For visitors to southwestern Utah one of the must see scenic drives is Scenic Byway 12, a nationally recognized byway and rated as one of the top scenic drives in America. With Bryce Canyon National Park on one end, Capitol Reef National Park on the other, and with three state parks and a national monument along the way, this route is downright unforgettable. Central to this thoroughfare is the quaint and historic pioneer town of Escalante, and five miles west of town is a destination we think you’ll highly enjoy.
Joette Marie Rex, welcomes guests from around the world to her boutique inn, the Slot Canyons Inn. For the past 15 years the inn has been home base for visitors wanting to explore the dramatic scenery of the surrounding area. Bob and I recently spent some time with Joette Marie and you can view our short discussion with her in the video (next). Bob and I both intend to return and visit Joette Marie very soon with our wives (Denise, and Susan), and Bob is anxious to bring some of the future groups that he guides to stay here. (SlotCanyonsInn.com)
Lodging Style: Joette created her inn with a southwest Pueblo style architecture. As a result the colors and style of the Inn match well with the surrounding terrain and massive rock hillside that is the backdrop to her land. The Inn offers eight single king and queen rooms, along with two, 2-room suites that each sleep six people, and she also has completely dismantled and rebuilt a historic cabin that sleeps eight. The cabin was once owned by the famous “Miss Kitty” from the highly successful television western series Gunsmoke. The rooms are each uniquely styled and decorated, and returning guest have their favorite rooms. Ask Joette which she might recommend for you.
Breakfast and Dinner: In recent years the North Creek Grill has been operating on the property of the Slot Canyons Inn. This restaurant offers brick oven fired pizza, grilled steaks, and other delectables in an outdoor dining environment. Dining services are available from April to October. For breakfast Joette Marie offers guests delicious options with in-house prepared home-made breads, jams, quiches, granola, and breakfast casseroles. We tried her omelet, muffins, and fruit and found it all delicious.
All things considered this is a getaway that will rival, if not surpass, some of your best prior experiences, and we highly recommend that you make plans soon to visit Joette Marie and to stay at the Slot Canyons Inn.