Quiet, ranch retreat. Secluded on 5 acres with beautiful view of valley and horse area.Full RV hookups. Hot tub, fireplace, incredible hiking, scenic canyons. 15 min from St. George restaurants, shopping, golf courses. Access to Las Vegas, Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell, or Brian's head skiing. Available for St. George Marathon, Sr. Games, other events. Sleeps 14+ Can accommodate your horses if prior arrangements are made. Casita above garage may be rented separately. (sleeps 6 + extra cots/ pads)
You will love this beautiful southern Utah retreat/ranch/cabin. Nestled in front of a secluded ridge where eagles soar and deer roam, our view looks out over our horse ranch and magnificent view of the valley. The sunsets are breathtaking. It is a rock climbers and hiker's paradise, just minutes from both Snow Canyon State Park (which rivals Zion in its beauty, but without the crowds), and beautiful Pine Valley. Yet we are still just 15 minutes from historic St. George with its restaurants, shopping, theaters, museums, and Indian petroglyphs. It is a perfect place to stay for popular seasonal events--St. George marathon (we are right near the course--great location for spectators and participants) St. George Iron Man, Huntsman Senior Games (hop in the hot tub in between events), Dixie Roundup Rodeo (perfect place for you and your horses to rest and recharge between events), Men's Superbowl Softball Tournament. There are numerous beautiful golf courses, --( a favorite nest for snowbirds).
Bring your horses and we'll show you the most beautiful riding in Utah! An easy drive to Zion and Bryce National Parks, Lake Powell, and Brian's Head ski resort, and just 2 hours from Las Vegas (if things become a bit TOO quiet for you!)
You will love our hot tub under the stars, fabulous stone/wood burning fireplace, large cabin-style great room and fully equipped kitchen, with high wood beam ceilings and hardwood floors. There is a large dining table plus bar w/ stools, 3 large comfortable couches, chairs looking out view windows, Wifi, TV/DVR/stereo, 3 bedrooms, plus a casita over the garage, with mini kitchen, full bath, TV/DVR, 2 queens (one is a sofa bed), bunks, plus ample additional sleeping pads which can be used in any of the rooms, 2 cots, 2 pack n play cribs, bedding/towels, cupboards full of family games, tons of toys and puzzles for the kids, and upstairs and front patios with views. There is another patio area near the horses with a bench swing and chairs, and fire pit, the perfect spot for roasting marshmallows and enjoying the sky full of stars. We have a hammock which sets up under the eves on the front porch, and is also perfect for star-gazing and late afternoon naps. Our newest addition: a children's play area with swings, slide, climbing wall, playhouse, jungle gym, sandbox and toys.
Temperatures in Dammeron Valley are 10-12 degrees cooler than St. George, with an evening breeze and killer sunsets to make the summer nights perfection, and we get the perfect amount of snow occasionally in the winter, just enough to enjoy but not enough to have to shovel.
There is a park down the street with swings, climbing equipment, picnic area, large grass field and backstop for family games, w/ 2 horseshoe pits.
We just added a child's playset to our property! Swings, slide, playhouse, climbing wall, jungle gym, sandbox with toys.
We have horses (that may or may not be on the property during your stay), chickens (fresh eggs for your breakfast), and 2 friendly goats.
PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT AVAILABILITY FIRST SO WE CAN MAKE SURE OUR HOME IS FREE DURING THE DATES YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY.
Prior approval necessary if you would like to bring horses. No dogs please. There's a great facility we recommend in town for your dog that has a huge interactive play area and very reasonable rates.
We have cots, a hammock and extra sleeping pads and bedding should you have extra guests, towels, washer, dryer, basic kitchen appliances, (coffee maker, blender, toaster, etc) dishes, cooking basics, large dining table, fireplace and firewood, outside gas BBQ, fire pit, hot tub, horse shoes, small fishing boat if you have a trailer hitch. (Small lake W trout up the road). We have full RV hookups for a small additional fee to cover extra utilities used. If you want to bring your own horses, we have space to accommodate them if you make prior arrangements with us.
FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE ALLERGIES, we have a cat who lives indoors/outdoors. He will not be on the premises, and home is cleaned and vacuumed very, very thoroughly. However, bring Benedryl, etc. if you are sensitive to cat hair.
Interaction with guests
We can be there to greet you and give you a tour of the property and instructions, or if we communicate adequately, we can just leave a key. We will be available by phone or text for questions. Someone will be at the barn twice a day to check on and feed horses/goats/chickens, but will not disturb your privacy.
If you are visiting from afar and would like us to take you on a tour of the area or to some local sights, we can certainly make those arrangements with you. If you make arrangements and for a small extra cost we can take you to some great horseback riding or hiking areas. We want this to be a relaxing, fun and memorable visit to our area!
Other things to note
We will leave a notebook of instructions for the house and property and suggestions and brochures about activities, restaurants, attractions, etc. in the area. Please sign our guest log!
- Treat our home as if it were your own. Keep it clean and please be respectful of our property. Please keep outside lights low (lights off by 10) and be quiet and respectful of neighbors. (Please no partying or loud music, talking, etc. outside in the evenings. Voices really carry in the valley) Speed limit on Dammeron Valley Dr. is 25 mph, PLEASE don't speed past neighbors!!! Please don't scare or disturb our chickens, or let them out! You are welcome to enjoy the fresh eggs, in the nesting box. You can visit the horses (if they are there. We will sometimes have them with us) and goats, but please do not open or enter arena or stalls or do anything to frighten or disturb them. Regarding our horses: CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS. Little fingers look like carrots so WATCH YOUR LITTLE ONES CAREFULLY AROUND HORSES! We are not responsible for accidents if you choose to interact with the animals. Please do not feed the horses. There will be someone in the barn area twice a day to feed and check on the animals. (It is fun to give the goats a few crackers or chips through the fence, but the horses are more aggressive with treats and we will not be liable for nibbled fingers) We would be happy to arrange with you an experience with the horses while we are there, should you choose to make prior arrangements.
No pets allowed in the house. We can recommend an excellent place in town to board your pet with a great open play yard and very reasonable rates.
Regarding "events and parties", family or small group gatherings are fine. No parties with drugs, alcohol, smoking, or music that would disturb neighbors or cause damage to our home. Absolutely no smoking. Gatherings outside on the patio or anywhere outside of the house must be quiet and respectful of neighbors. (You know what I am talking about!)
My wife and I raised 4 wonderful children in Southern California, where I practiced dentistry for 30 years. 5 years ago we moved to a little horse ranch in Southern Utah, where we are living my wife's dream! I bought into it 100%, and we love this quiet beautiful valley where we ride our horses and are busier than ever with family, church, community and outdoor activities. We have 12 grandchildren, the joys of our lives. We have a living quarters horse trailer, and plan to do lots of local camping and riding, and visiting our kids, while hosting our home with Airbnb. We feel so blessed to live in this lovely home where we are surrounded by nature and the peace it brings us. We are excited to share our home and the wonderful outdoor activities in this area with our hosts, and want to do all we can to make your stay here a special and memorable experience!