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Foyer and Parlor Wellesley Dining Room
The Duchess of Wellington has three 2nd floor bedroom suites. Each has queen beds, armoires. other antique furnishings and 3-piece ensuite baths. Prices include on-site parking, all taxes, and daily full breakfasts for two. The Duchess cannot accommodate pets, but we will recommend overnight certified kennel boarding within driving distance.
Ground floor areas dedicated to guests are: the Foyer; casual Parlour with TV/DVD; Music Room with vintage piano; & the Wellesley Room dining room where breakfast is served and guests frequently enjoy a fresh afternoon lemonade/pastry in the summer, or a hot drink by the toasty fireplace in winter. There is a large, eclectic book library and a growing DVD selection for your enjoyment.
 
Main StaircaseWellesley Room FireplaceFront ParlourMusic RoomTower WindowDuchess of Wellington Carriage HouseEmpire Sitting Room
Empire Suite Bedroom Empire Suite Bath
The Empire Suite was inspired by imperial expansion of 19th century France and her rivals.
 
This suite includes an antechamber carved out of the turret with space to catch up on postcards or reading. Five windows give a westerly view of Maple-lined Wellington Street and the century homes opposite; draperies are from vintage fabric we found in the house.
 
The bath boasts an out-sized claw-foot tub and an antique leather-topped desk as a vanity.
 
 $135                                                                      
The Hunt Room Hunt Room Bath
The Hunt room was developed around the fox hunt, but includes other sporting elements.
 
Southerly windows overlook quiet, leafy West Street. The bath includes a new circular shower and art for the birding inclined. The bed is an interesting fabric insert antique. Decorations includes the expected fox-hunt prints (ours are earlier then most), and c.1900 goose-hunting graphics.
 
This suite has a masculine feel, but interestingly has been popular with our women business guests.
 
    $130                                                                    
BackStage BackStage
Backstage is a homage to the theatrical arts, Features include a chiropractic mattress on the 4-poster bed, a Jacuzzi tub/shower with a sky-light, and a north-side view of the Duchess' gardens below. The windows are brushed by branches of mature Black Walnuts bordering the property-descendants of a Carolinian forest that once covered the Thames River banks. This is the largest bedroom, with plenty of space to stretch out and relax.
 
The art includes original 1905 portfolio prints of the Gibson Girl genre, the furniture a large mirrored armoire transplanted from Amherstburg.
 
 
    $135                                                        
BackStage