Redondo Beach, California
September 19, 2003
For the second half of our trip we stayed in the Ivy Room at the Stone Canyon Inn. The room was very spacious, the Jacuzzi tub set under the window wonderful for soaking with a glass of wine, and the bed very comfortable. A roomy walk-in shower was great for rinsing off the day's grime. The view from our room was of Bryce.
Unlike most B&Bs we've stayed at, the Stone Canyon Inn is a new property built specifically as a B&B. All the rooms are suites with Jacuzzi tubs, showers, and TVs with VCRs. The house is simply but nicely decorated.
Breakfasts included coffee, juice, fruit with yogurt, and an egg dish (example poached eggs in phyllo dough cups) or other entree (french toast with fruit). Overall, filling and tasty, with a touch of gourmet cooking. The biggest drawback of this area/Tropic was lack of good restaurants for dinner. A great alternative (would that the host be willing to do so!) would be dinners at the Stone Canyon Inn.
Although they have satellite TV, not many stations came in. A good-sized library of videos is available for guests.
The owner is happy to set up tours, etc of the area. We were going to go horseback riding arrabged by our host but, due to confusion on the meeting location, this fell through. The other trip she arranged was fabulous -- she knows a guide, Rick, in Escalante, who takes people into the National Monument. This was the highlight of our trip. We went to a series of slot canyons and climbed in, up, and around the canyon and its walls.
Website is here.
From journal Southern Utah Zion, Bryce & Grand Staircase Escala