November arrives with rain in flagstaff

Cooler days and farewell to fall colors

November arrives with rain in flagstaff
It looks almost like fire in the sky. but in fact was another flagstaff sunset aftermath. We enjoyed the rains that came yesterday along with cooler days. But here it is November and still no hard frost. The glorious fall colors we enjoyed for several weeks are pretty much just a memory now but great hiking weather is...

November arrives in Flagstaff

and everywhere else too for that matter

November arrives in Flagstaff
The Elden Trails Jack 'o' lanterns. We had about 20 children come knocking, all treats , no tricks. Years ago when I lived with my parents Dad was a school principle; sometimes there were indeed tricks not just treats. One year a burning tire rolled down the front steps and up onto the porch. Dad kicked it onto the front...

Another Great Northern Arizona Sunset

Flagstaff readies for "Trick or Treaters."

Another Great Northern Arizona Sunset
This photo was taken from an area of Flagstaff known as the "Banana Belt." The name derives from the sun warming the rocky south side of Mt. Elden and warming the area directly below it. I captured this image from a friends property which is only about 1/2 of a mile from Elden Trails B&B. Tonight children will be...

Full moon at Elden Trails B&B

A mild October

Full moon at Elden Trails B&B
Here's a look at our last full moon partially obscured by cloud. This is a favorite spot to photograph and is only about 300 yards behind Elden Trails B&B. This has been a mild October, warmer than any in recent memory.

A Serious Mt. Elden Hike

Great view of Flagstaff

A Serious Mt. Elden Hike
Up for a serious challenge? This photo was taken in the interior of the Mt. Elden crevice. There is no trail, you just have to follow your nose and plot a route up through the jumble of boulders and branches. This is not a hike for the faint of heart as some of the route necessitates scrambling over steep & slick...

Northern Arizona Loves Fall

Mild days & cool nights

Northern Arizona Loves Fall
What a great time of year to be here in the Flagstaff area. Our many hiking trails are bordered in a blaze of color as aspen & oak leaves take on their fall colors. In the evenings this time of year we often light a fire in the Chiminea on the Elden Trails B&B patio. We still have some days in October available but...

Fall in Flagstaff

Cooler days and fall colors

Fall in Flagstaff
Its that time of year agin when the Aspen leaves turn golden and there's a chill in the air. This is a great time to visit the Flagstaff area. Come joi9n us and take advantage of the exciting fall changes.

Flagstaff Farmers

Sunny & mmild fall weather

Flagstaff Farmers
Check out this winter squash from the Elden Trails Dark Side of the Moon garden. This baby is 15 inches tall and weighs in at 10 lbs. There is one more squash of a similar size still in the garden. Last night we enjoyed some corn from the garden. Our wind battered garden is recovering from the blustery conditions. The...

Flagstaff's Fascinating Forests

Fall comes to northern Arizona

Flagstaff's Fascinating Forests
Now is this a strange tree or what? Perhaps an old lightning strike and the bottom portion survived? We've been observing this odd tree for over 12 years; somehow it lives on. It looks like eventually the rotten portion of the supporting hulk will collapse and despite the living bark that clings to it that will probably...

Flagstaff Evenings

More great sunsets

Flagstaff Evenings
Two pink sky nights in a row! Man, do we ever have the amazing sunsets! This photo is from the lower east slopes of Mt. Elden looking south. We just had a cancellation for next week so if you'd like to enjoy some of these scintillating sunsets give us a call. You could be sitting on the Elden Trails patio sipping a...

Excellent Arizona Sunsets

Early evening skies a delight

Excellent Arizona Sunsets
The past few days we have experienced some amazing pink skies after sundown. Last night there were bands of pink from crossing the entire visible sky. This view is from about 3oo yards up the slope from Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast. Our weather is ideal for hiking. Early fall is a great time to be here and enjoy...

More on the Mt Elden Crevice

Rugged terrain but rewarding

More on the  Mt Elden Crevice
The Crevice hike/climb is like no other in this area. You enjoy the sense of being somewhere that few people dare to venture. This is not a route that should be attempted by one person alone. The Mt. Elden Lookout trail o0n the other hand is suitable for a single person as there are almost always other people on the...

More Great Flagstaff Hikes

The Crevice on Mt. Elden

More Great Flagstaff Hikes
This is not a trail for the faint of heart. In fact its not really a trail at all. The Crevice is a gigantic tear on the south side of Mt. Elden It is quite visible from many locations around town. The route is steep with much scrambling over large boulders and foraging through dense brush. The center of the...

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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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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; 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 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."

  • "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 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."

  • "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."

  • "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."