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Novel House Inn at Zion
Pioneer37695117278 from: Blue Ridge, Georgia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 21, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Lovely and convenient accommodations with a view.
Wonderful location, terrific amenities and rooms are smartly decorated and clever in theme. Owners are accommodating and so very friendly. Lemonade and cookies in the afternoon. Great attention to detail.
Would certainly recommend. Close to many restaurants and Zion Park Shuttle
Mark R from: New Jersey
Published Date: Jun, 15, 2023 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Awesome accommodations in Zion.
The Novel house was an awesome place to stay during our visit to Zion. Our hosts we very friendly and accommodating. They gave us great idea's on hikes and restaurants in the area. Our room was very clean, comfortable and spacious. The themed decor was really cool. The breakfast at two local restaurants, which was included in the room rate, was very good. The property had lots of different sitting areas to relax and view the mountains. The inside also had some very nice areas to sit and relax. Springdale was a great little town with some very good restaurants. We'll definitely stay there again on our next visit to Zion.
Published Date: May, 19, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Best home base for Zion
I cannot imagine that there is a better home base for exploring Zion National Park. The location is within walking distance of the shuttle to the park. Each room is named and decorated for a famous novelist. We stayed in the Robert Louis Stevenson room. The room was spacious with a nice seating area and a wonderful bed. The Inn provides vouchers for breakfast at Oscars or Porters. We chose to eat at Oscars the three mornings we were there. They have a varied menu and all of the food is fresh and well prepared.
In addition to exploring Zion, it is worth taking a short walk behind the Inn to the Pioneer Cemetery that has graves dating back to the early 1800's. The walls around the cemetery practically glow with color at sunset to create a picture you will never forget.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Published Date: Apr, 29, 2023 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
The Novel House is an oasis in the busy Zion entrance town of Springdale, UT. The home itself is quite attractive and clean. At check-in, you get a nice welcome and brief orientation. Ours was by the wonderful Joanna, who also looked out for us in giving important travel information for the rest of our trip. You get free breakfast coupons for a couple of restaurants nearby, which we didn't use due to our Zion early hours. However, we did eat at one of them for dinner (Oscar's) and it was quite good. The large community room is very comfortable; the library across the foyer to did for! We stayed in the Mark Twain room and it was both comfortable and well-decorated in "Twain". We felt his wise presence during our entire stay. Don't stay anywhere else in Springdale. This is the place.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Mme_X from: Wisconsin
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 4, 2023 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Excellent stay in every way - highly recommend
Quick summary: very comfortable stay in a charming inn. Convenient, walkable location to restaurants, shops, laundromat, park shuttle bus stop. Friendly, professional, helpful service.
The inn’s rooms reflect the literary interests of the founding family. We were in the Brontë room, which is spacious and has a very comfy king bed, electric (gas?) fireplace if you like. Very much a romantic vibe with 4-poster bed, tones of ivory, a handmade quilt with lovely workmanship, and an assortment of books of Brontë poetry and the sisters’ works.
The room also has a table and chairs; sitting bench; armoire for stashing your clothing; and full -length mirror. Fridge. Glassware for wine and drinks. The bed pillows are very comfy (I’ve stayed in hotels where they are not, so I like to mention this.)
TV works well, with lots of channels.
Wi-Fi works well.
Roomy bathroom has a combination tub/shower, and nice tiling throughout. The sink area has a large mirror and vanity to spread out your toiletries and necessities. Complimentary shampoo, lotion, and hand soap.
The public rooms are charming — sunny and very homey with sofas, dining tables, nice decor. Some guests like to work their laptops on the dining tables, enjoying the complimentary afternoon cookies or morning coffee/tea.
Guests can use a fridge/freezer in the dining room for their own stuff. Microwave is also available.
Breakfast is not served on site, but complimentary at two well-chosen options in easy walking distance in town. This is a wonderful idea - choose what you like off the large menus of tasty food. Get your morning coffee at the inn to help you get dressed, then go for a walk to a restaurant that is 5 minutes’ walk away or less.
The hosts could not be friendlier or more professional, and very helpful with advice. Pay attention to their restaurant recommendations.
Due diligence: I think all the bedrooms are on the second floor, and there is no elevator. This is not a problem for us, and the owner/staff offered to help us with luggage, but guests with mobility issues should be aware.
Frankly, I’d stay here again in a heartbeat if we’re in the area again, but I’d be curious to experience the other rooms for the vibes from other authors. What would a night with Kipling or others be like?