In 2015, we made the choice to have our guests stay at a lovely Bed and Breakfast in Kanab. One of the reasons we have done this is because we like our small group tours and we want them to stay intimate and special. A Bed & Breakfast, especially this one, has a homey feeling and is so comfortable. We found that, although large hotels have advantages, we like to support small business whenever we can. On top of that, our groups are often the only ones staying at the home, so we get closer to each other as friends.
This home was purchased by the first Sheriff in Kane County, James Swapp. He bought it for the price of $500, which he obtained through a bounty!
This home was a Sears and Roebuck house, ordered through a catalog. It was built in 1912 in Chicago, then disassembled. The pieces were numbered so that it could be reassembled on site. The kit was shipped on the railroad as far as Centerville, Utah, which is 324 miles from Kanab.
Sheriff Swapp made the trip with horse and buggy to pick up the kit in Centerville. One can only imagine what that trip, or trips, would have been like! It takes 5 hours to travel that distance in a car.
Shon and Elizabeth Foster took a full year to renovate the home, and they have done an excellent job of creating a beautiful space for guests to come and feel that they are at home in Kanab.
The Foster Family
Each room at the B&B is unique, with it’s own charm. Guests enjoy their own private bathroom, providing comfort and peace.
Elizabeth serves a wonderful breakfast each day, complete with pastries, fresh fruit, Keurig coffees, a lovely egg dish, and homemade granola! You are sure to go on tour each day with a satisfied stomach!
Also at the Grand Circle Bed and Breakfast, you will find a wonderful collection of vinyl records, which you are welcome to listen to, as well as an outdoor firepit, where our guests like to gather and enjoy the evenings, remembering the things they saw on tour that day.
The Grand Circle B&B is located just a few blocks from the heart of Kanab, making it an easy walk to go and find a souvenir. It is just far enough removed from the hustle of the main street that the only sounds you hear are the songs of the birds. It is truly a quaint place to stay.