July 2006

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Cedar City, UT


Sleeping Beauty

“A charming 1920s cottage”

  By the time I reach Cedar City, I am  enamored with southern Utah and convinced this area has to be one of America’s best kept secrets. It is indescribably beautiful.
     Storybook Cottage, a Tudor-style home located on a tree-lined street of Cedar City’s historic district, was built by descendents of early Mormon pioneers. In 2003, this delightful home was purchased and renovated by long-time innkeepers, Don and Pam McMurray. In addition to being capable and thoughtful innkeepers, the McMurrays are also Shakespearean enthusiasts. Storybook Cottage provides ideal lodging for individuals in town for the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival (held each July to September) or any time of year.
     In addition to enjoying my stay in 
Sleeping Beauty, a whimsical guestroom with window seats and a dressing alcove, I enjoyed relaxing in the tastefully decorated garden room overlooking an attractively landscaped patio. A spacious great room is also available for guests and includes a DVD/TV. 

     A delectable breakfast is served each morning either in the dining room or alfresco on the terrace with soothing music playing in the background. Beverages and light refreshments are offered guests in the evening.
     Situated between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, Cedar City provides an excellent base for touring this magnificent part of the country—and Storybook Cottage is the place to stay.

Strong Points

     Hospitality plus, location, attention-to-detail, gourmet breakfast, complimentary beverages/bottled water, guest refrigerator, décor, grounds & landscaped terrace, off-street parking, WiFi, a business center w/fax & copier, video library, special discounts and packages. 


INN: Storybook B&B
218 South 100 West
Cedar City, UT  84720
TEL.:  1-866-586-8057 
3 rooms w/pb
BREAKFAST: Full Gourmet
RATES: $90-$135
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn: ***

Recommended Area Restaurants:
*** Garden House of Cedar City
*** Milt's Stage Stop



Shepherdstown, WV


Room 1

 “Located in the lower Shenandoah” 

    Built in 1868 as a Lutheran parsonage, The Thomas Shepherd Inn has operated as an inn for over twenty years. Jeanne Muir and Jim Ford, the current owners and resident innkeepers, offer comfortable lodging and warm hospitality to guests staying in their restored Federal-style home.
     Thomas Shepherd Inn is located in the historic district of Shepherdstown, West Virginia’s oldest town, and within walking distance of fine dining as well as specialty shops. American history buffs will enjoy visiting Antietam Battlefield and Harper’s Ferry; both are located a short distance from the inn. The C&O Canal Path is just one-half mile away and provides excellent trails for hikers and bikers.

     Each morning, early coffee or tea is available for guests, and a  delicious home cooked breakfast is served in one of the inn’s two dining areas. Homemade  cookies are set out in the afternoon, and sherry is available in the evenings. Spacious common rooms—including a library stocked with parlor games, a TV/DVD/VCR, and a movie library—provide additional areas for guest to relax during their stay at this pleasant B&B getaway.

Strong Points

     Hospitality plus, full breakfast, early coffee/early breakfast option, homemade cookies and complimentary beverages/bottled water, guest refrigerator, pre-arranged lunch/dinner available for full inn bookings, WiFi, special discounts, fresh flowers, off-street parking, romance/special occasion packages, feathertops on beds, garden area.





INN: Thomas Shepherd Inn
300 W. German St.
Shepherdstown, WV  25443

6 guest rooms w/pb
BREAKFAST: Full breakfast
RATES: $89-$150
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn: *

Recommended Area Restaurants:
*** The Three Onions
*** The Yellow Brick Bank