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40 ACRE RETREAT IN THE ESCALANTE CANYON!

Beverly Howland

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

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Beverly Howland

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40 ACRE RETREAT IN THE ESCALANTE CANYON!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

Torrey House Rental Photos and Description

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 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Beverly Howland (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Beverly Howland

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

Why Beverly Howland chose Torrey

It is becoming nearly impossible to find secluded but accessible acreage with water in the southwest, and it's beautiful too.

What makes this house unique

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.

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.
Jun 2014
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
average rating of 5.0 based on 96 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
Central Virginia
5

Great location / Great House

  • 5 of 5
My family just returned from 5 nights at this house and thoroughly enjoyed it. A lovely setting next to the Escalante River with cliffs on both sides. The house is well appointed and we enjoyed grilling out one night. Beverly, the owner, was very easy to arrange the rental with and we will definitely be returning!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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

Seclusion among the cottonwoods

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I enjoyed 6 nights in this wonderful home, which sits 100 yards or so from the Escalante River. As former residents of the nearby town of Boulder, we know the area well and wanted this return visit to be meaningful. We chose this home because its location is central for accessing some of our favorite hiking destinations in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument -- literally from the front door. The home is as lovely and clean as it appears in the photos, warmed with radiant heated floors, and bright with floor to ceiling windows. The kitchen was well equipped and was a delightful place to cook and appreciate the views. We enjoyed the deck every evening, watching the last light on the glowing cottonwoods. And after dark, the moon was even viewable from the large skylight above the master bed. This home has two bedrooms, but offers two sleeping lofts (ideal for teenagers) and in the living room, the long and deep "window seat" is really two additional twin beds, foot to foot! The bathrooms are pleasant enough, but the guest bathroom is the larger of the two. Overall, it was a great stay, and a place we hope to return to for a family reunion with our adult children.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • 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!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228445vb
-(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
san francisco, CA
5

gorgeous spot, really fun house

  • 5 of 5
amazing location, fun to get to, private, fun to stay at. My kids absolutely loved the lofts and the river crossing to get to the house. Owners were welcoming and helpful. beats any other options in the area hands down
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
business
40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228445vb
-(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
Eugene, OR
5

As good as it gets...

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in scores of VRBOs, and this one is the best by far for our interests. The surrounding area (for hundreds of miles) is spectacular and this was enhanced significantly by the house itself. it is beautiful from every angle, inside and out, and is nicely furnished and equipped. The view of the deck is pretty and peaceful. We happened to be there on a full moon, and will never forget the vision of the moonlit red sandstone walls behind the house visible through the wall of windows and large skylight in the master bedroom.

The description of the house is accurate, and the photos give only a sense of what it is like being there. The owners, who were staying nearby, were extremely nice and helpful, and the house is filled with useful information about the region. We thoroughly enjoyed the Lower Calf Creek hike (more of a walk; 6.2 miles RT to a beautiful waterfall), the Harris Wash hike (off of the Hole-in-the-Rock road) and both the upper and lower trails in The Box off of the Hell's Backbone road. The small towns of Boulder and Escalante are interesting, and the latter has a decent grocery store and a small liquor store (closed on Sundays). We heard from several people that some of the local restaurants are quite good, but we cooked in every night.

This house is the perfect intersection of location and accommodation.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
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-(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
Guilford, CT
5

Unbeatable!

  • 5 of 5
This is a truly unique property, nestled between the picturesque Escalante River and dramatic red rock cliffs. The spacious and sun-dappled deck looks out over a meadow of wildflowers. The last house before a 70-mile riverine wilderness leading down to Lake Powell, it is an architectural gem featuring walls of glass and two enchanting lofts. We found it spotless, with comfy furniture and a well-stocked kitchen. The Internet connection, awfully slow at first, worked well (if not particularly fast) once we reset the wifi router. The owners, who occupy a nearby house, are very congenial, available if needed but very respectful of renters' privacy. From your front door you can walk for miles both upstream and down, including to one natural bridge, one sandstone arch, and one major gallery of Anasazi petroglyphs and pictographs. Beautiful Lower Calf Creek Falls are nearby. This is one of the most privileged residential locations in the entire U.S. -- and the house fully meets the challenge of occupying such a dramatic site. Bravo!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228445vb
-(928) 300-9857 (Arizona, USA)
Torrey Utah
Washington, DC
5

Even Better Than We Expected After Reading the Rave Reviews

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home on an amazing property nestled in the cliffs of the gorgeous Escalante Canyon. We had high expectations after seeing the pictures and reading the reviews and this property and location lives up to its billing - and then some! We loved looking through the shelves and shelves of books to help us plan our hiking days in Escalante, enjoyed sitting on the porch each night as the sun set, and the Cream Cellar Road Trail right out the front door was a delight. It seems the owners have thought of everything! From all of the details and supplies in the house itself to the directions and odds/ends that helped us quickly settle in, the visit was fantastic. This is a place I'd definitely visit again!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
250 Miles
Las Vegas
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Kiva Koffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Ranch Entry
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiva Coffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Wilderness Area Boundary
Nearest Point of Interest
pictographs
Nearest Point of Interest
indian ruins
Nearest Point of Interest
phipps wash
Nearest Point of Interest
calf creek falls
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Torrey House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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$1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.2%
Notes 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.
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Amenities

Torrey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
This property is the last private inholding in the Escalante Canyons.

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3 night minimum stay
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