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

View of the Mansion as purchased, in 2002.  Since the 1950's it held five apts & needed renovation.
7 reviews
View of the Mansion as purchased, in 2002.  Since the 1950's it held five apts & needed renovation.
This is a 1930's view of the home, looking northwest to southeast, from Oak St. before guest entry.
This is the earliest photo of the home, from about 1900, looking southeast to northwest.
Main living room, looking into the main dining room; front stairway at left; view from front entry.
Seating and main dining room, looking into living room through French doors.
View of dining room from the French door entry in living room.
Bay window area of the living room now holds a circular breakfast or tea table for two.
Mid-century Kenmore kitchen complex with sink, refrigerator, and hot water pot for guest use.
The kitchenette is accessed just off of the 2nd floor common room that also holds a tv and seating.
View of 2nd floor common room, from the main hallway.
View into the Dora Powell suite from its entrance; includes comfortable seating and small library.
View into the Dora Powell Suite's bathroom; includes jetted tub with hand shower.
This is the Dora Powell Suite's sleeping alcove; computer/study desk, wi-fi, bathroom entry at left.
Dora Powell suite, view from the study desk across the sleeping alcove.
Rigby Suite, view of bathroom entry, wet bar, closet, and sleep-loveseat from the bed/entry area.
View of the Rigby Suite's sleeping couch and queen bed from the wetbar/bathroom entry.
View into the Rigby Suite's 7' jetted rain shower and bath.
This is the new front porch/entry completed in November 2014. 3d floor balcony to be done in spring!
Lovely seating on the wide front porch in all but the worst weather. View from east to west.
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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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Listing #FKN2584668
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 27 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 27 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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British Columbia
Reviewed 17 November 2013

  • 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...
    1 Attached (ensuite)
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
R 1 781
R 1 781
R 11 224
1 Jun 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
1 night
R 1 923
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
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 o...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Spokane Internat'l, Geiger Field, Fairchild AFB: 11.0 km
Railway: downtown Spokane: 4.0 km
Ferry: Seattle, WA: 451.0 km
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
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 53.0 km.
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