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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.
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Real old fashioned country baking. There wasn't much we did not appreciate because of the historical aspect.

Thank 489CharlesM
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"preserves"
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"picnic tables"
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"old house"
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"nice setting"
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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.

Thank SWriter
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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!

1  Thank tam t
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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.

1  Thank hankwill
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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!

Thank Raylando
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