Country Discoveries, May/June 2002
Swedish Heritage Shines Bright at Kansas B&B.  By Suzette Perry, Omaha, Nebraska.

THE CHARMING TOWN of Lindsborg, Kansas is known as "Little Sweden USA".  And to fully immerse yourself in its Scandinavian heritage, I highly recommend a stay at the inviting Rosberg House Bed & Breakfast.

Rosberg House - Lindsborg, Kansas - Bed & Breakfast

The 1885 Victorian home - originally built for a Swedish immigrant family - has been completely renovated by my friends David and Sabrina Spellman.  We lived in Lindsborg during the 4-year-long project and still marvel at the results.
Their bed-and-breakfast offers the look and charm of yesteryear but with all the modern conveniences.  Ancestors of the first owners were so thrilled with the renovations that they gave David and Sabrina some original furnishings and old photos of family members.
Among the five unique guest accommodations are two luxury suites with fireplaces, whirlpool baths and private bathrooms.  The romantic Turret Suite is a favorite with honeymooners and couples celebrating anniversaries.

Heritage Room - Rosberg House Bed & Breakfast - Lindsborg, Kansas

Swedish accents decorate the cozy Heritage Room, while the Lincoln Bedroom recalls the Civil War era.  O'Gilley's Room, decorated with an Irish flavor, is named after Sabrina's dad, Jerry Gillgannon - a master carpenter who helped with the restoration.  All three rooms include private bathrooms.
As you acquaint yourself with the friendly innkeepers, you'll learn that Sabrina is Lindsborg's postmaster and David, a retired postal worker, is an accomplished cook.  His Swedish pancakes with lingonberries and French toast sundaes make for memorable breakfasts.
On the comfortable front porch, which offers a view of the delightful downtown, overhead fans and automated misters keep guests cool during summer.
Later, as you stroll down the brick Main Street, you'll hear Scandinavian folk songs as you shop for Swedish souvenirs, food, clothing and toys.  Keep an eye out for the numerous 4-foot-tall statues of Dala (pronounced "daw-lah") horses, patterned after the traditional bright orange-red wooden horses that Swedish craftsmen have been carving for centuries.  They add a festive touch to downtown.
You'll be thrilled you stayed at the Rosberg House - it's a little jewel in "Little Sweden".
Rosberg House Bed and Breakfast
103 E. State Street, Lindsborg, Kansas, KS 67456  USA
1-888-215-5234 or 1-785-227-4189
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