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1899 House B&B--Dora Suite (see also: Rigby Suite)

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View of the Mansion as purchased, in 2002.  Since the 1950's it held five apts & needed renovation.
1 of 19View of the Mansion as purchased, in 2002. Since the 1950's it held five apts & needed renovation.
Overview
Private Room, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Spokane, Washington
Located in one of the country's top ten neighborhoods, Spokane's Browne's Addition, this 1899 'restrained' Queen Ann Victorian has been lovingly restored. The Dora Bruce Powell Room is a second-floor, quaint, large in-bath suite, with antique queen bed nested in a lighted alcove. The room offers a distant view of Downtown Spokane's city lights that can also be enjoyed from your Jacuzzi tub, overlooking a garden. Wing-backed chairs provide comfort while reading books from the convenient barrister bookcase, or viewing in-room movies. Wi-Fi is provided for guest use throughout the home. Continental breakfast is available, with coffee/tea bar and refrigerator just down the hall. Private entry, and in-room safe available for all guests. Feel free to ask for our cozy flannel sheets, when visiting us in winter!

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About the Owner
Gillian C
Languages spoken:English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

The 1899 House is a charming Victorian in a lovely old Spokane neighborhood. Gillian is delightful and did absolutely everything to make us feel comfortable in her home. Our room was quiet and cozy, complete with snacks and fresh flowers. We loved the hot breakfast...More

1  Thank Jane D
Management response:Responded 28 August 2015

Thank you both, so much! You too, are the ideal guests! We look forward to seeing you again whenever travel time permits!

Reviewed 6 January 2014

The best part of traveling through Spokane is getting to stay at the 1899 House! The house is beautiful; the innkeepers truly enjoy people and are incredibly helpful and kind. During my stays, they have gone way out of their way to help things go...More

1  Thank Susan B
Management response:Responded 28 August 2015

This kind, returning guest is one of our favorite people; the "special needs" are not daunting, and easily managed. The guest is like family now to us all!

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
There is an indoor-outdoor cat on premesis; while not allowed in guests' rooms unless invited, if allergies are severe, this may not be suitable for you. Please let the Innkeeper...
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Bathrooms
    1 Attached (ensuite)
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PLEASE NOTE: The Dora Powell Suite, opened in 2012, is available for $119/night base rate, $780/week ($125/night and $825/week during high season); which includes continental breakfast for two. The Rigby Suite is larger and can sleep three if the optional loveseat/twin bed is used, and contains a wet bar with wine chiller, closet, 7' shower, heated towel rack, and featherbed on the queen bed. It is available for $129/night, $850/week ($135/night, $895/week during high season) and opened in October of 2013. There is a smaller overflow/common room that contains the mid-century kitchenette (refrigerator and sink, with hot water kettle; NO cooking available), that holds a set of large twin trundle beds, which can be used in conjunction with one or the other suite rental, to accommodate a third party. This room is available as an add-on for $50/night for one person, $80/night for two, regardless of season.
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About the neighbourhood
This home is within walking distance to downtown Spokane (for Hoopfest, for instance) to the east (.8 mile), and Browne's Addition's historic Cannon Circle restaurants, pub, pizzeria, and Tully's, to the west (3 blocks); only a few short blocks' walk from Coeur d'Alene Park's gazebo, Elkfest and Artfest, and free concerts in summer, the Museum of Arts and Culture, and rests in the midst of countless admirable views for the jogger or cyclist (Centennial Trail, Overlook Park). Our home is ideal for runners in both the Susan B. Komen and Bloomsday races, both of which run right by the house! The neighborhood is extremely safe and walker/runner friendly. Situated on a corner, there is good parking. City transit bus lines run one block south and half a block north of the 1899 House, and if you are coming to Spokane for medical reasons, or for support for a loved one, it is located approximately one mile from Spokane's 'hospital hill' Deaconess and Providence/Sacred Heart hospitals. If you are considering a sabbatical, conference, graduation, or other education-related visit, 1899 House is only two miles west of Gonzaga University, WSU Spokane; four miles south of Spokane Falls CC/Mukogawa Center, and nine miles south of Whitworth University. Spokane International Airport is a ten-minute drive, and Fairchild Air Force Base lies a twenty-minute drive north. If guests are interested in the annual Bloomsday or Susan B. Komen races, each runs along the streets adjacent to the 1899 House! There are good sidewalks and safe streets to run on in practice too--it is a great neighborhood! The heart of Downtown Spokane, with its famous microbreweries and wineries is only one short mile's walk (city transit busses run one block from the house, with service throughout the county)! The Amtrack and central bus terminal is 1.5 miles from the house. We are less than 15 minutes' drive from Spokane National Airport (GEG). In addition, within two blocks of the house to the west is historic Cannon Circle, with the Elk Publik House, E.J.'s Garden Bistro, the Italian Trattoria, Tully's, the El Que's hispanic offerings, and Pacific Pizza; two blocks' walk farther west is Coeur d'Alene Park. Browne's Addition is replete with historic homes and things to see, and abounds with festivals and concerts in high season, most of which are free to all. The Spokane Museum of Arts and Culture, with Azar's Restaurant, is also two blocks west. Spokane, whether walking, driving or riding, north, south, east or west, is a town full of things to see and do, that are all highly accessible with or without a car, from the 1899 House! This original family home, built for the third mayor of Spokane, offers a charming combination of gracious family home within an historic setting, with in-residence owner/proprietors, and the privacy of one's own large guest room(s), each with queen bed and bath, with easy access to the small conveniences of home (such as a DVD library and common room; a small kitchenette in the adjacent room; no cooking priveleges, but coffee/tea/cocoa service and guest refrigerator) and personal privacy. A continental-style breakfast is available in the main-level dining room, or the nearby frontroom alcove. Guests may also use the wide front porch and shadier side garden in season. After registering, each guest is provided with a personal combination to the private guest entrance, and may come and go at will, even during the hours when the main entry to the home is locked (10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.). The 1899 House is 'homey' yet elegant, comfortable, yet personal to each guest (dietary restrictions accommodated with notice; cozy flannel sheets in winter, if desired!), and presents a unique opportunity to feel 'at home' while far from one's own.
How to get there
A car may be necessary to get here from the airport, depending on time of arrival. However, there is a Spokane Transit bus service from the airport to within one block of the house, debarking at Pacific Avenue and Oak Street
Airport: Spokane Internat'l, Geiger Field, Fairchild AFB: 11.0 km
Railway: downtown Spokane: 4.0 km
Ferry: Seattle, WA: 451.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 53.0 km
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