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Welcome to our world class premier vacation area

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

This wanderlust homestay is located next to beautiful Snow Canyon.

Relax, compete in the Huntsman World Games or IronMan competitions or golf your heart out while staying at "The Watering Hole at Copper Canyon". A place to retreat to, or base from during your explore of Utah's Big Five National Parks, Grand Canyon or a rest from your Las Vegas round the clock entertainment.

We purchased this home to host friends, family and guest competitors and snowbirds alike. Immaculately clean 2 bed 2 bath + flex room with Handscraped hickory flooring, The living area has wood flooring, fireplace/TV, high ceilings and French doors to the backyard. The kitchen has a casual bar with 3 bar stools. It is well stocked with the basics and even some unique local seasons for the local wild game. The owners have handpicked furnishings for this home that are upscale yet comfortable enough to put your feet up. The style reflects their own eclectic taste--fusing Marilyn's Wyoming trapper and outfitter heritage with original black & white photos of the indigenous Paiute Indians that settled in the nearby springs in the bar and dining area. The 'map room' reflects their global travels including weavings from Peru, gifts from China friends, memories of Antarctic and maps of everywhere. The entrance to the great room is flanked by a half moon tooled leather bar and found object hardwood table & base from Mexico. (where Marilyn and Chris met dancing in the sand at Pappas & Beer 20 years ago!)

By legal description, the home is a 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home- but we consider it a 2 bed & den home. This home sleeps 4 very comfortably. The master bedroom has a wall of windows to give it an open/airy feeling with great views of the songbirds, owls and night stars. It has an ensuite bath with large shower, whirlpool tub [fast filling/lots of hot water], double sinks & privacy area for the toilet. It has a large closet with more than enough room to unload backpacks and suit cases for long term tenants. The 2nd guestroom and bathroom are on the opposite side. The queen bed has a wall mounted TV and is next to the 2nd bathroom and laundry room. The 3rd den/bedroom has a leather couch that lays flat to create a double bed/futon. The closet is stocked with full linens/pillows & blankets so it could feasibly be a 3rd bedroom. It also has a wall mounted TV. An additional airbed is available for the stargazer who may want to sleep out in the backyard a night or two.

The kitchen is clean, fully stocked with anything you need to cook. All the cookware, linens, dishes etc are new The bar glasses are either imported or vintage. For the health conscious (I hope you all are) there is even a Nutribullet juice blender to maximize your stamina with local fruits and vegetables each day. The fridge may well be stocked with some drinks to hold you over until you can get to the store. Seasonings, olive oil, and basics are available for your use.

The livingroom has a gas fireplace, wall mounted TV, & Polk sound system. The home stay includes free WiFi and Dish TV. The community has a clubhouse with an indoor gym; swimming pool; whirlpool and common area kitchen for your use.

More Details

Marilyn Kidd Brier
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin, Email languages-- ALL- thanks to Google Translate.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Marilyn Kidd Brier

We fell in love with the topography, geology and friendly people so we bought this home in Copper Canyon the spring of 2014. Our first vacation to this Utah region was about 2 years ago. We had just returned from taking a 2 year 'break' from the economic downturn-- We had been living in China, Southeast Asia and South America- doing our own 'feet on the street' analysis of the global economy. We were about to jump back into our Los Angeles based careers and decided to get one more 'explore' under our belts. Chris had never seen the Parks... Zion, Bryce, Escalante or Arches and we thought me might even hike rim to rim of the Grand Canyon. We were in shock and awe that there was this much beauty right in our own U.S.A. backyard here in Snow Canyon State Park! Seriously, the region should be on the World Heritage Site list We only stayed a week that first trip but many trips since have convinced us that Utah is ' the place to be' - as exclaimed by it's early pioneers. Come see for yourself!

Marilyn Kidd Brier purchased this house in 2014

Why Marilyn Kidd Brier chose Ivins

Copper Canyon... location, location location! The 10 minute drive from the freeway up Snow Canyon Road sets the tone for the beauty and healing energy we found the Red Mountains of Ivins' provides.

This home is 5 minutes away from amazing climbing, biking & hiking trails, hieroglyphics and a Tortoise reserve. Not to mention golf!!

You don't even have to leave your dining table to enjoy the rocky peak views and feel the healing energy the canyon vortex gives off.

Coming or going, you'll pass by a spring fed pond hosting frogs, lily pads and a little waterfall. It's great to have a home in an area that is beautiful to drive through to get there.

The home itself has high ceilings, hickory wood floors, a bright and airy casual kitchen off the great room/dining layout. French doors open to the fully privacy fenced backyard and patio. The back lawn is bordered by Russian and local sage. Best of all- there are NO streetlights around, so the Milky Way and millions of stars are brightly visible from the backyard! (an air mattress is provided if you want to sleep out under the stars just for the heck of it) a short walk past a few homes will lead you to a relaxing year round pool and jacuzzi in the quiet community clubhouse.

What's NOT to love about this property? The master and 2nd bedroom have wonderful windowed views of year round green treetops [filled with chirping birds and owls] and local desert willows complete with

What makes this house unique

Season Pass to Snow Canyon, discounted tickets to Tuacahn Ampitheater Musicals and locals discount to Red Mountain Spa; a 'Map Room' with lots of biking, hiking and scenic destinations to check out. Local laws prohibit the leasing of homes in Copper Canyon for less than 1 month, but special provisions allow for Huntsman competitors to book a partial month. Longer Term may get reduced rate and/or trade some time with us At our ocean adjacent getaway at Redondo Beach, CA.


Ivins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Small service dog allowed with additional pet rental/deposit
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite MasterBath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks; plentiful hot water for relaxing jaccuzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Roomy cast iron tub/shower for guests.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Enjoy the starry night view &/or relax in the whirlpool tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den/Bedroom has TV and sleep sofa futon; double airbed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Choose to watch the milky way out the large window or HDTV.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Red Mountain spa is a 5 minute walk away and Biggest Loser Camp 10 min. Tuacahn open air amphitheater and Snow Canyon a short drive, bike ride or walk down the road thru the Tortoise protected desert.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5

As there were just two of us, we were looking for a St. George house without huge sleeping capacity, single-level, close to the things we love like Snow Canyon and bike paths.... We were happy to find the very thing, recently purchased and furnished, in a small subdivision with nice neighbors - and for a bonus the presence of Red Mountain Lodge (spa) right around the corner. The size and layout, plus private and quiet backyard, suit us perfectly. And there's room in the garage for both a car and our bikes. We also loved interacting with the owners, and when something went wrong with one of the locks a handyman was present promptly. After years of going to St. George in Spring, this is our favorite house and we will be returning every April for the foreseeable future.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wherever my heart takes me.

Great location, great home!

  • 5 of 5

The weather is still cool so we are glad we came for May stay. A bit of rain made the hiking trails so nice. Must do the hike along the river bed to the Boy Scout cave. It's next to Ref Miuntain Spa area and we stopped and got a salad and iced coffee in our dusty hiking attire and felt right at home. This is all accessed via walking- no need for a car to access some good hiking/biking trails (the toe trail) which leads up to gunsight bor over to the cave. Copper Canyon is a development just a few minutes from the mouth of snow canyon.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City, UT

happy travelers

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have spent the month of March here in Ivins. It is a perfect place to kick back and relax - surrounded by magnificent scenery! If you like outdoor activities, you won't be disappointed. Lots of trails for walking, hiking, biking etc.

The house is lovely - well furnished and equipped. It has a nice open floor plan that opens to a very pretty private garden. Also, there is a club house a block away with an indoor pool and jacuzzi - plus a nice outdoor area for sunning and relaxing.

Our only criticism of the St. George area is the lack of good restaurants. We found only a couple that we returned to but found most of them very mediocre. Hard to understand with all the vacationers that come this area. However, we are foodies and maybe more choosey than most.

The owners were very helpful and left the house in pristine condition. if you are coming to this area, you will love this property!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Bernadino CA

More beautiful than Santa Fe!

  • 5 of 5

The area doesn't allow streetlights {lots of walking/bike lighted paths though} so the milkyway and stars were incredibly bright. Used the extra airbed to sleep out in the backyard to stargaze. Frogs and owl hoots lulled us to sleep. Hike in Snow Canyon and you may not even need to drive to Zions. It's like a "mini Zions" but 5 minutes away. Oh- loved the house too!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
134 Miles
McCarron International- Las Vegas 1.5 hrs
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several courses within 2-10 miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Hollow Lake for watersports and sandrails
Car: recommended

Snow Medical Canyon Clinic .5m,

'Biggest Loser' Spa 1.5m

Red Mountain Spa .25 mi (1 block)

Tuacahn Amphitheater .5m

Snow Canyon State Park 1m,

Quail Lake 18m

Sand Hollow (sand dunes)State Park 23m

Veterans Assisted Living Cottages .5m

Gunlock Reservoir 10m,

St George Airport 20m

Mesquite NV 38m,

Las Vegas 120m

Zion National Park 50m,

Bryce Canyon NP 125m

Grand Canyon North Rim 150m,

Salt Lake City 300m


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $200

We have lovingly bought this home for our own summer use and to share with global travelers and outdoor sports enthusiasts like ourselves. We also have a beach house on the sand in southern California that might ask us about!

Please note that summer rates do not include overage charges for A.C. use over and above reasonable usage.

Owner'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.