The Straud House
One block from downtown, the seminary, and beside Holding Park and town's community house, the historic Stroud house has been in our family for 5 generations. We have an ideal AirBnB situation with a separate guest suite entrance. Come & go at your leisure with minimal interaction necessary.
Ours is the perfect overnighting location for weddings at Binkley Chapel, events & functions at the community house, and for enjoying downtown's street fairs, shopping, pubs and eating establishments.
Built in the early 1940s by the Rev I.T. Stroud, our home has some quaint and quirky features you won't find in modern homes. Preacher Stroud put a sink in each bedroom so his out-of-town guests could wash up privately before meals.
Like shiplap? Good, because we have plenty of it, including the ceilings. Eat your heart out, Joanna Gaines!
The guest suite has a private entrance separate from the rest of the house so you may come and go without having to walk through a common area. You will receive a keypad combination a day before your scheduled check-in.
The study has a twin bed, and is connected to the main bedroom with a queen-sized bed, walk-in closet, and private WC with in-bowl bidet.
Older homes have smaller bathrooms, and ours is no different. Bathing facilities are available at the end of the common area hallway. We have plenty of hot water, great pressure, and our rainfall shower head is so luxurious. The handwashing sink in the hall bathroom utilizes clean water to fill the toilet tank, conserving both space and natural resources at the same time.
Several friends, family, and guests have experienced supernatural events here including: footsteps in the hallway or upstairs, the hall and basement lights turning on randomly, a shadowy figure in the kitchen and dining room, glowing orbs in the living room, and even a music box that has played by itself. Nothing unusual has ever occurred in our guest bedroom, and none of the incidents have ever been malevolent in nature. We just accept that it is what it is, and continue on with our lives. Ask me for a haunted tour of the house if you're interested.