WOW! what a Great place and to find it in the middle of a small little town like Manti, Utah! (Not that Manti is a bad place on the contrary...its a great place...But it is a tiny little town)
My Wife and I stayed there on a whim. We do these things we call "Road Trips" I will find some strange odd place to go and visit and we will just get in the car and go! No plans No nothing. (If this sounds fun...Check out www.roadsideamerica.com you wont be sorry!) Anyway, the Yardley is exactly what you see in the pictures! Its an unbelievable experience. This BnB is is steeped in history, filled with antiques, has huge gorgeous rooms and two of the most friendly owners you will find any place. From the moment we arrived we were treated like family! And when we left the next morning it was like waving goodbye to your Grandparents you have not seen for ages. I felt sad to leave!
The Yardley is a BnB so we needed to eat someplace for dinner. The Owners have a deal with a restaurant in town called Dirk's Farmhouse. If you mention your going there the Yardley will give you a card for a free desert!
I would HIGHLY recommend you take advantage of Dirk's Farmhouse if you can. To look at it when you get there it looks like a typical small town restaurant. You go in and you will immediately start to think ok..basic country style food. Until you see the menu! Pappardelle w/ Chicken Marsala and Mushrooms? Fusilli and Chiken? Chipotle Stuffed Red Peppers? In Manti? Let me tell you...the food is incredible! It was clearly fresh and made for you! No frozen foods microwaved just before you eat it here. The Menu is Diverse to say the least covering a little bit of everything. Mexican, Italian, and Continental. And I kid you not the slice of Triple Chocolate Cake I had was at least a 1/8 of the cake it was HUGE!
The room we stayed in was the smaller of all the rooms I think. Since I booked it the morning we left I frankly feel lucky that we were able to stay there at all. The rooms are clean, well put together and very comfortable! The Bigger rooms all have huge jetted tubs, even our small room had a HUGE old antique claw foot tub that my 5'3" tall wife could lay flat in! and it probably held 100 gallons! (I might be exaggerating a bit there)
There are several sitting rooms were you can relax and listen to the classical music that is piped through the entire place. One that is not shown in my photos is a sun room with lots of plants...They also have a indoor sauna! And have several "spa" type amenities you can schedule. They also have a horse and buggy ride you can do.
The other people that we met there all said that this was a return visit and that they come there at least once a year! From all over Utah! So that right there will tell you what your getting for your money! Nothing more convincing than return business!
The Breakfast was very yummy! Remember, the place is also a spa, so don't expect greasy fired eggs, hashbrowns, etc...Think more like fresh fruit cups, whole wheat apple carrot waffles and farm fresh scrambled eggs with cheese and herbs, turkey bacon and fresh orange juice!
Would I stay there again! In a heart beat! I have already booked a room for my In-laws for an anniversary gift!
This place is truly one of Utah's Best Kept Secrets! You can't find anything like this for the price anyplace I am sure of it. When I first looked at there website all I could think of was "I can't afford this" Until I saw the prices and the truth is you will spend more or close to it at any decent place like a Marriot or Hilton.
We only had one problem the entire stay. The air conditioning in our room was on the blink. Now for most people this would not have been a problem (This time of year). I hesitate to even mention it. But for me being a "big man" it was pretty hot in our room on the top floor. I am sure that because of the time of year it was probably the first time it was tried this year. When I mentioned it the owners were very apologetic. I am sure it was fixed by the end of the day!
All I can say is that if your traveling through Utah and your within a few hours drive of Manti it is well worth your time to divert and spend a night at the Yardley and Dine at Dirk's Farm House! The my wife and I have not had so much fun and relaxation in a long time!
Thanks again Yardley Inn and Spa!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built before the turn of the century, this Bed and Breakfast has all the warmth and charm of an old English Country Inn with European-style Spa Amenities. Elegantly furnished with antiques combine the convenience of today with the ambiance of yesteryear. The guest rooms all have private baths, Satellite TV, and DVD's. They are charming and comfortable with four poster or brass beds and down comforters. A selection of videos and CDs are available in the library. A full Spa cuisine breakfast is served in the large dining room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yardley Inn And Spa Manti, Utah