Formerly the Tea Rose Inn, this victorian was built in 1909 by Justus Bissing Jr. a prominent builder and entrepreneur in the small town of Hays, KS. He lived in the home briefly before selling to the Basgall family. The Basgall family lived in this beautiful home for over 80 years. Each room is named after a historical event or person related to this amazing late Victorian home. In the late 1990's the home was then converted into a formal Bed and Breakfast called the Tea Rose Inn. After closing, the home passed several hands before being purchased by Kris and Larissa.
Our goal at 117 is to make our guest spaces, charming, comfortable and relaxing. We also love history, so each room is supplied with a history binder corresponding with the name of your suite, and other area historical books. Each room will also have various antiques, some given to us from the Basgall family, and repurposed items. If there is anything you need during your stay, just ask :)
Your hosts, Kris and Larissa Munsch, have begun bringing this late Victorian back to its former glory. They also perform home inspections and have a business called Oldhouselove Restorations that focuses on period appropriate restorations of homes. Kris also teaches at the local University.
Please be aware this Inn is slightly different than most, with the couple residing in the home, yet opening up a small portion for guests to enjoy.