HD 3-D tour of The White House on Park Avenue bed and breakfast!

May 24th, 2018
Summer at The White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

Summertime

Have you wanted to see what the inside of our 1891 Victorian bed and breakfast looks like, but didn’t want to impose? Now you can “walk” through the house. Our realtor – Golden Key Realty / Keller Williams / Michael Sims – has produced an outstanding video.

Check it out here:

Is spring around the corner?

March 10th, 2018

Cups Awaiting Guests

Cups Awaiting Guests


Temps are slowly inching up at The White House on Park Avenue bed and breakfast, and so are the early spring flowers. Hope we don’t have a late frost to stop them!

Tell your friends and families: we are still open for business, even with the “for sale” signs in the yard! We are looking for an aspiring innkeeper who has always dreamed of the bnb lifestyle: meeting people from around the world, serving scrumptious breakfasts, and living in an historical 1891 home! Contact our realtor Michael Sims at Keller Williams for a private showing!

Still two rooms remaining for the May 18-19 “Little 500” go-kart race and SJC alumni association festivities. Don’t wait to book!

Happy Groundhog Day!

February 2nd, 2018

Six more weeks of winter, but you can still enjoy the month of February by celebrating Valentine’s Day here at The White House on Park Avenue! Book now at www.whitehouseonpark.com

We have rooms available for your getaways and retreats. We have already booked a return visit by some fabulous guests from Pennsylvania and a baby shower in the upcoming weeks.

And, don’t forget the annual Saint Joseph’s College Alumni Association “Little 500” weekend in May – we have two rooms left for May 18-19 (two-night minimum).

Little 500

Little 500

Painting Finished!

August 18th, 2017

We can’t say enough about Cesar Jarquin and CJ Painting for the exceptional work on The White House on Park Avenue! Below are a few of the final shots of the finished house.

Don’t forget to book your room for the SJC Homecoming scheduled for September 30! Two-night minimum for this fun-filled weekend!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Finished painting!

Painting part two…

August 5th, 2017

Now that the power washing and scraping is mostly done, the primer is being applied. Cesar (CJ Painting) and Joel are working hard every day – in heat, threat of rain, and on ladders & a lift.

Here’s a picture Sally took of some of the house with primer…

2017 painting

2017 painting

This week we have a couple on a 2-night getaway, a 3-night vacation for others, and later in the week guests from Ohio! Busy time at The White House on Park Avenue Bed and Breakfast!

Summer House-Painting Project!

July 26th, 2017

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power washing

power washing

We’ve begun the long task of re-painting The White House on Park Avenue bed and breakfast. I’ll include updated pictures as we go along – so far we have have the team power-wash and scrape prior to priming and painting. What color? White, of course!!

power washing

power washing

power washing

power washing

Happy Fourth of July!

July 5th, 2017

We hope everyone enjoyed a patriotic 4th! There was plenty of booms and flashes of color in the neighborhood the past few days as townsfolk celebrated!

Flags

The White House on Park Avenue Bed and Breakfast entertained guests from Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois over the holidays. Great conversation and we enjoyed meeting new people, and welcoming back previous guests. Be sure to visit our reservations page to check for availability for your visit to Rensselaer and surrounding areas!

House painters are here and beginning on the time-honored tradition of painting the house. I wonder how many coats of paint have been applied to this house since it was completed in 1891?!

Make your reservations now for a summer getaway!

June 2nd, 2017

Summer is upon us, and be sure to visit our Reservations page to secure your room for weddings, reunions, family gatherings, getaways or just to spend a quiet night away from home! We’re keeping our low rates the same – we haven’t increased in 8 years!

We are busy this summer with odd jobs, including painting the entire house for 2-3 weeks later in June/July. It’s a big house, and we imagine that there are a few coats of paint on this 126-year-old house!

Summer at The White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

Summertime

Sad days ahead …

February 10th, 2017

Flags

Friends and Followers:

Many of you have heard about the suspension of operations at Saint Joseph’s College, and some of you know that we are both tenured professors at the school. Sally has been teaching at SJC for 19 years; I have been there 39 years.

According to industry research, over 80% of innkeepers have at least one full-time job outside the inn. That applies to us. While we enjoy bountiful bookings from May – November, we need our salaries to assist in the winter months.

Because we don’t know what we will be doing after May 6 (or where we will be doing it!) we will be actively pursuing options to sell the bed and breakfast. We will insist the new owners honor reservations already made. In the meantime don’t hesitate to book rooms, and check back here often to see updates! We will be posting similar updates on our blog on www.whitehouseonpark.com

Additionally, we are open to the idea of selling it as a private home. Those who have visited and stayed with us know that this is a well-maintained historic home in a quiet neighborhood just minutes walking to downtown shops and stores.

Fred Berger

SJC Class of 1966

October 2nd, 2016
Class of 1966

Class of 1966

Great group of guests at The White House on Park Avenue Bed and Breakfast: 1966 honor class (50th Reunion) at Saint Joseph’s College!