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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen, Laundry W/ Beautiful 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.

More Details

Lee or Mary Jo Chamberlan
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very peaceful, serene, comfortable home with gracious kind hosts. Perfect location to relax and have privacy yet close to all local attractions. The amenities are wonderful, beds are super comfortable. One of our best vacations ! Neha
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Glendale

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The gas BBQ is for outdoor cooking. Please do not start any fires for any purpose. The canyon can get very dry raising risk of forest fires
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Two bathrooms. The main area has a shower, toilet, and sink. The second bath, has a full bathtub with shower, toilet, and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lamanite Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed
    Main Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • 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.


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Polly's Guesthouse - Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon National Parks
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 47 reviews

Close to everything, yet away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at Polly's Guesthouse in June and had a fantastic time! Plenty of room for 4 of us (this house can easily handle more). We used it as our hub as we toured Zion, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Kanarra Falls, and Grand Staircase and this location was ideal for all of our exploration! We could have happily another week!

The canyon road is gravel with very little traffic. We ended up cooking and eating outside a couple times because the weather and canyon valley views were just great. Then, after the sun set and stars came out, it got even better!

We missed out on meeting the owners but Mary Jo was awesome, going out of her way to provide information on restaurants, grocery stores, and driving options. Completely hospitable - I almost felt like we were family.

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is truly a diamond in the rough. If this is available you really should book it!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 30/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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What a great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 31/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guests enjoys our apartment.We try hard to make it enjoyable and comfortable.
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old but serviceable and very clean.

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Wonderfully secluded.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
105 Miles
St. George Municipal Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mt. Carmel Junction
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
US 89
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
GGolden Hills; Thunder Bird--Mt. Carmel Junction
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Brian Head
Car: necessary

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

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Glendale

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$134.39 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$268.78

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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