|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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
The property is located a few blocks from the town center on a quite street.
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.
My family and I were so happy with this historical home full of charm and character! We immediately felt at home during our stay and everything that we needed was available. We prepared our own meals in the fully equipped kitchen, took advantage of the outdoor gas grill, and ate on the lovely patio under the many mature trees. Our experience couldn't have been better. We only wished we could have packed up the house and taken it with us for the rest of our travels!
This is a property with charm and character, down to family pictures in the dining room, and we found it comfortable. Contrary to many rental properties, this one feels lived in.
We visited in late May, when there were wild variations in temperature between day and night, sometimes as much as 30 degrees F. Yet we never used a/c or heat, as the temperature inside the house changed only 5 degrees over a week. Credit goes to building with stones and brick.
This is a large house, which could theoretically lodge 10 people. We were just two, and used only the 2 queen bedrooms downstairs. There is a desk upstairs, and I used it when I needed to write without distraction from the TV,
The kitchen is fully equipped and functional, so we ate in most of the time unless we were visiting the national parks or volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We usually ate breakfast outside, as there are 2 patio tables and plenty of chairs. A big tree gives shade in summer.
There are 2 supermarkets within walking distance, and a few restaurants. We loved the Rocking V. You can walk to souvenir shops and the small movie theater. It takes about 10 minutes to get to Best Friends if you are volunteering there.
One thing to be aware of: this is an old house, and the ground under it has shifted a little, so that the floor in the downstairs bathroom slopes. It was not a problem for us, once we realized our eyes were not playing tricks on us. I would gladly return to this property on a next visit.
Staying in this heritage home is like stepping back in time with an invitation to imagine what it was like for the families who settled here. The rooms are well thought out and comfortable. We felt at home here. It is an easy quick walk in to town for dinner. We went from hot weather to cold and both systems in the house kept us comfortable. There is a wonderful reading library and games cupboard.
We would stay here again and recommend it to friends. Zion Canyon is close by via a scenic route and Bryce Canyon is 1 1/2 hours. The Best Friends Sanctuary is a must see in Kenab.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would pick this property again.
We have had our annual family reunion at the Riggs house for many, many years and, as always, the home was wonderful. It is always clean, warm and welcoming. You can sense that a wonderful family lived there as the ambience is so peaceful. We look forward to our next visit.
It was a great place with lot's of room. Is an older house so the kitchen is not large and the stairway to the upper floor is narrow but everything else was great. It was very clean and the beds were great. Close to downtown Kanab and many other great national and state parks. Loved the wild turkeys in the front yard the last morning we were there. Would recommend to all my friends and relatives and we would stay there again. The listing was very accurate and they sent detailed instructions that were easy to understand. I got my deposit returned the very same day that we left.
Other Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee||$60 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
No additional charge for Pets and sleep over dogs are welcome.