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40 Acre Retreat in the Escalante Canyon

Entire cabin hosted by Katie
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Katie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
This river front home tucked in between large cottonwood shade trees with views on all sides of the Escalante Canyon, meadows, cliffs, and river. Hike from the front door to first class scenic wonders. There are natural wonders right out the front door and within an hour's drive. Look for deer and wild turkey in the meadow in the mornings and evenings and watch the cloud shadows change over the canyon walls. Head up or down the canyon into rugged wilderness, and return home to comfort.

The space
About the owners Doug, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug came across this property in the early '90s. He fell in love with it not only for its beauty, but also because it is both accessible and secluded with the Escalante River flowing through it. Doug is a 35-year designer/builder who built this beautiful home. His youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, Katie now manages the family’s properties. They built the house over a 7-year period in the late 90’s, commuting 7 hours each way from their home in Arizona. Doug now migrate between their properties in Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii.

Guest access
You are free to explore the entire space!

Other things to note
Low water crossing
You do have to cross a low water crossing to get to our home. Please **DO NOT CROSS DURING FLASH FLOODS**. 4 WD vehicles are always recommended, though not required. The water crossing has a paved concrete bottom and is usually about 6 inches to 1 foot high. There is a red fence post driven into the ground on our upstream side of the crossing. It enters the ground approx. 2.5 ft above the crossing bottom. If it is over 2 feet please wait until the water subsides, usually an hour or two.  If you get to the crossing and the sand bank needs to be knocked down, there is a half length shovel in the trees to the right hand side of the road at the crossing. If this crossing is too high you may park at the trail head across Hwy 12 pass the Escalante Bridge. At that point you will be on our side of the river. There is a hiking trail that will take you to our home. Once you come to a dirt road that is the road to our home. It is about 3/4 of a mile.
If it has been raining you can go to: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=09337500 This is a reading of a river height gauge in Escalante town. There are a couple of drainages that drain into the Escalante before the water gets to us but it is still a pretty good reading of the water height.
This river front home tucked in between large cottonwood shade trees with views on all sides of the Escalante Canyon, meadows, cliffs, and river. Hike from the front door to first class scenic wonders. There are natural wonders right out the front door and within an hour's drive. Look for deer and wild turkey in the meadow in the mornings and evenings and watch the cloud shadows change over the canyon walls. Head up… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Escalante, Utah, United States

Please respect our neighbors’ privacy and do not drive or walk up to their homes or ask them questions about the area. They expect and need their privacy. If you have questions or problems please call Katie 928-301-9770, or Doug at 928-300-6919. If it is an emergency and you cannot reach us, please call Sean Babbington 720-862-5811. He lives in Boulder and is our property care taker.

Hosted by Katie

Joined in June 2016
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About the owners Doug, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug is a 35-year designer/builder who built this beautiful home. His youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, Katie now manages the family’s properties. They built the house over a 7-year period in the late 90’s, commuting 7 hours each way from their home in Arizona. Doug now migrate between their properties in Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii. They like to hike, horseback ride, ski, practice yoga, whitewater raft, dance, and travel in their free time. They also have vacation rentals in the town of Sedona in Northern Arizona and on the North Shore of Kauai.
About the owners Doug, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug is a 35-year designer/builder who built this beautiful home. His youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older si…
During your stay
Doug, the owner, does live in a guest house on the property (the last dwelling before you reach our home) spring through fall. However, he does travel regularly and may not be available during your stay. If there is a grey Toyota truck in the driveway he is home. If you have any questions, or would like any recommendations about the area please feel free to stop by.
Doug, the owner, does live in a guest house on the property (the last dwelling before you reach our home) spring through fall. However, he does travel regularly and may not be avai…
Katie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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