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Hilltop retreat with 360* views of Beautiful Color Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Open all year! Large Beautiful House in the Perfect Location. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath

Our home is built in a beautiful location, right on the top of a hill just above Kanab Utah. Home has all new floor coverings, fully functionable Kitchen and a Large Vaulted ceiling family room Feel like your home away from home! It is within walking distance of the Golf Course, grocery stores and shopping. We are right in the middle of Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, North rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and The Grand Staircase Escalante. So Bring your Camera, and hiking shoes and make sure to have plenty of time to see the wonders of Color County.

Home is a Hexagon shape, and has windows all across the front. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is just minutes away from Kanab. Wrap around deck and private back deck give views in all directions. Home sits on 2.2 acres and has addition RV hookups, and a garage. Home is very private. You can sit on the deck and watch the sun come up or down!

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Lindsey Jones Or Tad Mecham
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Lindsey Jones Or Tad Mecham

I was raised in Kanab. This is my parents dream home, they build it in 1986. My father was a Sgt. on the Utah Highway Patrol. My Brother and I both followed in his footsteps. Thus the name 'Bear Den'. I live close by and work as a DOT Inspector for the State of Utah.

Lindsey Jones Or Tad Mecham purchased this house in 2014

Why Lindsey Jones Or Tad Mecham chose Kanab

I made a promise to my daddy that I would keep this house and take care of it. What better way to show my appreciation? I love sharing my parents beautiful home with explorers wanting to see the country we have all loved for many years!

What makes this house unique

The wrap around deck and large windows provides the best view around!! The Bear Den is Homey, Comfortable and a beautiful place to vacation in!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kanab

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

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Hilltop retreat with 360* views of Beautiful Color Country
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 34 reviews

Aloft with the breeze!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great spot to explore the parks from, this is it! It's an easy drive to Lake Powell, Bryce, Zion, Antelope Slot Canyons, and lots more. Situated on the top of a little hill, this octagonal house has windows all across the front, and it's perfectly situated to catch the April breeze! Makes you feel like you're in a tree house, and the view of the red rock canyons from up there can't be beat! After being out in the strong Utah sun, we very quick to put down our stuff, and curl up on the nearest oversized chair, for a nap! Instantly at home! (And even in April, the sun is strong! So this breezy house is a welcome retreat!) Over the course of our vacation, we stayed in four different homes--and this one I could absolutely come back to. Not because it was "decorator perfect"...but because it was a very comfy, unassuming home, with great beds-- and it just felt like home. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We would love to have you return. So glad you enjoyed a little bit of our piece of heaven. The country here is beautiful!
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Big, well maintained, clean home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, right on the edge of Kanab. Excellent for trips to Coral Sands, Hog Canyon, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Zion, etc. The kitchen and pantry are loaded with everything you need, the living room has lots of comfortable furniture, and the layout provides plenty of privacy. The wrap around deck is wonderful for enjoying the view.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best in Kanab

  • 5 of 5

Hilltop location is ideal to relax after hiking during the day. We cooked our meals and enjoyed on the decks surrounding the house. This was our second trip to the "Bear Den" and will return.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bear Den accessible for elderly

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I took our 80 year old father to see the wonders of Utah that he had seen with my mother 20 years earlier. This house was well located for seeing so much of the area: North Rim, Cedar Brakes, Coral Sands, Pipe Spings Bryce Canyon and Zion.

My father has limited sight due to macular degeneration in both eyes and balance issues. This house has ramps to the living room door and very secure hand rails in the restroom. My sister and I did not have to worry so much about him moving around on his own which was a relief.

The house is well kept and extremely pleasant. I recommend it highly for your next trip to the Kanab area. My husband and I plan to vacation there in the future and will definitely want to rent the Bear Den again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The Bear Den is clean and well maintained. The views from the deck are breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us had a wonderful experience vacationing in Kanab and staying at The Bear Den for 9 days. The house was a welcoming place to come back to after busy days at The North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce and Zion. The views from the deck were beautiful and we enjoyed mornings on the deck as well as watching the sunset. The house itself was roomy and very comfortable for the six of us. The town of Kanab was welcoming and we enjoyed the small shops there. Some of our group did the Kanab Zip Line and others took the ATV tour. We would highly recommend staying at the Bear Den anyone else interesting in vacationing in southern Utah.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unsafe and smelled like a basement bar

  • 1 of 5

Owner has failed to respond to numerous messages therefore I am leaving a very disappointing review. Nothing has been done to this home in at least 50 years. Smoke detectors are missing from the bedrooms the smell of smoke is extreme. There is an abandoned box truck in the backyard, exposed wiring greets you at the front door. A vanity light fixture with glass bulbs is in a shower, extension cords are throghout the home running across walking paths. There is a dog door through the wall. There are some ok reviews of this home and I cannot understand how they are possible. We have stayed in many homes though this site and all have been fine except this one. We paid for a four night stay and left after 30 minutes after trying to air out the home. Owner has not responded to messages and has not provided a refund. You will be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
St. George Utah
Nearest Golf
Kanab Golf Course
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Lake Powell

Close to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Hub for Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, The WAVE, Coral Pink Sand dunes, and Grand Staircase Escalante.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$138.35
Property Damage Insurance AU$109.3

House is in a beautiful location with lots of space. Home is large and perfect for family gatherings or just sitting on the decks and watching the sunrise and set over the beautiful Red hills of Kanab!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.