Guests enjoy the privacy and charm of their own room in our 1911 North-end Craftsman bungalow. The art and book-filled house has lots of unique character. Downtown is just a mile away. Parking, Wi-Fi, morning coffee, and breakfast are free. There is one bathroom, shared with hosts. The tree-lined, historic street is in a beautiful, walkable neighborhood close to parks and amenities. Our home shows off Boise at its best.
Our historic house is on quiet, tree-lined street, five minutes from downtown. The guest's private, clean, character-filled room accommodates up to two people in a full-sized bed. The writing table (made by Robert) is perfect for setting up a computer or getting work done while here. Paintings by host & local artists adorn the walls.
The only limitation of a historic house is that there is only one bathroom in the home, located between the two bedrooms, which is shared with hosts. It boasts a claw foot tub that doubles as a shower.
Enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine in the newly redone backyard on the deck, made to feel like a Tuscan garden, complete with Roman busts.
Fresh flowers from the market are often on the table. There is a fireplace in the living room to gather around for evening conversations. The house is peaceful and feels like home.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to washer and dryer, respectful use of the kitchen, living room, dining room, and front porch. Bikes and helmets are also available for guests.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Robert is home much of the time and enjoys cooking breakfast and visiting about history, music or anything else but will also leave guests alone who want privacy.
Karen is out more than in but is friendly and highly knowledgeable about what is going on in the City and can make recommendations for activities when asked. She works in the arts and knows what's happening.
If we are having dinner at home we will invite you to share with us. Guests are always free to go their own ways and have as much or as little interaction as they prefer.
We essentially treat guests like old friends. You are welcome in our home and can make tea or use the stove to make your own food, put stuff in the fridge, ask us any questions, or tell us you are ready to go to bed!
We expect guests to be respectful of our home and of us. No rowdy partying or drugs.
Robert smokes a pipe on the front porch occasionally. Smokers can join him there but are not allowed to smoke in the house.
I am the Cultural Planner for the Boise City Department of Arts & History. I also am an adjunct professor teaching creativity and design thinking skills at Boise State University. A native of Boise, Idaho, I'm an active visual artist who graduated from University of Oregon in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. I work in many mediums including stained glass, encaustic painting, ceramics, printmaking and collage. In 2011 I became a founding board member for Surel's Place, an Artist-in-Residency program. In 2008 I completed my Masters in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate for Regional and Community Planning at BSU with a focus on cultural policy and planning. I love to travel and see new cities, especially those with interesting museums, architecture, and landscapes.
My husband Robert Engbers is a former high-school history teacher who loves to read and smoke his pipe. Robert, a native New Yorker, is well-versed in American history and enjoys a good discussion about American politics. His undergraduate degree is from NYU in politics and his masters degree is in history from the City University of New York in Queens. He is the primary on the ground host and is home much of the time. He loves to cook, read, and do home-improvement projects.