The Cargill-Pettibone House

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Entire residential home hosted by Jay_&_Ken

8 guests, 4 bedrooms, 5 beds, 4.5 baths
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The Cargill-Pettibone House is complete with 4 (four) bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, living room and den (both with a fireplace), large dining room, full kitchen, 1.5 bath on the main floor, music room, and even laundry facilities. The guest house can serve long or short term needs. Whether you have two people in your party, or eight...you have the entire guest house to yourself; we do not add other groups to the guest house beyond the original booking.

The space
Built in 1876 by Henry Esperson (who never lived there) the home is of the French Second Empire Style. The French Second Empire style, featuring a characteristic dominant mansard roof, was the rage during the 1870’s. The Second Empire style, developed in France during the 1850’s, provided a way whereby one could continue the classical tradition of balance and control while presenting a picturesque appearance. The Cargill-Pettibone House is one of the two architecturally significant representatives of the French Second Empire style in the City of La Crosse.

The house was occupied by W.W. Cargill, local grain merchant for six years, from 1878 through 1884. William Wallace Cargill, of the world recognized company got his start at the close of the American Civil War in 1865 with one grain storage warehouse in Conover, Iowa. Cargill followed the expansion of the railroad system throughout the newly settled prairie to gather and process grain. Soon, his two brothers, Sam and James, joined his business venture and established the company's headquarters in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

A. W. Pettibone purchased and moved into the home in 1884. A. W. Pettibone was a prominent local lumberman and donor of the Pettibone Park; he was one of the leading lumber merchants of the era in the industry. A. W. Pettibone resided in the house from 1884 until his death in 1915. Albert W. Pettibone, donor of the Pettibone Park, was one of the leading lumber merchants of the era in the industry. Mr. Pettibone was three times elected mayor of the city, in 1862, 1863 and 1864; he died in 1915, and his funeral was held in the home on August 4, 1915 … he was 88 years old. Mr. Pettibone was married to Mrs. Cordelia (Wilson) Pettibone.

The Cargill-Pettibone is complete with 4 (four) ENSUITE bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, living room with a fireplace, large dining room, den, and a half bath on the main floor. Whether you have two people in your party, or eight...you have the entire Cargill-Pettibone House to yourself; we do not add other groups to the guest house beyond the original booking.

Guests services include free wireless, high speed internet access, cable television, ironing board and iron, and laundry facilities. The Cargill-Pettibone House is fully air conditioned, and zoned for your maximum comfort

$200.00 per night (for 2 people using 1 bedroom), $45.00 additional for each person after that. Prices subject to change based on peak/high demand occasions (i.e., Oktoberfest, WIAA State Track Meet, Riverfest, etc).
Enjoy comfort & elegance in this house featuring three comfortable queen beds, and a room with twin beds. The house also boasts a gourmet kitchen with a refrigerator, a microwave and a coffeemaker with complementary tea and coffee. Unwind before the 55-inch HDTV and keep in touch with complementary WiFi.

For your Comfort
-250 Thread Count Sheets
-Air Conditioning
-Clock Radio
-Complimentary Cable Television
-Duvet Covers
-HD Channels
-TV - 55 Inch LCD HD
-TV-Cable
-TV-Standard Network
Thermostat (adjustable)
-Bathroom Amenities
-Coffee Maker
-Hairdryer
-High Speed Internet-No Charge
-Iron/Ironing Board
-Microwave
-Keurig Coffee Maker plus Regular Coffee Maker
-Washer & Dryer

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
TV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, standard cable
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Security cameras on property

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

Hosted by Jay_&_Ken

  1. Joined in August 2016
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Jay & I have been partnered for 24 years, and love restoring historic and blighted homes. We also enjoying sharing these homes with people that have an interest. Jay is a genius at guest relations, and you'll feel like you've known him your whole life. :) These houses age in range from one of the oldest homes in La Crosse (1859) to our "young gal" of 1883. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ... read through the entire description of our properties before you request a reservation. We are both well-traveled, and can share everything we know about this community that we both love so much.
Jay & I have been partnered for 24 years, and love restoring historic and blighted homes. We also enjoying sharing these homes with people that have an interest. Jay is a genius at…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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