Governor Herbert issues proclamation lauding Historic Ruby’s Inn for 100 years of vision, hospitality

Governor Herbert issues proclamation lauding Historic Ruby’s Inn for 100 years of vision, hospitality

Bryce Canyon City, Utah (May 31, 2016) –Ruby’s Inn, which offers the closest lodging to Bryce Canyon National Park, was hand-delivered a proclamation Monday from Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s Chief of Staff, Justin Harding, in recognition of the lodge’s centennial.

Harding read the proclamation at a ceremony inside Ruby’s Inn. In it, the governor lauded the vision of Reuben and Minnie Syrett, who 100 years ago settled their family on a homestead near the entrance of what would become Bryce Canyon National Park.

“The renowned Western hospitality of Ruby’s Inn today is carried on by Ruby and Minnie’s grandchildren and great grandchildren who (re)built the lodge after a devastating fire in 1984,” the proclamation read, “and extended and modernized the facilities to cater to the 1.5 annual visitors from around the world.”

For a dozen years before Bryce Canyon became a national park in 1928, the Syretts had provided hospitality for folks from around the state and the region drawn to the canyon’s awe-inspiring rock pinnacles and grand vistas. Throughout the years, rooms have been added steadily, reaching a total of 694 across Ruby’s three properties at the edge of Bryce Canyon.

In recognition of the family’s efforts to promote tourism and hospitality in southern Utah, the Syrett family was inducted into the Utah Tourism Hall of Fame in 1985.

“It is such a thrill to receive this type of tribute from Governor Herbert,” said Lance Syrett, General Manager of Ruby’s Inn. “My great grandpa was truly ahead of his time when it came to the tourism industry, and I am honored to be able to carry on a family business steeped in such a tradition.”

As Ruby’s Inn continues to celebrate its centennial year, the historic hotel is offering travelers ways to save this summer with a special deal running from June 19 through July 8. Following their first night, visitors can get 30 percent off each additional night’s stay. This special also includes a free copy of the Bryce Canyon Auto and Hiking Guide.

For additional discounts off regular rates, visit or call 1-866-866-6616.

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About Ruby’s Inn:

Since 1916, Ruby’s Inn has been making it easy for visitors from around the world to experience the epic scenery of Bryce Canyon National Park. Ruby’s Inn is located at the entrance to the park and offers the closest lodging with everything from luxury hotel rooms to RV parks and campgrounds. Ruby’s Inn is open year-round with a General Store that provides fuel, groceries, camping gear, clothing and gifts. To plan your vacation, visit or call 1-866-866-6616.


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