Victorian Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast

314 Washington Street
847-854-9667

The home was built as a wedding present by blacksmith James Philp for his son, James Harvey Philp and bride Emma, in 1886. Emma sold the house in 1916 to the William Dammyer family after James' death. William was a cheese maker and farmer. His was a bustling family of eight and William "modernized" the home with its first bathroom, electricity to replace gaslights, and hardwood floors. Even the chicken coop got a remodeling around this time.

In 1939, William Dammyer suffered a heart attack and died. William's wife Minnie and daughter Clara, along with Clara's husband Edward, continued living in the house. After 54 years in the house Clara sold it to the Buttner family who remained for the next three years.

In 1974, Don and Sherry Brewer and their three children moved into the house. They added a garage/coach house and a large addition to the back of the house, winning an award for this "Historically Sensitive Addition". The Brewers raised their children and, following the departure of their last grown child, decided to open their home as a Bed & Breakfast. Since that decision in 1995, thousands of guests have enjoyed lodging and breakfast and left their stories and compliments behind. Sherry continues to view guests as potential friends and shares the historic ambience of Victorian times while providing contemporary amenities which include her spectacular full breakfasts.


Reviews

Jennifer Kusy

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Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

We went for my boyfriend's birthday. It was a very clean and nostalgic place. The hostesses were very generous and breakfast was great.

Peter Keene

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Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Wonderful innkeepers. Great breakfast. Privacy respected. Beautiful house. Firm bed. Private bathroom. Clean. Good night. Enjoyed speaking with the other guests.

Charles Boyd

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Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

Very friendly staff. Great rooms. Loved it highly recommend

RocK K

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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

So cute, sweet people. Great location. You want to stay here.

Alan Arenz

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Monday, Sep. 21, 2015

Wonderful experience. I have stayed at several B&B's and this is the best so far. Magnificent house, very well maintained. Nice neighborhood and town with lots of history and nice guide available for quick self guided walking tour of the surrounding history. Breakfast was great both days we were there. Owner is wonderful and inviting.