Century House is just a few blocks from downtown, Bush Park, the Capitol, Willamette University, and Amtrak. Double bed, brand new private bathroom, kitchenette, two sitting rooms, with fireplace or wood stove. Hi-speed internet. Park-like back yard with fire pit. Bicycles (plus gear, maps) for rent. Anytime coffee/tea/treats. Complimentary homemade morning pastry or fruit parfait. Full-course breakfast available for $12.50/person.
Location, location, location.
Century House is just that. Built in 1912, it has been through flood and earthquake, but has been lovingly renovated to reflect the New England heritage of your hostess, Jean. Filled with modern amenities, and many non-fiction adventure books, games, a century-old baby grand piano. No TV, and no apologies :-).
Accès des voyageurs
Coffee, tea, the cookie jar, the shady back yard, the common room, an extra sitting room, kitchenette, off-street parking, carriage house bicycle parking.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I am home a lot, except when I'm bicycling, but I don't sit around much :-). I enjoy having morning coffee and chatting with guests.
Let's go for a bike ride! Bicycles available at a minimal fee for guest use.
I want guests to be comfy!
I am very frugal (except when it comes to guest amenities), and I hope guests are responsible to turn off heaters, appliances, lights, etc., when not in use.
Bicycling is my passion and my past-time, as well as my recipe for physical and emotional well-being. Most recently, I have enjoyed “packing down” my bike with gear and heading down the road - for an overnight, or three. This gives a whole new meaning to “bed and breakfast”.
When I’m not cycling, I’m usually busy cooking, cleaning, reading, sewing or watching the trees and flowers grow in my little forest; and, of course, accommodating the many fascinating guests who find their way to Century House from all corners of the globe. My life is truly enriched by the diversity of perspectives and experiences that guests bring with them.
I confess, my favorite guests may be the children. With a full career of working in the field of early childhood, I never cease to be wowed by the uninhibited enthusiasm, curiosity, and resilience of the younger generation. I am thrilled and dedicated to being a family-friendly business.
Another of my endeavors is the promotion/education of good nutrition. I might be seen pedaling to a local farm to fill my packs with broccoli for the local food bank - or, with fresh kale for a morning smoothie :-). I have surprised many parents who come into my classroom to see their children making homemade bread, or eating cauliflower. Don’t worry, there is still room for a brownie or an oatmeal cookie on the dessert tray. After all, we need our dark chocolate, and our oatmeal, right?