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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...

A Soaking rain for Flagstaff

The Elden Trails B&B garden is looking good

A  Soaking rain for Flagstaff
This beautiful cactus blossom appeared at the side of the trail. We expect to see a lot more of this and from a variety of native different plants in the coming days after the heavy rains we just experienced Today has been windy and cool but warmer days are just ahead.. We expect to see big things from our garden now...

After the Storm on the Christmas Tree Trail

A beautiful weekend is just ahead

After the Storm on the Christmas Tree Trail
A group of rocks just off the Christmas Tree Trail. This photo was taken a short time after sunset; the winds were calm.and the air temperature at that moment was 17 degrees but falling fast. The previous nights snow was heavy and crusty. My snowshoes made a loud crunch with every step. Truly a peaceful time to be in the...

Another Big Storm for Flagstaff

Northern Arizona braces for up to a foot of snow

Another Big Storm for Flagstaff
Another Pacific storm comes barreling into northern Arizona. This was the harbinger yesterday (the lenticular in the photo) and today its snowing. If the forecast holds true we may see as much as 10 to 12 inches overnight. What a great season for outdoor snow enthusiasts! Say you saw this blog and we'll give you a 10%...

Snowshoeing around Mt. Elden

Winter adventures in Flagstaff

Snowshoeing around Mt. Elden
Today Chuck & I ventured out a bit further and ascended a large hill on the north end of Mt. Elden. The snowshoe trek covered about 4 miles including the ascent of the 30 degree hill and a steep gully just to the north of the hill. Deep untrammeled snow (except for deer & Elk prints) filled the gully. and made for a most...

Sledding Fun in Flagstaff

After the storm

Sledding Fun in Flagstaff
After the Christmas eve snowstorm good sledding conditions prevailed. This photo was taken just a short way behind Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast. The popular large sledding areas in and around Flagstaff were swamped with people eager to have fun in the snow. Flagstaff has one new snow play are this year, the FT....

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...

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...

Elden Trails Bed & Breakfast

Flagstaff, AZ. (928) 266-0230

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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

  • "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."

  • "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 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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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!"

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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 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 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."

  • "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."