This year, 2020, marks 150 years since my great-great-grandparent Charles and Sarah Adams built their home just outside the boundaries of the old fort in what is now Parowan, Utah. That same year, they had their first child, and would go on to raise nine children in the home, the sixth being my great-grandfather Will L, who eventually would marry Lizzie Watson. Unfortunately, another three children were either stillbirths, or did not live past the day they were born.
I have so many fun and exciting things planned for this year, and I hope I can make Grandma Sarah proud!
Christmas has always been a special time of year for me, and especially now, when I'm in our old family home during the holidays, I can't help but think how Christmas time was when my sweet grandmother was growing up here.
During the holidays, the Inn comes alive with laughter and family, and fun and festive scents from the kitchen with all the holiday baking. The candles throughout the home, along with all the twinkling lights and warm fire, create an especially festive atmosphere that anyone would be comfortable being embraced by.
In addition to holiday celebrations in December, we also get to celebrate our official Grand Opening!
When Lizzie's Heritage Inn officially opened two years ago on December 13, 2017, it was the result of a long time dream of mine to have the home back in our family. While owning a bed & breakfast wasn't something that had previously been on my radar, it worked out this way, allowing me to share my excitement and love of our old family home with you, and has turned into a huge passion of mine.
Over the past two years, the Inn has quickly become a favorite among locals and travelers alike, and we have been honored to be named Best Country Inn in Utah two years running.
We have a loyal staff providing the welcoming engagement that Lizzie herself would be proud of.
The building itself has changed some over the years since my great-great-grandparents Charles and Sarah first built the home, but the integrity and family values remain.
Over the original footprint of the home, we offer four suites for our guests, and we also host weddings, family reunions, holiday parties and other family gatherings.
I am continually grateful for every one of our guests over the past two years who have chosen Lizzie's Heritage Inn as their preferred stop along the way during their southern Utah travels.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I wish you ALL a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a safe and Happy New Year!
Meri and staff of Lizzie's Heritage Inn
In this season of family, friendship and Thanksgiving, we are so grateful to all our friends, near and far, who, when they could have gone anywhere for a vacation or even a quick getaway, have chosen to visit our unique bed & breakfast. We are grateful for each of you, and are honored to call you "friend".
Thanksgiving is a time of tradition, and for many years, one of our favorite Thanksgiving desserts is this Pear Cheddar Pie. We don't have a Thanksgiving meal without it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Pear Cheddar Pie
4 large ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 c. sugar
1 tbsp white flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 unbaked pie crust
1/2 c. cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 c. white flour
1 cube butter, melted
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Combine pears, sugar, flour, salt, pour into pie crust.
Combine topping ingredients until crumbly, sprinkle over pear filling.
Bake at 425 degrees for 25-35 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Cool for 10 minutes. Best served warm.
From all of us here at Lizzie's Heritage Inn, we wish you and your family a safe and festive Thanksgiving holiday, filled with laughter and sweet memories!
Meri and Staff at Lizzie's Heritage Inn
As temperatures start to drop and colors of leaves on the trees start to change, it is evident that fall is in the air.
Fall is my favorite season, reminding me that although things change, there is beauty all around us.
October is an especially memorable month for me, as it is my sweet grandmother's birthday on Halloween. You can bet that here at Lizzie's Heritage Inn, the home that Grandma grew up in will be especially festive this month.
October is a fun and busy month in Parowan as well. Starting at the beginning of October and running through the 29th, you can drive up and down Main Street and spot all the scarecrows during the annual "Scarecrows on Main" event. Scarecrows of all shapes, sizes, and themes will be lining the street for your enjoyment and entertainment.
On Saturday, October 19, join us for Fall Fest at Parowan Main Street Park. This is a fun, family friendly event with something for everyone. There will be games, vendors, and food from 10 am to 4 pm. Stop by and enjoy a pleasant fall day in the park.
One of the things I look forward to most in the fall is fresh apples. Not too far from our bed & breakfast you can enjoy a traditional apple picking experience!
Just because summer is over doesn't mean you can't still enjoy some of the many sights and activities southern Utah has to offer. We are centrally located between the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City airports, and short driving distances to Brian Head, Bryce Canyon, and Zions National Park.
One of my favorite memories from childhood was the caramel popcorn balls my mom used to make to pass out on Halloween. I'm excited to bring back this family tradition to Lizzie's, so if you're in the area on Halloween, be sure to stop by for a popcorn ball of your own.
With it being Halloween, it wouldn't be appropriate to not mention our resident "visitor". Don't worry, we're all family here, and this sweet lady loves her home and only wants to grace us with her presence. We're glad she's sticking around!
When planning your vacation to southern Utah, be sure to also check out https://www.visitutah.com/places-to-go/southwestern/ for more things you can do in the area, or you can just spend a couple relaxing days on our wrap around front porch, soaking up all the Fall!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Meri and staff of Lizzie's Heritage Inn
I'd like to take a minute to share with you some of the things we've accomplished and enjoyed this year...
* It was an honor to be featured as "The Best Country Inn" on "The Official Best of Utah". View the video on our homepage!
* We've had the pleasure of welcoming guests from nearby states, from across the country, and even from other countries!
* The Salt Lake Tribune featured a story on our Bed & Breakfast.
* Facebook reviews consistently 5 star!
* We have been working with the visitcedarcity.com organization and other organizations to set Lizzie’s Heritage Inn as a southern Utah best place to stay.
* Family reunions have been held at the Inn, and we've also been making plans for weddings!
I am sincerely grateful to you for your support this year! We've built many great relationships with our guests in 2018 and are looking forward to welcoming many more in 2019.
Happy Holidays from the entire team here at Lizzie's Heritage Inn!
As Thanksgiving 2018 nears, I can't help but feel gratitude and love for all that I have, all that I am blessed with. I can't think of a holiday that has a message as strong as Thanksgiving. We give, we share, we laugh, we eat, and we take the opportunity to express gratitude and love for all we have.
Thanksgiving is a time that we come together with friends and family to celebrate. It's a day about gratitude and appreciation. Sometimes we get so busy in our daily lives that we forget to really express how grateful and blessed we are. Thanksgiving is that special day in the year that is set aside as a reminder to honor and show gratitude for family, friends, and all we are blessed with.
Thanksgiving is also a day for sharing. We share memories, special moments with loved ones, and of course all those family favorite recipes that have become traditions through the years.
One of our family favorite Thanksgiving recipes is our Cranberry Relish. I hope you enjoy this version of a holiday classic.