Tuesday, September 26, 2017

3 of the Best Places to Go for Provo Horseback Riding

Nothing quite compares to the majestic and romantic feeling of riding horseback. During your stay at Hines Mansion, we highly recommend exploring nearby mountains and canyons on a Provo horseback riding adventure! It’s a great way to create a memorable outing you won’t soon forget. When deciding on which Provo horseback riding tour to embark, there are a few that we strongly suggest you visit!

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Best Stables and Ranches for Provo Horseback Riding

Boulder Mountain Ranch

Also known as the Sundance Resort Stables, Boulder Mountain Ranch provides four guided trail rides for you to choose from. You will climb into the saddle of your specially-chosen horse for a journey filled with scenic views of the Wasatch mountains, alpine meadows, and pine forests. The stables also offer year-round horse rentals for self-guided excursions and sleigh rides during the holiday season.

High Country Adventure Horseback Tours

This unique escapade combines the tranquility of horseback riding with the adrenaline rush of white water rafting! Your journey begins with a scenic horseback ride through Soldier Hollow Valley, the venue of the 2002 Winter Olympics. After reliving the glory days of western horseback riding, you will stop for lunch before descending into Provo Canyon for a guided river rafting adventure. Please keep in mind that this tour is only available May through October. Visit High Country Adventures online for more information!

Rocky Mountain Outfitters

For a true taste of horse riding in Utah, take a guided tour with Rocky Mountain Outfitters. Committed to creating memorable experiences and a chance for visitors to get in touch with nature, this excursion is ideal for a relaxing, laid back trip. To add more to your trek, you can combine your horseback riding expedition with other adventures such as fly fishing, an ATV ride, and even yoga!

Take Provo Horseback Riding Lessons

If riding horseback is something you’re interested in learning, there are stables in Provo that provide lessons and invaluable riding skills. It’s the perfect opportunity to master something new while sharing a learning experience with your family, friends, or significant other.

Bridle Ranch

Offering 1-time, 4-time, and 12-time lessons in 6 skill fields, Bridle Ranch is a favorite for with locals and visitors eager to sharpen their horseback riding abilities. Experienced instructors will help you feel comfortable in the saddle and also allow you free time to have fun on the horse. Take a look at their class schedules and prices to find which one is perfect for you.

Enjoy a Relaxing Evening at Hines Mansion

Our historic bed and breakfast is the perfect choice for lodging when you're visiting Provo, UT. Adorned with Victorian elegance and featuring excellent modern amenities, Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast is a popular choice for honeymoons, anniversary getaways, and quiet escapes. Our nine guest rooms provide charm and privacy while a complimentary gourmet breakfast gets you ready for your Provo adventures each morning. Take a look at our free Vacation Guide to start planning your dream getaway with us! Contact Hines Mansion today, online or by calling (801) 374-8400.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Ultimate Sightseeing in Provo Bucket List

Provo is Utah’s third-largest city, and it boasts more than enough attractions to back up its size! There’s plenty to see and no shortage of things to do here in Provo. Fascinating museums like the BYU Museum of Paleontology and natural attractions like Bridal Veil Falls offer visitors plenty of sightseeing in Provo. When you stay at historic Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast, you’ll be only minutes away from the best spots for sightseeing in Provo! Keep reading and learn about the city’s must-see attractions.

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Sightseeing in Provo

Outdoor Beauty

Nature makes for the some of the best sightseeing, and that’s especially true in Provo. Both Rock Canyon and Provo Canyon are only minutes from the city, providing both scenic views and plenty of hiking and climbing trails. In the fall, jump in your car and take the Provo Canyon Scenic Drive. Enjoy not only will you see an amazing display of fall foliage, but Bridal Veil Falls, too. Utah’s Bridal Veil Falls in one of the state’s most scenic destinations and one of the best Provo sightseeing attractions, and you don’t even need to hike to reach it. Of course, the Provo Canyon Scenic Drive and Bridal Veil Falls are beautiful year-round - keep your camera at hand!

If a scenic drive doesn’t fulfill your sightseeing quest, then try hiking Mount Timpanogos! One of Utah’s most well-known mountains (and the second highest in the nearby Wasatch Range), Timpanogos tops off at an elevation of nearly 11,800 feet. The hike to the top isn’t for beginners, but the views from the top are unparalleled.

One of Provo’s most famous landmarks doesn’t require a hike (unless you want to) - Y Mountain is easily visible from the city. The iconic concrete “Y” is synonymous with both BYU and Provo sightseeing.

Superb Structures

The Provo Utah Temple is by far the city’s most beautiful piece of architecture. Open since 1972, the Temple is the 15th operating LDS temple and one of the city’s most popular attractions.

If you love college sports, then you need to see the LaVell Edwards Stadium, home of the Brigham Young University Cougars football team. While you’re there, check out the Marriott Center, where the University’s basketball team plays!

Museums and More

If you prefer education over adventure than fear not because Provo has more plenty of spots for you. Brigham Young University is home to four free museums: the BYU Museum of Paleontology, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, the BYU Museum of Art, and the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures.

Dive into local history and head to the Provo Pioneer Village, and learn about the people who settled the city. Reenactors, blacksmiths, wood shops, reconstructed historic buildings, festivals, and more all are part of the fun here. Visiting is a must!

The Soap Factory Provo is one of the city’s most popular places to visit. If you’ve never given thought to soap or how it’s made, you’ll not only learn all about the history of this household staple but make it, too.

The Crandall Historical Printing Museum is another fine addition to Provo sightseeing. Enjoy an in-depth look at the history Gutenberg’s printing press, and the impact it (and other presses) had on culture. Watch the presses in action!

Reward Yourself With a Stay at Hines Mansion

Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast might just be a building, but it’s also one of Provo’s most beautiful structures. Built in 1895, Hines Mansion has been a mainstay of Provo architecture, and since 1995 has served as the best B&B in the area. When you stay at Hines Mansion, you can enjoy the beauty of Victorian-era design paired with the comfort of modern amenities. Our guest rooms feature queen-size beds, jetted whirlpool tubs big enough for two, private baths, and more. Plus, you’ll receive a complimentary gourmet breakfast when you wake up! With our convenient location and our free Provo vacation guide, you’ll be able to explore the area’s best attractions. Plan your next vacation in Provo, and stay at Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Contact us today!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Why You Need to Try Los Hermanos in Provo, UT

Mexican food is one of the most celebrated and delicious cuisines presently occupying the taste buds of Americans today. And, Utah is a pretty good place to find excellent Mexican food. Take, for example, Los Hermanos in Provo, UT. From queso to Mexican street food, you’re sure to find something to love here! Is your mouth watering yet? It will be! Here’s why you need to try Los Hermanos in Provo, UT!

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Why Los Hermanos in Provo, UT?

For an authentic Mexican food experience in Provo, Los Hermanos provides excellent service, a fun environment, and, most importantly, delicious food. But, what should you order from this great Mexican food stop? Let us tell you!

Drinks for the Family

For delicious, affordable Mexican food, a stop at Los Hermanos Mexican Restaurant is a must. There, you’ll have the choice between authentic Mexican cuisine and Mexican-inspired dishes you’ll love. Los Hermanos in Provo, UT, offers a wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages for the whole family to enjoy. Try their El Tropico fruit fusion drink of pomegranate, tangerine, and other tropical flavors. Diablo Verde packs a tropical punch, as well, with kiwi, lime, banana, pineapple, and a mystery fifth fruit! They also have pina colada, daiquiri, and their famous strawberry lemonade.

Appetizers to Get You Started

There is a wide selection of appetizers from which to choose! Chile con Queso de Los Hermanos is the queso of your dreams and their guacamole will have you asking for their recipe!

Main Course Menu Options

At Los Hermanos, you’ll find main course options like Salmon con Naranja, a citrusy salmon filet with a delectable orange sauce. Try their smothered burrito which is adorned with pork chile verde and all the fixings you’d want! They also offer an incredible Street Market Menu that features street tacos, various salads, taquenos,  tortas, and other sampler items.

Desserts to Die For

Where to start? Empanadas? Hot fudge tostadas? Deep fried ice cream? Churros? Flan? The choice is yours! You can’t go wrong when you order a dessert from Los Hermanos in Provo, UT!

The Perfect Provo Pit Stop

When you’re out and about on your Provo vacation, a great meal at a fantastic Mexican restaurant is in order! You’ll find that at Los Hermanos in Provo, UT. You’ll also find all kinds of other fantastic restaurants if you’re not into Mexican food. Just download our free Vacation Guide to find them all! And, when you plan your visit to Provo, be sure to browse the beautiful accommodations at the historic Hines Mansion. Our bed and breakfast is the perfect way to make the most of your stay here in Provo. Contact us today to book your visit to beautiful Provo, Utah.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

See the Beautiful Exhibits at the Springville Museum of Art

The Springville Museum of Art is one of Utah’s hidden gems and is located less than ten miles from Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast. It’s a perfect place to explore while you’re in the Provo area and just one of many attractions that you'll find. So, what will you see at the Springville Museum of Art? We'll tell you!

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The Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

At its official inception, the Springville Museum of Art was dedicated as a “Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation.” As the museum has grown and expanded since those early years, it has remained true to that dedication. The lovely Spanish Colonial building has been host to many weddings and events and houses two permanent collections. New exhibits come frequently, so you can visit dozens of times and see different things. Additionally, the Sculpture Garden is a beautiful place to wander outdoors. This well-curated museum is a delight for lovers of art young and old.

Springville Museum of Art Exhibits

There are currently eight exhibits on display at the Springville Museum of Art. The diversity and quality of the exhibits prove that there really is something for everyone to enjoy. One of the museum's most impressive exhibits is "Russian Stories, Soviet Ideals," a collection of 20th-century Russian art on display until June 1, 2018. The high-quality, dramatic artwork of the exhibit focuses on the power of the human figure. At the time the museum began collecting Russian art, the art was very affordable. This gave the museum the opportunity to have an exceptional exhibit of Russian and American realism. The realism of these pieces offers an interesting contrast to the landscapes and impressionist pieces in the Utah visual fine art collection.

According to the Museum website, over 15 exhibitions are on display every year. In 2017, that includes the 44th Annual Quilt Show, "Sanctuaries of the Mind," "Round Up: Icons of the West," and more. Exhibitions that feature local artists, like the "Three-Mile Radius" and "Glimpses of Springville" are always a treat.

The Springfield Museum of Art hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can check their calendar for upcoming events. For more information, visit the museum online, or call (801) 489-2727. The museum is located at 126 E 400 S, Springville, UT 84633.

Enjoy Luxury and Comfort in Provo at Hines Mansion

While Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast isn't a painting, it's definitely a work of art. Our historic bed and breakfast is located in downtown Provo, a great location that puts you near the Springfield Museum of Art and other great local treats. The Victorian elegance of our inn, our nine unique guest suites, and our delicious gourmet breakfast will refresh and rejuvenate you for wherever your travels take you. For more information on our area, please download our complimentary Vacation Guide. You can contact us online, or by calling (801) 374-8400. We hope to see you in Provo soon!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Where Is the Best Corn Maze in Provo?

One of the most quintessentially Fall activities is visiting a pumpkin patch. Along with many pumpkin patches come corn mazes where family and friends get lost in the field for fun! They can be haunted or strategic, scary or lighthearted. Visit any corn maze in Provo and you’ll find this to be true. So, head out on a brisk October night and get lost in a corn maze in Provo. Here are some of the best ones around our area!

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Get Lost in a Corn Maze in Provo

Hee Haw Farms & Corn Maze | Lindon, UT | (801) 368–0255

At Hee Haw Farms in Lindon, you’ll enjoy Pick-Your-Own pumpkins, hayrides, a petting farm, pony rides, a corn maze, and The Haunted Hayride. Kids will love the giant slide, animal train, the corn box, and more! It may be a little further away, but the attractions at Hee Haw Farms & Corn Maze are certainly worth it!

Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns | Springville, UT | (801) 420-2574

Find the perfect pumpkin, starting at just $2 per pumpkin by size. At Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns, you get more than just pumpkins! With a petting zoo, straw mazes, a corn pile, corn maze, and pumpkin pavilion for picnics, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your time here! Just a short drive away in Springville, it’s the perfect day trip for your and your family.

McCoard’s Provo Corn Maze | Provo, UT | (801) 377-2477

At McCoards Provo Corn Maze, there’s tons of fun just waiting to be had! They have activities like a corn maze, zipline, zombie paintball patrol, hayrides, and, of course, a U-Pick pumpkin patch. You won’t run out of fun when you go to McCoard’s Provo Corn Maze.

Cornbelly’s Corn Maze | Lehi, UT | (801) 794-3276

Just up the road in Lehi, you’ll have the chance to experience multiple corn mazes like the Peanuts corn maze which is designed in honor of the T.V. classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” They also offer rides through the corn, a kids corn maze, and the infamous Haunted Insanity Point Maze for kids 12 and up. It features animatronics, spooks, and surprises.

Find Your Way to the Best Place to Stay

Once you work your way out of a corn maze in Provo, come rest easy at the historic Hines Mansion! It’s the most comfortable and convenient lodging option for your Fall getaway. Our spacious and beautiful rooms are ready for your arrival. So, browse our availability today. You’ll love waking up to a delicious breakfast to help you start your day, too. We are eager to be your host, so contact us to reserve your Fall escape to Provo!