You walk the Summit Avenue, looking at gorgeous old houses and wonder what it's like to live in such houses? The B & B stands only two blocks from the Summit Avenue in a quiet neighborhood and you get a feel of living in a historic house. The building materials such as frames and all wood works are truly exceptional, you hardly come across such houses nowadays. We went there in the night and it was all dark, so it was a bit hard to find the B & B. You need to know the address, otherwise it can be missed. Bill was still up and welcomed us in spite of the time we arrived. The house is over 100 years old, and you can see many nice old furniture and old photographs of his family on the walls. Our Iminijaska Suite was large and had beautiful windows, through wich we could see other historic houses in the neighborhood. The B & B stands in a very convenient location, a walking distance to Selby Avenue where many restaurants are, Summit Avenue where James Hill house and the Cathedral are, and Grant Avenue where stores are. There are not many guest rooms, so it is very quiet, homely and you can get to know & enjoy talking with other guests at dining rooms. Breakfast was very good. First day Bill served us fruits, toast and Quesadia. On the second day, we had french toasts and fruits, and everything was very tasty. The room was warm in spite of the late fall season, and had a refrigerator and there were soda pops and water. We went to the kitchen if we could have hot drinks, then, Bill made cups of hot tea for us. He was always attentive, friendly and made us feel like staying at home. How many times do we have opportunities to stay at a beautiful old house in a historic site like this? We stayed at many nice but half-commercialized B & Bs before, but this was really a homely, nice, and memorable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 1896 Victorian, in the beautifully walkable historic district of St. Paul, combines pure comfort and true elegance. We offer the choice of a hot or self-serve breakfast, as well as high-speed and reliable WiFi and satellite TV. You can also take advantage of a private meeting space in our Victorian parlor. Nearby are historic residential architecture on Summit Avenue, shopping and fine dining on Selby and Grand Avenues, our beautiful downtown, several colleges, and fascinating museums. We're 15 minutes away from the airport, Minneapolis, and the Mall of America. ... more less