Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Dog Friendly Private Home With Fenced Backyard

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - Full Kitchen - Sleeps 4

Located in Kanab, Southern Utah. In the center of national parks, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Grand Staircase Escalante and Lake Powell.

Ruthie Itow
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Ruthie Itow

Local resident for fifteen years, who volunteers at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Animal caretaker.

Ruthie Itow purchased this house in 2012

Why Ruthie Itow chose Utah

Property dedicated to Margarete Hartmann a great animal lover and volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Available to people who want to visit the sanctuary, as well as the parks and bring their pets. This property is very dog friendly.

What makes this house unique

Fenced back yard. Full kitchen. Washer and Dryer. Cable TV. WiFi access. DVD player.


Kanab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Bedroom with sofa sleeper in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

95% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Dog Friendly Private Home With Fenced Backyard
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Love this house! Perfect Kanab experience

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again Ruthie! Another fabulous trip (sorry for the late review). I know this place is a hot commodity in the summer so coming from Canada for the second year in a row I booked this house I think about 8 months in advance! Was so thrilled to be back to visit Best Friends and bring my dog with me this time! This house is perfect with a kitchen, laundry, small backyard, A/C, clean and comfortable and because it's Kanab it is walking distance to everything. Pet friendly and quick to visit BF if you are volunteering. I seriously miss this house when I'm not there. I could live there for sure. Ideal for couples or individuals, and people with sleepover dogs from BF. Great price as well (except for our current exchange rate!), considering you get a lot less for a hotel/motel room in Kanab now. I only wish it were closer to Canada!! Thank you again Ruthie. I will be back. Love Kanab.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Comfortable place

  • 4 of 5

Clean, quiet affordable place. Close to all parks around. Must have in the frig, mustard, salad dressing, coffee, etc. Nice when you forget something at the grocers. Gladly recommend anytime :)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Victoria BC, Canada

The Best Home Away From Home...EVER!

  • 5 of 5

I had the great pleasure of staying at Ruthie's place for a month during September and October.

I arrived and opened the door to what would be my home for a month and instantly felt at home. There were fresh flowers and chocolate on the table and literally everything one would need. There were pamphlets for all the fantastic outings that are in and around Kanab (Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon). There were all the must-haves, that you don't want to have to buy, in the fridge (all the condiments, etc), everything needed for cooking and baking, there was even laundry detergent and dryer sheets.

I volunteered at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for almost the entire month and I can't say how very convenient it was to be a 10 minute drive from where it is located....not to mention the brilliance of having a washer and dryer after volunteering with pigs in the morning and then going to volunteer with dogs in the afternoon. So very convenient.

Having the opportunity to bring home sleepover pets from the sanctuary AND having not only Ruthie's blessing but her encouragement to bring them home was just icing on the cake. The backyard was perfect to relax with the dog(s) and Ruthie even has a water dish outside and a pooper scooper and bucket. There really was nothing missing.

I truly have not got one complaint about this home. The only complaint about my stay in Kanab is that I did not get to meet Ruthie in person. She was such an intricate part of my whole experience in that she gave advice leading up to the trip and even made herself available when I was already part way through my trip (via email). She is such a lovely woman and I am eternally grateful to have found her and this home in my searches.

I will be staying at Ruthie's accommodation for my next trip, without an ounce of hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Sacramento, CA

Sweet Little House

  • 5 of 5

Ruthie's house was just what we needed for our stay to volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. It's just a couple of blocks from anything we needed--groceries, restaurants, post office. The house was very clean, and even though we didn't have a dog, it was well-equipped to handle one with a fenced backyard. The location was perfect for our trips to Grand Canyon North Rim, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Kanab Visit

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned home to northern Utah after visiting 6 national park, 4 state parks, 3 national monuments and many scenic areas of Utah. This home was ideal for our 5 night stay in Kanab!! The owner was very friendly and helpful. Our beagle loved having her own space. Grocery stores are very near. This home was well equipped for any traveler. We would absolutely recommend this rental to any family and/or friends visiting the area!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect for an old boy and his dog

  • 5 of 5

Spent a couple weeks here in March hiking, exploring, & fulfilling my quest for T-shirt weather after a cold north winter. The place was clean and the owner made sure we had everything we needed. The doggy door and fenced back yard made it just like home for my dog and no worries for me. Great home base for pet owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
80 Miles
St. George
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Buckskin Tavern
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Coral Cliffs
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rocking V Cafe, Parry Lodge, Houstons Trails End
Car: recommended

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is located 5 miles from Kanab. Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Grand Canyon are located within 30-80 miles from Kanab. Lake Powell is located 60 miles from Kanab.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.