About this listing
Extraordinary Historic Queen Anne Victorian Mansion close to downtown Saint Paul. Comfortable and quiet room for two with outstanding city views. Guests have a shared bathroom with tile shower and claw foot tub across hall. Adjacent room also available, please inquire if interested. Come and escape to the past!
Enjoy this truly stunning and romantic home. Built in 1885, the mansion has 9 working fireplaces with impressive original mantels in mahogany, cherry, lace and birch wood. Also features eight stunning stained glass windows and beautiful architectural details. The Dearing Mansion is a splendid place to relax and discover. Guests may enjoy the main floor living room, music parlor with grand piano, reading room, dining room, kitchen, outdoor deck with downtown views and relaxing sauna.
Conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Saint Paul and a 10 minute drive from the airport, Dearing Mansion in West Saint Paul is just over the High Street Bridge across the Mississippi River.
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy interacting with guests and I respect people's privacy. This home has a variety of room options available and as such, operates much like a traditional bed and breakfast with shared common spaces. There may be several guests at one time, providing an opportunity to meet a variety of people. The home is quite large with many beautiful spaces for all to enjoy on the main floor. Private bedrooms with either shared or private bath (master suite) are located on the 2nd floor. I ask that guests be respectful of each other at Dearing Mansion. Because of the historic nature of the home and the shared aspect, it is well suited for adults (older children may be considered).
The neighborhood is friendly and safe. There are beautiful parks and great trails nearby for walking and bicycling. Great coffee shops and bakeries are within walking or driving distance along with antique shops and other shopping 5-10 minutes away by car. Historic Summit Avenue as well as Grand Avenue, known for shopping, fine restaurants and eateries, are just 5 minutes by car. I am happy to provide restaurant and entertainment recommendations. Also close to Xcel Energy Center, Fitzgerald Theatre, local colleges and universities including: Macalester, St. Thomas, St. Kates. Come visit and enjoy. And like many of our guests, come back again!
Downtown is just a 5 minute drive across the Mississippi River. City bus a block away.
Other Things to Note
You will enjoy the beautiful and truly unique historic nature of this amazing home.
Regarding rules of the house: Just follow the golden rule. Please respect the privacy of others in this shared space. There may be several guests visiting at one time, providing a wonderful opportunity to meet people. No pets. No smoking.
Scott has really done some amazing work inside this house. I would recommend it to anyone.
This was MY BEST airbnb experience so far. I was warmly welcomed, well informed about the mansion and environs, and consistently impressed by the thoughtfulness and beauty of the accommodations.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dearing Mansion! The home and room are as described - gorgeously maintained, romantic, and cozy. Nice neighborhood, close to downtown St. Paul, close to highways, close to the river! We were in town for a concert at the Xcel Center, which is just across the river. We'd definitely stay here if traveling through St. Paul again!
This was my first time using airbnb and it was very positive. Scott was very welcoming and accommodating. I arrived at 11 pm the first night, which wasn't a problem for him.
The place was nice and clean, and its a great old house. The neighborhood was decent. I'd definitely stay again.
What a beautiful house!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Scott's mansion! Staying in this house reminded us why we choose to use air bnb. It is wonderfully resorted, unique and full of character.
Scott was a generous host, who made his house feel like our home.
Whole heartedly recommend this beautiful listing for anyone travelling through St Paul.
It was lovely being in Scott's home. First, it's an absolutely gorgeous house, lovingly restored. Second, I felt completely at home and Scott and his assistant were extremely kind and helpful to me, visiting from out of the country. Closest thing you will probably find to Downton Abbey west of the stately homes in Newport, RI. This was my first visit to the Midwest and now I understand why people always say midwesterners are so friendly.
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About the Host, Scott
I am a residential remodeling contractor specializing in older homes. I live in this home part time with my 19 year old son until late August. My 21 year old other son is back from college for the summer also living with me part time. You may or may not see them.
I love sharing my historic home with guests either during gala events or for a cup of coffee or tea in the kitchen or living room in front of a fire.
The house is truly a treasure. It is one of the most unique homes in St. Paul. The back deck has wonderful views of St. Paul which is a 5 minute drive from Downtown St. Paul. In my spare time I love to travel, sea kayak, and lindyhop swing dance. I'm always game for a canoe trip, a great single malt scotch, a Broadway show, a home improvement project around the house involving hanging any kind of art or a good conversation. As a guest you will be welcomed, given the tour and assisted in any way I can.
Photos of bedroom coming soon.