Non-smoking 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Cottage. Sleeps up to 5 adults. Max Occupancy 6
Why Winnie Westwood chose Cedar City
Traveling back and forth from SLC to home I always seemed to stop in Cedar City. I fell in love with the beautiful red rocks and friendly atmosphere. It also has a great energy because of the university and the many festivals, hence the term, Festival City." In 1988 I bought my first home which was located across the street (now called Amid Summer's Inn). This was before the street transformed into Bed and Breakfast Row. After eight years of ownership it was time to focus on raising a family so I sold it. In 2005 I had the opportunity to again own property in Cedar City so after three years of looking I found 149 South 100 West. They say not to get too attached to a home but something inside told me I needed to "save" this house from a bulldozer. The charm of this 1929 Depression Era house took hold of me and I embarked on restoring it with as much of the original design as possible. The name "Monarch Cottage" came to me as I was driving home to Los Angeles after a long weekend of fix-it projects. The crew that replaced the front door found a beautifully preserved butterfly in the original 1929 front door threshold. They said it was so perfect someone had placed it there on purpose. I took this a sign that this home was transitioning from its old life to a new one. With that in mind, the goal was to maintain the original integrity of the home yet fill it with hope of a new beginning.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have a private, park-like back yard that allows guests to enjoy the beautiful summer evenings of Cedar City. We also have a propane BBQ for your use. To maintain the charm and integrity of our property, we have our home available only for a limited time during the summer season. Our home has been a "labor of love" with the main priority to maintain and enhance the charm and uniqueness of a 1929 era home. Phase one of our restoration was to upgrade the house with modern safety features. Phase two was all about designing our yards, which was originally filled with waist-high weeds, with plants specifically chosen to create our very own tranquil park. Phase three, which is still in the planning stage, will develop the very back yard area.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, functional, accomodating
The Monarch Cottage is wonderfully located near the Shakespeare Festival venue nestled in a beautiful neighborhood. Downtown Cedar City is within walking distance and the Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park are an easy drive.
Contact with property management was always easy and they were very responsive to our inquiries. I would recommend a stay at the Monarch Cottage to anyone.
We rented this cottage so my family could visit our grandfather who lives in Cedar City. There were 8 of us and I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and had everything you could imagine right down to shampoo and conditioner in the bathrooms! The backyard is huge and has a gas grill which we used. The neighborhood is very quiet and inviting. As we checked in, the owner, Winnie, was there and took the time to explain the story behind her purchasing the home. I would definitely stay here again.
quiet, clean, cozy, charming
The Monarch Cottage was perfect for a relaxing getaway to the Shakespearean Festival and as a nice home base in southern Utah. There were many small touches that made our stay more comfortable and that had visitors in mind. The home was very clean. Although an older house, it was nicely updated. The bathrooms were new, spacious,and stocked. Kitchens had new countertops, sinks and faucet. They were well stocked and appliances worked well. The beds and sofas were comfortable and the the air conditioning worked great. We appreciated that the place was family friendly- from my teenagers, to my baby, to grandma and grandpa. The location was perfect. The homes around are charming and it was wonderful to walk the couple of blocks to SUU. We loved that the temperature was significantly cooler than St. George where we've often stayed. In the future, we would love to stay here again when we visit Zions, Bryce, Shakespearean, or to go to Tuacahn.
The only thing lacking was a dishwasher and we thought that the tap water tasted funny. Both easily remedied with hand washing and some bottled water. We grilled, watched DVD's, read books, played games, walked around the area, and spent more time at our home away from home than we ever have. It was a nice place to relax. Also, Winnie was super nice to work with and made us feel like welcomed guests to her home that evidently has a lot of meaning to her.
Cedar City, also known as Festival City, is rich in year round
activities. It is 5,800 feet above sea level and enjoys four seasons.
Our location is ideal for day trips to Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks and
Kolob National Parks. Brian Head is only 29 miles away. Las Vegas 172
miles. Salt Lake City 253 miles.
Grand Canyon North Rim and Lake Powell are 3 hours away. World famous
Shakespeare Festival, Utah summer games and numerous other festivals
throughout the year.