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“Almost Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Desert Thistle

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Desert Thistle
Ranked #1 of 4 Rockville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
laurent.vandenbulcke@skynet.be
2 reviews
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“Almost Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2007

Already on first acquaintance we were touched by the hospitality and warm-hearted hostess and host Mrs & Mr Maureen and Warner Edgel.
The bedroom was nice, clean and comfortable.
The bathroom was provided with delightful products.
The next morning we were pampered with a delicious breakfast.
Just impeccable
This is a place to visit again!
Laurent and Lut Van den Bulcke - Belgium.

  • Liked — Warm-hearted hostess and host
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Mashuri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2007

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Desert Thistle in early October and had a wonderful experience. After trying to book a place in Zion to no avail, we discovered this B&B in nearby Rockville (only 10 minutes away) and booked a room. To sum the experience up, we were very pleasantly surprised. The house was very clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. Maureen and Warner provided a very friendly, family-like environment and gave us great recommendations for local restaurants and sight-seeing. A word of note, we recommend bringing a couple of your favorite DVD's since every room has its own player and Zion's night life is, understandably, non-existent. All in all, it was the perfect place to retire to after a long day of hiking.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2007

Desert Thistle is a very comfortable B&B. The owners, Maureen and Warner are very friendly. The room we stayed in had a comfortable king bed, private bath, LCD TV with satellite and wireless for internet access. In the morning we were served a hearty breakfast and we got to meet the other guests. There is also a nice swimming pool in the back. Stayed one night and went to Zion the next day. Rockville is quiet and is about five minutes from Zion.
Will definitely stay at the Desert Thistle again.

  • Liked — Friendly, Comfortable
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank gone727
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Boise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2007

The Desert Thistle is a wonderful B&B located less than 5-10 minutes from the entrance to Zion. The house is kept very clean and the owners give you the option of having your room and bathroom cleaned everyday. The breakfast is great but doesn't change at all...so if you stay for a few nights, you might get a little bored. Nonetheless, it tastes fabulous. The best part about this B&B is the couple who runs it, Maureen and Warner. They are both so personable that the environment created at the Desert Thistle is extremely warm and inviting. We had such a great time and can't wait to return.

Boise, ID

  • Liked — Proximity to outdoor activities and couple who ran B&B
  • Disliked — Same breakfast everyday
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank rvsidaho
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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2007

Desert Thistle is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Zion National Park. Just a few minutes outside of Springdale, the location provides easy access to the park without the crowds of Springdale. The owners, Maureen and Warner, go out of their way to make guests feel comfortable in their lovely home. Rooms are spacious. Breakfasts are delicious. Free WiFi access is a plus.

  • Liked — Friendliness of hosts
  • Disliked — No issues
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank DHPColumbia_SC
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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2007

This is a lovely home in Rockville, close to Zion. We were desperate for a place when the rest of town was booked and we were not only accomodated with our daughter, but the owners went out of their way to make us comfortable. The home is lovely, our daughter loved the animals which were brought out after she asked to meet them. The pool is awesome, perfect after a HOT day in Zion! Breakfast was just fine, especially for $100 a night! We will be back!

  • Liked — The owners
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Thank Nelliebell
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NW Washington State
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2007

Lovely Scottish woman owner - very friendly and helpful - a real animal lover. Rooms clean and bed comfortable. Too much bric-a-brac in the rooms, she could clean out some of the "decorative" clutter. Couple seem new to the B&B business - could use a bit of variety for breakfast. One of the highlights was access to the new swimming pool - it was a hit on the 97 degree days.

  • Stayed May 2007
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Thank mayorchim
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Property: Desert Thistle
Address: 37 W Main St, Rockville, UT 84763-7739
Location: United States > Utah > Rockville
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Rockville
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Desert Thistle Rockville, Utah

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