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...

Spring Weather for Northern Arizona

Sunny & mild conditions on tap

Spring Weather for Northern Arizona
The recent small storm that passed through left a few snow squalls in its wake. We would hike a ways in relative calm then the wind would pick up and we became enveloped in a moderate snowfall. The visual imagery of the snow clouds blowing in over the ridge was very cool. Today its sunny and pretty nice. We should see...

Another go at the Mt. Elden Gully

An early spring snowstorm in Flagstaff

Another go at the  Mt. Elden Gully
A couple of photos from two days ago, just before our latest storm rolled in. A few hours after these photos were taken the skies were rumbling amid frequent flashes of lightning as a cold front blew in over the flagstaff area. By the next morning we had received 2 to 3 inches of snow and no doubt much more where these...

A Mt. Elden Adventure

A very seldom attempted route

A Mt. Elden Adventure
Recently I posted a photo of a new route up Mt. Elden. The photo was taken from a distance so it was difficult to get a precise idea of just what we would be facing. A couple of days ago Chuck & I entered the lower portion of the gully which will serve as our route to the top of the ridge. So we made an exploratory foray...

Northern Arizona in Winter

Snowshoeing adventures from Elden Trails B&B

Northern Arizona in Winter
The weather was so mild we did not even need light jackets. A good amount of snow on the mountains north side and cooler & cloudy conditions for the next week or so back country snow outings should be a lot of fun. But as always be p0repared when you venture out. Take water, food, extra clothing and know the layout of...

Winter Hiking around Mt. Elden

Snowy high country trails

Winter Hiking around Mt. Elden
Here is Mia looking at the north slope of Mt. Elden. This is a great local hike that offers great views and a little traveled path. Yes, Flagstaff recorded a good ten to twelve inches of snow Christmas eve. Snow play areas were in high gear.

The Mt. Elden Crevice

Flagstaff hikes

The Mt. Elden Crevice
A couple of months ago I posted some photos taken from inside the Mt. Elden crevice. My friend Chuck and I tackled this rugged route on a bright & sunny day. There is no trail but rather an arduous scramble up & over boulders. Like any such endeavor though it has its rewards. This is how the crevice looks as seen from...

Flagstaff Area Hikes

Layered clothing a must

Flagstaff Area Hikes
A recent hike up the Weatherford Trails with friend Chuck & his dog Mac. In the distance Doyle peak can be seen.; Doyle is one of the San Francisco Peaks. The trail was very muddy this day with patches of snow here & there and temperatures in the low 30's. The Forest Service had issued a bear warning for this area but we...

Flagstaff area Hiking

Winter fun in northern Arizona

Flagstaff area Hiking
Can you see the trail? There are no tracks as we were the first to walk along this stretch. Its a great time to enjoy a winter get-a-way here in Flagstaff. As soon as we get more snow we'll break out the snowshoes.

A Bear in the Woods

Great hiking trails from Elden Trails B&B.

A Bear in the Woods
Here's our dog little Mia our in the snow. This spot is about 1/2 mile from Elden Trails B&B. We walked up the trail another 100 feet or so and to my considerable surprise came upon large & fresh bear tracks that crossed out path. I knew the tracks were very fresh as they were distinct and it was snowing & blowing at the...

Mt. Elden rocks in Flagstaff

The Pipeline Trail

Mt. Elden rocks in Flagstaff
I wonder how many of you have seen this rock? It sits right on the edge of the Pipeline trail about 100 yards off Fat Mans Loop trail. The rock is about 9 to 10 feet high and dramatically sculpted by the forces of nature. Definitely stimulates the imagination. Our weather has turned cool and blustery. Typical fall...

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...

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...

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.

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Elden Trails Bed & Breakfast

Flagstaff, AZ. (928) 266-0230



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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • "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 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!"

  • "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."

  • "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 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."

  • "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 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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."