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Wonderful Historic Craftsman Bungalow

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, near Town Center, Sleeps 10

The recently renovated Cross R Ranch house is a historic 1929 Craftsman Bungalow located in colorful Kanab Utah.

The home was on Kanab's 2011 Historic home tour.

The house is located two blocks from downtown Kanab on nine tenths of an acre. The home was built in 1929 by Brigham Adelbert Riggs Jr. a member of one of the first pioneer families in the area. A Rancher, as well as a stonemason by trade, he molded each brick from the red clay found along the Kanab Creek.

The house includes four bedrooms (three with queens, and one with two twins), and a bath, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room (table will expand to accommodate 12) and living room on the main floor and the second level has a bedroom suite with a queen bed, sitting area with futon and new bath. Guests can relax on the front porch or on the patio area where they can grill and enjoy the mountain views.

Starting in the 1920's to the 1990's, hundreds of movies and TV series were filmed in the Kanab area.

Director William Wellman allegedly named Kanab Little Hollywood because of the willingness of local residents to appear in his films. Many Riggs family members had that opportunity. On a quiet night guests can settle in and enjoy watching some of the films on DVD.

Kanab is a perfect base from which to explore Southern Utah. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary are just a few of the many scenic areas to visit. A special time to visit Kanab is during Western Legends Roundup usually the last weekend in August.

For large groups, consider renting the Muriel's Place( HomeAway 352107 ) in addition to the Cross R Ranch house. They are on the same block, one house apart.

More Details

Property Manager
Dianne Riggs or Lynn Riggs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Dianne Riggs or Lynn Riggs

Brigham Adelbert Riggs Jr., a carpenter, mason, and rancher, the son of Brigham Sr. and Rachel Ford, built this craftsman bungalow with gable roof. He and his family made the bricks form the native soil found in back of his father’s house across the street near the Kanab creek. He cut the native stone for the foundation and window sills.

Delbert, his wife Miriam Chamberlain, and their six children moved into the home in 1929. His only son, Elson, was 17. After Miriam died in May of 1944, Elson moved back into the house with his wife, Ida Sarah Ward. The home is now owned by Elson’s and Ida’s twin sons Lon and Lynn.

Elson, a surveyor and rancher, also operated a shoe shop in Kanab. Ida didn’t like the way sand blew into the house under the French doors, so she replaced them with windows. Elson searched for and found the same location where his dad had cut the sills for the rest of the house and cut out the sill for the new window like his dad had shown him.

The home is now owned by Elson and Ida's two sons.

Dianne Riggs or Lynn Riggs purchased this house in 1929

Why Dianne Riggs or Lynn Riggs chose Kanab

The property is located a few blocks from the town center on a quite street.

What makes this house unique

The landscaped property is well shaded for your outdoor comfort and central air conditioning for your indoor comfort. the home is on a large lot with lots of off-street parking for your cars and toys.

Amenities

Kanab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed (two twins) can be made into a king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Wonderful Historic Craftsman Bungalow
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 78 reviews
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5

Comfy Charming Historic House Perfect for Big Groups

  • 5 of 5

My family and I wanted to go to Bryce and Zion for the holidays include my parents, my husband, and my brothers and we were looking for a big comfy house to make our home base during our stay. We absolutely adored this amazing home and would recommend the Cross R Ranch to anyone - the house is historic and in amazing condition, and the decorations are very charming and warm, perfect for a Thanksgiving stay. Everything was clean and in good condition, and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to whip up a feast.

Kanab is great and the house is very centrally located, you can walk to get groceries, coffee, food you name it, perfect location and the best place to stay when you want to visit both Bryce and Zion.

My entire clan we thrilled when we arrived and we loved having this holiday at this home, zero complaints which is rare in my families' travels. They even let our sweet dog stay in the home so our entire family could be together for the holiday!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this house

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at this house, it is so comfortable and roomy. We had everything we needed for cooking and enjoying the yard and watching movies at night. The backyard was lovely and we saw deer walking through the yard a couple of times. It is within walking distance of town and close to Best Friends Animal Sancutary; we were volunteering there for the week. Plenty of room for a larger group but nice for the 2 of us as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights after camping for 6. It was a great place to relax and clean up! Kitchen was well stocked and the air conditioning was awesome. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfected rental house

  • 5 of 5

A very nice house to stay for a group vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great and wonderful home centrally located to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. It was perfect for our family reunion in Kanab. Will definitely try and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
203 Miles
Las Vegas, NV
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Buckskin Tavern
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Coral Cliff Golf Course
Nearest Train
126 Miles
Flagstaff Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
U.S. Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rocking V Restaurant
Nearest Ski
102 Miles
Brian Head

Other Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.6%

No additional charge for Pets and sleep over dogs are welcome.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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