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37 West Main Street, Rockville, UT 84763   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Rockville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We took a trip to celebrate my 50th birthday and started in Vegas. the Thistle was a treat, we got up early, hiked the park then retreated to the private pool. Comfortable rooms and super food, wonderful.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Maureen and Warner own the most wonderful house! The rooms are perfectly decorated and offer a good night's sleep in the very comfy beds. The common areas of the house are most welcoming (you can make yourself a cuppa if you need one) and the pool is absolutely perfect. The hosts are very friendly and enjoy a chat. They obviously care about the wellbeing of their guests. Upon arrival we were a little surprised to learn that they had stopped cooking breakfast for their guests, but now hand out vouchers to go and have breakfast in a few local restaurants. However, this turned out fine since the given addresses serve very tasty breakfast indeed. We had a wonderful three days at the Desert Thistle and highly recommend this place since it is very good value for the money and very close to Zion NP.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
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Napa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Desert Thistle back in May for 3 nights,it was our first trip to Zion.The host,Warner and Maureen our wonderful people!There are many places to visit in the USA and when I return to Zion it will be to the Desert Thistle.I am looking forward to seeing Warner and Maureen in the near future!I also agree with Eric,that you cannot please all the travelers no matter what you do! Thanks Warner and Maureen!!! Scott and Jane

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My husband and I travel regularly and I have to say, we had an absolutely wonderful experience at Desert Thistle. Warner and Maureen were just perfect hosts. The rooms are perfectly clean, beautiful, and the bed was so comfortable that it was hard to get out of in the morning! I really have no idea why someone would give this place a bad review - I guess you can't please everyone, but the owners really put their hearts and souls into this place and it shows. The grounds are very well kept, there are humming birds that visit the feeders and flowers all day long and the interior is comfortable and very well maintained. The breakfast is in town at one of the two resteraunts that you get a voucher for. We ate at Oscar's and the food was awesome. We will be back and have already told our friends about where to stay when visiting Zion. This is a must stay!!!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are beautiful - can't go wrong. We stayed in the Anneversary Suite and the hot...
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The Desert Thistle is in a perfect location for visiting Zion, being away from the busy main entrance but within easy driving distance of the Park. Set just back from the main road the accommodation is quiet and deceptively large with a very nice swimming pool in the rear garden and plenty of room to relax on the sun loungers provided.

The owners do their best to make you feel welcome and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. You should not expect hotel-size accommodation whilst staying in a Bed and Breakfast but our room was of a decent size, spotlessly clean and was perfect for our needs. As other reviewers have mentioned, a voucher is provided for breakfast at a nearby restaurant and this is ideal as you can dine whenever you want and order as much or as little as you need.

We only stayed one night at this location but would have happily stayed for longer if circumstances had been different. If you are looking for accommodation in the Zion area you need look no further than this lovely place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Caversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights recently and it was like home from home. Maureen and Warner are the perfect hosts and made our stay very special, nothing was too much trouble, and we were even able to catch up on laundry which was really kind as we had been travelling for almost 2 weeks. The bedroom was spacious, comfortable and very nicely decorated. The location is ideal for visiting Zion National Park and Warner was very helpful with suggestions for our visit. The pool on our return from Zion was so welcome in the extreme heat. If we are ever visiting that part of the US again we will definitely return. Thank you Maureen and Warner.

Room Tip: From what we could tell, all the rooms were excellent.
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This a great place to stay for trips into Zion. We stayed one night in the Anniversary Suite and it was absolutely wonderful. There is a nice Jacuzzi bath in the room for a romantic evening. The bedroom was very well decorated and a high attention to detail and comfort. The bed was big and extremely comfortable and fun to get in and out of! The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome in the house. The pool is also nice to relax in during the hot part of the afternoon. Breakfast in the morning is great because you get vouchers to eat at a local restaurant of your choosing. We choose Oscars and the food there is excellent. The voucher is a nice idea because it allows guests to have breakfast whenever they feel like it.

We would highly recommend this B&B and definitely stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
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Address: 37 West Main Street, Rockville, UT 84763
Location: United States > Utah > Rockville
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Rockville
Number of rooms: 4
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