“a hidden treasure of comfort”
Welcome to your Torrey hotel, Sunglow, located just 10 miles away from beautiful Capital Reef National Park. We're also just a 15-minute drive from the county seat in Loa, for those visitors who have business there. It's hard to say whether we are better known for our "hidden treasure" hotel, as one guest calls it, or our famous homemade pies served at our Torrey Restaurant; but either way, we offer value that just can't be passed up. If you're looking for a quiet getaway rather than a downtown Torrey hotel, stay at the SunGlow, where you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the outdoors. Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks as well as many lakes and mountains surround your Torrey, Utah hotel. Accommodations and amenities at the hotel include meticulously clean and spacious rooms, complimentary morning coffee, onsite restaurant, exercise room, conference room, and so much more.
I was a little concerned after leaving the main highway and driving for nearly 2 hours to find this little motel in Bicknell, Utah, but there it is in a cute small farming town. It's family owned, about 25 rooms that face the parking lot, and has an attached diner also run by the family. In fact the motel check-in desk is behind the kitchen for the diner.
They only take phone reservations and didn't ask for a credit card when I called, nor at check-in.
Even though we were a family of 3 they only had a room with 1 bed.
No problem, as we were just passing through. When we got there the helpful and cheerful lady saw that a double room was available and gave us that. The rooms were clean, smelled good, and decorated funky. The furniture is spartan and varied styles, the carpet was new, and I decided not to use the spare pillow as it had stains and no pillow case. Walls are thin so we could hear our neighbors, but it didn't go too late.
Saturday evening the diner was open and busy with locals and visitors. Seriously, try the pickle pie. I was skeptical but convinced by our waitress (who was also the motel check-in person) to try it. It was a surprising and amazing flavor, the crust was flaky and buttery, and the whole thing was delicious. I ordered the cuban sandwich, it came with the pickles on the outside, my wife got the soup of the day which was canned clam chowder, and my daughter got the roast beef and mashed potatoes (real with chunks).
Remember that most everything is closed on Sundays in Utah, so (as instructed) we left our keys in the room and left. There is a gas station down the road that, although closed on Sunday, takes credit cards.
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SunGlow Motel and Family Restaurant
- Mon - Thu: 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
- Fri, Sat: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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