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“Fresh Pies! Fine Views! Feels Like A Secret.”
Review of Gifford Homestead

Gifford Homestead
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Owner description: 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.
Portland
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fresh Pies! Fine Views! Feels Like A Secret.”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We just happened upon this oasis when we were exploring the Capitol Reef National Park. It was early in the morning and we'd already explored some of the scenic backroads where rounded Navajo sandstone forms capitol-like domes and sheer cliffs. We were hungry. Then, around the bend appeared the remnants of a Mormon frontier community (1880s) where orchards were planted (and still remain . . .an early morning deer haven). The Gifford Store & Museum opens at 8 am, and just about that time the fresh pies, scones, breads and cookies appear (see photos). There's hot coffee and all the makings for a great morning break. Also the store has many handmade items worthy of buying (I stocked up on a dozen or more flour-sack towels, hand-embroidered by an 89-year-old lady from Torrey, UT (her husband irons them perfectly!). A very fun discovery. PS: The campground next door looks inviting.

Visited May 2014
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“Nice little store.”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Great bit of history along with great jellies, sauces and baked goods for the end of your hiking day. Cookies and ice cream too!

Visited May 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Good Bakery”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This is a good place to pick up some snacks. Mainly a bakery, it is in an old farmhouse and has some historical items to see. Picnic tables outside are a good place to eat your purchases.

Visited May 2014
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Loa, Utah
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Pioneer House”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

What a pleasant experience. An authentic pioneer home furnished with personal items and pictures of family that lived there. And then on the other side of the home was hand crafted items and food items to buy. I picked up a pioneer cook book adn home made preserves!

Visited April 2014
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Belleair, Florida
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107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“What's not to like”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Stopped there on a rare rainy day and the place was jammed because everybody else was cold, wet and hungry. They handle the crowd really well and the busy servers were nice as pie. Speaking of pie....well, it was too die for. Best apple pie I've had in forever. You get your own individual pie in a tin...it's big enough to share. They also have samples out of various other items, like chips, salsa, jellies, jams and specialty butters. All delicious but too heavy too take home in a suitcase. We did purchase some to eat during our time here.

Visited May 2014
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