This place was recommended to us by a Boulder resident--we were originally planning to stay in another location to visit the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We were really glad we took our friend's advice. The Lodge was a real treat for us. We had a deluxe--i.e., huge--room since that was the only thing available to us. It is very nicely appointed with good furniture and the views are great. Ours looked out on a wetland. There is interesting literature and information about the area in the room. There's a hot tub, which we didn't try. The location couldn't have been better. Boulder is a collection of a few buildings and residences, including two restaurants. It's at the northwest end of the Monument, but a beautiful location. The ride between Escalante and Boulder on Rte. 12 is spectacular. So both the location and the lodging were perfect.
One of the best things about the Lodge is the restaurant on the grounds, Hell's Backbone Grill. It's a little pricey for eating out regularly, but we couldn't resist. While we were told the other restaurant in town is good, too, and a little more down home from what I gather, we couldn't resist returning to Hell's Backbone for well-cooked meals with produce from their garden, local meats, etc.. If you plan to arrive at dinner time during a busy season, the Lodge will make reservations for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boulder Mountain Lodge is located in the middle of Utah’s scenic red rock canyon country. This nationally recognized luxury lodge provides everything for a fabulous getaway - spacious rooms, intimate ambiance, unparalleled views, fine dining, and an impressive array of services and amenities. There is not a better setting for your family vacation, meeting, reunion, or romantic getaway. The Lodge is the home of the award winning Hell's Backbone Grill. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Boulder Mountain Hotel Boulder
- Boulder Mountain Lodge Utah