Defiance House Lodge

1- or 2-Night Stay with Optional Powerboat Rental at Defiance House Lodge in Bullfrog, UT

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Remote Lakeside Hotel Near Boating Marina

Lake Powell, the second largest manmade lake in the country, stretches 186 miles across the red-rock desert from Arizona to Utah. Towering sandstone cliffs rise up from its warm, sapphire-colored waters, and you can see canyon walls that extend for miles from the lake’s main channel. There’s nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, too, and Lake Powell has become one of the most popular destinations in the country for boating and watersports. Defiance House Lodge is conveniently located overlooking a full-service marina.

The best way to explore the lake is by boat, and you can find both at Bullfrog Marina, located conveniently near the hotel. Guests who opt for the powerboat rental will receive a family-friendly 19-foot all-purpose boat. The all-purpose boat is good for cruising around the canyons and fishing for largemouth bass and walleye, or if you want to take the kids on a ride in an inner tube.

Defiance House Lodge is overlooking the edge of Bullfrog Bay, and it has beautiful views of the water. You can see the bay from the remodeled deluxe rooms and the famous Waterpocket Fold of Capital Reef National Park. The hotel’s hilltop restaurant, Anasazi, serves homestyle breakfasts, casual lunches, and fresh fish dinners.

Bullfrog, Utah: Lake Powell Community with Boating and Hiking Opportunities

Bullfrog, an unincorporated community, rests on the shores of Lake Powell in southern Utah. The lake was created by the barrier of a concrete arch dam on the Colorado River in 1969, and today it is one of the most popular destinations for houseboating in the country, not to mention wakeboarding, water-skiing, and fishing. Lake Powell is lined with fascinating red sandstone cliffs that rise out of the water, connecting to side canyons that stretch up to 20 miles long. It’s worth it to access these striking formations by boat, which you can rent at Bullfrog Marina.

A mile from the hotel, guests can enjoy hiking and mountain-biking trails that lead to mesas overlooking the lake.

Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, managed by Aramark, is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a deluxe room * Option 1: $79 for 1 night, valid for Sun–Thurs check-in; not valid for Fri–Sat stays. Valid 8/26/14–10/31/14 (up to a $120 value) * Option 2: $399 for 2 nights with powerboat rental, valid for Sun–Wed check-in; not valid for Fri–Sat stays. Valid 9/2/14–9/30/14 (up to a $640 value) * Option 3: $399 for 2 nights with powerboat rental, valid for 10/1/14–10/31/14 (up to a $700 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/24/14
Travel by: 10/31/14

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 9/7/14–9/14/14, 9/19/14–9/21/14, 9/26/14, or 10/3/14-10/5/14. Option 2 also not valid 9/5/14-9/6/14 or 9/22/14-9/25/14.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: $8 per night UPT and 11.2% tax
  • Additional fees: Power boat taxes: 5% UPT, 4.5% CSA, 6.95% tax not included. $400 refundable deposit required for boat rental.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Restaurant with views of the marina
  • Guest rooms with water views
  • Access to boat rentals at the marina
  • Water toys are available for an additional fee

The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/24/14 or promo value expires
  • Travel by 10/31/14
  • Not valid 9/7-9/14/14, 9/19-9/21/14, 9/26/14, or 10/3-10/5/14
  • Option 2 also not valid 9/5-9/6/14 or 9/22-9/25/14
  • Limit 5/person, +5 as gifts
  • Limit 5/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation req’d, subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • CC req’d at booking and check-in
  • $8/night UPT, 4.5% CSA, and 11.2% tax not included
  • Powerboat taxes: 5% UPT, 4.5% CSA, 6.95% tax not included
  • Valid driver's license req’d for rentals
  • $400 refundable deposit req’d for boat rental.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe King Room * One king bed * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 3 with a rollaway, subject to availability * Adding occupants above standard: $11 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Deluxe Double-Queen Room * Two queen beds * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 4 with no rollaway, or 5 with a rollaway, subject to availability * Adding occupants above standard: $11 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: subject to availability
  • Smoking policy: no smoking in building
  • Pet policy: pets allowed for $10/pet per night
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Driving distance from Salt Lake City, UT: about 297 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • Make sure to check with the National Park Service for current water levels and closures that might interfere with boating activities.

Customer Reviews

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David J. ·
Reviewed December 29, 2012
Lake Powell


Julie J. ·
Reviewed December 3, 2012
The views and the remoteness.


Laurie N. ·
Reviewed November 18, 2012
Close to the lake
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