The 1899 House Bed & Breakfast
116 years old this year, the 1899 House, historically the Edward Louis (and Dora) Powell House, was opened in 2012 as a Bed and Breakfast, in historic Browne’s Addition of Spokane, Washington. It is on the National Registry of Historic Places, as well as the local registry; owner occupied, and committed to providing guests with an unforgettably comfortable, yet home-like, boutique B&B experience for short-term visits.
Attention to detail is everything in hospitality and the 1899 House attention to detail and is unparalleled in the independent rental and B&B space. The team personally accommodates every guests requests, likes and dietary needs in advance.
The Dora Powell Suite
The Dora Powell Suite, named for the first Mrs. Powell, was opened in December of 2012. It had once been an entire efficiency apartment, and now contains a queen bed in its own sleeping alcove, comfortable wing backed chairs and barrister bookcase full of interesting reading. For guests’ convenience, it has also a lighted desk area and bureau, and a full bathroom highlighted by a Jacuzzi tub with hand shower.
It is connected by a small private hallway to the Hospitality Suite with its twin trundle beds, often used by families with older children during Hoopfest or Gonzaga graduation. The Dora Suite is a delicate blend of pale lavenders and grays, with an oriental, dragon-themed area rug. It is serene, warm in winter, and cooled by both central air and ceiling fan in summer, and overlooks the east patio and garden area.
The Rigby Suite
Finally, the Rigby Suite, named for the family who Dora and Edward’s daughter, Gerda, married into in the early 1900’s, was opened in October of 2013. It is a larger suite, with a queen bed, and a loveseat that opens into a twin bed. It holds the second floor’s only closet (armoires being the mode of the 18-1900’s), as well as a wet bar with wine cooler, reading desk and bureau, and oak bedside tables.
Its color scheme is light sage green, gold and black, with its 19th century “smoking boy” on the wall, as well as historic bird prints by Audubon and tribal elder, Edward Shorty.
Its bathroom is characterized by a 7-foot rain bird shower and wall jets, big enough for two. It is a southwest-facing room, with bright windows and blackout drapes for anyone who wishes to sleep later.
Second Floor Hospitality Suite
Open to all guests, unless otherwise booked (as in Hoopfest, for instance), the Hospitality Suite contains a mid-century collector’s piece: a complete Kenmore Kitchen, with sink and refrigerator, cabinets, and even a tiny two-burner stove (disabled now). For guests’ convenience, there is an automatic Cuisinart hot water maker, with coffee, tea and cocoa, oatmeal and miso soups. Its apartment-sized refrigerator holds bottled water and juices that guests may use without charge, in addition to storing their own drinks or “doggie bags” from a wide variety of Spokane’s finer restaurants or food trucks. Finally, the room holds a DVD library.
- All room rates include breakfast.
- All rooms include a DVD player
- Free WiFi
- Please call for latest rates “alumni rates” or special/seasonal packages.
- Serving times are flexible.
- There is a “third man” charge for the Rigby Suite’s twin bed, and for persons using the trundles in connection with the Dora Suite. Maximum occupancy of the second floor is seven.
Rigby – $135/night – equipped with downloadable HD television
For a third person in Rigby there is a $30/night fee covering linens and the breakfast; there is an option to also book, with Dora, the Hospitality Suite, that can accommodate two in twin trundle beds, $50-80/night, and sharing the Dora bathroom.
We can accommodate seven (in two queen beds and three twins)