Old Schools Converted to Bed & Breakfasts
Old School Houses that have
been coverted to Hotels, Inns and Bed & Breakfast
Mcmenamins Old St
Francis School Hotel and BrewPub
The Old St. Francis School has undergone a transformation from 1936
Catholic schoolhouse to lively destination hotel complete with
classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery and bakery, a movie
theater, private meeting and event space and a truly fantastic
soaking pool that beckons day travelers, shoppers, hikers, skiers
and snowboarders alike. One of the most unusual place to stay in
This school offers 19 richly appointed guestrooms and four
individual rental cottages with room for 2 to 10 people, perfect for
group getaways. Old St. Francis School reopened in its current
capacity in November 2004 and we honor the property's former life by
featuring extensive artwork that pays homage to the history of the
school and the surrounding community.
Chambery Inn - Old Parochial School
in Lee, MA
With French-inspired design and nine exceptional rooms, this
nineteenth-century parochial school turned country inn possesses a
unique character that celebrates it as a truly distinctive landmark
in the beautiful Berkshire Hills. Tucked away in Lee, Massachusetts,
this unique historic hostelry has delighted guests since its opening
in 1990. The Inn offers spacious 500-square foot suites which
include elegant canopied beds, comfortable sitting areas with
warming fireplaces to end a day on the slopes, private baths with
soothing whirlpool tubs, desk, phone, and cable television.
Eight-foot windows and embossed thirteen-foot ceilings, designer
fabrics, and the original blackboards contribute to the ambiance of
this gracious Inn. Their charming breakfast basket, delivered to
your door, makes breakfast in bed a common occurrence.
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Washington School House
Hotel in Park City, Utah
Washington School Inn is nestled among the majestic
mountains of the Wasatch range and conveniently located a
half hour from Salt Lake City and two blocks from the Town
Ski Lift. The understated elegance of the Washington School
Inn Bed and Breakfast delights guests with unexpected
luxuries. Wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, a
delightful assortment of fresh fruit, delectable pastries
and hot breakfast entree baked daily. Take a dip in the
jetted hot tub, or visit the sauna located in the spa and
private ski locker facility.
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Dunkle School House in
Ever sit at a double desk with your best friend? Did the “teacher’s
pet” get to ring the school bell? Remember McGuffey Readers? Were
you chosen to wash the blackboard? Did you fall asleep in school?
Now you can do all this and more in our restored Dunkle Schoolhouse
in scenic Vinton County, Ohio, just north of the friendly little
Village of McArthur. Our schoolhouse was built in 1885, the third
school building on this site. It hosted its last students in 1936
and became home to a couple of families before sitting empty for
several decades before we rescued and restored it during 2006.
Several generations of students learned their “3Rs in this building…readin’,
‘riting and ‘rithmitic. Now you can make your own 3Rs…rest,
relaxation and romance! Complete Story and Photos.
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The Noftsger Hill
Inn in Globe, AZ
High above the Cobre Valley in the shadow of the Old
Dominion mine, The Noftsger Hill Inn stands - a
monolithic monument to miner, academic, and
architect. This majestic building filled with rustic
elegance and framed by mining era houses reigns
peacefully over Globe, Arizona. The front rooms
provide a panoramic view of the ruggedly beautiful
Pinal Mountains. Rear rooms face the Old Dominion
Mine, offering a picturesque view of historic mining
operations. Elementary school classrooms in a
previous era, guest rooms today are unusually
spacious, each with a sitting area and private bath
- some with a fireplace. The guest rooms are
carefully appointed with our private collection of
mining era antiques and art.
Davie School Inn - Anna, Illinois
Located on quiet Freeman Street, the Davie School Inn provides a peaceful stay in one of Anna's oldest historic buildings. The Inn offers a truly relaxing environment for a couple's getaway or the whole family. Suites all offer 850 square feet of room to relax, private bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, king size beds, sitting area kitchenette, and your very own thermostat. WI-FI now available in most of our rooms.
The building served as a public school until it was closed in 1996 and sat empty until it was bought by Gary and Andrea Dahmer in 2002. The Dahmer's have spent many hours in a combination of restoring and remodeling to created an Inn with all the modern conveniences yet still leave the atmosphere of the old school house.