Southern Hospitality

Bed and Breakfast lodging
in the heart of Sandpoint, Idaho

 

 

The Only B&B in Sandpoint!

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Rich Sandpoint history in our bed and breakfast

If you read the history of Sandpoint you will find that past owners of the home were colorful characters. Charles Melquist, perhaps the most eccentric, owned the home twice. The lot where the Sweet Magnolia sits was sold in 1905 to Charles Melquist for $375.00. He built the house in 1907. In 1920, the house was sold to James and Donella (Williams) Savage. Mrs. Savage operated the house as a boarding house. At some point in the 1940's, Charles Melquist, a Swedish massage therapist, re-acquired the house. He practiced his massage therapy here. He died in 1955. In 1960, Samuel Wagner bought the home. He was a naturopathic physician, and practiced in the home until around 1990. Julie Coit and her husband, Seth Coit, purchased the home in the early 1990's, and in 1994 they completed a major renovation of the house. They opened it to the public as The Coit House Bed and Breakfast in 1994. The Coit House operated for 14 years under several owners and closed in 2008. Calvin and Jill Ogle recently purchased the home (2011) and began operations as Sweet Magnolia Bed and Breakfast in July 2011.

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