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Special Summer Rate - Beautiful 1 Bedroom Guest Home in the Escalante Canyon

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom Guest House on 40 acres in the Escalante Canyon

This property is part of a 160 acre private in holding in the heart of

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, seated halfway

between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park.

Located where Scenic Highway 12 ('The Golden Loop') crosses the

Escalante River, it is the hiking trail head to the renowned Escalante

Canyons. The main home (see vrbo 228445) and guest house are the

only structures on the last 40 acres downriver before 75 miles of

wilderness area that runs all the way to Lake Powell.

This getaway is a quaint 2 story 1 bedroom, 1 bath river front guest

home that is perfect for two. The 700 sq. ft. home faces views of the

Escalante Canyon, meadows, cliffs, and river and sits in a lush

riparian oasis surrounded by 600 ft. sandstone cliffs. The guest house

faces away from the main house 600 ft. away, so as to maximize

privacy. Hike from the front door to first class scenic wonders.

Magnificent views can be seen from the living/dining area, and from

the fully equipped kitchen that has granite counter tops, cherry wood

cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom with a

king bed is on the 2nd floor. The bedroom and 6x12 balcony have

beautiful meadow and red rock canyon views. The shower is an oval

glass mosaic tile walk in, no doors needed, with a colorful, local

river pebble floor. The walls of the home are plastered with the

beautiful red canyon sand. The home has excellent wi-fi and no TV. A

high clearance vehicle is preferable for the concreted low-water river

crossing (generally 1 ft. deep).

More Details

Owner
Katie Howland 2
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Katie Howland 2

About the owners Doug, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug is a 35-year designer/builder who built this beautiful home. His youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, Katie now manages the family’s properties. They built the house over a 7-year period in the late 90’s, commuting 7 hours each way from their home in Arizona. Doug now migrate between their properties in Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii. They like to hike, horseback ride, ski, practice yoga, whitewater raft, dance, and travel in their free time.

They also have vacation rentals in the town of Sedona in Northern Arizona and on the North Shore of Kauai.

Katie Howland 2 purchased this house in 1993

Why Katie Howland 2 chose Boulder

Doug came across this property in the early '90s. They fell in love with it not only for its beauty, but also because it is both accessible and secluded, with the Escalante River flowing through it.

What makes this house unique

There are many amazing natural wonders right out the front door and within an hour's drive (see above). Look for deer and wild turkey in the meadow in the mornings and evenings and watch the cloud shadows change over the canyon walls. Head up or down the canyon into rugged wilderness, and return home to comfort.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Boulder

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This property is the last private in holding in the Escalante Canyons.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation with mesmerizing views.

  • 5 of 5

From the awesome views to the beautiful shower, this property was fabulous. We loved the nearby hikes and enjoyed some light cooking at the end of the day.

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin on gorgeous land. Host did an excellent job of sharing details about the home and the area. Super comfortable and visually inspiring. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a perfect location.

Better than expected!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We were ready to like the place from the photos, and the reality exceeds the pictures. The setting is fabulous: exceptionally beautiful, very private, remarkably peaceful, perfectly integrated into the landscape. And the inside of the house is also wonderful with notable architectural details (love that bathroom!), windows with great views, a very cozy design, uniquely well-stocked and well-appointed.

Katie, our host, is also wondrously responsive.

Our stay was very special. Even on a rainy morning, we enjoyed just being in the beautiful house.

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice small guest house in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this house. It is a two minute walk from the main house where our friends were staying. The house is very charming and perfectly clean and everything was in perfectly working order. The location is gorgeous.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

There are really no adequate words to describe this magnificent property. If remote location and exquisite craftsmanship with canyon red rock wall views out every window is what you’re looking for, look no further. Excellent hikes right out the front door to Indian ruins, petroglyphs, and waterfalls. A perfect gateway to explore Grand Staircase Escalante and Bryce Canyon. Experienced a full moon in this valley which was off the hook. The cabin had every thing you could possibly need. The bed and linens were devine. The outdoor patio was perfect for morning coffee and evening sunsets. Would return in a heartbeat!

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  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
311 Miles
Las Vegas/Salt Lake City
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Kiva Koffee House
Car: necessary

From The Front Door: Premier Southwest riparian/slickrock hiking and riding, Lower Calfcreek Falls, Upper Calfcreek Falls, Escalante Arch, Bowington Arch, Phipps Arch, Petroglyphs/Pictographs, trout fishing, 1000 year old Indian ruins, Kiva Koffee House.

Within One Hour From The Front Door: Bryce National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Slot Canyons (Peek a Boo, Brimstone, and Spooky), Hole in the Rock/Colorado River, Devil’s Garden, Hell's Backbone scenic loop, Burr Trail scenic road, Anasazi State Park & Museum, Kodachrome State Park, Hell’s Backbone Grill,

Available Activities: guided expeditions, horseback riding, fly fishing/fishing, hunting.

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Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.74
Damage Deposit AU$474.78

If you pay via eCheck instead of credit card we will offer you a 3% discount on our nightly rate ($195 standard and $185 winter rate). We can also split payment into multiple installments if need be.

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.
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