The SpaceThere is plenty of private space in the attic suite, and it is separated from the rest of the home by a door at the bottom of the stairs.
It is well insulated and comfortable in summer and winter. Air conditioning is available, or windows may be opened to enjoy Fargo’s summer breezes. Each room has its own thermostat to control the base-board heat during the colder months.
In the sitting area between the bedrooms, there is a 30” television that receives about 15 local broadcast channels and is also ChromeCast enabled. Dvds, books, games and toys can also be enjoyed there.
It is important for guests to understand there is not a private bath. A shared bathroom is located on the main floor. A white board next to the bathroom door may be used to help schedule and coordinate bathroom usage. A pitcher of water and bowl are provided in each room for taking care of minimal toiletries if the bathroom is accupied.
A mini-fridge is available for guest use in the bunkroom.
(If less space is needed, we also offer single bedroom listings. Search for our other listings: Bungalow Bedroom OR Bungalow Bunk Room.) Guest AccessMain floor spaces available to guests include the bathroom, enclosed front porch, kitchen and dining room. The kitchen and dining room may be used for coffee, tea, drinks, snacks, and a light breakfast. A small toaster oven and a water heating kettle are available for making coffee, tea, and toast. Ice is available in the fridge. Guests are welcome to use the yard, including outdoor furniture and firepit. Wood is provided for fires, which must be attended and extinguished and covered when finished. Yard activities and noise levels must be respectful of neighbors. Smoking is permitted on the front porch and around the firepit. Interaction with GuestsRussell and/or Colleen may or may not be available to assist or interact with guests. Availability can be discussed before or upon arrival. The NeighborhoodThe Jefferson neighborhood is one of Fargo’s older core neighborhoods. It has mostly single family homes built between the late 19th century and the mid 20th century. Homes vary in size from large to tiny. Many of the streets have a canopy of mature American Elm trees. The neighborhood is very walkable and bicycle friendly. It is the most diverse neighborhood in the city. You can walk down the street to the park and watch children of new immigrants playing soccer nearly every day in spring, summer, and fall. It is a safe, friendly neighborhood with good lighting at night. Getting AroundBy car, it’s a 5-15 minute drive to downtown, NDSU, MSUM, Concordia College, Hector International Airport, West Acres Shopping Center, the Fargodome, Sanford or Essentia Hospital. I-29 and I-94 are both accessed in about 5 minutes.
It’s a 20-minute walk to downtown. 5th Avenue is a bus route, and there is a bus stop about 75 yards from the front door. The bus reaches downtown in less than 10 minutes, and from there you can transfer or rent a bike.
Uber service is also available in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Other Things to NoteA single shared bath in this historic home is important to note. We are accustomed to this, but some guests may not be. We have found, when our three kids lived at home, that a little communication and planning makes it very workable. The tub/shower is a 100 year old clawfoot cast iron type. Users must be agile enough to step over the side of the tub.
A pitcher of water and bowl are provided in each room for taking care of minimal toiletries if the bathroom is accupied.