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Bonnie or Jim Pollock

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english

Unique Midway* Chalet, Spring Discounts, L&S groups, Spa, Firepit, ZipLine

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Long Valley Junction holiday chalet

6+ Bedrooms(2 semiprivate queen beds + Loft, 4 1/2 Baths (Sleeps 2 to 32 people)

*Midway between Zion and Bryce National Parks, we are located in the picturesque mountains for Utah's National Parks. The Pondarosa Pine trees surround us with a backyard meadow view off a 1,500 sq. ft deck. This double-level deck has a large grill and tables and chairs for up to 45 people.

An equipped regulation Fire Pit on a point overlooking the meadow makes you feel the heavens are just above you! In the summer the Milky Way is almost right there! A supply of wood, camp chairs, skewers and fire starter are for your use.

Our elevation of 7,500 feet keep morning and evening summer temperatures cool and daytime temperatures around 85%. Can't predict much for winter except snow!!!

In addition, we have a game room (with pool table, table tennis, darts, foosball and elliptical trainer. Outside there is a full volleyball court, basketball, horse shoes, tether ball, ropes course, sandbox and multiple swings and hammocks.

A tree house for sleeping 3-5 kids is the launch pad for the 600 ft zip line across the meadow. In the summer of 2017 a Hoba Hut will be ready for another group of from 3-5 kids.

HOSTED because we live on the property and assist in the complexity of our

amenities so your vacation is without troubles! We have what you forget to bring!

You can see we are perfect for family reunions, group retreat, fall color watching, , UEA school out week, or holiday get-togethers.

Off season rates are in affect after Labor Day and before Memorrial Day, excluding Holidays. Rate depends on number of people and bathrooms you want. Nice weekly rates. Check in and out times sometimes can be a adjusted depending on availability. Just bring your personal items and food. We are well stocked with everything!


The "lay-out" video is about 6 years old and many things have been updated like; 6 single beds in loft, and a new private bedroom Other videos show the outdoor fun equipment and activity areas.


OPTION 1: Small Family Option (up to 6 people)

OPTION 2: Small A-Frame called the SHADOW (6 to 18 people)

OPTION 3: Shadow + Nook, (18-20 guests)

OPTION 4: The Whole Enchilada (20-32) A FOUR (4) NIGHT MINIMUM STAY is required for options 4.

All rental amounts are subject to an 11.2% sales and lodging tax.

*25 or more guests - will require an added cleaning fee of $100/$150.

Watch out for the low estimates provided by Home Away. The Home Away system can’t seem to handle variable rates based upon the number of guests – their estimate is based on our rate for just 2 guests! Obviously, for the larger groups we specialize in, a quote in this range can be quite misleading. We have been working with Home Away to correct the problem.

The Chalet is halfway between Zion and Bryce on Hwy 89 (some call it a destination by itself!!) for the Chalet is a hub to a variety of activities from skiing or riding bikes down Utah's famous powdered slopes to adventuresome hiking through ancient river gorges bordered by sheer rock faces. Whether after a day of sliding down the Pink Sand Dunes, hiking to Calf Creek Falls near Bryce Canyon, or fishing in the beautiful clear rivers and lakes, you can unwind and reminisce of the day's pleasures in a hydrotherapy spa.

Others loved our place, you will too!! Just a few comments!


“Great base for a vacation exploring Zion and Bryce National Parks. This home was comfortable, clean and spacious for our family. Our children, 9 and 11, loved all the space outside, the obstacle course and many different kinds of swings and hammocks. We all enjoyed the beautiful views and peaceful location. The game area was really a bonus and so was the hot tub after a day of hiking.”


“Great location and wonderful people. You can't do better than this if you want a good place to vacation. Lots to do within driving distance too. But nothing better than sitting on the deck or around the fire pit in the peaceful.”


“Our FAMILY had a Great Vacation! The kids loved the zipline, and the Audlts loved the Deck! The view off of the deck was amazing. We had over 20 Grandkids and there was enough space and things to do we didn't feel like all the kids were right under our feet.”


“The cabin is bigger than it looks in the pictures, and has a lot of open living areas.”


“What a delightful place for a family gathering!! Our grandchildren are still raving about the wonderful time they had there. The location was ideal, the accommodations great, and the multiple activities at the cabin kept everybody enraptured, especially the zip-line. We were able to take short trips to Zion and Bryce National Parks, as well as other hiking activities up around Duck Creek and Navajo Lake. Indoor and outdoor cooking facilities and the fire pit made cooking and evening entertaining easy and enjoyable. Did I mention how much fun the zip-line was?


All of our contacts with the owners were positive and they were always helpful. We recommend this cabin and its location as a great place for any size family. We even got to use the fire put one night--great views of the stars at night. Tons of beds and room for all of the guests. Overall, I could not have asked for more--we had an amazing time!”


“We decided this year to do a family Thanksgiving surrounded by trees and snow and for my family with three young boys...this house was perfect! The location is beautiful and very convenient to Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Brian Head. When we weren't out exploring, we were relaxing back at the house in the hot tub and the boys could keep going with pool, fuzeball and ping pong available. Jim and Bonnie were very accommodating and available anytime we had questions. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a nice place to take a family for vacation!!!.”

Your day might start out with horseback riding, a visit to Cascade Falls, lava tube exploring at Mammoth Caves or snooping through the many rock shops in the area. For a day and evening adventure you can fancy yourself with a live play at the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, not far from Brian Ski Resort or Cedar Breaks National Park. The Tuacahn amphitheatre in St. George where evening performances are spectacular among a natural stage of red rock cliffs is another area attraction.

Who says you have to do anything! Schedule in a day off to rest and just stay at the 'Destination' and choose to relax in a tree swing or hammock with a good book, grill or cook your dinner at the fire pit. At dusk linger to watch the breathtaking sunset followed by twinkling stars showing up so you can witness the 'Milky Way ' in all it's splendor!. Later, if you're still feeling energetic you can socialize in the game room playing Pool or a faster-paced ping-pong game.

Keywords: A unique Hosted Rental with 6 different options to choose from. We are here as 'host' to make sure the systems and equipment operate smoothly. A cozy nook for 2 people to a family or group reunion up to 32 people. Space is available for 6 children on mats or in cribs. We are kid friends, in-house game room, sleeping loft, spa, sports court, winter sports, summer mountain exploring. Under the pictures you will see the options.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Bonnie or Jim Pollock (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Bonnie or Jim Pollock

We love the outdoors and have spent a lot of time in the High Sierra's and Lake Powell over the past 25 years. After living in Beijing China, Ghana Africa and Hong Kong it feels so good to be home. Three years ago we decided to remodel and build out our property for our family of 31+ to enjoy. But you know young families with jobs don't get as much time away as they would like. Our home is so comfortable and amazing we decided to share it! We welcome you to be our special guest.

Bonnie or Jim Pollock purchased this chalet in 1996

Why Bonnie or Jim Pollock chose Alton

It's really a destination place between Zion and Bryce National Parks. Some guests just love to relax and enjoy the many amenities we offer. Everyone comments on how centrally we are located to so many areas of interest between the two major national parks, Bryce Canyon and Zion. Cedar Breaks, Brian Head Ski Resort, Duck Creek Village and Mammoth Caves are just 12-20 miles up Hwy 14 towards Cedar City.

What makes this chalet unique

We are at the top of the list when it comes to outdoor and indoor activities for all ages!! Fire wood for the fire pit and wood burning stove is FREE!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location and wonderful people. You can't do better than this if you want a good place to vacation. Lots to do within driving distance too. But nothing better than sitting on the deck or around the fire pit in the peaceful.
Jul 2012
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Unique Midway* Chalet, Spring Discounts, L&S groups, Spa, Firepit, ZipLine
average rating of 4.978261 based on 51 reviews

Fall Break Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 20 (ten children and ten adults) had an exceptional time for four days in this facility. We brought our own food and utilized the "whole enchilada" package. We had two refrigerators and used the kitchen in the Shadow portion. The bedrooms and bathrooms were arranged perfectly for our family. The recreation room had multiple options for the children and teens. Of course, the zip line was the hit with all but the three youngest children who were too small.

We spent one day at Zions Canyon hiking and the next day at Bryce Canyon hiking. Saturday we stayed at the facility and relaxed, took a short drive to Cedar Breaks and Cedar City, played games and watched movies. It will be a trip we will talk about for years to come and the kids will always remember the zip line.

The hosts were very welcoming and eager to make our stay perfect. We would recommend this facility to anyone of any age.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

Close to Highway 89, tons of things to do for the whole family, close to Bryce National Park and Duck Creek Village, sweet zipline, gigantic deck with tons of tables and chairs, Jim and Bonnie are very kind and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We visited for a long weekend with a group of 6 adults and 9 kids and had a wonderful time! The house was fun and there was plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, even when it rained for 2 of the days. We visited both Bryce and Zions and the house was a great location to get to both places. The zipline and clubhouse were an especially big hit. Really fun place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Asiel and Jenny, Sure the weather turned sour on you but what a positive family you were! "What, they have gone to see Bryce again already," I said when Jim told me the Shadow was empty. You came to see and have fun and the 4 days sure went fast for all of us. Thanks for enjoying the new upgrades we completed just before you arrived! And please know you are sure welcome to return anytime. Bonnie
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So Much Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family group of 25, including infants to retired grandparents, stayed at the cabin in July. We had so much fun. The cabin is perfectly situated for visiting the gorgeous Southern Utah National Parks. We visited Zion one day and Bryce another. A group also went fishing one morning at Panguitch Lake. We could have gone to Grand Canyon or visited Cedar Breaks National Monument, but there was plenty to do at the cabin to keep the 15 grandchildren busy from high rope swings to the zip line. Jim and Bonnie will bend over backwards to make sure you have what you desire and accommodate your needs. They have made this a perfect family reunion destination. If you are looking for a spa like atmosphere with a gourmet kitchen, this is not the place. I actually stayed at just such a place the week after we left with a different group, and I kept wishing we were back at the Pollock's. There was so much more to do there and the views from the deck - day or night were spectacular. Go and enjoy the Pollocks warm hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL time on our trip, visiting Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce! We loved staying at this great vacation home! It had so many things for 2 grandparents, daughter and grandgirls to do, inside and outside, and it was perfectly located between the parks. Our hosts have done a terrific job of creating a vacation place that meets the needs of many different kinds of vacationers. When we saw the full moon last week, we remembered the beautiful location where we were one month ago on our Utah trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin, Perfect for a Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic time while staying at this cabin. There were 25 of us ages 2 to 70 and everyone had a fabulous time. The cabin is located in a beautiful area surrounded by pine trees and an open meadow. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and seeing deer around the cabin in the evenings.

The kids and adults had fun with all the activities on the property and we had camp fires several nights during our stay. We enjoyed day trips to Bryce and Zion as well as an evening in nearby Cedar Breaks. The hosts, Bonnie and Jim were wonderful and helped make our stay fabulous. The kids and adults enjoyed all the activities at the cabin from basketball to ping pong, pool, darts, hot tub, swings, hammocks, tree house, sand box and lots more. I would highly recommend this property to any group looking for a fun cabin to stay at while exploring Bryce, Zion and the surrounding area.

The cabin has plenty of beds and bedding and all the kitchen essentials to cook for a large group.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
St. George
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Mt. Carmel Junction
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Interstate 15
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Buffalo Bristro
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Brian Head Ski Resort
Car: necessary

We are in the heart of one of the most scenic areas of Southern Utah located at the headwaters of the Sevier River flowing north and the Virgin River flowing south. We are 35 miles from the east entrance to Zion National Park to the south west, the same distance from Bryce National Park to the north east, 30 miles from Navaho Lake, 40 miles from Panguatch Lake (and great fishing) and 40 miles from Cedar City and the world famous summer Shakespeare Festival. Also, some of our guests take day trips to the North


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Long Valley Junction, Utah

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
21 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$37 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$329
Tax Rate 11.2%

Call for off-season discount rates
#1 $125/night (2 guests), $750/wk NOOK
#2 $225/night (up to 6 guests), $1,300/wk SMALL FAMILY OPTION (kitchenette)
#3 $300/night (up to 6 guests), $1,800/wk SHADOW (full kitchen)
$350/night (7 to 10 guests),$2,100/wk SHADOW (full kitchen)
#4 $500/night(16to18 guests), $2,950/wk SHADOW+Nook
#5 $750/night(19 to 24 guests), $3,900/wk WHOLE ENCHILADA!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Long Valley Junction, Utah

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large Bedroom in the Shadow
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen bedroom in the Shadow
    Bedroom 3 loft above bedroom - 6 single bed , Mattresses and 4 inch matts
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Hide-a-bed sofa in living room of the Shadow
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , Bedroom in the 'Nook' in the Large A Frame
    Bedroom 6 - 4 single bed , 2 sets of bunks in the Lower Level of the Large A Frame
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed , In the Lower level of the Large A Frame
    Bedroom 8 - 1 large double bed , A private area (Large A Frame) bring your own blow-up
  • Third level loft in the Shadow will accommodate 6 children or young adults on mats and mattresses. In the video it shows 2 queen blow-up mattresses which is not correct.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Minimum Age Limit for Renters; Kitchen staples, such as 'salt & pepper', 'sugar,' 'flour', 'olive oil', 'herbs' Upon request we offer 'Coffee Pot,' 'Coco Maker.' 'Popcorn Popper,' 'Belgian Waffle Maker,' and just ask for I bet we have it! Mountain View; Foosball; Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.