Your hosts, Kent & Nicole, were both born and raised in rural Utah before taking a respite to build a cabin on a wilderness island in Southeast Alaska. As their next adventure, they explored the southern hemisphere, working abroad for more than a decade in Antarctica and New Zealand.
A fifth-generation Kanab-ite, Nicole is a former Salt Lake City newspaper reporter, magazine editor and now is a natural resources attorney. After a long career in radio and television broadcast, Kent now leads technical projects for the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program.
When not in Alaska or the southern hemisphere, Kent and Nicole can be found enjoying Kanab's unequaled sunshine and blue skies.
This home, located in one of Kanab's oldest original neighborhoods, provides a convenient headquarters for exploring the best of the West. Kanab is at the center of three national parks, several national monuments and state parks, and countless off-the-beaten-path trails and canyons.
Enjoy fresh peaches and grapes in season.
Built on historic family land by Nicole's grandparents in the 1940s, the home features southern Utah's 'weeping mortar' construction and originally sat amidst pastures, garden space, and an 1800s barn (since removed) constructed by Nicole's great grandfather. Kent and Nicole are at work to restore the property to its rural charm, including plans for an orchard.
Visit us each year and watch the property evolve!