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Private, Beautiful Home at the Famous Sunset Canyon Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2.5 Bath 3,000 sq. ft very private home on ranch bordering Zion Park

For those who want to experience Zions without the hassle of a million other tourists! A very exclusive, private, home away from home on a spectacular 750 acre ranch adjacent to Zion National Park. Home sits deep in a magical canyon where the mountains light up at sunset. 3 BR/ 2.5 BA/ sleeps 6/ huge, completely equipped kitchen for family cooking/ two tv viewing areas with tons of movies/ dishwasher/ washer & dryer / wi-fi / two porches /access to pool and tennis court / catch and release pond fishing & pedel boat / trampoline / large BBQ area near pool.

Age restriction for children: due to the many possible hazards on the ranch, we do not allow children under the age of 5.

More Details

Vickie Moyle
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Vickie Moyle

Owners, Hank & Vickie, quit the pollution of the big city twenty years ago and moved their family to the Sunset Canyon Ranch...and have never looked back. We wake up in Zions every day! Need we say more!

Vickie Moyle purchased this house in 1992

Why Vickie Moyle chose Virgin

We fell in love with Zion National Park when we had a vacation home in nearby St. George, Utah thirty years ago. We always dreamed of owning a ranch and then one day, after five years of searching, the most enchanting place in the world presented itself - an old famous ranch bordering Zion National Park. The ranch had been used as a location for several movies through the years and we fell in love.

What makes this house unique

When you drive into the gates of The Sunset Canyon Ranch you are enthralled by the stunning view of Kolob and Cougar Mountain. Down a long steep drive into the canyon, your heart melts as you view the green pastures, surrounded by white fences. A lovely creek runs through the entire property and cottonwood trees line the banks. Several ponds are claimed as home by ducks and a variety of fish. This is a veritable jewel oasis in the desert. But the best thing of all...and the story behind the as the sun settles for the day our canyon comes aglow with stunning orange colors. The peace one feels in our magical kingdom is second only to the majesty one feels in Zion National Park.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Virgin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No shoes - white carpets
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , private loo
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice deep tub for soaking after hikes
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink & Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master with sitting room & private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed room, small, but comfy
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom, ideal for children, but comfortable for adults
  • Large master bedroom with king bed with sitting room with tv viewing area and its own bathroom Queen room, small, but comfy, surrounded by books Twins in light, airy room, large walk-in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Sunset Canyon Ranch is an old famous ranch which has appeared as the backdrop in several movies. It's location and natural beauty cannot be matched. A stay here in this peaceful getaway engenders a peace that you'll take with you long afterwards.


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Private, Beautiful Home at the Famous Sunset Canyon Ranch
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Zion and Bruce park with another couple and 2 kids, 15 and 8 years old.Three bedrooms were perfect for us. A lot of space and same time privacy. It is really great place to stay close to parks. Property and location absolutely amazing. The ranch also has many amenities including a pool. Also we got really great tips from owner about visiting parks, places, dinning and timing. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Best Vrbo we have ever stayed at. Absolutely beautiful location and surroundings. This has to be the best place to stay around Zion. Owners are amazing

  • Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Zion in April for the Zion Half and found this incredible home and can't wait to return! We traveled with another couple and had so much room and privacy for all of us! The outdoor patio was perfect. The pickleball, basketball and pool were a beautiful touch. And the turkey, the horses, and all the birds, oh and the waterfall made us feel like we were inside the park! The sunset off the canyon walls were amazing! The baby puppies were so fun!!! Vickie and Hank go out of there way to make your stay perfect. We have been blessed to stay at several houses, but this one was stocked better than home! St. George airport was a convenient drive, about 45 minutes and there were two towns less than 30 minutes away for groceries and/or eating out. Springdale had wonderful selections - don't miss Oscars!

  • Submitted: 4-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zion National Park Stay

  • 5 of 5

The log house at Sunset Canyon Ranch was the perfect place to stay for a visit to Zion National Park. Away from the crowds in Springdale but an easy distance to travel to arrive early in the park for a day of hiking. The house was stocked with more supplies than anywhere we have stayed, was extremely clean, and the outdoor amenities were awesome! We cooked every meal in, not to save money, but to enjoy the ranch and each others company while prepping meals together.

Vickie and Hank were extremely gracious hosts offering awesome hiking ideas away from the crowds, sharing their 7 beautiful puppies, and making sure we had everything we needed. The ranch is stunning and provided the serenity

we were looking for.

If we travel back to this area we will definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO yet!!! Worth every penny

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about how amazing this property was. The location is perfection. Away from all the crowds in Zion and yet right near beautiful hiking. The house itself was the most well stocked VRBO I have ever rented. There is so much room and so many comfortable beds. We loved hanging out with Bear and Maddy and their adorable sweet puppies. My kids loved the pool, the trampoline, ping pong and pickle ball. It's not like renting just a home. You get the overall experience. Vicki and Hank are so warm and welcoming and gave us maps of wonderful hikes in the area. This is by far the best VRBO I have ever rented and we have stayed in quite a few. Great for families or just for folks looking for some peaceful time in an idyllic setting. We will be back!

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had such a wonderful time getting to know your precious family and our hearts are gladdened that you had such a great experience. What a wonderful time Spring is here in Zion -- even if the flowers and trees were not yet in bloom. We love the babies that come on the ranch in Spring - horses, cows, ducks, and this time - baby puppies! The dogs keep looking for your family! Thanks for leaving a bit of your happy thoughts here at the ranch and come again soon! Vickie & Hank
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Fabulous house for six adults visiting Zion!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our 2 adult children and spouses, enjoyed a week-long stay at Sunset Canyon Ranch. We arrived later than expected from Las Vegas Airport, but the owner was very accommodating with our check-in time.

Three bedrooms were perfect for us. My wife and I claimed the very large master bedroom suite which included a sitting area with slider to the deck, a large walk-in closet and large bathroom with a walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub. The king-sized bed was very comfortable.

The kids reported their bedrooms to be very comfortable also.

We heavily utilized the kitchen which was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. The two refrigerators made it possible to stock up on food. We cooked our evening meals every day except one, and enjoyed the large dining table for many hours of playing games. Coffee on the deck was a favorite morning activity, mostly due to the litter of kittens that liked to hang out there.

We stayed connected to the outside world using the WiFi which worked well during our stay. The big screen TV in the living room was used to stream YouTube videos, often featuring rock climbing.

Although we did hike the ranch a bit, and took advantage of the ping pong table and swimming pool near the main house, we spent most of our vacation out exploring Zion National Park. Mountain biking, climbing and hiking were our main activities, with a hike to Angels Landing being a highlight for me. A "rest day" included some shopping in Springdale. We made the trek over to the main gate of the park just beyond Springdale many times, but our last day of hiking was just a few miles north of the ranch on the Hop Valley Trail. If you want to avoid the crowds, I advise exploring Zion National Park access north of the ranch.

One other thing we did while on this trip was a day trip to Page, AZ to visit Horseshoe Bend and Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon. If you have an extra day and don't mind a car trip, check it out.

My advise to visitors to Sunset Canyon Ranch is to plan your meals pretty well. There isn't a grocery store nearby to pick up the forgotten item, so make the trip to the store count.

I recommend Sunset Canyon Ranch highly. This is the nicest and most comfortable home we have rented through VRBO so far. This is the only VRBO we have rented in the United States where we met the owners. There house is quite a distance from the rental house, so we seldom saw them, but when we did, it was a very enjoyable conversation.

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St. George
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Brian Head
Car: necessary

Imagine a private, unique interlude with Zion sans thousands of tourists. Nestled in a deep canyon beneath the red rock and volcanic mesas of Zion National Park, you’ll find the perfect, very exclusive, hideaway for your vacation rental. Green pastures, a gurgling stream, ponds and ancient trees create a stark pastoral contrast to the raw, wind-sculpted red mountains of Zion. This 750 acre working ranch is bordered by Zion National Park and BLM land and is centrally located for your day visits to Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Las Vegas.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Virgin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$265.68
Damage Deposit C$664.2

A $500 security deposit will be required, which will be returned upon satisfactory cleaning, inspection and inventory.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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