Victorian Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast

314 Washington Street

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.


Ryan Havlick

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

This is a great B&B. Sherry and staff did an amazing job. They are some of the nicest people I've met and did a great job making sure we were well taken care of. Everywhere you look there is some small detail in the house that has some story behind it. Most B&B's don't allow children - not only did they take us in but they took special care of the kids. When leaving my son said, "I wish we could have stayed for 3 more days". (As did we). We can't wait to come back.

Nicole McKinney

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A great rest and a great start to the new day. Sherry & Co. are pros at hospitality, and, frankly, include too many thoughtful touches to list them all! Room tip: Miss Alicia's room comfortably accommodated 3 adults. Also, the room had a private bathroom, and it appears all the others did as well. If you'd like to stay with "instant friends" who are genuinely interested in getting to know you, this is your place!

Lizz Barnes

Monday, July 10, 2017

Victorian Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful house and gardens and amazing food and company. Can't wait to go back!

Mark Eckart

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Victorian Rose Garden b&b is where excellence ,hospitality ,wonderful cuisine,attention to detail ,are unsurpassed .you don't want to miss Carolyn's chocolate drop cookies,excellent breakfast awaits you ,everything the owner sherry and Carolyn do are done with love and care ,each guest is made to feel special ,as the ladies ,themselves are.

David Clouston

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A beautiful bed and breakfast in downtown Algonquin, well worth staying in if you don't want to deal with the busy Randal Rd.