The Last Hollyhock at Elden Trails B&B

Cold nights and mild days

The Last Hollyhock at Elden Trails B&B
Amazing! The last Hollyhock in our garden. It lasted until December 3rd and that's a record. many years we have had some snow by Dec. 3rd and usually colder nights. Many of the perennial plants lasted much longer than ever before. Yes, we have just had a few chilly days and cold nights which did finally spell the end for...

Our Roadtrip

B&B owners take a break

Our Roadtrip
Here is a photo of the Bottle House in Goldfield Nevada. The Bottle house is over 100 years old and was constructed during the heyday of Goldfields boom. The main gold boom ran from the early 1900's until 1910 when it was the largest city in Nevada at 20,000. Today, just 270 souls call it home. the Bottle House is made...

Flagstaff Waits for Winter

Mild weather continues

Flagstaff Waits for Winter
One of the driest periods on record continues in northern Arizona. The weather forecast shows no signs of any precipitation in the next two weeks and probably through the end of the month. What to do? Well, why not enjoy the mild conditions by taking a good hike. We have many excellent hiking trails right out our...

Beautiful Rainy Skies In Portland

It rains a lot

Beautiful Rainy Skies In Portland
Here are your Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast hosts, Marnie & Steve. We are pictured standing in the beautiful Japanese Gardens in Portland Oregon. It was a great trip and a Thanks giving road trip getaway to visit Marnie's son recently moved to Portland from Flagstaff. Wish we could see some of that moisture here.

Holiday cheer at Elden Trails

New Years in Flagstaff

Holiday cheer at Elden Trails
The weather outlook for this month indicates there will likely be no precipitation or should I say no snow. Therefore related winter driving problems seem (as of this writing) unlikely. So what better a place than Flagstaff to spend New Years! At Elden Trails B&B we will provide a complimentary bottle of bubbly...

Where is the Winter Snow?

Cold but dry weather

Where is the Winter Snow?
Check out this stunning sunset image we took in Sedona recently. The red rocks seemed to come alive but for a very short time. You have to be ready when the dramatic sunset reaches its climax because it doesn't last long. We are still looking for but not finding any snow in our forecast. Arizona Snow bowl is open...

Fall in Flagstaff

Cooler days ahead

Fall in Flagstaff
Great fall hiking weather awaits you here in Flagstaff. Our cool days and chilly nights are great for outdoor adventures. WE have had over two months of almost no precipitation so things are very dry in the woods. We have a number of nights available in December so give us a call. Shopping here in Flagstaff can be a...

Fall has Fallen

Fall has Fallen
Cooler days are with us again and the leaves have mostly fallen. We are left with a winter like landscape that is beautiful in its own way. At Elden Trails we have our winter firewood in and are set for the colder temperatures soon to arrive. Its still a beautiful time to be here as the hiking trails are in great...

Elden Trails Potato's

Things are looking up in the ET garden

Elden Trails Potato's
Here's a look at the ET potato patch. We have early reds, Fingerlings and Yukon Golds. There is another area with potato's not shown in this image. Image may contain: plant, tree, outdoor and nature We have other growing beds with beets, carrots, arugula and garlic. We also have a corn patch with about 30 stalks...

The Elden Trails B&B Garden

Things are popping out all over

The Elden Trails B&B Garden
Monarch butterflies populate the Elden Trails garden. Many varieties of native plants are either blooming, have bloomed or are about to bloom. This is the most c0olorful time of year here at Elden Trails B&B. Soon the day lollies will show us their beautiful orange blossoms. This is a great time of year to relax and...

The Elden Trails Century Plant

Yes, warmer days are coming

The Elden Trails Century Plant
Check out the Elden Trails Century plant. Its blooming for the first time in many years. This is the first time we have ever seen this plant bloom. Our cloudy, windy and cool weather looks to continue until this weekend when a warming trend takes over. The next big holiday on the calendar is the memorial Day...

A Soaking rain for Flagstaff

The Elden Trails B&B garden is looking good

A  Soaking rain for Flagstaff
This beautiful cactus blossom appeared at the side of the trail. We expect to see a lot more of this and from a variety of native different plants in the coming days after the heavy rains we just experienced Today has been windy and cool but warmer days are just ahead.. We expect to see big things from our garden now...

Winds Over Mt. Elden

Winds of change, warmer days just ahead

Winds Over Mt. Elden
After a number of day7s of warm spring weather weather the winds have returned. With the winds cooler temperatures and the possibility of some precipitation by Friday. This striking lenticular formation developed late yesterday afternoon as strong winds buffeted the area. Never fear through, warmer days are soon to...

Gardening in Flagstaff

The Elden Trails garden 2017 edition

Gardening in Flagstaff
The Elden Trails "Dark Side of the Moon Farm" is gearing up for what will if all goes well be a good growing season. A variety of pepper plants have been installed in our greenhouse. I say if all goes well because as any of you who garden in this area know there are so many variables. Every season some crops do better...

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Elden Trails Bed & Breakfast

Flagstaff, AZ. (928) 266-0230



Local Links While You Are Here

Flagstaff Visitors Bureau | Grand Canyon National Park | Arizona Highways | Arizona Swimming Holes | Lowell Observatory | Arizona Renaissance Festival | Museum of Northern Arizona




What Our Guests Are Saying

  • "Even though the weather was freezing and it was snowing the hospitality of Steve and Marnie made our stay warm and friendly. They went the extra mile to make sure our stay was comfortable and easy. The convenience to hiking trails was a nice surprise and the breakfasts....well, that's a reason to return all on its own. A big thank you for making our time in Flagstaff wonderful."

  • "I stayed 4 nights when on a recent personal retreat. The food was awesome and Marnie packed a breakfast for me for the day I left at 6am. The location was exactly what I was looking for - quiet, access to gorgeous trails and hosts that were most helpful with information. Looking forward to returning there again."

  • "Steve and Marnie are exceptional hosts; very solicitous and friendly. The breakfasts were amazing and healthy. The room is very comfortable and cozy with a separate bedroom, roomy living space and nice bathroom. There is a little frig, hot water pot and filtered water. A microwave would have made the room just perfect. Great place to stay!"

  • "Steve and Marnie are exceptional hosts in an industry (B&Bs) that has attracted too many people who are merely interested in revenues. It is obvious that they have captured the spirit of hospitality that guided B&B's previously. It shows in the lodgings, the food, and their level of helpfulness."

  • "Steve and Marney were wonderful hosts and our room was cosy and comfortable. Breakfast was special with everything organic and home made. Walks and wildlife were just out the window and back gate. It was great talking with Steve and Marney over breakfast, they were genuine and engaging hosts. I would recommend this B&B."

  • "This B&B is great! We loved the home like feel of the cottage. The attention to detail, the delightful patio, fabulous breakfast and the hospitality of our hosts make this Bed and Breakfast one we will return to each time we head West."

  • "A great experience in bed and breakfasting! The food is healthful and delicious. The ambiance reflects the good taste and congeniality of the innkeepers. Comfort and attention to detail are evident everywhere. Will we stay there again? Emphatically yes! We have already made reservations for our next stay in Flagstaff."

  • "Great examples and advocates for sustainable living. This cute studio bed and breakfast provided the quiet night that we needed, unique touches everywhere. Would have enjoyed softer sheets but over all comfortable experience. Owners were great hosts as the left a key and warmed the studio since we were late arrivals. The property backs up to a national forest for our beloved four-legged friends to run free. The most mention-able part of our experience was the breakfast. It was healthy, wholesome and organic. We ate eggs laid that morning from the chickens right outside the studio."

  • "This is our first full summer in AZ and we wanted to get out of the heat of Phoenix. Flagstaff fit the bill and Elden Trails made us glad we came. The innkeepers are very interesting and friendly and the breakfast is delicious. Great hiking and fun historic downtown area."

  • "We spent a quiet night in the private suite at Elden Trails. It is attractively decorated (not frou-frou) and comfortable. Our host delivered fresh coffee at our requested time first thing in the morning. The breakfast was delicious, all made from scratch. The fresh egg layers live on site. Out the back gate we had a snowy walk in the woods at the base of Mt. Elden."

  • "We had a splendid one night stay at Elden Trails B&B. The studio suite is comfy and quiet with forest trails directly behind the suite with a variety of hiking options. Marnie and Steve are gracious hosts and helped us with dinner and entertainment options in Flagstaff. We can't say enough about how wonderful the breakfast was. We requested a vegan breakfast and it far exceeded our expectations. Plenty of variety and it was very tasty."

  • "I stayed at Elden Trails in September 2013 for three nights before joining a Grand Canyon hiking tour. It was a beautiful spot, with great access to hiking trails and very close to downtown Flagstaff. The cabin is spacious, comfortable, and very quiet. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and I really enjoyed the company & conversation each morning. Thanks Steve & Marnie for being great hosts!"

  • "I stayed here with my girlfriend and her sister last month. It couldn't have been better. Although its a few miles from town, it is right at the heart of great hiking trails. Its set back in a quiet neighborhood which was very nice. The room is very cute and clean. The food was the best part. Breakfast was hearty and healthy. The owners are very kind."

  • "We stayed for 2 nights and the experience was memorable. Steve and Marnie were exemplary. The place was spacious, elegant and comfortable. Our breakfast was amazing and should be experienced by everyone. Healthiest breakfast ever. The garden was spectacular and optimized. The best was the bonding with the whole family. Truly beautiful and authentic."