Kanab really is the doorway, the sweet spot for exploration into many of the most fantastic and unique places on the planet,
certainly in the US. It is undeniably special, and you’ll see from the Attractions page on our site just a short (very short) listing of how many are close to Savage Point B&B. So far every guest we’ve had Italian/ French/ Spanish/English/ Australian/ Russian/ Canadian/ Belgian/ New Zealanders/Americans have all shared a similar sentiment – we needed more time, this is the most remarkable of places deserving much greater exploration. Just yesterday our Australian guest, Rosie, took over 600 photos at Bryce Canyon!
And Kanab itself? Your potential nest for the night? We have our own interesting in-town attractions as well as being the best portal into the greatest National Parks and Public Lands. For visitors, it’s a double win –come to a truly sincere little Pioneer Western town and enjoy (the Tourism Board claims exactly 107 attractions, I’d add a few more) the full experience of being in a unique corner of the American Southwest. Where else could you go for the nation’s largest Cowboy Poetry Rodeo – a very serious annual competition that has the wanna-be winners chewing their mustaches or stompin’ their boots before they stand up before the crowd with the carrot of large prize money in their minds.
‘Kanab’ means ‘place of the willows’ in Paiute so the waters of Kanab Creek drew in pre-historic Native cultures and may yet hold a clue to local Indian cultures connecting them with even more ancient Mezo-American cultures. Kane County is well known for its slot canyons and ancient Indian Rock Art. Over 300 of the major American Western Films were produced here, we are known as The Little Hollywood of the West and every Monday night the local theatre shows a classic Western for two dollars. A local photographer with many decades of experience will take visitors for a full-day photographic tour into spectacular and lesser known slot canyons where ordinary tourists won’t be found. Find home-grown and helpful experience stopping by the Willow Canyon Bookstore & Outdoor-Sports Café – sit down to an expresso and ask all your questions about hiking through the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and our other close sites.
Upcoming blog articles will tell you much more about the greater and lesser known regional sites as well as our own comfy, convenient guest room with breakfast from fruits of our own garden and/or fresh eggs from a local rancher and all the other special stuff here waiting for you. A stream of recommendations for your visit, book list on Western history, anecdotes on High Desert Natural History & tips on photography are upcoming – keep checking in and commenting on your greatest interests so we can respond.
For now, Laurel / Russell & that little dog Snuffles