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.


A Spring Visit in Historic Downtown Logan

March 27th, 2013 by BBIU

More signs of springThis Spring may be a perfect time to visit Historic Downtown Logan, UT. Spring flowers will be blooming soon and the tree lined streets will frame the historic buildings. Turn-of-the-century homes, churches, and store building fill the Historic Downtown and the surrounding blocks. The Logan Tabernacle is a showcase of classic Mormon pioneer architecture. The iconic Bluebird Cafe is a must-see, as is the newly restored Cache County Courthouse. And a walk down Center Street features elegant nineteenth- century mansions.
Within the Historic Downtown are antiques shops; clothing, gift and collectible shops, and a variety of unique eateries. Stop at the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau, located in the Historic Cache County Courthouse, at 199 North Main St. Pick up a walking tour guide, or one of the numerous brochures available to help you fully enjoy Springtime in Cache County.
And no trip to Logan can be complete without a drive through the beautiful campus of the Utah State University, “on the hill” overlooking the downtown and across the pastoral Cache Valley.
Within walking distance of Logan’s Main Street is the Riter Mansion B & B, and in nearby Providence is the Old Rock Church Bed and Breakfast (formerly called The Providence Inn). Innkeepers at both inns are a wealth of information on the area and a great source of tips for how to navigate the area like a “local”.

Yardley Inn and Spa Nine Grain Pancakes

March 23rd, 2013 by BBIU

When guests stay at the Yardley Inn and Spa in Manti, UT, they are treated to the most healthy and great tasting breakfasts imaginable. Owner Marlene Yardley has long been a student and practitioner of the “healthy life style”.
This is one of the Yardley Inn and Spa’s favorites.

Nine-Grain Pancakes
Separate 3 eggs.Baguio CHRISTmas Vacation 57
Blend in blender:

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
3 egg yolks

Mix together:
1 1/2 cups of flour mix*
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Beat the 3 egg whites and fold them into the above mixture. Pour onto hot, greased griddle and sprinkle with raw, shelled sunflower seeds.
* if you have a flour mill, grind 1 cup “white” or red wheat + 1/2 cup of Nine-Grain cereal. Then measure out 1 1/2 cup of this mix. If you don’t have a mill, use 1 cup whole wheat flour and blend in 1/2 cup of rolled 6-Grain mix, which you can purchase at your local health food store.

And there is more to the Yardley Inn than just bed and breakfast. Available at the inn are both wellness and romantic spa getaways which including massages, and other wellness treatments. Also, Marlene provides the sale and training in the use of essential oils for beauty and health and has speakers on a regular basis who cover topics of all sort of issues.
Adventure also awaits those who choose the Yardley Inn – It’s location along HIstoric Highway #89 in Sanpete County provides a great base to use for both winter and summer activities. Whether you prefer Snowmobiles, golf clubs, ATVs, or bikes, you’ll find information and great tips for enjoying what the area has to offer.
Make reservations early for the Mormon Miracle Pageant, an annual celebration of the early settlers of the region. This year’s pageant will be held June 21-23 and June 26-30. For more information call (888) 255-8860

Yardley Inn & Spa, 190 South 200 West, Manti, UT
For reservations, call 1-800-593-1312, email or book online.
Be sure to also consider The Historic Manti House B & B when choosing Manti, UT for a visit.  Both inns are long-time Members of The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah

Arts in Utah’s “Dixie”

March 16th, 2013 by BBIU

34th Annual St. George Art Festival
St George Art Festival
Friday, March 29 and Saturday March 30
10 AM to 6 PM each day
St. George Town Square – on Main Street between Tabernacle and 100 South
This is a juried show with over 110 artists from all over the US. Included in the Festival are original works of art, live entertainment, a children’s area, and food – a Utah tradition…
For more information, visit St. George City or call 435-627-4500

Kayenta Utah Arts Foundation     Kayenta Street Painting Festival

Saturday April 13 and Sunday April 14
Sponsored by the Kayenta arts Foundation

The Third Annual 2-day “performance-art” event showcases artists, from student to professional, who produce chalk murals on the streets of the Coyote Gulch Art Village in Ivins, UT, just a short drive from St. George.

Saturday morning, visitors can see the sketches of the works and watch the student competition. Then Sunday, return to see local professional artists complete their masterworks.
For more information, please call 435-817-7449 or email kayentastreetpainting@gmail.com

To fully enjoy both of these unique fests, stay in an area B & B.  St. George, Rockville, and Springdale have member inns of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah (BBIU).  Make it a vacation by also visiting one of Utah’s “The Mighty 5”. That is…the Five National Parks that call Utah home. Staying in one of BBIU’s Member Inns, located near each of the five parks, allows visitors access to “local’s knowledge”, as well as a great place to stay.

2013 Utah Shakespeare Festival tickets on sale now

March 13th, 2013 by BBIU

Ticket are on sale NOW for the 2013 season of the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.  The Festival, beginning it’s 52nd year, is held in Cedar City, UT on the campus of Southern Utah University, at 300 West and Center St.  The festival will open June 24, with performances and events throughout the summer, closing October 19.

Four Shakespearian classics, two musicals, and the regional premier of a new play will be featured.  Check the Festival website for more information about the festival and the numerous related activities associated with it.

When visiting the Festival, consider also visiting the nearby Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Area Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah Members are located in Cedar City, Panguitch, and Tropic. Innkeepers at the inns can tell you the “secrets” of the festival, and how to find the special places in the parks that few visitors know about.

Memorial Day Weekend in Sanpete County, Utah

March 9th, 2013 by BBIU

Looking for something different to do on Memorial Day Weekend?  It’s not too early to make plans…
These two Heritage events are great for family fun, with a bit of history thrown in.
Scandinavian FestivalScandinavian Heritage Festival  in Ephraim, UT
Thursday, May 23, 2013 through Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Scandinavian Heritage Festival in Ephraim, Utah, running Thursday through Saturday prior to Memorial Day, is possibly the largest Scandinavian heritage event in the Intermountain West.
The event is held from Friday noon through Saturday at dusk. The festival grounds are on the north side of the Snow College campus and at Pioneer Park, 50 N 100 West. The grounds “will buzz with costumes, dancing, storytelling, entertainment, historical tours, craft and food booths and more.”
Location: Snow College, Pioneer Park in Ephraim
Contact: Ephraim City
Phone: 435-283-4631

Spring City,UTah Heritage Days CelebrationSpring City Heritage Day
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The big event for the Friends of Spring City is Heritage Day!
On this day, and this day only, many residents open their historic homes, which have been carefully restored, to tours for the public. Spring City is the best preserved example of an early Mormon pioneer village. Spring City is on the National Register of Historic Pioneer Towns.
Location: 150 East Center in Spring City
Contact: Alison Anderson
Phone: 435-462-5225

Call a Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah Member in Manti or Spring City for reservations and tips on how to enjoy the festivals “like a local”.

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

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.

Utah Scenery – a Glimpse

March 2nd, 2013 by BBIU

Canyonlands Maze District taken as seen from the Wall Campsite

When seeking tranquility and backcountry solitude, a visitor to Utah will not be disappointed with a trip into Canyonlands National Park. The Park is divided into three sections by the rivers, which are features in themselves. The Sky, Needles, and Maze Districts are each primitive desert lands, but each have different opportunities for adventure. This image is taken from the Wall Campground in the Maze District and may be reached by back-country vehicle .


Landscape Arch in Arches National Park, Moab, UTLandscape Arch, at 290 feet long, is known as the longest natural arch in the world. It is located in the Devils’ Garden area of Arches National Park, just 5 miles north of Moab. The trailhead for Landscape Arch is about 16 miles from the park entry. From the parking lot, it is a one-mile hike to the arch.

The thinnest section of Landscape Arch is just 6 feet thick. Since 1991, three slabs of sandstone measuring 30, 47, and 70 feet long have fallen from the thinnest section the arch, closing the trail that had run under the span. Of any of the several thousand arches within and near the park, Landscape Arch is one not to miss. For who knows? it may not be gone today, next week, next year, or it may stand for hundreds more years.

PIctures are provided by Jim Traeber and The Cali Cochitta Bed & Breakfast in Moab, a Member Inn of The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah.

Two Museum Exhibits Worth Noting

February 27th, 2013 by BBIU

Mummies of the World at The Leonardo at Library Square

Presented by The Leonardo at Library Square
209 East 500 South SLC
February 16-May 27, 2013

As noted in the event listing “The New York Times calls it “magical and mythical.” Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presents a collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies.”

Tickets $18-$22.50
Call for more information 801-531-9800
Sunday-Wednesday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Thursday-Friday 10:00am-10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm


Weaving a Revolution – A Celebration of Contemporary Navajo Baskets
• From: January 12, 2013 – April 28, 2013 (Recurring daily)
• Venue: Natural History Museum of Utah
• Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
• Times: Regular Museum Hours
• Admission: Included with admission to the museum
• Contact: Rhonda Greenwood
• 801-706-6202
Art and culture come together in a stunning new exhibit, “Weaving a Revolution,” at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The “Celebration of Contemporary Navajo Baskets” will feature more than 150 works of art created over the past 30 years by basket makers from the Monument Valley, Utah area. The 7,000 square-foot exhibit is open to the public with the regular price of admission and will be on display January 12 – April 28, 2013 in the Museum’s Special Exhibitions Gallery on the third floor of the Rio Tinto Center.

When visiting either of theses exhibits, make it a “stay-cation” and book one of Salt Lake City’s BBIU Member inns.

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


Cedar Breaks National Monument

February 19th, 2013 by BBIU

Cedar Breaks

Just one more Saturday for this terrific opportunity…February 23, 2013

Cedar Breaks Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walk, a trek to the yurt (Winter Ranger Station), exploring and learning about the park’s winter ecology along the way. Meet at the Iron County Visitor Center (581 N Main St, Cedar City) 9:00am or in Brian Head at 9:45am (meeting location will vary in Brian Head). Registration is required; call 435-586-9451 to register and reserve snowshoes for the walk.  For information call 435-586-9451 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr.

NOTE: This event is dependent upon good weather.

May 24, 2013: Cedar Breaks National Monument Summer Season Opens

Visitor facilities open and scheduled interpretive activities begin, including Ranger-led hikes, geology programs, special events, and much more! all 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 to verify opening dates and for more detailed information.

When visiting Cedar Breaks, stay at a member inn of the Bed & Breakfast Inns of Utah.  Close by are The Red Brick Inn of Panguitch,  Amid Summers Inn in Cedar City, or just east of Bryce Canyon NP, The Buffalo Sage B & B in Tropic, UT.

March Madness Moab Style

February 16th, 2013 by BBIU

Moab Slickrock TrailMarch is the time of year when Moab, UT begins to reawaken from winter’s cold and cloudy weather.  The month is full of events to satisfy most any outdoorman’s desire.  The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah  has several inspected and approved Member Inns in the Moab area.  They book quickly for these events, so make your lodging plans early.  Try the Sunflower Hill and Cali Cochitta inns in Moab, and The Castle Valley Inn in nearby Castle Valley.

From the DiscoverMoab‘s 2013  event calendar:

Mar 1-3

Poison Spider Bicycles Spring Thaw – A fun, long weekend with demo bikes, women’s ride, shuttles, frame giveaway and guided group rides on the Bar-M and the Mag 7 Trails. Food and parties included for $40. Preregister for free t-shirt! For more info visit poisonspiderbicycles.com or call 435-259-7882.

Mar.  9-12

Moab Skinny Tire Festival – Four days of spectacular road cycling to Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park and along the Colorado River Corridor. This thirteenth annual event inspires those living with cancer and benefits various research and survivorship programs. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.

Mar 15-16

Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run
Join us for the 38th annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run! The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, awards, raffle and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.org or call 435-259-4525.

Mar  23-24

Moab 100 & 50K – The races are held on the beautiful and rugged Monitor and Merrimac trail, 16 miles North of Moab. Racers will run 5.37 mile laps with approx. 11,000′ of climbing for the entire 100 miles, and 3,500′ for the 50K. Hot food is available during the cool night, as well as other necessities at Base Camp. Placers and finisher’s awards will be given! For more info visit geminiadventures.com/new/?page_id=109 or call 303-249-1112.

24 Hours of Utah Endurance Races – This year’s races (6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run, 12-Hour, Team Relays, and Solo Challenge) will be run on the beautiful Monitor and Merrimac trail 16 miles North of Moab. Racers will run 5.37-mile laps with approximately 606′ of climbing per loop. Hot food will be available during the cool night and there will be an unmanned water station approximately halfway through the loop to help runners enjoy the rugged trails and view the beautiful canyons below. Camping is available at the Base Camp area and there will be placer medals given! For more info visit geminiadventures.com/new/?page_id=95 or call 303-249-1112.

Mar 23-31

2013 Moab Easter JeFins and Thingsep Safari

Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab throughout this week long event. The Red Rock 4-Wheelers of Moab officially runs approximately 9 different trails every day, with “Big Saturday” culminating in the largest ever single trail ride departure happening – around 30 groups line up in down town Moab to head off in every direction for 30 different trails! For more info visit rr4w.com Note: This massive week-long event is one of the largest events of the year for Moab. Please make your lodging reservations as early as possible!

Also, for those of you who are NOT “outdoors-folk”, make it long weekend by visiting:

Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show March 9 & 10- Hundreds of quilts and quilted items will be on display. Classes, quilt appraisals, merchants mall, door prizes and tickets for winning our opportunity quilt. The Grand Center (182 N 500 W) – Sat, 9-5; Sun, 10-4 – Free admission! For more info visit moabquilts.blogspot.com or call 435-259-6447.

And March 11,Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – The year’s best films on Mountain Sports, Culture, and Adventure. For more info visit banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/ or call 435-259-4859.

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.

Providence Inn banner

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.

Woodland Farmhouse Inn French Toast Creme Brûlée

February 9th, 2013 by BBIU

A guest favorite at The Woodland Farmhouse Inn,

says Innkeeper, owner Sheri Marsing

Serves 4


3 eggs
3 egg whites
1/4 cup cream, heavy (or creme fresh if available)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 TBS sugar
1 tsp. flour
1/4 tsp. Cardamom

Artisan type bread, chunked

Shake of powdered sugar

Whip eggs together with cream and vanilla.
Stir sugar, flour and cardamom together (this keeps the flour from clumping) before whipping into the egg mixture.
Pour mixture over bread chunks and let the mixture rest at least 1/2 hour
Pour into individual baking dishes ( We use a variety of white ramekins).

Preheat oven to 350
Bake in a convection oven for 20 minutes (preferred) or regular oven 30 minutes until light golden brown

Shake powdered sugar over tops
Slightly mash strawberries or other seasonal berry, sugar to taste, and serve over French Toast.

Top with whipped cream

The Woodland Farmhouse Inn is an inspected and approved Member of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah

Bear Lake Chocolate and Craft Festival

February 4th, 2013 by BBIU

7th Annual Bear Lake Chocolate and Craft Festival

Are you looking for a different WINTER time activity in northern Utah?

flyer final

Most folks are familiar with the  famous Raspberry Days Festival held each year in August…

Well, here is a festival to satisfy those winter cavings.  Located near Bear Lake, the “Caribbean of the Rockies”, the event is less than an hour’s drive from Logan on Scenic Highway #89 through the spectacular Logan Canyon.

The event takes place Friday February 15, 2013 from 3-7 PM and February 16, 2013 from 10 AM to 7 PM

The Garden City Town Hall will host the event which features local sweets, treats, and artists.

Call 801-721-2297 for more information

To make this a real “getaway”, select either the Riter Mansion in Logan or the Old Rock Church/Providence Inn in Providence for your overnight stay.  Both inns are inspected and approved Member Inns of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah




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

February 2nd, 2013 by BBIU





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.


Panguitch Quilt Walk 2013

January 31st, 2013 by BBIU

quilt-walkThe Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival is an annual event that commemorates a life-saving trek made by early Mormon settlers of the Panguitch area in the harsh winter of 1864. The 2013 event will be June 6-8.  Activities include a chocolate fest, Pioneer Home tours, theater presentations, and of course a quilt show and classes.   Find registration and visitor information at www.quiltwalk.org.

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah member, Red Brick Inn, is located in town and close to all of the festival events.  Since the inn sells out quickly (only two rooms remain as of this post), contact soon.

When attending the Quiltwalk Festival, consider a stop at the beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park.  Lodging is available at nearby Buffalo Sage Inn in Tropic, just a few miles from the entrance to the Park.

Polar Plunge(s) for Special Olympics

January 28th, 2013 by BBIU

Most folks are familiar with the organization Special Olympics and the terrific work they do in supporting intellectually challenged individuals. Now you can help support this effort by “freezing” for a cause…


Special Olympics Utah is sponsoring 5 Polar Plunge events in February to help raise funds to support their mission.  When visiting any of these events, consider treating yourselves to an overnight at a Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah member inn.

February 2, the plunge is at Pineview Reservoir, east of Ogden.

Stay at nearby Snowberry Inn in Eden or Huntville’s Valley House Inn

February 9, there are 3 plunges in various parts of Utah:

Cache County’s plunge is into Hyrum’s dam waters.
Stay in Logan at the Riter Mansion or at Providence’s Old Rock Church/Providence Inn

Central Utah’s plunge is at Saratoga Springs at Pelican Bay Marina, Utah Lake
Stay at any Salt Lake City area inn

St. George in Southern Utah will host the plunge at the St. George City Pool
Stay in local St. George member inns: Green Gate Village Inn or AhBella B &B

February 16, Deer Creek Reservoir, at the southern end of the Heber Valley will be the site of the plunge.

Stay in Park City at the Woodside Inn, Old Town Guest House, or Silver Moose Ranch, in Midway at the Blue Boar Inn, or in Kamas at the Woodland Farmhouse Inn.

All inns are inspected and approved Member Inns of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah

For more information, check out the Utah Special Olympics website.

New BBIU Brochure

January 23rd, 2013 by BBIU




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








Castle Valley Inn’s Apple Spice Pancakes

January 20th, 2013 by BBIU


The Castle Valley Inn, off Scenic Highway #128 near Moab has an orchard on our grounds that provides a bounty we use to its fullest.  This recipe is a favorite with guests – even those who are not breakfast “lovers”.

Jeanette and Jason Graham,  Innkeepers


This recipe serves 6

2 cups, peeled and cored, slices of fresh apples from our orchard
¼ cup butter or canola oil
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsps cinnamon
½ cup toasted pecans or pine nuts

Krusteze Honey Wheat Pancake Mix

Real maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Warm maple syrup in a pan of hot water. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees. Sauté slices of apple in butter until they become fragrant. Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Gently turn to mix all ingredients then simmer until sugar has melted. Keep warm.

Sprinkle nuts on a flat pan and bake for 3-5 minutes until lightly browned. (It is very easy to burn nuts.)

Mix enough pancake batter for 18 pancakes. On hot griddle pour 6, 4 inch pancakes. Cook until bubbles appear on the uncooked side, then flip and finish cooking. Arrange 3 pancakes on a heated plate. Arrange 1/3 cup cooked apples on top of the pancakes in the same direction, sprinkle with nuts. Serve with warm syrup and butter.

CVI orchard in springThis breakfast has been a favorite at the Castle Valley Inn for many years. Even our guests who prefer not to eat breakfast often find this breakfast too hard to pass up.

During late June when our apricots are fresh from our orchard we substitute them for apples, and in August we might substitute our fresh plums.

The Castle Valley inn is an inspected and approved Member Inn of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah

Alternative Lodging options at Utah Bed and Breakfast Inns

January 17th, 2013 by BBIU


 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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