1910 Kirkland Cutter house built for well known local photographer, Charles Libby.
This comfortable, conveniently located home is on the South Hill, walking distance to downtown, and three hospitals. Also easy walks to restaurants, Manito Park and Duncan Gardens. The Cathedral of St. John is right down the street. Gonzaga University is an easy 10 minute drive or nice, several mile walk. The bus stop is 2 blocks away. Getting to and from the airport is easy and takes only 15 minutes.
There are two available bedrooms, (the third is mine) one and a half baths. Of course, kitchen and laundry are available for your use.
In the summer share the bounty of my garden. For breakfast my signature granola is often served with raspberries and blueberries.
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy interacting with my guests and I respect their privacy as well. I will take my cue from you.
Treat my home with respect the way you would want someone to treat yours.
Please strip the beds when you leave.
Catherine was a delightful hostess! She greeted me and my daughter warmly and made sure we were comfortable. The room had a comfortable bed and the towels were laid out on the bed for us. Breakfast was lovely, with homemade granola and gluten free waffles made from scratch. Nothing fancy here, it's kind of like staying with an aunt you don't know that well, but who turns out to be pretty cool.
Catharine has a warm, wonderful home and I felt completely comfortable there. It was like staying with a friend.
Catharine is a warm and caring host and I truly enjoyed my stay in Spokane. I'd had a very busy week leading up to my trip and felt a bit frazzled to be traveling alone, but as soon as I arrived I knew everything was going to be okay.
Catharine took the time to call me ahead of time so I'd have her number handy and she sent me a few texts the day of my visit so I'd know exactly how to get in. My room was clean and comfortable and she had the breakfast items laid out in the kitchen the night before so I could be up and at 'em first thing the next morning even if she wasn't around. Catharine's home has central heating, but I also appreciated the space heater she provided in my room just in case I needed it. The bed was very comfortable and I slept well each night. Normally, I'm allergic to dogs, but I did not have any problems with Magellan.
Coming and going from Catharine's was very smooth and, when our schedules aligned, we had a lovely time sharing about our day. As a fellow musician, I felt extremely privileged to overhear Catharine practicing beautiful music on her harp, and then to be able to try it out myself. (I've never played a harp before, and Catharine was a fantastic teacher!) Catharine's homemade granola was delicious, just like everyone says, and her place quickly came to feel like "home, sweet home".
The South Hill neighborhood, with it's tree-lined winding streets and cottage-like homes nestled into the sides of boulders and decorated with cobblestone accents, is exceptionally charming. Finding curbside parking for my rental car in the neighborhood was never a problem, though I cannot say the same for the Spokane Convention Center where my weekend business took place; the city still has coin-operated parking meters, so bring your quarters just in case the parking structure is full.
T-mobile cell reception was consistent throughout the city, so navigation using my phone's GPS was a cinch. The Spokane International Airport was also easy to deal with; the corridors are long, though, so wear your walking shoes!
Catherine made me feel very welcome. We had some really interesting conversations. I really liked walking around the Sumner neighborhood; the houses were beautiful. The listing was accurate. And she has her own recipe for granola!
I really enjoyed staying with Catherine and her dog, Magellan. Her South Hill home was very comfortable, warm and close to local activities. I stayed for about a week while attending graduate classes at Gonzaga and I appreciated our nightly discussions on my course content. Catherine’s homemade granola was a perfect way to start the day and she was always generous with food and conversation. My room was pleasant, clean and quiet and she made my stay in Spokane a pleasant and warm experience. I will stay again the next time I am in Spokane.
It was an interesting month at Catharine's house. I highly recommend staying at this place to anyone who is passing through the Spokane area.
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I am a musician, playing harp, guitar, ukelele, and churango among other instruments. I am a music-thanatologist, playing harp for those at the end of life at the hospital and for hospice. I am a single, divorced mother of four wonderful grownup children. I am also a music teacher. I love reading a good book (anything from fiction to history and beyond!), open water swimming, and travel, especially to Paris, France, where my daughter lives. Sharing my home is a joy for me; to offer a comfortable, relaxed environment, where you can feel at home.