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Zion - Is a Hebrew word meaning 'A place of peace and relaxation' Given to it by Mormon Pioneers in the 1860's. With soaring red and white cliffs it is seen from the Valley floor, unlike Bryce which is viewed looking down, everything in Zion is seen looking up. The Canyon follows the Virgin River and the lush vegetation and its lower elevation …
Sunny, around 100F (38C), very pleasant evening temp. Driving through a canyon from Las Vegas to Zion the temp peaked at 117F (47C) and they were doing roadworks!
As we drove the 2.5 hrs to Zion we were amazed at the varying rocky landscapes we drove through.Initially, after leaving Vegas suburbs, which were very desolate with limited vegetation.
There were a few small & large towns on the way. They seem to like building homes right ...
... by the outfitters to get gear for The Narrows Day hike we have planned for the day. The Narrows is a hike that follows the Virgin River; our plan is to hike it from the bottom up. The most interesting part is that the trail for the most part IS the river. So we all get fitted for special canyoneering shoes that are supposed to help us hike on the submerged bowling ball sized rocks.
We take the ~40min shuttle bus ride to ...
... places so far in the US and was just breathe taking, the
only issue was the wind was trying to blow you off the cliff. Here I met Brittney,
Kelsey from Salt Lake City and Matt from Idaho, who I then walked down from
Angels Landing with, they were on a roadtrip and were great company back down
to the bottom. They were heading to Moab but I decided to stay as I wanted to
explore Zion some more and also had Bryce and Capitol Reef to do before Moab,
... We had an easy day… yet were both pooped from the high altitude…
Day 4 ~ More of Zion National Park….
We need to share our feelings for the loss of our ridding buddy… Jim S… Jim and his wife Claire made trips with us over maybe 25 years… we’d take 3-5 weeks in the summer for motorcycle trips across this great country… We traveled on Goldwings, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBumbleberry Inn Springdale
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bumbleberry Inn Springdale
Beware of Bugs!
Well, I picked this place because of the reviews on trip advisor, I wish I had been a bit more careful when reading other's reviews. The good points.. walking distance to shopping, dinning and laundry, but so are other lodgings in Springdale. Room was large but it had BUGS. Actually the property owners are aware of this. We went to bed about 10 PM. As we were turning out the lights we saw gnats swarming on the ceiling and around the room! I can't believe we didn't see them earlier. We called to the front desk, they close after 10 PM!! Thank goodness there was an emergency # to call. They were very pleasant and informed us that the bugs are called elm gnats and promptly moved us to another room. No bugs there.. but only one room away, I couldn't get the bugs off my mind. I feel if you are a property owner you need to FIX this problem, not just be aware of it and move people if they complain. There were other reasonably priced locations in Springdale. I will choose another place on my next trip to Zion..which, by the way, is beautiful.
Do not recommend staying at the Bumbleberry Inn
My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Bumbleberry Inn last month and could not wait to leave! What a shame too because the surroundings are BEAUTIFUL, but the motel was a dive.
It's very deceiving too because the lobby looks nice, but once you get in the back where the two buildings are, it's a total different story.
We were on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator, which made hauling up our luggage a little difficult since we both have bad backs.
The bed made our backs ache even more! Old mattresses that should have been pitched about 10 years ago!
The room was nasty. So much that I did not even want to take my shoes off to walk across the carpet.
We also did not have a screen door on our patio door, so we had to leave the older than dirt loud A/C on all night instead of taking in the fresh air, but at the same time if we would have had the screen door we would have been woken up at the crack of dawn by the roosters behind the motel.
All and all, it reminded me of a run down apartment complex in the ghetto with all of the shingles on the rooftop peeling off.
The only nice thing about this place was the view of the mountains, which in our case was obstructed by the other building.
I would definitely reconsider staying here. Sure, the price may be right, but for an extra $20 bucks I would much rather stay down the street.
As for the restaurant, the food was good but the service was bad - I think they only have 1 waitress working there and like all the restaurants there WAY OVER PRICED!
Great value,and good,quiet location.
great location ,good price,very close to many restarunts. nice mountain view from the balcony. it is set back far away from the street so it is very quiet. it is very close to the gate of the park.
Decent stay at the Bumbleberry
This hotel was decent. The room was very spacious and clean although it could use a fresh coat of paint and the toilet seat was in terrible shape. Was disappointed to not have a balcony room but there was a nice little patio and beautiful views of the mountains. The pool does close at 9pm which is a little early. It is within walking distance to a lot of shops and dining. The shuttle to Zion is right out front. The room rates are very reasonable.
Lovely place with a stunning view
In September 2003 we stayed for 2 nights in the Bumbleberry Inn. Just by chance, we liked the look of it when passing it on the road. We were pleasantly surprised by the large, clean and quiet room with balcony.
The view of the mountains was simply breathtaking. The breakfast menu showed several bumbleberry dishes, which we enjoyed. We can recommend this friendly hotel to anyone.
We had a wonderful stay!! The rooms were Clean and the people who works there was very helpful. They are quite and the views are wonderful.
A restfull place
I have been coming to Zion National Park for years now. Bumbleberry Inn is my choice of motels. It is quiet, clean and comfortable. I enjoy sitting out on the balconies and watching the beautiful sunsets against the mountains of Zion. There is plenty of room to move around and since it sits back of the highway it is very quiet. The pool is large and refreshing, especially after a long hike. I highly reccomend the Bumbleberry Motel.
Convenient location, decent room
I stayed here for 6 nights in June 2003. The room was average, nothing fancy. I was in the back building which appeared to be a no-smoking building and maybe newer than the other building. My room had a great view of a mountain. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, a little grocery store and laundry, and the town shuttle stop is right there. The worst thing was that the office closes for about 12 hours every night. One night I locked myself out of my room and had to wait nearly an hour for someone to show up with a key.
the hotel has bugs almost everywhere.you don't get a nice view of the canyon.the pool is dirty.the sprinklers are on all night.there is no micorwave or frigartor in the room.DO NOT COME HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bad impression in Utah
In May 2003, we stayed at the Bumbleberry for one night. Our room had an unpleasant odor of stale smoke and pets. There were hairs on the bathroom floor and it was not clean. The carpet, which was filthy, had not been vacuumed. The pool and hot tub closed before 9 PM at which time the entire motel closed. That is, all employess left. There was no one in attendance. Keys for late arrivals were taped to the front door. There was no tissue in our room. In addition the hotel was noisy and immediately upon entering there was a bad odor.