About this listing
Breakfast is not included, but is available by request, for an additional $10 per person and is billed separately. Guests will find many choices for dining and entertainment within a short walk or drive in the Historic Delano District.
Delano Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place to relax and still be close to all the city has to offer.
The Good 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 some of the garden area outside. There is seating in the front room furnished with mission style furnishings as well as artwork from early to mid 20th century European and Kansas artists. There are two wing-back chairs in the bay window of the dining room that overlook the cottage garden and bird sanctuary. Out front, there is a covered porch, complete with porch swing and wicker seating. In the rear of the house there is a covered deck with seating also. We have a fire ring and seating area in the backyard that can be used for enjoying your evening. 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.
Breakfast is available upon request for an additional $10 per person and would be billed separately during your stay. 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 only allowed outside.
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.
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.
Becky made us feel very welcome. She is a delightful hostess, who makes you feel at home in her B&B. The cottage is charming and has a wonderful history, with a parlor and lovely dining area. The neighborhood is convenient to downtown and is very quiet. We enjoyed the front porch and the cottage garden. Breakfast was delicious!
We had a lovely stay at Delano Bed and Breakfast! Becky and Brent are most accommodating and friendly. We had coffee and coffee cake one morning which was delicious. The Good Room is very comfortable with a large adjoining bathroom. There are beautiful sitting areas available for the guests. We wish we'd had more time at the B&B, but were helping with a move, however it would be a great place to relax and meet new people! The home has clearly been lovingly restored to its original grandeur.
Phil and I enjoyed the homey, roomy, and comfy Craftsman style (I think) home and accomodations at Delano B&B.
Becky and Brent greeted us in the morning with hot coffee, very pleasant conversation and even a personal tour of their cottage gardens.
Next time we will be sure to arrange for their full breakfast!
We were treated very well - breakfasts were wonderful and Becky was a great host. The neighborhood was a 6 min drive from our conference and all the best the old town area has to offe .
Flew to Wichita for a short trip to research in Wichita State University's archives. Arrived late, and was greeted by two incredibly friendly hosts who made me feel right at home. Lovely house and lovely people.
I had a great, albeit short stay at Becky's Delano B&B. The rooms were beautifully decorated. The shower pressure was to die for. I wanted to stay in there forever. Coffee, the only think I requested for breakfast, was ready exactly when Becky said it would be. She attended to all of my needs. I will definitely stay there again when I return to Wichita.
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About the Host, Becky Foster
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 close to five 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.