Sandstone Inn & Restaurant is a traveler's complete destination property. Perched atop one of the plateaus of Boulder and Thousand Lake Mountain, which spreads over 12,000 feet, the 360 degrees of unique views creates a serene, private, and reclusive atmosphere.
Known as the "Gateway to Capitol Reef National Park", it is a hub to Utah's National Parks. The property is also conveniently centrally located midway between Arches National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park. Highways 12 and 24, which lead to Bryce Canyon and Arches, respectively, are both scenic byways that provide incredible views of awe-inspiring landscapes. Designated an "All-American Road" by the Federal Highway Administration, Scenic Byway 12 consistently ranks among North America's top scenic drives.
The award winning grounds include a glass-enclosed swimming pool and hot tub with the same unmatchable views. There is so much to do; you just might find yourself planning your next trip before this one is over. Take a scenic auto tour of Highway 24 through the heart of Capital National Park, stopping to view the Fremont Indian rock art just east of the visitor center. Are you ready to challenge yourself? Mountain bike the 4X4 loop through Cathedral Valley or the South Draw to Tantalus Flats up Boulder Mountain Road. Get your hiking shoes ready for the more difficult walking trails on Navajo Knobs, Cassidy Arch through Frying Pan Trail or the Upper Muley Twist. Try rock climbing, one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., on Wingate Cliff where natural fracturing has created many climbable crack systems.
Take a Zion National Park guided horseback ride or an ATV adventure through some of the most scenic red rock landscapes anywhere. Then gear up to take a river raft trip, ride the aerial tram, or tour the local wineries at Canyonlands National Park.
For a lighter outdoor activity, enjoy the small-town Western atmosphere in communities just outside Capitol Reef National Park. While on Scenic Byway 12, stop into Red Canyon for a quick photo shoot, attend the Bryce Canyon rodeo or enjoy a cookout.
The kids might enjoy exploring Spooky Gulch Narrows, Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyons and seeing dinosaur tracks at Bryce Canyon National Park (approximately two and a half hours away from the Sandstone Inn & Restaurant).
After your fun-filled day of adventure, retire to one of the 50 spacious rooms at Sandstone Inn & Restaurant, where the friendly owners and staff provide you with first-rate customer service. Take in the symphony of sight and sound that features the spectacular landscapes set to nature's music. Wake up to a delicious Haystack Breakfast piled high with potatoes, covered with cheese, and served with your choice of toast or any of the fresh home-cooked menu items. The restaurant is also open for dinner, so be sure to come back and enjoy a hearty dinner that's sure to please even the most voracious of appetites.
The great panoramic view of the beautiful red rocks and mountain vistas, endless outdoor activities, and spacious comfortable rooms that lend themselves to a deep, peaceful night's sleep, make Sandstone Inn & Restaurant an ideal vacation destination.