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Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast

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820 NW 3rd St, Abilene, KS 67410-3316
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Abilene
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4.7
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Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast blends history with elegance. This 6,000 square foot Queen Ann Victorian was once the home of President Eisenhower's best friend. Experience a timeless elegance with the comfort of modern amenities. A gift shop is on site as well as wireless internet and much more. Call for more information.
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Ken M wrote a review Oct 2022
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We are having a great stay at Abilenes Victorian Inn. Such a beautiful place with Chef Adrian providing delicious and unique breakfasts. We have stayed here many times over the last 10 years, and always enjoyed it. In addition, the price is quite reasonable. Adrian provides a special experience.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Linda B wrote a review Sep 2022
Santa Rosa, California18 contributions22 helpful votes
We have stayed in many B&B's all over the US and having to rate one this low is not a comfortable feeling. It didn't get off to s good start. When checking in we fell like it was a cattle call. Everyone basically checks in at the same time and masks were mandatory at all times when coming in and walking around. Unfortunately I found the home extremely cluttered with so many objects, hats etc. The office was packed with odds and ends that were for sale. Our room was quite large and comfortable. The weather was warm when we arrived and it appeared that the air conditioner was turned off in the evening so it got quite warm in our room. Opening a window was not an option because of the train. The curb appeal for the home was definitely lacking. There seems to be a lot of maintenance needed both in and out. As far as the food......Adrian does a wonderful job. The food was very good. We had dinner prepared for us 2 nights and and they did an excellent job. The only thing I would say about the dinner meal is that there needs to be more ambiance. Low lighting is a must. It was way too bright. When checking out the owner was more interested in talking on her phone then dealing with me and never did get off the phone during the checking out process. Unfortunately due to the lack of comfortness in the comunial areas and no outside areas to speak of we will not return.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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LQ4L wrote a review Jul 2022
Kalamazoo, Michigan160 contributions27 helpful votes
I stay at the AVI each time I visit Abilene. I know that it will be quiet, clean, and safe. The breakfasts Adrian makes are delicious and fill me up until dinner. Adrian is very accommodating of my food allergy, which I appreciate. Adrian and Jay are very kind and go above and beyond to make sure my visits are fantastic. I love the homemade cookies in the evening. The sodas are a nice touch also. The historic B&B has a wonderful charm to it. There is plenty to do in Abilene to keep you busy during the day. I have been multiple times and still haven't done everything yet. I would highly recommend the Victorian Inn for anyone looking for stellar meals and a quiet, safe place to sleep at night. I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Adrian Potter, Owner at Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jul 31, 2022
We were happy to have you here, and look forward to your next stay.
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Huck D wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our arrival was less than stellar, and we were told early on that this property was for sale. It needs to be. There are no flowers anywhere, no hanging baskets or flags (as we saw all over the town) to welcome guests, the porch furniture is old and weathered, and there are mosquitos everywhere. Trash in the back and unkempt front and back yard. There was nothing welcoming about it at all. For a good B&B I would have expected at least lemonade and cookies at check in as we have experienced before in other places, but the only conversation we had with Adrian was whether we had kids with us, did we smoke, and did we have a gun. Furniture in our room was falling apart, and the wallpaper seams were held together with packing tape. We had no coffee the first morning we were there as the host was preparing breakfast and apparently didn't have time to put on a new pot (where was hubby?). I know lodging is limited in this town (which, by the way, has also seen its day except for the 1/2 open Eisenhower Museum, beware of that), but it's time to shut this B&B down.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Adrian Potter, Owner at Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jul 31, 2022
We were pleased to welcome you to our home, but were dismayed (and surprised) to read that you did not appreciate what we offer. It is apparent by your dissertation, that staying in and appreciating a significantly historic B&B furnished with antiques, is not for you. (Most guests, when checking in, comment on the timely beauty of the home). I am sorry that we did not please you, but feel it necessary to address a few of the "issues" you mentioned. No, we do not have lemonade, but at check in, all guests are shown the dining room, where freshly baked cookies, hot and cold drinking water, many different teas, hot chocolate, and microwave popcorn, as well as a refrigerator containing cold soft drinks is available to all guests complimentary. Coffee is available to everyone in the morning, before and during breakfast. Sometimes guests take more than we anticipate (travel mugs etc.), but we try to keep up, and always make more. The "trash" you mentioned , on the north side of our garage, was a pile of tree branches, limbs, and debris that were the result of a recent damaging wind storm, and was scheduled to be picked up on July 8th. This 6100 sq. ft. historic home was built in 1887, therefore, maintenance, and renovations are ongoing. We know that realistically "You can't please all of the people, all of the time.", but your comment that "it's time to shut this B&B down", was very unkind, and uncalled for. Even though your stay did not meet your expectations, we are glad you chose to stay with us.
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Ira S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Spent a night here while visiting Eisenhower museum. Adrien (the innkeeper) was extremely accommodating, the facility was beautiful, and the breakfast was delicious. My wife and I are regulars at B&Bs and this one has become a new favorite.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Melissa B wrote a review Jun 2022
Leavenworth, Kansas77 contributions5 helpful votes
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Mom and I stayed in the Parker Suite at the Inn in June 2022. The suite has two separate bedrooms — one with a king-sized bed and another with a day bed and trundle bed — and a nice large bathroom. It would be great for anyone with school-aged children or extra adults who need more beds. Chef Adrian served us some amazing meals at breakfast with juices in crystal goblets! My favorite was the quiche. So lovely and fancy. The innkeepers are very knowledgeable about Abilene and the surrounding areas. I would definitely recommend this site to military families I have come to know on Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley. Be sure to take in the Eisenhower Museum and the Abilene and Smoky Valley train is a lovely short round trip also. Leavenworth people would especially like the C. W. Parker connection. Walked 1/4 mile to see a stunning rose and flower garden.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Randi B wrote a review May 2022
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My husband and I decided to take a last minute mini-vacay to Abilene, Kansas. We decided to try a B and B and found this one on the Abilene website. I called and made a one night reservation for May 29, 2022. We arrived in the late afternoon (you can't check in before 4pm) and were take to the Eisenhower Room. It was a nicely sized room with a queen bed, 2 comfy chairs, TV with VCR, en suite bathroom with shower, fan, and a walk-out balcony. The room was gorgeous with a vintage feel. We spent the evening sitting on the balcony and enjoying the cool of the evening. In the morning we had a delicious breakfast of ambrosia salad with bananas, cherries, oranges, a yogurt dressing and homemade granola.. There was then raspberry pecan french toast and bacon and maple syrup. Everything was very tasty. There was also an area that had complimentary snacks - sodas, water, cookies, coffee, tea, popcorn - that was available to all guests. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and made us feel like were important to them. This was a great experience and we are glad we stepped out of our comfort zone and tried a B and B.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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John d wrote a review May 2022
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The Abilene Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast is what every bed and breakfast strives to be. It's a beautifuly decorated historic old house with comfortable accomodations. The host is a wonderful chef and breakfast is outstanding. She was also very accomodating of our unusual difficult diets and prepared a breakfast that wowed us.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Adrian Potter, Owner at Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded May 18, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you chose our Inn. We hope to see you again soon. It was a pleasure hosting you.
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Midwest_Sunset wrote a review Apr 2022
Topeka, Kansas45 contributions10 helpful votes
Our stay was wonderful. The reception was warm and friendly. She was very kind and accommodating with our allergies. Very kind loving people. The food was fantastic and the building was incredible. We played some of the games they had and lounged in the parlor room. Our room was great and spacious. Would recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Adrian Potter, Owner at Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded Apr 19, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you. Stay safe.
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Karen H wrote a review Oct 2021
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The home was lovely and the room was great! We had the Eisenhower room which had a walk out balcony. Coffee, tea, soda and popcorn were available as were games and books. The only drawback was the tiny shower but the water was hot and the spray was strong. The breakfast was a gormwt breakfast (I didn’t get pictures😒) but it was an ambrosia salad with homemade granola, juice, milk, French toast with toasted coconut and pecans and a raspberry sauce, bacon, whipped cream and strawberries. Definitely a good experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Check in is at 4 and check out is 11.
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Response from Adrian Potter, Owner at Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
Responded Apr 19, 2022
Thank you for your stay. We are so happy you enjoyed the experience. Hopefully we can offer a room with a bigger shower for your next stay. Please see our web site for more choices.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad (0.7 miles), Seelye Mansion (0.9 miles), and Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe Snuffy's Old Fashioned Grill, Amanda's Bakery & Bistro, and M & R Grill.
Is Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Abilene.
Are there any historical sites close to Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad (0.7 miles) and Seelye Mansion (0.9 miles).