Unique, intimate lodging for guests who want to stay in an authentic historic neighborhood in a historic Victorian mansion newly restored with a mix of original Victorian details, traditional decor, and modern conveniences.
Tucked into the northeast corner, and located on the main level, is the Farrington Suite, a soft, serene setting for your visit. The room reflects bold, historic elements as well as tranquility and warmth. Notable architectural elements reveal a distinctive emerald green hearth and the original plaster quatrefoil pattern on the ceiling. Through the bedroom, you will find a jewel of a dressing room, the perfect place to prepare a wedding veil or slip on a favorite cashmere sweater for a crisp autumn day. The bathroom, once part of the home’s original wrap around porch.
One moment in the Cathedral Suite, named for its awe-inspiring views from the turret, and you’ll get a subtle reminder of the room’s past. This suite is an ideal destination if you desire a romantic or refreshing escape. Southeastern exposure emanating through the turret windows assures that this room will be graced with lovely morning sun, providing an ideal spot to savor coffee or tea. The bathroom honors the house’s history with traditional subway tiles and decorative vanity, also incorporating modern luxury, with an air-jet bathtub and shower for two.
The Library Suite is a place for reflection and creativity. Cool, grey trim encircles the room and sets the tone of refinement and sophistication. Ignite the flame of the gas fireplace to fuel a night of thought, music and spirit. Take a favorite book out to the sleeping porch and be inspired by the serene surroundings. Step down into the fully restored bathroom, a vintage washroom featuring a porcelain soaking tub with rain shower, original subway tiles on the wall, hexagonal tiles on the floor and classic built-in linen cabinets, elements from that time remain intact today.
he Storybook Suite, a People’s Choice award winner during the 2013 ASID Showcase home tour, invites a touch of playfulness, comfort and luxury. The focal point is the fireplace, which is surrounded by original hand-painted tiles depicting traditional nursery rhymes. Only one tile is new—a custom piece painted by a local artist illustrating the Blessing children in their own story. The balcony, or as it was called in Victorian days, “sleeping porch,” offers an airy rooftop perspective and boasts prime views.
5 on July 08, 2014
We stayed in the cathedral suite for our anniversary and it was fantastic. Wonderful views out the window of St. Paul's Cathedral which is just a few blocks away. There's a little parking lot out back so no worries about finding on street parking. The place is decorated just wonderfully and the bed and bath were both clean and comfy. There was a great, deep air jet tub in our room, although we didn't use it because we were often on the go. Each morning there's a wonderful full breakfast (we were there 3 days and had everything from gourmet scrambled eggs to delicious raspberry french toast) and there is always a keurig set up in the dining room stocked with plenty of coffee as well as a mini fridge with other beverages. If you're visiting Hill House on Summit Ave, this place is within easy walking distance (just a few blocks away) and there are numerous really great places to eat nearby (although some on the pricy side). It's also pretty close to both I35E and I94 which makes it an easy trip to both downtown Minneapolis as well as the Mall of America. Although they did just finish the new Green line train system which runs from Saint Paul to Minneapolis and you can always hop on that to reach the Nicollette Mall and avoid the hassle of finding parking.
5 on June 02, 2014
This romantic Bed and Breakfast made my year. We enjoyed the beautiful neighborhood as we walked to dinner at a place called W.A. Frosts what a charming patio and great food! Walking distance to downtown, The Science Museum, The History Center, The Cathedral, & The Smith Street Bridge at night WOW! The B and B was charming, updated, staffed with friendly people, everyone we encountered was cheerful, helpful, and very accommodating. It is definitely a place to visit for a quiet relaxing get away but if you want to veg out on tv theirs look brand new with cable and they also have WIFI for free. The New Victorian is somewhere I would go back to again and again.
Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Andy & Whitney Blessing
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Lemon French Toast with Blackberry Butter! Sweet