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Wonderful Historic Craftsman Bungalow No Cancelation Fee

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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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 Utah

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:
  • 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 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Wonderful Historic Craftsman Bungalow No Cancelation Fee
average rating of 4.861111 based on 72 reviews
5

A cozy, comfortable "home away from home"!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful, historic home! The house has wonderful craftsman details and is beautifully decorated. The rooms are maximized to sleep as many people as possible, and the bathrooms and kitchen had everything we needed for a week-long stay. Also, this house has the best lawn in Kanab! Communication with Dianne and Lynn was great. We will definitely be staying here in the future!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Warm and cozy.everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy historic home in Kanab has been kept in beautifully original shape! It felt like being in grandma's house. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some.We loved the old family photos,and all the extra info on activities in the surrounding area. It was a lovely place to come home to after our busy days exploring Bryce,Zion and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Kanab is a very friendly small town,a great home base for this scenic area.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Supremely comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Kanab or from this property, but both exceeded my expectations. The house has a great layout. There are three modest bedrooms in the back of the first floor, with a shared bath. Upstairs is a very generous master suite, including a large modern bath. The kitchen/living room/dining room have doors to the hallway so that someone can be in the common space without disturbing anyone asleep in the downstairs bedrooms. The laundry room and half bath in the basement are easily accessible from the kitchen. Everything was clean and in good working order, and the house was very well equipped. There are a few "quirks" as you might expect from an older home, but nothing at all to complain about. Kanab also has everything you need, and in walking distance from the house (2 blocks in one direction or 3 blocks in the other direction - it's a grid). It was an easy and scenic drive to Zion National Park, and equally so to Page, AZ. We also enjoyed the Best Friends animal sanctuary and the Coral Sand Dunes state park. On the practical side, booking, payment, entry, communication, etc. were all very smooth for this property and I would recommend it to any visitor to the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our home and for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed the home and the area. We sure do when we are there. Lynn & Dianne Riggs
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Charming house, wonderfully decorated and clean . Loved having a full kitchen and grill to use .

  • 3 of 5

A wonderful experience . I would recommend this house if you want a feel for a historical, charming home

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what we needed and very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was very accommodating and easy to find. We had plenty of space. This home is very well kept and clean. It was nice to relax and enjoy our vacation. The owners have a huge binder FULL of places to go and visit; as well as, menus for local places to eat. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 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

Kanab House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.2%

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

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.
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