The SpaceBookings for 3-4 people will also include a private room with a twin bed and extra memory foam mattress on the floor. If you only have 2 people but need 2 rooms, please contact us before booking.
Our 10-year-old boxer, Pearl, will love and play with you as much as you let her, but she's pretty mellow and will respond to commands like "go away" if you want space. Our puppy, Dalton, is a bit more excitable and, shall we say, intermittent with his commands, but is improving. Guest AccessYou're welcome to hang out in the common areas, borrow books, and use the kitchen, whether that's to make a gourmet meal or just grab tea or coffee. Laundry facilities are also available. We even have two sets of yoga mats/blocks you can use if the drive has you feeling a bit cramped.
The bathroom is shared. Interaction with GuestsWe are in residence and are happy to hang out with you. For evening check-ins this doesn't always leave a lot of time, but we do want to spend as much time with you as you'd like - that's the fun of hosting! The NeighborhoodBe warned, Topeka is not a terribly interesting place. We'll do our best to give you recommendations, but it's a lot of chain restaurants, and the unique ones tend to close early. Getting AroundWe have plenty of parking in our driveway (even for large moving trucks or trailers). There's a bus stop across the street but we haven't had to use it yet so unfortunately we can't provide much advice. Everything is close - we're ½ mile from the VA Hospital, 1 mile from I-470, less than 2 from Washburn University and the shopping district. Other Things to NoteWe don't have a TV! We do, however, have a portable DVD player which you may borrow (we have a few DVDs and there's a Redbox at the Walgreens on the corner), and the wireless internet does well with streaming video.
The bedrooms are upstairs (sadly, due to being a historic house, there's no handrail on the stairs), and the bed is pretty high; much as we'd love to meet you, this probably isn't the place for you if you have mobility issues. :-(
The queen bedroom faces the street, and though traffic dies down to nothing overnight, it is used by ambulances so there are sometimes sirens. If you're sensitive to noise we recommend bringing earplugs - although my dad complains more about nighttime traffic noise than anyone you've ever met, and he apparently slept fine when he visited!