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We have retired and the Inn is now closed.

Thanks for a great 14 year run.  We will miss you.

Ed and Lindy Sandstrom



Escape to the serenity of another place in time.

Welcome to the Green Gate Village Historic Inn, one of Utah's  "hidden  treasures".  Behind our green gates you'll discover 14 buildings with nine beautifully restored homes and a carriage house reception center, all nestled in a garden-like setting around our refreshing pool and "Village Green".  Each home has one or more private rooms or suites providing modern comfort and privacy in early Victorian or upscale pioneer refinement.  All rooms and suites have their own private baths. Many suites are in homes, bungalows or cottages set off by themselves to provide additional privacy for our guests.

Whether you're here on your own, or attending a workshop or corporate retreat, we'll treat you like family.



The “Village” is actually four adjacent, historic properties combined to form our own little private community in the heart of downtown St. George. Whether your favorite home is the Orson Pratt House, the Bentley House, the Green Hedge Manor or one of the other delightful residences, you’re sure to find one that perfectly suits the requirements of your next stay. Or visit us often and try them all. After you've selected your suite and experienced a restful sleep, join us each morning for a traditional hot breakfast served on formal white linen in our beautifully-appointed Garden Room. Then, top off your morning with a delicious cup of coffee, hot chocolate or Brigham tea and engage in friendly conversation with fellow travelers from the far corners of the world.  

Retreat attendees will enjoy the quiet, comfortable surroundings away from the hustle and bustle, but still only a convenient stroll to over a dozen unique restaurants (no chain food here please).

During your stay with us you'll enjoy a delicate balance of Old World charm and elegance combined with New World conveniences. The Carriage House is now a workshop, reception center and the Gazebo Courtyard & Village Green have been venues for local receptions and other important social events since lava became  dirt.  And, of course,  Judd's General Store has been known by every cowboy, rancher, farmer, merchant and wide-eyed school child in Utah's Color Country since 1911.


What's the history behind our name "Green Gate" Village?  In 1877, Brigham Young  ordered white paint for the newly finished LDS Temple. When the shipment finally arrived by wagon, everyone was disappointed to learn that the paint was green, not white.  Unable to return it, Bro. Brigham gave the green paint to local St. George residents to gild their gates and fences. Only one of those green gates still remains from a 137 years ago and is currently on display in our formal garden.  Other gates surrounding the Village are patterned after this treasured original. 

(This Folkart* of the Green Gate Village is by renowned Utah artist Eric Dowdle.)


Green Gate Village Historic Inn

76 West Tabernacle

St. George, Utah 84770


*This original oil painting is on display in the St. George City Hall. Copyright 2015 Historic Village Properties, LLC

Additional Helpful Information:

Things To Do:

St. George, Utah is the perfect gateway to both the natural and man-made beauties of Southern Utah's Color Country.  For sightseeing, hiking, biking, ATV'ing, rock climbing, rappelling, etc., there are few places on earth that can compare.  The closest "Oh wow!" can be found immediately north of town in the red cliffs overlooking the city, or Snow Canyon State Park  less than ten miles north on state highway 18.  A few miles further west is Gunlock State Park.  The same distance east of St. George is Quail Creek State Park and its only 30 minutes further it's either Kolob Canyon or Coral Pink Sand Dunes.  By far the area's biggest attraction is the incredibly beautiful Zion Canyon National Park only a 45 minute drive east of St. George.  Cedar Breaks and Bryce Canyon are only a few miles further north.  If you've seen the Grand Canyon from the south rim and thought it was magnificent - just wait until you see it from high in the pine trees of the North Rim, just 2 hours and 10 minutes from St. George.  There is no comparison.  

If you like golf, there are twelve local courses and more on the drawing boards.  Enjoy the outdoors year 'round and test your golfing skills at scenic courses such as: Entrada, Sunbrook, Dixie Redhills, Bloomington Country Club, Coral Canyon, Green Springs, Southgate, Sky Mountain, Sun River, The Ledges and others.  All of these course are within an easy 10-12 minute drive from the Green Gate Village Historic Inn.  And, if you still can't get enough golf, there are another handful of courses just thirty minutes away in Mesquite.  Call us for assistance with your "Tee" times.

Some of the more popular annual events are:  The Rotary Club Rodeo and Rotary Bowl, Spring Art Festival, Iron Man Competition, St. George Marathon and World Senior Games.  Rooms at the Green Gate Village Inn are usually booked a year in advance for these and other events such as golf, soccer, basketball and softball tourneys, Parade of Homes and Homecoming (Dixie State College).   Don't be disappointed.  Book your room now.  Why stay anywhere else if there's room at the inn?

And what would the Historic District be without historic sites.  Starting with your home base at the historic Green Gate Village Inn you will see beautifully restored and upgraded homes dating from the 1860's.  Two of our homes are on the National Register of Historic Places, three are protected by the Utah Heritage Foundation and three have been designated Historic Landmarks by the City of St. George.  (One of these Historic Landmarks is Judd's General Store, a "must see" if, for no other reason than the fact that they stock about 80 varieties of classic, glass-bottled soft drinks.)  Many visitors enjoy the Walking Tour around the Historic District.  Most sites of interest are clearly marked with brass plaques. Across the street is the LDS Tabernacle and Towne Square.  Two blocks away you'll find Brigham Young's summer home, the court house and pioneer museum.  Five blocks away is the stately St. George Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons).  (St. George is one of 400+ towns founded by Mormon settlers during the mid-to-late 1800's.  It was settled when 309 families were "called" on a "cotton mission" to raise cotton, sheep, silk, etc., necessary in the manufacture of textiles which were in short supply due to the Civil War.  The name "Utah's Dixie" has stuck ever since.)  During the summer months "St. George Live" conducts tours around the Historic District in small buses starting twice a day from the Opera House.  And, talk about "history", how about the "most significant dinosaur track site in western North America"?  See foot prints left by these early Jurassic giants 200 million years ago just five minutes east of the city at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson's Farm.

For a little cultural entertainment you should definitely consider the Tuacahn Amphitheatre offering world-class productions in a most spectacular outdoor setting.  Folks travel hundreds of miles to attend one of these shows.  There are also theaters near Zion National Park (Tanner Amphitheater and Bumbleberry Theater) as well as an IMAX theater (Zion Canyon Cinemax) offering a variety of specialty productions.  Just around the corner the Tabernacle usually hosts one or two recitals or concerts each week (Wednesday and Saturday), also at no charge.  And nearby Dixie College hosts the Celebrity Concert Series.  Going north on I-15? Cedar City fills up during the summer so why not consider making the "Village" your home away from home while attending their annual Shakespearean Festival as well?   

Doing Business In St. George:

St. George is also the county seat for Washington County.  The county accounts for over 50% of Utah's net growth, and Utah's growth is 5th in the nation.  The county population now exceeds 125,000.   The Green Gate Village Historic Inn is within easy walking distance of most city, county and federal government offices and courthouses.  The Washington County Economic Development Council is a strong partner for current and future growth in the area.  And, did you know that we have a "national airline" headquartered in St. George?  (To be designated a national airline by the FAA you must have at least one billion dollars in annual sales.)  That status has been achieved and far surpassed by Skywest Airlines.  You probably know them better operating under the name Delta Connection or United Express, two of their five major contracts.  When they purchased Atlantic Southeast Airlines and others, it made them the largest "regional carrier" in the nation.  Skywest is one of the America's best success stories and a major employer in St. George with 20,000 employees in the US and Canada, servicing 4,000 flights a day with 755 aircraft.  Other major employers include:  Wal-Mart, Washington County School District, Dixie Regional Medical Center (Intermountain Health), Dixie State College, City of St. George, Andrus Trucking, Lin's Thriftway, Sunroc Corporation and The Spectrum.  The 1,000 acre Fort Pierce Industrial and Business Park is the latest commercial addition to the region with such new tenants as Orgill, Inc., Well's Dairy's Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Dollar Stores and Bomatic Plastics.  Other established areas include the Tonaquint Center High Tech Business Park, the Gateway Industrial Park including the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Pace American Cargo Trailers and Mikohn Worldwide.  In 2011, the St. George Municipal Airport opened a new regional airport allowing for much needed expansion in passenger and freight traffic.  The Dixie Convention Center, the city/county convention center, is located at the south entrance to town just off I-15.  Of course, some folks consider shopping as "doing business".  While there are two Wal-Marts, a K-Mart, a Costco and a Target in town, you may also want to consider the Zion Factory Outlet Mall and the Red Cliffs Mall which includes Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears.  In addition, the downtown area has many unique shops and restaurants within easy walking distance of the Green Gate Village Historic Inn.


There are 13 restaurants conveniently located within 1 1/2 blocks of the Village.  However, the favorite with our guests is still the award-winning Painted Pony ("finest restaurant in Southern Utah") located in the heart of Ancestor Square.  Reservations are always recommended.

"Historic" Lectures:

Periodically, free lectures are offered at the historic Tabernacle just across the street.  Call for a list of upcoming lectures and other events.

Other Places to Stay:

With a motto of "Why Stay Anywhere Else If There's Room At The Inn?", it seems strange that we would be listing our competition.  However, if we are booked full on the night of your desired travel, with over 2,800 hotel and motel rooms in St. George, we would suggest one of the following as your second choice:  The Red Mountain Spa, Green Valley Spa, Hilton Garden Inn St. George, St. George Best Western Abbey Inn, Best Western Travel Inn St. George, Fairfield Inn St. George, Hampton Inn St. George, St. George Howard Johnson, Lexington Inn St. George, Best Western Coral Hills, Seven Wives Inn and St. George Crystal Inn.


As always, if you have any questions about your stay in Southern Utah, please contact one of our helpful staff members between the hours of 9am and 5pm at (800) 350-6999 or locally at (435) 628-6999.