Hipcamp host Dana D.
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This room is upstairs in our 1868 pioneer cabin. It has two twin bedswith 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

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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. 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
Park at listing
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


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.

Prairie, meadow, ...

Places to see near Red Hen Gardens

Zion National Park
Zion National Park
19 miles way Explore
Quail Creek State Park
Quail Creek State Park
20 miles way Explore
Sand Hollow State Park
Sand Hollow State Park
25 miles way Explore
Snow Canyon State Park
Snow Canyon State Park
26 miles way Explore
Beaver Dam State Park Nevada
Beaver Dam State Park Nevada
42 miles way Explore
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
44 miles way Explore
Pipe Spring National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument
52 miles way Explore
Echo Canyon State Park
Echo Canyon State Park
60 miles way Explore
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
61 miles way Explore
Spring Valley State Park
Spring Valley State Park
61 miles way Explore
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Cathedral Gorge State Park
65 miles way Explore
Kershaw-Ryan State Park
Kershaw-Ryan State Park
67 miles way Explore
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Kodachrome Basin State Park
71 miles way Explore
Parashant Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument
Parashant Grand Canyon Parashant Nationa...
76 miles way Explore
Otter Creek State Park
Otter Creek State Park
84 miles way Explore
Fremont Indian State Park
Fremont Indian State Park
91 miles way Explore
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
94 miles way Explore
Fishlake National Forest
Fishlake National Forest
98 miles way Explore
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
98 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Amy
Amy C.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2018

We loved the charm of the old home, the location, and especially the hosts, Dana and Bill. They were so warm and generous, and made us feel right at home the whole time! They even fed us from some of the last of this year's garden harvest, and fresh eggs from their hens. We rented both rooms in the cabin, this one for my husband and I, and the other for our two daughters. (I left their thoughts on their stay in the review I wrote for the Hydrangea Room). My husband and I appreciated that the cabin was clean, and the bed was perfectly comfortable. I enjoyed Dana's art work, the beautifully restored old furniture, and waking up to the faint sound of neighborhood roosters. Thank you, Bill and Dana for making our stay a good one. <3

Hipcamper Dena
Dena E.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2018

Dana and Bill were wonderful hosts and our stay was absolutely perfect! And we were fortunate enough to be there the weekend of the Fall festival which was literally just down the street. What a delightful surprise to have experienced that too. All in all a truly memorable weekend and we do plan to visit again!

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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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 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.

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