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Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

3621 Hells Backbone Road, Boulder, UT 84716
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The Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch is located off the famous Highway 12 on Hell's Backbone Road between Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon. We are a rustic and quaint lodge with cabins and luxury camping available as well. We have an onsite restaurant called the Sweetwater Kitchen, named after the lovely creek that runs through our property. Hell's Last Outpost is our general store where you can enjoy a cold beverage, trail maps, and art from local artists. We have an onsite hike to a beautiful waterfall where you can enjoy a nice picnic lunch from the Sweetwater Kitchen. All of our rooms are unique to themselves, displaying art of the local canyon country. Take a walk through our garden where you will see your dinner growing for that evening and enjoy a nice hot shower in our living solar shower made from growing willows. Don't forget to call ahead for guide outfitting and horseback riding!
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Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Horseback riding
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
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Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Private bathrooms
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Annie U wrote a review Aug 2020
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I saw someone write that this is a "Subaru /Birkenstock" kind of place, and I guess it is! We have a Subie, but don't wear Birkenstocks. We were there to hike in Escalante for 3 days and 4 nights and found this location to be PERFECT. There are really one 2 restaurants nearby--here and in the nearby town of Boulder. Both are good, the one in Boulder is superb. We were here when a fire broke out near our home in Colorado and needed to use our phones. But there's no cellular coverage. Wifi is VERY spotty and weak, so we had to rely on the office being open (only 3-8pm) to be able to communicate to find out about the fire and the pre-evac of our home!! This ranch is in the middle of nowhere, so be very aware of that.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Pairadocs wrote a review Oct 2019
San Francisco, California5 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here 1 night on our way between Capitol Reef National Park and Escalante. We were in Cabin 1 which was a wonderful fully equipped 2 bedroom cabin with full kitchen. Usually cabins require 2 night stay but only 1 night was available so they made an exception. The ranch is off the beaten path about 5-6 miles outside of the town of Boulder on Hell’s Back Road. Very remote—no cell signal and WiFi is dial up and available only in the main building. The front porch was lovely. It had a rocking chair which was a perfect place to see the stars at night. We didn’t eat at the restaurant because we had reservations at Hell’s Backbone Grill —which is a peak dining experience. But the breakfast was wonderful. In a picnic basket that you pick up from the main building. Great granola, muffins, apples and boiled eggs. The staff was great. We wanted to do the Lower Calf Creek Falls hike (another peak experience) but didn’t want to have all of our stuff in the car parked at the trailhead. So we stopped by on our way from Torrey to drop off our luggage. The office closes between 11am (checkout) to 3pm (check in). But one of the staff that works in the garden let us into our cabin so we could drop off our things before check-in. It made us feel much better about parking while we did the hike. Of note, you have to pack out your own trash.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jan wrote a review Sep 2019
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We were traveling from Bryce National Park to Capitol Reef National Park and had the pleasure of staying at the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. We arrived late afternoon and had a wonderful dinner at the Sweetwater Kitchen located at the ranch. Our rooms at the lodge were clean and comfortable, and the staff very pleasant. If you are looking for a rustic, peaceful stay with lovely picturesque views, try the the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Mel S wrote a review Aug 2019
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The property offers multiple levels of room accommodations. We stayed in the Cowboy Tent which is a canvas "glamping" set up. Amenities: - Bunk bed - Double (maybe queen?) bed - Mini fridge - Small electric heater - Towels/toiletries/etc What we loved: - The property is beautiful! We woke up to a sunrise on the mountains and enjoyed a beer looking at the stars before going to bed at night. - The complimentary breakfast was ADORABLE. It is packed up "picnic" style, with a muffin, some granola, fruit, and hard boiled eggs. Fresh coffee was available if you stayed in the lodge to eat. There is a balcony overlooking the landscape where you can sit and enjoy your breakfast. - The solar shower allows you to maintain the "rustic" feel of being in the outdoors, but still allowed us to be well-groomed for the wedding we were attending. - Bathrooms on site are "indoor" (though not "in-tent") which is a nice mid-way between camping and a hotel stay. - Dog friendly! We love our little fur nugget and were so glad to be able to bring him along! - Quiet, isolated, serene feel. Things we didn't mind, but some might: - There is no cell service here and only moderate wifi in the lodge. We loved it, and were looking for a break from screens, but if that's not your jam, you might want to vacation in a different town. - It is a SOLAR shower, which means hot water isn't on-demand. We spent our days hiking and felt the shower was perfect. We also loved the outdoor aspect. But this might not be for everyone. Overall, we didn't have a single complaint about our stay here. Everything was lovely and exceeded expectations for such a remote location.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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dave u wrote a review Jul 2019
Rancho Palos Verdes, California24 contributions12 helpful votes
Purely a review. It isn't a resort. Or even a hotel in most peoples image of a hotel. But we also enjoyed it. But I'm not a snob and love new experiences. However, if you are a cruise ship vacationing family or a Hilton loving person; this summer camp, slightly hippy , suburu drivers type retreat might be something you weren't expecting. It is a super groovy place, and the Birkenstock crowd was in 7th heaven. The staff were young , happy and helpful. The restaurant was 100% on point. Healthy , non GMO, vegetarian options etc. I had the burger. Nailed it. Awesome. Son had trout. Local pink meat salmon tasting. He fell in love with it. Wife loved her Salad. Breakfast Actually put a smile on all our faces. A picnic basket w plenty of healthy snacks, to start your hiking day off correctly. Speaking of, Lower Calf Creek falls is fantastic. Bathing suit! Bring it. 5 mile hike. Definitely worth it. Nitpicking is stupid. It has no competition. It's at the top of Grand Staircase w beaver dams and Teepees. Bring foodstuffs if you are staying more than one night. Store is 6 miles away except for drinks sold there.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Anasazi Indian Village State Park (4.5 miles), The Hogback (4.8 miles), and McGath's Lake Trail (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of the mountains, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm, THE BURR TRAIL GRILL, and Magnolia's Street Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Anasazi Indian Village State Park (4.5 miles).
Does Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.