Another Groundhog Day, another chance to purchase the Victorian B&B from the classic Bill Murray film. On and off the market for years, the nearly 6,000-square-foot property is currently a B&B known as the Royal Victorian Manor in suburban Woodstock, Illinois—about 50 miles outside Chicago. It was depicted in 1993 comedy as the fictitious Cherry Street Inn.
With its renovated commercial-grade kitchen and eight bedrooms attached to private baths, the home works well in its current role as a bed and breakfast. According to the Royal Victorian Manor’s website, the inn routinely sells out during Groundhog Day despite the real festival taking place over 500 miles away in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
If life as an innkeeper isn’t your bag, the structure could certainly serve well as a private residence. The home features a rich wooden staircase, a large front porch, and fireplaces throughout. It sits in the middle of a half-acre yard surrounded by a white picket fence and a gate that should be quite familiar with Groundhog Day fans.
The owner of the 122-year-old home might be starting to feel a bit like Bill Murray’s character trapped in the same day considering that the property has been for sale since February 2014. In the years since, its price has been repeatedly slashed, moving from $985,000 down to its current ask of $645,000.
With Punxsutawney Phil forecasting six more weeks of winter today, perhaps yet further reduction is in this stately Victorian’s future.
- 344 Fremont St, Woodstock IL [Redfin]
- Woodstock Bed and Breakfast from Groundhog Day Movie Returns [Curbed Chicago]