February 10, 2014

Parade of Homes, St. George 2014 – 2 Free Tickets!!

St. George Area Parade of Homes between February 14 and 23rd

Are you planning on going to the St. George Area Parade of Homes ?
“Like” this post and our page on Facebook and be entered to WIN 2 Tickets to St. George Parade of Homes.
Comment what you like about your house and double your chances!
The winner will be picked at random and will be announced this Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00am when the parade begins.
A chance to win two free tickets: like our post and page on Facebook.

A chance to win two free tickets: like our post and page on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The St. George Area Parade of Homes is presented by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). SUHBA is a trade association representing building industry businesses throughout Washington, Kane and San Juan Counties of Southern Utah. Our members play a vital role in the construction industry. Our mission is to build communities. Our tools are education, communication, participation and advocacy.

Homes are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm throughout Washington County, Utah (closes at 5 pm on February 23rd).  Plan to attend and see why the St. George Area Parade of Homes is one of the most popular Parades in the country – over 28,600 people attended last year! For more information, contact the Southern Utah Home Builders Association at 435-674-1400.

Best Western does not endorse, sponsor, or administer this promotion. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion.

January 24, 2014

Ski Brian Head Discount

Ski Brian Head Ski Resort…SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Ski Brian Head Resort...at a discount

Ski Brian Head Resort…at a discount

 

 

This Ski Resort is only one hour and 20 minutes from Best Western Coral Hills.  When you are done on the slopes come back to St. George for a round of golf or relax in either the indoor or outdoor hot tubs.

There is something for everyone at Brian Head from bunny hills to double black diamond, traditional snow skiing, tubing snow boarding and a great outdoor fire to rest by when you want to rest up a bit.   They have plenty of gear to rent for you, your family, and the entire neighborhood.

Every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday they have the bag jump available so you can practice all your jumps and flips safely.

On your way up or on the way down be certain to stop and drive through Kolob Canyons, part of Zion National Park, just off of I-15.

January 6, 2014

“Dixie” How St. George got the Nickname

When you come to visit southern Utah, and specifically St. George, you will notice two predominant features on the surrounding hills.  The first is a very large “D” lit up on the Black Hill and a “DIXIE” painted on the sugar loaf or the Red Hill.  Obviously, the “D” stands for Dixie; but why?

How does "Dixie" fit in to St. George?

How does “Dixie” fit in to St. George?

Here’s how the story goes…

When the Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) Pioneers left the United States to go out west and settled what is now Salt Lake City they the began to establish settlements about every fifty miles to the north, south, east and west.  The reason it was every fifty miles is because that was about how long the signal on a telegraph wire would extend.  This expansion of what was then called the Territory of Deseret is most notable when looking at a map and the settlements that extend north into Canada and as far south into Mexico.  In fact it is interesting to note that the cities of Mesquite and Las Vegas, Nevada were created due to this expansion effort.

Geographically there is a mountain range between St. George and Cedar City, Utah…fifty miles north.  This is the reason for the drastic difference in weather between northern Utah, which has great snow skiing, and southern Utah which has great golf – year-round.

The warmer weather alone still doesn’t account for the nickname “Dixie”.

When the American Civil War broke out it became extremely expensive to find cotton and have it shipped to the western territories.  Thought the Mormons did not actively participate in the Civil War fighting they claimed faithfulness to the Union and had strong antislavery sentiments.  To find remedy to this lack of cotton several of the Mormon Saints were sent to establish the Cotton Mission.  They were charged to grow cotton and other warm climate crops.  Today one can still tour the Historic Cotton Mill which currently houses the Star Nursery Business.   Some of those Saints were from the southern United States and had the special skills and knowledge in growing cotton.

Other products that are known to come out of the area included Dixie Wine, silk and tobacco.   Grapes grow well in the area and one will notice Mulberry trees that abound in the historic areas of Downtown St. George.  The leaves from these trees was harvested to feed to the silk worms.

So, for the warmer climate, the growing of cotton by some Southern Saints, the area  became known as Dixie, and later Utah’s Dixie.

Since 1998, Star Nursery has owned the historic Cotton Mill Factory in Washington City, Utah. For many years during the 19th century, the factory was at the center of cotton production in Washington County. (Photo by Loren Webb)

Since 1998, Star Nursery has owned the historic Cotton Mill Factory in Washington City, Utah. For many years during the 19th century, the factory was at the center of cotton production in Washington County. (Photo by Loren Webb)

December 30, 2013

new years wishes from the BWCH

New years wishes from the staff of Best Western Coral Hills, your home-away-from-home in St. George, Utah.

Bring in the new year and stay with us while the rates are at their lowest and the weather is fair.  So fair, you can even golf!

Coming to St. George during the new year but don’t know when?  Need to give the kids a little help or incentive to come and visit, but still don’t know when?  Click on the picture below to purchase Best Western Travel Cards. The Best Western Travel Card® allows you to fit over 100* countries and territories worldwide into your wallet. Travel Cards are accepted at 4,000* properties worldwide.  If you would like to speak to someone regarding these cool cards CALL 1-877-CARD-2TVL within North America or 1-877-227-3288

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Give a gift of travel this new year.

Give the gift of travel this new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 26, 2013

New Years 2014 Eve Party 2014 in St. George

New Years 2014!

New Years Celebration 2014

New Years Celebration 2014

 

The Biggest New Years Eve Party is at the Washington Rec Center!

New Years Eve Party 2014 with plenty to do for the entire family!

CLICK HERE to link to the event site. www.myheartofdixie.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 23, 2013

Christmas Greetings from Best Western Coral Hills

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Christmas Greetings from our family to yours.

A Christmas thank you for your patronage and comments over all these years.  We have been blessed with great employees and wonderful guests.  The year has gone by so quickly and there are many improvements we have made to the property because of your recommendations.  Thank you for being such great supporters and trusting us to care for your friends and family.  We do not take your trust lightly.

From the staff of Best Western Coral Hills, St. George, your home-away-from-home.

merry-christmas best Western

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 19, 2013

Little Mermaid by Disney Returns to Tuacahn

The Little Mermaid swims back onto the Tuacahn Stage!

May 29 – October 18, 2014

Tuacahn presents Disney’s Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical. This stage adaptation of the beloved film comes to life in a magnificent stage production the entire family will enjoy.  Tuacahn is one of the first regional theatres in the country to present this updated version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  There is new orchestrations which enhances this fabulous production.

Ariel, a lovely young mermaid, spends her days dreaming of what life on land might be like, but, as a human.  With so many magical inventions and curiosities—as well as a very handsome prince—the world above the water proves to be irresistible.  Ariel trades her voice to the sea witch for the chance to live and walk on land.  But, with the change be long enough for her to make the prince fall in love with her?  She sets in motion a dramatic and sometimes humorous series of events that will ultimately change her life forever.

The Little Mermaid features new as well as familiar tunes—including all of the classic songs from the film, such as “Part of Your World,” “Les Poissons,” “Under the Sea,” and “Kiss the Girl.”  You must come a see how Tuacahn makes a shark swim on stage.  Filled with enchanted characters, brilliant waterscapes, and beloved music, this production will certainly delight the young and will surely rekindle pleasant memories of youth and love in the young at heart.

Tickets range from $28.50 to$ 79.50   Discounted tickets available when booking through Best Western Coral Hills.

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.

Discount tickets  and rooms available through Best Western Coral Hills

Discount tickets and rooms available through Best Western Coral Hills

December 16, 2013

Employee of the Month Dec 2013

Employee of the month for Dec 2013 is Rachel!

She works in our laundry department and is an absolute joy to have on our staff.  Since her first day with us she has yet to ever call in sick or nor be available to help cover shifts for other employees.  She always has a great attitude and has been a consistent support to the laundry supervisor.

Rachel is married and has two daughters.  We are also proud of her efforts in continuing her efforts to complete her studies for a college degree.  A great inspiration.

Thank you Rachel for being such an outstanding employee.  Your work and efforts within your department it greatly appreciated.

Employee of the Month, December 2013, Rachel Jurgensmeier.

Employee of the Month, December 2013, Rachel Jurgensmeier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 12, 2013

Christmas in the Canyon at Tuacahn

Tuacahn’s Christmas In The Canyon is presented every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening from November 29 through December 23, 2013.

Live Nativity at Tuacahn

Live Nativity at Tuacahn

There is no admission charge to visit Tuacahn and enjoy Christmas in the Canyon.  It’s Tuacahn’s

way of saying “thank you” to the community for its support and to remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas.

Live Nativity •Presented in the amphitheatre at 7:00 and 8:00 pm. •$2.00 per person or $15.00 per family (up to 10 guests). •Special group rates are available upon request. •The Live Nativity is a family favorite which through music, narration and acting tells the story of the birth of the Christ child. •Volunteer groups provide the on-stage talent each night.  The Live Nativity includes live camels and other animals.

Activities for the Entire Family •Live Nativity 7 & 8 p.m. •Holiday train ride on the Old Salty Train provided by BEST WESTERN Ruby’s Inn. •Santa Claus from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. •Hot chocolate & other delicious treats at concessions. •Christmas items and Holiday gifts at the Tuacahn Gift Gallery. •Christmas Lights & Holiday music on the plaza •Open fire

Christmas in the Canyon and the Live Nativity are not open on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Christmas in the Canyon at Tuacahn

Christmas in the Canyon at Tuacahn

Christmas In The Canyon Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings November 29 – December 23 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Live Nativity Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM Duration: 20min

Cost Festival of Lights:  FREE Live Nativity: $2.00 per person,  $15.00 per family,  (up to 10 Family Members) Old Salty Train: $2.00 per ride

December 9, 2013

Snow Records for St. George, Utah, 3rd highest on record.

Snow Records, here are the top four snow days:

The 1-day snowfall records for St. George are:
1st 1894 15”
2nd 1974 10”
3rd 1919 8” the next day received another 8” for a total of 16”
3rd 2013 8”
All over St. George there are scenes occurring which are not often seen.  First, the more obvious, there is white stuff all over everything.  After some research it was determined that indeed it was snow….and staying.  This conclusion was reached due to the freezing air temperature, cars sliding on the road, children sledding down hillsides and a multiplicity of what looks to be snowmen and snow forts doting the city.  Even ice cycles have appeared overnight.

There can be a snowfall about once, maybe twice, a year and typically it is gone within hours or by the end of the next day.  It certainly is a pretty site however when viewed from atop any of the area hillsides.

Check this link for more information and stories regarding the snow from St. George News.

Photo Credit/Shawn Ferris

Record snowfall of 8" in December 2013 ties for third place.

Record snowfall of 8″ in December 2013 ties for third place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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