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Historic Sion Bass House, Private Guest Suite w/ 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type guest house


About the property

Guest Room in Historic Home right Downtown

Historic Downtown Guest House

(Hotel Style Room w/ 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub)

Smart locks with codes for self check in. Come and go as you need to, when you need to.

Sion Bass Guest Suite

- Large Upstairs Private Guest Room

- King Canopy Bed

- 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub

- 42 in TV, Roku, Free Netflix

- Free WiFi

- Fireplace w Remote

- Mini Fridge

- Large Common Gathering Room

- Free Parking

- Heart of Downtown, Walk to Everything

- Starbucks next door

- 1 Block to Ballpark

- 1 Block to Library/Genealogy

- 2 Blocks to Convention Center

- 3 Blocks to Embassy

- Simple Strolling Distance to Restaurants and Shopping

More Details

Mike Anderson
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Mike Anderson

I am an old house nerd who lives in downtown Fort Wayne with my wife and 3 wonderful children. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to take disheveled, ignored 100 year old homes, and restore them to their former glory. What a cool life when it turns out that you are really good at something you absolutely love to do. Please come and enjoy these treasures with us!

Mike Anderson purchased this guest house in 2017

Why Mike Anderson chose West Central

This is the Historic Sion Bass House, built in 1854. This is a wonderful step back in time. The home is decorated in a Civil War theme to showcase Colonel Sion Bass, but has all the amenities you could want. Each Guest Room has been modernized with Fireplaces and Spa Style bathrooms.

What makes this guest house unique

The Sion Bass Guest Suite has a 2 person Spa Style Jacuzzi Tub. Enjoy the free downtown parking. It is a simple walk to all that downtown has to offer. Sit on the party deck out back and over look downtown.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Historic house similar to a hotel room. Downtown but still very quiet inside. Good value.
Oct 2017
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West Central Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 person Jacuzzi Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Sion Bass - 1 king
  • Hotel style Guest Room. Mini Fridge, desk, seating area. 42 Inch TV with Roku, and Free Netflix. Free WiFi throughout the property.
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
The home was built by Union Colonel Sion Bass, who commanded the Indiana 30th in the Civil War. The home is decked out with a Civil War theme, with pictures of Sion and his men. This is in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, with Starbucks a Frisbee throw away, restaurants, and activity in all directions. This guest room is named for the original owner of the home, Sion Bass. Civil War Union Army Officer. Enjoy the common sitting/main gathering room on the main floor. We provide snacks, and a stocked refrigerator. Free parking is provided on site right behind the building. Garbage cans are located behind 517 West Washington next door for you to put your trash in as needed. Parking is steps away just in back of the building. We are on every major bus route in the city, and simply strolling distance to all downtown has to offer. Our family lives just blocks away, and loves all downtown has to offer. I am always available via text, and can be on property in minutes.


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Historic Sion Bass House, Private Guest Suite w/ 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub
average rating of 4.857143 based on 13 reviews

A beautiful suite in a prime location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the privelage of staying here before setting out on our honeymoon. We stayed in the Sion Bass House. The room and apartment setting were picturesque and comfortable, and we felt right at home. I haven't spent a lot of time in Fort Wayne, but when we stayed here, we were within about 5 minutes (or less) of everywhere we needed to be. The parking in the rear of the building was very convenient, and the Starbucks across the lot was handy too! Our stay was great! I would highly recommend this for a weekend getaway or short stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, we had no idea you were setting out on your Honeymoon. Congrats! So pleased you stayed with us.
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Spring Arbor, Michigan USA

Quaint and historic

  • 4 of 5

Our Sion Bass guestroom was large and comfortable, except for the bright lights outside at night. Traffic noise took some getting used to, especially since our room faced the street. The bed was terrific, the coded entry keypads were great, and the host communicated exceptionally well.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Peters, MO

Comfortable stay in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We were in Fort Wayne to do research at the Allen County Library, so what better place to stay than a historic home only two blocks away! Our room was clean and the bed was very comfy. Having separate shower and toilet area was ideal. A electric fireplace was a charming addition in the nicely furnished room. There was plenty of space to open suitcases and still have room to walk around, there was even a small fridge in the room. Coffee was provided downstairs in the main area along with some yummy cookies. Sion Bass in a great location for walking to the area restaurants and coffee shops. Being an older home we were worried that sounds would carry through the walls but that was not the case at all. The only draw back being an older home one could not open the windows and to let fresh air in. We will certainly stay there again when we return to Fort Wayne. No need to spend high dollar for the chain hotels a block away when you can relax in a charming historic home.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home

  • 5 of 5

The room is quite nice and its such an affordable but comfortable option if you are looking to stay in the downtown area.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great atmosphere in the heart of downtown

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were in town for a conference at the Grand Wayne. The house is in such a great place and close to so much of downtown. We will definitely be staying again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable and quaint

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything I expected it to be. The home is beautiful and tastefully decorated to match its era. The location is perfect! It’s close to the downtown nightlife but still quiet enough to retreat to when it’s time to turn in for the night. The room had a two person jacuzzi tub, a fireplace and a gorgeous king size bed that makes for a wonderfully romantic getaway.

I would highly recommend this property and will definitely stay here the next time I’m in Fort Wayne!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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West Central downtown is a magical space where people with souls reside. Sure, you can grab a tan cookie-cutter spot out in the burbs and care about the lawn, but why would you?

This is where history, art, and friends meet. The West Central Neighborhood encompasses all of downtown west of Calhoun Street, the heart of West Central is its urban residential area, the development of which began as early as the 1830s. Because of the historic and architectural significance of this area, the West Central Neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and was designated as a Local Historic District as early as 1985. 

The West Central Neighborhood was named the “Best Old House Neighborhood” in Indiana in 2010 by “This Old House Magazine.” The north side of the Neighborhood, along Berry and Wayne streets and Washington Boulevard, was where many of the City’s most prominent families built large, stylish homes.  On the south side, situated between West Jefferson Boulevard and the former Pennsylvania Railroad tracks, exists a collection of modest, small-scale cottages arranged along narrow, tree-lined, brick streets. Many workers for the businesses and various industries stretching along the south side of the tracks resided in this area.

The area opens into downtown, with restaurants, shops, and countless ways to get lost in the city. The Historic Sion Bass House straddles the edge of the neighborhood and downtown. You can be out the door and on an adventure in minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20
Additional Guest Fee $10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.