Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, Kanab

Best Friends pet-centric lodging venue in Kanab, Utah

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The Best Friends Roadhouse Story
Your southern Utah vacation experience just got better: Welcome to the Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, the latest (and greatest) lodging option among Kanab’s fast-growing hotel and motel offerings.

​Located in the heart of Kanab, Utah, just five miles south of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile welcomes pets and their people. For visitors to the Sanctuary and nearby national parks, it provides a pet-friendly place to stay.

​The Roadhouse features 40 rooms as well as a variety of dog- and cat-friendly amenities and services, such as built-in cubbies for snuggling, dog washing stations, pet walking and a fenced dog park area with a splash zone. It’s an animal lover’s dream come true! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Roadhouse, where you can experience the warmth of Best Friends hospitality

About Best Friends Animal Society


The Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is an extension of the longstanding hospitality experienced at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.

In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has operations in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City and Northwest Arkansas and runs the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary.

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 625,000.

Best Friends runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,200 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®.

While you are in Kanab, we welcome you to learn more about our lifesaving work, schedule a tour of the Sanctuary, and consider becoming a member of Best Friends Animal Society.

Roadhouse Rooms and Suites

Best Friends members get discounted room rates! Learn how to become a member.

Sit down, relax and shake that beautiful red dust from your shoes after a busy day. The Roadhouse was thoughtfully designed to include every creature comfort. And when we say “creature,” we mean it. Our guest rooms and amenities will bring delight to both our human guests and our furry visitors.

Each room is named for a beloved Best Friends alumni animal, and the foyers are designed to keep pets safely in the room as you come in and out (we’re thinking of you, ninja door dashers). Pets also have their own sleeping nooks or comfy beds (in select rooms)—right next to their people, of course. And if you have a picky cat who doesn’t care to share the room with canine counterparts, you can choose one of our two designated “cats only” rooms.

​We haven’t forgotten about you, humans. From comfy, sweet-dream-inducing bedrooms and warm, welcoming sitting areas to beautifully tiled bathrooms and smooth-sliding barn doors, we designed each and every space with your comfort in mind.

​We offer the following complimentary amenities:

​Coffee is available in the Mercantile building starting at 6:30 a.m. A continental breakfast is provided for lodging guests, also in the Mercantile, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. each morning.

Self-serve pet washing and laundry (and cleaning products) are provided for guest use.


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth-capable HDTV with remote
  • An Intelity® in-room control and information tablet
  • Animal- and cruelty-free bathroom amenities
  • Lutron lighting fixtures and controls
  • Window treatment controls
  • Voice-over internet telephone
  • Convenient power and USB charging stations
  • Ironing board and iron
  • In-room coffee maker and coffees
  • Bed platform with slide-out pet bed

Standard Room

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Our standard rooms offer a choice of a king bed or one or two queen beds. Each room features a sitting area separated from the sleeping area by a slatted wall. The tiled bathrooms have an open vanity area, with a sliding barn door for privacy, and a separate toilet and shower.

​Standard accommodations include an armoire desk, wardrobe, television and slide-out bed. For the comfort of our furry guests, each room also features a pet introduction door (or double entrance), and small nooks in the bedside nightstands provide a space for pets to sleep and snuggle.

King Suites

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Our suites have a king bed with a built-in doghouse and bedside nooks for dogs and cats to snuggle and sleep, an armoire desk, wardrobe, television and slide-out pet bed. Each suite also features a kitchenette, with seating for six, and a small refrigerator, cooking surface and microwave.

​Every suite is entered via a foyer with a pet introduction door. The tiled bathrooms feature a separate toilet and shower area and single-sink vanity. A sliding barn door separates the bathroom from the living and sleeping area. Adjoining double-queen rooms are available next to the eight king suites, convenient for groups traveling together.

​King Suites Also Feature:

  • Kitchenette
  • Built-in pet house
  • Adjoining double-queen rooms

Two-Level Suites

Our spacious two-level suites feature a pet introduction door that leads into a living room sitting area with a pull-out queen sofa sleeper, a half bath and a kitchen with a dining table, six chairs, small refrigerator, cooking surface and microwave.

The second level has twin bunk beds, a king bed, armoire desk and working area, television, slide-out pet bed, and two pet nooks for sleeping and snuggling. The tiled bathroom features a two-sink vanity, separate shower and toilet with a sliding barn door for privacy.

Lunch is on Us:

Your Roadhouse stay includes two free all-you-can-eat lunch buffet tickets for Angel Village Café at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Enjoy a variety of delicious vegan dishes while you gaze at breathtaking views.