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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,422 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Aunt Muriel came to Kanab to visit her sister in the 30’s, married a cowboy named Billy, and never left. In the 70’s she built her dream house on the same block as her sister, Ida Riggs, owner of the Cross R Ranch House (Wonderful Historic Craftsman Bungalow).

The one story Comfortable Brick Rambler, newly renovated, consists of three bedrooms, two with queens and one with twins, located two blocks from downtown Kanab. It also has two baths, a laundry, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The living room has newly installed hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, a flat screen television and a DVD player. There are comfy sofas to relax on and movies to enjoy.

The yard is fully fenced and landscaped and has a patio on which our guests can barbecue. Muriel was a prize winning gardener and the yard still reflects her touch.

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.

Owners are Dianne and Lynn Riggs, residents on Minnesota and co-owners of the Cross R Ranch House (Wonderful Historic Craftsman Bungalow). They bought the house in 2007 from Muriel’s estate.

For large groups, consider renting the Cross R Ranch House (HomeAway 293990) in addition to Muriel’s Place. 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:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Dianne Riggs or Lynn Riggs

Owners are Dianne and Lynn Riggs, residents of Minnesota and co-owners of the Cross R Ranch House. They bought the house in 2007 from Lynn's Aunt Muriel’s estate.

Dianne Riggs or Lynn Riggs purchased this house in 2007

Why Dianne Riggs or Lynn Riggs chose Utah

Kanab is a great place to stay and visit Best Friends Animal Society, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, and Escalate Staircase National Monument.

What makes this house unique

Muriel's Place is a well equipped rambler style home with hardwood floors in the Living room, Kitchen, Dining area. It has carpet in the Bedrooms and tile in the Bathrooms and Laundry area.


Kanab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1422 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8494625 based on 93 reviews

Perfect Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

Muriel's place was just perfect for my friend and I. The home was clean, well kept, very comfortable, and had everything we could possibly need. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, we each had our own room and own bathroom, a major plus compared to sharing a hotel room. We were volunteering at Best Friends for 6 days and could not have picked a better place to stay! My friend is already scheduling Muriel's Place for next year. It was great to do a couple of dog stay overs from Best Friends too. Muriel's even has two different size dog crates, dog bowls, and a great back yard. If you are looking for a convenient, comfortable and homey place to stay, look no further than Muriel's.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed our home and are returning next year. Thank you.
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Muriel's Place made our southwest vacation even more enjoyable!

The place could easily accommodate 6 people, but with only 2 of us staying there we each had the luxury of our own bedroom and bathroom...easy to get a little privacy, a good night's sleep, and get out more quickly in the morning! We took advantage of the well-stocked kitchen to prepare a couple of meals and happy hours at the house, and spent some time each evening on the back patio with a view of the red-rock wonder of Kanab.

There was plenty of storage with large bedroom closets and shelving, bathroom cupboards, and a full sized fridge/freezer. The full sized laundry was a lifesaver and allowed for more efficient packing.

Very comfortable, tastefully decorated, lovely yard and garden! We would happily stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are always glad when people enjoyed our home.
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Location and Comfort!

  • 5 of 5

We love it. Was our second stay and are already trying to plan a third. Like staying at your Mom's house, in the perfect location.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall our stay was comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

Someone was leaving as we arrived -after check in time which was scary. Beds were comfortable, amenities were adequate, and easy to find. I'd recommend staying In Kanab when visiting the area's National Parks.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am slightly confused about the check in. No had been staying at our home since the 13th. I introduced myself as the owner and explain I was just checking to made our home was ready.
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Very well maintained. Comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Muriel's Place. It is clean, comfortable and conveniently located for volunteering at Best Friends. I plan on reserving it for next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Little Rental

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a great location in Kanab, and has nice amenities like all appliances including laundry, and a little backyard. It is a pet friendly property which is extremely nice. Unfortunately things were not as clean as they should have been upon my arrival. There was food residue and crumbs all over the kitchen counters and inside the fridge, as well as lots of hair (human) in the sheets and also actually in the fridge. I tried to re-wash the sheets, but they are made of some type of composite material that the hair clung to--a simple upgrade to new, white, cotton sheets would solve this. The pillow shams were stained in spots. The bath linens and shower curtain need an upgrade. However, a Best Friends sleepover dog had a destructive chewing incident and the owners still refunded part of my security deposit, which they didn't have to do! They could have kept the full deposit, but were generous and understanding. There is a great view of the K-hill, and it is near 89 with restaurants, shopping, gas station, grocery stores, etc. I would recommend for a family, since there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and alerting us to your problems at Muriel's. Our cleaning staff has been replaced and our linens have been upgraded. We hope you had a good trip to Kanab and Best Friends in spite of the issues. Lynn & Dianne
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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, AZ Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
U.S. Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rocking V Restaurant
Nearest Ski
102 Miles
Brian Head
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.2%

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.