Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast
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On leaving Cortez, we drove along the McElmo Canyon, where we found Sutcliffe Vineyards. We met Joe the winemaker, and David the nephew of the owner who told us about the winery and how the canyon has been used for growing produce since the Navajo grew peach trees there. He let us sample a couple of wines ... only a sip of each as it was barely …
... hotel, we picked up some McDonald’s for Mac, knowing that he may not like the hotel food.
When we were in Monument Valley in 2002, we had stayed at Gouldings Lodge as there were no other accommodations around. Since then, a new lodge has opened right on Navajo property with spectacular views of Monument Valley, and Mark booked a valley-view room with a balcony for the night. We can’t tell you how stunning this view ...
... the hike by 9:30AM but it was already very hot. Maybe in the 90s. We were all tired and hot and decided to go to breakfast in the Navajo visitor center. The views from the restaurant were magnificent and everyone enjoyed a big buffet style breakfast. We then perused the local museum which explained a good deal about tribal organization, laws, territories, and history. Some interesting and sobering facts about life on the reservation: 1) about 85% of the Navajo can speak the ...
... didn’t. We were all in agreement that tomorrow morning we would collect the camping permits, so both groups can camp at the bottom of the canyon tomorrow night after an 11 mile hike down. Have a few hours rest under the stars before beginning another 11 mile hike back up to the top at 3.30am. We then ended the evening with a few games of pool before returning to the bus at 10.30pm to board for the night drive. We then drove all through the night to The Grand ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsValley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast Mexican Hat
We were welcomed by Gary and Claire into their home. Our room was very comfortable and had a great view, even a little sun room, and chairs out on the verandah. The view during sunrise and sunset as the light plays in the valley is wonderful and the stars plentiful, but a bit chilly to stargaze. Breakfast was served at 8.00 for all guests, each day different and both very tasty and it was interesting chatting with fellow travellers. Possibly a slight disadvantage is the 10 mile drive to the San Juan Inn where food was dull, but maybe that's the trade-off for a secluded location beside a very small town with only a couple of eating choices.
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