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Take advantage of winter at Ruby's Inn

Take advantage of winter at Ruby's Inn


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During the most wonderful time of the year, quality time with family takes precedence. The kids won't stay young forever and now is the time to make memories that will last a lifetime. Fortunately, Ruby's Inn has everything you need for bonding time in a beautiful winter wonderland. Whether you're looking for an exciting day trip or an unforgettable week of fun, Ruby's Inn is the destination for you.

From its founding, Ruby's Inn has always been a premier family getaway. The resort was founded in 1916 by Reuben Syrett when he moved his family down to Bryce from Panguitch, Utah. Dazzled by the beauty of Bryce Canyon, Reuben was inspired to build a lodge on the rim of Bryce Canyon called "Tourist Rest" to house visitors and families to the area. Over 100 years later, Ruby's Inn is still the premier place to stay to experience the wonders of the area, any time of the year. Here are a few of the amazing experiences waiting for you at Ruby's Inn.

Take advantage of winter at Ruby's Inn
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Go ice skating

This winter marks the inaugural year of the Bryce Canyon Ice Ribbon. The new, scenic ice ribbon meanders through the natural scenery in a large loop, giving skaters a more immersive and engaging experience than a standard rink. This picturesque skating experience transports you to your own personal Hallmark Christmas movie set.

Bring your own skates or rent a pair at Ruby's Winter Activity Center for all-day skating. With the beautiful location and perfectly smooth ice, skating on the Bryce Canyon Ice Ribbon is sure to become your family's next winter tradition.

Adventure through snowy Bryce Canyon

Hiking is a great way to take in the sights of Bryce Canyon, connect with nature and create memories with your family. In the wintertime, Bryce Canyon transforms into a serene landscape fit for a Christmas card, waiting to be explored. Pack your camera gear to capture the unique sights only available this time of year.

Bryce Canyon has a variety of trails to showcase everything the area has to offer.

Explore the scenic but easy one-mile Rim Trail in Bryce Canyon, for the best view of sunrise. Morning paints the canyon sky in stunning colors against the snow-covered hoodoos. For a longer adventure, take the Fairyland Loop Trail, eight miles bringing you up close and personal with incredible rock formations and sweet-smelling juniper trees. The Winter Activity Center also provides snowshoe rentals. Nothing can come between you and the beauty of Bryce Canyon this season.

Take advantage of winter at Ruby's Inn
Photo: Ruby's Inn

Set out on a cross-country skiing adventure

Skip the expensive slopes and try out cross-country skiing at Ruby's. Take the whole family out to explore over 35 kilometers of freshly-groomed ski trails that weave through towering Ponderosa pine trees. Forget your worries over day passes or lift tickets – the grounds are free to enjoy all day. Cross-country skiing is also permitted inside Bryce Canyon National Park, a truly unique way to view the towering hoodoos and sunsets over the frosted canyon.

Ski rentals for all sizes and skill levels are available at the Ruby's Inn Winter Activity Center, allowing you to instill a life-long love of skiing.

Get comfy in our affordable lodging

The main lodge is home to the Cowboy's Buffet and Steakhouse, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. The impressive spread is sure to entice even the pickiest of eaters. Those visiting for Christmas Day will be treated to a special holiday feast. The lodge also houses the Ruby's Inn General Store, a fully-stocked grocery and gift shop for anything you may need during your vacation, from vegetables to souvenirs.

After a full day of exploring the scenery around Bryce Canyon, there is nothing better than bundling up and getting cozy in your nice, warm room. End your day of adventure, by gathering the whole family together to spend the evening sipping hot cocoa and enjoying a classic Christmas movie. Ruby's Inn offers lodging options for every budget and party size. All rooms provide comfortable beds, wireless internet and sweeping views.

For over a century, Ruby's Inn has specialized in family vacations. Dream up your perfect winter getaway and revitalize your family time with Ruby's Inn. Book your stay today at

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