• Madison Apartment
  • Schneider Suite
  • Withington Room
  • Hart Room
  • Michelle's preparing your room

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    Say “goodbye” to sterile hotel rooms. Clifford House is the private home of its owner, Jim Miner. Each room has been slowly curated over time to include local art, high-quality linens, and other classic touches. We encourage you to make yourself at home.

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    Living Room

    $177/nt

    Std. Double Occupancy Rate

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    Three Guests: $206

    Four Guests (max): $235

    Madison Apartment Suite

    Queen Bed, Queen Sleep Sofa,

    and Twin Roll Away with 1.5 Private Bath

     

    The separate entry apartment/suite feels like a house within a house. A great two story space, perfect for business travelers, couples traveling together or families and friends needing a separate sleeping accommodation. And, when not booked for extended stays, a fine getaway for single travelers and couples on a nightly basis. Formerly a leased apartment, I added the suite to the bed and breakfast and furnished it with great finds and house sale furnishings making it another cozy, eclectic space. I rediscovered valuable artwork I had done hiding in my basement and bought some new frames. The kitchen is completely outfitted for cooking meals "at home": full size fridge, stove, microwave, pots, pans, dishes and utensils! A small stereo, a couple TV's and a writing desk complete the suite.

     

    The suite of rooms was separated during the 1970 remodel. Windows look out at every direction while the unique architectural space further evokes the quality of your own little home. For those who want to cook their own meal, it is just a short walk across the street to the supermarket or the West Side Farmers Market. A travel companion can sleep on the comfortable, queen size sleep sofa which has easy access to the additional half bath; a roll-away in the loft area outside the bedroom adds a third sleeping area. Nightly guests may join the other guests for breakfast downstairs.

    John Schneider Suite

    Queen Bed | Private Bath

     

    John Schneider masterminded the first major remodel in 1890. The third floor was added as a laundry room and maids quarters. The inviting columned veranda is reminiscent of his wife's, Virginia, southern heritage. I had the pleasure of meeting the now late Howard Link who grew up in the house with his grandparents in the 1930s. He actually had the Hart room and told of his hiding places in the wall. During WWII, his aunt left the house and it become a rental property until its remodel in 1970. He remembered her taking out the light fixtures and attempting to remove the beveled glass sliding doors. The doors are still here! They are framed in steel and had to stay.

     

    More casual than the rest of the house, the suite features the original pine plank floors, brick walls and the fourteen-foot high ceiling peak. Details abound from books to my "old" record albums; sofa, leather chair and ottoman making this adult tree house quite cozy. It's bigger than some apartments.

     

    Fireplace use limited..

    Bedroom and Fireplace

    $157/nt

    Std. Double Occupancy Rate

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    Queen Bed

    Albert Withington Room

    Queen Bed | Shared Bath

     

    Albert Withington built the home in 1868 according to one source. Other architectural experts support an earlier date. The stars visible on the exterior cap iron support rods in the structure. Iron was mainly used for weapons during the war, supporting a pre Civil War construction theory. Anyway, the square, box-hipped roof, Tuscany style home Albert built has hosted many guests. If these walls could talk!

     

    Mr. Withington's master bedroom is at the front of the house. Three large windows welcome the morning. The details of the Henredon four poster bed coordinate well with my grandfather's chest of drawers. Do not overlook the cookie jar in the corner or the fridge and coffee maker.

    $137/nt

    Std. Double Occupancy Rate

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    Jane Hart Room

    Owner Occupied - Not available

         This guest room is named after my late mother. She stayed here when she came to visit. Later when I got downsized and decided to create the bed and breakfast she paid my house payment. I told her she bought the naming rights! Many of the antiques come from her side of the family, some dating back to my great-great grand parents. Thanks to my mother I am still here and able to share some of my family history along with the house.

         The bay area of the house defines the Hart room. It is on the second level, just across the hall from the shared double-sink bath. The room features a full size Eastlake bed with companion dresser and more books! There's a small frig for doggy bag or beverages. A beautiful leaded glass window contributes to the wonderful shadows that grace the walls in late afternoon. How about a nap before dinner?

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