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La Luz Desert Retreat

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680 West 600 South, Escalante, UT
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La Luz Desert Retreat
Ranked #6 of 10 Escalante B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific home, in a perfect location on the edge of Escalante proper, owned by two really wonderful and helpful owners. You've never seen nor likely stayed in such beauty, inside and out. La Luz, one of three rentals Ricki and Sandy own, is a home they first built for themselves then downsized right next to it with... More

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Mevasseret Ziyyon, Yerushalayim, Israel
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The outside look is quite distinctive in color and shape. Locals call it the shoebox. The inside is beautifully designed and comfortable. All the comforts of home plus a spectacular view from the living room. I would definitely stay again when in the area.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We used this as a base for exploring Escalante and it was a dream vacation. First the house is very unusual and the design and craftsmanship are much better than the typical rental or certainly any hotel. This is no cookie cutter holiday rental. The cabinets are more like fine furniture, every detail is well thought out and executed. We... More

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Corvallis, OR
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The owners of the home are very helpful but unobtrusive. The beds are comfortable, the layout good for two couples or a family of four. There are laundry facilities in the garage along with a nice barbeque. The only drawback is there is only one shower even though there are two bathrooms. It's a very nice solar home with lots... More

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Berkeley, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This fresh new home is thoughtfully designed and decorated for both comfort and beauty, with lots of nice touches. While it's conveniently located right in town, La Luz looks out onto mountains, not other houses. It was quiet, peaceful, and offered everything we wanted after a day of exploring the natural wonders of the area. The owners were knowledgeable, hospitable... More

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Seattle, Wa.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a fresh, modern, well-designed base from which to explore the glories of the Escalante region. All the comforts of home - and then some - have been thoughtfully provided and are in excellent working order: sub-zero fridge, DW, gas grill, W/D, excellent shower facility, comfortable beds and furnishings, surprisingly good internet access for the remoteness of the location,... More

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Helena, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Thanks to the hosts for a perfect location to all the fun in the Grand Staircase region. We had such a good time in the area that we want to go back soon. We enjoyed lazy mornings and sitting out on the patio in the evening with the Milky Way above us - the night sky is amazing. We certainly... More

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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great access to hikes in the Grand Staircase region. Our hosts were knowledgeable about the roads, hikes, flora and fauna of the area. One mile walk or ride into town with a couple of fun restaurants and a couple of full service outfitters. The house is luxurious, with a glamerous new kitchen design, comfortables beds and a beautiful view from... More

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Carlsbad, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

This was my first time staying at La Luz and the second for my wife and sister-in-law. I love the architecture which utilizes passive solar heating/cooling techniques with an open kitchen/living/dining floor plan. One of our favorite activities at the house was sitting on the patio at night after a day of adventure and looking at all the stars. This... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

This is to be the cream of the crop in the dessert for rentals. Fine architecture and the most well stocked kitchen I have ever come across (apart from my own!!). Try to arrive in the daylight as it can be tricky to find, but once found you will be delighted. Enjoy the isolation and the feeling of being in... More

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Address: 680 West 600 South, Escalante, UT
Location: United States > Utah > Escalante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
La Luz Desert Retreat Escalante, Utah

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Welcome to La Luz Desert Retreat. We are situated within the city limits of Escalante, Utah on the scenic highway 12 between Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and thousands of miles of public land. Every room of the house provides majestic views of the Kaiparowitz plateau, which creates a perfect canvas for Utah's finest dramatics: lightning storms, memorable sunrises, celestial sightings, weather changes and slow easy going sunsets. La Luz self contained vacation/holiday home sleeps four, five or six guests--two queen suites one with a convertible queen sofa. Fully equipped luxury kitchen with Sub-Zero, Wolf appliances and outside BBQ. Private laundry at home. ... more   less 
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