Rim Rock Inn
I don’t usually post hotels but the area around Capitol Reef didn’t have many so I wanted to make sure people were aware of at least one of them. The Rim Rock Inn is a unique stay with classic charm that is conveniently located.
The Inn itself is a one story strip style motel with the doors on the outside. The doors also still use metal keys which is something I haven’t seen in a while. There are a couple of small cabins located on the property too but I wasn’t sure if those could be rented.
As you are leaving Capitol Reef on Utah 24 and heading east the Rim Rock Inn will be the first buildings you will see on the south (left) side of the street. The turn in is on a gravel driveway and you will pass one of two restaurants on property, the Rim Rock Patio, as you pull up to the inn.
There is a pretty good amount of parking and I was able to park right outside of my door for the night.
The room that I had was functional and worked great for what I needed. I got in and did some work on the computer, took a shower and fell right to sleep. The rooms aren’t large and I wouldn’t want to be stuck in it for a week in a hurricane but for a quick sleep before heading back to the park it was perfect. The rooms do have Wi-Fi and a small TV.
The Rim Rock Inn actually has two restaurants. I mentioned the Patio before and have a full write up here. The Patio has BBQ and Pizza’s with a small bar and after a long day of hiking it was a perfect spot for a quick bite before heading in for the night.
The inn also has a second restaurant, attached to the main building, that is some of the finest dinning in Torrey. The Rim Rock restaurant has items like Ribeye, Mahi Mahi, Trout, Sirloin and Pork Chops. I didn’t make it to that one but after checking the menu I wish I would have!
Hotels near National Parks
One of the best parts of National Parks is that they are usually remote and away from the hustle and bustle of major cities. That does make finding lodging nearby a challenge though. I have an advertising relationship with Hotels.com and use it to find all of my hotels near the parks. I found the Rim Rock Inn on there and they have a special section just for lodging near national parks if you are interested in travelling. As a disclaimer, as part of my advertising relationship I may receive a small commission if you book through links on this page.
Finding the Rim Rock Inn
The Rim Rock Inn is just outside of Capitol Reef National Park. It is on the east side of the road across from the Capitol Reef Resort in Torrey, Utah.
Wrapping up The Rim Rock Inn
When I take these road trips I am usually at the parks until late at night and out the door early, often before the sun to make sure I see the sun rise over the park. I always try to find lodging that is nice and close to the park and comfortable for a nights rest. The Rim Rock Inn checked both of those boxes. It was super close to the park and I slept like a baby. I would gladly stay here again when I come to Capitol Reef.
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