Cross Creek Ranch is part of a 160 acre private inholding in the heart of The Grand Staircase/ Escalante National Monument, located halfway between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. Entered where Scenic Highway 12 ('the golden loop') crosses the Escalante River, it is the hiking trail head to the renowned Escalante Canyons. There's just our retreat and our caretaker flat in the barn (see 'other listings' in 'owner') on the last 40 acres downriver before 75 miles of wilderness area, running into Lake Powell.
This get away is a two bedroom, 2 bath river front home. The home has views on all sides of the Escalante canyon, meadows, cliffs and river. The 1300 sq foot architect crafted home sits in a lush riparian oasis surrounded by 600 ft sandstone cliffs. Hike from your door to first class scenic wonders.
The 16 X 28 foot great room has 15 ft cathedral ceilings, with a massive stone fireplace and a 16 foot built in banco/window seat. The fully equipped cherry and stainless kitchen, with concrete counter tops, has magnificent view windows. The master suite with king bed has a glass wall view of a 200 foot slick rock pour off, and glass mosaic tile shower. Also, 2nd bedroom with queen, 8 X 30 foot deck; all tucked in between large cottonwood shade trees. Excellent wi-fi, no TV available. Concreted river low water crossing necessary (approx 1 ft deep), high clearance vehicle recommended.
Doug and Bev Howland- Doug is a 35 year designer/builder who built most of the house over a 7 year period, commuting 6 hrs each way. Bev has started and run a health food store, a charter elementary school, and a motel, and manages the property. We have 2 daughters on the west coast. We like to hike, horseback ride, ski, yoga, white water raft, and travel.
Beverly Howland purchased this house in 1993
It is becoming nearly impossible to find secluded but accessible acreage with water in the southwest, and it's beautiful too.
Many amazing natural wonders within an hour's drive (see above). Look for deer and wild turkey in the meadow in the mornings and evenings. Lie in the hammock and watch the cloud shadows change over the canyon walls. Head down or up canyon into rugged wilderness, and return to a hot outdoor shower or indoor tub, a bbq and and a glass of wine on the deck.
We enjoyed our stay in your absolutely stunning home. We just love all the windows that allows you to enjoy the beautiful location. We love how the house is built right into the landscape.... Truly unique. We just love the beautiful deck...our morning coffee and evening rests were just beautiful! This was a very relaxing and peaceful get away.
FROM YOUR DOOR: Premier Southwest riparian/slickrock hiking and riding, Lower Calfcreek Falls, Upper Calfcreek Falls, Escalante Arch, Bowington Arch, Phipps Cave, Petroglyphs/Pictographs, Trout fishing, 1000 year old Indian ruins, Kiva Koffee House.
WITHIN ONE HOUR FROM YOUR 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, Hells 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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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
We have a maximum of 4 guests. More than 4 must get permission by owners. Cancellations for any reason prior to 60 days advance notice receive a full refund less a 10 percent processing fee. Cancellations within 60 days are fully refundable less a 10% processing fee only if the travel dates reserved are re-booked.
50% required at time of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to check in.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.