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Boulder Mountain Lodge
GSalsberg from: New York City, New York
Published Date: Jun, 17, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Boulder Utah is a magical place - the Lodge is beautiful. We had a wetland behind our room!! staff friendly, room well kept, clean, with kitchenette. Easy drive to hiking or just driving to see the dramatic beauty of this area. The restaurant - independently owned but on the property -Hell's Backbone Grill is worth the trip alone!
WorldSprinter18 from: Sedona, Arizona
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Jun, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Beautiful Lodge ~ Beautiful People ~ LOVE This Place
I've stayed in nearly every hotel/motel in the Boulder/Escalante/Capital Reef area over the past decades and Boulder Mountain Lodge is my favorite. I had 2nd floor clean/spacious room accommodations with vaulted raw wood ceilings, fairly quiet air conditioning, ceiling fan, a screen door (that you could leave open @ night for fresh air), onto the huge porch overlooking the mountains and pristine bird sanctuary. Of course there are front and back security doors in each room which can be kept locked, but I feel very safe in this remote area. Also, there are two large windows in the room (which did not open), a larger refrigerator (with freezer), Kurig coffee maker, coffee and tea supplies, (2) heavy white spa robes, lush cotton towels, very comfortable mattress, pillows, and cotton bed linens. Upstairs, there is a nicely appointed sitting room with large windows, a door to the porch with Adirondack chairs outside, and high-end massage chairs for free use by guests (which I both needed and loved). Downstairs, in the large great room, there is local art, comfortable furniture, office space, restroom, and guests may participate in a Q&A group informational session with a local guide at a given time each evening. There is a clean beautiful gated outdoor hot tub surrounded by mountains, native plants, and gorgeous flowers which is open until 10 PM when quiet time is requested by the property. The people who work at Boulder Lodge are such accommodating and lovely people. I was on my 1st healing vacation whilst recovering from a serious illness and still required refrigerated medication. Management made sure they took care of my needs for refrigeration so I wouldn't have to carry it with me in my rental car before check-in time. Because of this kindness, I was able to enjoy my day without worrying about ice melting in a cooler. I've been eating at Hell's Backbone Grill since they opened in the year 1999, so they are now in their 20th season! I LOVE the grill on the Boulder Lodge property within easy walking distance of your room. They are open everyday (in season) from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Jen and Blake are incredibly gracious and try to speak with customers whenever possible and everyone that works there seem to practice peaceful character traits. Needless to say, the energy is positive and their farm-grown organic, locally sourced food is delicious beyond description. They have accomplished the ART of food, service, and intentional dining, gaining much acclaim in the restaurant world, and have now published their 2nd AMAZING cookbook (which are on display in my home to remind me every day of Boulder, UT). Dinner reservations (beginning @ 5 PM) are required, otherwise, you may not get a table because they are always so busy. It's recommended to make your online dinner reservations well ahead of time. They also serve an amazing Thanksgiving dinner that you will never forget. Boulder Mountain Lodge/Utah is a real destination point and one of my favorite places on earth (and I've been all over the planet). The higher end accommodations (for that area) are soooo worth the extra money. Don't cheap out and stay at low-end motels in the area as you WILL be sorry. Boulder Mtn. Lodge is my #1 choice whilst traveling in the Escalante/Boulder/Capital Reef area. I actually like it better than the Slot Canyon Inn B&B in Escalante (#2 choice). For relaxation, you are better off staying at Boulder Mountain Lodge your entire time in that area. It's so worth splurging a little on yourself and branching out from there each day to the breathtaking destinations of heaven on earth...
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
NHknitter from: Bedford, NH
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 20, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Over-rated and overpriced
Don't believe the hype and save your money. This is an average hotel without exceptional services or amenities to justify their sky-high prices.
You cannot even see the stars at night due to all the exterior lighting.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
Kathy C from: Etna, New Hampshire, United States
Published Date: May, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Beautiful place, well managed, not fancy and you don’t want it to be. Plus next door, famous Hell’s Backbone Grill!
Right at the beginning of Escalante/Grand Staircase, the National Monument that SHOULD BE a National Park but for the damaging actions of the current administration in DC, the inn is a gateway to so many options of adventure and breathtaking sights, and incredible history! Read the October 2018 New Yorker article on Hell’s Backbone Grill to understand how these folks are holding forth at a battleground for the soul of wilderness in America.
carola f from: Hurricane, Utah
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
We have stayed at the Boulder Mountain Lodge many times over many years and it has always been excellent. Our room was large with a comfortable bed, easy chair with reading lamp and a table with two chairs. A seating area outside the room provides a comfortable place to read. We always try to get Room 18 as it has a dedicated parking spot right outside the door.
The lodge is pet friendly with a large lawn for playing with your dog.
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5