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PERMITTED CONTENT – Beat the heat – and the crowds – this summer with an unforgettable getaway to Ruby’s Inn. It’s only a few hours away from the desert heat of southwestern Utah, but it looks and feels like you’re in a different world.
A stone’s throw from Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn provides comfortable accommodations and resources to explore one of the jewels of Utah’s public lands. What started as a modest hut more than a century ago has become an international tourist attraction with an RV park and campsite, three restaurants, a service station, a shared shop and many other amenities.
“If you’ve never been to Bryce Canyon, find an excuse to come here,” said general manager Lance Siret.
Summer is the perfect time of year to stay at Ruby’s Inn. Spring crowds have thinned out, and daily maxims rarely exceed 85 degrees. Tourists will enjoy exploring miles of beautiful trails in Bryce Canyon. And there’s no shortage of breathtaking views of the Canyon 2 Canyon Trail, a 17-kilometer paved bike path that stretches from Inspiration Point in the park to Red Canyon.
The Ruby’s Inn offers activities for the whole family, including bicycle rental, guided ATV tours, cart rides and horse riding. There are also exciting virtual reality tours and scenic airplane or helicopter flights over the park and surrounding attractions. Bryce Canyon, certified as the International Dark Sky Park in 2019, hosts various astronomy and star observation training programs.
Admire the skills of local cowboys during the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo Rodeo four nights a week. Enjoy home cooking and live country music performed by Bryce Canyon Wranglers in Ebenezer barn and grill.
In addition to their world-famous show “A Song Like Me”, Ebenezer’s have a new evening production called “Timeless”. So even if you’ve already watched the old show, you have an excuse to go back and see the other one. And if that’s not enough to get you there, check out special events like North and South featuring Anna Wilson and Monte Powell or the Nashville Stars series, which includes country artists such as Due West. See the Ebenezer website for more information and display dates.
“We are one of the few places in Utah where there is Branson /Nashville“Quality style entertainment every night,” Siret said.
If you are looking for an escape spot that is nearby so you can save on gas, Ruby’s Inn offers unbeatable prices for reservations throughout the summer. Stay two or more nights and get a 20% discount per night from now until August 31st. Prices per night include a hot breakfast each morning.
More than traditional hotel rooms, the property offers a wide variety of accommodations, including country cabins, tents and RV camping and other unique opportunities. Hungry adventurers will find plenty of food options ranging from burgers and pizza at Canyon Diner to a hearty homemade dinner at Cowboy’s Buffet & Steak Room. Whether guests are booking a weekend getaway, a quick day trip or a special evening, Ruby’s Inn welcomes everyone with old-fashioned hospitality.
“Ruby’s is at one counter,” Siret said. “Whether you have someone who wants to sleep in a tent, or someone who prefers the luxury of the Bryce Canyon Grand, this is a meeting place for all these people.”
Since 1916, the Siret family has made it easy for visitors from all over the world to experience the epic scenery of the Bryce Canyon area. Accommodation options at Ruby’s Inn cater to travelers on any budget, not to mention the added value of retail, restaurants and unique family entertainment.
The success of Ruby’s Inn has contributed directly to the popularity of Bryce Canyon and the growing tourism industry in the area. Today, the restaurant is among the largest employers in Garfield County and one of the main accommodation operations between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.
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