|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Historic home remodeled with modern upgrades. New locally sourced sustainably harvested wood floors. Feel right at home in a fully equipped kitchen. Claw foot soaking tub and shower in bath. Internet enabled blue ray player.
Four poster King sized bed, Full bed in additional bedroom. Study with full futon - sleeps six comfortably, 8 if you push it.
Carport and asphalt surfaced parking for 6 vehicles.
Naturally cool and cozy.
I moved to Kanab 16 years ago to escape the frenzy of Los Angeles and have never worked so hard in my life. I traded the not so stressful life of reading screenplays on the beach for the complexity of rural life. After successfully fending off the rapacious legal eagles representing the Mattel Corporation - see www.tomforsythe.com - I took on the responsibility of running the Little Hollywood Land tourist business. We sell iconic images of the mythic American West. We'll sell you great jewelry or put you in a classic old time photo. Running a business is a lot of work but the beauty of the land keeps it all fun - living here is like looking at the world through an 81 A warming filter.
This charming historical home combines history with modern comfort. For just a little more than a decent hotel room you can enjoy an entire house - but isn't that the case with all vacation rentals?
This house isn't unique; it's just very nice with some real personality and room to make yourself at home.
After a long day enjoying the sites you can soak in the claw foot tub, surf the Wi fi or enjoy classic westerns from the video library.
Of course there's a washer/dryer and quality linens. The living room has a romantic propane fireplace and comfortable seating. Out back there's a rock patio and outdoor fireplace.
Fenced rear yard makes this property both pet friendly and pet safe. To be fair to the next guest we have an extra cleaning fee for pets.
Overall, we experienced a disappointing stay. We wouldn't recommend this home to friends and family, however, I believe some travellers will appreciate this home for their Kanab visit. I'll outline both the positive and negative aspects of our stay.
If you keep your expectations modest and you want a roomy, pet-friendly home in Kanab, then this home will satisfy your needs!
Kanab is a great base camp for nearby Southwest adventures. It was nice to come back to a house each evening after long days of hiking and driving. The home is central in Kanab in a quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen and how roomy the house is. The excellent wifi was much appreciated. This property is dog-friendly and features a grassy backyard.
The owner is very personable and can offer helpful insight on the region's natural beauty. Be sure to ask his advice and to visit his interesting museum and store.
Unfortunately for us, the negative aspects of our stay outweighed the high points.
Most importantly, there was no one on-call to help us (we definitely needed it... see next paragraph). The owner was completely absent/unreachable until the second-to-last night of our week-long stay. The house info warned us he might be unreachable and stated to contact his store for assistance. We called the store several times but no one could help us; they seemed incapable and unprepared to help anyway. After repeated messages/vmails/emails over several days, we seriously contemplated a motel room.
We needed help: we encountered a few hazardous issues. (1) An entire window treatment fell on my head. The drapes were held up by a large, heavy pole with sharp, rusted, open ends. It was not a true curtain rod; it was practically scrap metal that wasn't even affixed to the wall. (2) The glass of a random picture frame on the ground fell on my foot. (3) There are rat traps and poison set out in a closet, which no one warned us about, as we brought our dog to this pet-friendly home.
This home feels dirty and unkempt. We found rat droppings and spider webs.
RETURN TO POSITIVE: The owner finally returned our days of messages. He was sincere in hearing our grievances and apologized. He promptly dispatched a repair person. Upon my request, he granted a much appreciated partial reimbursement.
Although our experience was disappointing, this home has positive points with a personable owner. Measure your expectations.
We stayed and had a great time. Fully stocked, washer/dryer, netflix on TV, backyard with patio table and fruit trees, easy walk to restaurants. 3 bedrooms but we only need and used 1. Our visiting Best Friends loved it too.
Simple, but enough for our needs. Close to everything. We loved it.
This is a great location for exploring the national parks. Just an hour away from Zion and a few hours from both the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon. They had ammenities such as washer and dryer on sight and great accommodations for an entire family. Very happy with the stay.
This property is not well maintained. We were the unfortunate guests who reported the problems, but most we're left unfixed by the owner. Poor AC repoted on Mon; again on Thursday, not repaired until Fri. The TV doesn't work at all and hasn't been repaired or replaced, nor has owner responded to calls or texts on this issue. The sink and shower faucets are in poor repair. We had to request Kleenex, and no paper towels are supplied in the kitchen. Worse, the day we were to check in, the owner was no where to be found and unresponsive to phone or text. Luckily the cleaning lady let us in; otherwise we would have been stranded for the night. We don't recommend this place until all issues have been repaired and owner has a property manager if he can't respond. The owner has offered no compensation for all of the trouble with the property.
Me and my 3 teenagers loved this house!
The host and hostess are beautiful people and the accommodations couldn't have bee better.
We spent most of out time out seeing all the wonderful sites around, but when we returned, it felt like home. Very comfortable and restful.
And a quiet bar / restaurant right next door!!
Lots to do and see. The sky was sooo blue there!
Best place to stay in Kanab, in my opinion.
Good local grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. 5 miles to Best Friends, 30 miles to Zion, 78 to Bryce, 70 to Lake Powell, 74 to Grand Canyon. It's beautiful in every direction, the land that Hollywood filmed to create the world's image of the iconic American West.
Since I own Little Hollywood Land I highly recommend this free Movie Set Museum, Trading Post and Photo Studio. Seriously it's worth visiting and the staff will help you choose the best activities for your interest and budget. There's lots of free hiking, some of it even guided, and many outfitters willing to beat up their vehicles to get you deep into the back-country. There are guided ATV and horseback tours, scenic flights and zip lines.
We'll clue you in on the attractions beyond the big names, places like Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Peekaboo slot canyon, Bunting Trail or Hog Canyon. How about Cascade Falls - see Navajo Lake shoot out of a hole in the side of a mountain - the headwaters of the Virgin River that carved Zion Canyon. We think the parks are too crowded and I'll make sure you find the places that make Kanab worth visiting over and over again.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Check in at the Little Hollywood Movie Museum, 297 W. Center Street. Look for the rearing white horse at the West end of downtown Kanab.
$200 deposit by check or credit card charged at my retail store. Balance on arrival
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.