Living green at Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast

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Are you looking for a unique-place-to-stay in Southern Utah? Do you want to experience living green in an off-the-grid bed and breakfast? A visit to Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast in southeastern Utah will satisfy your curiosity.

The introduction to peace, desert quiet and pure relaxation will keep you coming back for more. Alan and I can’t wait to return for a few more nights in one of our favorite Utah destinations.

Off-the-grid lodging in southern Utah at Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast
You’ll spend lots of time on the 75-ft. front porch during a stay at Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast.

When Alan and I stayed in the 1933-era ranch house, it was our first experience with living off the energy grid. The sturdy, stone home is solar and wind powered. Although a well exists on the property, water is hauled in by truck, but, owner, Gary Dorgan, is experimenting with water harvesting.

Bedroom at Valley of the Gods B&B, a romantic place to stay in southern Utah.
The sunroom off our bedroom was a lovely place to relax

Our accommodations in the main building included a private bath with unique stone shower plus a sunroom filled with houseplants. From the king-sized bed in our room, we woke up to views of Cedar Mesa. (Book your stay at Valley of the Gods here).

At breakfast, Alan and I sat around the large kitchen table watching Claire Dorgan prepare french toast topped with oats and stewed apples accompanied by thick slices of bacon. We shared our meal with guests from Ottawa, Corsica and Santa Fe.

With Gary and Claire’s easy banter melting away any language barriers, we were soon laughing our way through the meal. The couple has been entertaining guests at Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast for over 20 years.

Maybe next time we’ll get lucky enough to enjoy breakfast on the front porch with its peaceful view of Utah’s red rock country. Claire often servers her delicious breakfasts on the porch during good weather.

Boomer Travel Tip

We bring a Utah Road & Recreation Atlas on all of our Utah adventures.

Explore Valley of the Gods, a mini Monument Valley in southern Utah.
Valley of the Gods is a mini Monument Valley.

What is there to do at such a remote location? You name it. Southern Utah is filled with 350,000 acres of public land to explore and photograph.

Alan and I enjoyed seeing Valley of the Gods. We also drove the Monument Valley Scenic Drive and photographed the river curves at Goosenecks State Park.

You can also raft the San Juan River, explore Natural Bridges National Monument or visit national parks at Canyonlands and Arches.

Dinner requires a drive to Mexican Hat or Bluff, Utah.

Boomer Travel Tip

Check out our Utah Travel Planner before your trip to this iconic Western state.

The lovely fall view from Valley of the Gods B&B in southern Utah.
A lovely fall view from Valley of the Gods B&B.

Alan and I enjoyed relaxing in the comfy rocking chairs on Valley of the God Bed and Breakfast’s covered front porch, watching the sunset reflect on Monument Valley.

Next time, we’ll bring our own steak and cook it on the gas stove that sits at the end of the porch. Or, maybe we’ll get lucky, if Gary and Claire are cooking a roast in their solar-powered oven. They might share.


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