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Albion Bed and Breakfast is a lovingly restored 1907 building, that has been part of the campus of the Albion Normal School. Our building was the training school for student-teachers from 1891 until it closed in 1951 and has plenty of carefully restored historic charm. It can be rented as a whole (group rental w. communal kitchen) or partially (rooms and/or suites).
It has 3 suites, 4 bedrooms (one is a large bunk/game room), 7 bathrooms, three full kitchens and one kitchenette. It sleeps 29 in regular beds, to be extended to 44 with comfortable folding beds/hide-a bed/futon beds and additional floor mattresses. Also there are 3 baby beds available.
There are in addition two large community rooms (23'x33' converted classrooms). One is used for communal Dining off the largest kitchen (16'x22'). Another as Multipurpose Hall with a 13ft high ceiling and a set of chandeliers w. large screen TV, ping pong, or set up for dancing/lectures (folding chairs available) etc. In the equally large Bunk/game room you can find Pool, Foosball and Air hockey games.
We have lawns and garden on three sides with a Majestic 80ft Dutch Poplar (Populus Albus) with tire swing centered on the south lawn with lots of shade. Outdoor chairs, gas grills, barbecue and fire pit are available.
There is a functioning natural bakery ('Albion School House Bakery') on site making fresh organic breads, rolls and tasty goodies like blueberry walnut muffins and oatmeal cookies.
In our Library Room you can relax with one of our numerous books or use our Wifi for your convenience. Every bedroom has a a TV for watching movies from our extensive movie library.
We are 20 minutes away from Mount Harrison with Pomerelle Ski Resort, a reliable beautiful winter sports area with lovely hiking in summer. Also Lake Cleveland is very close and great for fishing, picnicking and hiking through beautiful flowered meadows. The City of Rocks and Castle Rock (35 minutes away) are famous with climbers all over the world and you can also have family fun hiking/climbing in the area, even book their Climbers Experience program or try a swim in the close by Hot Springs in Almo.
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Minimum age for renters is 21, unless they are accompanied by an adult. If accompanied by an adult there is no minimum age. We are child friendly....moreless
We have a tire rope swing on our shady 90ft tall Dutch poplar and we have a large isolated game rooms with ping pong and board games. Air hockey, Foosball and Pool table are also available (in bunk room)....moreless
Non Smoking Only
If left alone in room they must be in a carrier. Extra cleaning fee of $25 required....moreless
The main floor is accessible, the basements are not....moreless
With kitchen, starting at $108.00 double occupancy....moreless
The Biology Suite: 2 queen
With kitchen, starting at $129.00 double occupancy....moreless
The Principal Suite: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon
With kitchen, starting at $149.00 double occupancy....moreless
King size beds (2) 2 King Size beds (Principal Suite and Arts- and Crafts Room), Queen size Beds (5) 5 Queen beds (Geography Room; Math Room, Science Studio; 2 in Biology Suite), Double Beds (3) 3 double beds / full size beds (in Math Room, Geography Room; Bunk Room)., Twin or Single Beds (5) 5 Twin beds (4 in Bunk Room, 1 in Arts- en Crafts Room), Child Beds (4) 4 waterproof (5 foot long) floor mattresses: for young children which are too large for cribs, Baby Cribs (5) 3 wheeled cribs, 1 bassinet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (9) 4 folding beds (Twin size)
2 hide-a bed couches (Queen size)
3 futon couches (Queen size)
1 futon couch (Full size)
6 other floor mats / mattresses (twin size), Bunk Beds (4) 2 sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4 in total (in Bunk Room)....moreless
A large tree provides plenty of shadow to enjoy the garden in summer. Garden chairs available.
A Library Room is available to retire or loan a book of your choice. We have a great variety of relaxing, interesting, modern and antique books, which we are happy to share.
The Dining Room is plenty big for a sizable group.
Bakery (Albion School House Bakery) and small store on site, smells yummy, you can even talk about a baking workshop with the owner....moreless
Ping Pong Table
(8) In every bedroom is a TV with video player and in the Chandelier Room there is a large screen TV for groups to watch, that can also work with games or other applications....moreless
(3) We have more than two hundred classic and modern Cassettes and DVDs for our quests to play, to be found in Chandelier Room....moreless
Local Services & Businesses
Part of and view of Historic Albion Normal School 1891-1951...moreless
Near 10,000 ft Mt Harrison, home of Pomerelle Ski mountain...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hunting Small Game
Ski Privileges Optional
In all bedrooms (except the Principal Suite) is air conditioning available.
The Principal Suite is our best insulated room, is comfortable and usually plenty cool in summer time ....moreless
Large front load dryer available as needed ( see washer)...moreless
All regular King/Queen/Full/Twin size beds have linens and blankets provided. For other beds (futons, hide- a beds, folding beds, mats): please take your own linens/blankets with you.
Parking Off Street:
Free parking on our property available for cars....moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Available, if use of plug-in, fee is $ 10,- a day....moreless
Large front load washer available as needed (washing/drying $5.00 a load)....moreless
High speed WiFi (through most of the building) available for laptops and other devices....moreless
(3) Wood stoves are available in our three large rooms: one in the Chandelier/Game Room, one in the Dining Room and one in the Bunk Room....moreless
We have several larger skillets and casserole pans, deep soup kettles, ample serving dishes and water jugs. Including all normal implements: kitchen knives, juicer, blender, mixers, ovens....moreless
(3) We have a large commercial kitchen with room for 8 people to work, a large commercial furnace, grills, ovens, three sinks and lots of counter space and cutting board....moreless
(3) Four microwaves and additional other small toaster ovens available...moreless
(3) Four full size refridgerators, 2 additional medium size and 5 more small fridges in rooms without kitchens. Plus some space in a freezer. That is ten in total for the exclusive use of groups....moreless
The kitchen is in use as a wholesale retail bakery in the commercial kitchen a few days a week....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
We have many rooms available starting at $79 per night, double occupancy with breakfast.
The B&B is restored historical school building. All rooms are beautifully furnished and private. We welcome couples, families, reunions, foreign travelers and history lovers. Teachers get a special discount. The whole facility group rate of $650.00pn ( up to 45 guests) does not include breakfast.
We accept check, cash and credit cards. 10% non refundable deposit to hold reservation.
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Historic site: Albion teachers college was located here. a lot of historic details are carefully preserved and add to the charm of the building, along with the owner, who comes from a long line of teachers.
We are close to Pomerelle Ski resort, just 20 minutes away, with good service and very reliable snow: see link.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We are a Dutch-American family with a background in Education and Counseling. Chad is originally from Mesa, Arizona and Susan from Amsterdam, Holland. We are fluent thus in English and Dutch and can understand a smattering of German, French and Spanish.
Why the Owner Chose Albion: After living in the most densely populated country in Europe, The Netherlands, for twelve years and within hearing of one of the busiest airports in the world, I was looking for peace and quiet and some elbow room. Albion, Idaho(pop.264) fulfills all those wishes completely. Being near Pomerelle ski resort and several wonderful state and national parks with lakes and hiking trails was a bonus. We enjoy spontaneous encounters with local fauna such as owls and deer and sand hill cranes. I especially like seeing the milky way and shooting stars at night. We hear a small airplane about every six months and have very little traffic. Old highway 77 winds through town and people generally observe the 25 mph speed limit. We are less than three hours from Salt Lake City international airport and Boise's too. There is an inexpensive shuttle that runs from both and has a stop 15 minutes away.