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Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mountain bikers, hikers, outdoor lovers, this is the house for you!

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Bahasa Malaysia
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October 19, 2016
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About Nik

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

Why Nik chose Utah

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


based on 70 traveler reviews

Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa
average rating of 4.957143 based on 70 reviews
Woodsboro MD USA

A Gem in Apple Valley

  • 5 of 5

My first thought when Diane arranged for us to stay at Gooseberry Mesa Lodge in Apple Valley was how far it appeared to be from Zion National Park, the principal focus of our 3 night/4-day visit. When we arrived at the lodge, the scenery in almost every direction made me feel that 3 nights wasn't going to be enough to get the full experience the lodge had to offer. The breathtaking views were just a beginning. The interior of the home, with its southwestern décor, well-furnished kitchen, comfortable living room and bedrooms, and clean and spacious bathrooms, was like the proverbial icing on the cake. During our stay, we enjoyed the home and its surroundings and still found time to make trips to Zion, Kolob Canyon, and the town of Hurricane, where we found some very good and quite unique “eats” (Dixie Pizza Wagon and Main Street Café.) We highly recommend Gooseberry Mesa Lodge to anyone interested in a beautiful, southwestern Utah experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five star oasis in the desert

  • 5 of 5

This is fantastic and well equiped house with all home comforts. Basic essentials in the fridge and larder for weary travellers and the house is close to good supermarkets. The views are to die for with Gooseberry Mesa and Zion changing colour at sunset and sunrise. It is close to Zion and lots of other great areas for hiking in the best of the Utah landscape. Great for outside living with seating areas in shade and sun and a good barbecue. Owners were helpful and informative. One of the best houses we have stayed in anywhere in the world!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Cumberland, PA

Nicest home I have rented through VRBO 👍

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, beautiful views! Best accommodations of any home I have ever rented. We arrived and Asked Nik what channel ESPN was to watch Monday Night Eagles Football and he said he didn't have ESPN and shortly after he made a call and we were able to watch the game!!

Loved this place!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautifully Charming Get-away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! Wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Car: necessary

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.


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Apple Valley House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Apple Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , additional twin trundle
  • The main house has 3 bedrooms. Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2 has queen beds in each and there are two twin or single beds in Bedroom #3. In addition there is a trundle with extra mattress, port-a-crib and full size futon in the living room with high grade mattress available. Bedroom #4 (studio) is above the garage separate from the main house and has a king size bed. THE STUDIO IS CLOSED BETWEEN NOV-FEB (WINTERIZED).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

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