October 31, 2011

Red Rock Film Festival Nov 10-14, 2011

5th Annual Red Rock Film Festival

November 10-14, 2011
The Red Rock Film Festival is a gathering for cinematic art in Zion Canyon of Southern Utah, USA. It is retreat for independent premieres, films, and panels that both enlighten the senses and empower the mind. All genres are considered with a sense of well-being.

Red Rock Film Festival, St. George, Utah

Red Rock Film Festival, St. George, Utah

http://www.redrockfilmfestival.com/index.html

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October 28, 2011

HARVEST FESTIVAL Celebration of Families

Harvest Festival, St. George, Utah

Harvest Festival, St. George, Utah

The Many Faces of a Family

Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:30 – 2:30  (Annually in the Fall)

Vernon Worthen Park  (300 South 400 East)

Located just four three blocks away from this St. George Hotel

Peace within the home is key to sustaining communication, healthy relationships and unity.  Washington County is home to a diverse population, and though we may differ in our language, culture, customs, and religious beliefs, we share a common bond…FAMILY. With over 30 booths come and discover new ideas in strengthening your family!  FREE Food, Games, Door Prizes, Music

If you have questions or are interested in doing a FREE booth, please contact Katy at 435.628.1204 or katy.dove@infowest.com

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October 26, 2011

Desert Palms Health & Fitness Club

Desert Palms Health & FItness Center

You’ve had a long day traveling. You could use a really good work out.  You need more than a treadmill.  And you’re missing your fitness club back home.  We understand completely.  

To help with your home-away-from home experience, one of the best fitness clubs in Southern Utah has partnered with one of the best St. George Hotels.  Their location is even closer than before.:

The new club is located at 491 North Bluff Street in the Executive Plaza Building.

 

Desert Palms Health & Fitness Club

Less than one mile away is the Desert Palms Fitness Center.  They have everything you need to stay fit and energetic.  They offer all the free weights, aerobic equipment, and weight machines you could ever ask for…even a sauna. 

Day passes can be purchased at the front desk for ONLY $7.00!

Thank you for staying with us!

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October 24, 2011

Silver Reef Ghost Town

Silver Reef Wells Fargo Office & Museum

NAME:            Silver Reef
COUNTY:     Washington
ROADS:          2WD
CLIMATE: Cool winter with possible snow, warm summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Anytime.

Silver Reef was discovered between 1866 and 1870 (There are many different stories about the founding of this town) However in 1874 a man named William T Barbee is credited with getting the mining going. In 1875 he had 22 claims here. In 1876 Silver Reef became an established town. Main Street was over a mile long. Silver Reef had over 2000 people living here. Miners and immigrants, including many of Irish, Cornish, and Chinese origin, rushed to the area with the hope of making their fortunes. There were hotels, 9 stores, 6 saloons, a bank, several restaurants, a hospital, 2 dance halls, 2 news papers, a china town, 3 cemeteries, a theater company, and other urban amenities.

Silver Reef Mine Shaft Near St. George

Silver Reef Mine Shaft Near St. George

Despite great differences in ethnicity, religion, and culture, the mining boomtown and its agricultural neighbor, Leeds, formed a mutually dependent relationship. The miners at Silver Reef were sustained by produce from Leeds, and Leeds farmers flourished with cash from the miners for their crops. By 1900 Silver Reef had died as the most easily accessible silver ore had been mined and the price of silver plummeted; however, the farming community of Leeds survived. In 1891 the last mine shut down, about 25 million dollars worth of ore had been taken from the mines here. Between 1891 and 1901 another $250,000 of ore was taken out of the area. The old Wells Fargo Express office is on the National Historical Register and is now a museum. The old bank is now a gift shop. Some of the area has been preserved for its history and is worth visiting. A lot of the surrounding areas of the old town are now homes and housing developments and are restricted to public access

Silver Reef Cemetary Near St. George, Utah

Silver Reef Cemetary Near St. George, Utah

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October 20, 2011

Huntsman World Senior Games – 2012

Hunstman World Senior Games 2012

Hunstman World Senior Games 2012

For individual athletes and teams give us a call and make your reservations prior to the end of 2011 and receive this year rate!

The Best Western Coral Hills is one of the best St. George Hotels in town!  We’ve worked hard for the reputation and look forward to serving you next year.

Huntsman World Senior Games 2012

Huntsman World Senior Games 2012

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October 19, 2011

What Women Want Expo 2012

What Women Want ExpoThe BIGGEST expo in Southern Utah…Starts This Friday!

This year’s What Women Want Expo will be Friday, October 21st from 10am-8pm and Saturday, October 22nd from 10am-6pm.   Tickets are $5 at the gate or you can buy 2 for $5 till Thursday 20th at the Spectrum Newspaper office on the St. George Blvd.   Over 200 booth spaces and vendors, Cooking Classes, Free Mammograms, Fitness Experts, Huge Hourly Drawings.

 For more information go to www.wahtwomenwantexpo.com or call 435.674.6200

Located at the Dixie Center, minutes away from Best Western Coral Hills one of best hotels in St. George!

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October 17, 2011

Harrisburg Ghost Town Near St. George, Utah

Harrisburg Ghosttown near St. George, Utah

Harrisburg Ghost Town near St. George, Utah

NAME:                Harrisburg
COUNTY:          Washington
ROADS:               2WD
CLIMATE:        Cool winter with possible snow, warm summer.
COMMENTS:   
Right off I-15.
REMAINS:         Many ruins.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime

One of the first settlements in the Southern Utah area was Harrisburg, founded in 1861 by Moses Harris and a few Mormon families who settled along Quail Creek. Despite their efforts in digging a 5-mile-long irrigation canal along what is now known as Leeds Creek, growth was hampered by rocky soil and limited land available for farming. Harrisburg came to be in 1862 when a flood destroyed the settlement of Harrisville and its residence were forced to move elsewhere. They named there new place of refinance Harrisburg after Moses Harris (the man who settled Harrisville). By 1864 128 people lived here, almost all the houses were made out of stone. In 1869 many people started to move away due to grasshopper plagues and flooding. Navajo Indian raids also chased many away. By around 1895 the last people had moved away and Harrisburg became a ghost town.

Today, remnants of a few pioneer homes and the restored Adams House are all that remain of Historic Harrisburg.

Today Interstate 15 runs right through the middle of the old town. The town sight left on east side of I15 is now a RV Camp. There are several old stone houses and walls left standing at this sight. A one lane road that goes under I15 from the RV Camp takes you over to what is left of Harrisburg on the west side of I15.  Permission must be obtained from the RV Camp before going onto this property.

Harrisburg Ghosttown Near St. George, Utah

Harrisburg Ghosttown Near St. George, Utah

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October 13, 2011

FieLd oF ScReAms!

Field of Screams, St. George, Utah
Field of Screams, St. George, Utah

Open: October 1st thru 31st

 A simple cornfield turned into a haven for ghosts and goblins — a FIELD OF SCREAMS — just the thing to scare innocent boys and ‘ghouls’!Every turn provokes screams from even the bravest of the brave. It’s the ultimate scare — on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights: dark to 11pm (Mon thru Sat the week of halloween).$10 per personIncludes haunted maze and farm attractions
 Maze Address:3400 S Washington Fields RdWashington, UT 84780
 Phone:435.673.4096

 

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October 11, 2011

THRILLER is back at Tuacahn

Thriller 2011 Odyssey’s Dance Theatre

Click HERE for Odyssey Dance Theater

Click HERE for Odyssey Dance Theater

 

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR CHILDREN UNDER 12

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.”

$17.50 – $26.50      October 22, 24 – 29, 2011, 7:30 PM
October 31, 2011, 8:00 PM MST

 Click HERE to book your tickets directly with Tuacahn’s ONLINE BOX OFFICE!

Click HERE for Odyssey Dance Theater

Click HERE for Odyssey Dance Theater

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October 10, 2011

Sneak Preview…Latest Photos!!! Take a Look!!!

St. Goerge, Hotel

We have yet to get our latest photos up on all our associated sites.  But the photos taken by our friends at Pro Search Plus have done such a great job we wanted to give everyone the chance to see what should be appearing shortly…at a web site new you.

CLICK HERE so see our latest property photos.

Since this round of pictures was taken our breakfast room was refurbished and new wall features installed.

We are about 90% done with our two-year remodel project…I think.  Something is always being upgraded and improved.  It is safe to say: we are in a constant state of improving.  Enjoy the photos!

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