If heaven were a B&B ... A review of Stone Canyon Inn
My partner and I recently spent just one night here, and how we wish we had been able to spend more. After having passed through a few tiny towns in Utah that made us want to press more firmly on the accelerator of our rental SUV, we were a little afraid as we approached Tropic after a day of hiking at Bryce Canyon. Access to the Stone Canyon Inn is via a dirt road, surrounded by absolutely nothing. It was hard to believe there'd even be a B&B out here. But then the inn came into view, and we knew our fears were unfounded. The inn itself is a magnificent stone and post-and-beam construction, surrounded by wilderness that I believe is part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The owner, and designer of the inn, Dixie, showed us to our room, and we hope we didn't look too much like hicks as our jaws dropped at the sight. The Ivy room was the most spacious and elegant room we've ever stayed in. A whirlpool tub with a window looking out onto a beautiful butte was the centerpiece of a bathroom that was bigger than some other motel and B&B rooms we've stayed in. This also has to be the quietest inn we've ever stayed at: although it was full the night of our stay, we didn't hear a sound and could have easily thought we had the place to ourselves. Even though we weren't able to stay for long, having to set out for Moab the next day, we think this would be a prime spot from which to explore Bryce and some of the other unkown hikes and bike rides nearby. Our one and only breakfast here was superb. The only downside we can think of is that if fine dining is an important part of your travel experience, the town of Tropic doesn't offer much. Still, with the Stone Canyon Inn to lay your head down at night, who cares!