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B&B opens at site of former polygamous compound
Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | July 29, 2014 | AnnieKnox

Posted on 07/30/2014 7:26:01 AM PDT by Utah Binger

HILDALE — Continental breakfasts are now being served at a bed and breakfast that has opened on the site of a sprawling, mostly unoccupied compound in southern Utah that was built for the leader of a polygamous sect.

America’s Most Wanted Suites and Bed and Breakfast takes its name from Warren Jeff’s time on the list of the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives. Accommodations in the Hildale bed and breakfast run from $85 to $200 a night.

Hildale and neighboring Colorado City, Arizona, are both home to members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Former Jeffs bodyguard Willie Jessop runs the bed and breakfast. He took ownership of the $3.6 million compound in 2013 in a successful lawsuit he brought against the church. Jessop says only one family is living full-time in the compound after a fire destroyed their home.

Jeffs is in a Texas prison serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting girls he considered brides. Members of his church, an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism, believe polygamy brings exaltation in heaven.

Even though its title refers to the imprisoned leader, the bed and breakfast aims to help the community move past its dark history, Jessop said.

“Jeffs has never seen it and he never will. It was never lived in, it doesn’t have any spooky history,” Jessop said.

Guests have been staying in the bed and breakfast rooms and one master suite for about a week, and managers are still working out issues, he said. Calls to an 800 number listed for reservations went unanswered Monday, and the business has not registered with the state’s chamber of commerce.

Guests can choose to stay for breakfast on site or head to the nearby Merry Wives Cafe, which is operated by church members.

The compound went up in 2010 and 2011 while Jeffs was awaiting trial. Residents have said it was designed for the leader, his wives and his family.

The bedroom intended for Jeffs won’t be rented out, Jessop said, and instead will temporarily house families of the sect who need a place to stay.

Soaring red rock borders Hildale, which is about a two-hour drive from Lake Powell and an equal stretch from the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

Jessop expects the inn to cater to curious travelers and former members of the sect who have left voluntarily or because they were exiled.

“This is just one more step to have life after Jeffs and have something positive come after something so sinister,” he said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: mormons; motels; tourism; travel
Add this to great places to stay in southern Utah.

http://www.visitsouthernutah.com/Hotels-Motels

1 posted on 07/30/2014 7:26:01 AM PDT by Utah Binger
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To: Utah Binger
Utah is a beautiful, and solidly conservative state.

God bless them in this endeavor.

2 posted on 07/30/2014 7:33:06 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Utah Binger

In 2008, I stopped at a market in Colorado City to make some purchases, and momentarily thought I had gone through a time warp. The customers there were mostly women in their 20’s dressed in nineteenth-century style long dresses. There were also a couple of older men dressed in Western-style shirts and blue jeans. The clerk who took my money was also dressed in that nineteenth-century style.

The houses in Colorado City and Hildale tend to be rather large—obviously to accommodate polygamous families.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 7:39:17 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Utah Binger

Can you borrow or rent a couple of temporary wives, when you visit there?


4 posted on 07/30/2014 7:49:47 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker; Elsie
Can you borrow or rent a couple of temporary wives, when you visit there?

You might check with Elsie, confined for many years over there. Certainly knows all about the mating practices out in the dairy barn.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 9:29:27 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Fiji Hill

Most of these places are vacant. I was over there last week and it looks like a ghost town. Hard to understand a mentality of such idiotic obedience.

6 posted on 07/30/2014 9:36:13 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

I would imagine the Breakfast part I could identify with; but my imagination just runs WILD! at the thought of what had happened in the Bed part(s)!!!


7 posted on 07/30/2014 10:38:02 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
It was never lived in, it doesn’t have any spooky history,” Jessop said.

Dang!

I shudda read the WHOLE thing before posting!

8 posted on 07/30/2014 10:39:12 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
Jessop expects the inn to cater to curious travelers and former members of the sect who have left voluntarily or because they were exiled.

If ya happen to checkin with only ONE wife; can the concierge scrounge up another or two for ya???

9 posted on 07/30/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
...curious travelers...

Bi or tri or quad???

10 posted on 07/30/2014 10:42:47 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger

And how can we forget...

https://www.google.com/search?q=rockland&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475&gws_rd=ssl#q=rockland+utah&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address


11 posted on 07/30/2014 10:48:12 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: truth_seeker

Hey!!!!

SMTA


12 posted on 07/30/2014 10:48:45 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger

Dang!

I’ve been OUTTED quite severely!

This thread is going to turn out to be udderly silly!


13 posted on 07/30/2014 10:49:39 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
Hard to understand a mentality of such idiotic obedience.

But; when you consider...

14 posted on 07/30/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

The Doctrine and Covenants

Section 132

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, recorded 12 July 1843, relating to the new and everlasting covenant, including the eternity of the marriage covenant, and also the plurality of wives (see History of the Church, 5:501–7). Although the revelation was recorded in 1843, it is evident from the historical records that the doctrines and principles involved in this revelation had been known by the Prophet since 1831.
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58–66, Laws governing the plurality of wives are set forth.


 

58 Now, as touching the law of the apriesthood, there are many things pertaining thereunto.

59 Verily, if a man be called of my Father, as was aAaron, by mine own voice, and by the voice of him that bsent me, and I have endowed him with the ckeys of the power of this priesthood, if he do anything in my name, and according to my law and by my word, he will not commit dsin, and I will justify him.

60 Let no one, therefore, set on my servant Joseph; for I will justify him; for he shall do the sacrifice which I require at his hands for his transgressions, saith the Lord your God.

61 And again, as pertaining to the law of the priesthood—if any man espouse a virgin, and desire to espouse aanother, and the first give her consent, and if he espouse the second, and they are virgins, and have vowed to no other man, then is he justified; he cannot commit adultery for they are given unto him; for he cannot commit adultery with that that belongeth unto him and to no one else.

62 And if he have aten virgins given unto him by this law, he cannot commit adultery, for they belong to him, and they are given unto him; therefore is he justified.

63 But if one or either of the ten virgins, after she is espoused, shall be with another man, she has committed adultery, and shall be destroyed; for they are given unto him to amultiply and replenish the earth, according to my commandment, and to fulfil the promise which was given by my Father before the foundation of the world, and for their exaltation in the eternal worlds, that they may bear the souls of men; for herein is the work of my Father continued, that he may be bglorified.

64 And again, verily, verily, I say unto you, if any man have a wife, who holds the keys of this power, and he teaches unto her the law of my priesthood, as pertaining to these things, then shall she believe and administer unto him, or she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord your God; for I will destroy her; for I will magnify my name upon all those who receive and abide in my law.

65 Therefore, it shall be lawful in me, if she receive not this law, for him to receive all things whatsoever I, the Lord his God, will give unto him, because she did not believe and administer unto him according to my word; and she then becomes the transgressor; and he is exempt from the law of Sarah, who administered unto Abraham according to the law when I commanded Abraham to take aHagar to wife.

66 And now, as pertaining to this law, verily, verily, I say unto you, I will reveal more unto you, hereafter; therefore, let this suffice for the present. Behold, I am Alpha and Omega. Amen.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
This thread is going to turn out to be udderly silly! The Elsiethon "Surge" will milk it for all it is worth.

New Elsie Library of Goofy Stuff

16 posted on 07/30/2014 11:07:22 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

Nature abhors a vacuum.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 3:32:49 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger

So; instead of holding tight to the rod of iron; a tube of iron holds tight to thee.

I see...


18 posted on 07/30/2014 3:34:19 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

lol

“Family bed Please”

lol


19 posted on 07/30/2014 3:38:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Elsie

*facepalm*


20 posted on 07/30/2014 3:38:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Elsie

Would be nice to be 13 again.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 3:54:02 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

I’ve been that for, oh, the last 9-10 years now...


22 posted on 07/31/2014 4:34:55 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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