The SpaceLocated 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, and rents for $119/night.
The Rigby Suite, opened in fall 2013, is a larger suite, with 7' rain and jetted shower, wet bar, closet, and optional sleeping couch, so can accommodate three guests. It rents for $129/night.
Wi-Fi is provided for guest use throughout the home, and each room has an HDTV with DVD player. Continental breakfast is available and included in the rooms' pricing, with coffee/tea bar, refrigerator, video library, and a common room open 24 hours a day, just down the hall. After check-in, guests may use the private entry and will be given its combination for after-hours, and an in-room safe available for all guests who request it. Feel free to ask for our cozy flannel sheets, when visiting us in winter!
While staying at the 1899 House, guests can have as much privacy or interaction with their hosts as desired. This home is within walking distance to downtown to the east (1 mile from Riverpark Square), 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 Artfest and Elkfest in spring, Coeur d'Alene Park's gazebo concerts in summer, and the Museum of Arts and Culture, and rests in the midst of countless admirable views for the jogger or cyclist (Centennial Trail, Overlook Park). Both the Susan B. Komen and Bloomsday races go right by the house.
City transit bus is one block from the home, 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 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, US/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.
This original family home, built for the third mayor of Spokane, offers a charming combination of a gracious family home within an historic setting, with in-residence owner/innkeepers, and the privacy of one's own room and bath, with easy access to the small conveniences of home and personal privacy. It is "homey" yet elegant, comfortable, yet personal to each guest, and presents a unique opportunity to feel "at home" while far from one's own.
Guest AccessGuests have access to their room, the 2nd floor common room's seating and kitchenette, their own outside entry for all-hours coming and going, and the main floor's living and dining areas, from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) each day. They are welcome, except in inclement weather, to enjoy the wide front porch or cooler summer side yard seating. Interaction with GuestsEach guest is different, and stays with us for a wide variety of reasons. The guest sets the tone for the level of interaction they wish with us. Return guests have become almost like family sometimes, though some prefer more privacy, and their preferences are respected. The NeighborhoodAs stated in the main overview, this 1890's home of the third mayor of Spokane is situated in the historic Browne's Addition neighborhood of west central. It is one mile's walk, drive, or bus trip from the heart of downtown's restaurant and shopping district (as well as Hoopfest!), to the east, and two blocks west is historic Cannon Circle, with its variety of restaurants, pub and coffee house. One block farther west is the oldest park in the city, Coeur d'Alene Park, hosting Artfest/Elkfest each year, and free movies and concerts during the summer months. It is an extremely walk-friendly neighborhood, and is also supported by two east-west buslines taking guests to downtown and connections north-south, as well as east to the GEG Spokane Airport and Fairchild AFB at Airway Heights. Getting AroundOne bus line runs along Pacific Avenue, a block south of the house, and another runs just north of the house along Riverside Ave. Bus fare, with transfers good for three hours, is $1.50 as of winter 2014. Other Things to NoteA wide variety of guests stay here, for many different occasions! Dietary restrictions are accommodated whenever possible in our continental breakfast offerings, with notice, and we are learning to help with new restrictions all the time! Please let us know if you have allergies or dietary restrictions, prior to arrival.