5 on December 28, 2014
Our family of four were going to see Santa at nearby popular holiday tourism events, so demand for lodging was at a peak. Elden Trails B&B was priced less than any of the top hotels. Other factors that intrigued us about Elden Trails B&B are: The property abuts the Mt. Elden forest. The studio is private, with a small dining area, bathroom, bedroom, and pull-out bed in the living area. The promise of a nourishing, well-crafted breakfast. Kids are welcome. The proprietors contacted us soon after making the reservation and clearly communicated with us about our needs and expectations. We felt as if we were being welcomed by a doting aunt and uncle or godparents. When our arrival time was delayed into their personal time, Steve and Marnie graciously coordinated check-in and offered up knowledgeable ideas for dinner (small town vs. weary city kids). Steve and Marnie attended to every detail in the design of the studio, no amenity of comfort forgotten, yet nothing fussy. They had books and movies for the kids, plenty of blankets and plush towels, and a generous assortment of refreshments at our discretion such as fine teas and locally made products. The decor is inviting, eclectic, and thoughtful. We admired the sculptures, the throw rugs everywhere, and the kids loved the "spinners" (hand-painted tops). Breakfast was a remarkable affair. Homemade yogurt, soft yogurt cheese, jellies, seed cake, and kombucha (my husband swears it's the best recipe he's tasted, and my daughter like it a lot). Those were just accompaniments to crisp bacon, creamy cheesy-egg scramble, toast, browned potatoes, and fruit salad. Everything was seasoned well and cooked perfectly. We drank coffee, tea, and a rich hot cocoa. The kids were allowed to check the chicken coop for eggs - and, yes, the breakfast eggs were freshly-laid by the Elden Trails B&B's hens. We deeply appreciate the hospitality of Steve and Marnie and can't imagine staying anywhere else in Flagstaff.
5 on September 21, 2014
Our only regret is that we only stayed 2 nights! The accommodations were creative and cozy reflecting the love and care of Marnie and Steve. Breakfast was uber organic and kept us going throughout most of the day. We loved the hiking right outside our door on Mt Elden. mahalo from eileen & john (Hawaii)
5 on July 26, 2014
We reserved a 2 night stay in a last minute reservation to avoid a ghastly hotel we were supposed to stay at and were so wonderfully surprised. Marnie and Steve were gracious hosts and served up delicious organic breakfasts. We loved the privacy that this Bed and Breakfast gave us as well as the lush surroundings. No need for concern about other guests because Elden Trails is a studio apartment. The National Forest as a backyard was a delightful place for walking and the Grand Canyon was only an hour away. We also appreciated Steve's recommendation to Fat Olives, an Italian restaurant down the road that was indeed worthy of the 2 thumbs up! We will definitely be back!
4.8 on July 02, 2014
We loved, loved, loved our stay at Elden Trails B&B! The room was clean, homey,and very comfertable. Marnie is an incredible chef and breakfasts were amazing. We, typically, jump up from breakfast, ready to go and do...but the environment at this B&B begged for relaxation and conversation...an hour of time just to BE. (Thank you for that, Steve and Marnie!) Suggestions for places to go and the best way to see the sights were always available...and we were never sorry we followed Steve's advice. We have been on extended travel across the US. I must say, Elden Trails B&B has been our favorite stay so far.
5 on April 27, 2014
Marnie and Steve have created a delightful retreat! The "room" is actually a studio with separate sleeping area, which backs up to the Coconino National Forest. Breakfasts are outstanding: all-natural, organic, with eggs fresh from The Girls (Marnie and Steve's chickens). I would have loved to stay more than our two nights! In fact, I would return to the Flagstaff area just to stay at Elden Trails!
5 on December 21, 2013
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! Lisa
4.8 on November 06, 2013
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.
5 on October 11, 2013
Wonderful studio accomodations. Superb, quiet location just off hiking trails! Fantastic breakfast. Wonderful hosts
4.8 on September 02, 2013
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.
5 on August 19, 2013
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.
4.8 on March 07, 2013
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 forrest for our beloved four-legged friends to run free. The most mentionable 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.
5 on November 03, 2012
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 -darren n ashley
5 on October 02, 2012
Steve and Marnie are very gracious hosts - in addition to being very interesting and thoughtful people. We had a great time eating breakfasts with them and chatting (though that is optional, if you prefer to eat alone). The location is nothing short of spectacular. The moment you walk into Steve and Marnie's yard, you'll know that your choice of venues was wise. The yard is lovely, replete with Koi pond, 9 chickens (fresh eggs for breakfast), and seasonal gardens. Their yard - and your suite - backs up to spectacular National Forest Service land and a 9000+ foot tall mountain, with hiking trails out your bedroom door if you are so inclined. Your bedroom windows will be in the forest, and I mean that literally. My wife and I have run a bed and breakfast, so we know a thing or two about the business, and I can tell you unequivocally that Steve and Marnie are running a top-notch operation. I hope to return again sometime. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
4.8 on September 18, 2012
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!
5 on July 28, 2012
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.
5 on July 05, 2012
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.
5 on June 04, 2012
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.
4.8 on June 02, 2012
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.
4.0 on April 02, 2012
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
5 on March 28, 2012
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.
4.4 on February 29, 2012
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.