Great Arizona Sunsets

Northern Arizona landmarks

Great Arizona Sunsets
Here's a Sedona sunset looking toward Cathedral Rock. Easy to see why this provided a backdrop for so many westerns. Sedona is an easy and beautiful drive of about one hour from Elden Trails B&B. The best and by far the most scenic way to get there is by driving down the highway 89 switchbacks. This drive offers up...

Snow Returns to Flagstaff

It feels more like winter now

Snow Returns to Flagstaff
We finally received a snowfall, to be sure not a big one but most welcome nevertheless. About three inches fell here at Elden Trails B&B but considerably more at the higher elevations and Arizona Snowbow where I understand the skiing is now excellent. If its winter weather you are looking for well, we have it now so...

Strange Skies

Look to the sky

Strange Skies
I caught this image yesterday returning from a hike in east Flagstaff. Think of all the possible interpretations of this beyond the apparent obvious. Things have become such that the obvious is no longer obvious.

Flagstaffs Mild Weather Carries On

Striking sunsets of late

Flagstaffs Mild Weather Carries On
This photo was taken directly behind Elden Trails B&B. We have observed some unusual colors lately, Frequently the most dramatic colors are seen in a more southerly direction as is the case with this one. No snow here but great hiking weather, not too warm and not too cold to enjoy a long hike without the need for...

High Above Flagstaff

Atop Mt. Elden

High Above Flagstaff
From atop the Mt. Elden ridge looking west toward the San Francisco Peaks. Yes, it sure is unseasonably mild but the hiking conditions are excellent aside from the trails being rather dusty. The mild weather can be deceptive though because as soon as the sun sets the temperature begins a precipitous drop to finally...

Flagstaffs Dry Spell Continues

A light dusting of white

Flagstaffs Dry Spell Continues
Well, it wasn't much but at least for a little while it felt and looked more like winter. The weather service said that unless at least a tenth of and inch collects on the ground it basically counts as nothing. So our dry spell continues with no respite in sight yet. At the time of this photo 5:00 PM it was about 20...

Mt. Elden The Hard Way

A brutal climb

Mt. Elden The Hard Way
Here is a view of the inside of Oak Spring Canyon on the east face of Mt. Elden. The route is very steep and requires considerable rock scrambling and some actual climbing over sections with considerable exposure. Obviously, there is no trail and if the Elden Lookout Trail is rated a five on a scale of five this is a...

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...

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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

  • "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."

  • "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!"

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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!"

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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 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."

  • "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."