Great Flagstaff Hikes

For hiking, Elden Trails B&B is the place to be

Great Flagstaff Hikes
One of the many great hiking trails in the Coconino national Forest directly behind Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast. This unnamed trail runs parallel to the base of Mt. Elden and is used by many locals. There are several popular trails right close by such as the Fat man's Loop trail which makes a two mile loop along the...

Flagstaff Hikes

Trails on the lower slopes of Mt. Elden

Flagstaff Hikes
Marnie & Mia stand next to an old alligator oak just off the trail. We enjoyed a nice late afternoon hike on the lower flanks of Mt. Elden yesterday. The Fat Mans Loop trail is directly adjacent to this old tree. Fat Mans Loop is one of the more popular local trails on Mt. Elden. The trails is as the name implies a...

Fun Places to Camp out in Flagstaff

An easy 30 minute drive

Fun Places to Camp out in Flagstaff
Here's a look at Marshall lake under cloudy skies. The San Francisco peaks can be see4n in the background. Marshall Lake is pretty much a seasonal body of water shrinking back to little more than a pond during the winter months. This is a great place for an overnight camp out. The sites are undeveloped and wild with...

Warmer Days in Flagstaff

Spring like weather

Warmer Days in Flagstaff
Here's another in our series of sunsets photos. This one was taken with the Elote Cafe in view. Guests at this top drawer Sedona restaurant are often treated to sunsets such as this. The photo was taken by my daughter who is married to the owner/ head chef. On another note sunny and warmer days have returned to the...

Winter in Flagstaff

Lots to do in Flag

We've had a good amount of snow here in the AZ high country and outdoor winter activities beckon. The weather is perfect now with sunny skies and temperatures in the 30's. If you are headed up to Snowbowl you'll find the conditions there to be excellent. Here at Elden Trails there's plenty of snow too. Call us (928)...

Flagstaff snows

Snow time in the mountains

The snow has come to the Flagstaff area and clearing conditions will prevail into the weekend. Behi8nd Elden Trails B&B we have over a foot of new snow and great cross country skiing or snowshoeing conditions.

Winter Storm in Flagstaff

Snowshoe fun

The second in a series of winter storms has arrived in Flagstaff. Fresh snow has coated the Flagstaff area but despite this new snow driving conditions are not bad. However tonight another winter storm is forecast to arrive bringing more snow and colder temperatures. With the arrival of tonight's storm road conditions...

Wintertime in Flagstaff

A snowy week ahead

The New Years holiday safely behind us now we turn our attention to the weather for the week ahead. Today (Monday) we will see frequent snow showers and some possible accumulating snow later this evening. Our temperatures have warmed up from the chill of the past 10 days but snow is in our for the next five or six...

Flagstaff Winter Fun

New Years Eve

People in many parts of the country are wondering what happened to winter.  Not so here, in Flagstaff winter is alive and well.  Flagstaff abounds outdoor winter activities.  There's skiing at Snowbowl, cross country skiing at the Flagstaff Nordic Center.  Sledding at Wing Mountain recreation area, and sledding at...

Elden Trails Winter Warmers

Snow time in the mountains

Elden Trails Winter Warmers
Elden Trails B&B is now offering our guests spicy chai  hot chocolate or regular hot chocolate.  Also check out our variety of hot baked items just in time for snowy weather.  This is the perfect time to head up to Flagstaff and enjoy our winter world of outdoor sports.  Call us before December 21st and receive...

Coconino County Fair

Sept 4th 5th & 6th

The annual Coconino County fair at the Ft. Tuthill fairgrounds is set for this coming weekend.  There will be a midway with many exciting thrill rides, stages with live entertainment, a wide variety of food vendors, farm animal exhibits, arts & crafts and food competitions. The fair runs all weekend, Friday the...

New Bookstore in Flagstaff

Independent book stores,yes!

A new independent bookstore is set to open in Flagstaff,  BAREFOOT COWGIRL BOOKS.  They will carry new fiction & non-fiction books, newspapers, magazines, art, music and toys.  It will be located at 18 N. San Francisco St. in downtown Flagstaff.  The  official opening is slated for Halloween day the 31st of...

Shakespeare Festival

The Shakespeare Festival comes to Flagstaff

The Festival starts Friday the 18th and runs through the 26th.  Performances at the Coconino Center For the Arts will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm.  Performances at Heritage Square in downtown Flagstaff will be held Sundays at 3:00 pm.  Admission is by donation. For more info visit

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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

  • "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."

  • "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 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 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."

  • "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."

  • "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!"

  • "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 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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."