The home was built in 1926 in the Storybook Style, a subset of the Period Revival Tudor style. This style is relatively rare and was popular from the early 1920’s to the Great Depression. The Storybook Cottage most prominent attribute is one of “whimsy.” The design of the house was commissioned by Dr. Mensis Macfarlane and patterned after a home in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Dr Macfarlane and his wife Katherine Palmer Macfarlane were descendants of early Mormon pioneers. Dr. Macfarlane, was the first physician born in Southern Utah to practice medicine in Cedar City. In addition to his contributions to the medical history of the time, he was active in the community both politically and socially.
This Storybook Tudor home is located just 2 blocks from the Utah Shakespearean Festival (USF) and Southern Utah University (SUU) and 3 blocks from the new Heritage Theater and Festival Hall event venues. The Storybook Cottage offers distinctive accommodations convenient to dining, shopping, cultural and recreational activities.
Cedar City was established in 1850’s as The Iron Mission by Brigham Young, then leader of the LDS church. Located in Southwestern Utah it is nestled at the base of the Mountains overlooking the Great Basin and the gateway to Southern Utah’s National Parks and year round recreation opportunities. Zion National Park is just 56 miles from the B & B, Bryce Canyon National Park is 78 miles away and Cedar Breaks National Monument is just 32 miles. Brian Head Resort is 32 miles from the B & B where outdoor enthusiasts enjoy skiing and snow boarding in the winter and Mountain biking in the summer and fall.
The B & B is located on a lovely tree lined street in the City’s Historic Downtown District. The Mormon trail from Salt Lake to Southern California is now I-15 and connects Cedar City from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. Located between Las Vegas and Salt Lake, we are a convenient destination from each city by car. Air transportation is available at the Cedar City Municipal Airport served by Sky West, a Delta Airlines partner. We enjoy a four season climate, with relatively mild winters and summers. It is possible on a spring day to enjoy skiing in the morning at Brian Head Resort, golf in the afternoon in Utah’s warmer Dixie and gaming and Las Vegas Style entertainment in the evening at Mesquite, NV.