About the Dunn Guest House



Standing next to historic Libbey Forum and christened in honor of
Robert Dunn ’50, L.H.D. ’99 and Gladys Bovino Dunn ’51, the 19th-century farmhouse has become the first ever Bates College guest house. The three-floor house offers five guest rooms for special visitors, including honorary degree recipients, acclaimed speakers or performers, and other friends of the College. A three-room common space dominates the first floor, while the second floor features three bedrooms. The third floor features a suite of rooms. A handicapped-accessible room will adjoin the main building on the first floor.

The Purpose of the Dunn House

The Dunn House was dedicated in 2001 and is the gift of alumni Robert and Gladys Dunn ’50/’51. Its purpose is to provide a warm, inviting and comfortable place for overnight visitors to the College including alumni, speakers, potential employees and others on College business. While the primary purpose of the house is a guest residence, the kitchen/dining area can also be reserved for small meetings or events that are related to the life of the college.

Accommodations Available

The Rooms at the Dunn House:

  • The Myhrman Room: Handicapped Accessible First Floor Guest Room – located off the kitchen; 1 Queen Bed
  • The Ulrich-Harris Room: First Guest Room, Second Floor; 1 Queen Bed
  • The Penney Room: Second Guest Room, Second Floor; 1 Queen Bed
  • The Papaioanou Room: Third Guest Room, Second Floor – down the hall, around the corner; 1 Queen Bed
  • The Kendall Suite Family Suite: Third Floor-entrance at the end of the 2nd floor hall; 1 Queen Bed in bedroom area. There is also a day bed which can be used as 1 twin bed as well as a single trundle bed which can be pulled out and made up to a twin bed, thus giving the room 2 twin beds in the sitting area
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