Green Hedge Manor (circa 1872)

aka: Thomas Judd Home

(See history at bottom of page)

 

Lela Suite
Kaelis Room
Paisley Room

 

Living Room & Kitchen

Living Room with hide-a-bed & Kitchen area with refrigerator/freezer, oven, range, microwave & dishwasher.

 Enjoy friends and family in this comfortable living room and (modern) kitchen.

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Lela Suite

King Bed, Whirlpool Tub, Television

 Enjoy your own personal fireplace inside this elegant bedroom.


 

 Relax in comfort including this whirlpool tub.

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Kaelis Room

Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

 Fine touches are widely spread throughout this room.

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Paisley Room

Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

 Find rest and restoration on this large queen bed.

 

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Green Gate Village Historic Inn

76 West Tabernacle

St. George, Utah 84770

800-350-6999

stay@greengatevillageinn.com

History:

This beautiful home is so named because of the tall tamarack hedge surrounding most of the city block where the home was originally built. Thomas Judd was 18 years old in 1864 when he joined the LDS church and moved his family from England to St. George. Hard working and successful in his business endeavors, he soon built this beautiful home at 269 South 200 East around 1872. Looking to expand his business interests and alarmed that frequent flooding was washing away valuable river-bottom farm land, in 1888 he developed a plan to divert water from the Virgin River onto the LaVerkin "bench" in order to irrigate several hundred acres of fruit orchards that he planned to plant there. Because of extensive delays due to constant breaks in the canal he was eventually forced to mortgage this very house in order to raise the necessary funds to complete construction of his canal, which by then stretched several thousand feet and included an 840-foot long tunnel. Eventually his canal project was the key factor in establishing the community of LaVerkin.

In 1897 Thomas Judd was called by Wilford Woodruff, then president of the Church, to serve a mission colonizing Whitewater, Nevada. By the time he returned home, the railroad had extended far enough south that he was able to import thousands of bags of Portland cement to coat the inside walls of his canal to prevent breaks and leakage and, thus, better assure its success. He subsequently sold much of his interest in LaVerkin, including the hot springs there, and opened Judd's Store Company, purchasing the store front and warehouse from William Bentley in 1911. In 1991, long after Judd's death, his original family home was dismantled and moved, piece-by-piece, to the Green Gate Village were it proudly stands today, carefully restored and modernized. The Green Hedge Manor contains two upstairs guestrooms as well as one of the most popular bridal suites at the Village. This home is also on the National Register of Historic Places (#78002710).

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