• The Lodge at Bryce Canyon (Bryce Canyon National Park; tel. 435/834-8700): This handsome sandstone and ponderosa pine lodge is the perfect place to stay while visiting the park. Opened in 1924, it has all the atmosphere of the 1920s, but it also has most of the modern conveniences people expect today. Especially recommended are its delightful cabins, which have been authentically restored and contain gas-burning stone fireplaces. Those wanting a bit more elegance will enjoy one of the lodge's suites, which are decorated with white wicker furnishings and have ceiling fans and separate sitting areas.
  • Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn (near Bryce Canyon National Park; tel. 866/866-6616 or 435/834-5341): The motel rooms here are fine -- clean and well maintained, with color TVs, telephones, and air-conditioning -- but the real reason to stay here is the location, just outside the park entrance. Numerous amenities are offered, from swimming pools and restaurants to shuttle service. This place has an incredible tour desk to book activities.
  • Stone Canyon Inn (near Bryce Canyon National Park; tel. 866/489-4680): Quiet seclusion, loads of charm, and absolutely splendid views are only three of the reasons we highly recommend this inn -- it is also very upscale and the place to come to be pampered. Each of the six guest rooms is unique, with queen- or king-size beds, handsome wood furnishings, and a classic Western look. The luxurious cottages each have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a gas fireplace, full kitchen, and a private deck with a hot tub.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.