Midwest Living Review
Mansion View Inn makes its home in Toledo’s historic Old West End, a neighborhood that holds the largest concentration of Victorian and Edwardian homes in the country. The 10,000-square-foot mansion was built in 1887, and some of Toledo’s most prominent families have resided here.
Mansion View’s striking architecture, historic pedigree and four spacious guest rooms (all with private baths) are big draws for guests interested in an authentic Victorian B&B experience. Expect to see slightly shabby but era-appropriate furniture, decor, chintz and antiques. Even the bathrooms have a historical feel–all are in perfect working order, but many have not been updated since their original installation. There are no televisions in the guest rooms, but visitors can get their fix in the second-floor sitting room. Or just grab a vintage issue of Life magazine, a glass of mint lemonade or iced tea, and relax on the inn’s huge front porch.
Amazing breakfasts also make stays here worthwhile. Innkeeper John DuVall whips up delicious morning meals with all the trimmings; think yummy stuff like soufflés with goat cheese, bacon, tomatoes and portobella mushrooms; hand-cut red potato hash browns; broiled grapefruit; and raspberry-glazed lemon muffins.
Rates start at $129.