There is a great and little-known bed and breakfast in Bellevue, Kentucky with a lot of room and charm. The place is called the Weller Haus and it is located at 319 Poplar Street in Bellevue. The innkeeper, and former owner, LeAnn Saylor lives on the property and sold it last spring to Peg Schultz. Peg and her partner have taken over the marketing and other business operations of the Bed and Breakfast allowing LeAnn to concentrate on the day-to-day running of the inn and focusing on the guests and their experience.
The breakfast is better than I have seen at most Bed and Breakfast Inns. Their menu consists of fresh breakfast meats, seasonal fruits and juices as well as your choice or French toast stuffed with honey and peanut butter or stuffed with bananas and pecans. You may also order it plain if you like. Maybe you want pancakes. They offer blueberry or plain. If protein is more your thing, the Egg Pie is layered with cheese, eggs and potatoes and served on an English muffin. The Weller Haus Scramble is scrambled eggs with asparagus, cheese and ham served over an English Muffin. Want a little southwestern flavor? Try their breakfast burrito with eggs, sausage, veggies and cheese topped with an enchilada sauce. Breakfast is served in the dining room, garden or your private room. Pick your breakfast and the time you want it served and you have a most excellent way to start your day. If you want a mid-afternoon cup of tea or a late-night snack, the Gathering Kitchen is the self-serve kitchen that the guests can use any time of the day or night. There are books and DVD’s for guests to borrow during their stay located in Gathering Kitchen, too.
The accommodations are great. All 5 guest rooms are appointed with a flat-screened TV, DVD player, Jacuzzi tub, queen-sized bed, private bath, fireplaces, free wi-fi and parking. Oh yeah, did I mention the gym? All guests are welcome to workout during their stay at LA Fitness, located nearby. The rooms are decorated in a lovely manner with old and new furniture mixed, giving it an eclectic and collected-over-time feel. Some of the light fixtures are original in this century old property. You will have to ask them about the pennies that guests leave all over the rooms in strange places. One of the rooms, the Rendezvous Room, has a view of Mt. Adams. Another room, the Church Steeple Room, has a view of an old cathedral across the street. Peg told me they plan on expanding. They just purchased the property to the east side of the inn and are remodeling it to add another guests room.
They have a stunning garden behind and between the buildings as well as a large event center at the rear of the property. The event center holds up to 65 people and is over 1700 square feet. The facility allows streaming video and has flat-screen TV’s and large leather sofas, making it a great place for a corporate training meeting or super bowl party. Maybe you have a video you want to show for a wedding shower or rehearsal dinner, this place is the perfect for that event. One of the best things about the event center is you get to bring in your own food or catering. The event center has it’s own, fully-equipped kitchen as well. With access to the garden, it is perfect for weddings and showers or parties of any kind. If you want to host a small wedding or party here, the garden is the perfect setting. It may have been winter during my visit, but I wanted to sit down in the garden and soak up the scenery. LeAnn had every container in the garden filled with evergreen cuttings, ornaments and pinecones. It doesn’t matter what the season is, this place is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. While I was there, I could just imagine a wedding or party being hosted outside in the garden at any time of year. There is a large, vine-covered pergola that covers a large deck, overlooking a pond. This is the perfect spot for a bride and groom to stand and take their vows or to set up a band for a party.
So if you know someone that is getting married, hosting a baby shower, having a corporate event or wants a romantic weekend away but doesn’t want to leave town, this is a great recommendation. It is close to downtown and the Levee and
a fabulous choice for people that live in the suburbs and want to take in a game or concert downtown and want to stay in town overnight. Their rates start at just over $100 a night, making it more than reasonable considering you get breakfast, a beautiful, clean, well-appointed and quiet room with a private bath and fireplace. So the next time you have out-of-town guests coming and you need some extra room, give the Weller Haus a call.