My boyfriend and I just returned from a 5-night stay at the Under the Eaves B&B. This bed and breakfast fit our needs as we were looking for an at-home experience at an affordable rate. After researching the other well-rated B&Bs in the area, Under the Eaves is certainly the most affordable.
We booked room #1. Though the size was small - just large enough to fit a full-size bed, two bedside tables, and a small desk-chair, the room was comfortable. The bed was comfy (esp after 2 nights of camping!), clean, topped with very cozy sheets, and there were a couple options for pillow firmness available. Two windows provided access to light and fresh air. A small but very powerful ceiling fan was excellent at cooling the room. The restroom was clean, of medium size, with full shower, toilet, and sink area. Towels were pristine white and fluffy. Their website has accurate photos of all the rooms. The con of Room #1 is that the stairs to the room on the top floor go directly above the room, and so you hear people walking up and down the stairs in the morning. This noise did not disturb our rest and was easily blocked out by earplugs when we wanted to sleep in, and other days we were up at the same time getting ready for the day's hiking anyways.
In order to conserve resources, your sheets and towels are changed upon request only. You also can request your bed to be made, trash taken out, etc. I personally agree with the way this B&B is run (who needs sheets changed daily?) On the days I had a request, I didn't mind taking 30 seconds out of my morning to ask to have my bath towels changed.
The best part of this B&B is the at-home feel. There is a porch with an excellent view of the canyon, where sunset paints the canyon in the warmest colors. There are also several hummingbird feeders that provide food for several local hummingbirds and provide guests with an up close view of the birds. There is a spacious backyard with a hammock, a thick padding of green grass, a couples swing, a chaise lounge, a table with chairs, and other such nooks and crannies for reading/napping. The living room is a comfortable place to do some reading/journaling and is complete with a bookcase stocked with reading material, a comfy couch, two rocking chairs, and large windows facing the canyon. A keurig and hot water pot provide access to coffee/tea/hot chocolate. And there is a dining room that guests may use. There is access to a fridge/freezer as well. Residents have access to the living room/dining room from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mark and Joe are also invaluable and have many insider secrets/suggestions for the area. They make themselves easily reachable if not physically at the B&B. They are friendly but do not encroach on your vacation. Their dog Bella is also sweet if a bit aloof.
Location is perfect with the local grocery store (though pricey - if you are driving in I suggest you buy your non-perishables in Las Vegas, St. George, or Hurricane) just across the street. For a ride into the park the Springdale shuttle stop is nearby. For breakfast, you get a voucher for anything off the menu plus tea/coffee at Oscar's Cafe, which is a very short walk away and has a great selection of tasty breakfast items.
Overall, I would definitely stay in this B&B again. If you can afford it, I would suggest one of the cottages in the back, which are more private, or the large room on the top floor. Keep in mind that the rooms in the house are very comfortable but the location is such that daily noise of guests walking through the halls cannot be avoided. This was not an issue for us but guests should be made aware.
The hike to Observation Point and the non-technical Subway route, which requires a permit, are highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Springdale’s oldest Inn: Relaxing gardens, Spectacular views. Seven rooms; private baths, eclectic mix of art/antiques. Centrally located to restaurants, shops and Zion Canyon. Breakfast included. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Under The Eaves Hotel Springdale
- Under The Eaves Springdale, Utah