The 1920s Norwegian home (Hus means “house” in Norwegian) sits on a quarter-acre lot filled with gardens planted by the original owners, Mary and Mer Thoen, during their 24-year tenure as founders of A Guest Hus. In this, our 26th year, Ms. Drue and Ralph are enjoying our second season of ownership, and are eager to share with you some of our early accomplishments, such as interior and exterior painting, a new sign and arbor, and this website! New in 2016: brand new mattresses, pillows, bedding, towels, and flat-screen tvs in all our rooms!
We offer weekday and weekend rates, and each themed room has its own color scheme, private entry and bathroom, off-street parking, free WiFi, cable TV, central and in-room AC and heat, extra pillows, and fluffy towels.
The office is in what was a screened porch off the kitchen. It is open 24/7 and features a freezer, ice, fridge, microwave, and morning coffee and tea, as well as a courtesy phone for local calls.
The original old-fashioned garage provides locked bike storage for guests.
We welcome children, and we accept pets for a nominal fee. Although we are non-smoking, smoking is permitted in certain areas.
Explore the gardens, glide on the glider, or relax on the patio. An old-fashioned brick barbeque grill is also available for guests, as well as tiki torches. Gift certificates are available.
The ever-popular downstairs Rose Room (11 x 15), named after original owner Mary’s middle name and favorite flower, is a homey rose-themed room with queen-sized 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 enjoy the wicker settee while looking out over the front lawn and gardens. Perfect for longer stays and celebrations.
The Americana-themed American Room (16 x 16), is downstairs, in what was a newer addition to the house. 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 Amish-inspired 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-sized 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 cheery bright colors with wicker accents. It possesses a double bed, as well as a charming alcove with a twin bed, and can thus sleep three.
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