Luxury lodging in Flagstaff: the Inn at 410

You may know that we love historic hotels as well as lodgings in repurposed buildings. The vintage Craftsman-style Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast in Flagstaff Arizona was right up our alley. The resume of owner Gordon Watkins reads like a who’s who of the hospitality industry. He graduated from the prestigious School of Hotel Administration at Cornell and worked for luxury hotel companies including Hyatt and Ritz Carlton. He bought the inn and relocated to Arizona over a decade ago.

The History of the Inn at 410

The Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast on Lecoux Street is a Craftsman former home offering 10 rooms and suites Flagstaff AZ, photo/ourtesy The Inn at 410

The Inn at 410 seen from  Leroux Street, photo/courtesy The Inn at 410

The inn started life in 1896. It was a late Victorian one-bedroom home built for prominent Flagstaff attorney Elias S. Clark. In 1907, at the beginning of the Arts & Crafts movement the home was sold to Thomas E. Pollock. He brought in artisans from California who turned the modest house into a four bedroom Craftsman-style bungalow.

In 1943 the Souris family bought the house. After a 1945 fire destroyed much of the second floor they restored it and added three rental units. The house then had a series of owners, including a fraternity, before it bought by Carol and Mike Householder in 1989 and turned into an inn. They added the current kitchen and restored much of the house. The next owners, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Krueger, took over in 1993. They created the theme rooms that are in existence today. Gordon bought the inn from them in 2003 and added many of the present-day amenities.

The rooms and suites

The Southwest one of the suites at The Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast on Lecoux Street is a Craftsman former home offering 10 rooms and suites Flagstaff AZ, photo/ourtesy The Inn at 410

The Southwest Room, photo/Steve Collins

Each of the 10 rooms and suites at the Inn at 410 is unique. Each has a name and a decor theme that echos it. The themes are far ranging. The Southwest Suite, the home’s original master bedroom, decorated with southwest American Indian artifacts, welcomes visitors with a comfortable looking king-sized bed, also has a two-person jetted soaking tub as do two other suites.

The two-person jetted tub in Monet's Garden at the Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast on Lecoux Street is a Craftsman former home offering 10 rooms and suites Flagstaff AZ, photo Steve Collins

The two-person jetted tub in Monet’s Garden, photo/Steve Collins

Next door is the Tea Room in the house’s original formal dining room. The original mahogany Craftsman woodwork remains including the original buffet. The old pass through is home to a collection of tea services and a library. Other suites evoke music, art, nature and even the night sky. Rooms have many modern amenities to make your stay more comfortable. There’s a detailed description of each room and suite on the Inn at 410’s website.

The Observatory

The bedroom in The Observatory our home for two nightsat the Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast on Lecoux Street is a Craftsman former home offering 10 rooms and suites Flagstaff AZ, photo Steve Collins

The bedroom in The Observatory our home for two nights, photo/Billie Frank

We spent two nights in The Observatory, a tasteful two-bedroom, one bath suite with a well-equipped kitchen. It was Gordon’s former digs and it was designed with great attention to detail. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet with built-ins. You could easily stay for a month. Décor is eclectic reflecting a mélange of eras including a Deco vanity in the master. The glass brick curved walled shower is fabulous with both a rainmaker showerhead and handheld shower. There are twin pedestal sinks and a storage cabinet for toiletries and more. The walls, painted in warm hues, are decorated with night sky photos. Each bedroom has a small flat screen TV and there’s a huge on in the living room. It was a very comfortable suite. We could have stayed forever!

Breakfast and more

Breakfast at the Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast on Lecoux Street is a Craftsman former home offering 10 rooms and suites Flagstaff AZ, photo Steve Collins

Breakfast started with fresh fruit and orange juice, photo/Steve Collins

Breakfast brings a different entrée every day. If it’s not too your liking or you have dietary issues (they ask you if you have any special dietary issues before your arrival), there are a list of alternatives you can order. Guests can help themselves tea and cooking throughout the afternoon and evening. There’s also a tray of wine and alcoholic beverages for guests’ enjoyment.

The consummate concierge

A bit of Zen in the garden at the Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast on Lecoux Street is a Craftsman former home offering 10 rooms and suites Flagstaff AZ, photo Steve Collins

A bit of Zen in the garden photo/Steve Collins

Gordon is the consummate concierge. He will make recommendations for hikes, daytrips, local attractions and dining suggestions upon request. In his absence his competent staff will assist. They can plan your entire Flagstaff itinerary for you.

The Inn at 410 was a delightful place to spend a few days. The rooms are tastefully decorated, comfortable and welcoming; the staff is equally welcoming and accommodating. We’d love to come back some day.

If you aren’t a fan of cookie-cutter, corporate lodging and want more intimate and luxurious accommodations, check out the Inn at 410. As far as we could tell it’s the only Flagstaff luxury lodging option. It certainly is the only non-chain one.

Authors note: Our stay at the Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast was courtesy of the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau. All opinions are our own.

 

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2 Responses to “Luxury lodging in Flagstaff: the Inn at 410”

  1. Edward Smith
    October 30, 2015 at 5:06 am #

    Nice place and services for a holiday stay. I loved these pictures.
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    • Billie Frank
      October 30, 2015 at 8:22 am #

      I think it would be the perfect spot for the holidays. I bet they have wonderful holiday decorations.

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