|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Situated on 1.3 acres of land on top of a mesa in Apple Valley, Utah (4400 feet above sea level), the Gooseberry Mesa lodge is a private, comfortable and relaxing getaway with a view that will keep you coming back. The main house has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 comfortably, while the detached studio apartment above the garage has a king size bed to accommodate 2 more.
The main house includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, a complete set of pots and pans and dishes. There is a counter, bar with stools so your guests may watch you cook while they sit and chat and a large dinner table that sits 6-8. Eat dinner with family and friends while enjoying the view of the mountains. After dinner sit in the living area while watching television, or unwind in front of the fireplace during a cold winter night, or get together with your family and friends for a board game night. Or if you prefer to barbeque outdoors on the porch and later gather around a 'campfire' for some story telling and toast marshmallows instead.
The laundry closet stores a full washer and dryer. All three rooms in the main house have sliding doors that lead out to the enclosed garden where you can relax and watch the kids play in the little playhouse.
We love to spend most of our 'free' time hiking, exploring and mountain biking. We frequently escape to our 'Utah' house with our two kids for peace and quiet, and to enjoy outdoor activities this area has to offer. We would love to share this experience with you too.
Nik purchased this house in 2011
We fell in love with the panoramic view of Zion NP and surrounding mountains during the day, and at night the sky is an endless blanket of stars.
Having lived in big cities all our lives, my husband and I love the peace and quiet this house offers and it's closeness to many National Parks.
Our stay at Gooseberry Mesa was more fabulous than we could have imagined. The home was spacious and beautiful, yet comfortable and inviting. The breathtaking views and private setting made our stay feel special and relaxing. We had access to adventures and wonderful national parks, which we fully took advantage of; yet, we could have happily stayed at the house the whole time and felt that our trip was complete. Everything we needed was available at the house, and we could feel the hospitality of the owners who invited us to make full use of their kitchen. The information book provided gave us clear instructions on how to make the most of our time in the area.
We could not be happier with our experience and look forward to encouraging friends to visit Gooseberry Mesa as well. Of course, we will be back too. Our only regret is that we didn't book it for a few days longer.
My husband and I stayed here for a few nights in early June. Wonderful, cozy home -- beautiful views and an excellent location for several nearby attractions!! The house was MORE than well-equipped and so very comfortable! It really felt like "home" away from home. Lots of privacy as well. Nik was very easy to work with and super accommodating! The neighbor/caretaker even stopped by with some banana bread shortly after our arrival! Highly recommend this home -- great value for your $$. We will return in the future.
Our family absolutely loved this location. It provided ample privacy but the most valuable part was the views it provided across the field... Wonderful large mountains. The home was decorated lovely and was very clean. The kitchen was outfitted with all kinds of dishes and spices. We did some day trip to Zion Park which was lovely and we spent some days just relaxing here. This home, property, and view are what we needed, wanted, enjoyed.
My family and I stayed 5 nights at Gooseberry Lodge. We had a wonderful time. The home was clean and comfortable. Views were unbelievable! Stars at night were spectacular! Great spot to travel to Zion National Park or head down to Arizona. Kitchen was fully supplied - especially all the spices. This was one of the best family trips we've ever had. We would definitely go back. Thanks to the Rashid's for sharing their home.
We were looking for a small, multi-family, with toddlers, getaway to Zion (and area) and this place was the perfect base camp. The location is a bit further out, but the views are amazing and proximity to Gooseberry Mesa and a local byway to Zion made it all worth it. We were lucky enough with a good dusting of snow and clear night skies. We look forward to more adventures the next time we stay here.
Wow! What a great getaway from the busy Las Vegas life. This gorgeous 3 bedroom home with detached studio apartment is an amazing vacation spot for family, friends or even a romantic getaway. Just 2 quick hours away from Las Vegas and you feel like you're in another world. Gorgeous scenery, hiking, biking and outdoor activities all around. There's even a fire pit to enjoy s'mores on a chilly night. The home is immaculately kept and the owners were a dream to work with. I highly recommend this home for those looking for a perfect getaway.
Gooseberry Mesa Lodge is a quiet, comfortable and relaxing getaway with panoramic views of Zion National Park, Gooseberry Mesa and the Smithsonian Butte. Far away from the crowd, you can watch wildlife from the porch, star gaze at night or build a fire and toast marshmallows with the kids.
This is a great location for family getaways and adventurers seeking a central base to explore the surrounding National Parks such as Zion, Bryce, North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, all within a day trip away. Many state parks and recreation areas are also close by. We are also within the immediate vicinity to world-class mountain biking trail systems such as Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa and the JEM/Hurricane Rim Trails.
For the adventurous soul, head down the Smithsonian Butte Country Byway in your 4WD. Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway is only 1.5 miles from the lodge and travels for 9 miles between Apple Valley on State Route 59 to Rockville on State Route 9. As the route winds down into the Valley of the Virgin River, you'll experience views of Zion Canyon, Canaan Mountain, the Vermillion Cliffs, and Zion National Park just four miles west. As you reach the highest points on the Byway, Zion's fiery landscaping, filled with buttes and temples, lays in panoramic glory at your feet.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|