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Ricki & Sandy Brown

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Speaks: english

Passive-Solar with Great Views in Escalante, Utah

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Utah House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

Passive solar home designed with Frank Llyod Wright principles. Big sky view of Kaiparowits plateau with Rattlesnake Butte in foreground.

Custom CKD kitchen with luxury appliances Wolf/Sub Zero/Asko. Washer & dryer. Hiking outside front door to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument with 1.9 million acres of wild lands.

Organic vegetable garden produce when in season. Local professional guides available for hiking, canyoneering, fishing and hunting.

Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ricki & Sandy Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ricki & Sandy Brown

Ricki & Sandy Brown, are deserts rats. We moved to Southern Utah to enjoy the canyons and mountains, hiking and biking being our passions. (We can direct you to secret spots.) We live next door to our vacation home in our own private place.

Ricki & Sandy Brown purchased this house in 2005

Why Ricki & Sandy Brown chose Utah

Escalante is the most remote village in the mainland USA and represents the New West. For us, it's a new life in close harmony with nature and all things wild.

What makes this house unique

The most talked about issues are the silence, the golden light, along with the clarity of the heavens. You'll want to experience the wild, quiet west as the weather turns.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Passive-Solar with Great Views in Escalante, Utah
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

staggering view, lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described, about two minutes from Escalante and in perfect condition. The owners are great and unobtrusive. Comfortable and stylish with a view from every window that is truly breathtaking. It is also as quiet as a tomb. Our only very slight negative is that there is simply not enough places to sit in the main living area. With only one small sofa, our family of four had to split up between rooms. We would definitely stay there again when we return for more canyoneering with Excursions of Escalante....

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Linn, OR

Perfect base to explore Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Monument

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home due to it's proximity to the GSE Nat'l Monument. It is so much more. Fabulous accommodations include a fully equipped kitchen, nice propane bar-b-cue and amazing bed. The owners live next door but keep a very low profile. They are available if you have questions. Ricki is very knowledgeable about the national monument and is intimately familiar with the hiking and drives in the area. The national monument is a rough gem and Ricky can give you tips in preparing properly for your adventures. Our stay was restful and the star-gazing was unbelievable! The home is nicely appointed and well maintained. It is a remote area, yet this home provides all the comforts you desire. We LOVED our visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The La Luz Retreat was everything and more for our 25th Anniversary Getaway. Ricki and Sandy are great hosts and where very kind to share their

knowledge about the area. They had great tips on where to hike, eat, and local points of interest. The online photos and descriptions of La Luz pale in comparison to actually being there. The layout and beautiful décor of La Luz make it feel like home. The views are spectacular at anytime of the day

or night, and the serene atmosphere is beyond relaxing. The location is ideal for exploring Escalante and the surrounding area, including many hiking

trails and local historic sights..( Tip: plan your hikes early in the morning to avoid big crowds especially Lower Calf Creek Falls ).

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay, look no further. We will definitely be staying here on future visits. Home away from home? This is it !!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western USA

Perfect retreat, relaxed or active

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect retreat for a relaxed stay or an active one. We were there for a week, hiked every day. The house is very well situated for most hikes. It is also very well equipped with all you need to cook at home, plus local information. We have rented many VRBO places, and this rates among the very best. We stayed in the larger house, and saw the smaller one. They are both spectacular. Rickie is very knowledgeable and helpful. We did not see Sandy much. They are available, but certainly not hovering at all. Book this if you want a special place in Escalante.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalispell, Montana


  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 loved this place! Great location and close to everything; even mountain bike trails right from house. Classy top-end kitchen and comfortable beds. The hosts were very helpful with local hikes and trails. Would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderfull house

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at La Luz, and for a good reason. This is the perfect getaway if you dream for a comfortable place where you can return after a long day in a slot canyon or you just want a peaceful place to enjoy the views and relax. This is a house build with love and one can tell by looking at all the details; it is fancy enough for a remote area like Escalante and it offers everything that a family of four would need for an incredible stay. The owners are very nice ,helpful and they won't bother you at all, they're practically invisible even though they live next door. We will definitively come back another time, hopefully soon enough. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Escalante Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cowboy Blues
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Circle D
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wide Hollow Reservoir
Car: necessary

'canyoneering' , 'backpacking' , 'sky watching,' slot canyons, hiking, scenic drives, National Parks, Peek-a-Boo slot, Escalante National Monument, GSENM


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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.3%

30-day cancellation policy.
This is a 4 person rental additional persons above 4, $50.00 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Utah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sun Flower shower head and hand-held shower head
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
'hike from doorstep' Photographer's dream. Quiet. Recycle glass and aluminum.

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