JC, Michele & Mongo

 We'd like to personally welcome you to the XbarH...

                                                            ...Our home, your home away from home. 


We're JC & Michele, your hosts at the XbarH, and we live here with our 3-legged dog Mongo, an odd assortment of cats who range from 6 months to 22 years old, and a couple of flocks of Golden Laced Wyandotte chickens.  We're your innkeepers, and we take care of everything from your reservation to the preparation of your room.  We're the office staff, the grounds crew, and many things in between.  We live here and we work here.  This place is our passion and we love sharing it with our visitors!


JC & Michele at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Like so many of our guests, we fell in love with southern Utah while here on vacation.  The landscape, the weather, the people, and the history of the region all made this wonderfully unique place feel like home.  So, in January of 2009, we relocated from Seattle to open the XbarH Lodge and embarked on this grand adventure in Utah's Long Valley.  It's been an amazing 7 years!

 The XbarH Lodge sign

From the beginning, we've focused on the principles of Hospitality, Creativity and Sustainability to create a welcoming guest lodge for all of our visitors (including pets!).  We believe that a small business like the XbarH can offer an extraordinary experience for those looking for something a bit different than your average hotel stay, and our guests certainly agree.  People who arrive as strangers tend to leave as new friends, and when those new friends return to the XbarH, they feel like they've come home.  The XbarH is much more than just a great place to stay. 


JC & Michele painting the XbarH sign

We hope you'll join us in the canyons for your next vacation.  Come sit on the porch and enjoy the view, explore the rich natural world that surrounds us, visit the national and state parks, volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and relax into the easy pace of life that we enjoy in southern Utah.


                                                                                       You're going to love it here.

                                                         JC & Michele  JC & a chicken


Friends in the kitchen


               It's a special place.

                               Welcoming, peaceful and beautiful,

                                                     completely wonderful to experience.



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