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1728 West 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, USA    
(509) 301-1377


  1. Google drone view of the 1899 House, restrained Queen Anne Victorian and its cor...
  2. Welcome to the 1899 House! Entry art by local muralist, Tom Qunn...
  3. Meet your hosts, Louie Flores and Gillian Cranehahn!...
  4. 1899 House West face is located on Oak Street;. The west side of the house has c...
  5. The West Guest private entry is located on Oak Street, with curbside parking. I...
  6. Panoramic view of the living room, main floor...
  7. The Dora Suite, with its queen bed in a recessed alcove; to the left, a full ba...
  8. Dora Suite's full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and hand shower...
  9. South porch seating area next to the main entry. This is one of two potential ar...
  10. Main floor living area; use is by arrangement, after check-in....
  11. Main floor living room's newly-renovated gas fireplace with Frame TV and sound s...
  12. Panoramic view of the Rigsby Suite; Rigsby can sleep three, on its queen bed, an...

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Circa 1899. Originally home to Spokane's third mayor, this Queen Anne Victorian has been carefully restored and now features two guest rooms. The Dora Bruce Powell Room boasts an antique queen bed, Jacuzzi tub, and views of the city lights. A wet bar and a seven-foot rain and jetted shower are the highlights of the larger Rigby Suite; an optional sleeping couch creates space for a third guest. Winter flannel sheets make for cozy nights and seating on the side yard provides a cool respite in warmer months. Modern amenities include Wi-Fi, high definition televisions with DVD players, and a kitchenette in the second floor common room. Continental breakfast is provided each morning. Conveniently located in the walker-friendly Browne's Addition neighborhood, the inn is two blocks from the restaurants in Cannon Circle, three blocks from Coeur d'Alene Park, and one mile from the heart of downtown.

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$165 to $190

Off Season: $150 to $180

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Master Card, Personal Checks, American Express and Discover.


This property has 2 total guest accommodations, 1 with whirlpool, 2 suites. The types of beds available include Twin and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Cable TV
  • DVD
  • Heating
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoons
    • Please Ask The Innkeeper

Foreign Languages Spoken

Some Spanish


Street side

Pet Restrictions

At this writing (Sept. 2022), our longstanding cat greeter has passed away, but we do plan on getting another. Please tell the Innkeeper if you have allergies.
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • At This Writing (sept. 2022)
  • Our Longstanding Cat Greeter Has Passed Away
  • But We Do Plan On Getting Another. Please Tell The Innkeeper If You Have Allergies

Romantic Interest

This is a historically happy home; it was built by the tenth mayor of Spokane in 1899 for the love of his life, Dora, and they raised their children and grands here for over 50 years. Since 2002, Louie and Gillian have worked to restore its eventual six apartments (added-in after the Korean War) to four second floor guest suites and a main floor living area. Two of those (almost three!) are now complete and available. Gillian and Louie occupy the first floor, which is nearly restored. These suites are full of happy spirits, long-loving. They are decorated in calming, serene colors, each self-contained with private baths (Dora has a jacuzzi tub!), and are adorned with candle light (now electric and on timers), seasonal flowers and chocolates for all guests. They have a private guest entry, so that each party can come and go at-will. Sleeping areas do not abut common walls.

What's Green About Your Inn

While the level of conscientious sanitation efforts has increased for every business during Covid, it has made using "green" cleaning efforts a bit more challenging, we use bio-degradable products as much as possible. Please discuss any allergies or sensitivities you have with the Innkeeper when you plan your trip, and every effort will be made to accommodate you, while maintaining a high standard of sanitation. During Covid shut-down, the house converted all hot water systems to on-demand, gas-fired methods. The dryer and cookstove on the main floor are also now gas-fired, as is the newly-renovated central fireplace. A car-charging station is in the five-year renovation plan. All room candles are now battery-powered, and on timers. Roman shades and an "indow" insulator have been added to the west and south-facing main floor windows, additional to their custom storm windows, minimizing power use for heating and cooling.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

The 1899 House has been an accredited Better Business Bureau business since 2014, and has a Super Host rating with Air B:&B.

Describe Garden and Grounds

The 1899 House is located on a large corner lot and faces southwest, with curbside parking on both sides,. The main entry is on the seasonally sun-drenched south face, with its large curtained porch, where guests may enjoy self-supplied wines and beverages, or smoke of an evening. It is bordered with curb trees and rose and mock orange bushes. The West face of the house is where the private guest entry is

Dora Suite

The Dora Suite, located on the Northeast corner of the 2nd floor, and overlooking the east patio's canopy of trees, is serene and quiet. It has a Victorian-Asian feel, and hosts a lovely selection of books to enjoy in one of the wingbacks, if you haven't brought your own. It is done in muted lavenders and grays, and sleeps two in a queen bed, located in an alcove. The suite has a private bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and hand shower for deep relaxation. A large closet, bureau and luggage rack keep your suitcases and personal belongings out of sight. This suite also has a smart tv, and wi-fi is free. Gift certificates for your chosen breakfasts will be waiting for you! Each suite has a combination lock system, so no keys or cards are necessary; your issued combination will also operate the private guest entry door.

Rates: $160 - $190

Type of bed: Queen

The Rigsby Sute

The larger Rigsby Suite is located on the south face of the second floor. It has a queen bed, and a twin bed that folds out of its loveseat, so can accommodate three comfortably. Rigsby is decorated in natural wood, with sage green walls and gold, sage and black area rugs. It is sunny and bright, and accented with local Washington and other historic artwork. Rigsby has a wet bar and wine cooler for your convenience. It has a private bath with a large walk-in shower; its floor is decorated with Cuban tiles. It has a smart tv, and wi-fi is free. Rigsby has a private closet as well, perfect for holding your personal belongings when not in use. Once checked in, your breakfast certificates will be waiting for you. The suite has a combination lock, as does the private guest entry, so no keys or cards are necessary; you can come and go as you wish!

Rates: $170 - $245

Type of bed: Queen, Twin

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

There is no minimum stay requirement; however, we do not accommodate last-minute arrangements. Same day reservations must be made before three o'clock. Additionally, if a guest arrives, checks in, and then checks out the same day, one day's stay will be charged.

Children Restrictions

We can accept children aged 8 and older, however, at this writing (Sept 2022), we only have one room with an additional twin bed, and law does not permit us to place anyone on couches or floors on temporary mattresses or the like. Children must be mature enough to understand the importance of respect for the privacy of other guests and their property.


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Historic Interest

This is a nationally- and locally-registered historic home, built in 1899 by the tenth Mayor of Spokane. His family owned the home for over fifty years continually, with the last grandchild raised here passing away in the early 2000s. Louie and Lynn have worked continually since 2002 to restore its second floor to four individual suites, and to renovate their first floor living space and exterior to its original glory.

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