This historic home is tucked away in a quiet turn of the century neighborhood at the center of the Historic Delano District. The B&B is within walking distance, or a few minutes drive from shopping, dining, museums, city parks and the airport.
Delano Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place to relax and still be close to all the city has to offer.
Each room has its own large attached bathroom. There is a commons area with a small library and flat panel television with a Blue-ray DVD player. The cozy library room is decorated with antique furnishings and library book cases, sofa and upholstered arm chair with reading lamps. Wireless Internet is available throughout the house and into the yard in some areas. There is seating in the front room that is furnished with Stickley mission period furnishings and oil paintings by listed Danish artists from the turn to mid century adorn the walls. There is also two wing-back chairs in the bay window of the dining room that overlooks the cottage garden and bird sanctuary. Out front there is a covered porch complete with porch swing and wicker seating from the turn of the century. In the rear of the house there is a covered deck with seating. During the winter months you can enjoy a seating area in our working greenhouse that is complete with a wood burning stove. There are also several private areas in the cottage garden where you can escape the presence of the city and relax in the shade of 80 year old trees while being surrounded by flowers, lush vegetation, and shrubs.
A continental breakfast is furnished with your stay. A full breakfast is available upon request for an additional $10 per person. Guests may enjoy the tranquil spaces provided in the front library room the front room or front porch. The cottage garden outside has multiple areas for sitting and enjoying the flowers and plants. There is also a small seating area in the working greenhouse that features a wood burning fireplace for those cold winter evenings. A small seating area is also available in the bay window of the dining room affords a nice view of the cottage garden and bird sanctuary. Enjoy using wireless Internet throughout the house and outside. Smoking is allowed outside only.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available if needed, but never in the way. We live upstairs so guests have the ground floor all to themselves with the exception of when we are preparing our meals in the Kitchen. We like to visit with our guests when the check in to make sure we provide them with everything they need to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. We will often visit with our guests after their breakfast if they desire company.
The neighborhood is one of the last real old time communities where people ride bikes, kids play outside and families walk to church together. It is not unlike how the neighborhood was 100 years ago. Many of the families that live in this turn of the century neighborhood also live in the homes they grew up in. You can walk to Delano to shop or dine or go enjoy the parks along the river approx. 1/2 mile away, or ride a bike on the bike path along the river. We are just a few minutes drive from nearly all of the Wichita's main attractions. There are variety of restaurants and bars in Delano. The Shamrock pub is just 2 blocks away and has a large outside seating area and shuffle board inside. The bar has been in continuous operation since 1933.
Bus routes are just one block to the North and South of Delano Bed and Breakfast. The B&B is approx. 1/2 mile from the center of the commerce district. From the airport you take Kellogg East to Seneca Exit, turn North (left) go under Kellogg overpass continue North going one block past Maple street (with stop light) turn left on Burton St. Follow Burton street until you reach our driveway which lines up with the street just beyond the 3 way intersection. Pull into the drive to park.
Other Things to Note
During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy a large outdoors area to relax in with multiple seating areas. We have a (vine) covered rear deck with a hammock and seating. The neighborhood is about a 1/2 mile from the river so you can either walk to the river or take a quick drive to the park. The house was built around 1910 by Morris Schollenberger, the first car dealer in Kansas. Mr. Schollenberger opened the Wichita Automobile Co. in 1900; selling REO and Maxwell cars until the business was sold in 1925.
Delano Bed and Breakfast is as most would expect, a quite and tranquil setting that best supports rest and relaxation and is not suited for those looking to blow off some steam with a wild night out on the town. Due to the antiques and fine art in the rooms and throughout the house, we are also not well suited for families traveling with small children under the age of 12 years or those traveling with pets. We can provide contact information for a reputable kennel for boarding of your pets. We do not allow smoking in the house but do afford several comfortable seating areas outside for smoking.
What a wonderful visit. Becky's communication was great, and she and her husband greeted us with a house tour (with house history!), a dessert waiting for us, local recommendations, and the utmost courtesy, warmth, and friendliness. The house and accommodations are lovely and breakfast was scrumptious. Couldn't recommend this more highly!
My daughter and I spent the night at the Delano B & B a few days ago and loved it! Becky welcomed us with a short tour of the beautifully decorated home, and recommended a perfect restaurant for us. After a quiet and restful night, we woke up to a scrumptious breakfast and enjoyed having some time to get to know Becky before we needed to leave. I wish we had had more time to explore and enjoy her gorgeous gardens, and I would have loved the opportunity to relax on the front porch with a cup of tea...maybe next time.
I usually don't take the time to write reviews, but I really felt the need to get the word out about this B&B. I absolutely loved this B&B. Becky did an unbelievable job, and the breakfast was lovely. I will definitely be staying here again if I need to go back to Wichita for business. Such a lovely stay!
I'm a fun out going person who enjoys the creativity of sculpting clay flowers for Jewelry. Previously before starting Delano Bed and Breakfast, I spent over 25 years in sales. My husband (Brent) and I started the Bed and Breakfast three years ago as a way for both of us to enjoy spending time together and meeting fun and interesting people from all over the world. Brent is an serial entrepreneur and inventor with 23 US & International patents to his credit. Brent is also a painter who enjoys capturing the subtleties of the Kansas landscapes.
We love our guests! Guests can enjoy our working greenhouse on the property, relax in the beer garden, stroll through the cottage gardens. We have many sitting areas outside including the large front porch, the front, side and backyard.
The house and parts of the yard have wifi capabilities. You can relax by watching movies, dvd, Blueray or Netflix.
We serve the best coffee you have ever! We love coffee and serve Starbuck's French Roast. For those who prefer tea, we are lucky to have a specialty store nearby that sells custom blends and wonderful assortment of teas, which we always keep in stock.