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Grayson Down - An Artist's Retreat
1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Apartment in Blanding
from $69 per /nt

Property Description

Come enjoy this unique vintage styled apartment. Complete with at-the-door parking and a California King four-post bed. With room for up to 5 guests, everyone will have a great time and the space they need.

Property Details

This one-bedroom basement apartment started out as an Art Gallery that was then turned into an apartment for family use. This apartment features a comfortable California King bed in the bedroom with a queen-sized sofa sleeper in the living room. The entire apartment is Handicap/wheelchair friendly with larger doorways and a walk-in shower. Every guest will feel at home with a full kitchen to cook up those home-cooked meals and a Roko so you can log in and stay up to date with your favorite shows. The bathroom features a walk-in shower with two shower heads and a touchless-flush toilet. For the occasional 5th guest we have a twin air mattress with sheets along with extra chairs for the table. In the bedroom closet, there's a full-sized washer and dryer for your use. If you would like to see a 3-D tour of the property click here:

We are located just off Highway 191 which makes this a great place to stay, giving you easy access to all that San Juan County has to offer. Please check out our unique visitor’s map in the apartment or give us a call and we can offer suggestions of places that are a must-see. With over 13 national parks and monuments nearby, there is plenty to see and do. We also have a small park shared with our family and neighbors which is available for your use across the street. Please contact us about using the firepit at the park.

This property has 1 King(s), 1 Pull Out Sofa(s), 1 Airbed - Queen(s).
Booking Calendar

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  • Breakfast Not Available
  • Dinner Not Available
  • Lunch Not Available
  • DVD
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


Daily Rate: $69 - $119 per night
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


TrRm Tax - Blanding - 5.57%
Sales Tax - Blanding - 6.75%
Pet Fee - $50.00
Processing Fee - 3.50% - Tax Exempt
One Time Cleaning Fee - $30.00
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations are refundable, less a 7% reservation fee, if canceled more than 30 days (for cabins) or 90 days (for lodges) prior to the scheduled check-in date. All cancellations must be made in writing (email preferred). For cancellations less than 30 days (cabins/homes) or 90 days (lodges) before the check-in date, any and all payments are forfeited, unless dates are booked and paid for again by another party. (“Cabins/homes” include Ranch Cabin, White Pine Cabin, Canyon View Cabin, Bunkhouse Cabin, Four Corners Loft, Moab Guest Cabin, Moab Rockhouse, Elk's Grove, Mountain View, etc... “Lodges” include Blue Mnt. Lodge, Camp Jackson Retreat, Grist Mill Lodge, Lasal Mountain Lodge, etc...).
Last updated 05/03/2021
Deposit Policy
Any reservation made more than 30 days prior to your arrival date requires a down payment of 25% of the total rental charges to confirm the dates. Reservations made within 30 days of your arrival date require 100% payment to confirm your reservation.
Last updated 05/03/2021

Guest Reviews

Airbnb Review #736787135 #100655 by Review from Airbnb Guest #100655 03/07/2021
Despite the humble outer appearance, this apartment is very elegant, clean and comfortable inside! Very spacious too. Our family of 4 had plenty of room to spread out. The host was super friendly. When the washing machine had an electrical problem, he actually did our laundry in his own home! And he had that washer fixed the next day. Blandingn is a great location: we thoroughly enjoyed exploring Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, and ancient cliff dwellings in the area. So much beauty in the area!
Airbnb Review #734851498 #100524 by Review from Airbnb Guest #100524 03/03/2021
This was a very comfortable space and is well represented by the pictures. The bed was super comfortable and the bathroom new and very updated. Comfortable clean linens and towels. Adequate kitchen. Fully ada accessible if that’s important for you.
Great place right off the highway by Nykol 09/10/2020
Great place right off the highway
We enjoyed our stay very much. by Stacey 09/10/2020
We enjoyed our stay very much. By far the largest space we’ve ever stayed from AirBnB. So great to have nice, wide open space to move about, such a nice change. The place had everything we needed for the night; convenient location, still felt like we had privacy, big kitchen, and a very nice shower. Happy to have stayed here. 10/10 Recommended:)
Can’t say enough about this spot! by Talia 09/10/2020
Can’t say enough about this spot! Clean, spacious, and super accommodating and friendly. They provided a very thoughtful informational binder that had everything we could need. We had a great stay and would gladly come again if we’re in the area again. Thanks for the hospitality!
The place was so cozy! by Megan 09/10/2020
The place was so cozy! After a long day of hiking and exploring, it was so nice to come back to a comfortable space. Grayson Down had everything we needed and more, as well as great recommendations for things to do in the area. Would def love to stay again if we’re ever back in the area!
Not for large groups by Antoine 09/10/2020
It’s unclear who is the host here: the owner (Jerry?) or the agency (Canyonlands lodging).... We contacted both for an important issue with the air mattress (it was completely deflated) and didn’t get a proper reply from neither for more than 24h. 2. Making us sign an “Advance Check-In Signature” on top of booking from Airbnb is pretty confusing... 3. It’s important to note that to go to the bathroom you have to go through the bedroom which is not ideal for a group of 5
Great place to stay, very helpful host by John 09/10/2020
Great place to stay, very helpful host
Great place, loved it! by Ken 09/10/2020
Great place, loved it!
Great location and accommodations. Highly recommend by Ashley 09/10/2020
Great location and accommodations. Highly recommend
Clean and cozy by Daniel 09/10/2020
Clean cozy place with comfortable beds and well stocked kitchen Wifi is a bit spotty but ok
Very clean, quick responses by Debra 09/10/2020
Very clean, quick responses
A perfect stay! by Kenyon 09/10/2020
Our stay was perfect! This was one of our favorite Airbnb experiences in south eastern Utah. The home is in a great location close to so many different slot canyons, washes, national and state parks, and native american historical sites. The home was spotless, the bed was insanely comfortable, and Ashton was a great host! The only thing we found a little inconvient was the lack of proper kitchenware, e.g. baking sheet that made our meal planning a bit more limited.
Communication was seamless, hospitality was great. by Sean 09/10/2020
Communication was seamless, hospitality was great. Really enjoyed the space and felt everything was very fair. Thanks very much for having us!
Very comfortable and cozy apartment. by Amanda 01/05/2020
Used this as a base for exploring southeastern Utah. Great proximity to monument valley and Moab! Very comfortable and cozy apartment.
Jerry is an awesome host! by Karen 01/05/2020
Jerry was a wonderful host. If I could give 10 stars I would. My family has definitely found our place to stay when we come back in the Spring. Thank you so much for taking good care of us
Best place to stay! by Kat 01/05/2020
My dog and I spent the New Year holiday here to get away from the craziness and fireworks of Vegas. The best decision for the New Year. Beautiful home, comfy bed, great showers, perfect location, and etc....I can't ask for anything more. Thank you for a pleasant experience here. Happy New Year!
Nice place to stay by Matthew 11/24/2019
This is a well appointed apartment. Alton was very quick to address any concern we had. This is a nice place to stay.
Loved it so much we stayed an extra night! by Venus 11/10/2019
They were able to accommodate us last minute and got apartment ready while we had dinner. We only planned to stay one night, but were so happy with apartment was able to extend our stay another night while visiting the neighboring national parks. The bed is one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Place was clean, comfortable and plenty of space. Certainly met our needs
Made a business trip a vacation! by Kimber 11/10/2019
I was in town for business for 3 days. Hotel stays just get tedious. This place made my business trip feel so much more like a vacation with work mixed in. Lol It was like being at home . . . Comfy, cozy, and relaxing. When I come back into town for work, I will most definitely be looking this place up again. A must see and stay, for sure.
Lovely place! by Josefine 11/10/2019
Lovely place and the hostess had a very helpful folder. Would totally recommend
Loved the apartment by Stephanie 11/10/2019
Picked this rental last minute (2 hours before our arrival), and it exceeded expectations. There is an additional agreement that is emailed out which wasn’t listed in the house rules, so it’s a good thing I checked my email. Every thing in the agreement was pretty standard so it didn’t mess up check in, but could have been inconvenient. The apartment itself was great, clean spacious rooms, well laid out and had all the amenities we needed. The host provided an excellent book with all the points of interests and if we were staying more than one night would have been awesome to go through. We checked in late (8pm) and the house was cold. The heaters all had to be turned on and took a couple of hours to warm up. This might have just been because we made the reservation last minute. Overall, definitely a place I would stay again.
Immaculately clean! by Rick 11/10/2019
An immaculately clean, well-organized, well decorated property, with every amenity we needed! Within hours of multiple national parks. We'd go back in a heartbeat!
Gorgeous! by Suravi 09/15/2019
We stayed here after visiting Monument Valley. The house is gorgeously done and very comfortable. Loved our stay here!
Had an ok stay by Joel 04/14/2019
Bed and pillows comfortable - Everything was clean and spacious - Probably one of the nicest places in Blanding - Directions “coming from Monticello” do not make it clear that it is right on the north edge of Blanding 20 minutes south of Monticello - Pix in Trip Advisor deceiving ... sunsets, large cabin type buildings slowly lead to reality... last three pix are real but don’t show it’s right on the highway. Attached pix is it ... you get the ground level and someone lives upstairs. - No fan over stove ... smoke alarm went off as I pan fried a steak ... pulled alarm off the mount and put it outside - Ice maker does not work ... ice cubes in the trays were old ... cubes were full of crystals and half way eaten away by sitting so long - Dogs barking in yard in the back .... not too bad - Pages of ‘how too’ and plastic labels all over everything trying to explain the numerous ‘idiosyncrasies.’ But everything worked. - Bed room is right next to Hwy 191 ... road noise consistent but amazingly not too bad
Would stay here again!! by Jason 12/14/2018
Very clean...gracious hosts...good central location for hiking the Bear’s Ears National Monument. Would stay here again.
We highly recommended this property. by DJ 09/14/2018
Accommodations were comfortable, spacious, and immaculately clean. Alton was a most gracious host and did all he could to accommodate all of our needs. He even blessed us with some fresh vegetables from his garden (squash, cucumber, and corn.) What a wonderful treat. The property also provides easy access to Natural Bridges, Canyonlands N.P., and Arches N.P. We highly recommended this property.
Highly recommend! by Patrice A 03/12/2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Grayson Downs. It was so lovely to stay in a home after several nights at hotels. Darcie and Alton were very nice. I highly recommend a stay at Grayson Downs.
I appreciated that it's in the outskirts of blanding, you do hear the occasional industrial vehicles but not a big deal. by Juliett 10/01/2017
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!
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. by Ray 09/01/2017
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.
Best experience ever. by Abby 07/19/2017
Best experience ever. Thanks