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Gifford Homestead

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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Pie!

Delicious and warm! Awesome! Not to be missed as a must do in Capitol Reef National Park. Bonus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MamaPearl
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Sayre, Pennsylvania
Makes a Nice Rest Stop

The Giffords were a Mormon pioneer family that started a homestead at Fruita in the 1880s. Their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
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The National Park Service has renovated and refurnished the Gifford farmhouse as a cultural demonstration site to interpret the early Mormon settlement of the Fruita valley. The house depicts the typical spartan nature of rural Utah farm homes of the early 1900's. In addition to the farmhouse, the Gifford homestead includes a barn, smokehouse, garden, pasture, and rock walls.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“cinnamon rolls” (17 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious and warm! Awesome! Not to be missed as a must do in Capitol Reef National Park. Bonus for us was the mule deer in the parking area!

Thank MamaPearl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Giffords were a Mormon pioneer family that started a homestead at Fruita in the 1880s. Their farm has been restored and is operated as sort of a living museum. The farmhouse is open to the public and has some exhibits related to pioneer life...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They offer the best fruit pies and good coffee. There is a small museum and homestead. Definitely get the pie and eat outside on a bench.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Old Mormon homestead, an oasis in the desert. Interesting history, orchards, nice hike along the river, and a great place to get pie or have a picnic! Special feature of this NP

Thank MTRose
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Walked here after having a picnic lunch in a nearby meadow. Surprised by the smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls and fruit pies. Our hardest decision was what to purchase for dessert. Area is very scenic with a stream running by.

Thank graymar6
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a photo tour and was treated to lots of great composition. Old house, backlit yellow cottonwood trees, mule deer, expansive vistas, you name it, it was all here. The best was the pies, it was a cool little story with cherry, apple,...More

Thank Rich D
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area ideal for picnics with a view , The little house is cute and interesting but the pies are amazing! Had the cherry and berry ones . A must when you are in capitol reef park .

Thank toothlady66
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The earlier in the day you stop the more flavors of pie will be available. They sell out by afternoon. Breads, cinnamon rolls and good coffee. Interesting items and pictures of the homestead and family when they were actually living and farming there.

Thank DianePf650
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We didn't eat here but just came to have a quick look. It is in the scenic drive route near the campgrounds. Nice setting and cute little place. Nothing special

Thank Tweetcoz
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Definitely worth a stop here early in the morning. It is open from 8a.m. to 6p.m. during the summer months. You should try their fresh baked cinnamon bus for $3.25- they are huge and tasty! Also, pick up a warm fruit pie that is freshly...More

Thank karenpammy2016
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