Charming whimsical attic bedroom w/dormer, featuring African Violets, suspended paper cranes, books & old-fashioned board games. Full bed+narrow twin, A/C, heater, PRIVATE BATHROOM DOWNSTAIRS on main floor near bottom of stairs. Two bars of our mild handcrafted soaps for you. Simple food prep in kitchen and shared use of full size fridge/freezer if needed. Use of the living room and outdoor spaces. Home cooked healthy breakfast each morning. [For more details please see entire listing]
Up to 4 GUESTS in the Flower Loft: Full bed + Narrow Twin + Toddler bed or crib (please request in advance $20, with bedding, pay on arrival)
(SOLO TRAVELER DISCOUNT - valid during the main season April through September. Please message for $20 nightly discount off the base price. October through March rates are already significantly discounted :) and we aren't able to further discount.)
~ Full bed (54” x 75”) for two adults
~ Narrow Twin (30” x 75”) for adult or older child (good mattress, adult up to 175 lbs sleeps comfortably)
***NOTE TO PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN*** Families & children are welcome, HOWEVER, our house--and our guest rooms--are not "child proofed" with books, plants, decor, etc. all within reach of little ones. Also, the Living Room/Gallery has inventory on shelves within reach of all children--we ask you to not allow your children to touch and pick up inventory unless you are next to your child, supervising. ADDITIONALLY Parents must be able to restrain their children (even toddlers) from running, screaming, shouting in the house--running and shouting outside in the yard is fine :) We have 5 guest rooms and other guests should not be imposed upon. By booking with us, parents agree to supervise their children in their room and in all areas of the home to prevent damage. Thanks! Rebecca & Clay, your hosts.
~ Home cooked healthy breakfast (menu varies), plus self-serve breakfast and snack items
~ In your room and in the common areas: original oil paintings by your hosts, Clay Wagstaff & Rebecca Wagstaff
~ Complimentary Pioneer Soap Co. all natural soaps made by your hosts on the premises
~ Welcome basket, including sample sizes of locally crafted and produced goods
~ Bamboo flooring, wool area rugs
~ live plants and Betta Fish aquariums
~ outdoor seating and tables
~ books and board games
~ LOTS of hummingbirds (in season)
~ Gorgeous NIGHT SKY – bring your binocs and sit in our backyard and enjoy! Bryce Canyon National Park (which borders Tropic Town) hosts an Astronomy Festival every summer.
From the park website:
Bryce Canyon is the ultimate place to learn about and enjoy the splendor of the night sky. Far from the light pollution of civilization... Bryce Canyon is the last grand sanctuary of natural darkness. The night sky at Bryce is so dark we can see 7500 stars on a moonless night! Here the Milky Way extends from horizon to horizon like a vast silver rainbow! Here Venus, and even Jupiter, are bright enough to cause you to cast a shadow!
GOOD TO KNOW
~ The Flower Loft has an angled multi-faceted ceiling typical for attic spaces. Tall people be aware!
~ Private bathroom with shower is down the stairs from the Flower Loft.
~ There is a supporting beam 7.5” high x 10.5” wide which divides the landing at the top of the stairs from the main part of the room. Clay covered the beam with bamboo flooring, see pics. This means guest needs to be able to step over the beam, or step up onto it and then down into the room. We are so used to it we forgot to mention it in the earlier versions of this listing. It's an oddity that comes with remodeling a very old house ;-)
~ Space for your luggage. There are 3 pegs on the wall and a large cupboard style closet with shelves, but no traditional clothes rod type closet, because this is converted attic space. The two large bedside stands have 3 spacious drawers each.
~ Air conditioner and/or fans make the room comfortable during the hottest days of summer. Two opposing windows allow for outside air circulation, if desired.
~ We live in a rural area—you may hear birds singing in the morning, crickets chirping in the evening, dogs barking, roosters crowing, this sort of thing. We supply earplugs if you think these kinds of sounds may disturb your sleep.
HISTORY OF OUR HOME
This house began life as a 2 room log cabin built from the beams of a dismantled barn around the turn of the century. Over the past 120 years various occupants added rooms and made improvements. Rebecca's Great Uncle George owned the home for 40+ years. Among other changes and additions, George wired the house for electricity and dug a basement under the existing floor plan by crawling under the foundation, filling a 5 gallon buckets with dirt, and passing the buckets out to his wife who emptied the buckets and returned them to be filled again. We don't know how long that took, but it must have been a pretty big project! After Uncle George's death we purchased the home and made our own improvements and updates. Clay removed lathe and plaster, exposing the original logs in the living room. We love the look, so we cleaned, sealed and chinked the logs, preserving a bit of early Tropic history. Clay has refinished and remodeled every room in the home, as well as putting out a dormer and making the attic space into a bedroom for our daughters. He also constructed our free standing studio building over the existing root cellar. Not long after we moved in, an elderly couple came to visit and told us that she, and her twin, were born in this house, delivered by a local midwife. Not only that, but she told us that most of her 13 siblings we also born in this house and delivered by a different midwife: “Aunt Dee,” as she was affectionately known—Rebecca's Great Grandmother! When we moved into the house 20 years ago there were still many people living in the county who had been delivered by Aunt Dee. Due to the historical nature of our home it is on the small side, by contemporary standards, but is comfortable, cozy, and functional!
10 minutes to Bryce Canyon National Park, 15 to Kodachrome State Park, and day drives to Zion's National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. Gorgeous high desert drives in every direction—ask us!
Hiking, Fishing, Horseback rides, two Bike Trails, ATV rentals and trails, helicopter rides, Wildlife Museum, two Indian (Native American) Museums, and more from 15 minutes to 2 hour drive from Tropic town.
The Tropic Town Park, with children's playsets, picnic tables, trees and lots of grass is one block from our home. There are pleasant walks all around the town of Tropic.
Bed and Breakfast
Tropic, Utah, USA