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Quiet, Snowy Winter - and SPECIALS DEALS! Near Zion & Bryce too!

Duck Creek Village, UT, USA
  • Cabin2490 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

A Beautiful and comfy Cabin in the Winter - what could be better? SPECIAL DEALS!

Three SPECIAL deals to choose from for WINTER 2018! Book seven nights for the price of six - one night FREE! (MUST book full 7 nights to get the free night.) OR - Book 5 nights and get $150 OFF! OR- book 3 nights and $100 OFF! Enjoy the crisp winter weather on the mountain and come play in the snow!

Discount DOES NOT apply after April 30, 2018, and does NOT apply to prime season May 1 through October 31, 2018)

(Note: Holidays periods and already confirmed bookings not included)

IMPORTANT: Send an inquiry to me first, so I can provide the discount on your quote before you book. Otherwise your Homeaway/VRBO Service Fee will likely be incorrect/too much.

You can stay calm and relaxed on the Mountain, in beautiful Duck Creek! Or visit our wonderful National Parks - we're close to both Bryce and Zion - or some or the other local wonders, such as Cedar Breaks, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, or Kodachrome or Coral Pink Sands State Parks. Or make a day-trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, or even to Capitol Reef National Park! No place is more spectacular than SW Utah, and nothing is as relaxing and comfy as Red Pines Lodge cabin - a great place to come back to after a fun day exploring the area. You can cook up fantastic meals in the spacious and very well equipped kitchen – or grill your favorite steak on the grill on the deck. Making s’mores and memories awaits you around the great fire pit. And if you must stay plugged into the world, high speed internet and lots of premium TV is here too. All you will lack at Red Pines cabin is enough time to see all the incredible sites that await you here! Come appreciate Duck Creek - and our glorious National Parks - in the summer or fall! Read on for more details......

This light-filled and airy cabin, Red Pines Lodge, radiates hospitality and comfort, and is the essence of 'roughing it in style'. The cabin is situated in a beautiful forest of tall Ponderosa pines, firs, and aspens, just 1.5 miles from the heart of Duck Creek Village. Outside you’ll appreciate the rustic log construction, and plenty of parking. The enormous wrap-around covered deck features a gas grill, dining for 6, and seating for all to enjoy the cool breezes, glimpses of the Pink Cliffs, or morning coffee while watching the sun rise. In the evening, sit around the backyard firepit on log benches, and make s'mores and memories under the stars.

Inside, you’ll love the striking tongue and groove knotty pine walls throughout the house, as well as the columns and railings made from native aspen. Cathedral windows bathe the Great Room in light. Here you can enjoy a cozy fire in the woodstove that sits on its stone hearth, while you relax with a book, TV, or surround-sound music. Also on the Main Level you’ll find the outsized and well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, and a gas range for the gourmet cook; the Dining area with seating for 6-8; a pretty guest bedroom with a queen bed and private door onto the deck; and a full bath.

On the upper level is a beautiful loft area overlooking the Great Room, and featuring a computer work center ready for you to enjoy the high-speed wireless (throughout the house). Also on the upper level is the huge Master Suite, with its en suite bath including a tiled jetted tub, and a separate shower.

On the lower level is a large and comfy Family Room with tv and lots of seating, and access to the outside patio area. Also on this lower level is the third bedroom (the Buckaroo Room) with two twin beds; a full bath; and the laundry room with washer and dryer.

This cabin can sleep 8 people, using the two queen bedrooms, two twin beds, the queen sofa sleeper in the Great Room. Two additional are possible using a comfortable queen-size inflatable bed that can go anywhere (although we recommend this for children rather than adults). Any occupancy over 8, however, must be approved by the owner prior to rental. Absolutely maximum occupancy is 10, including all children. With three full baths, one on each level of the cabin, there is plenty of access for all. Red Pines Lodge is perfect for a family gathering or a group of friends.

The cabin sits on a level, forested lot, with easy year-round access. National Forest land is only a couple of hundred yards away, and ATV and snowmobile trails are right at hand. Hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, and a myriad of other outdoor activities are all in close proximity as well. Duck Creek and the surrounding area are truly a natural outdoor paradise.

Please note: The cabin has an 10 person maximum, including children and infants, unless approved by owner. A per person charge may apply. We do not rent to “house parties” or unruly groups. We welcome those who will respect our cabin, and the natural environment of Cedar Mountain. If you are looking for a cabin for a smaller number of people, please ask us about Cedar Hollow, our log cabin in Strawberry Valley that accommodates 4-6 people.

Further Details - And Things to Do: Hiking, bicycling, fishing, hunting, ATV fun, snowmobiling, skiing, and horseback riding are just a few of the activities in the area. Aspen Mirror Lake and Duck Creek Pond, popular fishing spots for all ages, are just outside Duck Creek Village and within minutes of the cabin. Navajo Lake, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Brian Head Ski and Summer Resort, and Lake Panguitch are all a short drive away. The many marvels of Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Monument are each less than 45 minutes away. And only a little further away are such amazing spots as The Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (about 2 hours to the North Rim Lodge and Bright Angel), and Capital Reef National Park. For antique shopping and theater, visit Cedar City (30 mile drive), renowned for its annual Utah Shakespeare Festival in summer and early fall, held on the lovely campus of Southern Utah University.

Places to Go: Duck Creek Village is 1.5 miles to the west of the cabin. Distances from Duck Creek Village to: Aspen Mirror Lake 1/4 mile; Brian Head 23 miles; Bryce Canyon NP 42 miles; Zion Natl Park 45 miles; Cascade Falls 4 miles; Cedar Breaks NM 15 miles; Cedar City / I-15 29 miles; Escalante-Grand Staircase NM (Cannonville entrance) 57 miles; Highway 89, 8 miles; Kanab 49 miles; Las Vegas 198 miles; Mammoth Cave 5.5 miles; Navajo Lake 7.5 miles; Panguitch Lake 32 miles

Just ask us about things to do and places to see in the area. We enjoy being your 'tour guide', and we keep lots of guide books and information in the cabin for your use. Welcome to Duck Creek, and welcome to Red Pines Lodge!


Jan or Jim McDaniel, owners

Member Since 2010
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About Jan or Jim McDaniel, owners

We live near San Diego, California, but we love this area and will never tire of exploring it. And there is no end to the wonders available to explore! This photo of the owners was taken as we hiked in one of hundreds of slot canyons in Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument, east of Bryce Canyon.

Jan or Jim McDaniel, owners purchased this Cabin in 2013

Why Jan or Jim McDaniel, owners chose Duck Creek Village

We have visited and enjoyed many of our nation's parks and wilderness areas. We think Southern Utah is one of the most spectacular areas in the country, with an array of what are some of the most beautiful and accessible national parks and monuments. We have been coming to the area for several years, drawn by the beauty and wide variety of outdoor activities. Five years ago, we finally decided we needed to own a little piece of this incredible place. That was such a good purchase that in 2013 we bought this cabin, our second cabin in Duck Creek, with an eye to living here some day. With breathtaking natural wonders any way you drive, all within close proximity, you can't beat this location. Red Pines Lodge is in a great location, near the Village, and with easy access. It's a beautifully built cabin, has the amenities that make it comfortable, yet it has that rustic, warm feeling we enjoy in a cabin - and think others will too. We love both our cabins - both are welcoming, wonderful places. If you love nature and experiencing the outdoors, as we do, you will be amazed at this part of southern Utah. If you love the feeling of being in a beautiful cabin in the forest, then you will love Red Pines Lodge.

What makes this Cabin unique

We love the majesty and beauty of Southern Utah so much that we purchased Red Pines Lodge, our second cabin property in Duck Creek. We also own Cedar Hollow log cabin (also listed on Homeaway/VRBO), in the Strawberry Valley area. It has a special place in our hearts. Most of all, we love sharing this special area with others! We enjoy extending hospitality, sharing our vacation cabins, sharing our knowledge of the area and it's attractions, and making all who stay at our cabins feel welcome and at home. That's our philosophy: to ensure that our guests are comfortable, and welcome, and have a memorable experience. Our brand of hospitality is what makes a stay in either of our cabins unique.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Queen size Sofa Sleeper (brand new) in Great Room. Comfortable Queen size inflatable bed available also.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Master bath - very large and luxurious
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Hair dryers provided, one in each bathroom

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Situated in ponderosa pine, fir and aspen forest on Cedar Mountain, near Brian Head and Cedar Breaks; Views of the Pink Cliffs and Bryce Canyon in distance
        • Rural
          Surrounded by Dixie National Forest. Cabin is situated in a ponderosa pine, fir, and aspen forest on Cedar Mountain.
        • Village
          Duck Creek Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      High quality
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      electric dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      gas furnaces (if needed - wood stove is often sufficient)
                    • Internet
                      HIgh speed wireless througnhout cabin. Nice workstation set up in the loft, with printer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                      stone fireplace, with free-standing wood stove
                    • Living Room
                      Lovely, bright and open to loft
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      long distance included at no charge
                    • Towels Provided
                      multiple sets provided in each bathroom
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      Heats very well, very efficient. Wood provided.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          new drip pot. Filters provided
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          high quality cookware; Crock pot, blender, steamer provided; large stock of very nice dishes and glassware.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          gas oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          basic spaices are available, as well as sugar, flour, etc
                        • Refrigerator
                          large, with ice maker
                        • Stove
                          gas range
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              dining table seats 6, two bar stools for an additional 2 people in dining room
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  lots of guide books for guests to use while visiting
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  several board games available
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DirecTV for all three televisions. All premium channels included
                                • Stereo
                                  Surround sound
                                • Television
                                  Large screen TVs in Livingroom, Family Room, and Master Bedroom
                                • Video Library


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Rentals available in Brian Head Village. You can mountain bike down Brian Head if you are brave! Outfitter takes you and your bike to the top, you ride your own way down! Woo-hoo!
                                    • Boat
                                      Several lakes near by
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Huge covered deck
                                    • Golf
                                      Cedar City and Mount Carmel Junction have public courses. Many more in St. George, about 1.5 hours away. Wonderful golf climate in summer and fall.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Several rivers near by. White water rafting available in summer the Sevier River, driving distance
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas Grill on the deck, and outdoor Fire Pit in back yard
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Brian Head about 35 minutes drive. Snow shoeing also. Oufitters and rentals available in Brian Head Village, and other towns such as Cedar City and Springdale.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      In Cedar City


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • library
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • caves
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          37 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful cabin in a perfect location

                                                          gillian p.

                                                          Beautiful quiet cabin, perfect location for exploring the area - we hiked in Zion and Bryce Canyon and also enjoyed walking near the village where there was still snow on the ground. The cabin is well equipped, clean and comfortable with plenty of space and sitting areas for our family of 4 (having 3 bathrooms was perfect travelling with 2 teenage daughters!). The kitchen had a wide variety of spices and basics available for use and all the dinnerware etc. that we needed . The owners sent pages of useful information - best places to hike, where to shop and recommendations on things to do in the area which was our "guide" for the duration of the stay and proved invaluable. We will definitely return and hopefully be able to stay for longer than a few days!

                                                          Clean, Quiet and Relaxing Retreat

                                                          Alisa S.

                                                          This house in the woods is a gem. It is well maintained with all the modern amenities, slept our party of five comfortably, and was central to the amazing national and state parks in Utah. The owner was very responsive to our reservation request and any additional questions we had about the property.

                                                          We would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat!

                                                          Duck Creek Cabin

                                                          Sharon S.

                                                          This place is amazing! We were pleasantly surprised at how beautifully decorated this cabin was and how spacious it was. There was more than enough room for our family of 8. It was so homey. The afternoon we arrived the kids headed right outside to play in the snow. It was such a special family vacation and the owners made it so easy with loads of information on the area.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Sharon, thanks so much for the lovely review. I can just see the kids in the snow now! I'm very pleased you all had such a good time, and I hope you'll be back again soon for another stay! We'd welcome you back for sure. Cheers, Jan

                                                          I would highly recommend this cabin.  

                                                          Krissy G.

                                                          The cabin exceeded our expectations. It had everything you would need plus many other extras.  We brought spices, since we were going to be cooking in most nights, not knowing what to expect but the cabin was fully stocked. The beds were very comfortable and nicely decorated.   Each bathroom had shampoo, conditioner, Q-tips etc, basically everything you would need.  Having a land line was helpful since our cell phone connections some times didn't work.  The wireless internet worked great.   The T.V. had many channels and it also had roku.  The wood burning stove and fire pit had plenty of wood and was a nice treat for the cold nights.  The owner was easy to reach and responded in a timely manner to any inquiries.  She gave pages of helpful information before our trip regarding hikes, grocery stores, places to eat etc. based on what route we were traveling to get there.  Check in instructions were very easy even though we arrived at the cabin after dark.  It was the best vrbo place we have stayed at.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          HI Krissy and All Your Family! I'm so pleased to hear that all of you had a super "family vacation" and a great time in our cabin and in SW Utah. I do feel bad for Cheryl and her mishap, and I hope she's doing better by now. Thanks for the terrific review - your kind words are a big help and much appreciated. I am thrilled we are the best VRBO placed you've ever had - what an honor! I hope we get to welcome all of you back again sometime! Cheers, Jan

                                                          The only way to describe this property is PERFECT!

                                                          Elaine C.

                                                          My husband and I rented this house for the month of July to escape the heat and humidity of Yorktown, Virginia, and to visit with our daughter and her family who live in Las Vegas. Jan McDaniel, the owner, was the most organized and communicative of any owner we have ever encountered. She provided a wealth of information regarding the surrounding area and we enjoyed many wonderful family outings. The house itself is in an ideal location and is beautifully furnished and completely outfitted. The only thing we needed to bring was our perishable foods - all the rest was there (about a week's supply).

                                                          We will definitely will contact Jan again when we return to the area. It's a leap of faith to rent a house "sight unseen" but don't hesitate to rent this house - it is way better than the pictures!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Elaine, we thoroughly enjoyed having you and your husband live in our cabin for a month! It was a treat to see the photos you sent of all your many explorations and adventures in the area. And I'm really happy your family was able to spend time with you as well. I hope you will decide on another extended stay in SW Utah - and if you do, we'd love to have you back as guests. Cheers, and enjoy the Fall in Virginia!

                                                          Cozy retreat...in the middle of it all!

                                                          Grace Y.United States

                                                          This cabin was truly a home away from home. It is a great central location to multiple parks and so well equipped. Jan could not have done a better job with the small details and touches. It is comfortable, quaint and lovely! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Duck Creek and also had the opportunity to explore Zion, Bryce, Panguitch, the north rim of the Grand Canyon and Page, AZ. The cabin was such a welcome sight at the end of some very long days of exploring. Jan also provides the best tips and notes for traveling, no need really to do anything else until you get into the parks. We hope to be back again some day, maybe to explore a different season! Thanks Jan and Jim for sharing your beautiful cabin!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Grace, it was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests. I'm so very pleased you guys enjoyed the cabin, and most especially that you enjoyed the gorgeous area around Duck Creek and the Parks. Your photos were really fun to see - thanks!

                                                          And thanks also for the lovely review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed all the features of the cabin - and that you found my travel tips useful! I hope you really do get back here to explore another season - all year round there are good times to be had here. Fall is especially pretty, with the golden aspens shining everywhere!

                                                          Thank you again, and happy summer!



                                                          Duck Creek Village, UT, USA

                                                          Red Pines Lodge is located in the Duck Creek Pines community of Duck Creek Village, Utah. Duck Creek is surrounded by Dixie National Forest. Equidistant between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, and only 2 hours from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the area abounds with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities for all ages. It's an ideal vacation spot for your entire family. With elevations ranging between 8,400 & 11,000 feet, summers are sunny and pleasantly cool, and winters are cozy and peaceful. You can enjoy yourself fishing in clear lakes and streams; hiking the trails through the fir, pine, and aspen trees; bicycling, horseback riding, boating and miles of ATV riding in the summer; snowmobiling and skiing in winter. Navajo Lake, Duck Creek Pond, Aspen Mirror Lake and Panguitch Lake are relaxing escapes from urban life. During the fall season, magnificent splashes of yellow, orange, red, brown & gold dot vistas of the forest. Winter brings a complete change of scenery. Snowmobilers and cross country skiers enjoy a winter wonderland on miles of hidden beauty. Nearby you can hike to gorgeous Cascade Falls, or take a short drive out to Strawberry Point to catch a magnificent sunset. Some of America's most beautiful National Parks are close, in all directions. Take a short drive to Zion Natl Park, Bryce Canyon Natl Park, or Cedar Breaks Natl Monument. Or venture a bit farther to Grand Staircase/Escalante Natl Monument, or to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, or even to Capital Reef Natl Park.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Taxes and fees are additional

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years rate is same as Summer Season. Spring Break, Summer/Fall minimum 3 nights. Memorial Day, Labor Day, and all Holidays min 4 nights. All other min 2 nights ANY time of year, Get a free night! Book a full week, get 7 nights for the price of 6. Book two weeks, get TWO nights free! Cleaning fee of $140 applies to each rental, plus state/local taxes. Refundable damage deposit of $300 required. PLEASE NOTE on PRICE: The Homeaway/VRBO system is very awkward when it comes to how they show the price per night on the front page of our listing. Be aware! It can be inaccurate! The initial price should be shown as the "avg/night" - average price per night. Once you put in dates, it shows you your rate as price "per night". If you are booking a week or more, it will show your price per night, with the weekly "free night:" discount already built in. That is NOT the listed nightly rate, but the average nightly cost with the discount already included. Please refer to the rates tab for details on the rates - it varies based on season, holidays, etc. Also how many nights you are booking. Thanks for your patience with this system issue that HomeAway/VRBO has. They are working to improve it. Cancellation policy If your plans become disrupted, then we are happy to work with you to do our best to re-book your dates. However, the following cancellation policy will apply if we cannot accommodate your re-booking. A re-booking fee may apply if your change occurs within 15 days of your check in date. If cancellation is your only option, then the following cancellation policy applies: If cancellation is made more than 60 days before your expected check-in date (local time), then your deposit will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee. If cancelled 60 days or less before your check in date, your deposit (or the full rental, if already paid in full) is forfeited. We do not refund for road conditions, weather or other acts of nature.

                                                          37 Reviews
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