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Private, Beautiful Home at the Famous Sunset Canyon Ranch

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BR, 2.5 Bath 3,000 sq. ft very private home on ranch bordering Zion Park

For those who want to experience Zions without the hassle of a million other tourists! A very exclusive, private, home away from home on a spectacular 750 acre ranch adjacent to Zion National Park. Home sits deep in a magical canyon where the mountains light up at sunset. 3 BR/ 2.5 BA/ sleeps 6/ huge, completely equipped kitchen for family cooking/ two tv viewing areas with tons of movies/ dishwasher/ washer & dryer / wi-fi / two porches /access to pool and tennis court / catch and release pond fishing & pedel boat / trampoline / large BBQ area near pool.

Age restriction for children: due to the many possible hazards on the ranch, we do not allow children under the age of 5.

More Details

Owner
Vickie Moyle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Vickie Moyle

Owners, Hank & Vickie, quit the pollution of the big city twenty years ago and moved their family to the Sunset Canyon Ranch...and have never looked back. We wake up in Zions every day! Need we say more!

Vickie Moyle purchased this house in 1992

Why Vickie Moyle chose Virgin

We fell in love with Zion National Park when we had a vacation home in nearby St. George, Utah thirty years ago. We always dreamed of owning a ranch and then one day, after five years of searching, the most enchanting place in the world presented itself - an old famous ranch bordering Zion National Park. The ranch had been used as a location for several movies through the years and we fell in love.

What makes this house unique

When you drive into the gates of The Sunset Canyon Ranch you are enthralled by the stunning view of Kolob and Cougar Mountain. Down a long steep drive into the canyon, your heart melts as you view the green pastures, surrounded by white fences. A lovely creek runs through the entire property and cottonwood trees line the banks. Several ponds are claimed as home by ducks and a variety of fish. This is a veritable jewel oasis in the desert. But the best thing of all...and the story behind the name...is as the sun settles for the day our canyon comes aglow with stunning orange colors. The peace one feels in our magical kingdom is second only to the majesty one feels in Zion National Park.

Amenities

Virgin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No shoes - white carpets
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , private loo
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice deep tub for soaking after hikes
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink & Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master with sitting room & private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed room, small, but comfy
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom, ideal for children, but comfortable for adults
  • Large master bedroom with king bed with sitting room with tv viewing area and its own bathroom Queen room, small, but comfy, surrounded by books Twins in light, airy room, large walk-in closet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Sunset Canyon Ranch is an old famous ranch which has appeared as the backdrop in several movies. It's location and natural beauty cannot be matched. A stay here in this peaceful getaway engenders a peace that you'll take with you long afterwards.

Reviews

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Private, Beautiful Home at the Famous Sunset Canyon Ranch
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Des Moines, Iowa
5

Fabulous house for six adults visiting Zion!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our 2 adult children and spouses, enjoyed a week-long stay at Sunset Canyon Ranch. We arrived later than expected from Las Vegas Airport, but the owner was very accommodating with our check-in time.

Three bedrooms were perfect for us. My wife and I claimed the very large master bedroom suite which included a sitting area with slider to the deck, a large walk-in closet and large bathroom with a walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub. The king-sized bed was very comfortable.

The kids reported their bedrooms to be very comfortable also.

We heavily utilized the kitchen which was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. The two refrigerators made it possible to stock up on food. We cooked our evening meals every day except one, and enjoyed the large dining table for many hours of playing games. Coffee on the deck was a favorite morning activity, mostly due to the litter of kittens that liked to hang out there.

We stayed connected to the outside world using the WiFi which worked well during our stay. The big screen TV in the living room was used to stream YouTube videos, often featuring rock climbing.

Although we did hike the ranch a bit, and took advantage of the ping pong table and swimming pool near the main house, we spent most of our vacation out exploring Zion National Park. Mountain biking, climbing and hiking were our main activities, with a hike to Angels Landing being a highlight for me. A "rest day" included some shopping in Springdale. We made the trek over to the main gate of the park just beyond Springdale many times, but our last day of hiking was just a few miles north of the ranch on the Hop Valley Trail. If you want to avoid the crowds, I advise exploring Zion National Park access north of the ranch.

One other thing we did while on this trip was a day trip to Page, AZ to visit Horseshoe Bend and Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon. If you have an extra day and don't mind a car trip, check it out.

My advise to visitors to Sunset Canyon Ranch is to plan your meals pretty well. There isn't a grocery store nearby to pick up the forgotten item, so make the trip to the store count.

I recommend Sunset Canyon Ranch highly. This is the nicest and most comfortable home we have rented through VRBO so far. This is the only VRBO we have rented in the United States where we met the owners. There house is quite a distance from the rental house, so we seldom saw them, but when we did, it was a very enjoyable conversation.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient but peaceful location and beautifully appointed home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Log House on Sunset Canyon Ranch for 8 days with another couple. The home was well appointed, beautifully decorated and well-kept. The layout was perfect for sharing as each bedroom had a sitting area and there was as much privacy as desired. We were easily able to drive to Zion National Park in 30 minutes or to St. George in a similar time. The ranch also has many amenities including a pool. The kitchen was well supplied with appliances and many spices and condiments. This was a very nice way to spend a week in peace and quiet or to use as a gateway to Zion. It was nice to have a place to retreat to after a day in the park.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This hidden gem was glorious!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t believe what we booked coming into Vicki’s property. The views absolutely rival Zion National Park. We are tucked in a valley and got to explore the immense property on the days we didn’t want to get in the car. We fished, played on the paddle boat and ping pong, hiked, chased turkeys, explored in the streams, read on the porch while listened to the leaves and waterfall. It has been a wonderful stay and we are sad to leave.

Thank you, Vicki, for sharing your home with us and stocking the kitchen and house with everything anyone could think of. His house did not feel like a rental at all. You have been so responsive and welcome. We hope to be back here again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it-four old friends could not have landed in a more perfect, wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Vickie provided a place that had everything we needed. The house and property exceeded what we all imagined. The beauty of Zion Park was a short distance away; however, the intangible part of Zion-the sacredness-was felt on the ranch. The beautiful covered porch looking out at the rock ridges and rushing stream was our favorite place to relax. We watched and listened to the 10 or so hummingbirds that were frequent visitors. At night sitting on the patio, we star gazed until our comfy beds called. The ranch was a perfect place to prepare for the day and come home to after a day of hiking, and it was a wonderful place to explore and enjoy on its own. I will remember the kindness of the owners, the smell of cedar and juniper, the sounds and sights of the birds and water, and most of all-the underlying peaceful silence of this very special place. In Gratitude, Susan

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Top of the line!

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I spent 5 nights here and the entire experience was excellent! Super quiet, private location so no worries about anyone above, below, or next to you. Huge well stocked kitchen, awesome master suite, so much extra room! Vickie had some great tips for hiking in places that weren't crowded, and at the end of the day when we were all exhausted from walking, the pool helped to stretch out our sore muscles. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT house GREAT Stay

  • 5 of 5

First, I just want to say that we rent on VRBO all the time, and all over the world. this was the nicest house we have ever stayed in. Everything was so thought out and Vickie was a delight. Thank you for having us. Home run.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St. George
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Springdale
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hurricane
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
SR9
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Virgin
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Brian Head
Car: necessary

Imagine a private, unique interlude with Zion sans thousands of tourists. Nestled in a deep canyon beneath the red rock and volcanic mesas of Zion National Park, you’ll find the perfect, very exclusive, hideaway for your vacation rental. Green pastures, a gurgling stream, ponds and ancient trees create a stark pastoral contrast to the raw, wind-sculpted red mountains of Zion. This 750 acre working ranch is bordered by Zion National Park and BLM land and is centrally located for your day visits to Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Las Vegas.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Minimum cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 10.62%

A $500 security deposit will be required, which will be returned upon satisfactory cleaning, inspection and inventory.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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