The Inn is located on the outskirts of Tropic, in beautiful surroundings. We stayed for two nights the 2nd week in April, in the Cedar Room. Located just off the foyer on the inn’s main floor, this wonderful room has large windows on two sides, looking out to cliffs at the edge of Bryce Canyon National Park in one direction. In the other direction, one looks through the room’s private covered deck to a valley and hills beyond. The décor features restrained shades of cream, taupe and brown, and includes an excellent king-sized bed, comfortable two person couch and a small table with two café-style chairs. A minor detraction: the wall-mounted TV is not viewable from the couch. A marvelous antique rotary dial telephone and an old-style radio concealing modern electronics are very nice touches.
The bathroom is enormous and very well-equipped, with a spectacular Jacuzzi/sloping tub (perfect contours for reclining), separate shower, separate toilet room and double sinks with lots of counter and drawer space. The tub area has windows at the side and back, with shades that can be lowered from either top or bottom – nice for privacy without sacrificing light. Oversized, soft bath sheets are provided, in addition to a full set of other towels. Beyond the bathroom is a huge walk-in closet, with built-in shelving and lots of hanging space – the closet is really the size of a small bedroom. There is also a small refrigerator in the closet.
Next door to the Cedar Room and sharing its short hallway, is a smaller companion room with a standard bath and small closet; when booked with the Cedar Room, this would nicely accommodate a family.
Mike and Dixie provide outstanding multi-course breakfasts, efficiently served and accompanied by Mike’s recitation of cowboy poetry (think Baxter Black-style) and historical information about the area. Tables for six provide the opportunity to meet and learn from other guests about their experiences in the Park, which was really helpful. A sample breakfast menu: juice and a fresh berry/granola/yogurt parfait, followed by scrambled eggs with herbs and cheese, followed by French toast with maple/cranberry syrup and whole, cooked cranberries.
We felt that only one thing was missing: no coffee is available except in the early morning before breakfast. Given that no coffee service is provided in the room, coffee would have been very welcome during check-in hours, which are 3 to 8PM.