We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Defiance Lodge: Why Is It Named This ?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Defiance House Lodge

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Save
You added Defiance House Lodge to your Saves list
Defiance House Lodge
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Highway 276, Bullfrog, UT 84533   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bullfrog
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Defiance Lodge: Why Is It Named This ?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Defiance Lodge is clean and comfortable. It is rustic and needs a bit of a facelift, but overall, it's better than a lot of motels we've stayed in. The staff is accommodating. There is no Wi-Fi in the rooms, but when you're getting ready to 'camp on the lake,' who needs it anyway? There is Wi-Fi in the lobby for those who just have to have access to the Internet. Phone service is intermittent at best. Once you're on the lake, remember that unless you are in sight of Navajo Mountain, you won't be calling anyone or receiving any calls. We always stay here the night before leaving on the houseboat. Sometimes we stay here after a houseboat trip, and it's wonderful to have a reliable hot shower. There is a coffee maker (Starbucks coffee), refrigerator, and microwave. It can get 'mighty' hot at lake Powell, and the air conditioning works great in the rooms. I like that they have re-cycle bins. It is the Number 1 ranked motel in the area . . . oh wait. It's the only motel in the area. (Unless Ticaboo has opened.) Regardless, we will always stay here prior to our Lake Powell outing.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces the lake for an awesome sunset and upstairs or you'll listen to footst...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    32
    35
    13
    6
    2
See reviews for
25
32
4
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Defiance Lodge, located on Lake Powell, is a wonderful place to relax or pursue boating or jet ski adventures. The extra cost of a lake view is well worth the price. The restaurant has great food and also has fabulous views. WiFi is only located in the lobby and the TV had intermittent reception. A wonderful place to relax.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UK
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

A clean and comfortable room was very welcome after driving through one of the biggest storms experienced. Air-con was good - not too noisy. No Wi-Fi in rooms which was a bit of a downside (Available in the lobby area). Staff were very helpful in checking the road conditions for our next day journey.

Room Tip: Views from both sides of the hotel are good
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dallas, TX
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It's been about 10 years since we last stayed at the Defiance House Lodge. The rooms are still in really good condition, though they could use better sound proofing. If someone in a room above you flushed the toilet, you knew it! The staff is friendly and courteous. The Anasazi restaurant is MUCH better than it used to be. In the past, we ate there because there aren't any other options unless you bring your own food which we often did. And, it was basic, boring food. We were at the lodge for several days during this trip and ate breakfast, lunch and dinner there on different days. Even tried the pizza at the bar which we liked. The salads they offered were great and really big. I added some chicken to mine and that was plenty for a meal. Really fresh ingredients too which is surprising given you're in the middle of nowhere. The huevos rancheros was fantastic. The eggs didn't look real pretty. But, they were cooked a prefect over easy. The pulled pork was so tender and flavorful. And the green chili sauce was yummy. It definitely exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Poway, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I went to lake Powell for our anniversary and stayed at Defiance House Lodge for two nights during our week long adventure. The staff, the restaurant, the shuttle drivers from the dock to the Lodge were all very nice and helpful. We truly enjoyed the location and our night there. We would have stayed longer had I know that upper portion of the lake was so much smoother and enjoyable to travel on. Rooms are comfortable and clean. They are an exact copy of the Lake Powell Resort rooms at Wahweap but better priced. We traveled with a lot of gear so a first floor was best as they have no elevators.

Room Tip: Down stairs helps if you have a lot of gear but people walk by outside your patio so upstairs is a l...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Martinville, la
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Nice clean rooms! Quiet rooms. Great location to lake recreation. Reasonable rates considering its the only option on that side of the lake.
If you own an airplane, they have their own private 3500' strip and the hotel will pick you up in their shuttle.........shuttle only runs on 'call'......there is spotty cell phone service. How can a shuttle pick you up if you can't get a hold of them? No car rental available. That's ok they have a shuttle. Shuttle works fine to take you to marina, visitors center etc, if you can get ahold of them.
The 1 resturant on site gets old real quick. Inconsistent service and marginal food.
Stock up on real foods to bring before you get there, gas station on site sells milk, oj, eggs and microwavable foods. Also bring something to BBQ with, or george forman.
picnic sites have a grill, near the hobycat swim/ fish beach.
Rented a boat (500.00)and jet ski (350.00) from bullfrog marina. Lots of fun! Would rent again.

Room Tip: They all have a lake view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Meridian, Idaho
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was my first time at Lake Powell and did not know what to expect. This whole experience at the lake was so good I want to go back. The hotel was situated on the mesa overlooking the lake. The rooms were very clean, the staff as very friendly and the air conditioning was really good! We arrived when the temperatures were 110 everyday. But the room was cool. The lodge was quiet at night and I slept very well. I have considered renting a houseboat, but now I would rather stay at this hotel and rent a powerboat. Much less cost and way more fun!

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Defiance House Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Defiance House Lodge

Address: Highway 276, Bullfrog, UT 84533
Location: United States > Utah > Bullfrog
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bullfrog
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Defiance House Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets and TripOnline SA so you can book your Defiance House Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Defiance House Hotel Bullfrog
Defiance Hotel Bullfrog
Defiance House Lodge Bullfrog, Utah

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Defiance House Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.