Heavy winds & Snow in Flagstaff

Winter weather is very much with us

Heavy winds & Snow in Flagstaff
What a wild ride we had yesterday with wind gusts well over 50mph. Lil' Mia and I were out in it and at time we had to sort of duck & cover when the heaviest gusts blew over us. If you look closely at the photo you can see snow billowing in the strong wind. At times like that its important to keep clear of big trees with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Spring Snowstorm

Snow makes a return to Flagstaff

A Spring Snowstorm
Snow makes a return to Flagstaff. Last night about 4 inches of wet snow fell here at Elden Trails. From our balmy highs of 70 degrees overnight temperatures dropped into the 20's and a heavy rain turned to snow. Last evening seemed more like a monsoon evening as the skies were lit with brilliant flashes of lightning amid...

It's Wintertime in Flagstaff

Come on up for some fun in the snow

It's Wintertime in Flagstaff
Here's a look at the ET mailbox and front yard. Today the sun is shinning brightly. The temperature is still well below freezing but the power of the sun is melting the ice & snow on the road. Turns out this series of storms dumped the 10th largest amount of snow since records have been kept.in the late 1800's. The...

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...

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Elden Trails Bed & Breakfast

Flagstaff, AZ. (928) 266-0230



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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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 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 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."

  • "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 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 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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."