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The Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast

16 North 200 West , Cedar City, UT 84720 USA (Show map)
167 Reviews
$119 - $129
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Stay two nights in the Rose Room September or October and Save 23%. Call 435-586-4919 and mention this Hot Deal! Or Book Online Today! Don't forget to LIKE US on Facebook!!! The past is beckoning you to come and enjoy a charming and romantic atmosphere in a quaint English cottage surrounded by a lush, old-fashioned award winning garden. A delicious full breakfast served on fine china each morning at 8:30, typical fare with savories and sweets is quiche, fresh fruit, home-baked breads, juice smoothies, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and hot cider. Lovely antique Victorian furnishings, handmade vintage linens dripping with lace and embroidery welcome you to step back in time and enjoy the elegant and gracious pleasures of a bygone era. Four antique-filled romantic bedchambers await you at the top of an inviting winding staircase.

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Morning Glory Room

The Morning Glory Room is an enchanting, storybook Country/Victorian retreat. Convenient main floor location for those who have trouble with stairs. Beadboard walls, blue and yellow Laura Ashley wallpaper, original maple floors and a charming turn of the century iron bed with Queen pillowtop mattress, complete with handmade patchwork quilt and chenille euro shams, all add to your escape from the 21st century to a more relaxed time of years gone by. Beautiful view of the garden from the window. Large private bath with shower and the sink vanity is actually a lovely antique oak dresser with a serpentine front. This new room is quickly becoming a favorite with our many repeat guests. Private outside entrance!

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

Rose Room

The Rose Room is a delightfully romantic bedchamber with an 1890's oak queen bed tucked under the eaves on the second floor. The two windows overlook the front garden with climbing roses blooming just outside. It is decorated in rose and teal with roses. There is also a vintage sofa in the room for your relaxing pleasure. The large private bathroom is crowned with an antique claw foot bath tub and hand held shower. This is a favorite with our guests!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Hollyhock Room

The Hollyhock Room beckons you to snuggle into this 1890's heavily carved high maple bed with a crown canopy. It is decorated in a soothing peach and green wallpaper and filled with Victorian charm. Tucked into one corner is an overstuffed reading chair with ottoman and a vintage floor lamp with Victorian shade. The antique maple and oak furnishings ooze charm and warmth to make you feel quite at home. The quaint private bath with shower is a favorite with the sink mounted in an antique treadle sewing machine cabinet! This is the Innkeepers favorite room.

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

Forget-me-not Room

The Forget-me-not Room is a spacious Victorian bed chamber is filled with lovely, turn of the century, burled walnut furniture. Sit at the marble topped lady's vanity to leisurely prepare yourself for a day of sightseeing and theatre. With a high queen bed and twin bed, both with pillowtops and handmade quilts, this enchanting chamber can sleep 3 comfortably. The private bath has a large shower and pedestal sink. The rose and blue Laura Ashley wallpaper add to the feeling that you've stepped back in time to another era in this enchanting room. For added space, this room also connects to the Lilac Room (also with private bath) to sleep a total of 5! Ideal for groups!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Lilac Room

The Lilac Room is a cozy bedchamber with a high turn- of-the-century queen bed (bedsteps provided) and a private entrance from the garden. Decorated in lilac, pink and green with an oak floor and private bath with large shower. The Victorian marble topped dresser is a family piece as is one of the bed side tables. This is one of our more popular rooms. Many guests request this room for its privacy and access to the garden. For added space it connects to the Forget-me-not Room.The two rooms together sleep a total of 5! Ideal for groups.

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

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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The Garden Cottage Shines

5 on June 29, 2014

Gary and Diana Simkins have a darling B & B in Cedar City. It is one block from the Shakespeare Festival, so very convenient. We have stayed in the Lavender room two times. It has a private entrance at the back of the house. We love the garden, which feels like our own little retreat. We will return again.

Close To 20 Years and Counting

5 on August 21, 2013

My wife and I just came back from our annual summer visit to The Garden Cottage and the Shakespeare Festival, and as usual we had a fantastic time. It was great seeing Diana and Gary again, and sharing the latest news of the children and grand children. Both of them are fantastic hosts, whose home is warm and charming. We've stayed in all the rooms over the years, and they are all comfortable, and beautifully decorated with antiques. We always sleep like a baby. Our favorite room is the Forget-me-not room, but they are all great. Diana's home made breakfasts are always a treat, and her monkey bread is to die for. The breakfast table is always a hub of good conversation between all the guests, both young and old. We love the location, which is only a block from the festival, and 2 blocks from Main street. We've recommended it to friends from back home,and they have been coming here for years as well.

Delightful and Charming

4.8 on August 13, 2013

We have traveled extensively and have stayed at a lot of B & B's but this lovely and romantic home had everything we enjoy; Beautiful handmade quilts and fine embroidered linens to sleep on, an English garden to enrich and delight the senses and the most delicious breakfast. We can't wait to go back and visit again with Diana and Gary! They are such a warm and wonderful people.

Best Cooked Breakfast in Cedar City

5 on August 04, 2013

The best cooked breakfast in Cedar City: an egg dish, fruit, freshly baked cinnamon roll or other goodie, cereal if you wish. The guests don't want to leave the breakfast table and discussions continue an hour or more later. Highly recomended.

Shakespeare would have been pleased

4.8 on July 23, 2013

Yet another outstanding trip to southern Utah for the Shakespearean Festival which included a stay with our favorite Innkeepers Diana and Gary. If you have never had the opportunity to experience either, do, you owe it to yourself. Staying at the Garden Cottage is like being in a Victorian Cottage with friends you never knew you had, pampered by the greatest Innkeepers ever!


5 on July 19, 2013

We stayed in the morning glory room with the offside entrance to the bed and breakfast. It was our wedding night and I fell in love with the place. They have cute little wipes and homeade soaps in the bathroom. They had delicious cranberry-orange scones for breakfast with homeade raspberry butter. They were extremely sweet and even bought us a dutch oven cookbook (that one of the guests was selling) as a wedding present. We also had our space. It was socialize as you desire which was nice. Most especially, the gardens are beautiful. They had so many colors and different flowers, and a cute old-fashioned swing in the yard. It was beautiful and I already told my husband I can't wait to go back! :)

Quiet, Clean, Close to Shakespearean Festival

4.8 on June 29, 2013

For a Cedar City B & B we were very happy. It's on a quiet street just one block from the campus. A home that was converted to a B&B when the children all moved out. It was very quiet, only couples stayed in the house, and the only noise was in the morning the birds outside in the trees (and there were quite a few and very talkative). It was very clean which is of utmost importance to my wife. We had a lovely breakfast, not large all-you-can-eat type, but elaborate meals with china and crystal. The owners love antiques and nick nacks and these are everywhere. There was plenty of hot water for all the guests to shower and each room had it own bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and didn't sag. Our room only had a shower and my wife would have preferred to have a tub, but just make sure you specify that as some rooms apparently have tubs. The owners are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are honest and do not smoke or drink. This is a no-smoking environments. (Yes if you drink coffee they serve that for breakfast along with hot cocoa and a fruit drink of some kind each morning - orange, cran-rasberry, fruit smoothie, etc. There is a lovely back yard that is surrounded by tall trees and is like a secret garden where we sat between performances for about an hour and talked, and took some photos. The Disadvantages - We had a wood floor that was a bit older so the wood creaked an squeaked as we walked around. In addition, the rooms aren't that sound-proof so if one is talking normal-loud or being romantic (and likes making some noise) I believe they could be heard by others. There is even a warning posted in the rooms to notify guests of this issue. Not the best place for a honeymoon perhaps.

A lovely experience:))

5 on June 25, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Country Garden Bed and Breakfast! Diane and Gary's hospitality made us feel right at home. We will definately be visiting again!

Quiet Stay

4.4 on June 07, 2013

The innkeepers were extremely friendly and accommodating. The Garden Cottage was superb in many ways and impeccably clean. The garden in the back was beautiful and refreshing to the soul. I would highly recommend a stay at The Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast!

Romantic, Cozy B&B

5 on June 03, 2013

This B&B takes you in to the past with fantastic décor and beautiful antiques along with a great garden area filled with singing birds. Gary & Diana are a helpful, friendly, jolly couple and breakfast was delicious. If you'd like to go back to visit Grandma's place, with all the trimmings, and quaint, cozy, quiet surroundings is your ticket then this is the spot. No pretenses or feelings of "off limits"....just a welcoming wonderland.

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Location Type

Historic Downtown, Just Across from the Utah Shakesperean Festival, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Near Bryce Canyon, Near Brian Head Ski Resort, Near Zion National Park, Mountains, Small town


Las Vegas, NV (LAS-McCarran Intl.) 150 miles

Directions to property:

We are located just a few miles from the Cedar City Airport and offer pickup and drop off services from our local airport.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Brian Head Ski Resort, Utah Summer Games, Southern Utah University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Lovely Parlor/Sitting Room, Lush Gardens, Plenty of bathroom amenities, Snacks available all day, Antique clawfoot tub, Bountiful gourmet breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Live theatre, Zion National Park, Antiquing, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: $30.00 deposit required per room per night.
  • Cancellations: Reservations are recommended with a $30.00 deposit per room per night. Deposit is nonrefundable if reservation is cancelled less than 30 days before time of arrival. After 30 days the customer will pay full room rates unless room can be rented.



Gary and Diana Simkins

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About the innkeepers

Gary and Diana both enjoy reading, history, restoration of their old house and working in their garden together. They also enjoy traveling and antiquing.

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Full Candlelight Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area


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16 North 200 West , Cedar City, UT 84720 USA (Show map)

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