BED & BREAKFAST TOUR
The modernized home showcases 23 rooms with the craftsmanship of the original flooring and woodwork. Available for conversation and dining are the breakfast room, parlor, bar, game and TV rooms.
Burgundy color abounds as you sit viewing the country side where Mrs. Franc Cather watched her son slip off to WWI never to return. She viewed his descent down the hill from the west window.
Note the photos of George, Franc and G.P. Cather on the top of the china chest. Also of interest is the etched glass east window depicting a scene by the painter, Adan. It was created by using bees wax and acid.
Join us for morning coffee and warm, hearty breakfasts at this comfortable circular table. Stimulating conversations with remarkably interesting people await your time at the George Cather Bed and Breakfast. Bay windows remind us of an era past when sitting in the sunshine was one of the only ways to stay warm.
Hot coffee is ready prior to the 8 a.m. breakfast.
Stairway with Chandelier
From “One of Our” by Willa Cather:
Sunday was Claude’s last day at home. Mrs. Wheeler sat down in her reading chair. Presently she heard Ralph run up to the third story. When he came down with Claude’s bags in his hands, he stuck his head in at the door and shouted cheerfully to his mother. “He won’t have to go upstairs again.” Waiting was now a matter of seconds, and her breath came short enough as it was.
Hired Hands Room
For those wishing to conduct research, business or other internet usage, we offer high-speed wireless internet on all levels. The original hired hands’ rooms serve as an office area with printer and study chambers.
Note the glass picture frame behind the door which shows the original plaster with horse hair. This method was commonly used in the late 1800s for strength.
Two bathrooms are shared outside the room with pedestal sinks, blow dryers, shampoo and other toiletries. One has a large shower and the other a claw footed luxurious soaking tub/shower combination. Extra towels are provided for guests.
Four private bedrooms, each with a security lock, WIFI, and individual heating/air conditioning units allow everyone to adjust their own room temperature. Available in each room are luggage racks, robes, closets with motion activated lighting, period accent furniture, memory foam mattresses and rocking chairs. Each room has individualized heating/air conditioning units. Rooms are named for the area birds and their songs heard each spring morning.
Game Room, T.V. Room & Bar
This area offers relaxation with a book in hand or watching a football game. A variety of partner or individual games, puzzles and card activities lets you explore the original two dining rooms and the small kitchen of the 1800s home. In 1943 the kitchen was moved upstairs to its current position.
A fully modernized kitchen with new cupboards, quartz counters and premier lighting which enhances antique displays atop the cupboards and on the walls creates morning delights. A unique carpenter’s block serves as a preparation island and conversation piece.
The back stairways leads up to the maid’s room or down to the hired hands room.