One peek inside the heavy doors of the Tunstall Room will bring back the feel of those early days when flowery Victorian linens, lace and draperies prevailed. The Tunstall is the only first floor bedroom in the Sturgis House, and features a sparkling white tile private bath with luxurious bathroom amenities, and plush terrycloth robes are available. One of the most unique features of this room is the round, hand-blown window, one of the few original windows in the home. The door on one wall served as the original exit of the Sturgis Funeral Home, when - as legend has it - nearly 10,000 people stood in line to view the remains of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, who was gunned down by lawmen just outside of town (incidentally, guests are welcome to visit the lower level of the Sturgis House to see the interesting display of Pretty Boy Floyd memorabilia and photos that can be found there). As with our other comfortable rooms, the Tunstall has an abundance of pillows and warm blankets on the heavy, antique bed. Visitors will find mints waiting near the bedside table, alongside a journal for guests to record their experiences and to mark the occasion of their visit to the Sturgis House.
As visitors ascend the soft, Victorian rose petal-carpeted stairs to the second floor, the Stoke Room can be found at the top of the grand staircase. The charming Victorian accents found in each corner and dresser top beckon visitors to come take a closer look within. Adjoining the Stoke Room is a full kitchenette, perfect for a light meal in the room, or for a private get together among visiting friends or acquaintances. Step out onto the wrought iron balcony and view the beautiful Ohio River, or settle down into the multitude of soft pillows that adorn the pink and green accented bedroom furnishings. The shared bathroom facilities provide guests access to a large jacuzzi bath and plenty of luxurious soaps and lotions that are available in each bathroom. As with all rooms at the Sturgis House, guests are offered plush, terrycloth robes, in addition to modern conveniences such as cable television, phones and air conditioning/heating units in each room.
Next door to the Stoke Room on the second floor of the Sturgis House is the Longton Room. It seems the Longton Room is never vacant for long, as many of our guests have commented on the character and appeal of this cozy room. Filled throughout with handsome cherry furniture, the Longton Room also features a restored, pink bubble glass chandelier, polished wooden parquet floor and plush upholstered love seat. One wall in the room is enhanced by an original fireplace (though currently non-working), but its hand-painted accents and workmanship make one marvel about those days gone by. The Longton Room offers cable television, phones, air conditioning/heating unit, and has an adjoining private bath, complete with luxurious soaps, shampoos and lotions, as are available in all guest rooms.
Perhaps best known as the "Bridal Suite", the Fenton Room can be found on the second floor of the Sturgis House, overlooking East Liverpool's West Fifth Street. An actual antique wedding gown and hat hanging on a dress form are a welcome greeting to those who step inside. A portrait of a modern bride, whose entire wedding party stayed at the Sturgis House, is perched on the mantel. A large alcove surrounded by windows allows just enough room for the beautiful wooden writing table and chairs, perfect for sitting with a cup of tea and writing a note to a friend. Highly polished parquet floors throughout are original, as is the fireplace on one wall that has been fully restored and its beauty once again recaptured. The handsome cherry four-poster bed is so high off the ground, a stool is provided to help guests into bed at night. As with all other rooms at the Sturgis House, the Fenton Room offers guests soft, terrycloth robes, modern conveniences such as cable television and phones, mints on the pillows, luxurious bathroom amenities, and each has its own air conditioning/heating unit which can be regulated individually. The Fenton Room shares bathroom facilities and jacuzzi tub with guests in the Stoke Room.
When one climbs even higher to the third floor of the beautiful Sturgis House, a young girl's forgotten dollhouse has found a home on the landing of the stairs. Beyond is the Hanley Room, which appears to be right out of that young girl's dreams. A white wicker rocking chair is perched beside an antique bird cage and painted iron bed, covered with lace and soft linens. Victorian baby books, clothing and other memorabilia arranged throughout the cozy room give guests a peek into the past. A pleasant view of the Ohio River can be seen out the chintz drapery-covered windows. In the Hanley Room, guests are offered a private bath, plush, terrycloth bathrobes, cable television, phone and individual heating/air conditioning unit. And of course, we urge each guests to record his or her thoughts in the journals that are found in each room, alongside the goodnight mints. Many guests enjoy reading what others who have stayed in the same room have written about their experiences at the Sturgis House.
Last but certainly not least is the Burslem Room, also found on the third floor of the Sturgis House. Pass the roomy closets as one enters, and behold a canopy bed -- draped in soft taffeta -- that looks fit for a princess. And if the princess brings along her family or friends, the Burslem Room is the perfect choice, with two twin beds also found in this spacious guest room with a lavender roses and lace motif. Antique furniture such as a gorgeous upholstered love seat, rocking chairs, hat boxes and photos are found throughout. Should it rain all day while one is staying at the Sturgis House, simply settle down near one of the many reading lamps in the room, or beside the original window that overlooks West Fifth Street, with a good book. Although this room is certainly away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, one can still "smell the coffee" perking in the kitchen from this third floor room and know that the kitchen is available 24-hours a day. As with all our rooms, guests are offered plush, terrycloth bathrobes, luxurious soaps, lotions and shampoos, cable television, phones and air conditioning/heating units in each room.