The house was originally built in the late 1890's by a jewellery owner, Soren Kolstad and his wife Sophie. Ladies retail owner, May Rogers bought the property in 1914 and turned it into a boarding house. She lived in the house until her death in the mid 70's when she willed the house to the Baptist Foundation of Texas. The house was sold several times before being bought by the Dyers in 1998. There is quite a history of uninvited drifters, scandals, threatening fires and a couple of ghosts.
The B& B has one room with its own bath and sitting area and one garden suite. On the weekends there is a full gourmet breakfast in the formal dining room which includes quiches or breakfast braids, muffins or biscuits, fresh fruit & melons, milk, coffee, tea. During the week, guests can help themselves to a continental breakfast served upstairs in the guest kitchen just down the hall from their room.
This lovely old colonial style house was built in 1912 and has been designated a historical landmark in Palestine. The house is located in the oldest section of the historic district and is also included in the Historic Driving Tour. The home has been fully restored and is furnished with wonderful antiques of the period. There are original pine floors plus the 11ft ceilings and pocket doors which all add to the fine architecture of this B& B.
The property consists of beautifully landscaped grounds and there is also a natural habitat for birds and squirrels. Even an occasional raccoon makes its way into the habitat area. There is a choice of the Elizabeth's Room which is the main house and the Naylor Guest Cottage. A two-night minimum stay is requested on event weekends. No children or pets and the B& B is non-smoking (although an area outside is designated for smoking.)
This is a wonderful old 1878 Victorian house which has been turned into a Bed & Breakfast and is located on the southside of the National Historic District (also know as 'silk stocking row'). The furnishings are with period antiques which have been collected and the one acre grounds house the original smokehouse, greenhouse, stable and carriage house, gazebo and found.
There are two rooms and one 2 bedroom suite available. They also have an exercise room and a sauna. Unfortunately no children are allowed and a two night minimum stay on weekends is expected.
Behind the B&B in the old Carriage House is the Bowers Mansion Antiques. The shop has antiques from eclectics to primitives. They will also buy or trade items. There is also a Servants Quarters to the property which they hope to expand into. B&B Guests get a 20% discount.
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