Red Garter B&B Inn

137 W Railroad Avenue , Williams, AZ 86046 USA (Show map)


'The best B&B in the area' is how Frommer's Grand Canyon Guide describes this unique bed and breakfast. A beautifully restored 1897 Bordello in Williams, Arizona 'The Gateway to the Grand Canyon' on historic Route 66, the Red Garter B&B Inn proudly offers lodging and a gift shop. This two-story Victorian Romanesque style brick building with twelve foot high ceilings, skylights and distinctive wood trim, along with antique furnishings, captures the 1890's atmosphere without giving up the comfort and security expected by today's traveler. Plan on spending at least two days to fully see and enjoy The Red Garter, Native American Indian ruins, Sedona, the ghost town Jerome and the Grand Canyon area, all within an hour's drive.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Across from the GC train!!

5 on October 02, 2013

What a delightful stay. Couldn't be more convenient to the Grand Canyon Railroad, yet not noisy at all. Williams is a great spot, and the 'Garter' is THE place to stay! The cinnamon rolls and piping hot gourmet coffee is served in bottomless cups complete with a cheerful smile.

Lively & Fun

4.4 on April 15, 2012

We stayed at the Red Garter Inn for 7 nights. The room was large and airy and decorated with time-period antiques. This was an excellent central spot to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon, Jerome, Prescott, Wupatki Nat'l Monument & Sunset Crater Volcano. The owner is very knowledgeable about the area as are the staff. The bakery items are all home-made and delicious. This Inn treats you as family.

Stay here when you visit the Grand Canyon!

5 on August 17, 2011

What a fantastic stay! Less than an hour from the Grand Canyon! What a quaint B & B! The pastries at breakfast were sensational and John is a friendly host who went out of his way to make our stay memorable. He was very helpful with sightseeing information and went above and beyond to mail us some clothing we left behind! What great fun to stay in a brothel!

Best Place We've Ever Stayed At!

5 on November 09, 2008

A home away from home. Rooms clean and spacious with nice period details. Breakfast - fresh pastries (the apple-walnut strudel is to die for) and flowing coffee- low key and relaxing ... no rush to vacate the table. Staff friendly, helpful and informative - nothing is too much for them - just ask and you get. Great suggested day trips. Williams is a great little town with many stories .. including ghosts. Hopefully, we will be back.

Best B&B Ever?!

5 on September 07, 2008

My husband and I had an amazing stay at the Red Garter! We were doing a cross country trip for our honeymoon on which we stayed at many B&Bs and we decided that the Red Garter was our favorite! Very cozy, extremely nice staff that never lets your coffee cup go empty, and unique rooms and stories to go along with them! We just loved the town and this bed and bakery!!

great place

4.8 on June 04, 2008

this was a great place to stay at


4.8 on June 04, 2008

This was a great place to stay

Awesome Place

4.8 on June 04, 2008

Great atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the grand canyon and had had great suggestions for dinner

Great Place

4.4 on June 04, 2008

Great quaint rooms, fresh baked goods, and friendly service

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Rooms & Rates

Best Gals Room

Originally two rooms with four north faceing windows where the best gals of the house would attract business. Bedroom and sitting room with mountain view and Grand Canyon Railway depot. Queen bed, satellite TV, parlor stove and Victorian decor and antiques.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $160

Madam's Room

Large interior room with original sky lights, ceiling fan and brass bed from New Orleans at the top of the stairs where the Madam could keep an eye on the cowboys. Framed historic graffitti from 1903, antique furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Big Bertha's Room

Two original rooms with south faced windows and skylight, ceiling fan and antique furnishings. Large bathroom with original footed tub (and shower). Small balcony with view of Bill Williams mountain and historic downtown.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $160


Cozy room with window, ceiling fan, antique furnishings, original skylights and twelve foot ceilings. Original sitting room where the girls of the house would greet the gentleman callers, have their meals and socialize.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

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Location Type

Grand Canyon area, Historic District, Historic Route 66, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Flagstaff, AZ (FLG-Pulliam Field) 32 miles

Directions to property:

Just off I-40 in historic downtown Williams.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Grand Canyon, Sedona/Oak Creek, Sycamore Wilderness, Walnut Canyon N.M., Sunset Crater N.M., Historic Route 66, Picnic area, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Computer, Internet Service, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Gift shop, historic photos, on-site bakery

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Radio, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Grand Canyon Railway, Historic Route 66, Indian ruins, National Monuments , Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

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  • Check In:: 4 - 8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over eight welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card or payment in advance
  • Cancellations: Due to the limited number of rooms all cancellations are subject to a $20 charge. Cancellations made less than ten days before check-in are subject to the full cost of the reservation unless re-rented.



John Holst

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Custom woodworker by trade, raised in Arizona, interests in Southwest culture and local history, very knowledgeable of northern Arizona travel adventures.

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Cooked to order full breakfast

  • Time Served: 6:00 to 11:00 am
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

European Pastry
Wide selection of every changing European-style pastries, sweetrolls, muffins, bagels, cookies, croissants and scones.