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Polly's Guesthouse - Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon National Parks

Glendale, UT, USA
  • Apartment1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen, Laundry W/ Beatiful Meadow And Mountain Views

1408 Lydia's Canyon Rd, Glendale, UT, 84729

Bryce, Zion, Grand Staircase, Grand Canyon, Shakesperean Festival, Fishing are just a few of the many attractions you can do and see with-in a few minutes to 90 minutes of our home.

Beautiful nature setting right in the middle of Southern Utah's national parks. We are only 18 miles to the East Entrance of Zions National Park, 52 miles to Bryce Canyon National Park, 95 Miles to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, 55 miles to Utah's premier Shakespearean Festival, and just minutes to the west entrance of the Grand Staircase National Monument.

The home is located 1.4 miles up Lydias Canyon road on the west side of Scenic Highway 89. While cell phone coverage is very spotty, we do offer internet access and use of our home phone for domestic calls.

This was Grandma Sylvia and Grandpa Cornell (Polly) Chamberlain's home. It has since been expanded from the original home with less than 1000 square feet to over 3000 square feet. The entire second floor of over 1400 square feet is now a separate guest house with complete privacy.

The fully private second floor is accessed from external stairs to the deck, or via a private driveway that wraps around the house to the second floor level. You will enjoy up to three bedrooms, two full baths, your own laundry, complete kitchen with full sized stove / range and refrigerator.

Plenty of linens, towels, pots, pans, and dishes for up to 10 guests.


Lee or Mary Jo Chamberlan

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Lee or Mary Jo Chamberlan

Lee and Mary Jo Chamberlain-(now 82 and 81 years old-) purchased this farm home from Lee's parents in 1985 and retired to the 'Ranch' in Lydias Canyon in 1993. Lee grew up in Glendale and on his dad's other ranch, Hogs Heaven located at the top of Zion's Narrows. His and Mary Jo's knowledge of Southern Utah can help you plan the perfect visit to this area they call home. Lee and Mary Jo occasionally occupy the lower apartment as a second home during the summer months and are available for consulting about vacation plans and area trails. The upper apartment is completely isolated from the lower apartment and the lower apartment is never rented out. They have also lived many years in Moab, UT, so if your plans include visiting Canyonlands, Arches, or Capitol Reef National Parks and all points in between, please just ask. They can direct you to all of the best areas that you haven't seen. Even if this is not your first visit to Southern Utah.

Lee or Mary Jo Chamberlan purchased this Apartment in 1985

Why Lee or Mary Jo Chamberlan chose Glendale

This was Lee's parents home in Lydias Canyon. Lee grew up in Glendale working the ranch in Lydias Canyon and Dry Wash just across Highway 89. When they were planning their retirement from the BLM, Lee and Mary Jo asked his parents if they could purchase their home from them. Lee's parents lived a few more years in the home after they sold it to Lee and Mary Jo before moving into Glendale.

What makes this Apartment unique

Lydia's canyon is a little green oasis in the middle of a much more arid Southern Utah. With nearly 100 springs and a small stream running through the canyon, the meadows stay lush and green from spring until the first hard frost. Deer, turkeys, squirrels, porcupines, and even the occasional mountain lion and bear have been seen in the canyon. In the fall, the maples splash red among the yellows and browns of the fall foliage. At night, the stars blaze in color. Being over a mile from Scenic Highway 89, the evenings are quiet and peaceful.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Lamanite Room
        1 king, 1 queen
      • Main Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, This was a large closet of off bedroom #3 w/ exit window
      • The main apartment has one bedroom with a king bed and a sofa sleeper in front room. Bedrooms Two (Lamanite room) and three are available for additional price with five or more guests.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Two bathrooms. The main area has a shower, toilet, and sink. The second bath, has a full bathtub with shower, toilet, and sink.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
        • Mountain View
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WiFi / Internet is available
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking available on three levels
                    • Telephone
                      Sorry, Cell Phone coverage is not available in Lydias Canyon or in Glendale. Connect to our Wi-Fi with your smart phone and you can call or use our land line
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size washing machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          A crockpot is included
                        • Kitchen
                          Full size stove and double sink
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Full size oven as well as outdoor gas BBQ Grill provided
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Six dining seats indoors with a possible eight more outside on the deck as well-
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Hundreds of books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish Network
                                • Television
                                  40' Flat screen TV
                                • Video Library
                                  DVDs and VHS from our personal library are welcome to be used


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Huge deck with outdoor table and chairs
                                    • Golf
                                      There is a 9 hole golf course at the Mt. Carmel Junction which is the turn-off to Zions East Entrance from Highway 89,
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      New Gas BBQ grill on the deck


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          From the main door, there are two steps to get into the main living area and bedroom.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              No pool is available, but there are a couple of small ponds nearby in the meadows. You are welcome to swim in these at your own risk.

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • From your living room, bedroom, or deck look out over the lush green meadows of Lydias Canyon. Wild turkeys and deer are common sights in the meadows and even in our garden.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              44 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              This place is truly a diamond in the rough. If this is available you really should book it!

                                                              Susan M.

                                                              This location worked perfectly as a home base to take day trips to Zion (25 minutes) and Bryce (50 minutes) as well as the Coral Pink Sand Dunes (15 minutes).

                                                              The accomodations are spacious and the views from the porch are breathtaking. The two full bathrooms make getting ready in the morning a breeze and the kitchen is more than adequate for cooking and preparing lunches for day trips.

                                                              The unit has a full size washer and dryer which allowed us to pack lighter than usual and we were able to go home with clean clothes. The kitchen was fully stocked with spices and other basic necessities.

                                                              There’s plenty of space to park multiple vehicles and for those trailering ATV’s.

                                                              The location is full of charm and the owners are very nice and full of knowledge of the area. If the unit is available you shouldn’t pass it up. The value is great.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We have the best of the best people staying here. And it pleases us that they enjoy our apartment. We try hard to make it a pleasurable stay.

                                                              What a great place to stay!!!

                                                              Megan S.

                                                              We stayed for two months!! The place was perfect, the hostesses were acomidating and very kind!!


                                                              Megan S.

                                                              Great apt, tons of room, perfect location for what we needed.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are always pleased when our guests enjoys our apartment.We try hard to make it enjoyable and comfortable.

                                                              old but serviceable and very clean.

                                                              joel s.

                                                              It is dated, but really served our needs. Only thing is the road, of 1.2 miles was not paved, and that was a minor problem. The owners were wonderful and kind people. It was close to ZION and Bryce Canyon Parks. JS

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We enjoyed these two couples- a sister and brother and their spouses. They came to see our wonderful country and filled their two days from sun-up to sun down. We knew our play grounds would not disappoint them.

                                                              Wonderfully secluded.

                                                              Marcia M.Canfield, Ohio/midwest

                                                              Mary Jo and Lee were charming and hospitable. They live on the lower level, and rent the upper as guest quarters. They and their son provided lots of information about the area -- grocery stores, restaurants and places to see.

                                                              There was a wide selection of sleeping accommodations available. Great for our grandchildren to be able to choose their place. The kitchen was minimally but adequately equipped. The washer and dryer were super.

                                                              We stayed during a record breaking heat wave. Daily highs topped 100. During the hottest part of the afternoon, the air-conditioning was not able to keep up with the heat. However, at night it cooled off enough that we were able to turn off the AC and open the windows.

                                                              The house is on a dirt/gravel road several miles from the highway. The night-time skies were incredible. We were unable to pick out familiar constellations because there were so many stars. The Milky Way was clearly visible. My husband went out walking most early mornings, seeing many birds and finding friendly neighbors to talk with.

                                                              Other reviewers commented that it was a long drive to Zion and Bryce. We knew this when we chose this rental, but decided that the longer drives were worth not having to pack up and move every couple of days. This was a wonderful place for our extended family to spend time together.

                                                              As long as the temperature remains under 100, I don't think anyone would be disappointed renting this apartment.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Our guests is one of the reasons we have a vacation rental. We enjoy the unique personalities of each. And we particular like having grand parents in the group.

                                                              Lovely farm home

                                                              Arlene D.

                                                              Hi Mary Jo and Lee - Thank you for your hospitality - You are both most gracious. We enjoyed our stay at Polly's. Spacious and private, all the beds were comfortable, well stocked kitchen and baths, roomy floor plan for family of eight with a deck and barbecue which we grilled chicken and corncob - we did cook all our meals and sat at the family dinner table - connecting . Now back home, we are still thinking about your beautiful countryside property perfectly situated to visit both Bryce and Zion and for a time, live in the countryside. We also enjoyed Glendale where we rented a Razor OHV and Mystic River zip line where we feed carrots to the horses. Also Orderville for a German bakery and Terry's market grocer. You have a special place - Thank you for sharing. Rick and Arlene 5/29/17

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Such a nice family. And it is always a special pleasure when grandpa/grandma comes with the family. Thanks for leaving it so clean. Having people like you makes renting our apartment a joy.


                                                              Glendale, UT, USA

                                                              Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Grand Staircase, Orderville Gulch, Zions Narrows, the Subway, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Shakespearean Festival, Horseback Riding, Skiing, Fishing, are just a few of the hundreds of things to see and do within less than 2 hours of our home.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Maximum number of guests that we have beds is 10 (2 persons per King and Queen bed). We have 2 Kings, 1 Queen, 1 Queen sofa sleeper, and 2 singles. Nearest grocery store is Terry's Market in Orderville, UT is open six days a week 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. They have a limited selection of groceries for your needs.

                                                              44 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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