well-appointed cottage in an odd setting
Submitted: June 1, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
My husband and I stayed here for a full week (since the rate was so good that way!), to use the cottage as a base for seeing Bryce, Zion, North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Lake Powell. Each of these places is a 1.5-2 hour drive from Kanab. It is a well-appointed little place in a rather odd setting! (It's located right on the main road, near businesses and an empty lot where locals try to sell used cars!) It's also unclear what the rest of the building is used for, but -other than those oddities- we really liked the cottage itself. Everything works well and seems very new and clean. Martha gave us excellent customer service and was very accessible on the phone. We especially enjoyed walking around Kanab in the mornings and evenings, getting ice cream from "The Three Bears", and having a dinner at Nedra's. We recommend that others take the time to visit Pipe Springs National Monument, a nearby attraction. After the vastness and grandeur of the other national parks, we enjoyed the small-scale, more human focus of Pipe Springs. It is an excellent museum about real life among the Mormon settlers and the Paiute Indians who lived here. We weren't very impressed with the "Little Hollywood" museum in Kanab, but it was interesting to read the markers along the streets, telling about the many movies made there, and the many movie stars who actually spent time in Kanab. I advise other travelers to be prepared for the extreme dryness and heat in southern Utah. This took me by surprise and caused me many unpleasant physical reactions. Make sure you have plenty of water in your car when you're traveling, because there are very few gas stations, homes, or rest stops of any kind for many miles, and if your car breaks down, you'll be in trouble without water on hand! While we were in awe in Zion and Bryce, we really enjoyed Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon. Make sure you take a tour of the Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell. It's fascinating and well-done! When we visited Lake Powell, we ate our picnic lunch in a city park in the town of Page, AZ. It was shady and green, and a relief from the stark, rocky landscape we'd come from. We toured the Heritage House in Kanab, and it was another example of a small-scale, informative museum. We were the only tourists there, and we spent a lot of time talking with the docent who knew a lot about the local history. We attended a special Folk-Life Concert which was part of "The Amazing Earthfest", and the local musicians were excellent.
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