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Eudora might not be the vacation capital of the world, but it now has a beautiful B &B for those who might need a cozy spot to spend a night or two. Sweet Acres Inn Bed & Breakfast, owned by Robert and Sue Howig, is located at 103 E. 7th (7th & Elm). Sue Howig believes the B & B will be the perfect spot for wedding parties, special anniversary celebrations, those attending events in the area or even for groups of women who want to spend a weekend scrapbooking or just hanging out.
The eclectic house with a variety of unique decor has three rooms to rent and plenty of other space for guests to enjoy: sitting rooms, porches, a sunroom, a theater room with an amazing sound system and gardens galore. Two of the rooms are named after women who each lived in the house at one time (Clara’s Room and Nora’s Room) and the large suite is called Paschal’s Room in honor of Eudora’s founder, Paschal Fish.
The original part of the house, built in 1905, was small with just two bedrooms and little living space. Rob and his son lived in it before Sue and Rob married. Shortly after their marriage in 2003, the additions to the house began. Sue’s cousin, Gordon Fitzsimmons, helped them create the beautiful and spacious home in which the Howigs have lived since 2005.
“It was a ‘design as you go’ addition,” Sue said with a laugh. “I wanted wide staircases so we started with that. The house just got bigger and bigger.”
Each room in the house has its own personality. Each is comfortable and inviting. The Howigs, along with Sue’s daughter Katherine Overfield, shopped at antique stores and thrift stores to find interesting pieces of decor to fill the many rooms. Some of their favorite pieces were purchased at The Filling Station gift shop right in Eudora.
“We’d buy all this stuff and then we’d sit around at night trying to figure out what to do with everything,” remarked Sue.
One of the main draws of a B & B is the delicious breakfast that greets guests in the morning. Sue serves up things like Belgium waffles, pancakes and omelets in Sweet Acres’ dining room. She is spending time researching recipes for those with food allergies so that she can accommodate all her guests’ needs.
In the future Sue hopes to add a little gift shop to the B & B. And she hopes that many people will come and enjoy the peaceful setting that Sweet Acres Inn Bed and Breakfast offers.
More photos of Sweet Acres can be found on its Facebook page (Sweet Acres Inn Bed and Breakfast.) The website (www.sweetacresinn.com) should be up and running very soon.