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Cowboy Country Inn

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Contact us at 435-826-4250 for information regarding Seasonal and Discounted Rates


About Us

The Grand staircase Escalante National Monument and Escalante regions are among the most under estimated places on earth to visit and explore. Escalante is located in one of the most scenic landscapes anywhere. The region has it all... rugged & twisted slot canyons, high mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, high plateaus, forests, landscape formations, flora, and wildlife galore. Its a hiker's, biker's, photographer's, explorer's, adventurer's, geologist's private paradise.

The All American Scenic Byway 12 (Highway 12) goes through it all. See the abundant wildlife, Indian ruins, petrified dinosaur tracks, petroglyphs, the famous Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Dance Hall Rock, the Burr Trail, the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, the Slot Canyons, Hell's Backbone, Barker, Smokey Mountain Road, Main Canyon, Posey Lake, Dixie National Forest, Boulder, Anasazi State Park Museum, Devils Garden, Calf Creek Falls, Escalante River Trailhead, Kodachrome Basin, Grosvner's Arch, North Creek Lakes, Box Death Hollow and...

The Cowboy County Inn for lodging. Stop by, relax and enjoy the Inn & downtown Escalante's shopping, restaurants & guide services.


Elaine, Emilee Lott & the Griffin Family of Escalante

Elaine and Emilee Lott are the Granddaughters of Claron and Ruby Griffin. Claron and Ruby Griffin began their business career in Escalante in 1945 when they bought the building on the south side of Main Street vacated by Courtney Spencer, owned by H.J. Allen.



They repaired the building and opened the only café in town. They added a west room where Ruby opened a dress shop. In 1946 C.R. and Ruby Griffin bought three motel cabins from Leo Munson.

They took a two year break in California but returned to add the general store to their block holdings, purchased from Grant Twitchell in 1952. In 1962 C.R. and William Davis purchased the Cowles General Merchandise store on the north side of Main Street. Over the years Claron purchased and built several other buildings in town.


The motel was sold to Gerald Johnson in the 70's. He ran it as "Quiet Falls Motel" until the Lott's purchased it back in the late 90's. They ran it 5 years. When tourism fell off they converted it into a boarding school. When two large boarding schools in the county were constructed and Escalante tourism increased, they decided to return to the Motel business, which brings us to 2016.

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Rooms and Suites

Whether you’re traveling alone or with company, one of our rooms is definitely tailored for your needs. All rooms are equipped with the necessary amenities, and the decor simply speaks for itself. Check out our rooms below.



Free Wifi

Daily Housekeeping

Satellite Tv 


Western style accommodations at their best. A great western lodging experience is awaiting you. "Kick yer boots off and stay awhile." Relax and enjoy our clean and newly remodeled western style rooms, tiled bathrooms, comfortable beds, quality furnishings, coffee, tv and internet. Stick around for a few days and explore the awesome nature & landscapes the Escalante area offers.

Discounts available for longer stays, groups welcome.

We are a non-smoking room facility. No exceptions.

No Children under 16. No pets.

Seven (7) days advanced notice to cancel your reservation.

We accept Visa, Master Card, Traveler's Checks and Cash. Cash Discounts.

Check in time 3pm - 6 pm, check out time 10:00 am.

Special requests? Other questions?

Call for special rates with extended stays, groups, or cash payment!!!!


Do not hesitate to contact us!

Reservations will be charged $25.00 per room, $50.00 for two or more rooms, non-refundable deposit.

Reservations are accepted year round. Open for business March - October (depending on weather).

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Local Events

TBA: Escalante Heritage Days
May 27-28: Wild Potato Days
June 2: First Annual Splash Pad Day – 4:00 – 6:00 pm
July 3: Independence Day Celebration
July 22-24: 24th of July Rodeo
August 13: Moqui Motor Madness Car Show
September 12-25: Escalante Canyons Art Festival / Everett Ruess Day
October 8: Escalante Canyons Marathon & 10-Miler


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