A Little Time and a Keyboard: Victorian Charm and A Divine Repose at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast in Janesville, Wisconsin

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Victorian Charm and A Divine Repose at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast in Janesville, Wisconsin

Victorian Charm and A Divine Repose at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast in Janesville, Wisconsin

Relaxing Surrounded by Victorian Elegance at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast

**Disclosure: Thank you to Janesville  Area Convention &Visitors Bureau for hosting and accommodating my visit so I can bring this series to my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast enchants from the moment you make your way up the drive until the moment you leave. We relished our evening getaway escape enjoying elegant yet comfortable surroundings full of Victorian opulence and frills.

Harvest decor added to the inviting aesthetic of the Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast.
Harvest decor added to the inviting aesthetic of the Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast.

Evening Repose Inside a Breathtaking 1870's Mansion

Regal little cherubs, dreamy arched windows, cheerful harvest decor, and a fancy portico immediately drew us into the magic we would discover at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast. The heavenly Cream City brick actually took on a golden hue in the waning sun, adding warmth as we started our adventure.

The grandeur of Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast captivates in all angles.
The grandeur of Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast captivates in all angles.

Viewing the 1871 Italianate mansion from a variety of angles captivated us. The cherubs appeared to joyfully announce our arrival. The owner of our home for the evening, Carol, cheerfully greeted us and took us on a tour of the estate.

Golden cherubs joyfully greeted us as we entered the Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast in Janesvillle, Wisconsin.
Golden cherubs joyfully greeted us.

The Victorian mansion absolutely amazes throughout. Victorians were all about patterns and the Guardian Angel surely has them proudly on display! Carol's attention to detail and knowledge of the Victorian era is rather impressive! She is very sweet and is happy to discuss any of the artifacts she has inside the home.


The rooms of the Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast charm with Victorian elements and artifacts.
The rooms of the Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast charm with Victorian elements and artifacts.

Victorians definitely enjoyed displaying their wealth and good fortune! Just look at all of the exquisite detail including the intricate wallpaper and painted trim on the ceiling. Carol's assemblage of authentic artifacts is remarkable.

Victorians used pincushions that were also beautiful dolls. 
Victorians used pincushions that were also beautiful dolls.

Successful businessman Hamilton Richardson built the home in 1871. In addition to being a local businessman, Richardson served as a State Senator, a State Representative, and other public service roles. Members of the Richardson family lived in the home until 1934. Then, the home was converted into apartments. Fortunately, the restoration of the home began in 1978. The Richardson Home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Settling in for the Evening

A sumptuous setting welcomes guests to a special getaway at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast.
A sumptuous setting welcomes guests to a special getaway at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast.

Ready for an evening repose, the guestrooms at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast entice with sumptuous yet comfortable settings. Carol treated us to a peek inside of the most enchanting suite at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast. Just look at all of that lace and delicate details!


Settling into our suite.
Settling into our suite.
 

Next, Carol led us up the grand stairway to our abode for the evening. Our suite was pleasantly sizeable with plenty of space to relax. Carol informed us that our suite is a guest favorite. Immediately, I fell in love with the romantic sweetheart table softly framed by the windows' whispy, lace curtains. Additionally, we enjoyed a respite on our own little porch with sweetheart seating as well.

Whisps of lace and a sweetheart table added romance to our suite at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast in Janesville, WI.
Whisps of lace and a sweetheart table added romance to our suite.

Our suite at Guardian Angel B &B included a beautiful fireplace!
Our suite at Guardian Angel B &B included a beautiful fireplace!

As we settled in for the evening, we enjoyed resting in our comfortable Tempur-Pedic bed watching movies. We don't often get to do that at home, so a treat indeed!

Outdoor Charm Adds to the Getaway

Putting green fun at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast in Janesville, Wisconsin
Putting green fun at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast.

Outdoors, Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast delights visitors with lovely gardens and even with a putting green! The gardens woven onto the property provide a delightful nature respite.

Charming gardens invite relaxation.
Charming gardens invite relaxation.

Relaxing enclosed porch.
Relaxing enclosed porch.

The darling enclosed porch welcomes lounging. The enclosure makes it particularly enjoyable in the summer because it prevents bugs! Such a wonderful option to enjoy nature views!

Beginning the Day with a Lovely Breakfast

My husband and I settled into breakfast inside the dining room lovingly adorned for autumn. Carol immediately served us a wonderful yogurt parfait with fresh berries and a sparkling cranberry juice.

Fresh berries, a parfait and fresh Belgian waffles delighted during our breakfast.
Fresh berries, a parfait and fresh Belgian waffles delighted during our breakfast.

Next, a fresh Belgian waffle with vibrant strawberries treated us to quite a lovely morning repast. Carol also served us coffee from Door County.  To finish, we nibbled on delightful breakfast cookies. We relished a slow-paced breakfast while having a pleasant conversation. 

Staying at a bed-and-breakfast treated us to a quiet respite away from it all. The surroundings invited us to truly relax and slow down our pace for our stay. The beauty and elegance found at Guardian Angel Bed and Breakfast really add such a special extra element to a getaway of recharging and relaxing.


For more on what to enjoy while visiting Janesville, see my post on our Janesville Weekend Getaway.

A Divine Repose at Guardian Angel  Bed and Breakfast in  Janesville, Wisc

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