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Defiance House Lodge

Highway 276, Bullfrog, UT 84533
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think food is fair . But by time brought out your ready to leave. It's to slow especially on a only three table. The service slow I'm not talking about five minutes it's ten to twenty minutes . View is beautiful to bad the waiters Suck.

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utah975, General Manager at Defiance House Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, and my sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations for your wait time. Please call me directly at 435-684-3000 to discuss in more detail if you'd like, and I'd be happy to buy your lunch when you return. It may be still be a little more than 5 minutes for the wait however, since we don't pre-cook our food... More 

Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed before and after our recent houseboat vacation. Clean, quiet, comfortable, with easy access. Great restaurant attached as well as a gift shop. Great place to stay before starting a houseboat vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little-known lodge is named for a nearby archaeological site and its warrior pictographs. We were delighted to find this lodge on our meandering Southern Utah road trip. It's out of the way and is most appreciated by people who do NOT want the typical tourist glitz. It happened to be miraculously rainy, during this long drought, when we were... More 

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Palisade, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stayed at the Lodge the night of June 12th. Had caught and filleted several fish that day - 1 gallon bag of striper fillets and 1 gallon bag of walleye fillets. Left early the next morning to fish and forgot the two bags of fish in the refridgerator. Called front desk about 8am (well before checkout time) and was informed... More 

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utah975, General Manager at Defiance House Lodge, responded to this review

HI, I spoke with our front desk agent who you spoke with and housekeeping and it sounds like a difference in understanding and communication to the effect that we would check on the fish. Please call me at 435-684-3000 to discuss further and I'll clarify for you personally, but to clarify here as well: We throw away food left in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is way out of the way near Lake Powell. No pool, pricey for what you got. Didn't offer breakfast and only view from our room was the marina. Had to register in the restraunt. We had to back track 30 miles to highway 95 as ferry was down and there is no other way across the lake.

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utah975, Manager at Defiance House Lodge, responded to this review

We are very remote and out of the way with mother nature providing the bulk of the amenities here. You definitley will not find traffic jams and "tourists traps" near Bullfrog. You will find the Henry Mountains, the last explored and named mountain range in the US, with its wild buffalo herd and amazing views of the desert, the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stayed there some years ago and housekeeping has improved and it is very clean. Overall condition has improved. This is still a rustic sort of place in a remote area of the Glen Canyon Recreation Area. Close to the lake and docks. Phenomenal sunset views and views of the lake and red rocks. Walls could be thin when it is... More 

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New Castle, CO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Anasazi Restaurant -- wedge salad. Pictures say it all. I'm sick to my stomach after one bite. Horrible how bad this place has gone down hill. Spectacular view and nice remodel. Food sucks. Bad management continues. South Lake places are so much better.

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utah975, Manager at Defiance House Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback on your meal, and when provided at the table, we are more than happy to return, or exchange food items and make sure things are prepared as you expect, and that they meet your "taste" expectations. The "black and bleu" salad is normally a very popular menu item that is well recieved with positive feedback and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The reviews are pretty accurate for this hotel. The beds are comfortable, the view is very nice, staff is fantastic and the rooms are dated. With that said, we were there for one night before boarding our houseboat and it was fine. The bed was comfortable and the shower was good. Our servers in the restaurant were fantastic and they... More 

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utah975, Manager at Defiance House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful feedback and compliments to our restaurant staff. I'm glad we accomodated your group and provided memorable service. The staff enjoyed your friendliness and good nature as well. Remoteness does play a large role in all of our logistics for products and services, but being in "the middle of no where" has unmatched beauty. I hope... More 

Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Excellent place to stay prior to launching out on the Houseboat the next day. The service and food were excellent. The room was comfortable and clean. We brought our dog and it was not an issue. I would definitely stay here again.

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Parachute, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The setting was peaceful & relaxing. No bright lights outside to disrupt relaxation & sleeping. The room & linens were both very clean. The beds were comfortable & I slept great! Which was very nice since I usually do not sleep well away from home. It was quiet, no noise from outside or in the hallway.The room temp was nice... More 

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