After a long drive back from Colorado on our “Road Trip to the Rockies” (CLICK HERE to read the article), we finally arrived in Springdale Utah, at our hotel – Desert Pearl Inn. The desk clerk who checked us in gave us a map of our hotel suite’s location along with a list of local eateries. She shared with us the location of the pool, hot tub and guest laundry, and explained how to use the private jacuzzi tub in our master bathroom.

Main Living Space with a double balcony; Photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG

We opted to utilize the tub, and it worked great! It was an extra special benefit to have an in-room jacuzzi. My husband and I both enjoyed the stimulating jets after our long day of driving. We had a late start due to car trouble, so this was especially appreciated.

The River’s Edge Suite 

The suite was spectacular. It was expansive with a large sitting room, full kitchen, spacious bedroom and two luxurious bathrooms. This was another plus for a couple. Both imbued an upscale tranquil vibe.

Kitchen; photo by Richard Bilow; courtesy of ETG

Kitchen Etc.

The kitchen was wonderful. I made use of both the freezer and the refrigerator. On the counter, I was happy to see a coffee maker (with a basket of coffee, teas and cocoa) along with a toaster oven, cooktop and microwave. Glasses, cups, dishes, pans, silverware and more were all available. One drawer offered every type of gadget you could need – a pizza cutter, wine opener, etc. Standing in the kitchen, you could see the comfortable living area. Beyond that were beautiful trees, ever so slightly blowing in the wind, set against the quintessential Zion red rock cliffs just outside the balcony. It was a much needed peaceful respite.

The Master Bathroom; photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG

Master Bath & Jacuzzi

After enjoying the bamboo shampoo and conditioner in my soothing bath, I relaxed on the couch and perused a beautiful book left for guests on the coffee table. Highlighting the stunning views of Zion National Park, the book explained the origin, evolution and formation of the beautiful red rock cliffs in the area.

The Bedroom

Now let’s talk about the bed – aah it was so comfortable. The pillows were amazingly soft – fluffy yet they had give. I usually travel with my own pillow…just in case. I did not even need to take out my pillow. I slept like a baby.

The Bedroom (with balcony); photo by Richard Bilow; courtesy of ETG

Zion & River View

The next morning my husband made coffee, and we sat outside on the balcony sipping the strong brew.

In addition to the balcony mentioned above (off the living space), there was a second balcony with an entry door from the adjacent bedroom. These two covered balconies were connected and featured Adirondack chairs along with a table, a great place for an outdoor meal.

Balcony; Photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG

The river ran through the backside of the property, just below the balconies. As I lay back in one of the lounge recliners, I watched and listened to the birds waking up. The soothing sounds of flowing water and birds chirping was so relaxing. I wished I could stay longer, but LA was waiting for us.

I could not help but think that Desert Pearl Inn with its close proximity to Zion National Park would be a fantastic destination point for small groups, plein air painting retreats and photo workshops. It is an inspirational place to be…perfect for all creative types.

Front of Hotel; Photo by Richard Bilow; courtesy of ETG

We headed out and said goodbye to Desert Pearl Inn, with one more stop to see the glory of Zion National Park. Desert Pearl Inn, 707 Zion Park Blvd. Springdale, UT 84767; https://www.desertpearl.com


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