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Purple Sage Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Kanab B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ilford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“D & D”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

I had booked three nights stay here many months before and could not remember anything about the place when we arrived as we had been travelling in the States since May.On arrival Kathy met us and gave us a tour of the premises,what a lovely surprise we were in for. the house is the second oldest in Kanab and a gem as is Kathy who by the end of our stay became like a friend.14 different types of fruit was placed before us at the start of breakfast and then onto the main courses which included home grown vegetables from their spacious garden,I would say it was more like a brunch than breakfast if I had stayed there for any longer I would have needed a crane to lift me out the house. Kathy did not mind spending time with us talking about the area or advising us where to visit and in the evening we were free to roam about the house or help ourselves to the free soft drinks in the fridge.Our room was spacious with a lovely bed and the toilet and shower room was enormous, this was one of our favourite places to stay, 5 stars easily and my wife still talks about the hospitality we received, talk about value, hospitality and location for the Grand Canyon or Zion two fantastic parks within driving distance..cannot do better than staying at the Purple Sage Inn.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prescott
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39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

A small, but beautifully decorated historic spot to stay in Kanab with an innkeeper so sweet and helpful. And the breakfast!!! A bounty of delicious delights from the lightest and most delicate bisquits I've ever had to homemade jams and homegrown tomatoes and melons to a very tasty quiche with a super salsa - on and on. A really nice find in a small town.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Prescott, Arizona
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119 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

You will not find a better place to stay in Kanab. We have stayed in Kanab many times but this was the first at Purple Sage. It is the best in all of southern Utah. Kathy does an unbelievable job and her breakfasts cannot be beat. They look great and taste even better. Purple Sage is worth every penny.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 4cornershiker
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Philadelphia, PA
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Sometimes I wonder why I am always writing five-star reviews of B and Bs. Then I realize it's not because I'm easy to please. In fact, my husband and I are very particular. The fact is, we make our choices largely based on TripAdvisor recommendations. Once again, on our trip to Kanab, Utah, we were guided correctly.

The totally renovated Purple Sage Inn is not only a five-star B and B; it is perhaps the most beautifully furnished we've seen--a model of Victoriana at its best. Hosts Kathy and Tory, as everyone has said, are delightful. Kathy put up with my having to change or cancel our reservations more than once, and she was very gracious about this.

Breakfasts were replete with fresh fruit from local sources and eggs cooked in delightful ways, some with a southwestern touch. In the large living room and in the kitchen there were always goodies around to tempt us, everything from peanuts to chocolate to a large variety of teas.

We stayed in the largest room, on the first floor, which has a bathroom 12' x 12' with two sinks. The huge bed (we dubbed it "emperor" size) was unusually comfortable, and at night peace and quiet reigned.

A great advantage to B and Bs is the chance to sit at breakfast with other guests and meet up with them later, either in the living room or garden. Sometimes the guests have like interests, sometimes not. At the Purple Sage Inn, we met wonderful people, including a gifted gentleman who played classical guitar out in the garden while we sipped wine, and a couple from Singapore and England whose interest in history appealed greatly to my historian husband.

The town of Kanab is nothing to rave about. It has one really good restaurant (Rocking V) and lots of motels, most of them dreary-looking. But the town is ideally located because of its proximity to such natural wonders as Zion and Bryce national parks and the Grand Canyon. For us, though the main draw is Best Friends Animal Society, surely a heaven on earth for animals that have been abandoned or abused. You can volunteer there if you are animal lovers, as we are.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dobbi
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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125 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

This was one of our favorite stops on this summers road trip. The lady who owns this establishment was extremely hospitable - even beyond the call of duty!! And the breakfast had to be experience to believed. It was THAT good!! If you have to stay overnight in Kanab, you can't get much better than this!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TerrynJean_Quinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

Wonderful stay! Highly recommend! Kathy an excellent hostess, rooms very clean and comfortable, breakfast tasty and satisfying. Delightful to sit outside in the late afternoon and relaxing enjoying the front room after breakfast. House is on the historic register and has been completely restored. Would stay here again on our way through Kanab.

Stayed October 2012
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

We really felt special and pampered at the Purple Sage Inn! The breakfast was hand prepared from the fresh omelets to the preserves and relishes, plus fresh fruits and more... Loved our room accommodations and the breakfast so much, we stayed an extra day!
Kathy and Tory know how to make you feel welcome!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PaulaRVeroBeachFL
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Property: Purple Sage Inn
Address: 54 S Main St, Kanab, UT 84741-3418
Region: United States > Utah > Kanab
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kanab
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Purple Sage Inn Kanab, Utah

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