Since 1990 yearVance and Laura Nielson along with Vance’s parents, Hans Joseph and Belva Nielson built the Kokopelli Inn in 1990. They took a leap of faith after having so many travelers sleeping in their cars at night in the parking lot of their grocery store, K & C. They saw a great need when all of the other motels in the area were at capacity every night during the summer months.
Bluff, UTThe Nielson’s have a long history in Bluff and the surrounding area. Vance’s great, great grandfather, Jens Nielson came through the treacherous Hole in the Rock with a wagon train to settle Bluff. This is a historic, yet hard to reach place to visit to this day. While visiting Bluff be sure to visit the Bluff Fort which is a replica of the early Mormon settlement. K&C Store was built in the 1950’s and has been in the family since that time. K&C Store and the Kokopelli Inn are situated on Jens Nielson’s land that he farmed in the 1800’s.
Guests love walking around the neighborhood!!
"Very quiet and reasonably priced and I wish everywhere I stay was as good as Kokopelli Inn.” -Guest Review
We were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the motel and the friendliness of the staff! -Stephanie