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Boulder Mountain Lodge
Published Date: Jul, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
A Wonderful Gem in a Beautiful Location
We were absolutely THRILLED with our stay at BML. It is such a magical place, and exactly what we needed at that point in our trip. Your attentiveness to detail is impeccable; my boyfriend, a chef of 20 years, was incredibly impressed with the amount of forethought your team puts into every aspect of a guest's stay. My dogs loved your dog pen, especially the creek running through it, and we loved our Adirondack chairs and private view of the pond. We drove the Burr Trail and Long Canyon roads, which was a perfect easy afternoon outing. We will tell all of our friends about this gem of a lodge - it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience!
As an aside, the COVID-19 precautions were excellent. We felt very safe and cared for during our stay. We particularly appreciated the remote controls being placed in a bag, and the pre-bagged ice. We had no concerns whatsoever about safety during our stay, and for that I am grateful.
- Value: 5
- Location: 4
- Service: 5
dianew623 from: Salt Lake City, Utah
Published Date: Jun, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
A wonderful getaway--even during a pandemic.
We had a wonderful stay here at the Lodge. They are taking ALL the necessary precautions for COVID-19, and although some amenities are not available, both Erika and Susan did what they could to make our stay comfortable.
The room was spacious, and we did have shampoo and soap as needed. A big plus is that we were able to bring our dog, who loved walking around the grounds (including the dedicated "doggy bathroom"), and we were close to the Burr Trail Road, which has wonderful hiking and scenery. We were able to use the hot tub with a reservation (to prevent multiple parties there at the same time).
The Lodge is in a beautiful setting with a cute bird sanctuary, and there are plenty of places to just sit and enjoy the magnificent views. It is right off Rt. 12, which is the top rated scenic byway in the US.
Although Hell's Backbone isn't yet open (undergoing renovations), we were able to keep food in the room fridge and also had pizza one night from a local restaurant, and we also enjoyed takeout from some local coffee shops.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
PrMichaelM from: Des Moines, Iowa
Trip Type: Business
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Making it Work During the Pandemic
The website for Boulder Mountain Lodge tells you what to expect when you arrive. Unfortunately, Hell's Backbone Grill is not yet open. And it does not look like that will be anytime soon despite the June timeline. During these days, you need to plan ahead for food no matter where you go. Nonetheless, Boulder Mountain Lodge is making it work. If you don't know, it is in the middle of nowhere, but oh, so worth the drive to view this country! Hwy 12 in Utah is a can't miss. They are very sensitive about distancing and sanitation here. Most amenities are available, but you may have to ask as they have removed as much as they can from the rooms to cut down on the sanitizing. The price is a bit high for all that is missing on site, but it is a great place and probably the best option for 100 miles any direction. Worth the stay.
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
ldhalegria from: Portland, Oregon
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Mar, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Stunning, luxurious yet superbly relaxed.
We stayed here three nights. We were repeatedly impressed at the attentiveness and warmth of the staff, and the passion and hard work that has clearly been poured into making this lodge a peaceful place to enjoy nature and the company of your party. Many surprising little amenities added up to a feeling of being very well looked after. A great establishment.
Paul S from: Marion
Published Date: Jan, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Everyone sing Kum Bah Yah
Arrived late evening at Boulder Lodge. Heated up food entrees we had purchased at a c store earlier in the afternoon for supper. Our autistic son nearly had a meltdown because we couldn't find a plastic fork anyhwere in the eco friendly resort. Fortuneately we did have a bag of tortilla chips he used as scoops. We had a suite with two bedrooms and a full bath in the middle to give him and us a little privacy. The doors opened with regular metal keys, a rarity these days, to avoid the environmental pitfalls of plastic, I presume. It was also strange to have two different door numbers and keys for one suite. Once inside, we opened the door from his bedroom out to the second floor deck to look at the pond and then could not get it to lock properly again so propped chair up against it. That was a little disconcerting for what we paid Other than that, we slept soundly. I know people expect TVs everywhere these days but I could have done without them in this scenic location. The small gift shop is well stocked and reasonably priced and the on site restaurant features high quality locally sourced entrees. All lots and drives in the complex are dirt/gravel (no evil petroleum products!) but I found it somewhat hypocritical that most of the vehicles on site were mud splattered, carbon belching, gaz guzzling definitley environmentally unfriendly lifted 4X4s. Also, management apparently doesn't mind providing plastic stir straws in room for the coffee and tea or having an ice machine and a laundry facility. I would have liked to have seen a bulletin board with current road conditions and hours for area attractions like the Anasazi state park just up the road. Second floor rooms and suites access is by stairs only, so if you have any mobility issues be sure to get a room on the first floor. The lodge was blessed by buddhist monks (who in their right mind buys that malarkey) which is why there are Tibetan prayer flags at the restaurant. Big whoop. If they really want to do more for the environment, they could do a lot more than they already do with solar power, water conservation, etc instead of a bunch of meaningless chanting. This is dark sky country if you are in to astronomy and the pond and surrounding land is a bird sanctuary if you are in to life lists. Hwy 12 connects two national parks (Bryce and Capitol Reef) plus a number of national monuments, state parks, national forests, and BLM land so there is no shortage of things to do in the area during your stay.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4