Monthly Archives: July 2016


A Staycation for the Adventurous

The great outdoors provides a wealth of fun and enjoyment, which is why so many vacationers choose destinations where they can spend time relishing nature at its finest. Fortunately, if you live in Boise you don’t have to go far at all to have an extraordinary getaway. Instead of leaving town, go hiking in the area and spend a weekend at one of the Anniversary Inn’s amazing themed suites.

If you’re a casual hiker or you plan to take a novice or children along on your staycation, one of the best hikes to take is the lower loop of Hulls Gulch Nature Trail. Situated in the foothills of Boise, this 7.2 mile scenic route is popular because of its breathtaking views. Along the way you’ll see canyons, running water in Hulls Gulch, and the beautiful valley. Hulls Gulch Lower Loop is frequented by thousands of bikers, joggers, and hikers each year, so it’s very well maintained and you won’t have to worry about encountering any unpaved terrain.


Another hike that you can take during your staycation is Table Rock, a well-traveled trail that is 2.5 miles long and suitable for hikers of all experience levels. Most people take about an hour to complete the hike, so this is a great option if you’re looking for a short excursion after taking a longer hike the previous day. Be sure to take a hat and some water along with you as there is little shade on the Table Rock hiking trail.

You’ll need a comfortable and cozy spot to rest up during your adventurous getaway. The perfect place to stay for the weekend is the Anniversary Inn’s Sun Valley Suite. Inside this room is an incredibly detailed facade that mimics a rustic log cabin, complete with a stone fireplace and a beautiful mural of the outdoors. Even the bathroom complements the suite’s theme with a rock wall and refreshing waterfall shower. The bath also has a spacious jetted spa tub where you can relax and unwind. The Sun Valley suite’s amenities include a queen size four-poster log bed, 40 inch television, and a Blu-Ray player. You’ll be invited to enjoy complimentary cheesecake and sparkling cider when you check in, and each morning a free full breakfast will be available to help start your day off right.

Adventure and a restful retreat are right in your backyard. The next time you start itching for a getaway, plan a staycation by hiking some of Boise’s trails and staying at the Anniversary Inn’s Sun Valley Suite.

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A Grand Staycation at the Capitol

As the election season and the weather heat up, one thing is for sure: most of us could use a getaway from the madness. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or travel far to find some much needed downtime. Planning a staycation right in Salt Lake City will allow you to have a wonderful weekend full of fun and excitement. To start your plans off right, have a meal at one of the city’s fabulous restaurants: Em’s. Then, make an evening at the Anniversary Inn’s Capitol Retreat the highlight of your weekend. Continue reading


Drive-In and Dine-In on Staycation

The key to planning a great staycation isn’t spending a lot of money or doing something extravagant. The best staycation is planned by employing a little creativity and seeking out the unexpected. Most people enjoy movies, but few are able to go to an authentic, old school drive-in. Coleman’s Motor-Vu Drive-In is one the last remaining drive-in theaters in the country, and it’s been around since 1947. If watching films is your thing and you want to make your staycation special, try catching a flick, grabbing a bite to eat, and then spending the weekend at the Logan Anniversary Inn’s Joanie’s Diner suite. Continue reading


A Staycation with a View

Salt Lake offers so many things to while enjoying the summertime. I’ve found that the most remarkable activities are found in the great outdoors that surround the area. One of the most well-known landmarks in Utah – Ensign Peak – is an excellent place to get a breath of fresh air and have some peaceful downtime. To make a great staycation out of your visit to the trail, book a night at the Anniversary Inn on 5th South and request the Room With a View Suite — you’ll never look at the city the same way again. Continue reading