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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.

Utah’s National Parks – The Mighty 5 Fee-Free Days

April 21st, 2013 by BBIU

The Utah Office of Tourism recently rolled out it’s Summer Campaign focusing on “The Mighty 5” – the FIVE National Parks that are located within Utah’s borders. They are Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, in the southeastern part of Utah near Moab. Capitol Reef National Park, in the south central region near Torrey. And Zion and Bryce Canyons National Parks, in the southwestern area of the state. Nearby cities include, St. George, Springdale and Rockville, and Cedar City.Bryce Sunset

This week, April 22-26, 2013 is National Park Week, and one of several FREE entry days provided throughout the year.
The next fee-free day is the National Park Service (NPS) Birthday, August 25, 2013; then National Public Lands Day, September 28, 2013; and finally Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-11, 2013.

For those who are not able to visit on fee-free days, consider the $80 Annual Pass. Especially if you are planning to visit to several parks or monuments in one trip, this is a great deal. The pass allows access to all national parks and monuments, national wildlife refuges, national forests, national historic sites, and many other Federal lands – more than 2000 in number.
Seniors, those who are U S Citizens and are age 62 and over, can purchase the Senior “lifetime” pass for $10. This pass provides access to all of the areas mentioned above and may provide a discount on some fees charged for some amenities and services, such as swimming, boating, and so forth.
There is also a free Annul Pass available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.

The iconography of timeA recent National Park Service report notes that in 2011, Utah’s five National Parks totaled nearly 9.3 million in visitors.
Many of these visitors have discovered the Members Inns of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah. In addition to being located close to the Parks, the innkeepers are a great source of information about the Parks. They are also often willing to share their own favorite viewing spots, scenic drives or hikes, and little-known areas to visit. A “locals view” is often the best!

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

Zion Canyon B & B Fresh Veggie & Herb Frittata

March 6th, 2013 by BBIU

After a great night’s sleep, owners of the Zion Canyon Bed and Breakfast, Liz & Larry West, provide a gourmet two-course breakfast that guests say give them a great start for the day. Each morning a different freshly prepared entree is served, along with a fresh fruit plate or parfait, and French press coffee, hot teas, and juice.

Fresh veggies and herbs from the inn’s garden are the basis for this guest favorite.

Fresh Veggie and Herb Frittata

1 medium tomato, chopped, sliced or cut into wedges
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ cup fresh sage, chopped
½ cup hard cheese, grated
1 cup. Gruyere cheese, grated
1 Tbl. Flour
7 eggs, beaten
½ cup half and half
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

Directions:
Toss the cheese with the flour. Place the floured cheese in a greased pie dish. Mix together the eggs, ½ and ½, Worcestershire Sauce, mix well and pour over cheese. Arrange tomato, onion, fresh herbs over egg mixture. Bake at 375 degrees, convection oven, for 35-40 minutes.
Serves 8 people.
This flexible recipe allows the cook to add any fresh veggie or herb to taste.
B & B Fresh Herb and Veggie Frittata

Zion Canyon B & B in Springdale, UT, is located just 1/2 mile from the entrance to Zion National Park. It is another terrific Member Inn of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah.


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