All Press Releases for August 10, 2010

Ephraim House - Restored Historic Pioneer Guest House - Ephraim and Manti, Utah Area

The historic home of Canute Peterson, located in Ephraim, Utah, has been restored and is now operating as a lodging guest house for families and small groups traveling to the central Utah towns of Ephraim and Manti.

    ST. GEORGE, UT, August 10, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Built in 1869 by Canute Petersen, the home served as a meeting place for many local events during the past century and a half. "Travelers don't want to miss this opportunity to become a part of central Utah history," said Randall Labrum, owner and proprietor of the Ephraim House. "The guest house is a great hotel alternative, a great way to relax."

The home has been carefully restored with pioneer era furnishings. The mix of the pioneer decoration and the modern day conveniences make the home a great spot to enjoy the beauties of central Utah.

The home is located adjacent to the campus of Snow College, which was founded as the Sanpete Stake Academy with the assistance of Peterson. Peterson felt that the children of the Sanpete county area should have an opportunity to obtain an education, something that was not available to him as a younger man.

Peterson also supervised the building of the Manti Temple. Designed by William H. Folsom under the direction of Truman O. Angell, Sr., construction was started in 1877. Completed in 1888, this magnificent structure is now considered the most aesthetically refined of early Utah temples built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following the completion of the structure, Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of the LDS Church, dedicated the temple. Peterson's Home, now the Ephraim House, served as lodging for President Woodruff during the dedication visit.

Reservation inquiries can be made at the home's website:

About the Ephraim House - The Ephraim House is a restored pioneer dwelling located in Ephraim, Utah. Built by Canute Peterson in 1869, the house was purchased and restored by Randall and Judith Labrum in 2008. The house is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as a fine example of pioneer craftsmanship from the late 19th century. The house is now available as a lodging facility to families visiting the Ephraim and Manti area. Reservation requests can be made at

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