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MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

December 20th, 2013 by BBIU

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah

The Members of the Bed and Breakfast inns Of Utah, Inc., wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season, and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Hope to see you in 2014.

It’s Snowing !!!

November 17th, 2013 by BBIU

UTAH, the Home of the Greatest Snow on Earth ®
Utah has 6 ski regions and 14 resorts from which to choose. So if you prefer the “steep and deep” or world class groomers, you WILL find them in Utah.

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah
In the North, Logan area is Beaver Mountain, just 30 minutes east on Highway #89 . A stay at The Riter Mansion in Logan or Old Rock Church in Providence will give you great access.

In the Ogden area, find Beaver Mountain, Snowbasin and Wolf Mountain. Huntsville’s Valley House Inn and The Snowberry Inn in Eden are perfect locations for your Ogden area ski vacation.

If you prefer the Salt Lake Metro area, Solitude and Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and Alta and Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon await. Near Brighton is the Silver Fork Lodge for great old-time comfort and FAB food. Salt Lake Metro B & B’s are also close and offer easy access. Wildflowers B & B, Castle Creek Inn, and the Ellerbeck Mansion are all just a short drive “up the canyon” to skiing. OR try the UTA Ski BUS – and leave the driving to someone else.

In Park City, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons provide a variety of experiences.
The Old Town Guest House is the only B & B “in town”, but if you prefer a more rural visit, or wish to cross country ski or snowmobile, then the Woodland Farmhouse Inn is a terrific choice. In Midway, the Blue Boar Inn is a luxurious alternative.

Though often thought of more for golf, the southern part of Utah also has some great skiing. Brian Head has recently expanded, and new resort Eagle Point, in Beaver, UT, is nearby. The Amid Summer’s Inn in Cedar City is a perfect place to stay for your southern Utah ski vacation.

Skiutah.com is the go-to site for all things skiing in Utah. Follow them on facebook and twitter for last minutes news and ski reports.

Don’t forget that snow also means cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling. Many Utah State Parks, county recreation areas, and mountain resorts have established trail systems. Ask your Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah member innkeeper for more information. They may even share their own favorite “powder stash”, or hidden trail with you.

Passing the Baton at Escalante’s Grand Staircase B&B/Inn

May 12th, 2013 by BBIU

Escalante's Grand Staircase B  & BThe 2013 Summer season at Escalante’s Grand Staircase B&B/Inn will see a new innkeeper to greet guests and visitors. Jen, along with hubby/handyman Jeff and first-grade daughter Ruby, will be the new face of the inn.

Escalante’s Grand Staircase B&B/Inn opened April 1, 1998 by Tom and Linda Mansell who were ready for a career change. After all, “how hard can it be …? It’s kind of like having family over, but being able to choose which ones to invite back”, says Tom.

The name of the inn name came from the monument itself. The Monument is “Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument” and the B&B is Escalante’s Grand Staircase B&B/Inn – a great play on works. Tom used his advertising savvy in selecting the name, figuring that when a potential guest would look for the monument they would also come up with the B&B.

Since its inception, Tom has added 8 guests rooms in two new buildings behind the historic main house. Between the guest rooms and main house are gardens, picnic tables, and places for guests to relax and visit with others to chat about the day’s activities and adventures.

Jen, who will actually be running the inn, with Tom as a “guide” and mentor, is Linda’s daughter. Tom notes that she has shown a really keen interest in taking advantage of this opportunity to continue the strong tradition of the Inn. Recently moved to the area, she and her family are fast establishing themselves in the community and are ready to take on this new venture.

Located along Utah’s Highway #12 – one of America’s Scenic Byways, Escalante is a small historic town that happens to be surrounded by spectacular scenery. Highway #12 is the connector between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks. Escalante lies about 1/2 way, so is a perfect place to stop. Take side trips into the Grand Staircase National Monument, the Dixie National Forest, the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, and in nearby Boulder, the Anasazi State Park.

Tom is a wealth of information on what to see and do – and he willingly shares that info with guests. He knows those hidden treats so often missed by visitors – that “locals” knowledge that always enhances a visit. Jen will follow that tradition as she find her own “special places” to share with guests.

For a travel pro’s perspective, check this article from IPA Magazine

We at the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah welcome Jen and her family to the rewarding world of Innkeeping.

Find the Inn on 280 West Main Street in Escalante, UT. For more information or reservations, 435-826-4890 phone, www.escalantebnb.com or email.

When visiting the Escalante area, also check out the Canyons B & B, and for more general information, check the Escalante Chamber of Commerce.

Introducing SVEA – Boutique Lodging for the Smart Traveler

May 1st, 2013 by BBIU

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The Professional Association of Innkeepers International, better known al PAII, has mounted a campaign to dispel the notion that ALL B& B’s and inns are “old Victorians dripping in lace and doilies”. Their “Doily-free inn” idea is a fun way for a modern inn to co-exist with those more traditional types of inns.
Many of the most exclusive and luxurious places to stay are actually B & B’s. They may be called Inns, County Inns, Boutique Lodging, but at the heart of it, they are lodging properties who do provide breakfast included in the stay, as well as traditional personal service and hospitality. There is often a strong focus on service for the business traveller, and some of the best lodging choices for folks who travel on business are B &B’s. And, depending on the part of the country, an option can be anything from a teepee or luxurious ranch cabin to a modern “uptown” loft. While a traditional Victorian is still often the building style in which an inn is located, the interior is often open and airy with modern furnishings, and not a doily in sight.

One such inn that has “re-imagined” itself is the former Parrish Place B & B in Salt Lake City. It is now known as “SVEA- Boutique lodging for the smart traveler”. Wanting to focus on her Swedish heritage, owners Karin & Jeff Gauvin have “reinvented” the inn.
In the Historic Cannon Mansion, in Sugarhouse just 4 miles from downtown Salt Lake, the inn is Historic, yet modern…There is a fresh new look, but the same warm service is present. The four guest rooms, all with private bath, are lighter and brighter. The Swedish term used is “lagom – not too much or too little, but just right, so your experience is your own”.

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Focus is on the business traveler, and those who choose to use Salt Lake City as the base for their travels throughout Utah, and the surrounding states. It’s just 4 or so hours to each of Utah’s FIVE National Parks, plus all of the National Forests, Monuments, and state parks in Utah. It is also just 4 or so hours to the Yellowstone NP, Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, Great Basin NP, and numerous other locations visitors come to the west to experience.

Because business travelers are a specialty, Svea provides flat rate room pricing, free wi-fi, computer and printing, and a frequent stay program providing a $50 gift card for each 5 night stay on business.  And for repeat business guests… storage availability for trade products and non-essential personal items.

And, says the website, “free of charge, we will add some dry Swedish humor/sarcasm – our way of making you feel welcome.”
Svea is located at 720 Ashton Ave. in Salt Lake City, For reservations or more information, check the websiteemail or 801-832-097.

If a visit to a more traditional B & B is your choice, check out the other terrific member inns of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah (BBIU) that are located in Salt Lake City.

Seven Wives Inn Joins BBIU

February 23rd, 2013 by BBIU

Seven Wives Inn The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah, Inc. welcomes The Seven Wives Inn of St. George to Membership.  The inn is in St. George’s historic district and is made up of two neighboring historic homes and a cottage.  There are 13 guests rooms/suites, each with private bath.  A full gourmet breakfast is served, featuring backyard-fresh eggs, and homegrown herbs and fruits fruits, all blended into family and regional recipes.  Also ask the innkeepers for information on in-room spa/massage services.

Visit the inn’s website or contact the innkeepers at 435-628-3737 or email: innkeeper@sevenwivesinn.com

 

Providence and Logan, UT Inn News

February 13th, 2013 by BBIU

Long time member of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of UT, The Providence Inn Bed & Breakfast in Providence, UT has “rebranded”  itself.

The property has long been known as the Providence Inn Bed & Breakfast, with a separate identity as The Old Rock Church.  Many locals have known the Old Rock Church for the congregation that met there until 1963.  Since then, the church has transformed into a wedding chapel, with an increasing use for other events.

In addition to the traditional weddings, celebrations, and retreats, recent events have included a production of the classic “Seven Wives for Seven Brothers”, staged right there in the non-traditional setting of the inn/church.  There has also been increased use of the gardens, Parlor, and Bridal rooms for in-house concerts, business meetings, and private dinners.

With this in mind, the property is redefining its image. The “rebranded” name is The Old Rock Church, Bed & Breakfast & Events.

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While increasing an emphasis on events, the 17 room Providence Inn, Bed & Breakfast remains as one of the premier lodging choices in the Logan/Providence area.

Check online for lodging reservations or and call 435-752-3432 or 800-480-4943 for event  information.

 

Riter MansionThe Seasons at the Riter Mansion  is also a premier location for weddings and events. Located in Logan UT, the Inn, Gardens and Carriage House are perfect as a “year-round event venue offering an intimate atmosphere for any size special occasion. The Riter Mansion welcomes weddings, receptions, showers, luncheons, conferences, corporate parties, and of course – bed & breakfast accommodations. Rental of the facility is available for indoor events, garden events, or both.”   History notes that the property was one of only three designated “mansions” in the area , boasting a formal ballroom.  The estate was often used as a social gathering place and center for music and entertainment, a use that continues today.

For additional wedding and event information, check the Riter Mansion online  or call 435-752-7727 or 800-478-7459.

Valentines Day – Best celebrated at a Utah Bed and Breakfast Inn

February 2nd, 2013 by BBIU

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What could be better than a special evening at a special place?   Rekindle some romance?  Take a special person on a memorable adventure?
That’s what Valentines Day is all about.

Treat yourselves to a stay at a Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah Member Inn.  Most members have “romance” packages, or other treats that are available for your sweetheart and you to enjoy.  Member inns are located throughout the state.

For a really different (and FUNNY) Valentines Day special, check out this one from the wonderful Innkeeper, Peggy, at the Red Brick Inn of Panguitch.

Valentine’s Day in Bryce Canyon???

Only if you are two polar bears in love!!!

 Besides, we are closed and enjoying a lovely desert winter in Southern California
because we are NOT polar bears.

However, I’d love to offer you a Valentine’s Day Special you can use when the icicles thaw.

Purchase at least a 2 night stay at

The Red Brick Inn of Panguitch B&B
in, you guessed it, Panguitch, Utah

Pay now and get a 25% discount anytime for the rest of the year.
That would be the “rest of the year” that we are actually open… April 1 – October 31.

  Here comes the fine print:

Some restrictions apply, mainly like availability.  We have lots of festivals and book up quickly.  You have to use the 2 nights together and the offer is just for 2 people per room.
Extra people in the room is a fun idea but will cost you $20 each, per night, and possibly some therapy.

 Offer is transferable, foldable, gluten-free, wrinkle-resistant and suitable for framing,

….  but it is NOT refundable.

 

New BBIU Brochure

January 23rd, 2013 by BBIU

 

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The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah have recently received shipment of the NEW print Member Directory.  You will  note that QR codes are posted throughout the brochure.  These are directed to the Region or area being described, and go to those page(s) in the BBIU website.

Click on the photo to download the PDF

 

Request a print copy at info@BBIU.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative Lodging options at Utah Bed and Breakfast Inns

January 17th, 2013 by BBIU

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 Are you looking for an alternative to standard Hotel lodging options?  Try a B & B…

The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah (BBIU) is a collection of inspected and approved B & B’s and Inns that are located throughout the great State of Utah.  From the classic Victorian to the rustic farmhouse-style, all Members provide the inn-goer with an experience that cannot be found in a standard hotel setting.

Utah is widely known for it spectacular scenery, and long historic tradition.   Utah is home to five National Parks, seven National Monuments, several National recreation areas, forests, and Historic sites, as well as 40 + State Parks, wilderness areas, and other public lands.   Utah was settled in large part by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as LDS or Mormons.  Numerous historic sites, towns, and  church buildings can be visited throughout the state.

If winter sports are of interest, Utah is home to 14 World-class resorts.  Summer finds mosts resorts also providing various opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  In addition, with Utah’s varied terrain and elevation, visitors can ski one  day and golf or fish the next.  Utah’s southern regions are home to some of the west’s finest golf courses, and blue -ribbon streams abound.  ATV enthusiasts, hikers, and bikers will find hundreds and hundreds of trails, many just steps from the inn’s door.

If outdoor recreation is not your choice, Utah is also home to a variety of museums, art galleries, world-class theater, and other cultural activities. Those seeking just a relaxing or romantic get-away will find that also.

A visitor in any area of the state will find a BBIU member inn nearby.  There are urban inns, inns in the mountains, inns near the water, inns at the edge of National Parks or Monuments, and inns tucked away in secluded valleys.

Ask any BBIU innkeeper for suggestions about what to see, where to go, and what to do.  They are a wealth of  information.  Most have personally toured, hiked, skied, or played in the area and are often willing to share their “locals” knowledge.


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