Hipcamp host Dana D.,
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This room is upstairs in our 1868 pioneer cabin.  It has two twin beds with memory foam mattress toppers.  There is a half bath right outside the room and a full bath downstairs.  The baths are shared if other rooms are booked. 

The yard is large and there are several gardens, greenhouse, and flower gardens to enjoy. Well behaved people-friendly pets are very welcome.


This room is upstairs in our 1868 pioneer cabin.  It has two twin beds with memory foam mattress toppers.  There is a half bath right outside the room and a full bath downstairs.  The baths are shared if other rooms are booked. 

The yard is large and there are several gardens, greenhouse, and flower gardens to enjoy. Well behaved people-friendly pets are very welcome. We have a zip line to help keep your dog from running off and a large fenced garden area if you need to leave the dog for a while. We have chickens so if your dog might bother them we'll just close the gate for the chickens so that they are protected in their own yard. Fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables and herbs are free for our visitors. There are fruit trees in the area and plenty of places to access other fresh goods like cheese, honey, yogurt and milk products from organic farms. The closest grocery store is 17 minutes away so we recommend you purchase groceries before you come here to camp. There is a gas station five miles away and they sell some overpriced emergency food and have a small deli for sandwiches. We can share some refrigerator space if you don't have a cooler. 

Our playground has a trampoline, swing, slide, sandbox, hobbit hut fort, and of course our art bus which is fun to play in for kids. There's a lawn area as well as cement patio for chalk drawing or games, and we have plenty of tables that can be set up or arranged for meals or parties. We have lights and colorful decorations that make it fun and festive. We have a pack-n-play if you need for an infant or toddler, as well as plenty of bedding and towels if you don't bring your own. We have some great toddler toys and a few fun things for bigger kids. We also have a lot of books, videos and other distractions if you just want to Netflix and chill (in the privacy of your own tent or other accommodations). We have HULU, Amazon Prime and a few other subscription services if you want to watch movies but our connection can be a little slow in the evening. We don't have cable TV. Bill and I are middle aged liberal hippie types who just enjoy good conversation, a mostly organic diet, and lots of loud laughter and light mindedness. We are happy to keep to ourselves and leave you your privacy or join you by the firepit and share stories and some laughter. We're pretty laid back and unfussy but clean and organized most of the time. Most of our neighbors are absent except on the occasional weekend when they come up from Vegas or other places. We have a nice park just 100 ft. from our own lot that has a great basketball court, playground and large grassy park to run or play softball. The town is very quiet, off the beaten path but close enough to access most amenities in a short drive. We have gorgeous views of the mountains, including Pine Valley Mountain, Bumblebee Mountains, Harmony Mountain, and of course the ever stunning Kolob Canyons. Look them up. They will take your breath away. 

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Dana a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


This area is fabulous for road or dirt bike adventurers. There are numerous trails and roads to explore as well as rugged terra...Read more


Sand Hollow and Quail Reservoir are the two most common boating lakes near by but if you want great fishing you can go to Kolob...Read more


Kolob Res. and Panguitch Lake are each about 45 minutes away and are great for bass, trout, and some catfish.


If you wanted to hike a different trail every day of the year you could still not hit all the amazing places within an hours dr...Read more

Horseback riding

I don't own horses but many of my neighbors do and there are several people who can give horseback riding lessons, take you on ...Read more


Sand Hollow is a great place for paddling and other gentle water sports. It's about 20 minutes away and there are rental places...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV's are all around the area and there are even groups that lead guided tours into the hills and mountains or if you are adven...Read more


Southern Utah is a climbing paradise. Slot canyons, free climbing, etc. abound and there are some easy beginner cliffs in St. G...Read more

Snow sports

Brian Head is about an hour away and when we have a good snow year it's an excellent place to ski the powdery slopes. There are...Read more


Sand Hollow, Quail Res. and the Virgin River are all comfortable for swimming in the summer and fall. The water comes from snow...Read more

Wildlife watching

Every morning if I get up early enough I can watch wild turkeys, quail, mule deer, the occasional coyote or red fox, squirrels,...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Red Hen Gardens - Sunshine Room in Utah.


Cave Valley is just 30 minutes away and is a fascinating area for hiking and exploring. I can help you navigate the area on a m...Read more


Our home is at 5,600 ft. elevation but just down the road the elevation drops quickly and the high desert areas around Leeds, S...Read more


We have a lot of pinion and juniper forests right nearby but within a 15 minute drive you can be in the pines and aspen. Cedar ...Read more

Hot spring

We are a little ways away from some of the better hot springs in central Utah but there are a few in the area that are ok.


Kolob, Panguitch, Navajo, Sand Hollow, Quail Res., and Gunlock are all within an hours drive. Lake Powell is two hours away.

River, stream, or creek

The Virgin River is 20 minutes away. It's got some very rugged cliffs and some amazing swimming holes but is not really great f...Read more

Swimming hole

I can direct you to my favorite swimming hole where dogs are allowed. It's a great little local secret and a fun place to spend...Read more


Toquerville Falls are close by and are most interesting in early spring when they're frothy with snow melt.


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Hipcamper Tiff
Tiff N.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2019

Dana is an incredibly sweet host and makes you feel at home. The place is beautiful and not far from Kanarraville or other attractions. I would definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Patricia

A slice of heaven

Patricia C.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2019

Dana and Bill were fabulous hosts. They've created a fabulous Slice of Heaven in New Harmony. My lap Riley and I totally enjoyed our week-long stay in the Pioneer cabin.

kitchen is fully equipped, doesn't lack anything, and both bathrooms are clean and fresh. Towels and linens also provided!

The property itself is so peaceful and playful! Fresh eggs each morning, any herb you can imagine from the garden and greens from the green house. PLAYFUL because there's a swing from a large tree, a communal fire pit, a trampoline and various areas to lounge. Beautiful gardens!

Definitely recommend!

My lab, Riley, enjoying the open space at Red Hen Gardens.
Hipcamper Patricia
Patricia C.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2019

This has been a wonderful experience for me and my lab Riley. Red Hen Gardens is a faabulous place to stay. Dana and Bill are warm and friendly. I really admire what they have created and they so willingly share with others.

As Dana told me, just bring your clothes and food. Yes, Red Hen Gardens is well equipped, clean, cozy, and charming.

It's been a great trip and I definitely recommend this place.

My lab, Riley, enjoying the open space at Red Hen Gardens.
Hipcamper Shreenath

Warm, welcoming thoughtful home

Shreenath R.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2019

Dana has the most beautiful detailed wonderful cottage, camper van, camper room like converted bus and a wonderful firepit. But most of all, the kindness of the hosting and the wonderful supportive experience makes me want to recommend this as a Zion special treasure and a stop on every trip through. Do check out the swear jar and the wonderful self made items all over the house!

The joy of a fire pit With some many mkSleep comfort was tremendous and easy.
Hipcamper Dana
Response from Dana, the Host, on May 20th, 2019

Thankyou for your fabulous review. It was so fun to get to know you even if it was just for one night. I sure hope you'll be back some day. There's a lot of fun to be had and you could save up your change for our swear jar. If you don't swear I could do it on your behalf.

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Hipcamper Steve
Steve E.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2019

Quite a surprise, old house with upstair bedroom, kitchen was great, fresh eggs. I would stay again.

Hipcamper Dana
Response from Dana, the Host, on May 20th, 2019

Thanks, Steve. I'm so glad you were comfortable.

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Hipcamper Rebecca

Extra mile

Rebecca R.
recommends this listing.
March 29th, 2019

Dana and Bill are incredible. They never failed to respond quickly and went the extra mile when the youngest wanted to see horses. My girls were over the moon about everything from feeding the chickens to the trampoline. I hope we get back again soon.

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Hipcamper Christine

Great great great!

Christine L.
recommends this listing.
January 24th, 2019

Dana was so welcoming and it was a great place to stay. The room is very private and even though it was winter I could see how interesting the property was. It is very close to Zion National park and Dana was very informative on what there was to do on the area. I would definitely stay with them again.

Hipcamper Bora
Bora C.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2019

We were back for our second time because this house is the best in southern Utah!

We were here in September and got to see the garden in full bloom. Now we return in the winter and got to experience the the warm/cozy cabin feel.

Dana and Bill openly welcomed our cat (Mr. Kitty) and she LOVED the house so very much.

Can't wait to visit our third time!

Hipcamper Sophia
Sophia B.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2018

Dana and Bill were such lovely hosts! I am traveling across the country solo and Dana and Bill made me feel extremely welcome— like having a little piece of home in an unfamiliar place. If I ever come back through I would 100% stay with them again and definitely recommend others staying whether you’re alone or with a friend!

Hipcamper Dana
Response from Dana, the Host, on November 15th, 2018

Thankyou for your lovely review, Sophia. I hope you get to stay longer next time. We look forward to getting to know you more. I hope you find your necklace. Good luck on your travels. Look for the hippies and grandmas and you'll always find a warm place to crash.

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