Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast

6073 Snowflake Drive , Flagstaff, AZ 86004 USA (Show map)

About

Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast is a full service B&B offering the luxurious simplicity of our two room Studio Suite at the foot of Mount Elden and miles of ponderosa pine forest and high desert hiking and biking trails. We are five miles east of historic downtown Flagstaff, near public transportation and shopping, but away from the hustle bustle. Many of our foods are grown in our gardens and greenhouse. We have chickens for eggs. At Elden Trails we aspire to be an example of sustainable living and to serve local, organic nourishing, gourmet food.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5.0

Peacefulness in the Pines

5 on July 02, 2016

Amidst the peaceful pines this gem of hospitality is awesome!!! I have not slept so well in years! Comfy, clean, and absolutely beautiful. Breakfast was the best I have ever had!! I ate all of my generous portion and took some of my husband's for the long road trip to LA. Marnie and Steve were fantastic!! Thanks to you both and Mia your sweet dog for sharing your joy with others.


Hidden Gem

5 on June 26, 2016

What a lovely place! My husband, our 8-year-old and I stayed one night during a road trip. The hosts were sweet, the food was amazing, and my son loved seeing their chickens. Great care is taken in the details - organic soaps, homemade yogurt, etc. Flagstaff was a neat town as well... more micro breweries than you'd expect for a city of its size. Hope we can come back.


Private retreat

4.0 on April 05, 2016

Since Marney and Steve only have one room I was so happy we got 3 nights during spring break. We felt very private and safe. We looked forward to Marney delivering her delicious breakfasts every morning. They were very welcoming innkeepers/ Thank you.


Excellent stay

5 on March 31, 2016

Steve and Marnie were very nice and helpful. Small but cozy studio was next to pretty gardens and sits on the edge of miles of wilderness trails. Large breakfast featured delicious homemade items. Delightfully unique lodging experience.


Vacation Highlight

5 on March 25, 2016

Our stay at the Elden Trails B & B was one of the highlights of our trip to Arizona. The apartment was clean and cozy. Steve and Marnie could not have been more gracious hosts and the best part was the fantastic breakfast they delivered straight to our door, which included fresh coffee, eggs from their own chickens, homemade yogurt and seedcake. If we visit the Flagstaff area in the future, I would not want to stay anywhere else.


Best breakfast I've ever eaten

5 on October 02, 2015

Our stay at Elden Trails B&B was lovely in every way. Steve and Marnie greeted us on arrival and gave us a short tour, including their gardens and greenhouse. The room backs up to forest area, so the views out the windows were all pines. Wifi was a breeze to connect with. The highlight, though, was breakfast. We had fruit, yogurt, a homemade seed cake, omelets made with eggs from their chickens, and a pot of full-flavored coffee. After all that food, we headed out the back gate for hike on Mount Elden. Just a wonderful experience. We will be back.


Best place to stay in Flagstaff

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.


stay here and stay a while!

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)


A wonderful surprise

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!


A great place to STOP. So very enjoyable.

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Studio Suite

The Studio Suite has 450 sq. feet of living space. The main room feels spacious with its eleven foot ceiling and the cozy bedroom with a Queen bed makes you feel like you are nestled up right in the forest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $120 - $135

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Location

Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Flagstaff, AZ (FLG-Pulliam Field) 9 miles

Directions to property:

Heading east or west on I40 take the Country Club exit to highway 89 north. After crossing the I40 overpass go left onto highway 89 north. Follow 89N past the Flagstaff Mall approx. one mile until you come to the Smokerise intersection. Smokerise is a four way stoplight with a KOA campground on your left. Go through the intersection and about one block until you come to the next left which will be Winter. From the turn lane drive onto Winter and go uphill about 2 blocks. Winter runs into Snowflake Drive. Turn right onto Snowflake Dr. and Elden Trails B&B is about one short block uphill on your left. Our address is 6073 Snowflake Drive; you'll see our sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The Grand Canyon, Walnut Canyon, The San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff Farmers Market, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Fireplace, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Dart board, iorn, trail maps

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Regulation dart board, Mt. Elden Trail, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not allowed on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children must be under adult supervision.
  • Childcare Provided: No No day care services provided.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes One dog per family, must be on leash while on property.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum Holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One half of the total stay must be prepaid before arrival. Short notice exceptions.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if reservation canceled within fourteen days minus a $25.00 handling fee. Less than fourteen days a full refund (less a $25.00 handling fee) if we are able to re- book the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve and Marnie

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Laying chickens

About the innkeepers

Marnie is a retired MD and a homeopath. She is also very interested in healthy nutrition and is an excellent cook. Steve is a former radio announcer and pilot. He enjoys the many miles of hiking and snowshoeing trails behind the property. We have two dogs a husky named Keko and a Shepard mix, Mia who both love people. Our cat is simply Mr. Cat.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9;00am
  • Serving Location: Patio Terrace, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Kosher


Signature Dish

House seed cake


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