The Pillsbury House, built in 1875, is situated on a quiet residential street in Woonsocket's historic north-end of Victorian Mansard design. The property features an original 2-story carriage house with 3 stalls & tack room. Gardens, fruit trees, perennials, and herb plantings surround the main house. The house retains the original exterior millwork and ornamentation such as dentil detailing on window hoods. Step up the granite steps onto the wrap around porch, (complete with rocking chairs) and up to the arched double front doors and ring the original ornate doorbell. Enter the foyer which has a ten-foot canvas covered ceiling, reproduction historical wallpaper, cushioned bay-window seats, walnut ribbon banded parquet floors and a grand oak stairway to usher visitors to the upstairs guestrooms. To the right of the foyer, double French doors open to the formal parlor with cranberry and cream walls, a center medallion ceiling, and a fireplace with tiled hearth. The sitting room has cable TV. Another French door leads to the formal dining room where your breakfast is served using family silver and china. The room has slanted bay windows, plaster cove ceiling molding and ribbon banded parquet floors. Juice, fresh fruit, coffee, teas, bread or muffins are served before the main course.
The third floor suite, once the maid's quarters, is decorated with country style quilts. The suite provides a cozy sitting room, an old-fashioned bath, and a spacious bedroom with twin beds. There is a full-bath with tub available. There is a winding staircase leading to the suite.
Nightly Rate: $95/$95
This second floor room is bright and airy, filled with Vic- torian charm. The ceiling is 10 feet high with an original gas/electric chandelier. Best of all, there's a comfortable queen bed to snuggle into at the end of the day. Private bath.
Nightly Rate: $95/$95
The White Room is furnished with an elegant white crowing head board over a queen size bed. The 10 foot high ceiling has the original antique gas/electric chandelier complimenting the soft and very romantic atmosphere. Check in time is 2:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am. Private bath.
Nightly Rate: $115/$115
The Garden Room with it's 10 foot high ceiling is furnished with a king size bed, art deco armoire and dressing table. The room is bright and cheery with a spacious private bathroom.
4.6 on October 18, 2013
The mill town of Woonsocket had a small area of exquisite homes where the Captains of Industry lived. Pillsbury House is a 4 bedroom mansion in this beautiful area - a home where one can feel wealthy for a very modest price. A nice place with good food and great surroundings.
4.2 on October 03, 2013
Elegant historic home on a quiet street in Woonsocket, RI. Beautifully decorated rooms are large and comfortable. Great neighborhood to walk around. Genial host Roger Bouchard provides referrals to many excellent local restaurants (or whatever else you might be looking for). Tasty breakfast, flexible serving schedule. Most comfortable bed in the world is in the White Room (my favorite).
4.4 on September 22, 2013
This place is great, in a safe and quiet part of town. I takes you back into another era. I enjoyed reading the books on Woonsocket history that are kept in the parlor. The proprietor's liquor bottles are left out in beautiful cut crystal bottles, which are classy-looking, but I was thinking that if a person was trying to not drink, it might not be a good place to stay. Decor is lovely and the owner and the woman who cooks breakfast are both very nice.
5 on August 20, 2013
Located in a neighborhood of lovely historic homes. The Pillsbury House is clean and charming. Bedroom was comfortable and breakfast delicious. Very friendly and accommodating. A great spring weekend visit!
5 on July 25, 2013
Enjoyed a wonderful weekend at this charming Victorian gem. The innkeeper was most accommodating, even though we arrived very late. The room was adorable. In the morning we had a delicious full breakfast served by a friendly, loquacious cook who charmed the guests with stories.
Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 25 miles
From Greene Airport (PVD) and points South: Take 95 North to Route 146 North Route 99 to Woonsocket. (:25 minutes) From Boston (BOS) Logan Airport and points North: Take 95 South to 295 South to 146 North and then to Route 99 to Woonsocket. (1:15 minutes) From Route 99 Woonsocket, turn left onto Route 122 (Mendon Road). Go straight through seven traffic signals to Social Street. Turn left on Social Street 1/2 mile to Monument Square with tall monument in middle of road. Turn right at monument onto North Main Street. Proceed 1/4 mile and take left onto Prospect Street after Catholic Church and fire station on right of North Main Street. Proceed up Prospect Street and bear right at top of hill continuing on Prospect Street. Pillsbury House is on right side with columns with American flag on one of them. Driveway on right side of house. 15 minutes to Boston commuter train service in Franklin Ma.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Farm stands, Museum of Work & Culture, Chan's jazz/blues club live on Sat & Sun, genealogical society, Working dairy farm, Commuter rail to Boston, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, local blues/jazz dining venue (Chan's), 20 restaurants wiithin 5 miles of b & b, local heritage museum, Ethnic diningChinese Thai, Mex, Italian, Pakistani, local restored theater (Stadium Theatre), historic neighborhood, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , Gluten free breakfast available,, front and back porches, Lenox china settings, guest kitchen area,, complimentary bottled water & beverages, open 24 hours/year-round, off street parking
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, local blues/jazz dining venue (Chan's), 20 restaurants wiithin 5 miles of b & b, local heritage museum, Ethnic diningChinese Thai, Mex, Italian, Pakistani, local restored theater (Stadium Theatre), historic neighborhood, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Roger operates the local radio station WNRI and lives on the premises.
Vegetarian , gluten free
pineapple baked French toast
Pineapple baked French toast is served several times a week with real Canadian maple syrup. A fresh fruit cup is served to each guest. All breakfasts include corn muffins. An assortment of juices along with coffee and tea are also served for breakfast.
All rooms $88.00 plus tax ($99.44) til 12/31/14. Value up $135.00 See website for details www.pillsburyhouse.com Free WiFi, great restaurants nearby.