The owners, Jan & Jerry made us feel welcome before we even arrived & on a chilly evening (there had a been a thunderstorm that day), we arrived quite late and were greeted with the sight of a roaring campfire and other guests enjoying the evening with Jan & Jerry. Jan made sure we had some wine for that evening (we did) & Jerry quickly & without any fuss got us into our accommodation. We stayed in the Barn & it was perfect. Everything was spotless. The beds & seats were comfy - there was everything you needed in the kitchen & we cooked every night we were there. The bathroom was lovely & lots of thick fluffy towels. The upstairs bedroom was like a little den & our 8 year old daughter loved to play up there. You can even get WiFi on the lawn (if you feel the need to, which you probably won't)! Jesse & the kittens provided our entertainment in the afternoon - it was lovely to watch my daughter, also a Jessie, play with Jesse as she is notoriously scared of dogs. We sat around the campfire at night & were made to feel very welcome. Jan made Jessie S'mores (a first for my daughter) & Jerry found some sparklers for her to play with. It was lovely to site & watch the clear starry sky & we even witnessed the Milky Way. The 360 degree views are awesome & other than the properties at Cottonwood Meadow & a couple of neighbours you can see nothing else other than mountains & meadows. It was so peaceful at night you could hear nothing other than the occasional distant cry of coyotes. We loved eating the best free range eggs ever & the hens will gladly come & clear up your crumbs from your porch! The cookies were delicious & it became a routine for the rest of our holiday to take some of Jan's cookies out with our picnic for the day. The location was excellent as although you are in the middle of nowhere, it is only a short drive to Red Canyon & Bryce where there are lots of trails etc. We walked up to a little waterfall one day & paddled in the refreshing water & there was no need to pay an entrance fee as it isn't in the park boundaries. We also walked down into the canyon, taking the Queens Garden Trail option & walked back via the most amazing Wall Street. Panguitch, a really cute little town, is a short drive away & there is a small supermarket that has everything you need & the Liquor Store is just over the street from there aswell. I would urge anyone thinking of staying to book here - much better than the very commercialised Rubys up the road, but make sure you book in advance as a number of people were turned away while we were there as all accommodations were full. Our only complaint about Cottonwood Meadow is that we had to leave!! Jan & Jerry - thanks so much for a wonderful stay & for your hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Get away to it all in Southern Utah! Designed for families, thrill seekers, corporate retreats, or romantic getaways, Cottonwood Meadow Lodge hosts four unique living quarters: The Farmhouse, The Log Cabin, The Barn, and the Bunkhouse. Each unit comes adorned with antique, cushy furniture, deluxe gas barbeques, wireless Internet, and authentic pioneer fencing. At Cottonwood Meadow Lodge you're free to hike, bike, fish or just relax. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cottonwood Meadow Lodge Panguitch, Utah