The old Victorian bed and breakfast in suburban Woodstock that played a major role in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day has finally sold. Similar to Bill Murray’s character in the film, the house appeared to be stuck in a continuous cycle for a few years. The house last sold in 2008, but returned to the market in February 2014. In subsequent years, the 6,000-square-foot property entered and exited the multiple listing service numerous times as it searched for a buyer. The sale closed on August 31, with the house selling for $695,000.
Known as the Royal Victorian Manor, the bed & breakfast is located approximately 50 miles from Chicago. Originally constructed in 1895, the provincial mansion originally served as a private residence, but was later converted to a bed and breakfast with eight bedrooms and eight private bathrooms.
Depicted as the Cherry Street Inn in the classic Harold Ramis film, the Royal Victorian Manor’s website previously indicated that the B&B routinely sells out during Groundhog Day despite the real festival taking place over 500 miles away in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. However, the B&B’s website has since been updated to reflect that the business was permanently closed on August 31, the date of the sale.
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