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


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From $125 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bed and Breakfast

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 a...Read more


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

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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 of the 1899 House, 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 Providence/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, 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. If guests are interested in the annual Bloomsday or Susan B. Komen races, each runs along the streets adjacent to the 1899 House! There are good sidewalks and safe streets to run on in practice too--it is a great neighborhood! The heart of Downtown Spokane, with its famous microbreweries and wineries is only one short mile's walk (city transit busses run one block from the house, with service throughout the county)! The Amtrack and central bus terminal is 1.5 miles from the house. We are less than 15 minutes' drive from Spokane National Airport (GEG). In addition, within two blocks of the house to the west is historic Cannon Circle, with the Elk Publik House, E.J.'s Garden Bistro, the Italian Trattoria, Tully's, the El Que's hispanic offerings, and Pacific Pizza; two blocks' walk farther west is Coeur d'Alene Park. Browne's Addition is replete with historic homes and things to see, and abounds with festivals and concerts in high season, most of which are free to all. The Spokane Museum of Arts and Culture, with Azar's Restaurant, is also two blocks west. Spokane, whether walking, driving or riding, north, south, east or west, is a town full of things to see and do, that are all highly accessible with or without a car, from the 1899 House!

This original family home, built for the third mayor of Spokane, offers a charming combination of gracious family home within an historic setting, with in-residence owner/proprietors, and the privacy of one's own large guest room(s), each with queen bed and bath, with easy access to the small conveniences of home (such as a DVD library and common room; a small kitchenette in the adjacent room; no cooking priveleges, but coffee/tea/cocoa service and guest refrigerator) and personal privacy. A continental-style breakfast is available in the main-level dining room, or the nearby frontroom alcove. Guests may also use the wide front porch and shadier side garden in season. After registering, each guest is provided with a personal combination to the private guest entrance, and may come and go at will, even during the hours when the main entry to the home is locked (10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.). The 1899 House is "homey" yet elegant, comfortable, yet personal to each guest (dietary restrictions accommodated with notice; cozy flannel sheets in winter, if desired!), and presents a unique opportunity to feel "at home" while far from one's own.

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Getting There

Nearest airport: Spokane Internat'l, Geiger Field, Fairchild AFB, 6.5 miles
Nearest train station: downtown Spokane, 2.5 miles
Nearest ferry port: Seattle, WA, 280 miles
Car is not necessary


Last updated on August 28, 2014
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Apr 7 - Sep 30, 2014
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$125$8251 Night
All other dates
$125$7801 Night
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Rental fees

  • Tax rate | 8.7% of rent
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Additional notes from the owner

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.


  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Central heating
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Safe
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron
  • Towels Provided
  • A/C or climate control
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Pool / Spa
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Porch
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 600 square feet

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