How to Save Money on Your Hotel

February 5, 2015

Save money on hotel

There are so many ways to save on lodging during you trip to Cedar City. Here are our top recommendations. Let us know if you have any other ideas.

Avoid online travel sites (i.e. Expedia, Priceline, etc.)

By booking with us directly, you can negotiate, modify, or cancel a reservation
more easily because you eliminate the middleman.

Be flexible on dates and stay on weekdays (Sunday-Thursday)

Rates vary depending on season and occupancy. To get the best deal, stay during the
slower periods

Travel in groups

We offer discounted rates if you have 5 or more rooms.

Ask for a last minute upgrade

If a suite is available, you may be able to get it for a discounted rate.

Ask about a our loyalty program

We offer frequent stay programs, extended stay programs, and bounce back deals. Let us know you will be returning.

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.

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Brian Head Discounts

Get 15% OFF your stay at the Abbey Inn and…
Brian Head Discount

Book your ski vacation today!

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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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.

Learn to Ski or Snowboard at Brian Head

January 12, 2015

Brian Head University

Have you always wanted to learn to ski and/or snow board but never found the time or motivation to do it? If so, you are not alone. Not only is it an expensive sport to get into (lift pass, lessons, gear, etc.), but it takes a lot of courage to try something new, especially when mistakes are so public and painful. It’s all too easy to find any excuse to not do it, even though you know how much fun others are having.

Well Brian Head Ski Resort wants to help you overcome your fears and excuses and finally join your family and friends on the slopes this winter. They are offering a program called Brian Head University where they guarantee that you will Learn in 3 or it’s Free. This is the first season for the program, and they have pulled out all the stops in order to convert you into a life long skier or snowboarder.

Included in this $199 package deal you will receive:

  • 3 Terrain Based Group Lessons on days of your choice (they recommend you reserve your spot 72 hours prior)
  • 3 Lift Passes
  • 3 Days of Rentals

And if you “Graduate” from Brian Head University you will receive:

  • Free season pass for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season
  • 50% off season pass for 2015-2016 season
  • 25% off season pass for 2016-2017 season
  • 20% off season pass for 2017-2018 season

For more details and to make your reservation go to

Also, mention Brian Head University while reserving your room at the Abbey Inn and receive 15% off your room.



Cedar City Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013



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



Opening Soon: Brian Head Resort 2013-2014 Season

November 4, 2013

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.

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21 Years of Service

October 15, 2013

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.

utah summer games

September 30, 2013

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