WABASHA, Minn. (KTTC) — Minnesota’s oldest operating bed and breakfast was up for grabs in August, but still remains on the market.
After not selling, owners Brian and Rachel Yenter have plans to exemplify the historical relevance. They plan to do that by first adding a museum that will showcase the history of the house and the town. Also, in the works is potentially leasing the food into the hotel while they maintain lodging until the house is sold.
In the eight years that the Yenter’s have owned the building they have tried to keep it as historic as they could while adding amenities such as whirlpool tubs and flat screen TVs.
The Yenter’s decision to walk away from the house has a lot to do with wanting to slow down and spend time with family, but they plan to preserve the history for as long as they are the owners.
“The glitz and the glam is what a lot of people go for, but there are always those people who understand and respect and appreciate history and the only way to see it and understand it is to come in and live in it and touch it and feel it and experience it, you can’t do that from a book or from what someone tells you,” Brain Yenter said.
The Historic Anderson House Hotel is still up for sale. While the Yenter’s await a new owner the house will be open as a bed and breakfast on weekends until the end of October.