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The Utah Symphony’s Mighty 5® Tour

July 20th, 2014 by BBIU

Utah's "Mighty 5" National Parks

Utah’s “Mighty 5″ National Parks

The Utah Symphony based in Salt Lake City takes “the show on the road” with a tour of Utah’s red rock country, home to the state’s five National Parks – Utah’s “Mighty 5®”.  Iconic scenery is the backdrop for this epic event.  Four free classical music concerts are scheduled for August 11 – 17, 2014, with the full symphony orchestra participating.  Various outdoor venues will be the setting for Music Director Thierry Fischer conducting and guest vocalist Celena Shafer.   For additional information, complete schedule and tickets – The Utah Symphony’s Mighty 5 Tour.

When attending any of the concerts, make it a “getaway” with a stay at a member inn of The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah (BBIU). Member inns can be found near each location.

Tuesday, August 12, at 8 PM, Teasdale Community Park will host.  The Muley Twist Inn is IN Teasdale, so it is a just a short jaunt to the park. Nearby is Capitol Reef NP, just a few miles from Teasdale.
Thursday, August 14, 8 PM, the event will be held at The Red Cliffs Lodge.  Near Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, the closest member inn is in Castle Valley.  The Castle Valley Inn is off of Scenic Hwy. 128, the same road on which Red Cliffs Lodge is located.  In nearby Moab, find the Sunflower Hill  and Cali Cochitta Inns.
Friday, August 15, at 8 PM, Ruby’s Bryce Canyon Rim hosts.  Just a few miles from Bryce Canyon NP, the town of Tropic is where guests can find the Buffalo Sage B & B.
Saturday, August, at 8 PM, the final presentation takes place at the O C Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale.  With Zion NP as the backdrop, the towns of Springdale and Rockville are perfect locations to be close to the event.  In Rockville, find the Desert Thistle and Bunkhouse at Zion inns.  In Springdale, find the Red Rock Inn, Harvest House B & B, Zion Canyon Lodge, Novel House B & B, Canyon Vista Lodge, Under the Eaves at Zion.  Also in nearby St. George are the Seven Wives Inn and Green Gate Village Historic Inn.

Be sure to ask the innkeeper for additional “thing to do and see”.  They are often very willing to share their own favorite treks and hidden places.

Zion National Park Shuttle Available for 2013 Season

April 13th, 2013 by BBIU

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah has “opened for the season”.

One of the many scenic views in Zion National Park

A scenic stop in Zion National Park

From March 24, 2013 through November 3, 2013 access to the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will be by shuttle bus only. The Zion Shuttle is now running with stops at most of the favorite visitor spots. Leaving from the visitor center, just inside the gates of the Park, the shuttle’s first stop is the Zion Human History Museum. Then it is on to the Canyon Junction, The Zion Lodge, The Grotto, Weeping Rock, and the Temple of Sinawava – the gateway to The Narrows. At every stop, there are opportunities for Ranger-led programs, hikes, and specular views. Visitors may get on and off as often as they like, and the shuttle is free.

Check the shuttle schedule, and the Zion map and guide for details.
When visiting Zion National Park, one of “Utah’s Mighty 5“, choose from several b & b’s that are members of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah. Just outside of the Park’s West gates in Springdale are the Under the Eaves Inn at Zion National Park, The Harvest House Bed and Breakfast, Zion Canyon Bed and Breakfast, The Novel House at Zion, the Canyon Vista Lodge, and the Red Rock Inn. Just a few miles to the west is the quaint town of Rockville, and the BunkHouse at Zion and Desert Thistle Bed and Breakfast inns. Visit like a local…Ask the innkeeper at any of these inns for their favorite spots within the park.Zion National Park

Wildflowers in Utah

April 6th, 2013 by BBIU

Though Spring is typically the best time to see wildflowers, Utah’s display can be summer-long. Often the best viewing is in mountain meadows and along rural highway fence lines. OR, as many Utah bed and breakfast inns have discovered, wildflower gardens are often a solution to having beautiful gardens in Utah’s arid climate.

wildflowers add a colorful touch to a traditional garden

Wildflowers in a lush garden

Some great places to see wildflowers:

Summer in the Albion Basin at Alta Ski area

Albion Basin Wildflowers

Albion Basin at the Alta Ski Resort, at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, is just east of Salt Lake City. Late July is really the best viewing time.
Along the Mirror Lake Highway #150 east of Kamas. If you are lucky, you may see a moose.
Along the roads and pathways in and around the FIVE National Parks located in Southern Utah.

Wildflowers along Highway #191 between Blanding & Bluff

Roadside Wildflowers in Southern Utah

 

Whether surrounded by lush garden greenery or among rocks in the high mountain desert, utah’s wildflowers are not to be missed. When visiting a Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah (BBIU) member inn, ask the innkeeper for information on their favorite wildflower viewing spot.

 


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