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Today was probably the most awestruck day we've had scenery wise, & we've seen Niagara Falls, the Overseas Highway & the Grand Canyon!!! Headed into Zion Nat Park after breakfast, they have hop on/hop off shuttle buses running everyone up the gorge & we stopped at several spots & went on several little walking trails. Jaw dropping cliffs & mountains, I don't even know how to describe it, just look at the photos ...
... gift shop and I bought a Route 66 bottle opener which I would find useful later tonight (and because I don't want Andrew cutting his finger open in a Mormon state that doesn't allow much alcohol) and 3 x Route 66 magnets for Dad. Jason gave us all a couple of raffle tickets, he has been buying a few bits and pieces along our travels for a raffle on the bus. We passed into Arizona and out of Utah before we reach our final destination tonight at Grand Canyon. ...
... pools were unfortunately closed because of washout, so we instead had a great time climbing and playing on the rocks around the pool.
Our final stop was The Court of the Patriarchs....so named by a Methodist minister that visited the park in 1916. While this 40 foot climb almost doesn't qualify as a hike, it affords the best view of the sandstone peaks named Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Partially covering Jacob is ...
... there is too much space, drop off to your left and right… The GoPro will give you an idea of what I mean. When we showed Luce the pictures, she was very uncomfortable just watching it. She said she felt physically sick!
When we got to the top, it was hard to stand on the very edge, as there were so many people up there sitting around. Not like the UK where we leave the top empty and sit below it, for other walkers to stand on top. Here you have to force your ...
... on the seed scattered near the cabin. It was like Grand Central Station out there. Here's a video of one of the deer grazing outside the cabin.
We decided to go visit Cedar City to grab a few things we forgot during yesterday's shopping. Cedar City lies to the west of the cabin, about 40 miles away. To get there, you take Hwy 14 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast Cedar City
Another, better, world
Like slipping off an onerous coat of steel armor, modern day furies fall away as you enter the world of The Garden Cottage. Diana and Gary Simkins have created a masterpiece of old world grace blended seamlessly with every desirable modern convenience. Though the rooms are spotlessly clean and the food delicious, that which draws us back year after year is our abiding affection for Diana and Gary. It is as easy to pass from business relationship to friendship as it is to lounge amongst the flowers in the sun drenched grounds. This is a happy home. Abandon all cares ye who enter here. Oh, and did I mention those wonderful beds...
Neat place to stay
We have spent five enjoyable days each year for the past five years at The Garden Cottage B&B while attending the Utah Shakespearean Festival.
The location is very convenient; the furnishings are tastefully done (and comfortable) and the breakfasts are great. The biggest plus, however, is the friendliness and accomodating nature of the hosts!
Warm, friendly, helpful, great food.
We found our stay after a year of active duty with the U.S. Army overseas a calm and quiet respite. We would recommend it to anyone. The friendliness, the good food, and the cosy nature of "A Garden Cottage" were a needed rest for us.
Colonel Ronald and Kathleen Cobb
A Must Stay!
My wife and I have gone to the Utah Shakespearean Festival for the last 6 years. Each year we have stayed at the Garden Cottage and we would never consider staying anywhere else. Diana and Gary make us feel so welcome, the rooms are wonderfully decorated, and the food is just the best. Try it, you won't be sorry!
Hosts were so warm and welcoming
My sister and I stayed at the Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast in the summer of 2003. We loved it. The hosts were so warm and welcoming. The breakfasts were fantastic. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast.
Home Away from Home
Every August, for the past 6 years, we have spent 3 wondeful days in Cedar City, enjoying the Utah Shakespere Festival. Each visit brings us back to our "home away from home", The Garden Cottage. The graciousness of our hosts, Diana and Gary, along with their beautifull antique filled guest rooms, are something we look foward to all winter, especially, Diana's incredable breakfasts. We'd recommend The Garden Cottage to everyone who wants to get away from the boring experience of "chain" motels and hotels.
Garden Cottage B&B - home away from home!
The Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful get away with delicious breakfasts, beautiful rooms that are decorated attractively and are always clean.. The hosts of this B&B are terrific! They are warm, friendly, eager to please and become like your family when you stay there often! We love it there and have gone back many times every time we go to the Shakespeare Festival. It's also a great location for the Festival -- across the street and down one block!
I loved the whole thing!
I love this Bed and Breakfast! The Hosts are wonderful, they make sure all your needs are met and love to get to know their guests. The Cottage is greatly done in authentic Victorian Style decorating. You feel something special about the place from the moment you enter the home. We look forward to every chance we get to get up to stay there.
It is also located one block away from the Tony Award winning Shakespearean Festival
Best Overall B&B I have ever stayed in
The garden cottage bed & breakfast was absolutely breathtaking. From your beautiful gardens, waking up to your delicious breakfast, and feeling so welcome by you both. Everything was perfect. We had a great time and we ll be back. Thank you for making our vacation one to remember.
The Garden Cottage Bed & Breakfast is the most wonderful experience.
The owners, Gary & Diana Simkins, are the most gracious people I have had the pleasure meeting. They make your stay so wonderful you can't wait to come back. The rooms are so charming. They are cheerful and welcoming. The Garden itself is not to be believed. You'll think you have taken a trip back in time to Grandma's backyard. I can't rave enough about The Garden Cottage BNB. And if you need to know anything about the Shakespearean Festival just ask Diana. Or if you'd rather go exploring the wonders of Utah, just ask. She'll direct you to whatever you would like to see.