A classy B&B, minutes from downtown.. The Scene Named for its original turn-of-the-century Scandinavian owner, this inn began as a mid-century men's boarding house. A thoughtful restoration has turned it into a haven for all, illuminating such singular decor as original leaded and stained glass windows, rich wood floors and some of the Boxruds' own furniture.
The Details A quiet Victorian elegance is evident in every detail, from gilt oval mirrors and handmade lace to Italian marble showers and thick down comforters. The owners have taken considerable care in selecting amenities, which include signature chocolates, fresh flowers, designer toiletries and plush robes. With no Internet hook-ups and one of the best gourmet breakfasts in the city, this place will appeal to those seeking a sensual, rather than efficient, stay.