Gilbert Huson House
emptyRooms at Huson HouseActivitiesSpecials at Huson HouseHistory of Huson HouseContact Huson HouseGilbert Huson House Bed and Breakfastempty

history

Gilbert and Susan Huson, the original owners of what is now referred to as the Gilbert Huson House Bed and Breakfast, built this stately manner at a reported cost of $6,000. Its footprint has not changed over the generations.

The towering home, built in 1891, consists of three stories with six roof gables, a fine example of Stick Style Queen Anne Victorian architecture. The beautifully restored interior boasts original stained glass windows, vintage light fixtures and unique interior shutters.

Our passion is restoring the inn to its original splendor. We are fascinated by the Huson family and have included some history for your reading pleasure.

Gilbert HusonGilbert L. Huson

Gilbert L. Huson, son of Willard and Parnee, was born in Jefferson, New York. He moved to Sheboygan with his parents and settled on a farm in the Town of Lyndon, Sheboygan County. In 1879, Gilbert married Susan. Their union produced three children, Clara, Mary and Willard. Gilbert was a prominent businessman who was held in high esteem by the townsfolk. He and his brother George established a flour and feed business under the name of Huson Bros. Later on, George sold his interest in the business and moved to sunny California. After his retirement at the age of 55, Gilbert lived a sportsman's life. On occasion, he would help out the local Post Office by delivering mail. Gilbert passed away in 1917 at the age of 69.

Susan HusonSusan Huson

Susan, Gilbert's wife, was a charter member of the Plymouth Woman's Club and was among those instrumental in securing the Carnegie library for the City of Plymouth. Susan passed away in 1939 at the age of 81. Both Gilbert and Susan are buried at the Union Cemetery in Plymouth.

After Susan's death, her daughter Clara and Clara's husband Paul Wagner continued to live in the home. In 1944, the home was converted to apartments.

Huson House Renovation

In 1985, Jim and Peg Stahlman purchased the home and began to restore it to its previous grandeur. In 1988, the Gilbert Huson House was designated a Sheboygan County Landmark. The home operated as Yankee Hill Bed and Breakfast in conjunction with the Henry Huson House until we purchased it in 2003. We renamed it after its original owner, Gilbert L. Huson. Restoration continues with the return of the original dining room which was partitioned off in 1944.

Plymouth History

A City of Plymouth historic walking tour brochure is available within the Inn and the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. We would love to share it with you. Ask us when you check in.

 

rooms     |    activities    |    specials    |    history    |    contact    |    home

 

Contact us for reservation inquiries via phone at (920) 892-2222 or by email info@husonhouse.com.

 

"Your attention to details goes beyond that of any place we've visited. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. We will be sharing these memories with many others and plan on returning many times more."
B. and J.

 

"What a weekend! Abe Lincoln was here and we ate breakfast with him!"
P. and D.L.

 

Gilbert Huson House is a towering home that was built in 1891. It consists of three stories with six roof gables, a fine example of Stick Style Queen Anne Victorian architecture. The beautifully restored interior boasts original stained glass windows, vintage light fixtures and unique interior shutters.

 

Our passion is restoring the inn to its original splendor. We are fascinated by the Huson family and have included some history for your reading pleasure.