Be an Innkeeper by the Sea With This Coastal California Victorian for $1.5M

A Fort Bragg, CA, property teeming with Victorian attraction is prepared for a brand new proprietor.

It’s “the oldest constructing within the metropolis’s oldest neighborhood,” based on Tracy Wolfson, of Engel & Voelkers San Francisco, Mendocino Department. She’s the itemizing agent for the inn, which was in-built 1886 and is listed for $1,595,000.

Generally known as The Weller House Inn, the storied property is about on a half-acre lot and at the moment operates as a short-term rental, catering to group buyouts, weddings, and retreats. Rooms may also be booked individually, and the redwood ballroom might be reserved for occasions.

The area is also turned again right into a single-family house, or the subsequent proprietor may proceed to run it as an inn. The ground plan gives many choices.

There are seven bedrooms in the primary home and 4 within the four-story, former water tower subsequent to the home. Every bed room has its personal bathtub.

An extra three rooms in the primary home—one with an exterior entrance—may very well be transformed into bedrooms.

The property gives superb sight traces from the water tower’s balcony, an ideal perch for whale watching.

“That’s the highest level in Fort Bragg,” Wolfson says. “The views are very nice.”





One of many bedrooms


One of many baths




Water tower


The sellers bought the property in 2020 for $1,250,000, and now they’ve determined to let it go.

“The inside is in superb form,” Wolfson says, noting that exterior paint touch-ups are wanted. “Anytime you’re dwelling near the coast, you’re getting that salt-water affect.”

A colourful previous

If solely this inn’s partitions may speak.

“It was a speakeasy,” Wolfson says, including that church companies had been additionally as soon as held within the ballroom.

Wolfson is advertising and marketing the coastal retreat to locals and patrons all through California.

“There’s been lots of people coming to the realm,” she says. “We’ve seen an inflow of individuals coming from inland due to the fires. And with distant entry to their job, they’ll reside wherever.”

Situated in Mendocino County, Fort Bragg is about 160 miles north of San Francisco. The inn is steps from Glass Seaside, the famed Skunk Train, and downtown.

“It attracts a nature-oriented individual,” Wolfson says. “As a result of we’re up to now eliminated [and do not have a commercial airport], we’re not so excessive in our costs as Monterey and Santa Cruz.”

She suspects a purchaser would wish to proceed renting out the inn.

“It’s positively a viable enterprise,” she says.