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Desert Thistle
Ranked #1 of 4 Rockville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed for unfortunately just one night - even then it felt like home. Maureen and Warner are the nicest hosts you could wish for in a B&B. We got a free upgrade to the Emerald room, which was nicely decorated and really comfortable.

The location in Rockville is great, just a few minutes drive from the park entrance.

The B&B gives you breakfast vouchers for a restaurant in Springdale (Wildcat Willie's) - we liked the breakfast there a lot (although we usually really like B&Bs because you meet the hosts and other guests over breakfast, Maureen explained that many guests wanted to leave early in the morning for the park, so offering breakfast for everyone at the same time was getting harder and harder until they decided to try the vouchers).

We didn't use the pool, but hung around a bit in the large living room area - it's all free to use, so you feel really like at home.

Zion NP is just stunning and offers so many things to do - don't skip this if you're in the area.

We would definitely stay here again if we came back. Thanks Maureen and Warner for being such great hosts.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in the Anniversary Suite. Everything was lavish and comfortable, with a nice jet tub. Didn't have a chance to use the pool but it looked nice. They don't actually do breakfast and we failed to use the vouchers they gave us, but that wasn't a problem. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We picked our hike partly on their recommendation (Observation Point vs. Angel's Landing) and it was awesome.

It's only a short drive to Zion NP; there are shuttles but they don't come quite this far out. Still, we didn't have an issue with parking, and didn't feel as though staying outside the park was a bad choice.

Room Tip: The Anniversary Suite overlooks the pool but that didn't bother us as it was quiet while we were...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Very comfortable, close to Zion and very quiet. Maureen and Warner are lovely people and make you feel right at home. They are very accommodating and will provide great suggestions for almost anything you would like to do. They have a very refreshing pool that is marvelous at the end of the day! We had a fridge in our room, and had the opportunity to keep snacks to have by the pool as we needed, as well as items for our hiking during the day. It was just like being at home, We met several other guests during our 4 night stay which also was a great part of our experience there.
We can't wait to go back for a visit!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Unfortunately we had only one night at the Desert Thistle, but it was a great stay. It's one large house - clean and comfy, our room has a large bed, TV, private bath, and small frig. The breakfast portion of the B&B is actually a coupon for one of the restaurants in town, we elected to have Oscar's (not on coupon - and it was fantastic as well). More importantly, Rockville is close enough to Zion to see the park and be quiet and relaxing. We'd stay at the Desert Thistle again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

The Desert Thistle is a lovely B&B. We stayed in the King Canyon suite and it was clean and beautifully decorated. The hosts, Maureen and Werner, could not have been friendlier. The location is about 15 minutes from the Zion National Park entrance. After a hot day of hiking, it was so relaxing to come back and enjoy a swim in the pool, surrrounded by pretty grounds and a view of the stunning red rocks.
We would definitely book another stay here. Enjoy!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Desert Thistle during our visit to Zion National Park. The room was clean and comfy, but the best part of this place are the B&B owners. Maureen and Warner are the nicest B&B owners that we have ever met. They really made us feel at home, letting us use their microwave and helping ourselves to ice in the freezer and their water cooler. It was like we were staying at our relative's home instead of a stranger's house. The breakfast voucher's are to Oscar's and Wildcat Willie's in Springdale which had great food and huge portions. We ended up saving our leftovers for lunch.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CarolineTCA
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

We stayed in the bedroom with a queen bed. We found the place very homely as expected for a bed and breakfast. Very friendly hosts Marleen and Warner made a great effort to make you feel at home, offering tea extra. The breakfast was given in coupons, at Oscars in Springdale only 1-2 mins drive. You could choose a drink and anything on menu. The breakfast was excellent, with a very wide range of food, full breakfast and continental. It has a great view of the mountains at the back where the swimming is. We would recommend this location to a family and friends because we love a family run bed and breakfast with hosts that care.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Emily J
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Additional Information about Desert Thistle

Address: 37 W Main St, Rockville, UT 84763-7739
Location: United States > Utah > Rockville
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Rockville
Number of rooms: 4
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Desert Thistle Rockville, Utah

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