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Grayson Down: Elegance & Peace in the Desert
Grayson Down: Elegance & Peace in the Desert
5 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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Handicap friendly, California King, convection oven, wood-burning stove, easy access, & easy to find! Step through the private entrance to Grayson Down and be immediately transported to an elegant and peaceful retreat. Remodeled from a machine shop and then an artist gallery in 2016, this apartment was designed to be a place of healing and peace for an older widow who was accustomed to finer things. Grayson Down has handicap-friendly, wide doorways, clear pathways, & a walk-in shower.

The space

Only 4 minutes to 5 Kiva Ruins! Only 15 minutes to Spirit Cave! Beautiful views of Bears Ears, Blue Mountain, and Sleeping Ute! Grayson Down is in a perfect central location with Arches to the North, Monument Valley to the South, Four Corners Monument to the East, and Bears Ears to the West! Have you ever heard of the Devil's Heartbeat? or the Blonde in the Bathtub? What about the Backbone of the Earth? Grayson Down offers a unique visitor's map identifying points of interest that only locals know. Come and let the breathtaking scenery steal your heart; you'll always have a home at Grayson Down.

Guest access

Located right next to the 'Welcome to Blanding' sign on the north side of town, Grayson Down is easy to find and guest parking is right in front. The front door has a keyless entry system and you will be given the code on the day you check in.

The apartment has a Master bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet. The Master bathroom is handicap friendly with hand rails, touchless-flush toilet, and a walk-in shower. The cozy living room has a Queen sofa sleeper and flat-screen TV. A single air mattress is located in the walk-in closet. The dining table has seating for 4, with an additional chair located in the walk-in closet, if needed. The kitchen has a refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, and a speedy convection oven. A laundry closet is located in the Master Bedroom.

In addition to the apartment, our family shares a small park/campsite just across the quaint, dirt road. Please check with us about local fire restrictions.

Pets are loved and welcomed, but will include an additional fee.

Interaction with guests

We live right upstairs and are available for you throughout your stay in our beautiful Canyon Country. You can reach us via mobile, text, and email. In addition, Grayson Down has wonderful neighbors who are friendly and always eager to help.

Other things to note

Just something to be aware of: The security deposit is not charged up front, rather, it is only a safety feature for hosts on this airbnb site. Also, please be aware that Grayson Down is located on the frontage of Grayson Parkway, or Highway 191, on the north end of Blanding. Being right off the highway is convenient and easy to find, but if you are not used to traffic, you may need to run the ceiling fans to cover the soft hum of traffic.

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Extra people $15 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $37 NZD
Security Deposit $148 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 floor mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - We live upstairs & are early risers. We will do our best to keep noises to a minimum, but footsteps are hard to hide! Please text us with any problems
Pet(s) live on property - We are the joyful owners of Mack & Red, two Olde English Bulldogs. They are contained & should not be a problem as they rarely bark.
Amenity limitations - You will enjoy the freshness of well water, but sometimes the pressure can be low. Also, expect slow WiFi here in the boonies!
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Step-free access to the bathroom
1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Juliett User Profile
October 2017
I appreciated that it's in the outskirts of blanding, you do hear the occasional industrial vehicles but not a big deal. The place is so spacious, as I walked Into the kitchen, living room, bedroom, closet and bathroom I kept wowing at how each space was nicely done! The communication was great and they were so thoughtful unfortunately I was not feeling good and the hosts brought me some food and medicine I felt so spoiled lol! I would definitely recommend this place! You will not regret it!

Mark User Profile
October 2017
Super clean. Large and well equipped kitchen and bath. Great suggestions for local sites.

Sharon User Profile
September 2017
This B & B has everything you could ever need or ask for; comfortable King size bed, large bathroom, kitchen, living room, even use of their washer and dryer! It was in a quiet setting and easy to find. They were very helpful and accommodating!

Wojciech User Profile
September 2017
Best experience ever. Thanks

Ray User Profile
September 2017
Grayson Parkway Down is located right on the highway about a mile north of town in what looks like an old garage, but don't let looks deceive you, this is a first class accommodation. Darcie and Alton have created a really nice and apartment and were the ultimate gracious hosts. They supplied us with fresh fruit and veggies from their garden and offered lots of good advice on places to go. We could not have been happier with our stay there.

Thomas User Profile
September 2017
I drove past the house not thinking that could possibly be the place we were staying. I looked back at the listing and now I understand why there were no outside photos. The noise from the highway was a bigger issue than what the listing indicated - the ceiling fan had no chance of drowning out the road noise. The unit itself was okay and clean. The bed was comfortable and it was nice to have washer and dryer.
Darcie User Profile
Response from Darcie:
Yes, it's true this old building definitely needs a face lift! But, until we can get to that, we have poured our hearts into making the accommodations peaceful and comfortable. We're sorry that the outside appearance and the highway traffic were such negative factors for you. Though we may never see you again, we hope you will be able to remember the positive things about your stay.
September 2017

Kw User Profile
September 2017
Very helpful people, and a nice place!

Blanding, Utah, United StatesJoined in April 2017
Darcie User Profile

We have 5 terrific kids - most of them are grown, but they'll always be my skiddles. We live in a small, rural town in Southeastern Utah. Our wild backyard consists of Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, Arches, Canyonlands, and the newly created Bears Ears National Monument. We love supporting our kids and other family members in all their activities. We love meeting people and look forward to experiencing our homes away from home!

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Response time: within an hour

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