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Wonderful Historic Craftsman Bungalow No Cancelation Fee

59 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Kanab House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Dianne Riggs or Lynn Riggs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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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.


based on 59 traveler reviews

Wonderful Historic Craftsman Bungalow No Cancelation Fee
average rating of 4.881356 based on 59 reviews
Smith Mountain Lake, Va

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Excellent! Convenient to national parks. Recommend visiting Best Friends the national animal rescue location. Great 2 hour tour and best $5 meal you could ever have. Houston's on Main Street also excellent. Everything in house worked and beds were comfortable. Thanks to our hosts for some wonderful plums on the tree in the back yard

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little home

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay at this historic home. Such a great little place in a beautiful area!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great located property

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much. It's centraly located in Kanab and easy to go any where. The yard was very nice and there was a lot of room for parking. Over all a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our home. It is our goal to make the home feel as comfortable as possible and that our customers has a pleasant stay.
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Just like visiting a favorite aunt!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Early Settler Heritage home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Kanab House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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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Kanab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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