February 5, 2014

Brian Head Triple Crown


This Saturday, February 8th will be the second installment in the Brian Head Triple Crown series. Snow boarders will compete in the Slope Style event on the newly constructed Bypass Terrain Park at Brian Head where they will perform a variety of outstanding tricks. This event begins at 1 pm.

This is Brian Head’s first season hosting the Triple Crown event. The Rail Jam, the first event in the series, was a huge success with incredible talent turning out to compete. There are 4 categories for professional, amateur, men, and women with each category awarding 3 prizes. It’s only $5 to register and free to watch, so make your way up here and enjoy what we hope will be a long standing tradition at Brian Head.

The third and final installment is coming up on March 8th, the Big Air event. Details coming soon.

Bypass Terrain Park #3Bypass Terrain Park

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January 7, 2014

Brian Head Discounts

Get 15% OFF your stay at the Abbey Inn and…
Brian Head Discount
Book your ski vacation today!

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December 12, 2013

Brian Head Opening Day

Brian Head Opening Day will December 15, 2013.  All lifts are planned to open by December 15, 2013 (weather permitting).

Operating Hours (Mountain Standard Time)

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Periods

Night Skiing and Boarding will begin on Nov. 29, 2013!

Get out and enjoy Brian Head Resort at night. Night skiing and boarding has moved to the Blackfoot lift. This change allows skiers and boarders to enjoy more runs, more vertical and a lighted terrain park.

Night Skiing (Friday – Saturday and holiday periods) $20.00
*College Night (Thursday Night Skiing and Boarding)  $15.00
Night Skiing Upgrade (With the purchase of a day ticket) $8.00
Night Skiing Rentals $20.00

Operating Hours (Mountain Standard Time)
4:00pm to 9:00pm Thursday through Saturday

The Abbey Inn offers affordable luxury! Stay with us in Cedar City, UT. Only a short drive to Brian Head – where you can enjoy evenings out after skiing.  Go to a movie, go shopping, or pick from many amazing restaurants!

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December 1, 2013

brian head lodging

Brian Head

With Brian Head only a short 30 minute drive – the Abbey Inn in Cedar City is the ideal location when skiing in beautiful southern Utah. Cedar City offers many dining options, movie theaters, parks, and many other recreational activities. Stay at the Abbey Inn and receive 15% off our standard rate when skiing at Brianhead or Eagle Point. To make reservations click the reservations tab above and use the promo code SKI15.

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November 26, 2013

Cedar City Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving



Whether you are out of town or just not in the mood to cook, here are some great options for your Thanksgiving feast this year.


For a traditional turkey dinner

Bards Food & Drink- 1575 W 200 N, 435-865-7645

  • Roasted Turkey and Honey Glazed Ham
  • Traditional Sage Dressing, Cranberry Chutney, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Salad Bar, Soups, Green Beans, and Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Freshly Baked Wheat & White Rolls
  • Bard’s Famous Cream Pies & Traditional Pumpkin

Adults $15.99  Seniors $13.99  Children under 11 $8.99 & Children under 3 Free

The Garden House-164 S 100 W, 435-586-6100

The Garden House reservation list is full, but they are accepting walk-ins.

  • Turkey, Sirloin, & Sea Food
  • Stuffing, potatoes, and other traditional side
  • Traditional Pies and a HUGE dessert bar.

In the mood for Mexican?  You are in luck!

Brody’s Mexican- 1166 S Sage Dr, 435-531-8773

Roberto’s Taco Shop- 755 S Main St


Italian Lovers?

Bruno’s Italian Deli-1744 W Royal Hunte Dr, 435-867-4477


Just want to kick it and watch the game?

Toadz Lounge – 432 N 100 W, 435-677-3000


Needs some variety?

Denny’s -255 N 1100 W, 435-867-0213

IHOP-next to the Abbey Inn, 435-867-0502



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November 4, 2013

Opening Soon: Brian Head Resort 2013-2014 Season

Brian Head 2013

In Southern Utah, we’ve all been anticipating opening day at Brian Head Resort for the 2013-2014 ski season.  This year promises to be especially exciting as the resort unveils the $3.5 million improvements.  Here is a taste of what you will enjoy during your Brian Head ski vacation.

Brian Head improvements include a revamped terrain park called the Stephen Wade Auto Centers Training Grounds, a new tubing park, new night skiing option, new surface lifts, and new dining options.

The Training Grounds will have a construction theme, and it will consist of four progressive park areas where skiers can develop their skills: The Foundation, Detour, Bypass, and Bag Jump (Utah’s one and only bag jump).  The park will also feature Advanced Winter Ski School Workshops.  Several events will be hosted on the Training Grounds including the Season Kickoff & Rail Jam and the Triple Crown Series featuring slope style, rail jam, and a big air competition.

Night skiing will be moving the Blackfoot lift on Giant Steps mountain and the Bypass terrain park.  Skiers will also be able to enjoy the bag jump at night.

Fortunately, the Abbey Inn has also been in the remodeling mode.  Our winter guests will enjoy completely remodeled bathrooms, new furniture, and new carpets.  And REMEMBER, we offer discounts for skiers with a lift pass.  Just call 1-800-325-5411 to book your ski vacation today.

Two Queens w deskBathroom Countertops

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October 15, 2013

21 Years of Service

Susan Tuckett

As many of you may know, we’ve recently said farewell to our Commander in Chief of 21 years, Susan Tuckett.  She has retired from her position as General Manager of the Abbey Inn.  The staff and guests of the Abbey Inn will miss her more than we can say, but we wish her all the best as she enters this exciting chapter of her life.

Susan grew up in Salt Lake but has lived in Cedar City for 21 year, and she considers it home.  She raised her family here and developed many wonderful relationships over the years.

Here is what she had to say about Cedar City:


Favorite local restaurant?  

“Rusty’s Ranch House”


Favorite activity in Southern Utah?

“Hiking Zion or camping on Cedar Mountain”


Local Insight?

“All of the activities that encompass why Cedar City and Iron County are the best place to live and visit. ie; Neil Simon Festival, the 4th and 24th of July parades, July Jamboree, Christmas programs, Skiing/biking/hiking Brianhead, the beautiful country, the fall leaves, the amazing people who live and work here.” “…the impact that the Utah Summer Games, Utah Shakespeare Festival and National Parks have had on the City. The joy of working with the community for its success and getting to build so many friendships with those who love the city as much as I do. Building relationships with with people like Maria Twitchell of Tourism Bureau. Becky Lewis, who works so hard with our travel industry. All the staff who leads the Festival and the Games to the height they have attained.”


Thank you Susan for your commitment to our town and to the Abbey Inn.  We love and miss you!  We also want to say welcome to our new GM Eddy, but we’ll do a separate post for that.

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September 30, 2013

utah summer games

utah-summer-gamesThe Utah Summer Games will feature 40 different events in 30 different sports. The Utah Summer Games always features a large number of soccer, basketball and track and field competitors, but are also home to some of the less-mainstream sports, such as equestrian, archery, horseshoes, pickleball and Ultimate Frisbee. More than 1,000 athletes are in Cedar City for the Utah Summer Games.
For a full list of the events and times, go to the Utah Summer Games Website


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cedar livestock and heritage festival

Livestock Festival

Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival held at the Cross Hollow Events Center (11 N Cross Hollows Rd, West of Cedar City on Hwy 56) featuring a livestock parade, historic and modern sheep camps, wagons, horses, antique tractors, concerts, entertainment, a stock dog demonstration, vendors, and Dutch oven cook-off. For information call 435-586-8132 or visit , entert, a stock dog demonstration, vendors, and Dutch oven cook-off. For information call 435-586-8132 or visit http://cedarlivestockfest.com

For Hotel Reservations – Click Here

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August 23, 2013

Meet Our Staff


This is Susie, our Breakfast Supervisor. She is in charge of our “Breakfast House” and making sure our guests have a great dining experience at the Abbey. She and the rest of the breakfast staff do an amazing job.

Here are some comments that our guests gave about the breakfast:
“Can’t say enough about the wonderful breakfast! …The breakfast staff was really nice…”
“The entire staff, from the people at the desk to those handling the complimentary breakfast, were top notch. ”

If you get a chance, you can ask Susie and the other girls about some local insights to Cedar City and Southern Utah. Here are some of Susie’s favorite Cedar City secrets.

Favorite Local Restaurant:
The Garden House, especially their steak and vegetable dish. For dessert, be sure to get a slice of cheesecake.

Favorite Cedar City Event/Activity:
The July Jamboree. The whole city comes together downtown. You have to see all of the amazing classic cars.

Local Insight:
There are so many things to do in Southern Utah. Be sure to enjoy the beautiful drive to Cedar Breaks. Try skiing at Brian Head. And make sure you schedule enough time to do multiple hikes at Zion.

Thank you, Susie for all you do for us at the Abbey Inn!

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