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Make your reservations now for a summer getaway!

Friday, 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 …

Friday, 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

Sunday, 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!

Fall is in the Air!

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Fall at the White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

Fall at the White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast


Fall is in the air – next week is supposed to be cooler!

We had a wonderful full house at The White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast this weekend, with guests from Texas, Connecticut, Georgia and Chicago! Great stories around the breakfast table!

We are full for Saint Joseph’s College Homecoming next week – when the 2017 dates are announced, be sure to make your reservation request online!

Football Season is here!

Sunday, August 28th, 2016
SJC Flag

SJC Flag

It seems like the seasons pass quickly – it’s already college football season. Here at The White House On Park Avenue bed and breakfast we have guests from all over the Midwest travelling to and from Big Ten games and local colleges. At Saint Joseph’s College the Pumas are ready to begin their season this Saturday.

Make plans now to stay overnight before or after the big game. Check our availability calendar at www.whitehouseonpark.com to see if we have rooms available.

Delightful guests this weekend from Maryland, Minnesota, and Indianapolis. Great laughter around the breakfast table!

Plan your trip to The White House on Park Avenue now!

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Beautiful weather this week as the month of June begins! We have had wonderful guests from Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas this week!

Summers get very busy here at the bed-and-breakfast, so visit our website: www.whitehouseonpark.com and book your visit soon~

Spring is Finally Here!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Although the temperatures are cool at present, recent warm weather has caused everything to “green up” – or other colors.

We become busy at this time of year, with Saint Joseph’s College commencement just around the corner. May begins our busy season, which runs through the end of October.

Book now for a getaway this summer!

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A full House, and Fall is Here!

Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Fall at the White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

Fall at the White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

Great week at the BnB with some wonderful people: guests from California, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana! A full house around the breakfast table, as guests related their stories of visiting the sandhill cranes at dusk and dawn, their journeys in life, and lots of laughter.

It’s a great day to be an innkeeper! We are blessed!

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

A small but hardy band of Trick or Treaters last night for Halloween. The wind and rain kept some at home, but we enjoyed the costumes of the brave souls who ventured out!

Halloween at The White House on Park Avenue bed and breakfast

Halloween at The White House on Park Avenue bed and breakfast

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

We hope you enjoyed a cold, windy Valentine’s Day! A couple from Chicago on a getaway came for an overnight – what a great day to spend at The White House on Park Avenue Bed and Breakfast! Sally made baked eggs, Yogurt Delight, ham and homemade banana bread.

Here’s to warmer days ahead!

Winter at The White House on Park Avenue B&B

Winter at The White House on Park Avenue B&B