Soap Used to Save Lives
February 5, 2015
Have you ever wondered what happens to the millions of bars of soap that hotels discard every day? Like so many other useful things, it is often thrown in the garbage and sent to our landfills where it sits indefinitely. At the same time, there are millions of people who are living without basic hygiene, and the resulting illnesses claim more than 1.7 million lives each year.
Fortunately, the Global Soap Project has created a way to eliminate these two problems with one solution, and we at the Abbey Inn are proud to partner with them in this endeavor. We collect used soap and send it to the GSP plant in Las Vegas where it is purified and reprocessed into new bars. In the last six months, we have collected and donated about 200 pounds of used soap.
The new soap bars are shipped to 32 different countries to help vulnerable populations like disaster victims, refugees, the homeless, and mothers and children living in extreme poverty. There, it saves lives and helps prevent illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea.
Simple hand washing with soap is something we take for granted, and we are thankful for the Global Soap Project for giving us a way to offer this basic necessity to others.
When you are staying at the Abbey Inn or any other participating hotel, you can help by cleaning your used soap and removing any debris. See www.globalsoap.org to help the cause of spreading health.
Utah Shakespeare Festival Tips
Utah Shakespeare Festival Tips
Over the years, we at the Abbey Inn have learned a few things about Cedar City during the Shakespeare Festival: how to avoid crowds, how to get the most bang for your buck, and how to fill your vacation with life-long memories. Here are some tips to help you plan your “Shakesperience.” Let us know any ideas that you have.
For Your Convenience & Comfort
- Double check your dates before booking your tickets. (Tickets are non-refundable and cost $5/ticket to change dates.)
- Dress in layers (The Adam’s theater is outdoors, and a sprinkle of rain happens occasionally. Also, the AC in the Randall Jones and Auditorium can make the indoor theaters pretty chilly. If you get too hot, you can always take off a layer.)
- Let us make your dinner reservations. (Evening play orientation starts at 6 pm, the Green Show at 7, and the plays at 8. If you wish to eat at 5, you will want a reservation to get ahead of the crowds.)
- Stay at the Abbey Inn, of course! (#1 hotel on TripAdvisor.com, close to dining, shopping, and about a 10 minute walk to the festival.)
Get a Good Deal
- Plan to visit at the end of August and during the fall. (Fewer crowds and less expensive rooms and tickets.)
- Come in groups of at least 5 rooms and 12 people. (The festival and the Abbey Inn offer group discounts.)
- Stay in one of the Abbey’s vacation homes (You can cook your own meals and accommodate more people for less.)
- Ask us about a current “last minute deal.”
Have More Fun
- Visit the national parks & monuments (You don’t need to be “outdoorsy” to enjoy the beauty of Southern Utah. Get an annual pass, and you can come as often as you like and visit other parks across the country.)
- Shop Cedar City’s Historic Downtown (Unique decor and clothing stores, a classic drugstore with soda bar, a cozy coffee and bookshop, restaurants, etc.)
- Golf and Massage (Play a round of golf among the red rocks of Cedar City and relax with a soothing massage before your plays. We are happy to reserve a tee time and a massage for you.)
- Southern Utah University (Take family pictures on the lovely campus, tour the Braithwaite Art Gallery, see music and dance concerts, or cheer at a game.)
- Frontier Homestead Museum (Learn about Cedar City heritage)
How to Save Money on Your Hotel
There are so many ways to save on lodging during you trip to Cedar City. Here are our top recommendations. Let us know if you have any other ideas.
Avoid online travel sites (i.e. Expedia, Priceline, etc.)
By booking with us directly, you can negotiate, modify, or cancel a reservation
more easily because you eliminate the middleman.
Be ﬂexible on dates and stay on weekdays (Sunday-Thursday)
Rates vary depending on season and occupancy. To get the best deal, stay during the
Travel in groups
We offer discounted rates if you have 5 or more rooms.
Ask for a last minute upgrade
If a suite is available, you may be able to get it for a discounted rate.
Ask about a our loyalty program
We offer frequent stay programs, extended stay programs, and bounce back deals. Let us know you will be returning.
Brian Head Triple Crown
This Saturday, February 8th will be the second installment in the Brian Head Triple Crown series. Snow boarders will compete in the Slope Style event on the newly constructed Bypass Terrain Park at Brian Head where they will perform a variety of outstanding tricks. This event begins at 1 pm.
This is Brian Head’s first season hosting the Triple Crown event. The Rail Jam, the first event in the series, was a huge success with incredible talent turning out to compete. There are 4 categories for professional, amateur, men, and women with each category awarding 3 prizes. It’s only $5 to register and free to watch, so make your way up here and enjoy what we hope will be a long standing tradition at Brian Head.
The third and final installment is coming up on March 8th, the Big Air event. Details coming soon.
Brian Head Discounts
Brian Head Opening Day
Brian Head Opening Day will December 15, 2013. All lifts are planned to open by December 15, 2013 (weather permitting).
Operating Hours (Mountain Standard Time)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Periods
Night Skiing and Boarding will begin on Nov. 29, 2013!
Get out and enjoy Brian Head Resort at night. Night skiing and boarding has moved to the Blackfoot lift. This change allows skiers and boarders to enjoy more runs, more vertical and a lighted terrain park.
|Night Skiing (Friday – Saturday and holiday periods)||$20.00|
|*College Night (Thursday Night Skiing and Boarding)||$15.00|
|Night Skiing Upgrade (With the purchase of a day ticket)||$8.00|
|Night Skiing Rentals||$20.00|
Operating Hours (Mountain Standard Time)
4:00pm to 9:00pm Thursday through Saturday
The Abbey Inn offers affordable luxury! Stay with us in Cedar City, UT. Only a short drive to Brian Head – where you can enjoy evenings out after skiing. Go to a movie, go shopping, or pick from many amazing restaurants!
brian head lodging
With Brian Head only a short 30 minute drive – the Abbey Inn in Cedar City is the ideal location when skiing in beautiful southern Utah. Cedar City offers many dining options, movie theaters, parks, and many other recreational activities. Stay at the Abbey Inn and receive 15% off our standard rate when skiing at Brianhead or Eagle Point. To make reservations click the reservations tab above and use the promo code SKI15.
Sawyer Brown performs at Tuacahn
November 14, 2014
Sawyer Brown, Founded in 1981, having played more than 4000 shows over the course of those years, and logging mileage well into the seven figures, the wheels are still turning and an ever-open road stretches out ahead. Link to the Sawyer Brown artist site.
“We are just who we are—period,” says lead singer Mark Miller when asked for some of the secrets to the band’s longevity. “From the beginning, we didn’t want to sell ourselves as something we weren’t. We’re blue collar, working class guys from the neighborhood who just happen to get up on stage at night and make music.” He then adds with a laugh, “OK, guys from the neighborhood who made some questionable clothing choices in the 80s—but it was the 80s, after all.”
From the looks of the band’s three-decade and still going career, they seem to be guys from everybody’s neighborhood. Keyboard player Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard adds, “It’s always humbling when someone comes up after a show and tells us that they hear themselves or their family in our music. I hope that they can look up there on stage and see themselves—because we can sure look out at them and see ourselves. Every day we’re on the road, one of the best parts of the day is walking around whatever town we’re playing in and just soaking it in—listening to folks talking in restaurants, just watching life unfold like it always does—one story at a time.”
Call the Tuacahn Box Office today: 435-652-3300 Tuacahn.org Guest receive a 10% discount on their room when attending Tuacahn performances and concerts.
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Thriller returns for Halloween at Tuacahn
September 4, 2014
Thriller, performed by Odyssey Dance Theater.
If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller“ isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve.
Throughout the two-hour program, “Thriller” highlights all the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls, you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown and the “Giggle Girl,” who sings and maniacally laughs her way through songs such as “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”
Critics agree that Odyssey Dance Theatre is nothing short of spectacular:
“Compelling dance performed to perfection! Young, trim, slim, and athletic…Great fun!” –The Spectrum
“Odyssey’s Thriller”..a delightful “Dance Macabre”….As for humor, there were bucket loads. Laughs abounded during a “Romeo & Juliet” inspired “Frankenstein & Frankenstein” and “Jason Jam,” a work that used a lot of percussive dancing, a la “Stomp”, that spotlighted three “Friday the 13th” villains dancing with ice picks, machetes and, of all things, chain saws. The whole idea was cool…” — Scott Iwasaki, Deseret News.
October 24 – November 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm $18.50-$28.50
Call the Tuacahn Box Office today: 435-652-3300 Tuacahn.org
Guests attending Tuacahn shows and concerts receive a 10% discount on the regular room rate at BEST WESTERN Coral Hills. Just show your tickets to the front desk agent at check in.
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Milestone Member Award
July 28, 2014
We have 98 spaciously-appointed guest rooms each providing cable satellite television, free high-speed Internet access, complimentary full, hot breakfast, indoor and outdoor heated pool, spa and fully equipped exercise facility.
Ten local golf courses, family amusement centers , hiking and mountain biking trails as well as the St. George Marathon, Ironman, Days of Camelot Festival and The Tuacahn Outdoor Theater provide nearby year-round fun.
We are also your perfect location to base your vacation, when visiting the local scenic attractions, and nearby Bryce Canyon, Zions, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Having each within a few hours drive and Zions a mere 45 min, see the great beauty of the nearby National Parks.
For superior customer service, and a great location in St. George, make your reservation at this BEST WESTERN Coral Hills today!