40 ACRE RETREAT IN THE ESCALANTE CANYON!

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40 ACRE RETREAT IN THE ESCALANTE CANYON!

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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 trailhead to the renowned Escalante Canyons. Our retreat is the last 40 acres downriver before 75 miles of wilderness area, running into Lake Powell.

This incredibly private get away is a two bedroom, 2 bath river front home. The home has views on all sides of your own private 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, 2 sleeping lofts with clerestory windows, and a 16 foot built in banco/window seat. The fully equipped cherry and stainless kitchen, with concrete countertops, has magnificent view windows. The master suite with king bed has a glass wall view of a 200 foot slickrock pouroff, and glass mosaic tile shower. Also, 2nd bedroom with queen, 8 X 30 foot deck; all tucked inbetween large cottonwood shade trees. No TV available. Concreted river low water crossing necessary (approx 1 ft deep), high clearance vehicle recommended.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.
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Doug and Bev Howland- We live in Sedona,Az. 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 manages the property. We have 2 daughters on the east coast. We like to hike, horseback ride, ski, white water raft, and travel.

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

We like to hike, horseback ride, ski, white water raft, and travel. It is becoming nearly impossible to find secluded but accessible acreage with water in the southwest, and it's beautiful too. We don't get to spend enough time here ourselves, and felt like it's such a great place that we should share it.

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.

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Bedrooms 2
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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228445vb
(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
5

A WONDERFUL STAY IN ESCALANTE...

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four recently stayed at this lovely Escalante property. This is an absolutely stunning home in a gorgeous setting. The first evening we were there we decided to take a walk across the river and up the hillside. We ended up hiking to the top of the ridge and we were absolutely blown away by the spectacular 360 degree view - a truly surreal and memorable experience. The peaceful views from the spacious front porch made it the perfect spot to enjoy our morning coffee and a glass of wine at the end of the day. We all loved the huge window seat looking out on the red rock cliff and our teenage girls were thrilled with the cozy sleeping lofts. This is a perfect home base for exploring all that Escalante has to offer. We highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228445vb
(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
5

GORGEOUS SECLUSION

  • 5 of 5
This house is a stunning getaway bungalow. The setting is absolutely spectacular, and the house has everything you could want. The craftsman styling, and architectural details make it feel very special. Loved the concrete counter tops, fireplace, cool sleeping lofts, huge deck, and much more. We loved it. You will too.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
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(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
San Diego, California
5

ORGANIC DESIGN + SECLUDED RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to give our 5 STAR rating. The following is our previous comments about your lovely home:

Your love & appreciation of great design & nature shines through in your cabin retreat. The smart use of reclaimed materials and lay-out of your home are both practical & aesthetically pleasing. Every angle brings new perspective, every window new light. Your ability to bring the outdoors in is both harmonious and well thought. The cabin is solid. This is truly one of the most magical places on earth. Thank you for sharing your perfect paradise retreat. We had a lovely stay and plan to return. Much love & light.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228445vb
(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
5

AMONG THE NICEST RENTAL HOMES EVER

  • 5 of 5
This home is superbly located at the center of the most scenic part of the Escalante Nat. Monument. From here day trips by car are conveniently made on the scenic backways, including the spectacular Burr Trail and breathtaking Hell's Backbone roads. The 20 minute drive from the house up Highway 12 to Boulder is exhilarating and the most outstanding part of the entire scenic highway.

Having stayed in more than one vacation rental that sounded extraordinary -- and which usually turned out to be nice but less than what was described, let me tell you this one hits on every high note that you could hope for. First off, the home's seclusion at the end of a short road up against the wilderness area, walled on either side of the canyon by red cliffs, provides a level of serene privacy that you can only hope for in such a beautiful natural setting. Secondly, the house is itself a handcrafted work of art, with beautiful and comfortable furnishings, hand-made cabinetry, super-soft beds, and windows on all sides to view the ever-changing light on the red rock canyon walls. The tall cottonwood trees that closely surround the house are integrated into the deck and literally cover the house. A rafter of wild turkeys spends their days circling the house, sometimes so close you can hear their chatter. Thirdly, the place feels like someone's ACTUAL home where they love to stay themselves and where they make sure everything works, looks great, and is properly taken care of. There are many books on the Escalante-Grand Staircase to look over, and other reading material. Mercifully, there is no TV or cell phone coverage -- but excellent DSL internet connectivity.

This is surely a place to return to someday, and I hope the owners continue to make it available.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
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(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
Salt Lake City
5

WOW! GREAT HOUSE IN A GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay. The house had a nice layout and felt very comfortable. It was very clean and well supplied. The views were amazing, red rock cliffs in all directions. The location is perfect a base camp for exploring the Escalante Monument.

Thanks for sharing your house.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
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(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
Phoenix, Az
5

  • 5 of 5
This place is a paradise hideaway! No noise, no cars, beautiful views. Town is close enough to get supplies (food) and dining if you choose. I would recommend this hideaway to everyone. You'll get a wonderful rest!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: May 25, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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Home
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Ranch Entry
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Kiva Coffee House
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Wilderness Area Boundary
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pictographs
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indian ruins
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phipps wash
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calf creek falls

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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1 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
50% required at time of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to check in.
Tax Rate 11.2%
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Amenities

Torrey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
Notes:
This property is the last private inholding in the Escalante Canyons.
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