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Gifford Homestead

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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Wonderful pies!

Beautiful area ideal for picnics with a view , The little house is cute and interesting but the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
toothlady66
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walton on thames
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Best homemade pies!

The earlier in the day you stop the more flavors of pie will be available. They sell out by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DianePf650
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The National Park Service has renovated and refurnished the Gifford farmhouse as a cultural demonstration site to interpret the early Mormon settlement of the Fruita valley. The house depicts the typical spartan nature of rural Utah farm homes of the early 1900's. In addition to the farmhouse, the Gifford homestead includes a barn, smokehouse, garden, pasture, and rock walls.
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  • Average8%
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful area ideal for picnics with a view , The little house is cute and interesting but the pies are amazing! Had the cherry and berry ones . A must when you are in capitol reef park .

Thank toothlady66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The earlier in the day you stop the more flavors of pie will be available. They sell out by afternoon. Breads, cinnamon rolls and good coffee. Interesting items and pictures of the homestead and family when they were actually living and farming there.

Thank DianePf650
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't eat here but just came to have a quick look. It is in the scenic drive route near the campgrounds. Nice setting and cute little place. Nothing special

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a stop here early in the morning. It is open from 8a.m. to 6p.m. during the summer months. You should try their fresh baked cinnamon bus for $3.25- they are huge and tasty! Also, pick up a warm fruit pie that is freshly...More

Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Fruita for a picnic after a short hike around Capitol Reef. This is a lovely little stop which showcases a homestead of early Utah settlers. We had heard about the little homemade pies and had to sample them. Absolutely delicious! Visiting Fruita...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 18 August 2017

At $6 per small pie, we thought we'd splurge and try just one; but after trying the peach pie, we had to go back & try the apple pie; it's that good! They also sell small cups of vanilla ice cream $1 for pie ala...More

Thank TravelTea
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It is a nice place for a picnic. There are picnic tables and shade trees. We saw some rabbits. There are fruit trees.

Thank ArizonaRoadWarrior
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Nice place with shade near the river. Fresh pies and snacks to eat. People are friendly and very helpful. Saw deer and stopped to pick an apricot.

Thank Jm B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Gifford Homestead is across from the picnic area and just before the curve where the campgrounds and apricot orchards are. This is a great place to get individual homemade pies, ice cream and handcrafted items for your home.

Thank Caga3124
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The historic buildings are cool,but this stop is really a commercial enterprise operating within a National Park. The barn is open for viewing.

Thank DPJohn
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