While planning our visit to the iconic Grand Canyon, we decided to stay a couple of days in the not so far away town of Flagstaff. Even though we arrived at night, it didn’t take much time for us to realize that Flagstaff and the area around it is more than a getaway point to the canyon – it’s a destination in itself. Pair a historic town, with the great outdoors and a comfy stay at a great B&B like Abineau Lodge and you’ve got yourself the formula for a perfect holiday!
After driving all day, we reached Abineau after dark, to enter a homey world of warmth and coziness:
Only 6 miles from downtown Flagstaff, this mountain style B&B sits by the limits of the Coconino National Forest. You can enjoy a view out to the wild from your own bedroom window and, if you get lucky, spot some wildlife such as elks and deer that come and visit every now and then.
The whole property invites you to lounge around, not only in your room but also in the common areas. There’s a sauna that will help you regain your temperature after a chilly winter day. Downstairs, there are complimentary hot beverages available 24/7. Sip a warm cup of coffee on the outside deck, breathing in the fresh air with the scent of pine trees. At night, grab some hot cocoa before going to bed and, if you fancy, there’s also a TV and games room to keep you entertained. Complimentary WIFI is available all over the lodge.
Breakfast is one of the highlights at Abineau Lodge. The home-cooked morning meal is different every day of the week and includes goodies such as eggs, pancakes, waffles, breakfast meats, fruits, and juices. But the best part of breakfast is the possibility of enjoying it outdoors on a sunny morning, just like we did:
Abineau loves animals! Not only this is evident in the decoration (our room featured bear motifs) but in practical life too. There is one pet-friendly room in the lodge welcoming well behaved furry friends, and right outside there is a rather fancy kennel where one or more pets can also spend a comfy night for only USD 20.
Abineau is one of those places that stands out with the little details: visually, and when it comes to the hospitality you’ll enjoy from the hosts. This lodge has been built with love, and that shows. Ideally, it’s not a place to just come to sleep at night, but to spend some leisurely time at, enjoying the fine things in life. For instance, there are wine tastings happening every week, where guests and visitors can try a variety of national and international wines along with a selection of cheese while socializing with other travelers and locals. Those wines are available for sale at the in-house gift store, along with other products from the region and Abineau Lodge merchandise.
Rely on the team at Abineau to help you plan your days in and around Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and other destinations you’d like to visit in the area. They’re knowledgeable, happy to share and who doesn’t like to get some insider tips? And there’s lots to do: state parks, national monuments and a variety of outdoor sports and activities.
After 2 days tucked up in such an inviting lodge, we hit the road. But not before marking where in the world we come from on the map!
1080 Mountainaire Rd
Flagstaff, Arizona (USA)