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Large Cabin Near Zion NP 3,000+SF, Great for Family Reunions

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 17-20, Over 3,100 Square Feet, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 bathrooms

Welcome to MountainStar, nestled amongst Ponderosa Pines, awe inspiring Mountain Vistas and astonishing views of the Stars by night. We invite you to come enjoy the rustic elegance of MountainStar.

Surround yourself with family and friends in the great room with walls of windows and breathtaking Mountain Views.

A fully stocked kitchen w/ double oven and island seating for 8, adjoins the great room. From the kitchen, step out on the 2,000 sf deck quipped with BBQ and 2 patio sets. A perfect place for gathering, eating, and enjoying the scenery.

Each bedroom reflects its own rustic flare. With luxury-style bedding, your comfort is assured.

Made especially for the kids or a large family, is the Bunk room. Featuring, 2 twin bunk beds, 1 queen-sized futon sofa, 2 over-sized couches, entertainment center w/ 36' Sony TV/DVD and surround sound. Finally, the Loft, great for gathering.

We know you'll feel at home at MountainStar making memories to last a lifetime.

Motorcyling: If you are into riding motorcycles, we have access to 10,000 acres of private mountain terrain nearby for riding. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is about 25 miles toward Kanab if you like riding in the sand.

Waterskiing and Watersports: The legendary Lake Powell is only 91 miles from our cabin. Lake Powell is in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Breathtaking landscape extended into both Arizona and Utah with nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline and 150 miles long. The 400 foot deep lake surrounds you with spectacular rock canyons towers. It embraces you with rosy sand beaches and and millions of shimmering stars at night.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Ryan

I live in Las Vegas, NV with my wife Julie and our 4 kids.

I have been a medical sales rep. for 10 years.

Ryan purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Ryan chose Utah

My wife and I fell in love with Zion National park and our cabin area after my Uncle organized a family reunion in the area. We purchased a one acre parcel and built our cabin in 2007. We love making family memories in our cabin and the surrounding area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were here for our annual women's retreat and we absolutely love your home. The decor is beautiful, the house is beautiful. We appreciate you opening up your home to us and we just thank God for leading us to Zion Ponderosa Ranch. We will most definitely be back! Thank you.
Oct 2007
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Mount Carmel Junction Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Lots of shower heads
    Jack & Jill Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Leather Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Powder Bathroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Bathroom has walkin shower w/ many shower heads
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Entertainment Ctr, 2 Large couches
    Bear Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private Balcony, attached to Jack & Jill Bathroom
    Pinecone Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin Pull-out sleeper chair, Jack & Jill Bathroom
    Leather Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin Pull-out sleeper chair, Attached private bathroom
  • Our cabin sleeps 20 people very comfortably. We have 3 large couches that are very comfortable. Please contact me directly for approval of more than 20 people.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Some of the activities are not available in November, December, January, & February

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Large Cabin Near Zion NP 3,000+SF, Great for Family Reunions
average rating of 4.931818 based on 57 reviews
Las Vegas, NV

You will love this cabin and the location!

  • 5 of 5

This wasn't our first vacation to Zion, but it is our favorite by far! We have our own cabin a few hours away, so we are a little particular about how comfortable and functional other cabins are. This exceeded our expectations! There is plenty of room, all the appliances are updated (nicer than the ones in our home!), never ending hot water (this makes it worth it alone) and beds are comfortable.

The location is perfect and next year, we won't "shop around" for a cabin - we will be staying here every year. We are already planning a trip to return! It has access to a community center (you are far enough away for privacy and close enough to be there in 5 min). It has two fun swimming pools, a basketball court, tennis court and activities. We enjoyed the zip line, horseback riding, ATV rides and rock climbing.

We were close to some of the most popular hikes in Zion and at the end of the day, we had plenty of room to relax vs being on top of each other in other cabins (we had 19 people). The ping pong table was a hit and we loved the fire pit.

We had 11 adults and 8 kids - it really is perfect for all ages. They have a high chair and pack n play. they also have plenty of linens. They have r/o water, so you don't have to pack a ton of water (noteworthy).

You will love it here!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large & Spacious Home Near Zion National Park - very isolated.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our family reunion over Spring Break with our adult children & grandchildren. Plenty of room for all. Fortunately we are all healthy & active so Hiking Zion was our main activity. The only other thing there for kids was the Ping Pong Table but the little ones could not play much. We did not have access to any pool or games- very isolated. The BBQ was very dirty & we finally got 3 burners to work when 1 was turned off. Dishwasher had no rinse agent & didn't clean well. Hot water ran cold on me after I put conditioner on my hair so had to wait till morning to rinse. Glad we brought our own games for kids & we did enjoy the 6 mile hike to Observation Point.

It's my first VRBO rental & it seemed overpriced @ $2580 for 3 nights compared to daughter's experience in St. George. It is a lovely home. Would be nice if they added a basketball hoop, & maybe passes for guests to use the facilities at Ponderosa Pines Lodge, or free horseback riding. Our boys would have loved to use the 4 wheelers in the garage! Also the owners should think about putting auto shades in the living room to filter morning sunshine through the large windows. We had to wear sunglasses to sit in there. And since the fireplace is locked - they should keep an extra couch in front of it for extra sitting space. The pantry door was locked so we had no place to store our extra food and supplies. We loved Zion's & got good night sleep. Would be a great place to bring mountain bikes. L. Campbell

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback on our lovely home. You are correct, we are not in the Ponderosa rental program, but you do have access to the recreation barn, the swimming pool & spa (2), and all of the other activities. All of the activities are an additional cost whether you are a guest of the Ponderosa or a guest of MountainStar. I'm sorry the BBQ was dirty. It will be cleaned and working properly ASAP. I do not keep a rinsing agent in the dishwasher because of the adverse effect of the high mineral content in the water. In order to combat this, I have installed two whole-house filters on the main water line to filter sediment and some of the many minerals. I have also installed a top-of-the-line Kinetico soft water system. After adding these two filter systems it dramatically improved the dishwasher's ability to clean the dishes. I'm not sure why you had a problem with the on-demand Rinnai tankless water heater. I will have it check out. Usually, it offers unlimited water without a problem. We used to keep puzzles, books, & games in the closet under the stairs, but over time they were taken or destroyed, so we decided not to keep replacing them. We do keep a bumbo seat, high chair, and pack & play in the closet for the little ones. I would love to allow renters to ride the 4-wheelers, but there is too much liability. If they got a simple flat tire while out riding, there wouldn't be a way to get it fixed and back to the cabin - sorry. The basketball hoop might be possible. Let me look into the HOA regulations. Thanks for the idea. I also have thought about adding large shades for the living room windows, but they don't make anything that big. Most people love the sun and the views, but I do understand that it can get pretty bright. We just purchased two new large leather couches for the living room for more seating. One of the couches used to be a loveseat, so now we have a little more seating. As you know we put the other leather couches in the garage to give guests (kids) another space to hang out and play ping-pong. The guest pantry is under the stairs. We have plenty of shelving in that area for all of the extra food. Some guest will keep extra food in the garage next to the second refrigerator so they don't clutter up the kitchen area. I've been told that guests really like that because they don't have to drag everything in the house. I really appreciate the feedback to make things better at MountainStar.
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! We had twelve people and everyone was comfortable. I would highly recommend this cabin. When I'm back in Utah this is diffidently a place I would stay at again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A clean roomy cabin with everything we needed for all ages

  • 5 of 5

Our adult kids and 8 grandkids loved our stay. We had a great time touring Zion NP and just hanging out around the cabin. We threw in Razor scooters for the kids and they enjoyed riding in big driveway area. Great vacation home for a group our size (18).

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in beautiful, quiet area.

  • 5 of 5

The home was fully equipped and beautifully decorated with all the amenities. All the instructions, details, directions, frequently asked questions that were listed for the house were very useful and accurate. The owner answered all my questions promptly and efficiently. We were a party of 9 adults, so we had plenty of extra room and space. Kitchen was equipped to feed a party of 20 or more. The one minor thing we missed was some paper towels for the kitchen. The roll was already small when we arrived and there were no replacement rolls available. We enjoyed our stay very much and wished we had more time to spend there.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an amazing time at the mountain star cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just amazing! Perfect location for our Zion, Kolob, Bryce, and Antelope Canyon trips. We had 18 people in our group and the cabin fit perfectly. Did not feel crowded and the 4.5 bathroom sure helped with getting ready. Would love to stay here again. Everything was fully stocked. Just need to bring your own food. We stayed 5 nights and we filled up both refrigerators. I brought my big soup pot just in case but didn't even need to use it since there was already one there. This was one of our best trips! Our friend stayed next door at Zion Ponderosa. After checking out their place, I was glad I reserved mountain star cabin. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Las Vegas (LAS)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mount Carmel Junction (Hwy 9 & Hwy 89)
Car: necessary

Our Cabin is situated in an area called Zion Ridge that backs up to Zion National Park.

Although we are tucked away amongst the Ponderosa Pines outside Zion, we are very close to several other great areas of interest:

Brian Head Ski Resort (73 miles), Bryce Canyon N.P. (75 miles), Cedar Breaks N.P. (62 miles), Lake Powel (91 miles), Navajo Lake (51 miles), & Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (25 miles).

If you are not interested in taking a short drive to these areas, you can take a short walk (300 yards) to an adjacent small mountain resort with many activities such as: ATV riding, horseback riding, shooting, paintballing, archery, zip line, a rock climbing wall, basketball/tennis court, horseshoes, and many other activities for adults and kids alike.

Don't be fooled, these activities are great fun, but it is sometimes more fun to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Other Activities: Rock Wall, ATV's, Zip Line, Paint Ball, Billiards, Ping Pong

Golf: There is a Par-3 golf course about 12 miles from the cabin at Mt Carmel junction.

Ski: Brian Head Ski Resort is the main resort most Las Vegans travel to for great Utah Snow Skiing.


Rates & Availability

Mount Carmel Junction Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.15%

Great Value for Large Groups
We have great warm months on the Off-Peak rental rate schedule. So book early to take advantage of the lower rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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