the backyard! I would definitely stay at the property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed yourselves here in our cozy town of Bicknell and The Theater House. Please come back again! Laura and Nancy
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Seattle, WA

Cute and comfortable place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this cozy house in Bicknell! The home is recently redone with good light, a nice back porch for sitting with a glass of wine, and close proximity to the outdoors activities in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We were really wowed by this vacation home! It was recently completely renovated, very well-equipped, with quality kitchen implements and other furnishings, including a nicely furnished covered rear patio. The owners are local and available, and they have attended to details like having most kitchen/household staples already stocked, and good information on nearby parks and activities. They really care about the property and their guests! Made for a relaxing and convenient stay. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay!!! Laura & Nancy
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Perfect. Pristine cleanliness, well thought out amenities. Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was thoughtfully worked out in advance. The shower was brand new, fluffy towels, good quality mattresses and comforters, home made muffins to greet us, coffee and a nice grinder. Everything was first class.

There was even a croquet game set up on the artificial turf.

The owners followed up with us to be sure every detail was to our satisfaction.

We literally couldn’t have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Theater House. We appreciate your glowing review! Laura
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Spacious efficiency

  • 5 of 5

We found the Theatre House in Bicknell, Utah to be spacious, comfortable and efficient. There were many amenities which improved our stay including a washer and dryer. The kitchen was stocked with lots of equipment and utensils. I appreciated the coffee bean grinder. There was local information to review for deciding what to do. The town is quiet and conveniently located not far from Torrey and Capitol Reef NP.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice! Thank you for your review. It was our pleasure to host you. Laura
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Wonderful house, close to Capitol Reef and other hiking spots in South-Central Utah

  • 5 of 5

Location is excellent for Capitol Reef and surrounding area. House is restored and equipped perfectly. It is very comfortable for hikers and vacationers of all ages. I would hire the renovators to do my house.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott! Glad you enjoyed your time here. I forwarded your review to our awesome contractors - Mooseman Builders. They are truly amazing and the best craftsmen! Laura
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There are fun ATV trails along the nearby Great Western Trail.

Plenty of mountain bike and hiking trails just out of town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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