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“Cozy rooms, Excellent breakfast, and Dogs!!”

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The Inn on Oak Street
Ranked #2 of 2 Atchison B&B and Inns
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cozy rooms, Excellent breakfast, and Dogs!!”
Reviewed 13 October 2011

For a wedding in nearby Leavenworth, I chose this B&B over well rated local budget hotel chains hoping breakfast quality and personal touch would add to the comparable value. The Inn on Oak Street did not disappoint. For my husband and myself and our 15 year old son, we had two separate bedrooms joined by a sitting room/kitchen and shared bath. This suite has a private entrance up a narrow flight of steps. For breakfast you go down the stairs, walk around a covered porch, and step into a comfortable dining room where an excellent breakfast (poached pears, homemade sausage quiche, fresh bread and homemade preserves, coffee and tea) is ready at the time you choose. The host, Gini, is very warm and gracious. She will keep her dogs behind a door but at the slightest expression of interest will let them in to enthusiastically greet you. If you're a "dog person," this is wonderful. If you're not, I believe she would keep them behind the door.

We had a slight misunderstanding on our arrival; she thought she had booked the second room for another couple, while I thought I had booked both. This led to a few uncomfortable minutes (she offered to put a cot in our room which would have been a very tight fit, or for our son to sleep on the couch in the sitting room), but once she looked at her book and realized she was confusing weekends, we breathed a collective sigh of relief. A point about this: you can, theoretically, book just one room here (excellent value, larger room is $70, smaller $60, including breakfast) but then you would be sharing the sitting room and more importantly, the small hallway bathroom, with others. I think this would be fine if you are vacationing with family or friends, but perhaps a little close for comfort with people you don't know well.

The beds are very comfortable and clean, there are nice thick towels, and the shower water temperature and pressure are good. The sitting room and kitchen (which we didn't need, but which would make this an excellent choice for a family on an extended vacation) are decorated extensively with all sorts of things Gini has clearly gathered for many years. Lots of books to read, a couple of puzzles and games, a TV, and of course, wireless internet. This might not be a great setting for very small children or toddlers because there's so much stuff to knock over or mess up, but it's fine for older kids.

Because we were here for a wedding, we did not see much of Atchison except the birthplace of Amelia Earhart, which was very enjoyable, hosted by very well informed local residents. We dined the night we arrived at Riverhouse on Commercial Street: atmosphere and service was fine, the food was average (my husband liked his local beer).

We would absolutely stay here again if we traveled back to Leavenworth, or to Atchison, KS.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Gini C, Owner at The Inn on Oak Street, responded to this review, 9 November 2015
Your family was so nice! We'd love to have you stay with us again.
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

Me and my friend stayed in The Inn on Oak Street for 1 night when we were visiting Atchison for a haunted tour and exploring. The house itself is beautiful, it's an old victorian house with a big wrap around porch. The host is so nice! They also had dogs we could play with. We felt very welcomed. The actual bed and breakfast is a seperate entrance in the house and is on the second story. There was a kitchen for us, a common room with a tv and book, and 2 rooms with a shared bathroom. The house is old and creaky, which just added to our haunted weekend. Our room was cozy, and cute. The bed was so comfortable! For breakfast, you have to go down to the kitchen, which is on the other side of the house. The breakfast was great! Gini was fabulous, and made us feel very welcome. We are definitely going to come stay again! Much better then a hotel room.

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Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome.
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Property: The Inn on Oak Street
Address: 1003 L St, Atchison, KS 66002-1313
Region: United States > Kansas > Atchison
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Atchison
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn on Oak Street is a Victorian-era home more than 100 years old. There are two rooms, each with a Queen-size bed, sitting area, desk, WiFi, climate control, black-out curtains, robes and extra towels, pillows and blankets. The common room has satellite television, books and games. There is a small, fully-equipped guest kitchen. The shared bath has a tub/shower combination. A full breakfast is served between 7 and 11 am. The house has a wrap-around porch, a large deck and a gazebo, a patio, a garden and a palladium. In addition to the dining room, breakfast can be served in the location of your choice. ... more   less 

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