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Lovely historical place with deers and furit trees ...nice

Nice stroll around the area and watch deers and enjoy the history .... plenty of people on weekends.

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Robert W
Puch, Austria
Convertible drive, 280 million years, and late afternoon pie date $20

This canyon is a place to be enchanted and this is a magical date to have with you special someone... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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...more
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

As a National Parker fan and supporter, I hate writing this but...The "homestead" is nothing but a gift shop with average pie, ice cream and some overpriced merchandise. While the view is beautiful and the area is nice, the building and farm are overrun with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bev M
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Nice stroll around the area and watch deers and enjoy the history .... plenty of people on weekends.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This canyon is a place to be enchanted and this is a magical date to have with you special someone of any age. I specifically write reviews for people to spend quality time out in the world being together with a special friend. Plus friends...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Even though the pies sold here aren’t made on site, they are still delicious! They’re very small, perfect for two people to share, and you can buy ice cream to go with them. They also had jams and sauces available for sale, some branded with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelerfromsj
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We had the best cherry pie ever, in a very charming, scenic location. Spotted a half dozen deer eating in the apple trees behind employee housing on the way. Terrific views from the picnic tables outside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ilovegaylord
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by first thing to have our choice of $6 individual pies. We had our pies that night for dinner and they were both delicious ( my friend had the apple pie), worth the splurge after a day of hiking at capitol reef.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jrlmap
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Doh! We arrived around 4:30 and they had sold out of their famous pies by 2:30 (22 dozen!). But, the ice cream was good and the place is so quaint. Loved the setting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 325cindah
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We enjoyed visiting the Gifford Homestead in Capitol Reef National Park. It is an interesting place to visit. The home is now a gift shop. In September, if you want to buy pies, they recommend going there at 8:00 a.m. in the morning. When in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Not sure how to say this, but the place feels a bit like a tourist trap. It looks rustic, it looks authentically rural, it looks and feels genuinely home-made. But it isn't. The ice cream has a quality that is inferior to the ice cream...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sherpes h
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, you will not be disappointed. Great gift shop. Fabulous fresh baked pies on the premises. We had peach pie. Wow, it was great! You can pick apples in the adjoining orchard. Free for what you eat on site or pay for what you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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