The Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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


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

A great location to access many places to visit

5 on October 23, 2015

Diana and Gary run a top notch place. They have been in business around 15 years, which tells me they have what it takes. The location is a short walking distance to the Utah Shakespeare festival and right off the main drag that takes you to Bryce and Zion Canyons. The town is small and quiet, but has everything you need for your stay. Rooms are quiet and the food is homemade and very tasty. You will not walk away hungry.

Wonderful B & B

5 on October 18, 2014

We recently stayed at the Garden Cottage B & B. You can actually see the Jones Theater for the Utah Shakespeare Festival from their front yard. Our room was on the ground floor with its own entrance around on the side. Before checking out, the very nice owner showed us all the rooms to help us decide on which one to choose for next year. We can't decide which one we like most! The breakfast was wonderful with warm homemade pumpkin scones with homemade pumpkin butter and fresh whipped cream. Fantastic!

Wonderful Stay

5 on October 04, 2014

Gary and Diana were there to welcome us both separate times we stayed . They are friendly, helpful, easy to visit with and a delight. Our room ( The Morning Glory) was perfect... clean, comfortable, thoughtfully decorated, had it's own entrance and was on the main floor. We asked for breakfast earlier than the normal time . They responded "of course" . Breakfast and coffee were delicious and got us through until a mid day lunch. We will stay here again. Chuck and Virginia

Romantic Room

5 on September 30, 2014

On our way back from the Grand Canyon from Calgary, we stopped off in this lovely B&B. A wonderful room with a private entrance. Absolutely everything was provided for us. Charming hosts and a delightful meal the next morning. Definitely well worth the stay.

GREAT place to stay!

5 on September 29, 2014

This was our second visit and wouldn't stay in another B&B. Great value, extremely clean and adorable rooms, wonderful delicious breakfast and great location for the Shakespeare Festival (Randall L. Jones Theatre). Diana and Gary and wonderful inn keepers and we couldn't ask for anything more. You won't be disappointed in staying here.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

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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:

From I-15, take exit 59. Travel East on 200 North to 200 West. turn South on 200 West. We are 16 North 200 West

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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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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