Founded in 1992 by Mary and Mer Thoen, who converted the 1900 home into a motel, Drue Fergison and Ralph Zerbe purchased A Guest Hus Motel in 2015. Since then, we have painted inside and out, installed brand new mattresses, bedding, and towels, put flat-screen tvs in all the rooms, and beautified the gardens, along with many other ongoing updates!
The office is in what was a screened porch off the original kitchen. It is open 24/7 and features a fridge, freezer/ice, microwave, and morning coffee and tea, as well as books, puzzles, games, picnic items, a courtesy phone for local calls, and more.
The original old-fashioned garage provides locked bike storage for guests.
Our most popular Rose Room (11 x 15), named after original owner Mary’s middle name and favorite flower, is a homey, rose-themed downstairs room with queen bed, table, and dresser. In what was the house’s original living room, it boasts intricate glass etching on the front door. It also has its own porch, where you can relax in the wicker settee while gazing out over the front lawn and gardens. Perfect for couples, celebrations, and longer stays.
The American Room (16 x 16), is downstairs, in what was a newer addition to the house. A family room, it features two queen beds, and can sleep four (five with flip bed). The headboards are handmade from old barn boards from the horse farm Mer used to own.
The Amish Room (16 x 15), is downstairs, in what was a newer addition to the house, and original owner Mer’s favorite. A family room, it features two double beds, and can sleep four (five with flip bed). The headboards are handmade from old barn boards from the horse farm Mer used to own.
The Lavender and Lace Room (11 x 15), the original second bedroom, is upstairs, and decorated in soothing purples and greens. It has a queen bed and overlooks the front lawn and gardens.
The Paisley and Wicker Room (12 x 12, with 7 x 12 alcove), the original master bedroom, is upstairs, in vibrant colors with wicker accents. It possesses a double bed, as well as a twin bed set off in a charming alcove, and can thus sleep three.
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