On our way from Moab to Bryce Canyon we stayed 1 night in the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch, and we were glad to go the next morning !
First of all, it is located far from the main road, and was difficult to find because of a lack of illumination on the dirtroad in the evening.
I had made an advance reservation for a double room with private bath by email, but the girl who checked us in claimed to know nothing about it. So my husband and I were put in room nr 6 in the main lodge, which had 2 bunkbeds and a shared bathroom outside.
It was outrageous: the room was very small and dirty and the door could not be locked (there aren't any locks on any of the rooms in the main lodge). The door hung 5 cm above the floor, so the light from the hall shone brightly underneath. The window had no curtains and there was only a small lightbulb on the ceiling which gave insufficient light if you wanted to read. The beds had very flat pilows, crumpled sheets, very thin bedspreads and they squeeked. The walls were thin and you hear everything what went on in the other rooms.
The kitchen was absolutely dirty, although the guy who cooked did a fine job.
As there is absolutely nothing to do in the evening (no TV), you are supposed to socialize with the rest of the people in the common rooms. We were forced to listen to the noise of a couple of guests who were drunk and/or stoned and played awful music on their laptop till early in the morning and wouldn't shut up even when asked nicely.
So, AWFUL hotel, NOT worth the 80,60 Us dollar (incl. tax and excl. breakfast), only fit for hippies and horsebackriders who are not too picky.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch Hotel Boulder
- Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch Utah