Scarlett House Victorian B&B
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Nationally plaqued State historic property located on Court House Hill, close to the Rock river and Main street. Five minutes from Ice age trail and Rotary Gardens. A few hours drive from Chicago or Milwaukee but a world away. Come spend the night in another century with us at Scarlett House Victorian B&B in Janesville, Wisconsin.
The home's first owner was family named Baack who were clothiers and had a shop on Main street. Frank Blodgett and his family lived in the home from 1907 to 1949. He was the Great Grandson of Caleb Blodgett one of the area’s first European settlers & founder of Beloit and the College. Frank continued to run the Blodgett flour Milling Company located on the Rock River. Two other families owned the home from the 50’s-90’s.
Innkeeper-owner Michelle Scarlette purchased the home in January, 1997, and has been lovingly restoring it through present. Since it opened as a Bed & Breakfast in August of 1999, hundreds of satisfied guests have come through our doors and “Spent the Night in Another Century."
The City of Janesville has a population of approximately 65,000 and is the county seat. It was founded in 1838 by Henry Janes, whose original homestead is eight blocks from the Inn, where his ferry service was located. The Rock River runs through our downtown area parallel to Main Street, where antique shops and restaurant/bar and grill establishments are plentiful.
We boast over 2000 acres of parkland, including a portion of the Wisconsin State Ice Age Trail for hiking. Our old Armory has had a rebirth as a dinner theatre with three restaurants and casts that include Broadway actors. Old World Wisconsin, a living history museum, is a half hour drive, and so is The Octagon Milton House, part of the Underground Railroad. The Lincoln-Tallman House is right in town. You may be also be in the mood for the Rotary Botanical Gardens with its spring-fed lake or a few holes of golf choose from one of four courses or simply relaxing on the porch swing after a walk to the farmers market.
Our parlor room is available for tea parties, birthday parties and bridal showers.
"The Decor was beautiful, and rooms were very spacious (larger than they look in the photos). Room appeared spotless with snow-white towels and the most luxurious linens. The Innkeeper was welcoming and available, with suggestions of where to go and what to do. Will definitely return, hopefully for a longer stay to enjoy the lovely surroundings."
Tea Party afternoon:
- $100 for rental of Parlor, Dining room and Kitchen space for four hours
- All dishes and serving trays provided
- Call for menu details