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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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 Amenities for this vacation 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
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback 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 30 reviews
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.

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

The home was just what we wanted. Very clean, very close to the hikes we wanted and quiet! We loved the drive in including going over the river! The home had everything we needed for our stay, it was comfortable and homey! I love that there was no television!! We loved our stay, thank you for opening your beautiful home in a gorgeous location!

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado
5

Blissfully Beautiful & Peaceful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing this property with us! We had a fantastic stay in the Guest House :D

It was beautiful, peaceful and rejuvenating. Every detail was perfect!

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texas
5

Hiking trip to the Grand Staircase Escalante

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? The herd of deer galloping through the canyon when we arrived? The privacy and beauty of the property? Wonderful place to stay to relax, or to hike in the area. Couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else on our next trip

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Best location to explore area

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 nights in the guesthouse over Christmas. The house is perfectly situated for hikes in the Escalante-Boulder canyons. The house was comfortable and clean. The canyon views from every room were amazing. Truly a spectacular place to stay, thank you Katie!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange Park, FL
5

This is the Perfect Out of the Way Vacation cabin!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! First I have to say that your property is wonderful. We had a bit of a time crossing the creek the first time, but we had your directions for creek crossing printed out and the suggestions worked perfectly! When we got to the house we just parked and walked around the house and surroundings for about 5 minutes just in awe of the canyon. The house is beautiful and well thought out. I love the Labradorite pieces in the counter (we are rock and fossil people!) and the layout of the place is great!! Walking around of the grounds took us a day and a half, and we found some great rocks within sight of the house. To future guests, If you are looking for a house surrounded by the red rocks that is isolated and wonderful, stay here!! Don't bother adding a TV, the wifi works great and the views of the mountains and the stars are much better without the distractions! The property is well stocked, clean and well maintained. My wife scours these boards looking for places just like this! They have things that you won't need to pack, like aluminum foil, relish and paper towels! We were super close to Escalante the town, and Grand Staircase, as well as Capital Reef, and Hole in the Rock road. The only negative was that we didn't want to leave!

Thanks so much!

Travis and Donna Foster

  • Submitted: 2-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Boulder

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter rate
Nov 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
1 night minimum stay
C$244
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$257
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$96.19
Damage Deposit C$448.91

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