|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Historic home remodeled with modern upgrades. New locally sourced sustainably harvested wood floors. Feel right at home in a fully equipped kitchen. Claw foot soaking tub and shower in bath. 49 inch HDTV & Internet enabled blue ray player.
Four poster King sized memory foam bed, Full bed with pillow top mattress in additional bedroom. Study with full futon - sleeps six comfortably, 8 if you push it.
Carport and asphalt surfaced parking for 6 vehicles.
Naturally cool and cozy.
I moved to Kanab 20 years ago to escape the frenzy of Los Angeles and have never worked so hard in my life. I traded the not so stressful life of reading screenplays on the beach for the complexity of rural life. After successfully fending off the rapacious legal eagles representing the Mattel Corporation - - I took on the responsibility of running the Little Hollywood Land tourist business. We sell iconic images of the mythic American West. We'll sell you great jewelry or put you in a classic old time photo. Running a business is a lot of work but the beauty of the land keeps it all fun - living here is like looking at the world through an 81 A warming filter.
Tom Forsythe purchased this cottage in 2009
This charming historical home combines history with modern comfort. For the price of a decent hotel room you can enjoy an entire house.
In town location convenient to shops & restaurants and the Highway to all the great sights in Southern Utah.
This house has a modern kitchen with all amenities, a cool saltillo tile floor in kitchen & bath and sustainably harvested locally grown wood floors. It's a very nice with some real personality and room to make yourself at home.
After a long day enjoying the sites you can soak in the claw foot tub, surf the Wi fi or enjoy DVDs from the video library.
Of course there's a washer/dryer and quality linens. The living room has a romantic propane fireplace and comfortable seating. Out back there's a rock patio and outdoor fireplace.
Now that we have hypoallergenic wood floors we can't in good conscience allow pets in this home.
Really lovely house in Kanab. Well equipped, large enough for myself and 4 other adults. Brilliantly situated to visit various places in the area including Zion and the Grand Canyon. Plenty of parking, kitchen well equipped with cooking equipment and spices etc. Loads of thoughtful touches such as a toiletry basket in the bathroom. Really clean on our arrival, plenty of spare linen such as towels. Communication excellent before and during the stay. Would highly recommend, we had a wonderful stay!
Thank you Thomas, for a wonderful stay in Kanab. The listing matches the descriptions provided. Kitchen has everything you need, the beds are comfortable, and the location is not too far from Zion national park and other destinations about an hour out. The town has grocery stores and restaurants that are nearby the location. I would recommend the listing and definitely stay there again.
When we arrived, we were unable to get into the rental because the owner had given us the wrong code for the key box. Luckily we remembered that he owned the museum in town and it was still open as it was evening-his employee phoned the owner and he gave her the right code but wouldn't talk to us on the phone and didn't provide an apology. He hadn't given us a contact number so I don't know what we would have done if we hadn't gone to the museum. There was a huge leak off the back porch possibly from the cooling system, although the leak continued even when the system was off and made a large pool in the back yard. The yard was run down and overgrown-we wouldn't have wanted to spend any time out there. The cottage is funky-obviously old and added onto over the years but it was functional for our needs. The washer and dryer worked well and the kitchen was well appointed. Beds were comfortable and clean. The soaking tub was great but the hot water was so slow that it took ages to put enough water in the tub for a bath. The rental is located on the outskirts of town and as long as you have a vehicle, it is easy to get around. We visited the Little Hollywood Movie Museum, Bryce and Zion National Parks and did a mule ride from the north rim into the Grand Canyon while we were in Kanab- we enjoyed our visit.
We had a very nice stay here -- it was a great, centralized location for visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, and other national and state parks. The house is on the northern end of Kanab, which is a nice town in its own right. Not much to look at from the outside, but inside was beautiful and clean. Obviously refurbished recently -- a large, well-appointed kitchen, nice wood floors, large living room, comfy bed. We were very happy to have found this place!
For dining in Kanab, I highly recommend the Rocking V -- excellent food and friendly service. For more casual eating, try Escobar's - a family-run restaurant serving Mexican cuisine -- delicious!
We enjoyed our stay. The kitchen is well equipped with dishes and gadgets. We only ate breakfast there because we were visiting the canyons until late each evening. It was very clean and had adequate linens. Having a washer and drier was helpful. It is a nice sized cottage, but the living room is not as big as it appears in the pictures and we could have used more seating for the 4 of us. The mattresses are VERY firm, which my husband enjoyed but I did not. My children said the futon wasn't very comfortable, but they were so tired from hiking they crashed anyway. The wood floors are nice, but are very squeaky. Since there is no carpet to help absorb sound, you can hear every footstep (and any other noise) wherever you are inside. The backyard is not well kept, but we did not plan to grill or sit on the patio. The property sits on the corner of a well traveled road, but it was quiet at night. There are other houses close by and some sort of bar and grill behind it that appeared to be closed. Overall, we enjoyed staying here and it was a very good value.
Overall, we experienced a disappointing stay. We wouldn't recommend this home to friends and family, however, I believe some travellers will appreciate this home for their Kanab visit. I'll outline both the positive and negative aspects of our stay.
If you keep your expectations modest and you want a roomy, pet-friendly home in Kanab, then this home will satisfy your needs!
Kanab is a great base camp for nearby Southwest adventures. It was nice to come back to a house each evening after long days of hiking and driving. The home is central in Kanab in a quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen and how roomy the house is. The excellent wifi was much appreciated. This property is dog-friendly and features a grassy backyard.
The owner is very personable and can offer helpful insight on the region's natural beauty. Be sure to ask his advice and to visit his interesting museum and store.
Unfortunately for us, the negative aspects of our stay outweighed the high points.
Most importantly, there was no one on-call to help us (we definitely needed it... see next paragraph). The owner was completely absent/unreachable until the second-to-last night of our week-long stay. The house info warned us he might be unreachable and stated to contact his store for assistance. We called the store several times but no one could help us; they seemed incapable and unprepared to help anyway. After repeated messages/vmails/emails over several days, we seriously contemplated a motel room.
We needed help: we encountered a few hazardous issues. (1) An entire window treatment fell on my head. The drapes were held up by a large, heavy pole with sharp, rusted, open ends. It was not a true curtain rod; it was practically scrap metal that wasn't even affixed to the wall. (2) The glass of a random picture frame on the ground fell on my foot. (3) There are rat traps and poison set out in a closet, which no one warned us about, as we brought our dog to this pet-friendly home.
This home feels dirty and unkempt. We found rat droppings and spider webs.
RETURN TO POSITIVE: The owner finally returned our days of messages. He was sincere in hearing our grievances and apologized. He promptly dispatched a repair person. Upon my request, he granted a much appreciated partial reimbursement.
Although our experience was disappointing, this home has positive points with a personable owner. Measure your expectations.
Good local grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. 5 miles to Best Friends, 30 miles to Zion, 78 to Bryce, 70 to Lake Powell, 74 to Grand Canyon. It's beautiful in every direction, the land that Hollywood filmed to create the world's image of the iconic American West.
Since I own Little Hollywood Land I highly recommend this free Movie Set Museum, Trading Post and Photo Studio. Seriously it's worth visiting and the staff will help you choose the best activities for your interest and budget. There's lots of free hiking, some of it even guided, and many outfitters willing to beat up their vehicles to get you deep into the back-country. There are guided ATV and horseback tours, scenic flights and zip lines.
We'll clue you in on the attractions beyond the big names, places like Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Peekaboo slot canyon, Bunting Trail or Hog Canyon. How about Cascade Falls - see Navajo Lake shoot out of a hole in the side of a mountain - the headwaters of the Virgin River that carved Zion Canyon. We think the parks are too crowded and I'll make sure you find the places that make Kanab worth visiting over and over again.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Check in at the Little Hollywood Movie Museum, 297 W. Center Street. Look for the rearing white horse at the West end of downtown Kanab.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.